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Vik HI hostel

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Reykjavik, Iceland
Reviewed 14 January 2016

We were a group of 4 friends and we loved staying here. The owner was extremely nice and gave us great tips about what to do in the area. This is a small and homey place where you can get to know other travellers and share stories, have a cosy time and eat awesome waffles for breakfast :) If you...

Thank Solveig L
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 30 December 2015 via mobile

I stayed here for a few nights mid December and I enjoyed my stay. It was low season so not very busy and I just had to share the 6 bed room with one other person. Bed was comply and they provided linen and towel. The house has a lovely view over the village and bay and was nicely heated,...

Thank KittyKipling
Vik, Iceland
Reviewed 17 December 2015

The scenery right outside the hostel is gorgeous, snow covered mountains one way, and the town and ocean the other. Not sure I have ever stayed in a hostel with this great of a view. In terms of rooms bathrooms etc. it is a standard good hostel, but the view and the set of common space makes it feel more...

1Thank Aria203
Seward, Alaska
Reviewed 16 December 2015 via mobile

I was so thrilled to find HI hostels all aver Iceland! This was definitely one of my favorite. It has a great kitchen and cozy rooms, not to mention a fantastic view!! The staff was very helpful in guiding us to our next destination with recommendations for food, secret stops and much more!

Thank Rika P
Aarhus, Denmark
Reviewed 6 October 2015 via mobile

Through we were quite happy about the place at first, getting installed in two bunk beds in a six-person room, we quickly changed our opinion. It turned out that the four other beds were occupied by part of a French party that did not voluntarily share their room with the two of us. After some discussion they settled down, but...

1Thank Grelber
Kalamazoo, Michigan
Reviewed 2 October 2015

I don't want to be unfair, so I'll start with this. I don't mind sharing a room with strangers, and I don't mind a shared kitchen or bathroom. However, I would always prefer a private room if I had the choice. I'm not a big hostel-er and would prefer camping over hosteling just about any day of the week. With...

Thank Jimi H
Reviewed 7 September 2015

This hostel is up on the hill overlooking the southern coast and Vik. Beautiful surroundings and a very clean, welcoming building. Great breakfast and even better coffee (does cost extra). We loved Vik and this great little hostel. Note: the roosters that roam the property crow with no regard for the time of day.

Thank jackson a
Utrecht, The Netherlands
Reviewed 23 August 2015

this is a charming old building with friendly, acommodating staff. There is a nice lounge with books, games and a box of giveaway stuff, the kitchen is okay, the eating room is good. Some things are in a bit of a disrepair. We told the staff that the lamp on our ceiling had no cover so a child could toch...

1Thank eti_erik
Reviewed 17 August 2015

I stayed in this hostel in August 2015 and I really liked the hostel. The atmosphere was wonderful; I met very friendly people. Yes, the guesthouse is not in the town centre, but it is worth the walk. The view from the hostel is fantastic. The breakfast is delicious, especially the homemade jams. The only bad thing is that the...

1Thank elma2424
Reviewed 6 July 2015

This was the first hostel my father and I stayed at during our Iceland stay and being so, we had to purchase a Hosteling International membership card. We had booked the reservation online but when we came in to pay the girl at the counter said we could pay cash if we would prefer, for the entire stay, plus cash...

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Æsa G, Owner at Vik HI hostel, responded to this review

I am sorry about this trouble we are facing and I am trying to get to the bottom on this. As I said in the e-mails between us there is nothing wrong with the booking and I know you did stay at our hostel, sorry if I wasn't clear enough on that. However I do not find the credit card...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Kitchenette
  • Family Rooms
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Multilingual Staff

Additional Information about Vik HI hostel

Address: Nordur-Vik Sudurvikurvegur 5 | Mýrdal, Vik 870, Iceland (Formerly Youth Hostel Vik)
Region: Iceland > South Region > Vik
Price Range: $236 - $475 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 9
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“If booking off-peak, it might be better to book the 6-bed dorm rooms as they would not be full.”
 of 5 bubbles JoramJesperCo, 27 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Ask for a room upstair”
 of 5 bubbles 22melanie, 14 Jul 2016 | Read review
“Maybe ask for a room on the first floor where the kitchenettes are located?”
 of 5 bubbles helenlb93, 31 May 2016 | Read review
“Nice hostel but expensive for what it offers.”
 of 5 bubbles MichalisP, 1 Apr 2016 | Read review
“Try to get a room on a high floor :)”
 of 5 bubbles IcelandBackpack, 19 Jan 2015 | Read review
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