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New York City, New York
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Initially it was difficult finding a place with occupancy near Skaftafell, however I came across the Hvoll Guesthouse which ended up being a great option. Staying there for two nights it was a nicespot not too far from Skaftafell where we could take some day trips. We had a four person room which had one full bed, one single bed...

Thank CharlieBD225
Colchester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 9 January 2017

We stayed here for one night in Dec '16. It was not difficult to find it as there were sign posts. The location is beautiful, it's surrounded by mountains and a lake. A nice retreat for people who like to get away. However, make sure you have food with you as the closest place, a service station, is ~20 km...

Thank Demet K
Reviewed 17 November 2016 via mobile

Our stay at this hostel was great. The road was easily accessable with a 2w drive. The welcome was very friendly, we forgot our oil to cook and were able to lend some. Everything looked tiny and clean. Quiet neighbourhood, but a hostel we can definitely recommend! Very good value for money.

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Reviewed 9 September 2016 via mobile

Stayed one night here, facilities are really great but service was unusually unfriendly compared to what I've been used to at hostels in Iceland. Still a beautiful setting in the lowlands and not a bad choice.

Thank Jukka S
East Brunswick, New Jersey
Reviewed 30 July 2016

A seriously overpriced accommodation. The only place we stayed in Iceland with a grumpy, unhelpful proprietor, furnishings in need of an upgrade (ie. torn sofa with tape to hold it together), and no breakfast. It had a large, institutional feel and catered to groups who filled up the large communal kitchen. If this were any other country (or if it...

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Oxford, United Kingdom
Reviewed 20 July 2016

Stayed only one night while visiting the south. Rooms and bathrooms were spotless. We didn't use the large kitchen area, which appeared to be popular with our fellow guests - families and small tour groups - chosing to eat in Kirkjubaejarklaustur, about 30 minutes drive away. The owners are very friendly, helpful and extremely knowledgeable about the area, and the...

Thank Odessa2007
Wilmington, Delaware
Reviewed 13 July 2016

It's a far drive from Reykjavik to get here but a must stay if you are visiting the sights and tourist spots around this area. The family is very friendly that runs this hostel living in a home nearby on the grounds. It is literally in the middle of nowhere with nothing close by but the landscape around the hostel...

Thank Lani S
Reviewed 3 July 2016

We enjoyed our stay at Hvoll guesthouse and can highly recommend this place to any visits to Skaftafell national park and glacier walks. The guesthouse is run by a very nice lady, who let us have breakfast half an hour earlier to reach our glacier walk in time. The breakfast was great, including homemade bread, jam and meat. Try it!...

Thank _Isabelle_20161201
Coralville, Iowa
Reviewed 22 June 2016

It's a good place to stay if you want to be out by Vatanjokull. It's a little remote, but the facility is clean and the beds are clean. There is a place to do laundry and a nice kitchen area too. The wifi only works downstairs which isn't ideal, but it works nonetheless. Not the best price but average for...

Thank Kirsten S
Paris, France
Reviewed 2 April 2016

Although it is quite expensive for just a room with no bedlinen or no towels, and shared bathroom, the building is really nice overall, and the kitchens well equiped. It is very spatious, and the bedrooms are quite comfortable. It's a little isolated, but it's ideal for a night in a roadtrip. It's a shame however that the staff lives...

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Address: Hvoll, Kirkjubaejarklaustur 880, Iceland
Region: Iceland > South Region > Kirkjubaejarklaustur
Number of rooms: 12
Also Known As:
Hostel Hvoll Iceland/Kirkjubaejarklaustur
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“A nice hostel, close to Skaftafell national park, in the middle of nowhere, with good facilities.”
DKekilli, 9 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Ideal for a night during a roadtrip”
L2766WNpierrec, 1 Apr 2016 | Read review
“Do not hesitate to bring your own breakfast if you want to reduce the bill. Same for linens.”
ppietro38, 1 Sep 2015 | Read review
“Remember that most of the bathrooms are downstairs.”
steve75, 28 Jul 2013 | Read review
“Try another place”
Shesh-Pac, 8 Jul 2013 | Read review
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