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Heradsskolinn Boutique Hostel
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Reviewed August 17, 2013

We fell into this hostel on the second day the restaurant was open -- what a treat! Not only is all the food delicious but we were treated extremely well by this family operation. Multiple generations could found helping out, from Mom preparing her delicious soup to young infants playing. They make you feel at home. Don't skip the desserts.

  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled with family
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sverrirsteinn, Owner at Heradsskolinn Boutique Hostel, responded to this reviewResponded February 20, 2014

Dear madam/sir,

Thank you for reviewing our hostel/restaurant. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay and taste at our restaurant. We have been growing since you came here. Hopefully you will drop by again next time you visit Iceland then you can surely pick more courses then last time :)

Best regards and warm thanks from us here at Laugarvatn

Sverrir & Svenni

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Reviewed August 15, 2013 via mobile

Excellent. We can strongly recommend it. Enjoy the great views on the lake and the awesome breakfast option. The house is a former school house and offers a lot to discover. It's very close to the lake, restaurants and swimming pools/hot pots.

  • Stayed: August 2013
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sverrirsteinn, Owner at Heradsskolinn Boutique Hostel, responded to this reviewResponded February 20, 2014

Dear sir,

Thank you so much for your review. We are so happy to hear you liked your stay here and enjoyed what we have to offer. I know this review comes late, but we have been very busy since you came here and things have been going the right direction.

Many thanks for your warm thoughts & please come back for a visit next time you visit Iceland

Sverrir & Svenni

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Reviewed August 14, 2013

I checked in to this property on the 5th of August and checked out on 8th August.
My entire stay was memorable and I had such an amazing time at this property which has such great staff and with outstanding hospitality.
At the time of check in, reception staff was very courteous and polite.
The staff at the Front Desk was also very kind and polite.
The restaurant in the hotel had delicious food and ambiance.
I personally met the chef and thanked him.
The hotel rooms have stunning views and its especially beautiful at night.
The architecture of the building is in itself a site to see. If it's not already an Icelandic land mark somebody in the landmark division of the Icelandic government should be fired.
As a whole my entire stay was cherishable and I would definitely like to visit the hostel again.

  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled with friends
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2  Thank AAinNYC
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sverrirsteinn, Owner at Heradsskolinn Boutique Hostel, responded to this reviewResponded February 20, 2014

Dear madam,

Many thanks for your review. It really helps us having such a good recommendation from you. Please come visit us next time you are here in Iceland.

Best regards

Sverri & Svenni

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Reviewed August 12, 2013

Spent the past weekend at Heradsskolinn Hostel in Laugarvatn. The staff were so friendly and accomodating, and always had fresh coffee and waffles waiting for us each day. The rooms are brand new and very clean. Myself and my wife stayed in a room with views of Laugarvatn Lake and beautiful Mount Hekla off in the distance. The restaurant area is big and cozy with views of the lake as well. Food was fantastic each morning and night with plenty to choose from. The lake is beautiful and warm this time of year so myself and my wife spent our lazy afternoons sunbathing or swimming in the lake. Fontana Steam Baths are a 2 minute walk away and we were able to spend a few hours in the blue-lagoon like pools there. The location of Heradsskolinn Hostel is perfect for any traveller who wants to see all of what Iceland has to offer. Within 30 minutes driving in either direction one can see the gorgeous and vast Thingvellir National Park (home to the oldest Parliament site in the world) or the beautiful and intimidating Gulfoss waterfall. Geysir hot springs are also 20 minutes away. Next time I come back to Iceland I am defiently staying that this hostel because the staff were just so friendly and accomodating

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  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled as a couple
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sverrirsteinn, Owner at Heradsskolinn Boutique Hostel, responded to this reviewResponded February 20, 2014

Dear Breezy,

Thank you for reviewing our hostel. It was our pleasure having you as our guest and we really hope to see you again here in Iceland soon. At least that is something you promised :)

Best regards from us here at Laugarvatn

Sverrir & Svenni

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Reviewed August 11, 2013

We stopped here - by accident - for Lunch on the 2nd of August - one day after they opened.

This part of Iceland could really do with extra places to stay and eat for independent travelers - there is a lot of mass day tourism around.

The owners provided us with a friendly personal welcome, home made food, a dining room with a great view and everything was very new and pleasant.

We tend to travel using the Lonely Planet and the Rough Guide -- and we hope they will put this new place in their guides and further spread the news for independent travelers.

Good luck to these local people and their new enterprise

  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled as a couple
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sverrirsteinn, Owner at Heradsskolinn Boutique Hostel, responded to this reviewResponded February 20, 2014

Dear MrLoo,

Thank you so much for reviewing our hostel. It means a lot to us to hear that you enjoyed your stop at our new hostel ( in an old school building ). We have been growing since you came here and hope to grow good into the future.

If you are "accidentally" passing by again in the nearby future, please drop by again and see what we are up to here at Heradsskolinn hostel.

Warm regards from us

Sverrir & Svenni

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Reviewed August 10, 2013

I had the most amazing stay in this beautiful historical building in Laugarvatn. Everyone who works there was so helpful and friendly and I can´t wait to be back to Iceland to visit with them again. I had the lake view room which I definitely recommend. The food was super fresh, had some fish from the lake and really good local vegetable from the farmer next door. For desert a delicious home made choclate cake. I also took advantage of the swimming pool next door which was free with my stay. Very comfortable place to stay and I wouldn´t really call it a hostel more like staying in a fancy hotel as the building is just beautiful. Loved chilling in the living room area when I wasn´t out exploring and met some great people.

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  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled with friends
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sverrirsteinn, Owner at Heradsskolinn Boutique Hostel, responded to this reviewResponded February 20, 2014

Dear Inga,

Thank you so much for your review. Please come for a visit next time you are travelling here in Iceland.

Warm regards

Sverrir & Svenni

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Reviewed 1 week ago
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  • Stayed: December 2017, traveled as a couple
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Sverrir S, Owner at Heradsskolinn Boutique Hostel, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

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Address: Laugarbraut 2 | The Golden Circle, Laugarvatn 840, Iceland
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Location: Iceland > South Region > Laugarvatn
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Restaurant Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 4 Specialty Lodging in Laugarvatn
Price Range: $81 - $210 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Heradsskolinn Boutique Hostel 2.5*
Number of rooms: 25
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Heradsskolinn Boutique Hostel is a brand new hostel located at the historical Heradsskolinn at Laugarvatn Lake. It is located right at the heart of the Golden Circle nature paradise, with Thingvellir National Park, Gullfoss waterfall and Geyser close by. Laugarvatn is also known for great visibility for northern lights. We offer accommodation, cafe/bistro, tourist information and booking services. Right next door you can find the geothermal spa of Fontana and the great hiking highlands. ... more   less 
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