We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Sponsored by:
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Sponsored by:
1/4/2018 1/5/2018
    There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
    • {providername} {price}
    {providername} {price}
    We can't find prices for this accommodation
    From {rate_price} {rate_periodicity}

    Heradsskolinn Boutique Hostel

    Laugarbraut 2 | The Golden Circle, Laugarvatn 840, Iceland
    011 354 537 8060
    Hotel website
    Lowest prices for your stay
    1/4/2018 1/5/2018
    Are these your travel dates?
    TripAdvisor uses this information to find you the lowest prices for your stay.
    Traveler (286)
    Dining (31)
    Room & Suite (30)
    • Excellent70%
    • Very good24%
    • Average4%
    • Poor1%
    • Terrible1%
    Travelers talk about
    “old school” (35 reviews)
    “golden circle” (67 reviews)
    “northern lights” (18 reviews)
    Free Wifi
    Free Parking
    Breakfast Buffet
    Non-Smoking Hotel
    Family Rooms
    Wheelchair access
    2.5 Star Hotel
    All hotel details
    {"containerClass":null,"containerAttributes":null,"widget":{"name":"ibex_photo_carousel","template":"ibex_photo_carousel__widget","moduleList":["handlers"],"divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_photo_carousel","js":{"handlers":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handlers'))"},"dust":{"nav_controls":"ibex_photo_carousel__nav_controls"}},"scriptFlags":null}
    Jan 4Jan 5
    1 room, 2 adults, 0 children
    Standard Room

    Getting you more information on this room

    Free Cancellation
    Show Available Rooms
    Sorry, this partner no longer has rooms available on TripAdvisor. Please visit one of our 7 partner sites to see rooms from $106.
    We're sorry, there are no rooms available on TripAdvisor. Please change your dates, or view all Laugarvatn hotels with availability
    Standard Room

