Gay Friendly Hotel Oslo

Guide to Gay Friendly Hotels in Oslo Norway (2024 Updated)

Oslo it’s  a small, compact city for a European capital with a compact gay scene, bars, restaurants and gay friendly hotel Oslo located in the Old City area. The Oslo Gay Pride festival takes place at the end of month of June and last for one whole week!  The Pride Park festival area in the city centre is free to enter for everyone! Better hurry up to book your gay friendly hotels Oslo!

Norway, like the other Scandinavian countries, is very progressive in regards to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) rights. In 1981, Norway became one of the first countries in the world to enact an anti-discrimination law explicitly including sexual orientationSame-sex marriage, adoption, and assisted insemination treatments for lesbian couples have been legal since 2009. In 2016, Norway became the fourth country in Europe to pass a law allowing the change of legal gender for transgender people solely based on self-determination.

Much like the other Nordic countries, Norway is frequently referred to as one of the world’s most LGBT-friendly nations, with high societal acceptance and tolerance of LGBT people.

Oslo, the capital of Norway, sits on the country’s southern coast at the head of the Oslofjord. It’s known for its green spaces and museums. Many of these are on the Bygdøy Peninsula, including the waterside Norwegian Maritime Museum and the Viking Ship Museum, with Viking ships from the 9th century. The Holmenkollbakken is a ski-jumping hill with panoramic views of the fjord. It also has a ski museum.

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1. Park Inn by Radisson Oslo Hotel – Gay Friendly Hotels Oslo

This 3* gay friendly hotel is 3 minutes’ walk from Oslo’s main shopping street, Karl Johans Gate. It offers free WiFi and bright rooms with tea/coffee facilities, a smart TV and heated bathroom floors.
Park Inn by Radisson Oslo offers a daily breakfast buffet.

Staff will happily give directions or recommend local attractions. Norway’s parliament, Stortinget, is 250 m away. Park Inn by Radisson Oslo is an 8-minute walk from Oslo Central Station.

Park Inn by Radisson Oslo is in excellent location in the heart of Oslo. It is a smallish hotel with quite basic services.

Less than 1 km from the Aker Brygge shopping district, this casual budget hotel is a 9-minute walk from the National Museum of Art and 6 minutes on foot from Akershus Fortress.

Bright rooms feature free Wi-Fi, flat-screens, and tea and coffee making facilities. Upgraded quarters add complimentary premium channels; some have balconies. Children age 12 and under stay at no cost when accompanied by an adult.

A breakfast buffet is included. Other amenities consist of a colorful lobby lounge, a contemporary restaurant and a bar.

Gay Friendly Hotel Oslo
Gay Friendly Hotel Oslo

The hotel is in a great location – walking distance from the train station for transfers to the airport – as well as being close to the downtown area & Karl Johans gate.

Rooms are very simple but totally functional. Have everything you could need and even a few things you don’t (like the disco lights in the bed headboard!). Walking distance to all the major attractions in Oslo including the parliament, the royal palace, multiple galleries and museums and even the harbour and port precincts.

The room itself was nicely decorated, modern and clean.  Rooms amenities includes free wifi, a modern bathroom with strong, hot shower, coffee and tea making facilities, luggage and clothes storage, ironing facilities and a flat screen tv which had English to channels showing movies and the news.

Breakfast is varied enough and offers plenty of choice and  includes  the smoked mackerel, waffle, cheeses, and fresh bread.

How much does a room costs at Park Inn by Radisson Oslo Hotel?

Prices start 140$/night for the Standard Room. The Superior Room is 185$/night.

This double room features a tile/marble floor and electric kettle.

Where to book online –  Park Inn by Radisson Oslo Hotel – Gay Friendly Hotel Oslo – you can find the best hotels deals in Oslo on or or or


2. Thon Hotel Gyldenlove Oslo – Gay Friendly Hotels Oslo

Thon Hotel Gyldenløve
Thon Hotel Gyldenløve

Surrounded by trendy boutiques, cafés and restaurants, this design hotel is located in Bogstadsveien, Oslo’s elegant shopping street. It offers stylish rooms with flat-screen TVs, free WiFi and late breakfast on weekends.
The bright rooms of Thon Hotel Gyldenløve feature work desks, minibars and a variety of TV channels. Bathrooms are complete with hairdryers, bath products and underfloor heating.

