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#5 of 35 Specialty lodging in Egilsstadir
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Hostel and Horsefarm Húsey is located on the Eastern part of Iceland in Fljótsdalshérað, a place with extreme natural beauty and you will find that you are in close contact with nature. The hostel is a former old farmhouse in which you can enjoy almost complete peace and quiet and enjoy the spectacular view. Try a fresh walk along the footpaths or a guided horseriding tour to experience the birdlife and landscape with its changing moods and seals in the great rivers which is their natural habitat.
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Husey, Egilsstadir 701 Iceland
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Clara wrote a review Oct 2022
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The hostel is a charming old farmhouse where you immediately feel at home. The surroundings are stunning and you can take great walks towards the sea where you can even see seals. Everyone, especially the lady who owns the hostel and the farm, is very nice and helpful. I really enjoyed my stay and can absolutely recommend the hostel.
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Date of stay: October 2022
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Room Tip: The nearest supermarket is 45 minutes away by car, so bring enough food with you. There is a...
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Nivare wrote a review Jul 2021
Antwerp, Belgium9 contributions1 helpful vote
Wonderful 2h horse riding experience. We were a family of 4 with nearly no horse riding experience and we had a blast. Utterly helpful and kind guides (Claire and Eilsabet) and extremely well-trained horses, that are clearly well taken care of. They base the temper of the horses on the experience of the riders, so ours were very calm and responsive. The environment of Husey is perfect for horse riding, no roads, no traffic, only nature and a lot of birds.
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Date of stay: July 2021
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Response from Husey H, Owner at Husey Youth Hostel
Responded Jul 27, 2021
Thank you for your lovely words! Best wishes from Húsey team
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Anett-B wrote a review Jul 2021
Akureyri, Iceland30 contributions1 helpful vote
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If you need to get away, unplug and just enjoy nature - this is the place. Idyllic and quaint old farm house made hostel with self catering, horseback trips, bird watching, or simply chill out. The staff was super nice and helpful, the rooms very nice and more then we expected then the usual icelandic farm holidays.
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Date of stay: July 2021Trip type: Traveled with family
Room Tip: Take your time driving the gravel road. If it rains, bring wellies. No store anywhere nearby,...
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Response from Husey H, Owner at Husey Youth Hostel
Responded Jul 27, 2021
Thank you for your lovely words! Best wishes from Húsey team
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Belle wrote a review Jul 2019
Lincolnshire, United Kingdom19 contributions3 helpful votes
This was a fabulous experience! We booked a 2 hour ride at 10am and had a lovely time and saw loads of seals! My friend had no riding experience but I have ridden before and this ride suited us both. I was given the opportunity to go ahead with another guide and have a gallop which I loved. Contrary to another review, I found everyone at the farm to be lovely and welcoming. We were even shown a baby seal which was being hand reared at the farm before being released! If you are going riding in Iceland this is definitely the place to go.
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Date of stay: July 2019Trip type: Traveled with friends
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Rafael_Traveller_75 wrote a review Aug 2018
Ganserndorf, Austria2 contributions
Spent one week in Husey (booked the "riding holidays") - 2 adults, one kid with 10 years. Quiet private place, welcoming family & hostel team (German speaking), impressive nature and animals, great horses. Team organized individual daily riding tours for us :-) Simple but very clean hostel in an old farm house. If you want to spend one week with horses in iceland, this is the place to be.
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Date of stay: August 2018
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Anja K wrote a review Jul 2018
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Well organized, friendly staff and seals. What a great trip. The route and speed depends on your level of riding, which is great. So my bf could have the beginner package and I got the experienced one. I was very happy to do it there, because of the beach, seals and those 3 nice German girls.
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Date of stay: July 2018Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Bassett1207 wrote a review Jun 2018
Bassett, Virginia16 contributions5 helpful votes
I'm giving the Husey hostel a great rating, but this is from the perspective of knowing what you are getting ahead of time. The hostel is -not- a place to stay while you visit other places, it -is- your destination. The nearest other human habitation is 10 kilometers away. The nearest paved road is further than that and you are an hour from the closest spot to buy groceries. With that out of the way, the hostel is an old farmhouse. Read that as "quirky" in terms of the architecture, and not for people who cannot handle steep, narrow stairs and the like. The hostel is part of a working farm, so they have things to do aside from dealing with guests 24/7, but there was always someone available if we had a question. They do not serve meals, but they do have the standard shared kitchen facilities for guests and do have a few amenities for sale, like milk, chicken and duck eggs from the farm, and locally caught salmon and trout. We went there for the horseback riding and were not disappointed and would have no reservations about staying there again.
