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  • Excellent70%
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  • Average5%
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“old school”(35 reviews)
“northern lights”(21 reviews)
“golden circle”(71 reviews)
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Breakfast Buffet
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2 Star Hotel
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed in a fairly spacious private room at this very cool converted schoolhouse. It is in a great location on the Golden Circle, and the decor is just right. Very good breakfast buffet. Wish I could have stayed another night here!

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Reviewed 13 September 2017 via mobile

My husband, I and our 2.5 year old son visited Iceland at the end of July 2017. We spent one evening at Fontana spa and dropped into the inn for a late dinner after the spa. Even though the restaurant manager was trying to close...More

Thank Alice L
Response from Sverrir S, Owner at Heradsskolinn HostelResponded 19 September 2017

Dear Alice ! Thank you so much for such a beautiful review. It really warms our hearts to read it and makes us feel that we are doing something right here at Heradsskolinn. Hopefully we get the change to welcome you again in the nearby...More

Reviewed 11 May 2018

I was here 2 weeks ago as part of an Erasmus+ Training Course in which the whole group was sleeping there, having our meals and doing all of our activities. The room was nice, big for 6 people, no toilet inside nor shower, but it...More

Thank aaF8
Response from Sverrir S, Owner at Heradsskolinn HostelResponded 11 June 2018

Dear friend ! Thank you so much for such a beautiful review. We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us. You are always welcome back Best regards

Reviewed 29 April 2018 via mobile

This was by far my favorite hostel that I stayed at in Iceland. It has such unique character since it was a school turned into a hostel. The staff is amazing and the restaurant served me the most delicious pizza. Room was cozy and spacious...More

Thank Erin B
Response from Sverrir S, Owner at Heradsskolinn HostelResponded 11 June 2018

Dear Erin ! Thank you so much for such a beautiful review - we really appreciate your kind words. We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us and hopefully you come back to visit us in the nearby future. You...More

Reviewed 9 April 2018

My boyfriend and I stayed here last year and were so delighted that we chose to spend our first trip to Iceland here. This is a beautiful, warm and homelike hostel with a very eclectic look! * Make sure you avail of the Northern Lights...More

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Response from Sverrir S, Owner at Heradsskolinn HostelResponded 11 June 2018

Dear friend ! Thank you so much for such a beautiful review and kind words. We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us and hopefully you enjoyed Iceland more. You are always welcome back Best regards

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Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free Parking
Restaurant
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Free Parking
Wheelchair Access
Multilingual Staff
Non-Smoking Hotel
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US$97 - US$225 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms
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Price range
US$97 - US$225 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel class
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms
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brooklyntruman
17 January 2017|
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Response from bronteremsik | Reviewed this property |
The toilets and showers are both private with stalls. The bathrooms are very clean and the shower stalls were huge! There's two curtained sections so you can change and keep your clothes dry & private while also keeping them... More
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MelindaW6
16 August 2016|
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Response from Laaahmp | Reviewed this property |
Journey from the airport is a little over an hour, but I'd say give yourself about two, purely because you're going to want to stop and have a look around on the way. We saw the lights about a 10 minute drive away from the... More
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gdwtch
7 June 2015|
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Response from Sverrir S | Property representative |
Dear friend, It is the only bus you can reach but if you check out: Reykjavik Excursions website then you might jump on board with Golden Circle sight seeing tours - they come by 3-6 times each day during summer :) Best... More
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"Ask for a view of the lake!"
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"No noice, great views from all rooms."
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"Family room for six offered good space; No noise issues; Nice views of the lake"
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"Request a bathtub in advance"
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