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“Good place to stay for a night or two” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Youth Hostel Sjonarholl

Youth Hostel Sjonarholl
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Youth Hostel Sjonarholl
Melbourne
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28 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Good place to stay for a night or two”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 1, 2012

We were travelling around Iceland in August and found this hostel in the travel book we had. We don't usually stay in hostels but because this was only for 1 night and we had sleeping bags with us we thought we might as well safe some money. It was a good place to stay with great views over the harbour, kitchen looked fine but we didn't use it as we went out for dinner and grabbed breakfast at a local bakery.

When you decide to pop in for accommodation you have to keep in mind that there is usually no staff at the site and therefore better to call in advance when you book a room.

The beds were super soft....yes a bit too soft perhaps but it was all good for a night and you can´t expect much more from a hostel.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Paoloha
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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Chicago, Illinois
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32 reviews
31 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 26, 2012

Wonderful. Huge window facing the sea so you can enjoy the view while dinner without going outside in the cold wind. Another review criticized the kitchen facilities, but I couldn't find any problem whatsoever, it was simple but fully equipped and nice. A social area with friendly wood-planked atmosphere. And: there was this tantalizingly beautiful girl with an Irish accent who works there. Who was she? Dammit. It's a mystery.

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  • Stayed August 2011, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Bretthoven
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Vik
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 12, 2012

Had a great time here with my mother! Very nice place and freindly staff. Great town.

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank wovenfingers
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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 30, 2011

I stayed here with a group of friends for one night and thought it was a wonderful place. As far as hostels go, it was cleaner and better kept than most. There was a gorgeous view of the harbor from the deck. We used the kitchen to make a nice dinner and though the facilities were basic, it worked out great. I would stay there again without question.

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Ipswich, United Kingdom
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101 reviews
35 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 29, 2009

This hostel was clean but there were several problems with it.

Firstly, the small but open layout means thatif anyone decides to stay up talking, even if they keep their voices at a reasonable level, you'll be able to hear it pretty much anywhere in the hostel.

Secondly, there isn't much in the way of cooking facilities, so if there are a few people there, you'll be fighting for cooker space.

Thirdly, the beds were the most unbelievably creaky I have ever slept on. I've stayed in probably 30-40 different hostels round the world and never come across anything so ridiculous. It sounded like an Ikea testing lab every time you turned over.

That said, there aren't many other places to stay in Stykkisholmur, so if you want to visit, bring a pair of earplugs (and a pair for your roommate) and just deal with it!

  • Stayed September 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank FunkyMunkey106
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Property: Youth Hostel Sjonarholl
Address: Hoefdagata 1, Stykkisholmur 340, Iceland
Location: Iceland > West Region > Stykkisholmur
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Ranked #3 of 5 Specialty Lodging in Stykkisholmur
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 20
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