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Nordur-Vik Youth Hostel

Suourvikurvegur 5, Vik IS-870, Iceland
Nordur-Vik Youth Hostel
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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London, United Kingdom
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85 reviews 85 reviews
48 hotel reviews
91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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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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Amsterdam, Nederland
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014 via mobile

I think this is a nice place when you want to stay at a dorm and meet fellow travellers. Nice cosy building, bit noisy, kitchen faciliteit, common eating and meeting room. But THE private room we tot was very small for a rather high price. 1 shared shower/ toilet for about 14 guests.

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Essex, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

The hostel is visible as you drive into Vik, located up on the hill near the church. The attendant was helpful and gave us directions, and our room was clean and comfortable. I was worried about the noise through the very thin walls, as the hostel seemed full and was quite noisy. However, at 10.30 everyone went quiet, and we... More 

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munich
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Overall a poisitive expirience. We stayed there for about 3 days in winter. The hostel was almost fully occupied. The checkin was a bit unconventional as there was nobody there to check us in and only notes on the room-doors indicated where we could sleep. The staff is relaxed but helpful and the breakfast was suprisingly good with fresh eggs... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

The Nordur-Vik hostel was not a great experience for the two nights spent here. The location of the hostel is somewhat difficult to find as it is down a gravel road. Once there, the reception area is small and the receptionist working there did not seem that attentive. The rooms were an OK size, but the Wifi does not work... More 

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Northern Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

We travelled as a camera club group on a 7 night trip around Iceland staying in a different hostel each night, and had our fifth night here. We were made to feel very welcome, the hostel was clean and modern. Breakfast was great. We had a mix of rooms - everyone was happy. Plenty of restaurants/supermarkets/shops in Vik. However the... More 

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Paris, France
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

We stayed one night here- helpful receptionist, average room, clean bathroom.( but there's only 2 bathroom in 2 floors) The only thing I didn't like is the internet was not really working- so we couldn't really arrange our plan.

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Lowell, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014

This place is incredibly small. Only a few rooms and only one dorm room, where we stayed. Shoes must be taken off at the door. The kitchen made the place kind of smell for the rest of the night, which was a minor problem compared to the fact that everyone was up talking until around 1 am. They seemed to... More 

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Barcelona, Spain
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2014

We stayed one night in Nordur Vik Youth Hostel while on the chase for the northern lights. It is behind the Surdur- Vik Restaurant to your left (follow the dirk road). The hostel itself feels more homey. We were asked to remove our shoes upon entering reception (I think this help to keep the place clean). We arrive late afternoon... More 

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