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Hostel Puffin

2.0 of 5 Lodge   |   Vikurbraut 24a, Vik 26 870 , Iceland (Formerly Guesthouse Puffin)
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  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

Sure wish I would have read the reviews first. Was surprised about the extra fee for bedding. Cooked a great dinner . Location is good not used to the high high prices for such small rooms. They made a big deal about free parking. Hopefully the food in the bar will be good. Wifi is working well.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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10 hotel reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

We booked quite late and this was the only available place within a couple of hours. Probably for a reason. The dorm and facilities are basic but actually ok, despite the kitchen which was probably at this place before the house was build. Unfortunately, the owner does not seem to put much effort in maintaining the place, so things are... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

We reserved two nights at Hostel Puffin, $185 each night. Upon arrival we also had to rent blankets for 5 euros each. Our room was approximately 6 feet x 8 feet, with a bunk bed, a chair, and a door to the outside with a broken window in the door that would not close. Barely room to put our two... More 

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Scarborough, United Kingdom
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

First the positives: friendly helpful staff (mainly Lithuanian) who spoke well in English. We were booked into the wrong room - double (3/4 sized) - and they changed it immediately, they gave good advice on the area and were generally very helpful. Can't think of much else I liked, other than the location, but then Vik is small and any... More 

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Yarm, United Kingdom
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84 reviews 84 reviews
18 hotel reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

This place is a hostel with private rooms. Staff friendly (except one guy who clearly had been on the booze all night and a bit odd). Kitchen supplied. Could have been cleaner and you had to pay for bedding which is not mentioned anywhere on the website.

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Dublin, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2013

I had read some reviews which suggested it might be a bit grungy. What a pleasant surprise - really fab set-up. Felt very homely, nice kitchen, bedroom, clean and safe. Really nice night for my second night in Iceland.

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Solothurn, Switzerland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2013

In my opinion, this accommodation has a lot of quirky charm. The Hostel Puffin is managed by the Hotel Lundi where you check in, but in a separate, old building. This building and the rooms may not be for everyone. But personally, I loved the experience of staying for one night in one of the traditional, corrugated iron-clad Icelandic houses... More 

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Modena, Italia
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28 hotel reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2013

Hello, I write this review because I stayed at the Puffin hostel on the 19/06/2013 and I definitely want that other people involved in such a beautiful trip, avoid this experience. Iceland is unique and beautiful and staying at this "hotel? Guest house? ???????? ..." was the only thing I would not do again. And it had at least a... More 

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Quantico, Virginia
15 reviews 15 reviews
10 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2013

My husband and I stayed in the guesthouse sleeping bag accommodation portion. Hindsight I wish we had stayed in the hotel. We were led up steep steps to a tiny hallway that was obviously part of the old attic into a tiny little room which was actually two "rooms" joined together each with a small twin bed and one with... More 

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Reykjavik, Iceland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2013

I have to give this guesthouse my best recommendations. I was staying at their sleeping bag facility and it was all the I needed and more. I also ate at the restaurant and can really recommend the chicken salad. Strawberries and avocado in January, nice!

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Address: Vikurbraut 24a, Vik 26 870 , Iceland (Formerly Guesthouse Puffin)
Location: Iceland > South Region > Vik
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Hostel Puffin 2*
Number of rooms: 10
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