    Getting you more information on this room

    Free Cancellation
    {"BOOKING_FEATURES": ["IB_IRG_RATE_VERIFICATION","IB_STREAMLINED_SELECTED_ROOM","IB_POST_BOOKING_LOGIN_US","IB_SHOW_EMAIL_FOR_INSECURE_LOGIN","VISA_SPONSORSHIP_WEB","RCMS_INLINE_ROOM_GRID_MAX_OCC","IB_POST_BOOKING_LOGIN","IB_IRG_PERFORMANCE_METRICS","IB_IRG_MATCH_META","MOB_BOOKING_EMAIL_AGREE_HIDE","CHILDREN_SEARCH","IB_EXPRESS_BOOK","ATTRACTIONS_REMOVE_PAYMENT_ADDRESS_FIELDS","HR_IB_EXCLUDE_TAXES_AND_FEES","IB_DW_CCNAME_WITH_AUTOCOMPLETE","IB_IRG_PERFORMANCE_METRICS_MOBILE","IB_BOOKNOW_CLEAN_WITH_ICON_SHORT_BTN","STORED_CARDS","IB_PRICE_WINS_COPY","IB_PRICES_OUTSIDE_ROOM_BUTTON","IB_EXIT_INTERRUPTER","IB_SHOW_AMENITIES_AS_ICONS","META_AIR","IB_REVIEW_BOOKING_BUTTON","IB_INLINE_ROOM_GRID","IBEX_HIGH_EQUITY_BRANDING","IB_PRICE_WINS_POST_TX","IB_BOOKING_FORM_FAVICON","IB_KIPLINGER_AWARD","IB_URGENCY_BLOCK"] , "IMPRESSION_KEY": "ef8e2d8145c6406d891a86d3d48907e7", "roomSelectionModel": {"partnerInfos":[],"multiplePartners":false,"polling":{"locationId":4541531,"bookingSessionId":null,"detailedAvailabilityKey":null,"commerceContentIds":[],"additionalContentIds":[],"pollCount":0,"checkin":{"day":4,"month":1,"year":2018},"checkout":{"day":5,"month":1,"year":2018},"adults":2,"child_rm_ages":"","rooms":1,"display_rooms":300,"entryPrice":-1,"entryCurrency":"USD","complete":true,"formKey":"","showAllRooms":true,"genNewBookingSessionId":false,"winningProviderAtClick":"","selectedRoomKey":"","impressionKey":"ef8e2d8145c6406d891a86d3d48907e7","navArea":null,"referringServlet":"Hotel_Review","highestMetaPrice":107,"lowestMetaPrice":106,"additionalPartner":false,"highestMetaPriceDisplay":107,"roomsToVerify":[],"clazz":null},"summary":null,"unavailable":true,"metaOffers":[],"mismatchCheckModel":null,"totalMediaCount":0,"hotelPhotos":[],"noticeHeaderMessage":null,"moreProviders":null,"lowestPricePartner":null,"showAllRooms":true,"isMetaCheaper":false,"isBookingLessThanOrEqualToMeta":null,"avgHistoricalPrice":0.0,"avgHistoricalDisplayPrice":null,"expressBookState":{"hasFullTravelerInfo":false,"hasReducedBillingInfo":false,"hasFullBillingInfo":false},"highestMetaPrice":107,"lowestMetaPrice":106,"highestMetaPriceDisplay":107,"hotelName":"Heradsskolinn Boutique Hostel","hasSpecialTimeOfStayTaxes":false,"trackingTree":null,"trackingTreeId":null,"showPriceHoverTooltip":false,"trackingContext":"eyJzdGF0ZSI6IkhPVEVMX0FVQ1RJT04iLCJwIjoiSFJfTWFpbkNvbW1lcmNlIiwiaWRzIjp7IkJGSyI6ImVmOGUyZDgxNDVjNjQwNmQ4OTFhODZkM2Q0ODkwN2U3IiwiQUlLIjoiMjhjM2QzN2E5NjEzNDIyYTkyYTIyZjQ1NmI3MDhiMjkifSwiZW50cnlTZXJ2bGV0IjoiSG90ZWxfUmV2aWV3In0=","cheaperPricesExist":false,"enableLPF":false,"priceDropPercent":0,"canExpandRooms":false,"expandRoomsToAllPartners":false,"roomSelectionKey":null,"useSupplierDirectTreatment":false,"isSupplierDirect":false,"showProviderSeparator":false,"clazz":null,"isPriceDrawerEnabled":false,"seeMoreMessage":null,"seeMoreIFrameMessage":null,"isPricelineCom":false,"isMetaMarketingLandOnBookingFormEnabled":false}, "ibAvailability": false, "metaAvailability": true, "topOfferIsIB": false, "numHacTries": -1, "checkIn": "01/04/2018", "checkOut": "01/05/2018", "lowestPrice": "$106", "hasDates": true, "hacComplete": true, "contentIdMappings": {}, "pollingEnabled": false, "preventScroll": false, "offerClickToken": null, "conditionalUpdate": false, "mightGetRooms": true, "divClasses": "ppr_rup ppr_priv_hr_inline_room_grid_hsx", "singlePartnerRoomGridWidget": {"containerClass":null,"containerAttributes":null,"widget":{"name":"ibex_room_grid_hsx","template":"ibex_room_grid_hsx__widget","moduleList":["handlers","tracking"],"divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_room_grid_hsx","js":{"handlers":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handlers'))","tracking":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'tracking'))"},"dust":{"sub_header":"ibex_room_grid_hsx__sub_header"}},"scriptFlags":null}, "multiPartnerRoomGridWidget": null, "mismatchMessage": {"containerClass":null,"containerAttributes":null,"widget":{"name":"ibex_mismatch_message","template":"ibex_mismatch_message__widget","moduleList":["handler"],"divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_mismatch_message","js":{"handler":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handler'))"},"dust":{}},"scriptFlags":null}, "maxRoomsToShow": 300, "isTablet": false, "roomGridRowWidget": {"containerClass":null,"containerAttributes":null,"widget":{"name":"ibex_room_grid_row_hsx","template":"ibex_room_grid_row_hsx__widget","moduleList":[],"divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_room_grid_row_hsx","js":{},"dust":{"amenities":"ibex_room_grid_row_hsx__amenities","condition_col":"ibex_room_grid_row_hsx__condition_col","price_text":"ibex_room_grid_row_hsx__price_text","reservation_col":"ibex_room_grid_row_hsx__reservation_col"}},"scriptFlags":null}, "mismatchMessageLightbox": null, "deviceInfo": "OtherOS OtherBrowser", "bookOnTripAdvisor": "Book on <img class=\"ibHeaderImg\" alt=\"TripAdvisor\" src=\"https:\/\/static.tacdn.com\/img2\/branding\/rebrand\/TA_logo_primary.png\"\/>"}
    Write a ReviewReviews (298)
    Traveler rating
    Traveler type
    Time of year

    1 - 5 of 226 reviews

    Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

    Stopped for lunch while on the golden circle tour. The owner Sverrir runs a very homey type of lodging in the middle of the national park near the fontana spa. Situate on the edge of the lake at Laugavartin the hostel offers both individual and...More

    Thank Idris A
    Property's Favorite Review
    Reviewed September 12, 2017 via mobile

    My husband, I and our 2.5 year old son visited Iceland at the end of July 2017. We spent one evening at Fontana spa and dropped into the inn for a late dinner after the spa. Even though the restaurant manager was trying to close...More

    Thank Alice L
    Response from Sverrir S, Owner at Heradsskolinn Boutique HostelResponded September 19, 2017

