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Youth Hostel Sjonarholl

Hoefdagata 1, Stykkisholmur 340 Iceland
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#4 of 13 Specialty lodging in Stykkisholmur
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Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
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Peter D wrote a review Jan 2019
Bristol, United Kingdom15 contributions4 helpful votes
After visiting many years ago it was a pleasure to come back and enjoy the amazing views and wonderful hospitality from Sara et al. Highly recommend. Great location high up up giving a stunning birds eye view of the harbour without being down too close to the late night noise around there. Plenty of showers and seating . Pete
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Date of stay: January 2019
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Trip type: Traveled solo
bobandsuenh wrote a review Sep 2018
Thornton, New Hampshire8 contributions
We stopped at the Hotel Breidafjordur, just down the hill, without a reservation, at the end of August. They had room there, but suggested the hostel they also own, which is the Sjonarholl. It is run by the proprietor's daughter Sara, with help from Smari and Tim, and they couldn't have been more welcoming and accomodating. We stayed in a private room with a double bed, which came with linens (we've seen reviews where people had to pay extra for the linens; maybe this is the case in the dormitory portion). The room was small but big enough for two people and two suitcases. It had a table and two chairs; no closet. This is a guest house, not a hotel, and we could have made use of the beautiful kitchen and living area and outdoor patio, but we weren't there long enough. Having a community kitchen and living area is a perfect way to meet other travellers. Stykkisholmur is a beautiful little harbor town where, with a geothermal pool, several restaurants and a ferry to islands in the bay, one could spend a few days. Smari gave us a great recommendation for our trip back to Reykjavik: bypass the tunnel from Borganes and go around the stunning Borgarfjordur. Hostel Sjonarholl is very clean and well maintained, and we would stay there again in a heartbeat.
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Date of stay: August 2018
Trip type: Traveled as a couple
FatGooseMan wrote a review May 2018
Downpatrick, United Kingdom13 contributions6 helpful votes
We go to this hostel every spring, in May, as we go to Iceland from Ireland to research brent geese. The owners are super friendly and accessible, and the daughter, Sarah, has just returned from England with her boyfriend/partner to upgrade and refurbish any of the minor problems there may have been in the past. We like the totally relaxed environment at the hostel. The facilities currently are basic, but very adequate, and the beds are comfortable.
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Date of stay: May 2018
Trip type: Traveled with friends
Laura v wrote a review Sep 2017
London, United Kingdom31 contributions9 helpful votes
We stayed one night here. The location was good and convenient for us. The hostel has some nice views and it was fairly clean; this is where the positives ended really. Firstly bedding isn't included in the cost of booking so we had to pay €22 extra when we arrived for two of us. This wasn't made clear when I booked online (the confirmation email does show linen not included but only at the very bottom). In my opinion the owners should ensure that this is more obvious as including this extra cost the room was really poor value and we would have booked somewhere else if we'd been aware of the total cost. The beds were particularly uncomfortable and ridiculously squeaky. The walls are all super thin so you can hear what's going on throughout the hostel. The shower I used had to be held as there was no fixture on the wall. Also there's really limited parking outside - it was quiet when we were there and it was already full. Overall this was the worst value place we stayed in a 2 week trip to Iceland. If you can I'd recommend spending a bit more and staying somewhere else
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Date of stay: September 2017Trip type: Traveled as a couple
frasgritta wrote a review Aug 2017
Brussels, Belgium32 contributions46 helpful votes
We were there in July (2 adults and 2 small kids) in a quadriple room on the 1st floor. The room was so narrow that with the luggages open on the floor it was not possible to move. Our door's lock did not work, even after they gave us a new key we could not lock it. Overall overpriced and poorly maintained. There was a terrace but it needs repairing and cleaning.
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Date of stay: July 2017Trip type: Traveled with family
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Frequently Asked Questions about Youth Hostel Sjonarholl
Which popular attractions are close to Youth Hostel Sjonarholl?
Nearby attractions include Stykkisholmskirkja (0.2 miles), Lighthouse Súgandisey (0.3 miles), and Volcano Museum (0.07 miles).
What are some restaurants close to Youth Hostel Sjonarholl?
Conveniently located restaurants include Sjavarpakkhusid, Skurinn, and Narfeyrarstofa.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Youth Hostel Sjonarholl?
Yes, guests have access to a fitness center during their stay.
Is Youth Hostel Sjonarholl located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.2 miles away from the center of Stykkisholmur.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Youth Hostel Sjonarholl?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Spanish.
Are there any historical sites close to Youth Hostel Sjonarholl?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Norska Husið (0.07 miles).