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Vik HI hostel

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Nordur-Vik, Sudurvikurvegi 5 | Mýrdal, Vik 870, Iceland (Formerly Youth Hostel Vik)
Vik HI hostel
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW via mobile

fully-equipped kitchen that was spotlessly clean. In fact the whole hostel was pretty well spotless. It was very quiet- staff weren't very friendly. I don't think I saw a single staff member smile while we stayed there. Breakfast looked mediocre and was 1500ikr so we had our own. It's 700ikr if you aren't a member of the international Hostelling association... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I had a single room with a large conformable bed, a bedside lamp and an armchair. One toilet/bathroom only on that floor. My room was next to it and the shower cubicle append to be very noisy. I used the guest kitchen which was clean, well equipped and clear. The eating area is of a good size and clear. The... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

A very nice cosy hostel in the beautiful village of Vik. Hostel very homely feel, warm and welcoming. Only downside is there is only two shower and two toilets for the whole hostel. We even saw the northern lights from the carpark!

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

I've stayed here a few times now, and it's a great place to meet people if you're travelling alone. I always meet some fun backpackers there. It's perched up on a hill overlooking the town, with a little restaurant a short walk away. There's a big kitchen with everything you need to self-cater. Always seems to smell of fried fish,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

The hostel is very slightly more expensive than the alternative in Vik but don't make the mistake of going to the other one. It is around the corner from one restaurant (which is OK) and short walk from the centre of Vik. The group of Spanish people looking after this HI hostel are doing a fantastic job. I felt welcomed... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

I usually don't take the time to do this things, but this place deserves a good review. Everything is super clean, good location and kitchen is fully equipped and well kept. They take such good care of the place that it made me feel like I was at my grandma's (in a good way) the staff they are all very... More 

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Kopavogur, Iceland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

Spent the weekend with good friends and it was great. Clean and cozy, friendly staff, gorgeous location, excellent breakfast with homemade bread and jams, The best pizza in Iceland next door. Highly recommend it!

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Reykjavik, Iceland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

This magical place is run by amazing people and all the facilities are quality. I have stayed there a handful of times and I´m always pleasantly surprised. Don´t rush it through Vík as this is a nice town to make day trips from, hiking or driving.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

Friendly welcome, ultra clean hostel and great communal areas made this awesome weekend. I will to return to this hostel. I loved the town and the atmosphere of this hostel made me feel incredibly welcome and at home. Thank you.

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Warsaw, Poland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

The place is very nice and is equipped in anything a youth hostel should have. Maybe one more bathroom would make it perfect. Breakfast was really good! For me Vík was special as I saw northern lights for the first time! They were visible both from the place the staff adviced us and from the front of the house.

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