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“Good Hostel Stay” 3 of 5 stars
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Nordur-Vik, Sudurvikurvegi 5 | Mýrdal, Vik 870, Iceland (Formerly Youth Hostel Vik)   |  
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Ranked #6 of 11 Specialty Lodging in Vik
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Langley City, Canada
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18 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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“Good Hostel Stay”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2013

The hostel was busy even in January but not a loud or party atmosphere. There are 3 levels in the hostel and we stayed on the bottom. The beds were pretty comfortable but the hostel could use more bathrooms. If you are staying here during the winter you should definitely get the breakfast because nothing else is open in the town except the gas station until later in the day. The living room area is very cozy and the dining area has lots of seating.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2013

Stayed here 2 nights Dec 2012. Vik is a small village and the person in the petrol station gave us quick and easy directions. It is at the very end of the road up the hill. Friendly knowledgable staff. Built in layers - so there are different levels. Kitchen well stocked with utensils. Dining room large and looks out on the village below. Rooms warm and clean and tidy. Shower/w.c on each level - shared (as is normal in iceland accommodation). Shower hot but not powerful. Plenty of parking available. Small friendly feel to the place. Busy, even in the midst of winter. TV in small lounge at the entrance. Lots of local attraction / travel info available.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars
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Singapore, Singapore
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2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2012

Loved this hostel in the village of Vik iMrydal in Iceland. Very homely. The living room and kitchen feels like you're at home. Busy all year round. 6 months advance booking required especially in summer.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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Aberystwyth, Wales, UK
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23 reviews
14 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2012

Hasn't got its own website with directions and contact numbers so had to call from booking confirmation to find them as no signs to hostel amd no locals knew of it. Coming from reykjavik direction - take first left up a hill, keep going 50 metres after Tarmac ends and hostel is around to the left.

Lovely staff. Comfy beds. Really nice breakfast with home made bread, preserves and their own eggs. Great atmosphere - lively but not in a leery way.


Downside - Could do with some more toilets

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars
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Malta
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77 reviews
32 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2012

Stayed in this hostel during the summer for a one night stopover as I was doing the ringroad trip. This is a charming place with very friendly staff. Although small, it gives a nice welcome to its guests and is located quite close to the centre of town where a supermarket opens till 8pm (in summer). The kitchen facilities are used extensively by the guests as is the normal in Icelandic hostels. The only negative may be that shoes must be removed on entering the hostel and at the entance one will find loads of guests' shoes in front of him.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars
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Thank geomang
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Krakow, Poland
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80 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2012

Very small and friendly hostel in Vik is situated on a small hill. The center of town you have to go half a mile. Hostel has its own free parking. Working at the front desk very nice and helpful person. I printed the free plane tickets and helped to book other services. The kitchen is very small, but well-equipped. The rooms are clean and nice you can relax here. Wifi works fine and is free. The worst side of the hostel are the bathrooms. There are a few and they are very small and you can not move freely there. Addition to the reception lobby is a small room with books and information about Iceland. There also is the best wifi internet coverage. In the dining room you have to eat breakfast very early, because then there pay hostel prepares breakfast. This is a bad idea, because the hostel is so little space. However, is worth at least spend an overnight. Beautiful view from the window of the village, the sea and the church on the hill.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled solo
    • 3 of 5 stars
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Pfaffenhofen an der Ilm, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2012

Oh it was amazing! There is so much to tell!
We were there in the middle of august.

Rooms:
The Rooms are really nice and very cozy. There are self-made paintings on some walls. It is a small hostel - so it is really familiar. The family is very lovely!
The rooms and bathrooms are really clean! All in all there are 3 bathrooms. Every 4 rooms have one bathroom.

Kitchen, Dining room, living room:
In the kitchen there is really everything you need to cook. It's quite tall. There are 2 different cookers. Every with 4 places for pots. There is als a really huge fridge where you can have your food. I love this kitchen! And its very clean!
The diningroom is also very huge! And there are selfmade volcano candles. It's really cozy!
The livingroom is the first room, where you come in! Great! There are many informations, books, games, videos, there is a Tv. You can buy selfmade things from people from vik!

Breakfast:
For some extra pay there is the best breakfast I ever had!
You can eat eggs from the family's chickens, selfmade jam and marmalade, selfmade bread, self-made fresh and warm waffles, berries from the familys farm, 3 different yoghurts, toast and crackers, different hams and different cheeses, smoked fish, fresh vegetables, milk and diffent kind of müsli. There is an huge selection of tea, juice, and sirups.
Its really everything there! Expeccially the waffles are so great!
Everything is self-made.

Staff:
Very friendly! Did a good job and smiled a lot! And the dog is such a good friend!

Area:
Vik is one of the most beautiful places in iceland!
There are many many puffins. You can walk up to the mountain and you can see dyrholaey and the reznisfjara&reynisdrangar!
The black beaches are some of the most beautiful beaches of the world!! You have to visit them! You can also go to the glacier from the hostel. It's near the Mýrdalsjökull and the volcano Katla!

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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars
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Address: Nordur-Vik, Sudurvikurvegi 5 | Mýrdal, Vik 870, Iceland (Formerly Youth Hostel Vik)
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Location: Iceland > South Region > Vik
Amenities:
Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette
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Ranked #6 of 11 Specialty Lodging in Vik
Number of rooms: 9

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