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Vibrant Iceland Hostel

9 Kaplahrauni 9b, Hafnarfjordur 220 Iceland
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#2 of 7 Specialty lodging in Hafnarfjordur


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9 Kaplahrauni 9b, Hafnarfjordur 220 Iceland
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Keflavik Intl Airport22 miSee all flights
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Rleung08 wrote a review Dec 2019
21 contributions13 helpful votes
Perfect choice for those who are looking for a stylish and modern hostel. Going into Iceland I was aware of how expensive the entire holiday would be day to day, particularly eating and drinking. So I was pleasantly surprised by the decor and facilities in this hostel, from the welcoming communal area, complemented with a kitchen area for those who want to cook meals themselves, if they choose not to eat out. I was concerned by the showers, but it quickly abated by the quality of several shower rooms, which allows for privacy, different from other hostels I have been too. Another issue I was concerned about before coming to the hostel, would be cleanliness, but I had nothing to worry about as the host cleaned the communal area daily. Even though we stayed in a six-person bedroom, I felt me and my companion had enough privacy, as with each bunk bed faced away from each other. The hostel is situated in Hafnarfjörður, around 20-30 minutes (By car) away from Reykjavik, with plenty of supermarkets, restaurants and shops located around the hostel, but also close enough if you wish to explore the country's capital. One issue to this hostel would be the limited amount of space in the car park, which filled up pretty quickly, so I had to park on the streets close to the hostel. Overall, I would highly recommend this hostel for those wanting a modern hostel, situated not too far away from Reykjavik.  
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Date of stay: January 2019
Room Tip: I would recommend to ask for the beds on the first floor, so you would be close to the kitchen...
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Bartosz wrote a review Nov 2019
Kendal, United Kingdom12 contributions
What a fantastic place! Clean, quiet, spacious, facilities are great! Kitchen big and very well equipped, fridge and freezer to use and coffee machine with the best coffee ever :) Very close to capital and other routes which was convenient. Also plenty of parking space - very handy! Staff amazing! Magda and Magda (!) very lovely and helpful with providing local information and help how to get around. Keep up the great work and we will definitely come back in the summer 🤞🤞🤞 5 stars ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Bartosz and Kasia
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Date of stay: November 2019Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Gianmarco Duranti wrote a review Aug 2019
Fano, Italy377 contributions101 helpful votes
Vibrant Iceland Hostel is a cheap, but still valuable, hostel just right at the gates of Reykjavik (10 minutes driving from the very inner city). The Check-in is perfect and even guests that arrive late in the evening can come in thanks to a code provided by the staff. I found the hostel very clean, the kitchen is well furnished and well organized, the bathrooms (placed both in the first and second floor along with the shower) are really clean as well. Unless is a hostel, guests behave in a good way, that means the hostel is calm even during the night! Wifi connection is perfect and I found communicating with the staff very easy and fast! It's just worth it :)
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Date of stay: August 2019
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just tootin around wrote a review Jun 2019
Burlington, Canada9 contributions
This is the best hostel in Iceland! I've been travelling and seen a lot of them, this is my favourite by far. The common area made it an awesome place to meet interesting people and the rooms and showers were clean. The walls have fun paintings on them!
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Date of stay: June 2019
Trip type: Traveled with friends
Room Tip: Get a bed away from the windows if you are travelling in the summer. It's hard to sleep with...
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Anniken wrote a review Jun 2019
Norway8 contributions1 helpful vote
Were here with two friends, and we were all extremely happy with our stay! It was clean, organized and had this amazing charm - tha staff was also very welcoming and nice! Best hostel we’ve ever stayed in!!
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Date of stay: June 2019Trip type: Traveled with friends
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Frequently Asked Questions about Vibrant Iceland Hostel
Which popular attractions are close to Vibrant Iceland Hostel?
Nearby attractions include Hellisgerdi Park (0.7 miles), Berserkir Axarkast (0.2 miles), and 66°North (0.5 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Vibrant Iceland Hostel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free parking, and laundry service.
Is parking available at Vibrant Iceland Hostel?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Vibrant Iceland Hostel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Noodle Station, American Style, and Osushi.
Are there any historical sites close to Vibrant Iceland Hostel?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Einar Jonsson Museum (Listasafn Einars Jonssonar) (4.4 miles), The Settlement Exhibition (4.7 miles), and Cemetery Holavallagardur (4.1 miles).