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“Typical HI hostel” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Nordur-Vik Youth Hostel

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Suourvikurvegur 5, Vik IS-870, Iceland   |  
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Ranked #7 of 8 Hotels in Vik
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“Typical HI hostel”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2007

I stayed at this hostel for one night in Sept/07 after my other plans were derailed by a snow storm.

The hostel was clean and friendly. The rooms were basic but perfectly fine. They have free wireless which was a nice bonus. Given the hostel's location (on a hill behind the town), having a car would be an advantage.

  • Stayed September 2007, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • 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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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2007

My husband and I stayed at Nordur Vik one night as we traveled through Iceland. We stayed in 9 different hostels and farmhouses and I have to say that this hostel was the worse. There was only one working shower for 32 guests! The room was as basic as it gets with only a bed, a night table and a chair. Even though our room was on the second floor, we could hear all the noise from the lower floors. The breakfast was OK. and the price was more than better places where we stayed.

  • Liked — Breakfast
  • Disliked — Room and lack of available bathroom
  • Stayed June 2007, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2006

I stayed here for 3 days on a solo trip around Iceland's ring road. Like most of the HI-hostels in Iceland, I found it to be affordable, comfortable, clean, and full of friendly travelers. It wasn't too booked when I stayed, so I didn't have to pay too much more for a single room. The staff were terrific and helped me book my next accomodation. I also had kitchen privelages for cooking meals. The hostel was a little bit of a hike from town, up a fairly steep hill, but the view is amazing.

  • Stayed May 2002, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Nordur-Vik Youth Hostel

Address: Suourvikurvegur 5, Vik IS-870, Iceland
Location: Iceland > South Region > Vik
Hotel Style:
Ranked #7 of 8 Hotels in Vik
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 234
Also Known As:
Nordur Vik Youth Hostel

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