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“Better than you're average Hostel.” 4 of 5 stars
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Hostel Selfoss
Austurvegur 28 | Austurvegur 28, Selfoss 800, Iceland   |  
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Ranked #12 of 23 Specialty Lodging in Selfoss
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“Better than you're average Hostel.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2012

My girlfriend & I stayed here in the dormitory for one night while in transit from Hveravellir to Landmannalaugar in July 2012. It is very close to where the buses drop you off, less than 5 minute walk. There is also a grocery store in close proximity which is a good way to stock up on food since restaurants in Iceland are ridiculously expensive. Save yourself a few bucks and stop there if you’re backpacking and need supplies. The hostel itself was impressive compared to what I am used too. The cleanliness of this place was quite good and it was nicely decorated. I usually don’t care much for aesthetics, but it makes for a nice addition. The bathrooms and showers in particular were shockingly good considering this was a hostel. They have a computer with internet access which you can use for free and wifi if you have your own computer. They have a laundry line outside and a hot tub which is very nice if you have been hiking for several days.

My only real complaint about this place is the price which was a bit expensive for a dormitory. However, this is typical of Iceland and is practically unavoidable in the country. If you are going to stay in a room, be sure to bring your own sleeping bag and towel to avoid additional charges of towels and/or linens. They do have a membership option which can be useful as they have a hostel chain throughout the world. This membership can save you some money if you plan at staying at their hostels over the next year. Read carefully through their website as there is good information there. Emailing them never hurts either if you have further questions, they are well organized. Website: www.hihostels.com.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Austurvegur 28 | Austurvegur 28, Selfoss 800, Iceland
Location: Iceland > South Region > Selfoss
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #12 of 23 Specialty Lodging in Selfoss
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 25
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Current property and room descriptions Quick description Situated by Route 1 in central Selfoss, this B&B offers free parking, free Wi-Fi access and brightly decorated guest rooms. The Selfoss Geothermal Swimming Pool is 350 metres away. Rooms at Selfoss B&B have views of either the garden or Ingolfsfjall Mountain. Each has an in-room sink and access to shared bathroom and kitchen facilities. Light meals, homemade cakes and drinks are served at the in-house cafe. Breakfast is served each morning at B&B Selfoss. Packed lunches are available on site. Relaxation options include a garden hot tub and a common TV room. Staff can help arrange trips in the surrounding area. The Bobby Fischer Chess Museum is 1 minutes' walk away. Selfoss Golf Centre is 1.1 Km from the B&B. ... more   less 
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