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Scandic Vulkan

4.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

Easy access to hotel by bus from railwaystation. Use Mathallen for lunch/food experiance, which is located neraby the hotel. Hotel locatin is close to downtown, Grunerløkka, St.haugen. Quiet and nice place.

The actual hotel is not as it looks online and being claimed. Rooms are poorly furnished. No cabinets , no room bar or fridge, very poor quality single beds. The response was not adequate once the matter was brought in notice through receptionist to management.

Very good hotel, not so far from center of Oslo, good communications about 200 m to a bus stop there you can reach booth the tram and the T-ban! Places I can recommed among many are, the Viegeland park, munch museium, Holmenkollen

We stayed in this hotel for a weekend. The location was very good, just 5 minutes by bus to the city center. Our room was a bit small but sufficient. The breakfast was great, there was everything we could imagine. Nice stay.

We chose the hotel because it is easy to find and right next to a very large car park. The car park is quite expensive but the hotel included free parking for guests in July so it was a good offer. We stayed both at the beginning and end of our stay, because of this. The hotel is right next to Mathallen, which is full of trendy foodie places and nice to browse (and sample) and you can also take a stroll or run along the Akerselva river nearby. It was about 1.5km to Karl Johan so an easy walk. The room was very compact and full of clever space-saving storage tricks, such as half-sized ironing board hanging on the rail, and all clothes storage in narrow boxes or behind boards about 15cm from the wall. We were on the Mathallen side and really enjoyed the bird's eye view of the square. Much attention to the environment: no bathmat, soap in dispensers, and messages about how to avoid your towels being washed unnecessarily. However, the towels were changed daily anyway! There was even a "second-hand bag" so you could donate your old clothes to charity if you had gone on a mega Norwegian shopping spree. Hairdryer, but no fridge, ice or kettle. One thing annoyed us at first - only one lift was working and we felt quite claustrophobic as we felt we had to use the lift, and could not find the stairs. The receptionist said that you could only reach the 3rd floor rooms using the stairs! However after a better look, we found the stairs and were able to skip the long wait for the lift. It had been fixed by our return 10 days later. The wifi was free and reliable. I used the fitness room, it was small and windowless but had a full set of handweights (2kg intervals), two treadmills, bikes, multipurpose strength trainer and a rowing machine. Breakfast was pretty good, offering the standard range but with a Scandinavian feel to it, e.g. Brown cheese, porridge, plain oats with lots of toppings. Also a range of smoothies and other milk/juice drinks. Two coffee machines - one for espresso etc. The hot food was a bit ordinary but the bread was warm and fresh and wholegrain. Everything was kept fresh and filled up even when the place was busy. We found a quiet spot in a corner. I would, and did, stay here again. It had everything I needed.

The hotel is in a nice location but if your window is towards the street can be noisy. The air conditioner can't be turned off and is real awful especially if you are allergic. The bed is absolute horror for couples, as there are 2 beds set together but as the floor is wooden and no carpet they move on it freely giving leaving big gap between in which you can slide during the night. Don't even think about cuddling with partner! It is clean but we had to ask for shower gel as the cleaning lady didn't notice we were out of. Breakfast is decent but basically same variety every day.

Good value modern hotel in a revamped district of Oslo. The hotel is only around a 15/20 minute walk from the Central Station in a revamped area of Oslo. It's location allows for easy walking to many of the main tourist attractions, and has easy access to public transport for further afield. The immediate area also has a great food hall with many restaurants, cafes and bars, as does the wider area. The rooms are a good size and have modern facilities. Only two issues I would note are: - There is no closet in the room, only an open hanging bar for your clothes. Maybe making it more business oriented and/or aimed at short stay. - The iron and ironing board were not easy to use. The iron is non-steam and the board is tiny and clumsy to use. Apart from that it was an enjoyable property to stay in. The staff were friendly and helpful, and the breakfast was great!! Plus on until 11am! This made it an easy and enjoyable experience, as it was never too busy. We would definitely stay here again when in Oslo!

Great hotel placed at my very favorite spot in Oslo. Mathallen (Foodcourt) and loads of interesting restaurants and pubs in the area. Walking distance to Oslo centrum, large parking 270 nok per day just around the corner. If I should try to find something negative it has to be noise from the street. It did not bother me..

Friendly staff, nice rooms with a nice view, great breakfast. We choosed this hotel because I've stayed here earlier, and because it has a great location next to Mathallen, and close to Grünerløkka. Great value!

We had a nice stay at Vulkan. Good location, good breakfast and the room was nice. The best thing was that they had free bikes to borrow..a perfect way to explore Oslo. One thing that I missed was that there was no sauna.

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.


Start your day off right with a free buffet breakfast offered 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 626 reviews