Vestsiden Studentboliger

From 4660 kr

155 brand-new accommodation units is now ready for students in Kongsberg. Living at Vestsiden means being surrounded by a social and safe environment

Welfare Host

Hans Tore Hatlestad Nygaard

+4746942637 [email protected]

About the buildings:

Vestsiden student accommodation consists of two buildings - one in solid wood and one with a brick facade - with a total of 155 housing units. The wooden building has been named Silva, which means forest. The name also makes you think of silver and the silver mines for which Kongsberg is so well known. The building with the brick facade has been named Monti, which means mountains. The names refer to both their construction materials and the surrounding landscapes.

Silva is four floors high, while Monti has three floors. 

The buildings consists of the following units:

• 50 single units (15 m²) with private bathroom and shared kitchen.
• 6 HC single units (20 m²) with private bathroom and shared kitchen.
• 85 single units (19-20 m²) with both private bathroom and kitchen.
• 4 HC single units (26-29 m²) with both private bathroom and kitchen.
• 10 couple's apartments with separate bedroom, private bathroom and kitchen/living room (30 m²).

You can find the bicycle and ski storage room in Silvas basement. Here you can padlock bicycles, skies and snowboards with your private padlock. You may also rent a storage locker to store your skis and snowboard (apply for renting a storage locker at My Page).

Electricity is included in the rent. 

The building is built as a passive house (with low energy standard) and has its own geo well that provides energy for ventilation heating and hot water.

Think of the environment - help us saving electricity!

Both buildings has an elevator.

Take a minute and read about fire safety and the fire alarm system at Vestsiden student accommodation. 

You will receive a key card (free of charge) when you move into your accommodation.  

Front doors: Hold the card in front of the device reader. It will flash green. Enter your four-digit code. The door unlocks.

Inner doors: Hold the card to the reader. Press the door handle and open the door when you get a green light and a single beep. The door locks automatically when closed, but you can always open it from the inside with the doorknob.

When green and red lights flash alternately: low battery voltage, batteries must be replaced immediately. You may also see red and green flashing lights simultaneously. If you do, please let us know that the batteries need to be replaced.

NB! Do not make holes in, or write on the key card – it may stop working.

In addition you can easily unlock doors via "My key card" on My page. Here you have the oppurtunity to unlock all the doors you have access to through your rental agreement with SSN. It is also this feature you can use to open the door when guests arrive.

We recommend that you always bring your key card when you leave your room. Opening the door digitally will not work if the internet in the building is down.

Remember: All key cards must be returned to SSN when you move out of your student housing. A fee will be charged if the key card is not returned. See the price list.

Short distance to the University and a supermarket. Walking distance to the centre of Kongsberg and the student bar Louis.

The buildings are surrounded by attractive common outdoor areas with a barbecue site for everyone living in the buildings. In addition, there is a public park right next to the accommodations.

In your shared kitchen you will find a Quooker, where you get boiling water (110 °C) directly from the faucet.   

The laundry room with washing machines and tumble dryers is to be found on the ground floor in Silva.

New solution - appwash

With the new soultion everything is done with an app on your phone (you can also use a web site). If you previoulsy used a washing card you will no longer need this.

1. Download the app appWash by Miele or go to
2. Register in the app
3. Top up the balance

At the laundry:

4. Select machine
5. Select program
6. Load clothes and start the machine

It is currently not possible to reserve machines with this solution., but you can use the app to see if there are any machines available. You will also receive a notification from your app when your laundry is finished.

Waste disposals are sorted and thrown in buried waste-igloos outside the building. Remember to recycle! Electrical waste can be placed in marked can in the laundry. 

Passive house with geo well

Electricity is included in the rent. 

The building is built as a passive house (energy efficient) and has its own geo well that provides energy for ventilation heating, hot water and heating of common areas.

Cable in router

Internet via cable

A router from SSN has been placed in your apartment. To use a wired connection, you must connect the device you wish to use through this.

We recommend that you use network cables of the standard cat5e or newer.

Priv-ssid: Private wireless network

Own WiFi

SSID and password for your personal wireless network can be found under the internet tab on My page.

SSN external

This wireless network is reserved for tenants who do not have an account to use eduroam. If you are not a student or employee at USN you will find the password under the Internet tab on my page.

WiFi: Eduroam

This is the same wireless network that you will find on campus (in addition to a number of other locations). To log in to eduroam, you must use your student account ([email protected] + password). You obtain your student account from the university at the start of studies. More information about student accounts can be found on the USN website.

Eduroam uses wpa-enterprise for authentication. This means you need both a username and password to log in. Many devices such as smart TV, Chromecast, Apple TV and gaming consoles do not support this and therefore cannot be used on Eduroam.