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“Barely acceptable”
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Guesthouse Hvammur
Ranked #19 of 19 Hofn B&B and Inns
Reviewed September 3, 2012

And Lonely Planet said this was the best choice in town? Amazing!

We stayed here for one night and that was one night to long. The place is acceptable only by a wisker. The walls are pretty thin since we could hear the people next door snoring. The bathrooms are shared.

The wifi worked once but as soon as we restarted the computer we could not get it to work. Since there was no one on site to ask we never were able to get back online. Their local hotspot was not so hot.

Breakfast was very basic even by icelandic standards.

If we had to do it over again we would give the place a miss.

Probably our worst pick since arriving in Iceland.

The only saving grace is we had a wonderful meal just around the corner at Humarhofnin which should not be missed

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  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed August 8, 2012

We stayed in a 3 bed room, which was small but clean. There is no reception, but a staff member will come if you ring the bell. Can take a while, though. WiFi is free, but there was only one key per room which only one person was able to use at the same time. Breakfast was included and decent, but the breakfast room was way too small. Overall, a good pick in Höfn.

  • Stayed: August 2012, traveled with friends
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Reviewed July 5, 2012

This is mainly a hostel-style guesthouse, but they have 1 2-bedroom apartment on the top floor which was definitely the best option. Very moderately priced, but also fairly basic. The apartment was clean and perfectly functional for our one night stay. Definitely nothing fancy or luxurious here though. Breakfast was included. It, too, was fine, but nothing special.

  • Stayed: June 2012, traveled with friends
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Thank cdwesty
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Reviewed June 21, 2012

If you like sleeping on mattresses with no sheets or pillows, then this the place to stay. The place is reasonably priced and the breakfast buffet, although a little pricey, isn't bad. A nothing special place to stay in a nothing special town. The fast food restaurant next door serves good fish sandwiches.

  • Stayed: May 2012, traveled with friends
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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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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: $92 - $434 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 15
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