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The story begins from my urgent need to study instead of having 'normal' summer holidays: I chose Oslo and particularly Mel&Atle's place to be my home for 6 weeks.
The place was simply amazing: starting from a very easy-to-reach location (despite my usual geographical stupidity, I managed not to get lost and reach it within 40 mins since landing in Gardermoen), going through a lively neighborhood of Skøyen with nice coffee places, eco-market and variety of shops, and Bygdøy with, perhaps, the best beach in Oslo (Huk Paradisbukta), and finishing with (last but not least) great and generous hosts! The experience of stay was also enriched by small but delightful details, e.g. nice chairs in the room designed by Atle, delicious strawberry jam by Melissa, and of course, meeting with a lovely young gentleman Max :)
I especially appreciate how much autonomy I got: even being a guest inside Mel&Atle's house I enjoyed my strange schedule of early-morning lectures and late-evening walks without (hopefully :)) disturbing the hosts.
Overall, staying in Oslo with Melissa and Atle has literally made my summer, and kindled my interest in Norway and its people; hope I'll get a chance to come back at some point.
This was our first Airbnb experience and we were very lucky to have Mel and Atle as our hosts. They are very pleasant and warm people. They are great hosts, very helpful and friendly.
Their studio is comfortable and cosy place to stay while visiting Oslo. It is clean and has everything that is necessary. The location of the studio is very good, it is close to many shops, boutiques and restaurants.
We highly recommend the studio and also Mel and Atle as hosts.
Mel and Atle are lovely hosts and I really enjoyed staying with them. They were always very helpful with tips and even included me in their activities whenever I had time, just like I was part of the family :) Also their baby is really adorable and very curious to meet new people. The apartment is very cozy, clean, fashionable and provided everything I needed even for a long-term stay. The area is very central and still close to the nature and the wonderful fjords. I am very happy I chose this place and had a chance to get to know Mel and Atle. Thank you for having me there!
Mel and Atle are lovely, open-minded and very welcoming hosts. They were always happy to provide me with some insider tipps, what was very, very helpful! I very much enjoyed my stay at there place! Their appartment is located close to the train station (2 minutes walking distance) and there are several public transport possibilities available to reach the Oslo City Center.
The room was clean and safe and provided everything you would need even for a longer stay (fridge, sink, some cutlery and dishes and a small stove). I would always go back there again! I can only recommend that room.
My husband and I are long time travellers. We found Mel and Atle’s room small but adequate, clean and comfortable. It is very well situated in terms of transport to airport and Oslo city. Excellent bakery/coffee shop nearby. Close to good supermarket, a god deli and a number of restrauants. Hosts Mel and Atle were friendly, helpful and informative. Our first experience using Airbnb was very successful, we will recommend Mel and Atle and the Airbnb organization in general to our many travelling friends.
Ken and Maggie Maiden-Hayes
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It is a very interesting opportunity to see how locals live in Oslo.
Very nice surroundings and easy to reach by subway or bus.
Shops and restaurants have a very strict opening hours, so better eat downtown.
We had certain difficulty to find the apartment as the buildings has 2 sides, and if we did not had help from a local resident we might be in (website hidden) sure you have the correct apartment number so you can call them. Room is nice and adequate but mattress is extremely soft and my wife had back pain problems.
Thoroughly enjoyed our stay with Mel and Atle - their apartment was exactly as described, spotless and full of artistic touches as well! Very convenient to all public transport, especially the trains. Atle and Mel provided plenty of info and tips about transport, shopping, eating out and things to see and do, many of which we simply couldn't fit in to our two and a bit days in Oslo - more like 2.5 months is needed! Thanks for a great stay, Mel & Atle.
Nice small room with a separate bathroom. Well situated in Oslo. However, the kitchen is too small to cook any meal except breakfast.
A fantastic little studio. Great location and welcoming hosts who had the place neat and tidy for us when we arrived.
I never met Atle myself, but the communication went excellent, he left the apartment nice and clean and everything went smoothly.