I find the other reviews somewhat disappointing as they seem to forget the point that you are pretty much in the wilderness, with little but a petrol station nearby! It's not spectacularly modern, although very warm and comfortable, and yes the internet wasn't the best, but hey it's free, which is better than many hotels in Reykjavik. I was staying with a large university group, and we were very well accommodated and fed. The breakfast buffet was great! With all you can eat, and a huge selection of fruit, pastries, toast/preserves and meats and cheese. There was no hot option for breakfast, but you will find this in many of the hostels/hotels/guesthouses in Iceland. I was delighted when I arrived that our rooms had the radiators on, and incredibly comfortable. We had been on Solheimajokull for a couple of hours and were soaked through and freezing, so this was incredibly welcome.
The rooms were very comfortable, with an AMAZING view of Svinafellsjokull, and provided you with linens and duvet (unusual for budget accommodation), and the bathroom was a good size (no bath) and clean. The staff were mostly helpful (save for a slightly grumpy waiter) and accommodated my never ending requests for a flask of hot water!
I thought Hotel Skaftafell was great. But then I am not one who usually stays in plush modern places. If you want to experience the National Parks and you want to be comfortable, choose Skaftafell.
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