Accommodation is generally fairly expensive in Norway. However, there are ways to cut back on your expenses. In the cities and smaller towns there are hostels (in Norwegian ‘vandrehjem’), that offer affordable and simple accommodation. Finding budget accommodation will be critical if you want to travel to Norway on a budget.
You can find a list of some of the hostels here: http://hihostels.no/en/
Since Norwegian hotels in general are quite expensive and it can be hard to find one that offers low rates all year around, it is worth checking the different hotel chains’ for special deals and campaigns when planning your travel to Norway on a budget.
Thon Hotels have hotels in a large part of the country. They offer reasonable rates and also have special campaigns both for summer and other times of the year.
The Best Western chain hotels have a special deal for summer that offers guests to stay 5 nights in any of their 28 Norway hotels and get the 6thnight for free. The deal includes a double room for 2 persons with breakfast. To read more on the summer offer, rates and other deals go to:http://www.bestwestern.no/summer-offer.aspx
Another chain that covers a lot of Norway is Nordic Choice. Their sub chains are: Comfort Hotels, Quality Hotels, Quality resorts, Clarion Hotels and Clarion Collection. Comfort Hotels is their Budget chain. Nordic Choice has a Best Internet Rate Guarantee which guarantees you the best possible rates when you book from their website instead of other hotel booking services and sites. If you find rooms in their hotels for a better or the same price on other booking sites you get one night free in their hotels. You simply have to fill out a form to claim your free night. Check out their site for current offers. https://www.nordicchoicehotels.com
Scandic Hotels is another big Nordic chain. They also have offers and guarantee best rates from booking through their website.
Airbnb.com is a great site for finding private, budget accomodation in Norway and elsewhere in the world. Here you can find rooms and apartments to rent for short or long periods in most Norwegian towns and cities. If the typical hotel facilities is not a must for you and all you need is a place to stay, this type of private accomodation is perfect if you’re travelling Norway on a budget. This type of accomodation also allows you to have a more authentic experience while travelling seeing as you’re staying in an actual home.