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Welcome Puffin Hostel

Vikurbraut 24a, Vik 26 870 , Iceland (Formerly Guesthouse Puffin)
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  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Zagreb, Croatia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Good is that is having free wifi and beds that include blankets and sheets..rooms rather small, only 2 bathrooms and 3 toilets for all rooms, but big kitchen and dining and living room are available..breakfast is available in Vik hotel building across hostel

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Once you've managed to get the keys (which doesn't work as you would expect) a room smaller than the room you spend your childhood in awaits you. But let's start at the beginning. To get the keys, you better be at the hostel before 8pm. Otherwise u are out of luck. And by this I mean u won't get the... More 

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Victoria, Canada
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Upper bunk unsafe. Inadequate bathroom facilities for the number of guests. Needs a thorough cleaning. No staff on site. Expensive breakfast of mediocre quality. Credit card debited at time of booking. No way to cancel and get a refund.

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Montreal
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Nothing to prevent falling out of top bunk, nothing to grab to get into top bunk, no electric outlets but hole with bare wires instead, overpriced, full amount charged to credit card as soon as booked, no staff on site,

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Iowa City, Iowa
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

You get a private room with your travel buddies which is a plus and it is not terribly expensive. You do need your own sheets however. Also your door room locks so your belongings are secure. Clean kitchen, with all the dish and cookware you could possibly need. As long as the other guests are considerate its great. Upstairs bathroom... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015 via mobile

This hostel is very awful. Toilets is dirty with humidity on the walls. No cover available and reception closed implies impossible to rent covers. Electricity installation not finished (cables visible) One shower broken and the other shower very dirty (it stinks a lot) And the remote "welcome" had failed about the reservation, they send us one mail about our reservation... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

we thought we booked a double room as that's what it said on the website, but it ended up being bunkbeds instead and there was no security between it and the next room with an unlocked door. Everything very basic and dated and didn't think it was very good value for money.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015 via mobile

For this kind of hostel you would pay max 10€/night in Iceland. We got bunk beds for 99€ which was not what we booked. Staff nowhere in person and they simply hung up when we tried to complain. So it abviously was a scam. Mouldy rooms and bathrooms must be a health risk. So avoin this place!

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

Paid 69 euros for a bunkbed room (even though we were under the impression it would be an ordinary twin room) which was extortionate for what it was and compared to what we had paid to stay in Hofn and Selfoss for such lovely guesthouses at a fraction of the price. Older guy who runs the place is very rude,... More 

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Madrid, Spain
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

If it qualifies, as I will explain following. We made a reservation during the morning, before going to Jokurlarsson, for a night in the hostel. When we were in Jokurlarsson we find out that there were a fireworks display that night, so we called them trying to change the reservation to the next day. They were very rude on the... More 

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