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Scandic Karl Johan

3,142 reviews
+47 979 95 630

Top Amenities

Free Wifi
Free Breakfast
Bar or Lounge

Budget Bed and Breakfast Accommodations in Central Oslo

Stylish Rooms, Reasonable Prices in Oslo, Norway

The Rica Travel Hotel is located in central Oslo within walking distance to many major attractions. It features 108 rooms of different sizes and prices. Colorful and comfortable, this smaller hotel is perfect for traveling families, couples, or business travelers looking to avoid oversized hotels. It offers free bicycles for its guests to use, the ideal way to get around central Oslo and see the many sites situated conveniently close by. 

The hotel is located approximately 85 kilometers from the airport and can be reached by train, or you can take a taxi. The Central Oslo station is just a short distance from the hotel, making the train an economical transportation choice for visitors without a lot of luggage.

Close To Oslo Attractions

Oslo's main street, Karl Johan, is within walking distance of the hotel, putting you within close range of some of the best of Oslo's high-end stores, local boutiques, restaurants, and cafes. This hotel is also very close to several other Oslo attractions. The Oslo Nye Theater is just a few steps away - catch a show on a free evening for a truly enjoyable experience. Take in some Norwegian history at the Parliament, or go to see the Royal Palace. The Oslo Cathedral is just a short trip away, perfect for architecture lovers. 

Stylish, Central Oslo Rooms

Bask in comfort in the Rica Travel Hotel's airy, colorful rooms decorated in clean, Scandinavian designs and furnishings. A free breakfast buffet is included every morning, the perfect way to start your day and save some money. Spend your evenings mingling with other guests at the hotel bar and lounge. The business center is a great for meetings, and there are computers available for guest use.

Rooms include comfortable bedding, colorful linens, flat screen TVs, desks, and free Wi-Fi. Different levels of rooms are available from budget rooms with a single bed and smaller floor plan to the superior rooms with beautiful views and a separate mini-lounge. There are mini-bars in every room.

The Bottom Line

While not as big or flashy as other hotels near central Oslo, the budget room option is a great choice for single travelers and business persons on a budget. If you're looking for a more luxurious stay, check out the superior rooms at the Rica Travel Hotel - a great value for the price. 

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Arbeidergata 4
Oslo, 0159
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User Highlights
"Excellent position" "Close to shopping locations"
City centre within easy reach, said 99%.
100% liked the proximity to sightseeing.
"Superb selection for breakfast" "Fantastic buffet breakfast"
"The best internet connection" "Good wi-fi"
73% said the wifi quality was great.
"Excellent staff" "Staff were friendly and helpful"
96% found the staff to be very friendly.
Bad housekeeping, according to 73%.
Value for money
"Free vegan" "Included smoked salmon"
80% were happy with the price.
"Free vegan" "Included smoked salmon"
70% loved the menu selection.
Yummy desserts, said 80%.
"Carpet stained" "Stained carpets"
51% said rooms were dirty.
59% thought it was rather dirty.
"No working desk" "Cramped reception area"
59% thought the building wasn't nice.
For 59%, the lobby entrance was sub-standard.
"Plumbing did not work" "Carpet stained"
94% said rooms were small.
70% said the beds were comfortable.
"Ac not working" "There were not many TV channels"
94% said rooms were small.
70% said the beds were comfortable.

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Hotel Information
Bar or Lounge
Free Breakfast
Free Wifi
No Smoking
From 3:00pm*must be 18 or older to check-in
Until 12:00pm
# of Rooms
  • Breakfast Fee: between NOK 85 and NOK 85 per person (approximately)