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Lava Hostel

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Hjallabraut 51, Hafnarfjordur, Reykjavik 220, Iceland (Formerly Hafnarfjordur Guesthouse)
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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2015

This was kind-of my first hostel experience as we booked a double-room. I was traveling with a buddy which we desperately needed beds to sleep in after 7 days in a tent with fair weather. Check-in took a little while as staff were ill-trained/prepared. I would have appreciated a better cleaning on the beds as there were long hair strands... More 

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Washington, D.C.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

Close to Rek, in a nice park, not crowded with ample indoor space and wifi. Also very reasonable price-wise. Highly recommend and would stay here again. Guest house also looked nice but we camped. Easy to find.

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Ossining, New York
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

We arrived from the US at 2 AM. We are a family of 4 in the family room and we told them in advance that we needed blankets. When we arrived the lights were turned off in the hallways so it was difficult to find our room. The pull out couch did not have pillows or sheets on it. There... More 

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Thank Chris S
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

nice place, near the airport, if yovatory u arrive you can stay here the first day, or the day before you leave, but the town is also nice and worth to stay longer. Nice people, clean, in the kitchen are many free foods, I was in the tent and could make tea in the kitchen and cook. Lavatory toilets and... More 

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Thank Karl Z
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 via mobile

Stayed here for the first two nights of a 14 night holiday. Only a 15 minute drive from central Reykjavik. The hostel was clean, the room for two adults and two teenagers was small, but fine. Eating and lounge area are lovely and the grounds are fantastic. Great value for money.

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Thank Anna O
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 via mobile

We stayed one night during our trip around Iceland. The hostel is near Reykjavik and was easy to find. It has everything you need, like a fully equipped kitchen, nice rooms with comfortable beds and it is quiet. It also has a nice book shelf-take one, leave one. The best thing about this place though is the free coffee :)... More 

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

This hostel had it all. It had very friendly staff, friendly travelers, and a beautiful location not far from Reykjavik. There was a great kitchen area for cooking, very comfortable beds, and a large common area where people could sit and socialize. Great wifi and free coffee too! Definitely looking forward to my next stay at the Lava Hostel.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015 via mobile

We decided to stay at the Lava Hostel for three days at the end of our trip. We had stopped at the hostel in Reykjavik but it seemed too crowded. The Lava Hostel was not only much cheaper for camping ($5 less per person), but also allowed us to use their indoor facilities for cooking, washrooms and showers (although their... More 

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 via mobile

I stayed here with 5 friends. We cycled here from Keflavik Airport. It was a bit wet when we erected our tents & the soil was was quite shallow to pin the tents. We were able to use the hostel facilities to shower & cook. The staff were friendly & very helpful. Everything was spotlessly clean. The building was nicely... More 

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Horsens, Denmark
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

We, (a group of 32 teenagers) were staying in a seperate hall, we were self catering during our stay of 4 nights. The kittchen was small for 32 people, but there is a industial kitchen, too, and then every thing was perfect. Rather close to super markeds, bus stop, nice grass fields for playing football etc. all through the night... More 

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