A family-friendly choice located in Oslo's Central Station and right next door to the Byporten Shopping Mall, the Scandic Byporten is well situated for exploring the city and is also run on ethically sound lines, from the Fairtrade goodies at breakfast to the donation of leftover food to the homeless. The rooms are plain, with wooden floors and snowy white linens enlivened by brightly colored bedcovers. Bathrooms are adequate with strong showers. Although there's no on-site restaurant, breakfast is served in the Egon Bar in the shopping mall just steps away. Despite the Scandic's central location, hardly any noise penetrates through its triple-glazed windows, making it spot on for a good-value urban break in the city center.