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Scandic Karl Johan, Oslo

3-star3 stars
Arbeidergata 4, Oslo, 0159, Norway

3-star hotel with restaurant, near Oslo Spektrum
  • Free buffet breakfast and free WiFi in lobby
  • Collect nightsYou can collect® Rewards nights here
Great location
Tasty breakfast
Room needs to be improved
More comfort would be nice
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Scandic Karl Johan, Oslo

from $111
  • Standard Room, 1 Queen Bed
  • Superior Room, 1 Queen Bed

What’s around Scandic Karl Johan, Oslo


  • In Oslo City Centre
  • Oslo Spektrum - 11 min walk
  • Aker Brygge - 14 min walk
  • University of Oslo - 42 min walk
  • Oslo Nye Teater - 2 min walk
  • Norwegian Theatre - 2 min walk
  • Parliament - 3 min walk
  • Karl Johan Street - 3 min walk

Getting around

  • Oslo (OSL-Gardermoen) - 47 min drive
  • Nationaltheatret Station - 9 min walk
  • Oslo Central Station - 9 min walk
  • Oslo Central Station - 9 min walk
  • Tinghuset Tram Station - 2 min walk
  • Stortinget Tram Station - 3 min walk
  • Stortinget T-Bane - 3 min walk
  • Onsite parking not available

About Scandic Karl Johan, Oslo

Oslo city center hotel with free breakfast, bikes, and WiFi

By Karl Johans gate

Amid Oslo's historic city center attractions, Scandic Karl Johan is a 1-block stroll from Karl Johans gate. The pedestrian shopping street connects Parliament and the central train station, and Stortinget Metro Station is just around the corner.

Ice-skating by Parliament

A 2-minute walk puts you in front of the national legislature, Storting, which faces a park and an ice rink. A few steps along Karl Johans gate takes you to the 19th-century National Theater and edge of Palace Park, with the Royal Palace at the park's center.

Free breakfast and bikes

The free breakfast buffet of meats, cheeses, pastries, fruit, and cereals is a good way to start the day. You can borrow a free bicycle to explore the city, and return to a cup of tea and afternoon waffles in the lobby, or a nightcap cocktail at the hotel bar. A homemade evening buffet is also available Monday-Thursday from 6 PM - 9 PM.

Free WiFi and minibars

All 108 compact guestrooms have free WiFi, and their design features space-saving furniture, oak flooring, and good-sized windows. Come evening, you can relax with a cold drink from the minibar, turn on the flat-screen TV, or catch up with work or email at the room desk.

At a glance

Key facts

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 108 rooms
  • This hotel is arranged over 7 floors


  • Check-in time 3 PM-5:30 AM
  • Check-out time is noon
  • Express check-out

Required at check-in

  • Credit card deposit required

  • Government-issued photo ID required

  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Travelling with others


  • Up to 2 children (11 years old and younger) stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding


  • Pets not allowed (service animals welcome)

  • Pets allowed *


  • Free WiFi in public areas



  • No parking

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

Food and drink
  • Free buffet breakfast daily
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Snack bar/deli
  • Coffee/tea in a common area
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Luggage storage
  • Number of buildings/towers - 1
  • Elevator/lift
Languages Spoken
  • Danish
  • English
  • Italian
  • Norwegian
  • Portuguese
  • Russian
  • Spanish
  • Swedish

In the room

Sleep well
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding available
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
Freshen up
  • Private bathroom
  • Rainfall showerhead
  • Shower only
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
Be entertained
  • 32-inch LED TV
  • Digital TV channels
Stay connected
  • Phone
  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe (laptop compatible)

Special features


Onsite venue - This restaurant serves light fare only. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar. Open select days.

Scandic Karl Johan, Oslo’s small print

Also known as

  • Oslo Rica Travel Hotel
  • Scandic Karl Johan Hotel
  • Scandic Karl Johan Oslo
  • Rica Travel Hotel Oslo
  • Rica Travel Oslo
  • HTL Karl Johan Hotel Oslo
  • HTL Karl Johan Hotel
  • HTL Karl Johan Oslo
  • HTL Karl Johan
  • Oslo Rica Travel Hotel
  • Scandic Karl Johan Hotel Oslo

Optional extras

Early check-in can be arranged for an extra charge of NOK 150 (subject to availability)

Late check-out can be arranged for an extra charge of NOK 250 (subject to availability)

Pets are allowed for an extra charge of NOK 200 per accommodation, per day

We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.

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Recent reviews

Good 7.8 From 548 reviews

Scandic Karl Johan, Oslo
Middle of center but a lot of noise from outside, disco in the night and trucks very early in the morning
Marie, us1 night business trip
Scandic Karl Johan, Oslo
Very Good8.0
Tiny Room; otherwise great!
The staff is quite friendly and helpful! The breakfast is great!The beds are comfortable! The rooms are tiny! There are very few flat surfaces to put anything, and no desk. But any more flat surfaces in that room would take away the already-too-little floor space. We managed to be reasonably comfortable, but it took a lot of effort to avoid tripping over each other. Other than the size of the room, the stay was quite pleasant.
Donald, us2 night romance trip
Scandic Karl Johan, Oslo
Very Good8.0
The room could use a new carpet. It was very small. However, the location could not be better. Overall,
Maria, us2 night romance trip
Scandic Karl Johan, Oslo
Very Good8.0
The fabulous breakfast here made up for the fact that the rooms was tiny forcing one to crawl over the other sleeper in the queen sized bed. The room would not be comfortable for an extended stay, but for one night it was fine.
Richard, us1 night romance trip
Scandic Karl Johan, Oslo
Location, Location, Location
Location is amazing, it doesn't get more downtown than this. They have a secure luggage storage closet that is complementary, as well as luggage lockers. Breakfast is great. Rooms are a little small, but we fit four suitcases easily. Clean, new, I would stay here anytime. 1 minute walk from metro station.
, us1 night romance trip

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