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Seattle, Washington
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32 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had to come here when we couldn't find a spot in the campsite in Reykjavik. Boy, are we glad we did. This is a fantastic campsite. Because it's also a hostel, the facilities are more extensive than what you'd find in a regular campsite. The bathrooms that are for the campers were the cleanest we've seen in Iceland. You... More 

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Lavahostel, Receptionist at Lava Hostel, responded to this review

Thanks for visiting Lava Hostel and Camping. More 

Leicester, United Kingdom
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52 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2016

The dorm for 6 was taken up by our group. the room was fairly small even when compared to the fact that we had all just been camping for the past 11 days. but at the end of the day, a bed is a bed and we were all grateful for it. the staff at reception were all scouts and... More 

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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10 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2015

This was kind-of my first hostel experience as we booked a double-room. I was traveling with a buddy which we desperately needed beds to sleep in after 7 days in a tent with fair weather. Check-in took a little while as staff were ill-trained/prepared. I would have appreciated a better cleaning on the beds as there were long hair strands... More 

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Washington, D.C.
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37 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

Close to Rek, in a nice park, not crowded with ample indoor space and wifi. Also very reasonable price-wise. Highly recommend and would stay here again. Guest house also looked nice but we camped. Easy to find.

Thank Docterloeb
Ossining, New York
2 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

We arrived from the US at 2 AM. We are a family of 4 in the family room and we told them in advance that we needed blankets. When we arrived the lights were turned off in the hallways so it was difficult to find our room. The pull out couch did not have pillows or sheets on it. There... More 

Thank Chris S
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

nice place, near the airport, if yovatory u arrive you can stay here the first day, or the day before you leave, but the town is also nice and worth to stay longer. Nice people, clean, in the kitchen are many free foods, I was in the tent and could make tea in the kitchen and cook. Lavatory toilets and... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 via mobile

Stayed here for the first two nights of a 14 night holiday. Only a 15 minute drive from central Reykjavik. The hostel was clean, the room for two adults and two teenagers was small, but fine. Eating and lounge area are lovely and the grounds are fantastic. Great value for money.

Thank Anna O
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 via mobile

We stayed one night during our trip around Iceland. The hostel is near Reykjavik and was easy to find. It has everything you need, like a fully equipped kitchen, nice rooms with comfortable beds and it is quiet. It also has a nice book shelf-take one, leave one. The best thing about this place though is the free coffee :)... More 

Thank Therese K
San Diego, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

This hostel had it all. It had very friendly staff, friendly travelers, and a beautiful location not far from Reykjavik. There was a great kitchen area for cooking, very comfortable beds, and a large common area where people could sit and socialize. Great wifi and free coffee too! Definitely looking forward to my next stay at the Lava Hostel.

Thank kylelamon
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015 via mobile

We decided to stay at the Lava Hostel for three days at the end of our trip. We had stopped at the hostel in Reykjavik but it seemed too crowded. The Lava Hostel was not only much cheaper for camping ($5 less per person), but also allowed us to use their indoor facilities for cooking, washrooms and showers (although their... More 

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  • Free Internet
  • Free Parking
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  • Kitchenette
  • Free Internet
  • Free Parking
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Airport Transportation
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Lava Hostel offers low price accommodation in in a quiet and beautiful area of Hafnarfjördur. It is the perfect location to start or end your Iceland trip, as it is located only 30 minutes from Keflavík International Airport and 10 minutes from Downtown Reykjavík. In this great atmosphere we offer both private rooms for 2 to 4 people and dormitory sleeping bag accommodation for 4 - 8 people. There is also a camping site next to the hostel. All our guests are welcome to use our kitchenette and dining area. There is free parking, and free Wi-Fi in the house. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Lava Hostel

Address: Hjallabraut 51, Hafnarfjordur, Reykjavik 220, Iceland (Formerly Hafnarfjordur Guesthouse)
Location: Iceland > Capital Region > Reykjavik > Hafnarfjordur
Price Range: $63 - $103 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 10
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