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.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

Eldsto Art Cafe / Bistro / Pottery / Guesthouse

View Deal
06/04/2017 06/05/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
Lock in the lowest price from our partners
View Deal
Compare best prices from top travel sites
Professional photos
Eldsto Art Cafe \/ Bistro \/ Pottery \/ Guesthouse
View Map
{"widget":{"name":"ibex_photo_carousel","template":"ibex_photo_carousel__widget","dust":{"nav_controls":"ibex_photo_carousel__nav_controls"},"divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_photo_carousel","js":{"handlers":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handlers'))"},"moduleList":["handlers"]},"scriptFlags":null,"containerClass":null}
Add Photo Write a Review

61 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
  • More
Showing 50: English reviews
Start your review of Eldsto Art Cafe / Bistro / Pottery / Guesthouse
 Click to rate
Derby, Kansas
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great little place to stop and eat. The burgers we're delicious and service was friendly. The price was decent for Iceland. Don't eat by the falls wait till you pass this place.The free WiFi was also the quickest we have found so far.

Thank 3rdeyerob
Gudlaug Helga I, Manager at Eldsto Art Cafe / Bistro / Pottery / Guesthouse, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your rating and welcome back kind regards Helga

Fremont, Ohio
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We rented a house for a few days near the cafe. The first day we stopped there were few cars there, but when we left there was no parking.We had an amazing meal. We ended up eating dinner here two more nights. They also have yummy desserts. We really felt welcomed. The owner of the cafe spent time talking to...

Thank Nancy T
Reviewed April 18, 2017 via mobile

Do the job, a bit expensive, good to know that Room 1 and 2 are part of a shared kitchen/living room and above the restaurant's kitchen with all the noise till 11pm but quiet after that time. The room are a bit small but were clean.

Thank Tripadviser G
St. Petersburg, Russia
Reviewed November 17, 2016

Very cute guesthouse in a small town). Pleasant stuff. Small rooms, but very clean, comfortable beds. There kitchen for guests. And good bathrooms! We had a luck when we couldn't hitchhike a car and we found this guesthouse with just 1 available room! It was incredible!

Thank Lev_shopun
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed November 17, 2016 via mobile

I thought the lady was a bit abrupt when she asked me if I wanted to see the menu "again". Actually she turned out to be quite the opposite as she explained that she's just turned 30 and thinks she has started her menopause early (it was so funny!!). The salmon with salad on flatbread was really quite nice (my...

Thank jonathanh3
Reviewed October 25, 2016 via mobile

We are here in this small village to see the saga museum. In the meanwhile we've gone for dinner. We were the only guets in this bistro. The waitress was very friendly and the foof was served fast. Soup of the day was delicious and the Islandic lamp... <3 what should I say more <3 The salamon was also very...

Thank 222tinac
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed October 23, 2016

To give you some idea of how great the people are here, I left my phone in the café and the owner drove over 100 kms to Reykjavik to personally hand it back! As if that weren't enough, we had a couple of ice-cold beers and a slice of delicious homemade carrot cake in the lovely café, plus the oppportunity...

2Thank FallingleavesDA
Dublin, Ireland
Reviewed October 22, 2016

We found Eldsto Art Cafe by chance, staff could not have been more help full kind and inviting. Food was one of the best meals i have ever eaten. Please do yourself a favor and try for yourself. One of the highlights of our trip to this beautiful country.

Thank antonmcgrath
Reviewed October 17, 2016

The place is warm and cozy, the people are friendly and it is clean! The guest house is right next to a super market - I probably wouldn't stay there for days on end because it is quite small but for what we wanted it was perfect.

Thank Ellie C
Barcelona, Spain
Reviewed September 22, 2016 via mobile

This guesthouse is perfect for a short stay. The rooms and bathrooms are already new and the breakfast service is perfect. You can also have lunch and dinner and they are great. The staff is pretty good. Recommended.

Thank Cristina A
Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question

67 photos of this hotel

Traveler photos: See what travelers like you saw

All Traveler Photos (17)
Hotel & Grounds (4)
Room/Suite (2)
Dining (4)
Other (7)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

All Management Photos (50)
Hotel & Grounds (10)
Dining (19)
Bathroom (1)
View from Room (4)
Room/Suite (13)
Other (3)
06/04/2017 06/05/2017
Hotels you might also like...
Also consider these accommodations in or near Hvolsvollur
7.6 mi away
Stracta Hotel Hella
Stracta Hotel Hella
#2 of 5 in Hella
457 reviews
18.3 mi away
Country Hotel Anna
Country Hotel Anna
#1 of 2 in Hvolsvollur
260 reviews
3.0 mi away
Hotel Ranga
Hotel Ranga
#1 of 5 in Hella
1,564 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
0.2 mi away
Hotel Hvolsvollur
Hotel Hvolsvollur
#2 of 2 in Hvolsvollur
111 reviews
21.6 mi away
Volcano Huts Thorsmork
Volcano Huts Thorsmork
#4 of 13 in Hvolsvollur
119 reviews
7.0 mi away
Hotel Fljotshlid
Hotel Fljotshlid
#1 of 14 in Hvolsvollur
91 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question


  • Restaurant
  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Things to do
  • Restaurant
Room types
  • Suites
  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
  • Public Wifi
  • Paid Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Paid Wifi
  • Free Parking
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
ART CAFE AND BISTRO IN SOUTH ICELAND. Eldsto Art Cafe/Bistro is an artistic cafe where all tableware is handmade on the premises by the owners G.Helga Ingadottir, pottery artist and singer and Thor Sveinsson, potter. Eldsto Guest House is right above the cafe and gallery. There are 5 rooms for 2-4 people and two bathrooms, each with a shower. A small kitchenette and a sitting room are accessible to guests. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Eldsto Art Cafe / Bistro / Pottery / Guesthouse

Address: Austurvegur 2 | Highway, Hvolsvollur 860, Iceland
Location: Iceland > South Region > Hvolsvollur
Price Range: $116 - $254 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 5
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Booking.com, Agoda and Priceline so you can book your Eldsto Art Cafe / Bistro / Pottery / Guesthouse 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.
Also Known As:
Eldsto Art Cafe / Bistro / Pottery / Guesthouse Iceland/Hvolsvollur
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

Questions & Answers

Here's what travelers have asked, with answers from Eldsto Art Cafe / Bistro / Pottery / Guesthouse staff and other travelers.
3 questions
Ask a question

See all questions (3)

Questions? Get answers from Eldsto Art Cafe / Bistro / Pottery / Guesthouse staff and past guests.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • 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?

See which rooms travelers prefer

“We didn't stay at the guest house. We ate in the restaurant.”
ColBee, Jul 14, 2016 | Read review
“No comment and won't recommend at all!!”
tshum, Aug 18, 2014 | Read review
“nothing special”
vagrantcjf, Aug 19, 2013 | Read review
“Three rooms open to the hall, and two open to the common area. The swimming pool is by the school, and cost 500 kr...well worth it!”
CaliforniaFuntogo, Feb 16, 2013 | Read review
4 of 4
Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question
$154* /night
View Deal
Prices are for 1 room, 2 adults
Change dates