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    Heradsskolinn Hostel

    Laugarbraut 2, Laugarvatn 840, Iceland
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          Overview
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          • Average5%
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          6 days ago
          “Above-and-beyond service”
          1 week ago
          “Clean, charming, and beautiful hostel”
          Free Wifi
          Free Parking
          Breakfast Buffet
          Non-Smoking Hotel
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          2.5 Star Hotel
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          Reviewed 6 days ago

          This was one of the most comfortable accommodations we enjoyed in Iceland. The room was charming and quiet, internet was fast, breakfast was the bomb (lox and waffles!), and there are numerous common spaces where you can enjoy a beer and a good book (this...More

          Thank Lea B
          Response from Sverrir S, Owner at Heradsskolinn HostelResponded 3 days ago

          Dear friend ! Thank you so much for this beautiful review. It really was my pleasure posting the jacket back to where it belongs ( it was a nice jacket and I was on my way to Reykjavik so it was not a problem at...More

          Reviewed 1 week ago

          This charming hostel exceeded our expectations. The room was comfortable and although we shared a bathroom with the entire floor, I was very impressed with the cleanliness of the well updated bathroom. The shower was great - very hot and had great water pressure. The...More

          Thank Tara S
          Response from Sverrir S, Owner at Heradsskolinn HostelResponded 3 days ago

          Dear friend ! Thank you so much for this beautiful review. I am happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us. Yes, we do work in an old building where sound can fly easily. But that is something we are working on improving...More

          Reviewed 1 week ago

          Stayed here for 2 nights in early June. Stunning place, especially in sunlight, this revised schoolhouse has character and grace. Situated just below Thingvellir and right on top of a lake (with a warm spring-fed beach just passed the hot baths) there are views from...More

          Thank max b
          Response from Sverrir S, Owner at Heradsskolinn HostelResponded 3 days ago

          Dear friend ! It really warms my heart when I read your review. Thank you so much for making this rainy day amazing :) Hopefully we get the change to welcome you again in the nearby future - you are always welcome. Best regards

          Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

          Stayed here two nights while in the Golden Circle Area and visiting Thingviller national park. It's a beautiful property and has such charm being a renovated school. The owner was delightful (told us his grandparents met while in school there), and so helpful. There is...More

          Thank HMK0618
          Response from Sverrir S, Owner at Heradsskolinn HostelResponded 3 days ago

          Dear friend ! Thank you so much for reviewing Heradsskolinn. We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us and that you had a good time staying with us. Hopefully we get the change to welcome you again. Best regards

          Reviewed 1 week ago

          In the winter of 2017 I visited the Fontana Spa and wished I was staying at Héraðsskólinn Hostel. Now my wish has come true and I look forward to my next visit. Héraðsskólinn is a great Hostel, keeping the old boarding school feeling. The rooms...More

          Thank abjborn
          Response from Sverrir S, Owner at Heradsskolinn HostelResponded 3 days ago

          Dear friend ! Thank you so much for this beautiful review. I love Laugarvatn and totally understand why you do as well. It is one of the most beautiful villages in Iceland where good people live and work. It´s really nice to read your review...More

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          • Top amenities
          • Free Parking
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          • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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          • Free Parking
          • Multilingual Staff
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          • $85 - $275 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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          • Family Rooms ,
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          • Non-Smoking Rooms
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          • 25
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          brooklyntruman
          I've never stayed at a hostel and not sure what to expect from the bathroom situation. Is it like a public bathroom where toilets have individual private stalls? do the showers have privacy stalls, or is it open?
          January 16, 2017|
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          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
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          Becky M
          Traveling in September with a couple of friends. Leaving the husbands and kids at home. Only have a couple days in Iceland and want to experience the Golden Circle and the Northern Lights. How far is the drive from the main airport? How far from the hostel is the "best" viewing site for the Northern Lights?
          August 15, 2016|
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          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
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          gdwtch
          What is the easiest way to get to Keflavik airport from Heradsskolinn? It appears there is only one bus and it leaves Laugarvatn at 5:00 -- too late for me. Is there some other trick?
          June 6, 2015|
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          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
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          "If available choose the lake view, and get a private room and bathroom"
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          "Like staying at a Whole Foods"
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          "I believe all rooms face the lake but that's the best view!"
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          "ensuite rooms are nice - just air them a bit"
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