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Vik HI hostel

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Nordur-Vik, Sudurvikurvegi 5 | Mýrdal, Vik 870, Iceland (Formerly Youth Hostel Vik)
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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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Utrecht, The Netherlands
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8 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

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... More 

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Switzerland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 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... More 

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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... More 

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Annapolis, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

Much like the town of Vik, this hostel was absolutely tiny. We stayed at a total of seven hostels in Iceland and this was definitely the smallest. This hostel seems to be in a tiny farm area so the staff always seem to be doing something; however, to avoid having any guests standing around waiting for them to finish, they... More 

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Lausanne, Switzerland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

International youth hostel in a superb location in Vík Í Myrdal, with excellent views on the town and the shore. Facilities are good, the place is clean and it is eco-friendly (although unfortunately the staff isn't so friendly). In my opinion, youth hostels in Iceland are pretty expensive for what you get. A bed in a shared room (in which... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 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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Paris, France
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

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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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
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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