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Hong Kong, China
Reviewed 6 days ago NEWvia mobile

It's located in the the hilly far end of town center, 15 mins walk to supermarket. The place is ok clean with limited toilets. Wifi didn't work on the night I was there. Nice and helpful staff. Overall an ok reasonably priced place to stay for a stopover

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Geneva, Switzerland
Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed here for 2 nights while waiting for the northern lights to miraculously appear (never happened!). Rooms are on the small side, especially in the attic, where the slanting ceilings of the house cut through your living space. Quite away from the beach as it is situated on the edges of town near the mountains already. The owners and the...

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St. John's, Canada
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Hostel Vik was a fantastic find. Three friends and I stayed in one of the private cabins which were modern, clean, comfortable and well equipped. Very friendly staff. Great breakfast offered in the morning. Would also recommend eating at the nearby restaurant for dinner. One of my favourite meals in Iceland! And, we received a 10% discount as hostel guests....

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Calgary, Canada
Reviewed October 23, 2016 via mobile

The HI hostel Vik is a cute little hostel set in what could be described as and old farmhouse. It is up the road from the first hostel sign, this is the restaurant affiliated with the hostel, do not confuse the two :) There is a common area with sofas and television right when you walk in, the wifi works...

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Bacolod, Philippines
Reviewed October 16, 2016

Vik seemed to be more expensive than the other small towns. This was the only place we could find online that fit the budget range we had set. Location: It's a convenient stop at the edge of the town. We got one of the houses good for 8 people on the hill away from the main house. That provided us...

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San Diego, California
Reviewed October 7, 2016

My friend and I checked in for two nights at the Vik Hostel. Christian was excellent in getting us settled and explaining all that he had to. We stayed on the top floor room #nine I believe in a six bunk dorm/room. Comfortable bed with linen provided, lights and power plugs close by. Nice views of the church and sea...

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Reviewed October 3, 2016 via mobile

Stayed there for one night on my way to Hofn - need to take a very short gravel road to get there, cute location! I was very impressed by the breakfast offered, there was home smoked trout, dandelion syrup, and other interesting options available. Downside was there's like, one bathroom per floor (at least on the bottom floor) so the...

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Reviewed September 20, 2016 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....

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Albury, Australia
Reviewed August 24, 2016

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...

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United Kingdom
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...

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Kitchenette
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
  • Multilingual Staff

Additional Information about Vik HI hostel

Address: Nordur-Vik Sudurvikurvegur 5 | Mýrdal, Vik 870, Iceland (Formerly Youth Hostel Vik)
Location: Iceland > South Region > Vik
Price Range: $160 - $160 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 9
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  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
  • At what time does the pool open each day?

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“If booking off-peak, it might be better to book the 6-bed dorm rooms as they would not be full.”
 of 5 bubbles JoramJesperCo, 1 week ago | Read review
“Ask for a room upstair”
 of 5 bubbles 22melanie, Jul 14, 2016 | Read review
“Maybe ask for a room on the first floor where the kitchenettes are located?”
 of 5 bubbles helenlb93, May 31, 2016 | Read review
“Nice hostel but expensive for what it offers.”
 of 5 bubbles MichalisP, Apr 1, 2016 | Read review
“Try to get a room on a high floor :)”
 of 5 bubbles IcelandBackpack, Jan 19, 2015 | Read review
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