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Most recent booking for this hotel was today at 15:15

Score from 375 reviews Review score 6.8/10

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Guesthouse Reynir

hotel 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.

Most recent booking for this hotel was yesterday at 06:34

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Icelandair Hotel Vík

hotel With views of the Reynisdrangar sea stacks, this Icelandair Hotel Vík hotel is just 270 metres off southern Iceland’s Ring Road. It offers free WiFi, a bar, as well as bright, modern rooms.

Most recent booking for this hotel was today at 13:54

Score from 363 reviews Excellent 8.9/10

Newest reviews for Welcome Puffin Hostel

  • Valerio
      Italy
    August 26, 2014

    - Bad facility - High Price

    4.6

  • Olivier
      France
    August 24, 2014

    Nothing. Only the city Vik

    Shower Price Everything Poorest hostel on my life

    3.3

  • Andrea
      Italy
    August 22, 2014

    perfect location for a day visit to Vik. Nice to stay in a small but confortable house!

    Bathroom without light and a little "rude".

    7.9

  • Anonymous
      Italy
    August 20, 2014

    The staff is extremely kind and helpful

    Noisy, a single bathroom is not enough for all rooms in the same house

    6.3

  • Jeanne
      United States of America
    August 15, 2014

    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.

    10

  • Curtiss
      Canada
    August 14, 2014

    Location

    expensive, old run down, in poor repair toilet run all night, small etc.

    3.8

  • Karin
      Sweden
    August 14, 2014

    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

    3.8

  • Sharon
      United States of America
    August 12, 2014

    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.

    Bathroom!

    7.1

  • David
      Malta
    August 8, 2014

    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

    8.3

  • Anonymous
      Spain
    August 8, 2014

    Cleaningless

    nothing

    7.9

  • Genevieve
      Canada
    August 8, 2014

    - 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

    4.2

  • Anonymous
      Australia
    August 7, 2014

    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

    5.8

  • Anonymous
      Taiwan
    August 7, 2014

    Location

    Old and simple but very expensive

    5.8

  • Francesca
      Iceland
    August 7, 2014

    I love everything here, so clean and neat. The staff are very friendly and are willing to help. Awesome wifi connection.

    10

  • Kathrin
      Germany
    August 7, 2014

    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.

    7.9

  • Dovydas
      Iceland
    August 6, 2014

    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 :)

    10

  • Anonymous
      Ireland
    August 5, 2014

    No security....no key... no locker for the dorm

    4.6

  • Anonymous
      Ireland
    August 5, 2014

    Nothing.

    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.

    3.3

  • Anonymous
      United States of America
    August 5, 2014

    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.

    4.2

  • Catherine
      United Kingdom
    August 4, 2014

    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!

    3.8

  • Virginie
      France
    August 3, 2014

    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

    3.8

  • Katharina
      Germany
    August 1, 2014

    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.

    4.6

  • Kevin
      United Kingdom
    July 28, 2014

    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.

    2.9

  • Vsevolod
      Russia
    July 27, 2014

    Good staff, location, Wi-Fi, kitchen

    9.2

  • David
      Spain
    July 27, 2014

    Nothing

    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.

    3.3

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