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Scandic Karl Johan

3.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

Really good location, a short walk from the main railway station. Hotel really nice and clean and modern. Staff super helpful. Breakfast was really good with lots of choice. Lovely and warm. walking distance to major attractions. We would stay again.

Spent a couple of nights here recently. It is a neat and tidy place in the centre of Oslo, within a short walk from Central train station and other amenities. The rooms are clean, tidy and organised, although a bit on the small side. The facilities are modern and efficient. The staff are friendly and helpful, without being too in-your-face. Only drawback is the close proximity to the nightclub, which means a lot of bass till early morning in the weekends

Perfect location in Oslo. In the middle of the centre, but the street id very quiet and easy to reach from the tubestation. Pleasant staff and very good breakfast.The room was clean and the bed was very good.

This hotel is a best in class example of what a three star hotel can provide. A late "Norway in a Nutshell" train ride from Bergen found me walking along the pedestrian Karl Johans gate past the Saturday night partiers spilling out of the bars. The starkly modern hotel was full, but my room was ready. A tight modular bed fitted into the window wall and assorted hooks replaced closets. Although their bicycles for loan were fully reserved , the helpful desk clerk led me through a back door to a neighboring sister Scandic to arrange a reservation.for the following day. A major benefit when my pre-arranged city bicycle tour fell through. The palace, museums and Aker Brygge all were within easy walking distance. Breakfast was well presented and the guests trended towards Scandinavian couples and families.

Overprized hotel with very small rooms. Not worth the money at all. Badly staff and service..Had to pay much extra for new bigger room. Mostly on other hotels with good service , they give u a new room ofcourse

Down town location. Walking distanse to train, bus, tram and underground. Not too big hotel. Small rooms with a very comfortable bed. Friendly and service minded employees. Very well tasting breakfast.

First of all the location of this hotel, is one of Oslo best!!! The staff at this hotel, is very kindly. Breakfast is good. The room is very small. You have to climb over the other person to get to the other side of the bed.

Good clean room and good breakfast as well. It is possibly to have a good dinner as well for only 150,- The bed was good but not great, and overall it was a fine place to stay for 2 nights. Very good service from person in reseption as well. Also cake since it was 1 year jubileum for this hotell.

Good location not far from Nationaltheater metro station, and very good value for Oslo. The lobby's furniture is nice, but the floors throughout the hotel needs renovation to be honest. The single room I had was very tiny but it didn't bother me, I was only there to sleep. The breakfast buffet was great, anything I wanted and more - especially the waffles ! The staff in the hotel is very friendly and helpful, the electronic checkout was a treat, no queuing, just pack and go.

the hotel has great location in the heart of the center, and the staff were really nice. only thing is the rooms are a bit small, so if you are 2 persons with 2 luggages for a long stay, you might feel it small.

Arbeidergata 4 Oslo

Hotel highlights

  • Steps from Karl Johan Street and Parliament
  • Free buffet breakfast
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Onsite dining

Located in Oslo City Centre, Scandic Karl Johan is next to popular attractions like Karl Johan Street and Parliament. This 108-room, 3-star hotel has free breakfast and a restaurant, along with free in-room WiFi. Centrally located in Oslo, the hotel is also a short walk from National Gallery and Royal Palace.


Start your day off right with a free buffet breakfast offered each morning. Explore the hotel and meet new friends over drinks at the bar/lounge, or enjoy a bite to eat at the onsite restaurant.


All 108 heated rooms feature laptop-compatible safes. 32-inch LED TVs come with digital channels, and guests can stay connected with free WiFi. Bathrooms offer rainfall showers, hair dryers, and free toiletries.

Property features

Guests of Scandic Karl Johan enjoy free WiFi in public areas, coffee in a common area, and express check-in. The front desk is staffed 24/7 to help with luggage storage, and answer any questions about the accommodations. Additional amenities include express check-out and laundry facilities.

Room options

Superior Room, 1 Queen Bed

Queen 1 | Sleeps 2

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

67% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 434 reviews