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Guesthouse Snjofell

3.0 of 5 Guest house   |   Arnarstapi, Hellnar 355, Iceland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014 via mobile

This place is an iconic Icelandic picture with its "grassy" roof. Take a walk to the water and get blown away (literally and figuratively) by the ocean views. The picture from Hellnar are some of our favorites. The room was adequate, but be aware that six to seven rooms share a bathroom. Not a problem, but could possibly lead to... More

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Syracuse, New York
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62 reviews 62 reviews
5 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

I am honestly surprised by the negative reviews below. My girlfriend and I stayed at Guesthouse Snjofell in August, 2013 while visiting Iceland. The rooms were clean, the beds comfortable, and we never had any problems with the staff or waiting in lines for the bathroom. The price we were charged was more than reasonable, about $100 USD for the... More

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Madrid, Spain
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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 hotel reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2013

Worse place we stayed at during our two weeks in Iceland (and we practically slept in a different place every night). Very, very expensive for the little you get: the rooms do not have anything to do with the nice looking pictures they use for promotion. Maybe there is a room like that, but for sure there are many that... More

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Tel Aviv
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25 hotel reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2013

Our room in the shared bathroom section was large and lit up - too lit up for comfort, when the sun hardly sets down... Something about this place was not as hospitable as in other places we stayed in, in Iceland. The staff was polite but not very friendly and looked rather tired. The shower curtain was inefficient and the... More

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Reykjavik, Iceland
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36 reviews 36 reviews
6 hotel reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2013

The place is nice, the restaurant was very fine, actually, and very cozy. The service was good and they did us a little favor too - so we have no complaints there. We had a triple room with sleeping bag accommodation. I don't know if it's me, but I was somehow expecting that when you travel like that, sleeping-bag chepo,... More

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Portland, Oregon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2013

I did not stay here as I was staying over at Hotel Hellnar but I wanted to eat a very late lunch/ early dinner . There are also not many places to eat nearby so I decided to try this one. It is about a 2km walk from Hotel Hellnar through the lava fields, IF one does not stop every... More

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Reykjavik, Iceland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2013

We booked a double and stayed for one night. The room was clean, the matress super comfy and we've had a nice view to the sea from our window - what more would you want. The surroundings are great, which we knew but could not see in all the mist and rain. You are close to the national park. It... More

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Strasbourg, France
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2012

One of the 1st hostels of our round trip in Iceland, so that left a bad feeling. Rooms were tiny, old and there was only one bathroom for the whole house. Breakfast was expensive, but food was ok. Staff was clearly not made to work in a guesthouse. Avoid if you can.

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Vancouver Island, British Columbia
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26 hotel reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2012

Really, the title sums it up. The photo on here of the red building looks cute, but you don't stay there. You are housed in one of 2, maybe 3? other buildings, converted houses really. But this was one of the most expensive places we stayed in our 2 week trip in Iceland and we were really disappointed in the... More

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Culemborg, Gelderland, Netherlands
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2012

We booked sleepingbag accommodation based on the description on the site (sittingroom, small kitchen available) for a price given by mail 20 euro per person per night. We arrived after 22.00 hrs because of the late arrival of the ferry to Stykkisholmur. We mentioned this upon booking, but when we arrived we were not welcomed in a friendly way and... More

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Address: Arnarstapi, Hellnar 355, Iceland
Location: Iceland > West Region > Hellnar
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Hotel Class:3 star — Guesthouse Snjofell 3*
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