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“Poor value for money”
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Guesthouse Hvammur
Ranked #19 of 19 Hofn B&B and Inns
Reviewed September 5, 2011

We spent too much here and didn't receive enough. They advertise international tv in the room and a private double, this translates as one fuzzy channel on a thirty year old tv and a bathroom shared between an entire floor of guests. Not at all value for money, wouldn't recommend, left no impression just a dent in my wallet...

  • Stayed: August 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed August 16, 2011

We went to the wrong hostel first and were redirected to the harbor location.They should clarify which place to go to on the reservation. It smelled very strongly of fish in both locations. I know it is a fishing town but the hostel was literally right next to a fishing boat. Our room was fine but the TV was not functional so don't consider that an ammenity. The staff was minimally helpful and required beeping intercom to get attention. While I was unimpressed by the facility in general, the showers were the best we had on the trip, excellent water pressure! Breakfast was in a crowded little area and one guy had to walk through the kitchen after a shower in his towel to get to his room and I felt embarrased for him...who puts a guest room connected to the kitchen??

  • Stayed: August 2011, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank eandd Z
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Reviewed August 11, 2011

We initially turned up at the Harbour building and found it difficult to find reception and were surprised that the door to the building was open to where people's rooms and communal bathrooms were with no reception - poor security. The area around the building was not inspiring or attractive either. On finding the intercom upstairs, we were greeted by a grumpy man who rudely told us we were booked in to their other building. We were actually relieved that we weren't staying there! The building we stayed in looked better. It did have someone in reception who was marginally friendlier...... The room was clean and the shared bathrooms and toilets were fairly clean but the rooms were very noisy. Breakfast was ok but the staff serving breakfast were not friendly at all.

  • Stayed: July 2011, traveled with family
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Reviewed July 13, 2011

if you want to spoil your vacation, meet aggressive personnel to sleep in wet and muddy bed of the window to see garbage cans - it can be found in guesthouse Hvammur.

  • Stayed: July 2011, traveled with family
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Reviewed June 14, 2011

We managed to book the two bedroom suite at the top of the house for our stay at a very reasonable price; the included breakfast was basic but more than ample to set you up for the day. The suite included a kitchen so this is an ideal location for self catering if you want to have a long stay in the Hofn area which I can certainly recommend. There is plenty to see and do but the weather is changeable so you will probably need more time than you think unless you are very lucky.

The beds were comfortable but the skylight around the top of the bed rooms could make it difficult to sleep in the mid summer. The rest of the apartment is nicely decorated and well maintained and it’s the perfect place to just relax after a long day, there is also a balcony with fantastic views (if it’s not raining)

  • Stayed: April 2011, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank TWMC2010
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Reviewed June 3, 2011

Clean place with good atmosphere, simple accommodation but good value.

  • Stayed: May 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed May 7, 2011

Comfortable guesthouse located in the harbour of Hofn, very close to restaurants. Basic but clean, without the bath in the room (but the shared bathroom was clean and the shower big and functional). The breakfast was fair. It is a good solutions for young people and couples with no particular demand.

  • Stayed: April 2011, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about Guesthouse Hvammur

Address: Ranarslod 2 | Hvannabraut 3, Hofn 780, Iceland
Location: Iceland > East Region > Hofn
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Free Parking
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Ranked #19 of 19 B&Bs / Inns in Hofn
Price Range: $91 - $381 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 15
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