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Date of stay: May 2018
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Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Room Tip: Pick one that has the sun exposure you want, if this matters to you
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Max H wrote a review Jun 2018
Bridport, United Kingdom23 contributions13 helpful votes
We did a ring road trip in Iceland for the past couple weeks and stayed here one of the nights. It was a great choice! The location is fantastic, very out of the way and really peaceful - it probably helped that when we arrived the weather was beautiful! We went into the main house, rang the bell and checked in fairly quickly. The hostel wasn’t very busy when we came so we were given a choice of rooms (we chose the one which got darker due to the incessant sunlight!) comfy beds, and good linen provided. Excellent location with helpful tips as to local walks and to see local wildlife provided by the helpful owner. Highly recommended, especially if looking for a truly Icelandic experience in the wilderness, but with all the comforts of home.
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Date of stay: June 2018Trip type: Traveled with friends
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NickAshe wrote a review Sep 2017
Asheville, North Carolina9 contributions1 helpful vote
Rude owners. Terrible experience. Not enough heating to fill the place. Within the first 5 minutes of our stay a kid got locked in the bathroom. The bathroom smelled of puke. But most importantly these people shouldn't be in the service industry. They don't know how to treat people right and we're biased to where we were from.
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Date of stay: August 2017
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Response from Husey1, Guest Relations Manager at Husey Youth Hostel
Responded Nov 20, 2017
I would like to apologise, you did not have a good experience at Húsey. There has been a great pressure on this family run hostel this summer. After having been very unwell during the summer farmer Örn Þorleifsson died of lung cancer on the 30th of October 2017. My niece Laufey and her husband Örn had run this hostel together for over 20 years, being proud of being able to offer travellers this very special remote place to stay. Húsey has been described by many nature loving visitors as one of the best places to stay in Iceland and that encourages us to carry on offering the service of the hostel and the horse riding. We listen to the opinions of visitors and try to continually improve our services. However I will respond to each part in your feedback. "No heat in room"; we use two heatpumps (varmadælur) as a base heating system, these are placed at each end of the hostel. When the rooms are not in use we leave the rooms open for the warm air to circulate. When the weather is very cold we use the oil central heating as extra and we have movable electric heaters for some of the rooms and to use as necessary. Our apology if this was not explained. "Rude owners"; we apologise for any rudeness, this is certainly not our intention. "In the middle of nowhere": This is what some visitors find part of the uniqueness of Húsey but others prefer to stay closer to the main route1. We have attemted to correct our postion on Google map so that visitors are aware of the distance. "Some kid got locked in the bathroom the first 5 minutes of our stay": Our gentleman guest came over to the reception to report this and a member of our team went over to the hostel immediately and spoke to the young child through the door and explained how to move the latch across. Again we apologise for your bad experience. Elísabet on behalf of the team at Húsey
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jspence316 wrote a review Aug 2017
Cairo, Egypt31 contributions14 helpful votes
this review applies only to the horse riding, not the hostel. first for those only looking to ride horses here, know that it is very out of the way and difficult to find. Google maps has the location right, but the route wrong. You need to take 926 which is gravel, then the unpaved road that it dead-ends into for another 20-30 minutes. This is as remote as it gets in an already remote region. We were fine with that, but to be honest the experience wasn't worth the effort of getting there. Firstly the seals, the purported highlight of the trip, are so far away that they're barely specks on the horizon. The guides bring a pair of binoculars, but it makes little difference. Second, except for providing maybe 3 or 4 facts about the local birds, our guides rode in silence the whole time. This was probably because they were both German and didn't have local knowledge, and because their English was limited. For some people silence is likely welcomed, but for us it was a long, somewhat monotonous ride that was dying for some context on the local ecology/culture or insight into the amazing animals we were riding. In the end, we were left with just the the scenery, which was pretty, but nothing spectacular by Icelandic standards. The staff was efficient and competent, but if you're dead set on horse back riding while in Iceland, there are certainly places to do it that are far easier to get to and that give a more complete Icelandic experience.
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Date of stay: July 2017
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$62 - $83 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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NUMBER OF ROOMS
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