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Scandic Karl Johan

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Property entrance
Standard Room, 1 Queen Bed | Hypo-allergenic bedding, in-room safe, blackout curtains, bed sheets
Free buffet breakfast
Superior Room, 1 Queen Bed | Bathroom | Shower, rainfall showerhead, free toiletries, hair dryer

Overview of Scandic Karl Johan

Scandic Karl Johan

3.0 star property

7.8/10 Good

Popular amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Breakfast included
  • Pet-friendly
  • Bar
  • Laundry
  • Housekeeping
Arbeidergata 4, Oslo, 0159

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationAker Brygge14 min walk
  • Popular LocationOslo Opera House15 min walk
  • Popular LocationMUNCH Museum18 min walk
  • AirportOslo (OSL-Gardermoen)41 min drive

Room options

About this area


Scandic Karl Johan is located in Oslo City Centre, a neighbourhood in Oslo, and is in the entertainment district and near a metro station. Palace Park and Royal Palace are local landmarks, and some of the area's activities can be experienced at Color Line Ferry Terminal and Oslo Ski Center. Looking to enjoy an event or a game while in town? See what's happening at Bislett Stadium or Holmenkollen Ski Jump & Museum.

What's nearby

  • Karl Johan Gate - 1 min walk
  • Supreme Court of Norway - 4 min walk
  • Aker Brygge - 14 min walk
  • Oslo Opera House - 15 min walk
  • MUNCH Museum - 18 min walk

Getting around

  • Tinghuset Tram Station - 2 min walk
  • Nationaltheatret Station - 9 min walk
  • Gardermoen Airport (OSL) - 41 min drive


  • Røør - 2 min walk
  • Kaffebrenneriet - 2 min walk
  • Stockfleths - 1 min walk
  • Palmen - 1 min walk
  • Bohemen Sportspub - 1 min walk

About this property

Scandic Karl Johan

3-star hotel located in Oslo City Centre
A free breakfast buffet, dry cleaning/laundry services and a bar are just a few of the amenities provided at Scandic Karl Johan. Stay connected with free WiFi in public areas.
You'll also enjoy the following perks during your stay:
  • Luggage storage, coffee/tea in reception and a lift
  • A front desk safe, smoke-free property and a 24-hour front desk
  • Guest reviews give top marks for the breakfast and location
Room features
All 108 rooms feature comforts, such as laptop-compatible safes.
More conveniences in all rooms include:
  • Heating and portable fans
  • Bathrooms with rainfall showers and free toiletries
  • 32-inch LED TVs with digital channels
  • Daily housekeeping and phones


Danish, English, Estonian, Italian, Norwegian, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Swedish

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C or hotter

Social distancing

Contactless check-out
Cashless transactions are available for all charges at the property
Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Hand sanitiser provided
Individually wrapped food options available for breakfast
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities


  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and public transport

  • 24 hours off-site parking within 787 ft (NOK 240 per day)

Food and drink

  • Free buffet breakfast
  • 1 bar
  • Coffee/tea in a common area

Family friendly

  • Laundry facilities
  • Snack bar/deli


  • Lift
  • Front-desk safe
  • Lockers available

Guest services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Dry-cleaning service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage


  • If you have any requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • Assistive listening devices available
  • Lift


  • Smoke-free property

Room amenities


  • Bed sheets
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Heating
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding
  • Portable fan


  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Private bathroom
  • Rainfall showerhead
  • Shower
  • Towels


  • 32-inch LED TV
  • Digital channels


  • Laptop-compatible safe
  • Phone

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Check-in from 3:00 PM - anytime
Early check-in subject to availability
Early check-in fee: NOK 150
Minimum check-in age - 18


Check-out before noon
Late check-out subject to availability
Late check-out fee: NOK 250

Special check-in instructions

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Access methods

Staffed front desk


Pets are allowed for an extra charge of NOK 200 per accommodation, per day
Service animals are welcome, and are exempt from fees

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
2 children, up to the age of 11 years, can stay for free if using existing beds when occupying the parent or guardian's room
Rollaway/extra beds are not available.

Payment types at the property

Important information

Optional extras

  • Nearby parking fee: NOK 240 per day(787 ft away; open 24 hours)
  • Pet fee: NOK 200 per accommodation, per day
  • Service animals are exempt from fees
  • Early check-in fee: NOK 150 (subject to availability)
  • Late check-out fee: NOK 250 (subject to availability)

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
Safety features at this property include a fire extinguisher and a smoke detector
Be prepared: check the latest COVID-19 travel requirements and measures in place for this destination before you travel.

Property is also known as

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Rica Travel Hotel Oslo
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Oslo Rica Travel Hotel
Scandic Karl Johan Hotel Oslo
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Frequently asked questions

Is Scandic Karl Johan pet-friendly?

Yes, pets are allowed at this property. There's a fee of NOK 200 per accommodation, per day. Service animals are exempt from fees.

How much does it cost to stay at ?

As of 20 Mar 2023, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at on 1 Apr 2023 start from ₹8,474.1, excluding taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.

What time is check-in at Scandic Karl Johan?

Check-in is from 3:00 PM - anytime. Early check-in is available for a fee of NOK 150 (subject to availability).

What time is check-out at Scandic Karl Johan?

Checkout is at noon. Late checkout is available for NOK 250 (subject to availability).

Where is Scandic Karl Johan located?

Located in Oslo City Centre, this hotel is steps away from Karl Johan Gate, Oslo Nye Teater and Norwegian Theatre. Parliament and University of Oslo are also within 5 minutes. Tinghuset Tram Station and Stortinget Tram Station are within a 5-minute walk.

Can I cancel my reservation for free at Scandic Karl Johan and receive a full refund?

Yes, Scandic Karl Johan offers free cancellation on select room rates, because flexibility matters! Please refer to Scandic Karl Johan cancellation policy on our site for more details about any exclusions or requirements.




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Property conditions & facilities




10/10 Excellent


Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Although the rooms were small, as you might expect for a city centre hotel in that price bracket, they were well kept and warm and the staff were lovely. There was under floor heating in the bathroom and the shower was the most powerful I've ever had.
Stayed 4 nights in Feb 2023

8/10 Good


Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Rooms were basic and clean. Breakfast buffet was amazing with many, many choices. The food was continually prepared fresh as items were enjoyed. The croissants were especially wonderful. Entire staff were helpful and friendly, especially Elisabeth and Tommie. I enjoyed conversations with staff, and felt welcome as a traveler on my own! Dianna Worth, visiting from America

10/10 Excellent


Travelled with group
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Stayed 2 nights in Nov 2022

8/10 Good

Verified traveller

Liked: Cleanliness, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
one night in Oslo
excellent breakfast
Stayed 1 night in Sep 2022

2/10 Terrible


Disliked: Cleanliness, amenities
Stayed 1 night in Sep 2022

10/10 Excellent


Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Stayed 2 nights in Aug 2022

8/10 Good


Travelled with group
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
We spent just one night in this hotel before we leave Oslo. It is very centrally located and you can walk in all main city attractions and the Oslo S station. The room is really small but for one or two days is ok. If you leave the window open you can hear the passing tram so if you are a light sleeper keep it in mind ( or ask for a room in a different section of the hotel) Reception and breakfast area good. There is an option for early check in at a charge of 150 Nok.
Stayed 1 night in Aug 2022

8/10 Good


Stayed 2 nights in Jun 2022

8/10 Good


Travelled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Stayed 3 nights in May 2022

4/10 Poor

Verified traveller

Travelled with group
Disliked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Hugely disappointing for a Scandic hotel.
Stayed 3 nights in May 2022