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Kalamazoo, Michigan
Reviewed 2 October 2015

I don't want to be unfair, so I'll start with this. I don't mind sharing a room with strangers, and I don't mind a shared kitchen or bathroom. However, I would always prefer a private room if I had the choice. I'm not a big hostel-er and would prefer camping over hosteling just about any day of the week. With...

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Reviewed 7 September 2015

This hostel is up on the hill overlooking the southern coast and Vik. Beautiful surroundings and a very clean, welcoming building. Great breakfast and even better coffee (does cost extra). We loved Vik and this great little hostel. Note: the roosters that roam the property crow with no regard for the time of day.

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Utrecht, The Netherlands
Reviewed 23 August 2015

this is a charming old building with friendly, acommodating staff. There is a nice lounge with books, games and a box of giveaway stuff, the kitchen is okay, the eating room is good. Some things are in a bit of a disrepair. We told the staff that the lamp on our ceiling had no cover so a child could toch...

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Switzerland
Reviewed 17 August 2015

I stayed in this hostel in August 2015 and I really liked the hostel. The atmosphere was wonderful; I met very friendly people. Yes, the guesthouse is not in the town centre, but it is worth the walk. The view from the hostel is fantastic. The breakfast is delicious, especially the homemade jams. The only bad thing is that the...

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Reviewed 6 July 2015

This was the first hostel my father and I stayed at during our Iceland stay and being so, we had to purchase a Hosteling International membership card. We had booked the reservation online but when we came in to pay the girl at the counter said we could pay cash if we would prefer, for the entire stay, plus cash...

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Æsa G, Owner at Vik HI hostel, responded to this review

I am sorry about this trouble we are facing and I am trying to get to the bottom on this. As I said in the e-mails between us there is nothing wrong with the booking and I know you did stay at our hostel, sorry if I wasn't clear enough on that. However I do not find the credit card...

Annapolis, Maryland
Reviewed 4 June 2015

Much like the town of Vik, this hostel was absolutely tiny. We stayed at a total of seven hostels in Iceland and this was definitely the smallest. This hostel seems to be in a tiny farm area so the staff always seem to be doing something; however, to avoid having any guests standing around waiting for them to finish, they...

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Lausanne, Switzerland
Reviewed 28 May 2015

International youth hostel in a superb location in Vík Í Myrdal, with excellent views on the town and the shore. Facilities are good, the place is clean and it is eco-friendly (although unfortunately the staff isn't so friendly). In my opinion, youth hostels in Iceland are pretty expensive for what you get. A bed in a shared room (in which...

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Reviewed 27 May 2015 via mobile

fully-equipped kitchen that was spotlessly clean. In fact the whole hostel was pretty well spotless. It was very quiet- staff weren't very friendly. I don't think I saw a single staff member smile while we stayed there. Breakfast looked mediocre and was 1500ikr so we had our own. It's 700ikr if you aren't a member of the international Hostelling association...

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Paris, France
Reviewed 15 May 2015

I had a single room with a large conformable bed, a bedside lamp and an armchair. One toilet/bathroom only on that floor. My room was next to it and the shower cubicle append to be very noisy. I used the guest kitchen which was clean, well equipped and clear. The eating area is of a good size and clear. The...

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Reviewed 14 April 2015 via mobile

A very nice cosy hostel in the beautiful village of Vik. Hostel very homely feel, warm and welcoming. Only downside is there is only two shower and two toilets for the whole hostel. We even saw the northern lights from the carpark!

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Kitchenette
  • Family Rooms
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
  • Multilingual Staff

Additional Information about Vik HI hostel

Address: Nordur-Vik Sudurvikurvegur 5 | Mýrdal, Vik 870, Iceland (Formerly Youth Hostel Vik)
Region: Iceland > South Region > Vik
Price Range: RM773 - RM1,231 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 9
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“If booking off-peak, it might be better to book the 6-bed dorm rooms as they would not be full.”
 of 5 bubbles JoramJesperCo, 27 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Ask for a room upstair”
 of 5 bubbles 22melanie, 14 Jul 2016 | Read review
“Maybe ask for a room on the first floor where the kitchenettes are located?”
 of 5 bubbles helenlb93, 31 May 2016 | Read review
“Nice hostel but expensive for what it offers.”
 of 5 bubbles MichalisP, 1 Apr 2016 | Read review
“Try to get a room on a high floor :)”
 of 5 bubbles IcelandBackpack, 19 Jan 2015 | Read review
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