Barken Viking

Lilla Bommens torg 10Gothenburg41104Sweden
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About Barken Viking

Located upon a permanently-anchored 1907 sailing ship, Barken Viking offers memorable riverfront accommodations in the Gothenburg city centre. The hotel offers a complimentary daily breakfast for all guests.

Maritime styled rooms boast modern amenities such as a flat screen TV, telephone, hair dryer and a clothing iron upon requests. The bathrooms also feature complimentary toiletries.

Guests can relax at the hotel library area, or on the ship’s upper deck. For added convenience, the hotel offers 24-hour reception, laundry services and luggage storage onsite.

Barken Viking features a restaurant onsite serving traditional Swedish cuisine.

The hotel is located a five-minute walk from the Nordston shopping centre, the Gothenburg Opera, and the Gothenburg Central Station. Half a mile away are the City Museum and the Maritime Museum, while the Gothenburg Museum of Art and Universeum are both one and a half mile away.


Lilla Bommens torg 10, Gothenburg, 41104, Sweden
Telephone: +46(31)635800 | Fax: +46(31)150058 | Official Homepage

Top amenities

  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Free WiFi in rooms
  • Pool
  • Spa
  • Parking
  • Pets
  • A/C
  • Restaurant
  • Hotel bar
  • Gym

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Hotel facilities

  • Car park
  • Conference rooms
  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Hotel bar
  • Hotel safe
  • Laundry service
  • Lift
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • PC with internet
  • Restaurant
  • Washing machine
  • WiFi in lobby

Room facilities

  • Bathroom with shower
  • Cable TV
  • Central heating
  • Desk
  • Fan
  • Free WiFi in rooms
  • Hairdryer
  • Internet
  • Ironing board
  • Room safe
  • Television
  • WiFi in rooms


  • Wheelchair accessible

For children

  • Child / Baby cot

Arrival / Departure

  • Check-in: 15:00
  • Check-out: 11:00

Positive Reviews

City Central

Barken Viking boasts a wonderful location on the riverfront of Gothenburg. The hotel is conveniently within good public transportation connexions. Shopping enthusiasts will be thrilled to have the city's largest mall, Nordston shopping centre, within a five-minute walk of the hotel. For a fun night out, a visit to the casino is within a ten-minute walk.


Guests found the Barken Viking to be a wonderful and fun experience overall. Situated inside a former sailing ship, this unusual hotel has been described as quite memorable. In addition, guests were very happy with the quality of service they received during their stay, as the staff is quite friendly and accommodating.

Breakfast Buffet

The hotel offers a complimentary buffet breakfast to all guests and guests say it's a must.  Featuring both hot and cold options, the buffet offers plenty of variety and choices to suit everyone's preferences. In addition, the hotel offers free hot drinks in the lobby area around the clock.

Negative Reviews


Though most guests didn't have a problem, several did complain about their rooms being too cold and poor heating, especially in the winter season.

Limited Hours

Most guests were disappointed that the onsite restaurant and bar closes quite early. Unfortunately, guests also noticed that there are limited dining options right next to the hotel but plenty can be found a short walk away.

Slanted Floors

Since the rooms are structured as they were during the ship's sailing days, you may find the floors in the room to be slanted. Originally designed to allow any water to easily drain out of the room, this aspect no longer serves its purpose. Many guests actually found it a bit annoying, as the beds are therefore positioned at an odd angle, making it awkward for sleeping.

Rating Overview

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8.2 out of 10 based on 2048 reviews