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Víkurbraut 16 & Víkurbraut 24a, 870 Vík, Iceland – Show map
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|Single Room with Shared Bathroom|
|Twin Room with Shared Bathroom|
|Family Room with Shared Bathroom|
|Triple Room with Shared Bathroom|
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WiFi is available in public areas and is free of charge.
Free private parking is available on site (reservation is not needed).
Vending Machine (drinks), Shared Lounge/TV Area
Non-smoking Rooms, Family Rooms, Heating, All Spaces Non-Smoking (public and private)
3:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Until 11:00 AM
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Children and Extra Beds
All children are welcome.
All children under 12 years stay free of charge when using existing beds.
One child under 2 years stays free of charge in a crib.
There is no capacity for extra beds in the room.
Pets are not allowed.
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Located in the village of Vik, this hotel is 10 minutes’ walk from the black sandy beaches of southern Iceland.
Score from 536 reviews Review score
Situated 2 km from Reynishverfi Beach, this family-run guest house is 8 km from Vik village. It offers basic rooms with a seating area and work desk. Some rooms feature sea views.
Score from 323 reviews Good
Located 3 miles from Vík í Mýrdal, this countryside hotel features spacious guest rooms and stunning views of the Mýrdalsjökull Glacier.
Score from 735 reviews Very good
This guesthouse is 12 miles from Vík and one mile off the Route 1 Ring Road. Wi-Fi and parking are free. Icelandic horseback riding is possible on site.
Score from 225 reviews Very good
Room was so small for 3 people..... No staff was around...
Good Wifi Good Location
You had to pay for blankets.
The location wouldn't look out of place in a thriller film but overall it was comfortable and warm
insufficient amount of showers and taps broken so only scalding hot water came out.
comfortable and clean, very cozy place.
communicating with staff was too difficult. the facility is very old, not very nice to stay, walls are peeling off
Really odd smell in the upper deck, no duvets provided unless paid for it
The village and the shore is amazing
Stairs to living and bedroom area (very narrow)
Convenience to surrounding area Walking distance to grocery store
1 shower was broken, the rooms are VERY tiny, like I had to leave my luggage out of the room while being with two people in a twin room, if you want a blanket you have to pay 5 eur extra (which wasn't a problem, 'cos we knew about it and had our sleeping bags but considering the price, I would say the place is rather too expensive..
common room and kitchen were cool.
Rooms are tiny We saw rats
No linen included (you have to pay extra). Messy kitchen.
Bathroom only in the ground floor. Also one of the showers was broken. On our first night, there was a blackout, not really a big Problem, though. Kitchen was a little old. Very narrow staircases.
Adorable old building right by the Main Street. Nicely kept to keep the wonderful original inside and outside character. Soft Beds, complete Kirchen (without microwave), free parking and decent wifi.
The water in the hot taps were boiling, not safe for children and one shower was not usable just for the fact the temperature control was not working so it was impossible to stand under the boiling water. I'm sure all fixable though.
Vik was a great location, and the Puffin was a good open for group travel. It including a well equiped kitchen which was not always standard in Iceland hostels/guesthouses. Located centrally in little Vik, beach and restaurants easy walking distance.
Not enough space for three people at all. Hot water broke down for a period. The sign in the hostel said that the supermarket is open until 9pm, but it actually closes at 2pm on Sunday. Many cookwares in the kitchen were quite dirty.
Shoebox sized room.with wallpaper flaking off, showers in the basement, no staff to give advice (you call them and they give you a code to a keybox).
Nothing positive to say really. The only reason Welcome Puffin can be in business is that there are no cheaper places in Vik.
We stayed here for two nights, good location to explore the south coast of iceland and good value for money. A nice, clean, comfortable hostel. Self check in was no hassle, the only problem was that we didn't realise it was sleeping bag accommodation and had to pay €5 each for bedding, but the hostel worker was happy to help with this even though we arrived after 10pm. I would recommend this hostel.
Light didn`t work in bathroom Too many people in small space
Location is well situated
It is just not a nice place to stay. One of the worst hostels I have ever been to. Even the price isn't that good, we stayed in some nice guesthouses in Iceland, for the same price, which included breakfast. In Puffin, you don't get anything, not even linen or a decent bed.
I didn't like absolutely anything about this hostel except the price
There are two places - Welcome Vik Hotel and Welcome Puffin Hostel, the first one has separate bathroom and toilet but has no kitchen facilities available, the other has got common bathroom and kitchen facilities. Altogether it makes a perfect combination.
The whole property is very dated and on top, looks quite poorly maintained. Ok to be fair, I've slept on much worse places - it is a hostel afterall and experienced traveller knows what he can expect. However the reason for overall dissatisfaction is price/value ratio, which is really outrageous. Most of the guesthouses i've slept in during my stay in Iceland were cheaper than this hostel - and you get there completely different service and many time nice homey attitude. We choose this property as we had problems to find anything else on these dates in this location, and i would stay here again only if similar situation occured.
The location is nice, close to black sand beach and cliffs. Unexpectedly good wifi.
Walls are too thin!
Nice and cozy room. Very good location near to the info center and to the beach. Helpful staff.
The house was older and in need if a little tlc. But if you are just looking for a bed for the night, then it will do just fine.
Close to the beach, bank, grocery store and restaurants.
Everything is old and small. Rooms are extremely small!! Ceiling is low. Kitchen extremely dirty and old. I didn't like anything from this Hostel, I will not stay there again, unless there is any other option.
Mmmm.. What I liked is I just had to sleep there 1 night and then run away
Poor setting, very old house and only one shared bathroom for three rooms. The light was broke and couldn't been turned on. The room was very small.
This was the WORST place I have ever stayed in my life. They crammed FAR too many things into this place so people are stepping all over each other. My room was the size of a small closet and you can hear everything at all hours. Everything is incredibly old and dingy and has a smell to it. The heater didn't work, all the rooms face some sort of walkway area, so it's noisy. There is zero customer service, everytime I went to the front desk, no one was there. I would definitely definitely NOT recommend staying here.
- double bed 120cm - room 7,5 square meter - shower very dirty and old - one bath/toilet for 7 people -> not acceptable for this price!!!
- Big kitchen
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