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“School Party”
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Selfoss Apartments
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Reviewed February 24, 2014

We visited here in February 2014 with a school party of 28. When we first arrived we were told to take off our shoes - common sense really to save muddy floors, especially in the Icelandic Winter. We were made to feel extremely welcome. On arrival in the rooms we found ours to be extremely spacious and immaculately clean. They were quite basic, with a sink and a cupboard, however between five people it was fine. The food was lovely, always home cooked and fresh, as was breakfast with fresh waffles every morning. The hostel offers free WiFi throughout, however this sometimes can be a bit iffy in the rooms, so the lounge area upstairs which was next to the router got good reception. The hot tub was a nice touch, and the hostel is located in the centre of Selfoss, next to a supermarket and close to amenities such as banks. The Selfoss area has some amazing scenery and staff are always willing to advise on which sites to see. There are communal bathrooms, although these were about one per two rooms and spotless, so it wasn't really an issue. The staff are one of the highlights of this place, one even making our party candy floss! Would definitely return as a solo traveller.

Stayed: February 2014, traveled with friends
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Reviewed October 22, 2013

We spent 4 nights at the B&B Selfoss last week. Our school party of 45 really enjoyed their stay at the accommodation. The highlight had to be the delicious homecooked meals - mountains of freshly cooked waffles for breakfast, a huge selection of food for packed lunches and wonderful suppers of soups, local sausages, homemade burgers and pizzas. Rasa and Lena who run the hostel were very welcoming and helpful. The bedrooms were basic but included very comfortable beds and the shower rooms were kept spotless. A really excellent choice for large groups. Thank you.

  • Stayed: October 2013, traveled with friends
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2  Thank cviner
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Reviewed June 11, 2013

We had such a great time here! The staff was extremely friendly. The hostel was pleasantly decorated which gave us a very cosy feeling. Rooms were crispy clean and the bathrooms looked as one in a 5/star hotel! All the facilities were very good and clean. They took the time to show us around and gave us recommendations about the area. We stayed two nights here and after our whole ring road trip this was very relaxing.

  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank Cleo B
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Reviewed June 3, 2013

Large rooms if you have a double but the dorms are cramped, this well located (for the Golden Circle) hostel was a lovely place to stay. It had a mix of old and young travelers and the best common facilities of the four hostels of which we stayed (Akeyuri, Berunes and Skogar the others- avoid Skogar!)

  • Stayed: June 2013
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Reviewed April 21, 2013

Selfoss B&B (listed as "Selfoss Hostel" here) is B&B in name only, it's primarily a youth hostel, although one with relatively good facilities. Unfortunately when we stayed there was a large school group staying which, assuming we were staying at a B&B, was an unwelcome surprise.

It was extremely noisy and no one had tried to clear up the shoes at the main entrance which we had to literally step over to enter the hostel (photo attached)

We booked a twin and a double room but ended up with two double beds (although we didn't attempt to resolve this error with management). The service wasn't great, we arrived on Easter Monday and asked if there were any restaurants open. The receptionist was short with as and said in no uncertain terms that there were no options and the hostel meal was the only chance we'd have for food. A quick search on Google suggested this advice wasn't accurate and a five minute walk proved them wrong. A 15 minute walk proved them repeatedly wrong.

The rooms are small for a B&B and average for a hostel.

Based on quality of service and inaccurate advertising of the property on many booking sites, I can't recommend this property.

Same property listed as a B&B - http://www.booking.com/hotel/is/selfoss-b-and-b.en.html

  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled with friends
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Reviewed April 19, 2013

We were so disappointed to discover that this 'B&B' is actually an international hostel. Very expensive for a hostel. They don't serve breakfast in winter because 'there are not enough people' despite calling themselves a 'B&B'. They told us to walk to a bakery opposite the road and buy ourselves breakfast. We were not impressed with this especially when we paid a lot of money for our room. I would not recommend you to stay at this place if you're expecting a B&B service. Bedsheet was dirty with dried blood but the showers were pleasant. Good location - near to centre and geothermal pool.

  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed April 12, 2013

This hostel was fantastic inside and definitely exceeded our expectations. The beds were comfortable and the pillows were good. The bathrooms were fantastic and worthy of a five star hotel. The kitchen was well equipped although may have seemed small when hostel was busy. The hostel was the warmest of the three hostels we stayed in this time.

Staff were fantastic with recommendations and welcomes especially as we were very difficult arriving extremely late at night! (sorry!) other guests friendly and we had a lovely time in Selfoss using it as start and end point for exploring the south of iceland. Eat at Kaffi Krus and shop at the relatively cheap Kronan. Watch the local teenagers skateboard around the park at bottom of bridge by the church - very entertaining.

Stayed: April 2013, traveled with family
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Additional Information about Selfoss Apartments

Address: Austurvegur 36, Selfoss 800, Iceland
Location: Iceland > South Region > Selfoss
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #6 of 34 Specialty Lodging in Selfoss
Price Range: $66 - $185 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 25
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Current property and room descriptions Quick description Situated by Route 1 in central Selfoss, this B&B offers free parking, free Wi-Fi access and brightly decorated guest rooms. The Selfoss Geothermal Swimming Pool is 350 metres away. Rooms at Selfoss B&B have views of either the garden or Ingolfsfjall Mountain. Each has an in-room sink and access to shared bathroom and kitchen facilities. Light meals, homemade cakes and drinks are served at the in-house cafe. Breakfast is served each morning at B&B Selfoss. Packed lunches are available on site. Relaxation options include a garden hot tub and a common TV room. Staff can help arrange trips in the surrounding area. The Bobby Fischer Chess Museum is 1 minutes' walk away. Selfoss Golf Centre is 1.1 Km from the B&B. ... more   less 
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