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Hostel Puffin

2.0 of 5 Lodge   |   Vikurbraut 24a, Vik 26 870 , Iceland (Formerly Guesthouse Puffin)
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  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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36 reviews 36 reviews
11 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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
2 reviews
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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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 hotel reviews
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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82 reviews 82 reviews
14 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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
17 helpful votes 17 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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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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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Vik, Iceland
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2012

Please do not stay here. (puffin guesthouse) I travel quite a bit and I have never felt compelled to write a bad review.....well I am writing one for this property. I stayed in 14 different guesthouses/cabins etc... in Iceland and this was the worst and the most expensive! The rooms are tiny, door was not able to open all the... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2008

The only good thing about the stay was the fantastic food that they offerd.Going on a school trip i was throughly happy with the food but going to find the room i have never seen anywhere like it!! Upon walking out side i was confronted with children and dogs playing which is quite nice entering the " rooms " i... More

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Additional Information about Hostel Puffin

Address: Vikurbraut 24a, Vik 26 870 , Iceland (Formerly Guesthouse Puffin)
Location: Iceland > South Region > Vik
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette
Hotel Style:
Ranked #7 of 8 Specialty lodging in Vik
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Hostel Puffin 2*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Hostel Puffin offers simple sleeping bag accommodation in 11 twin rooms with shared facilities. This charming house has a lot of history to it, as it is one of the oldest building in the village. It has a simple communal kitchen, a large dining hall and a lounge. Free wi-fi is available for all our guests. We are open all year round. ... more   less 
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