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Guesthouse Hvammur
Ranked #19 of 19 Hofn B&B and Inns
Reviewed June 14, 2012

We stayed at Guesthouse Hvammur at Hofn harbour for two nights as part of our honeymoon. When we booked it we found it advertised as guesthouse, but in fact it wasn't much more than a cheap hostel. Shared shower and only one toilet for up to 5 rooms (=10 people) which is not very useful. The TV didn't work and the owner was not very friendly. We had to pay extra to get some internet and even tho we booked a double room it was a twin room so we had to re-arranged the beds. I wouldn't recommend it.

  • Stayed: June 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed June 14, 2012

Time of summer holidays comes nearer and to me was again remembered, how in the wonderful country of Iceland we didn't know with hotel in the city Vick. Very very bad, dirty, badly , rough service. Be careful, photos on a site of hotel are fabricated!!!!

  • Stayed: July 2011, traveled with family
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Reviewed May 26, 2012 via mobile

Not quite sure why so many bad reviews... Maybe other rooms aren't so good, but the suite at the top is great. Comfortable bedrooms, awesome shared living space and great kitchen. Bathroom a bit shabby. Langoustine restaurant around corner is very good - expect to pay around 7000k a head. We watched Eurovision final there! Surreal.

  • Stayed: May 2012
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Thank Geoff H
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Reviewed January 27, 2012

The town if Hofn wasn't particularly big, and travelling in Winter meant that very little accommodation was open. We plummed for the Hvammar Guesthouse due to its location and look from the outside. The accommodation provides sleeping bag bedrooms and linen bedrooms. We opted for the linen bedroom. The price was average, around 9000kr. The room included a sink and 2 beds with a wardrobe in the corner. Inside it was basic, but clean. The view out to the harbour is great. Bathrooms again are nothing special, but clean and warm.

  • Stayed: January 2012, traveled with family
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Thank Suddabmp01
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Reviewed January 4, 2012

It was a lovely place to stay, very close to the center of Hofn. It was clean and even though we were the only guests (in the middle of the off-season in December), it was nice and warm.
The price for a guesthouse/hostel, however, was not too friendly. Fair enough: there was no other place to stay, so the owner could quote what ever he wanted for price and we would have still accepted.

  • Stayed: December 2011, traveled with friends
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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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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: $115 - $421 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 15
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