Scandic, the Nordic hotel chain that was once part of Hilton, is trying a new method to fill up hotel rooms.
Students can rent rooms at a deeply discounted price for 30-day blocks. The price comes with weekly housekeeping, breakfast (excluding Germany), internet access, and the use of the hotel’s fitness center.
You can access Scandic’s page for student accommodation here.
Note that the student pricing won’t earn you points under Scandic’s guest loyalty program.
- Finland from 1,140 € / single room / 30 days
- Sweden from SEK 10,500 / single room / 30 days
- Norway from NOK 8,500 / single room / 30 days
- Denmark from 6 480 DKK / single room / 30 days
- Germany from 570 € / single room / 30 days
Here’s what you need to do:
- The offer is valid for a minimum of 30 nights or a maximum of 120 nights. You can choose to stay 30, 60, 90 or 120 nights
- The offer is booked 30 nights at a time e.g. if you’re planning to stay 60 nights you need to make two separate bookings
- When booking you need to make sure to always fill in exactly 30 nights as the availability won’t be shown otherwise, look for Student
- Each 30 nights booking is a separate booking, which must be prepaid seperatly.
- The offer is non-changeable and non-refundable
- The offer is only valid and bookable via the Scandic website or app
- One or two people can stay in the room, prices start from 570 EUR.
- Hotel accommodation
- Breakfast buffet (excluded in Germany)
- Your room will be cleaned and have linen changed once a week
- More Scandic goodies
Student housing tends to be affordable, and there is also usually somne assistance from the government (at least in the Nordics). Thousand euros may sound reasonable, but it is certainly more than twice compared to the usual option if available.
You have to give Scandic, however, a credit for trying to come up with something new to fill up some rooms this fall.