This was the only place we could secure a booking on the south coast, with everything between Hofn and Vik seemingly unavailable. However, even if that hadn't been the case, i wouldn't have minded staying here. It's reasonably close to Skaftafell NP, and the surrounds are nice.
This place is very much a hostel type arrangement, and it's a good one. Plenty of space in the common areas. The kitchen areas are divided into smaller spaces, which is a great idea. A washer is available (I think for around 800ISK). Rooms were simple and what you would expect from a hostel. Linen costs a bit extra.
Bathrooms are a bit strange - most of the bedrooms are upstairs, but most of the bathrooms are downstairs. There was a wait for the shower upstairs, but none downstairs, so head down if you don't want to wait. Each of the shower rooms and toilets were private.
The biggest downside is that there's nothing really close by for food or provisions, so keep that in mind.
- Also Known As:
- Hostel Hvoll Iceland/Kirkjubaejarklaustur