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Welcome Puffin Hostel
Víkurbraut 26, 870 Vík – Show map
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Food & Drink
Bar, Restaurant With Dining Menu
Free! WiFi is available in public areas and is free of charge.
Free! 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.
Free! All children under 12 years stay free of charge when using existing beds.
Free! 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.
Cards accepted at this property
Welcome Puffin Hostel accepts these cards and reserves the right to pre-authorize your card prior to arrival.
Please note that check-in takes place at the neighbouring Welcome Hótel Vík. Address: Víkurbraut 24a-26, Vík, 870.
If you expect to arrive after 20:00, please inform Welcome Puffin Hostel in advance.
Sleeping bags or blankets are not included. You can bring your own or rent a comforter on site.
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- Bad facility - High Price
Nothing. Only the city Vik
Shower Price Everything Poorest hostel on my life
perfect location for a day visit to Vik. Nice to stay in a small but confortable house!
Bathroom without light and a little "rude".
The staff is extremely kind and helpful
Noisy, a single bathroom is not enough for all rooms in the same house
went out of their way to see to my comfort and needs, as if i were family. they work so hard and the atmosphere is very pleasant, and vik is a really beautiful place.
the crowds at the n1 gas station were a bit much after such peace.
expensive, old run down, in poor repair toilet run all night, small etc.
Toilett very small, could not sit at the chair without my knees touching the wall Not so good room shower to hot, could not make it cooler breakfast not so good
I haven't stayed at a hostel for decades, but it worked for us with our kids. Lovely to meet the other travelers. Place was clean enough, but bathroom as a bit beat up.
I liked the fact that the room was very spacious and comfortable with private bathroom. The man who was on duty is a very busy man, helping out with checking in and the serving at the restaurant next door
The area looks quite shabby with warehouses blocking the ocean view but the hotel makes up for it
- Not enough showers, and problems with temperature of the water (expect a cold shower) -Not enough bathrooms (third floor: no bathroom) -Pay big extra for blanket (bring your sleeping bag) -Diner room in the basement with a small window -Living room way too small for everybody (4-5 places) -Very narrow stairs, hard to bring luggage upstairs -Kitchen dirty, especially the washing and wiping clothes -Not enough pots and pans (in variety and quantity) -Dormitory in the basement -Nonchalant staff
Clean towel provided each day, reasonable self catering facilities. Office staff very helpful
A bit over priced for a bed in a 12 person bunk house. Restaurant meals fairly expensive. I understand there is a limited summer period n it is fairly remote
Old and simple but very expensive
I love everything here, so clean and neat. The staff are very friendly and are willing to help. Awesome wifi connection.
Yes the house it old - but it's charming! I loved the old fashion kitchen and the livingroom.
Bunk bed instead of a double bed or two beds. The room next to ours had a double bed and it looked much nicer - maybe it costs more.
The staff was exceptionally friendly and helpful! The hostel was very clean and generally really pleasant place to stay. The view outside the hotel is simply astonishing!! I would really recommend this hostel to other travelers!!! On the top of all that, the wifi connection is very fast and the hotel restaurant offers very delicious pica :)
No security....no key... no locker for the dorm
Staff were surly and unhelpful. The place was filthy. The showers did not work properly (alternating between hot and cold water on a whim) or drain properly (there was water all over the bathroom floor after having a shower). Toilet paper was rarely available and paper hand towels for drying your hands after washing them were never available (during a 3 night stay). The top bunk bed had no safety bar. The worst accommodation either of us had ever stayed in. Really dreadful.
the location is decent, in downtown Vik. Unfortunately, that's the only positive thing...
Booked this place as alternative to the 'Welcome Hotel Vik' (formerly Hotel Lundi), but it's very different. It's an older, cheap-looking house, reminiscent of a house rented to college students, with plywood flooring, and about 3 rooms and a central kitchen and bath. It appears that the hotel sort of acts as the property manager for this random private house. The problem is, it's not a cozy or a friendly hostel, nor should it be even related to the Welcome Hotel Vik. Checkin is at the hotel, then you're told you need to walk a block down the street, arriving at a very shabby and ugly older house (a letdown). Interior floors are just plywood, and everything else is just old or cheap-looking. Duvet cover cost an additional 5 Euro, brought over from hotel. I love hostels, usually, which have friendly host or other travellers, or which have character, but this 'shack' has neither. Admittedly Vik options are limited, but it'd be better to stay at the true Vik Hostel (part of Hostelling Int'l), or a farm guesthouse outside the town than here in-town, where everything is overpriced in summer.
From the outside, it looked like an original 1930s tin hut, which I thought might be interesting.
– that it didn't say anywhere on the website or on our booking that our room wouldn't be in the main building – that there were so many tiny rooms accommodating 2 people each for just 1 bathroom / WC – that the communal area and kitchen had no windows and was ridiculously tiny, making it impossible to find the space to cook – that the rooms were all located around the kitchen area, i.e. hopelessly loud early in the morning when the first guests got up and talked and made their breakfast – walls are paperthin so you can't sleep – completely neglected feel, the rooms and communal areas have no atmosphere, no attention to detail, the decor is that of a 1970s scout hut (and that's being kind) – outrageously expensive for what you get! The owners must have bought a whole load of those uninhabited tin huts and crammed as many rooms (or should I say rabbit hatches) into them to make a quick buck while summer lasts. This kind of accommodation gives Icelandic tourism a bad name!
Not very much
It's not possible to pay by cash even to pay extra sheets... The receptionist was very rude when we pointed out our disappointment... The description of the comfort of the room was a fake. it's said: 2 double rooms with common bathroom, common meaning for everyone in the hostel... only 1 wc for each level... and 2 bathrooms for all the hostel, not very clean. no detergent to clean the dishes
The hostel is overpriced for the room you get. On top of it you don't have a blanket which you have to pay extra for. The lights weren't working in the bathroom.
I didn't like anything!
Dreadful, tacky shower area, shower coming apart, no light. Dirty rug and tacky feel to the floor - loose shavings on the floor stuck to the feet. Smelly. Dirty kettle and toaster. Room very basic - bedding clean but 5 euros on top for blanket. This was in the annexe; no idea about main building. Similar price paid in Reykjavik for a lovely guest-house.
Good staff, location, Wi-Fi, kitchen
Room was really small, forniture old and dirty. Kitchen and bathrooms were really dirty. Avoid to go to this expensive and not value at all hostel.
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