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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

After reading Trip Advisor review I wasn't sure about the place. The price was cheapest we found in Vik so had to do. Upon arrival the hostel but crowded however given the rooms on top floor we didn't experience any dampness in our rooms. The single room and double room both has same size bed but just one less linen.... More 

Thank asiantravelgirl
Albury, Australia
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13 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I only stayed one night at the hostel, but they saved me from sleeping outside with no tent! A guy from the Skaftafell hostel called them for me(when the Skaftafell hostel was fully booked) and even though they were booked out, they allowed me to stay in a tiny, lovely camper next to the hostel. The camper had a small... More 

Thank Natacha P
United Kingdom
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126 reviews
54 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2016

It was the worst place we stayed in Iceland although not really bad. The kitchens could have been cleaner and there needed to be more cloths. They are trying to be environmentally friendly but it needs to be a bit more hygienic. It is old building which needs an upgrade with money spent on it. The two showers we tried... More 

Thank alwaysunderway
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11 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2016 via mobile

When in Vik and in need of 1 night stay during your travel - check this place. i was lucky to get last aviable bed though as this hostel is fully booked most of the time as i found out during my conversation with locals.. there is a dog Panda and its fun to throw her sticks to chase beds... More 

Thank landis l
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3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2016 via mobile

This hostel was adorable and everyone was super friendly. The breakfast was good and healthy, everything was clean. Only downside was the shower was cold but we only stayed one night so it was fine. The views were amazing. On our way to the hostel from the airport we were able to stop and see a beautiful waterfall, you can... More 

Thank Amanda S
Montreal, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2016

We stayed there for 2 days with our kids. We had a bedroom in the basement and it was very damp. When we opened the window, there were bugs. In the bathroom, it smell very bad. There was only 3 bathrooms and it wasn't enough. They clean once a day so it was ok at night but dirty in the... More 

Thank 22melanie
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2016

We stayed one night at the hostel in July 2016. It is beautifully located on top of a hill in Vik, and it offers free parking and wifi. The staff was friendly and helpful. There is a very nice restaurant next to the hostel, in which guests of the hostel receive a 10% discount on meals (though we didn't go,... More 

Thank Ikear
Ra'anana, Israel
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2016 via mobile

Rooms were okay but little small with low ceiling in part of the room. Other than that the room was okay. The kitchen was fully equipped. The dining room is spacious with ocean view. There are two things that require improvement : number of toilet is ony 2 and the wifi connection was unstable.0

Thank Yoram L
Coventry, United Kingdom
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6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2016

I stayed here with three friends in December 2015. We stayed in a private room on the sub-ground level adjacent to a small bathroom. The breakfast was nice and locally sourced, but we felt that it was overpriced for the food that was provided. The reception area was really friendly and cosy.

Thank Helen B
Toronto, Canada
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4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016 via mobile

The hostel employees were very pleasant and it was nice that breakfast was offered (at 1500isk) but my room was a bit too small for my liking. We stayed in a private 4 person room on the sub-ground level and the only washroom on the floor was tiny with a single toilet and shower. The washroom floor was sopping wet... More 

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Kitchenette
  • Family Rooms
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Concierge

Additional Information about Vik HI hostel

Address: Nordur-Vik Sudurvikurvegur 5 | Mýrdal, Vik 870, Iceland (Formerly Youth Hostel Vik)
Location: Iceland > South Region > Vik
Number of rooms: 9
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