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Scandic Vulkan

4.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

Rooms and the lobby area are kind of fancy. Breakfastrestaurant is not. It´s actually a disaster, cramp and not enough tables and Chairs. Its is also a bit off the city even if you have a good choice of restaurants and bars nearby.No shopping Close.

I stayed here purely for the location - wanted to be near Grünerløkka, which is an awesome little neighborhood with the best shops, restaurants, bars and coffee places i Oslo. It's also located next to Mathallen which is pretty cool. It's near a couple of useful bus lines as well. The hotel is clean and well kept, but probably more geared to business trips than vacations. Beds were fine, although they are truly two twin beds pushed together (I realize that this is traditional Scandinavian style, but it's not that comfy guys!) . There is a cute little gym as well. There is no room service, but you can pick up pizza in the restaurant below....the restaurant's food is really good, but one of the waiters was super rude. The only weird thing here was that there are almost ZERO amenities - no hair conditioner, no tissues, no cotton balls, no shower cap etc etc etc. I thought that was really bizarre. No mini bar either. There was also some sort of extremely loud fan blowing above the shower that couldn't be turned off- it was super loud so I had to close the bathroom door in order to sleep. Definitely not a luxe joint, but totally manageable, especially if you plan to spend more time exploring the cool city of Oslo than hanging in the hotel.

Excellent hotel in Oslo, super breakfeast, nice Restaurant. Negative:noisy outside :pubs in the Mathallen) Summa summarum: Great days in Oslo, warm and sunny weather. Restaurant Ferro has also a good Service.

short break in Oslo to see Sigur ros play at the Spektrum. very easy transfer from the airport into the centre in the early hours and reception was manned and they were expecting us. The taxi from the centre to the hotel was approx. £17 for a 5 minute journey but we just wanted to get there so didn't bother with walking it. excellent hotel and room with an excellent breakfast to feed up on for the day. Great location with good transport links into the centre if you didn't want to walk the 15 mins. Budget ahead for the food and drinks you will want to buy as they certainly aren't cheap! a couple of pints (not quite pints) can set you back £20 and a pizza eaten in would cost in the region of £19, £13 as a take out. we bought the 3 day pass which covers entrance to museums as well as transport around the city and slightly beyond. This paid for itself after the first day and a half but we did make sure we covered everything we wanted to see so did quite a bit of walking around. Oslo was clean but did have a lot of graffiti on the walls. Not as pretty as Copenhagen but still a nice city. Not sure I would return as we did everything but would certainly recommend the city and definitely the hotel as a base to friends and colleagues. the down side is the cost of food and drink but if you want to go to Norway then that is what you have to pay!

Nice clean room with a big bathroom and plenty of storage and a TV. Big breakfast buffet with lots of choice and Vulkan is a good area with a foodhall, an Italian restaurant under the hotel, restaurant Kontrast and a supermarket. It is only a short walk from plenty of attractions and the main centre and there is a nearby bus stop.

The hotel is fine; clean, quiet, comfy . It is a little out of the centre. But it is worth the stay for the breakfast alone. I spent 3 weeks in Norway and the breakfasts here were by far the best I had both in quality and quantity and diversity of what was offered. I was quite astounded by the choice. The food market/restaurant 'Mart' just in behind offers a great( and close!) selection of places to eat and drink.Saves having to go far for a good and memorable meal.

I stayed for 4 nights for work and would recommend staying there. The location right next to the Grunerlokka area is great and there is good access to public transport to town. The room was spacious and clean, but quite dark and the single bed in the twin room I stayed in was quite narrow. The breakfast was one of the best hotel breakfasts I've ever had, but one morning I arrived at what seemed the busiest time of the morning and struggled to find a spot to sit.

After staying in the terrible Scandic Holberg hotel recently I was a bit worried about yet another crap Scandic hotel. Boy was i positively surprised. The hotel is located in a very nice area just next to the Oslo foodhall and Grünerlykka which is a very nice area. The area is loaded with restaurants and green area´s as well. The hotel is standard Scandic recepetion area, but everything looks new and spotless. Checkin was fast, and the room was very nice. I had a standard room on the 8th floor. OK size, nice - not cramped - bathroom. Good bed and everything in good condition. Breakfast was huge with a good selection..

Back here again the last 2 weeks. The hotel is still in the good end of hotels in Oslo. The reception is always smiling and the rooms are clean and nice. The size of the rooms are in some variations for sizing, but the quality is the same. The breakfest is also good, there could be some more focus on "topping up" the different dishes. and cleaning tables, there are not that many at work for cleaning and monitoring the buffet. One bad thing, that's it hard to get room here. I really like the vulkan area with multiple eating possibilities, and only a short walk to city center

We had an early arrival at the hotel at 10.30am. The receptionist (Indian/Pakistani) was very rude. She told us that the room was not ready, without even ask for our names and check in the system first. We told us to come back in two hours. But we should actually know that check in is not before 15:00. At least, we were allowed to stow our luggage. The same girl checked us in at 15:00. The room 403 is just awful. It is basically on the main street. People pass by and see in our room. After 30 minutes we called to have the room changed. Another receptionist picked up the phone. She was very unhelpful, saying that in our category the rooms were all booked. I asked for another category. She told us the hotel was fully booked and cleaning staff gad left already. I asked to speak to a manager. She denied there was a manager. She bsicslly hung up the phone. Very unhelpful and rude staff at reception. If check in is at 15:00, how come cleaning staff departs already at 15:30? A hotel must be preparef for all eventualities... breakfast was great though. But we will not return to this hotel again

Maridalsveien 13A Oslo

Hotel highlights

  • Close to Karl Johan Street and Munch Museum
  • Free buffet breakfast
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Onsite dining

Located in Grunerlokka, Scandic Vulkan is within a mile (2 km) of popular sights such as Karl Johan Street and Munch Museum. This 149-room, 4-star hotel has conveniences like free breakfast, a restaurant, and free in-room WiFi. Located centrally in Oslo, it's also close to Royal Palace and Oslo Opera House.


Free buffet breakfast is included with your stay and awaits you each morning. Enjoy a bite to eat at the hotel's restaurant, or relax with a drink at the bar/lounge. You can get a quick energy boost at the coffee shop/café.


Scandic Vulkan's 149 rooms provide safes, ironing boards, and desks. Guests can expect free WiFi and TVs. Hair dryers are also standard.

Property features

At Scandic Vulkan, guests have access to free WiFi in public areas, 8 meeting rooms, and free use of bicycles. Self parking is offered for NOK 240 per day. Multilingual staff at the 24-hour front desk can assist with dry cleaning/laundry, concierge services, and luggage storage. Additional amenities include free newspapers, laundry facilities, and a convenience store.

Room options

Superior Twin Room

Twin 2 | Sleeps 2

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

68% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 667 reviews