    Dear Alice ! Thank you so much for such a beautiful review. It really warms our hearts to read it and makes us feel that we are doing something right here at Heradsskolinn. Hopefully we get the change to welcome you again in the nearby...More

    Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

    Loved this hostel within the golden circle. Stayed for 1 night in a double room with a friend. It was very spacious but cosy at the same time. Lots of quirky features which were quite fun e.g. an old fashioned pram on the landing. The...More

    Thank Alison S
    Response from Sverrir S, Owner at Heradsskolinn Boutique HostelResponded 1 week ago

    Dear Alison ! Thank you so much for your beautiful review. I am sorry to hear about the lack of equipment in the kitchen. We try our best to maintain it and keep it fully loaded for our guests. Hopefully we get the change to...More

    Reviewed October 29, 2017

    As a leader of a school trip I have been visiting Iceland for 15 years. This was the best hostel we have ever stayed in. The staff could not have done more to make us feel welcome. The food was of high quality and plentiful!...More

    Thank Richard J
    Response from Sverrir S, Owner at Heradsskolinn Boutique HostelResponded 1 week ago

    Dear Richard ! Thank you so much for your beautiful words. I hope that we get the change to welcome you again and hopefully you will get the same weather and northern lights :) Best regards

    Reviewed October 19, 2017

    This hostel was one of our favourite accommodations in Iceland for its charming history, the architecture, the great staff, a beautiful location, fantastic big room that we had, perfectly adequate dining room for dinner and breakfast and so much more. We wished we had booked...More

    Thank Lightw
    Response from Sverrir S, Owner at Heradsskolinn Boutique HostelResponded 1 week ago

    Dear Light ! Hopefully you will come back to Iceland and stay with us for more nights. You are always welcome here and we are very thankful for your beautiful review. Best regards

    Awards & Recognition
    Certificate of Excellence
    • Top amenities
    • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
    • Free Parking
    • Restaurant
    • Bar/Lounge
    • Hotel Amenities
    • Free Parking
    • Multilingual Staff
    • Concierge
    • Things to do
    • Restaurant
    • Bar/Lounge
    • Price range
    • $80 - $233 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
    • Hotel class
    • Room types
    • Non-Smoking Rooms ,
    • Family Rooms
    • Number of rooms
    • 25
    • Reservation Options
    • TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Booking.com, Expedia, Orbitz, Hotwire, Hotels.com, Cheap Tickets and Priceline so you can book your Heradsskolinn Boutique Hostel reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
    • Location
    • Iceland >
    • South Region >
    • Laugarvatn
    Add Photo Photos
    Traveler (286)
    Dining (31)
    Room & Suite (30)
    Pool & Beach (2)
    Hotel & Grounds (261)
    Family and Play Areas (12)
    Bathroom (6)
    Business Center & Event Rooms (1)
    Sponsored by:
    Nearby HotelsSee all 2 hotels in Laugarvatn
    Hotel Edda - ML Laugarvatn
    104 reviews
    .17 miles away
    Nearby Restaurants
    Restaurant Lindin Bistro Cafe
    604 reviews
    .17 miles away
    Laugarvatn Fontana Cafe
    97 reviews
    .18 miles away
    Heradsskolinn Restaurant
    91 reviews
    .00 miles away
    Cozy Cafe in Galleri Laugarvatni
    33 reviews
    .48 miles away
    Nearby Attractions
    Laugarvatn Fontana Geothermal Baths
    1,009 reviews
    .12 miles away
    Bruarfoss Waterfall
    232 reviews
    7.47 miles away
    Iceland Riverjet
    734 reviews
    8.93 miles away
    Thingvellir National Park
    2,788 reviews
    12.02 miles away
    Ask a question
    Questions & Answers
    January 16, 2017|
    AnswerShow all 2 answers
    Response from bronteremsik | Reviewed this property |
    The toilets and showers are both private with stalls. The bathrooms are very clean and the shower stalls were huge! There's two curtained sections so you can change and keep your clothes dry & private while also keeping them... More
    August 15, 2016|
    AnswerShow all 4 answers
    Response from Laaahmp | Reviewed this property |
    Journey from the airport is a little over an hour, but I'd say give yourself about two, purely because you're going to want to stop and have a look around on the way. We saw the lights about a 10 minute drive away from the... More
    June 6, 2015|
    Response from Sverrir S | Property representative |
    Dear friend, It is the only bus you can reach but if you check out: Reykjavik Excursions website then you might jump on board with Golden Circle sight seeing tours - they come by 3-6 times each day during summer :) Best... More
    Room Tips
    "No noice, great views from all rooms."
    Read review
    "Family room for six offered good space; No noise issues; Nice views of the lake"
    Read review
    "Request a bathtub in advance"
    Read review
    "If available choose the lake view, and get a private room and bathroom"
    Read review
    Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
    Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing