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Lava Hostel

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Hjallabraut 51, Hafnarfjordur, Reykjavik 220, Iceland (Formerly Hafnarfjordur Guesthouse)
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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 2 weeks ago 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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27 reviews 27 reviews
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 3, 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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Sibiu County, Romania
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

I spent a night at the Lava Hostel and i felt like home. Even i'm a scout i was impressed how friendly is the place and the fact that inspires you a feeling of harmony. I spent my hole evening on the couch waching the rain on those big windows... perfect time. The hostel was clean, my bed was soft... More 

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Eindhoven, The Netherlands
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

excellent and friendly staff, nice located in Hafnarfjordur, only 15 minutes drive to Reykjavik. Free wifi, clean toilets. Nice place to begin or end your stay in Iceland! It's only a short walk up to the friendly harbor with shops and restaurants.

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Łódź, Lodz, Poland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

Pros: 0/ Free food concept: if you check out and have some spare food/spices you can leave them for next visitors, and thank to this others can benefit from free food pieces when arrived – excellent, green idea if you forgot to buy eg salt and pepper 1/ Hostel clean and fully equipped with kitchen, laundry and dinning staff, all... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

This summer we made our fifth visit to the Lava Hostel and stayed on the campsite. The hostel and campsite are next to a lovely park and it's so quiet that it's very hard to believe that you are staying in a town. The campsite has its own facilities but campers are able to use the communal kitchen facilities in... More 

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Riga, Riga, Latvia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2013

To stay at Lava Hostel was a very short decision due to a change in the bus schedule that day. Although at the late arrival at the hostel the staff already left, the key situation was quickly solved as the keys were prepared in envelopes. And also the payment could be done via envelope. So perfect service. Besides that the... More 

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Koblenz, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

We discovered the Lava Hostel 5 years ago when we visited Iceland for the first time. This year we came back with our whole family (2 adults, 3 children) and we spent the first and the last days of our journey at the Lava Hostel. The location is perfect: there is a large park around, it is quiet and only... More 

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