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“The apartment is the best option here” 3 of 5 stars
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Guesthouse Hvammur
Ranarslod 2 | Hvannabraut 3, Hofn 780, Iceland   |  
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Ranked #18 of 18 Hofn B&B and Inns
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 hotel reviews
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“The apartment is the best option here”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2012

This is mainly a hostel-style guesthouse, but they have 1 2-bedroom apartment on the top floor which was definitely the best option. Very moderately priced, but also fairly basic. The apartment was clean and perfectly functional for our one night stay. Definitely nothing fancy or luxurious here though. Breakfast was included. It, too, was fine, but nothing special.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • 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
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2012

If you like sleeping on mattresses with no sheets or pillows, then this the place to stay. The place is reasonably priced and the breakfast buffet, although a little pricey, isn't bad. A nothing special place to stay in a nothing special town. The fast food restaurant next door serves good fish sandwiches.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Workington, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2012

We stayed at Guesthouse Hvammur at Hofn harbour for two nights as part of our honeymoon. When we booked it we found it advertised as guesthouse, but in fact it wasn't much more than a cheap hostel. Shared shower and only one toilet for up to 5 rooms (=10 people) which is not very useful. The TV didn't work and the owner was not very friendly. We had to pay extra to get some internet and even tho we booked a double room it was a twin room so we had to re-arranged the beds. I wouldn't recommend it.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2012

Time of summer holidays comes nearer and to me was again remembered, how in the wonderful country of Iceland we didn't know with hotel in the city Vick. Very very bad, dirty, badly , rough service. Be careful, photos on a site of hotel are fabricated!!!!

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled with family
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2012 via mobile

Not quite sure why so many bad reviews... Maybe other rooms aren't so good, but the suite at the top is great. Comfortable bedrooms, awesome shared living space and great kitchen. Bathroom a bit shabby. Langoustine restaurant around corner is very good - expect to pay around 7000k a head. We watched Eurovision final there! Surreal.

  • Stayed May 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2012

The town if Hofn wasn't particularly big, and travelling in Winter meant that very little accommodation was open. We plummed for the Hvammar Guesthouse due to its location and look from the outside. The accommodation provides sleeping bag bedrooms and linen bedrooms. We opted for the linen bedroom. The price was average, around 9000kr. The room included a sink and 2 beds with a wardrobe in the corner. Inside it was basic, but clean. The view out to the harbour is great. Bathrooms again are nothing special, but clean and warm.

  • Stayed January 2012, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2012

It was a lovely place to stay, very close to the center of Hofn. It was clean and even though we were the only guests (in the middle of the off-season in December), it was nice and warm.
The price for a guesthouse/hostel, however, was not too friendly. Fair enough: there was no other place to stay, so the owner could quote what ever he wanted for price and we would have still accepted.

  • Stayed December 2011, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Ranarslod 2 | Hvannabraut 3, Hofn 780, Iceland
Location: Iceland > East Region > Hofn
Amenities:
Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #18 of 18 B&Bs / Inns in Hofn
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 15
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