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Bildudalur Hostel

Hafnarbraut 2, Bildudalur 465, Iceland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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Seattle, Washington
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54 reviews 54 reviews
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31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Any lodging in this part of Iceland is good lodging. In this case, the room was clean, there were sufficient bathrooms, etc. What was missing was the warmth that often comes with arriving at new accommodations. Instead of helpfulness, we got coldness. We would stay again, but just wouldn't expect anything from the staff other than the basics.

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Regina, Canada
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91 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

We spent one night at This lovely 2 story hostel. Our private room was located upstairs, blankets again provided and you provide your own sheets and towels as was the case with all the HI hostels we/I visited in Iceland. The room itself was quite small and basic, but clean and comfortable enough. There are several washrooms with toilets/ sinks... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2013

Welcoming staff with ample facilities. Room was clean and comfortable. Perfect location to explore this portion of this West Fjords. Outdoor geothermal pool by the sea is just 30 minutes away. Many scenic road trips await in this area.

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Zurich, Switzerland
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3 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2012

Decent place to stay if you're in the area. We found it a little expensive (around 100 dollar for a double room) considering this is a youth hostel with no bed linen except for the sheets, just one shared shower on the first floor, and the most basic breakfast we had on our entire trip through Iceland. On top of... More

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Sydney, Australia
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51 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2012

We stayed one night at the beginning of June in this hostel, located right on the little harbour of this small town. Hostel has great facilities - well equipped kitchen, nice dining room, lounge with big TV with cable and lots of channels. We had a double room that was actually a family room (double plus two bunks) which gave... More

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Shepton Mallet, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2012

Our experience of Bíldudalur started badly, but had a very happy ending! We had been on the road for over 10 hours, driving from the tip of Snæfellsnes over some very trying gravel roads. We finally arrived at this beautiful, isolated harbour town at 7:30. The hostel was easy to find, down by the harbour, but it was shut! Since... More

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Montreal, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2012

Very basic, but very clean. Good value for the price. However, be forewarned that they do charge for sheets AND for towels. We literally spent about 12 hours in this hostel, so we really can't comment on the other facilities. Location right in the harbour, which can be a bit noisy as they work through the night. There are no... More

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Colmar, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2012

Excellent time in this hostel ! Very friendly and helpful staff ! Thank you once again for all your gifts. We still miss the taste of the shrimps, and also thank you for this wonderful way to cook the fish like a real icelander ! Yours sincerely Regis and Jonathan. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2011

Clean, facilities and great location. They don't have much competition, so we didn't know what to expect.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2011

loved the place! wonderful harbour location, right in the thick of action in town (keeping in mind that population is about 300 people). Renovations were ongoing during our stay which will expand the kitchen and common areas as well as adding rooms, bathrooms. We stayed in sleeping bag accommodation, room #1 which was right on top of the stairs. At... More

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Address: Hafnarbraut 2, Bildudalur 465, Iceland
Location: Iceland > Westfjords Region > Bildudalur
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Bildudalur hostel, near Arnarfjordur, is one of the HI network of hostels in Iceland. The hostel is well situated south, on the West fjords with around 200 inhabitants. All basic services are available in town, such as little grocery shop, ATM, cafe and restaurant. The hostel is perfectly located by the harbor where guests can watch the fishing boats sail in the fjord. The hostel has a good kitchen with various equipment for cooking and outside on the balcony you can find a barbecue. Comfortable living room with television, exchange-bookshelf and wireless internet free of charge. There are about 90 km from the hostel to Latrabjarg where the biggest bird cliffs in the world can be found and also the most Western point of Europe. The magnificent waterfall Dynjandi is about 50 km away from town. If the weather is gray or you just want to relax after a good day you can go to the hot tub and sauna at the gym or drive to Reykjafjordur where you can find a hot nature bath and a swimming pool out in the wild nature. ... more   less 
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