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“Extremely expensive basic hotel in the middle of nowhere” 2 of 5 stars
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Hofn Inn
Vesturbraut 3, Hofn 780, Iceland   |  
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Ranked #14 of 18 Hofn B&B and Inns
Munich, Germany
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38 hotel reviews
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61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
“Extremely expensive basic hotel in the middle of nowhere”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2013

Located just near the N1 gas station - Totally insane price (EUR 250+ per night) - Careful that they do not fully understand English (very very basic only) - Reception personel not very friendly - Breakfast (other location) is just an insult considering the hefty price - Hopefully rooms are OK and clean with nice (self flooding) shower - Basin is way too small (watch your head) - WC besides shower which is not convenient esp. with family - Nice floor in the rooms - I would NOT recommend considering the price - Extremely unfavourable quality / price ratio - AVOID

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Geneva, Switzerland
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6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2013

No telephone in the room, but there's wifi.

Receptionist is always not at the desk. Attitude of the receptionist was not really friendly compared to other guesthouse a we stayed around Iceland.

I requested two double bed rooms in my reservation but ended up having one twin room and one double bed room only. And they did not propose other options or apologized for not being able to fulfill our reservation request.

Room is big with a very special black pebble stoned floor. However there was a bad odor, like someone has cooked inside the room. Ventilation is bad as there is only one small window in the room.

Breakfast room is 3 minutes walk from the inn across the street. Food is very basic. Toast, ham and cheese and some rotten apples and pears already cut.

I personally think it's not good for value.

There is a gas station right in front of the hotel so it's convenient to refill the tank before continuing to drive to your next destination.

  • Stayed September 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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London, United Kingdom
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92 hotel reviews
Reviews in 61 cities Reviews in 61 cities
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2013

For the price it is fine, clean rooms and clean bathroom. Unfortunately the room I had was a twin room (single beds either side of the room) and the sleep I got was far from good (but that is a personal thing). It is just a room for the night so you must venture out for food or drink. Breakfast is OK as it is part of the room price but I wouldn't pay for such a breakfast.
I think next time I would stay at the Hofn Hotel but it is significantly more expensive.
Word of warning, there is not so much to do in Hofn (comparing a larger town) so make sure you have plenty of things planned to do during the day around the area (there are lots of things to see). Really only about 4 restaurants to choose from and for a proper bar the Hotel is the only place.
There is a golf course in the town so if you are into golf I can't think of more incredible scenery to have as a backdrop

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Weybridge, United Kingdom
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2013

This hotel really does it's job. It is basic, but clean. It is somewhere to get your head down while you stay in Hofn. The beds aren't the most comfortable. There is no bar, and the breakfast is served at a building across the road, which isn't particularly palatable but that is my personal opinion on all European breakfasts (meats, cheese, eggs etc).

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Barcelona, Spain
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73 reviews 73 reviews
42 hotel reviews
Reviews in 51 cities Reviews in 51 cities
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2013

The hotel is situated next to the gas station (shop) but not very near the port where you can find some cafes and restaurants.
The rooms are very spacious and confortable. Huge bathroom. The decoration was a little strange, but ok.
Breakfast was quite poor and it was in anothe building crossing the street in front of the gas station.
Wifi worked perfectly.

Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2013

We made a last min check in this inn without booking in advance. As mentioned by other reviewers, the inn is quite newly built. In fact, i have no complaints about the floor or the chair. I like the room set up, spacious. The bathroom is excellent, especially the shower (very new with good control of temperature, essential in Iceland).
Somehow i didnt get the free breakfast, maybe we didnt ask for it.
Price wise, it's slightly more expensive. But this is an Inn, not hostel standard. Yes, the building feel like a motel.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Rome, Italy
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Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2013

pretty basic, but we had a nice stay.
Clean room and bathroom.
The breakfast could have been better but did the job.
The town Höfn is not very intresting small and dull!
But the guesthouse is fine!
Will propably not stay there again or in the höfn area!

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Vesturbraut 3, Hofn 780, Iceland
Location: Iceland > East Region > Hofn
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Ranked #14 of 18 B&Bs / Inns in Hofn
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 12
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