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Sao Paulo, SP
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The hostel is not that easy to find, especially in the dark. Once you make a turn where you assume to be the right place, you find yourself in a farm. When you check in, you learn you need to pay for sheets, which is fine, but it would have been nice to know that in advance. Do not dare... More 

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London
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The hostel is clean and in an absolutely great location on the south coast, with easy access to a lot of local attractions. The private room we booked was comfy and big enough for our needs, with (of course) spectacular views. However, it really suffers from popularity, particularly from big groups on organised tours, which puts a lot of strain... More 

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Adria, Italy
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 August 2016

This is a wonderful hostel in an amazing location, a short walk from the sea, with a friendly receptionist, just off the N1 road. As well as the usual there is a well-equipped kitchen, large dining area and common room. No problem parking, you're in the middle of nowhere!

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Kempten, Germany
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Reviewed 12 August 2016 via mobile

It is our first hostel in Iceland so I don't have a comparison. I really like the area, the hostel is very close to the glaciers and the ice-lagoon.The building is very small and in the moment it is fully booked and quite noisy; nearly everyone is in the fully equiped kitchen and tries to cook dinner - but they... More 

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Linz, Austria
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Reviewed 27 July 2016 via mobile

We booked it because in Höfn everything was full. For just one night it is really okay. It's very narrow and noisy but the biggest minus are the ultra small showers! (just a few cm broader than my shoulders)

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Reviewed 16 July 2016 via mobile

It was so difficult to find a decent place with space close to the Blue lagoon and the glacier walk and we accordingly were somewhat forced to use this hostel despite booking 5 months in advance. We got a small stand alone cabin but although cozy in itself, it was in many ways disappointing compared to the other places we... More 

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Blacksburg, Virginia
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Reviewed 28 May 2016

We stayed here in mid-May 2016. The kitchen was sub-par, with a decent selection of cookware but only one stove top. However, the dining room was glass all around; there were wonderful views of the heath and the ocean in the far distance. We were only aware of 1 (?) bathroom, though perhaps there was another one upstairs that the... More 

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Reviewed 14 May 2016

The previous night we had stayed at a hostel where the wifi wasn't really working, so unfortunately, we hadn't reserved a hostel for our next night. Luckily, when we arrived they had one reservation left...it was the private cabin (with its own bathroom, whoohoo!) and had enough room to fit our motley crew of 5. The bunks were way more... More 

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Northern Ireland
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Reviewed 28 April 2016

Again I organised a trip to Iceland for 12 photographers and we stayed 3 nights here. Everyone enjoyed their stay here, it was warm, comfortable and clean - and we had a great view of the Northern Lights! Only downside was the small kitchen - when a few people were cooking, it got quite cramped.

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Highworth, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 7 April 2016 via mobile

This was our first hostel in Iceland and we loved it. Room 4 had a great view, we had fine company, the weather came and went as it does, the locality is just wonderful with easy access to glaciers and the coast. The rooms are functional, the showers were warm. Could have done with some extra cooking facilities when it... More 

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Additional Information about Hostel Vagnsstadir

Address: Skaftafell, Hofn 781, Iceland
Region: Iceland > East Region > Hofn
Number of rooms: 26
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“The cottages are brilliant for families.”
 of 5 bubbles rrmf, 23 Aug 2015 | Read review
“Room for two with double bed on the top floor is nice - it even has a small sink.”
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