Gyldenløve Hotel’s breakfast room features designer furniture and large windows overlooking Oslo’s elegant Frogner district. The varied breakfast buffet includes fresh fruit, organic options and both hot and cold dishes. Free Nespresso coffee is offered in the reception.

This hotel is located in a busy shopping street, Bogstadveien, fairly near the city centre. The castle is a 15 min. stroll away. Thon Hotel Gyldenløve is located in Majorstuen, which is a lively area a couple of kilometres outside the Oslo city center. There is a tram stop about 1 minute away, and the underground some 7-8 mins walking distance away.

The street, Bogstadveien, used to be the shopping mecca in Oslo, but is nowadays mostly cheaper chain stores, with a couple of exceptions. Those wanting to do shopping will probably be better off in the city center; most of the high end shopping is between Karl Johans Gate and Prinsensgate.

The room decor is minimal (Scandinavian style) but everything was functioning very well.

The Superior room is still quite small, but well appointed, clean and very functional.

The hotel does provide a very good breakfast though, and there is also free coffee and fruit throughout the day in reception.

The room is simple but clean, with air condition and a good shower.The bed and pillows are comfortable. The breakfast is very nice, with a large selection, much better than expected. It contains of many hot and cold options for food and drinks.

lgbt friendly oslo hotels
lgbt friendly oslo hotels

How much does a room costs at Thon Hotel Gyldenlove?

Prices start 210$/night for the Standard Queen Room. The Superior Double Room  is 260$/night.

Features in-room magazines, a rich selection of bathroom products as well as bathrobes and slippers.

Where to book online –  Thon Hotel Gyldenlove – Gay Friendly Hotels Oslo – you can find the best hotels deals in Oslo on or or


3. Thon Hotel Opera Oslo – Gay Friendly Hotels Oslo

This 4* hotel is conveniently located only 100 m from Oslo Central Station and 300 m from Oslo Opera House. A large breakfast buffet and a bar specialising in Gin-based drinks are featured.
Each room at Thon Hotel Opera include armchairs, minibars and a variety of TV channels. Free WiFi is available throughout.

Fresh fruit, homemade bread and both hot and cold dishes are served at breakfast. Thon Hotel Opera’s popular restaurant, Scala, offers Norwegian specialties as well as international dishes. Snacks and other refreshments can be enjoyed at the hotel bar, Eufemia.

Gay Friendly Hotel Oslo
Gay Friendly Hotel Oslo

Hotel is pretty near the central station. Excellent location. There are shops and supermarket near the hotel just at central station.

You can easily walk to the opera house (1 block away), the train station (right next door with a wide range of shops and restaurants), and the main pedestrian shopping street. Trams and busses are also right next door and you can easily walk to the major tourist sites of the

The room is overall clean and well maintained. Has a high level room facing the Oslo central station, the view is great and unblocked. There are little gestures of the hotel which i liked e.g. umbrella available in the room for rainy days.

 Rooms are clean and nicely designed as normal at Thon hotels. The rooms are decent sized, clean , very comfortable beds,and good size bathroom.

The breakfast buffet is wonderful and the do it yourself espresso and cappuccino machine is a delight.

The complimentary breakfast is as well one of the best in Norway, offering whatever you would like of hot and cold dishes, with fresh high quality ingredients.  There is a great choice of breakfast spreads, cookies, pastries, fruits, croissants, jams and one of the best coffee in Norway.

How much does a room costs at Thon Hotel Opera Oslo?

Prices start 235$/night for the Standard Double Room. Superior Double is 320$/night.

Features a rich selection of bathroom products, in-room magazines, and bathrobes and slippers. Also includes a flat-screen TV and minibar.

Where to book online – Thon Hotel Opera Oslo – Gay Friendly Hotel Oslo – you can find the best hotels deals in Oslo on or or or


4. Hotell Bondeheimen Oslo – Gay Friendly Hotel Oslo

This central hotel is just 100 m from the National Gallery and Oslo’s main shopping street, Karl Johans Gate. Free WiFi and a popular in-house restaurant is available. The Oslo Opera House is 1.3 km away.
Hotel Bondeheimen spacious rooms also include cable TV, a tea/coffee maker and ironing facilities.

