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Sleep 4 Apr 29, 2013
Thanks to Vikram I chose this hostel for a spring trip with my children.
Very prompt e-mail communication, easy to book directly.
Easy to find, and even better: to reach before dusk coming from Keflavik.
Reception: available and instructions how to reach when not in the booth.
Our room was in the basement. It was clean, but not very big, nor high.
Central heating and windows for ventilation.
The beds: 200x80cm comfortable. Head-cushion could be better. Cover: thin (but with 4 on a room no problem) spare cushion and cover in cupboard. Nice uniform bed linnen.
Location: like in a movie! Great to explore the south of Iceland.
Breakfast: Simple but good: WYSIWYG (see the picture)
Special: Home made bread and free range eggs.
Kitchen: equiped sufficiently
Living room: not to big but cosy. Nice books and information.
If ever in Iceland again (when!) I will book this hostel again.
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Amazing hostel in an amazing location - comfort wrapped by the lush green! Sep 02, 2012
Tucked away in the hillside of Vik, this hostel stands out for its location – it’s a solitary building slightly away from the rest of the town and it’s got its name written boldly on one of the walls. But the real beauty is stepping inside. Since my stay in Brighton, never before have I seen a hostel this warm and cosy. There’s a sign that asks you to leave your footwear by the main lounge, there’s a very small reception and sofas, a big table and lots of books. And as I realised later, most YHA hostels in Iceland have free wireless internet. But here’s the catch – you pay for linen if you don’t have your own sleeping back and pillow cover. That’s a good 10US$ a day :)
The kitchen is cosy – could’ve been a bit bigger, or least had a few more sinks. But it’s ample enough and I never felt crammed. The dining area is even better, looking into the hills and sea, perfect dining scenery. And finally the rooms are comfortable and quiet. There are room keys although no one uses them, and I loved how the little safety boxes come with keys so you don’t have to bother pulling out your own.
If there’s one problem in this hostel, it’s that there are very few toilets and bathrooms. Getting to shower in the morning rush is a nightmare, not that it’s any easier at night. Infact you had to literally camp it out to be the next one to make it!
The owner, Thourin is a very helpful man, guides everyone patiently, remembers folks by name and is very nice overall. The breakfast they offer is expensive but is well stocked and laid out. I wouldn’t go for it, but I did see many people who did.
I would recommend this hostel to anyone wishing to stay here – it’s got the true cosiness factor of a hostel without compromising on the amenities.
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