Bondeheimen represents a small part of Norway in Oslo. With traditional Norwegian clothes exhibited and a great place to eat traditional Norwegian food, the hotel os recommended for curious foreigners.

great location in central Oslo. Only a block away from Karl Johans Gate street and an easy walk from Central Station. The street includes many of Oslo’s tourist attractions such as the Royal Palace, Central Station, Stortinget, the National Theatre, etc. There are plenty of restaurants in the area too.

The rooms are newly renovated and decorated in a contemporary Norwegian style: simple, clean lines, wood. Each room has a picture and quote by one of the many famous Norwegian Writers, artists and actors than once lived in this hotel at the turn of the century.

The rooms are spacious, the beds comfortable and the bathroom hospital clean. What impresses is the fabulous front desk service was the backstory to this historic hotel. A little book outlining the history of this little gem can be found in every room

Hotell Bondeheimen
Hotell Bondeheimen

The breakfast at the restaurant off the lobby, Kaffistova, is generous and varied. You can have cereals and juices, bacon and eggs, but they also have smoked salmon, herrings, cheeses, etc…if you want to try something more Nordic.  Kaffistova makes all of its bread and the varieties are all excellent. The restaurant serves traditional Norwegian fare during the day and night, and offer a 20% discount to all hotel guests.

How much does a room costs at Hotell Bondeheimen Oslo?

Prices start 170$/night for the Economy Double Room. The Deluxe Double Room  is 270$/night.

Spacious room with luxury DUX mattresses, a seating area and a large flat-screen TV. Also includes modern furnishings, a minibar and tea/coffee making facilities.

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5. Citybox Oslo Hotel – Gay Friendly Hotels Oslo

This 3* gay friendly hotel in Oslo is 9 minutes walk from the beach. This budget hotel is 250 m from Oslo Central Station. It offers brightly decorated rooms with free WiFi access. Karl Johans gate shopping street is only 150 m away.

All rooms at Citybox Oslo have a private bathroom with shower. Each room has an armchair and a work desk. Some include a seating area.

Citybox has a a fantastic location in the city! It is basic and perfect for a few nights in Oslo! The check in and check out procedures are simple and easy enough and the cafe on the bottom floor is very cute. It is a perfect stay if you are travelling around and need a good base.

Guests can also relax in the seating areas of the TV lounge. Internet computers are available for guests use.

The downstairs areas are funky and overall more stylish than the bedrooms. Our room was a corner room on the top floor. It was very clean, plain, quite small but comfortable. There are no televisions or tea and coffee making facilities in the bedrooms.

It is a modern, budget hotel within walking distance of Oslo Central station. With a Tram stop just outside, it is ideal for tourist and business visitor alike.

Clean, bright, sufficiently sized rooms with large windows, free Wi-Fi, comfortable beds, a desk, a chair, reading lamps and a place to hang clothes – minimalist design with maximum convenience. The bathroom was very clean, functional in size and adequately provisioned.

Citybox Oslo
Citybox Oslo

A contemporary, colourful lounge area with a flat-screen TV, facilities for having some snacks and a kettle for tea and coffee. Ironing facilities and hair dryers are made available promptly on request.

The check-in and check-out is a marvel of automation. Yet the reception is manned by very friendly, professional staff always willing to help.

gay accommodation oslo
gay accommodation oslo

How much does a room costs at Citybox Oslo?

Prices start 130$/night for the Small Double Room. The Double Room  is 150$/night.

Brightly decorated room with a work desk and a private bathroom with shower. Some have a seating area.

Where to book online –  Citybox Oslo – Gay Friendly Hotels Oslo – you can find the best hotels deals in Oslo on  or or

by Sorin

Sorin is a freelance travel writer. He is an experienced travel writer and traveller. Since 2012 he explored more than 60 countries on 4 continents: Asia, Europe, Africa and North America. Currently is based in Romania after spending the last 7 years in Myanmar.