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Newest reviews for Welcome Puffin Hostel

  • Katarzyna
      Poland
    September 4, 2014

    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.

    7.1

  • Tessa
      Canada
    September 2, 2014

    Close to the beach, bank, grocery store and restaurants.

    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.

    4.6

  • David
      Spain
    September 2, 2014

    Mmmm.. What I liked is I just had to sleep there 1 night and then run away

    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.

    2.9

  • Anonymous
      South Korea
    September 2, 2014

    none

    everything

    3.3

  • Anonymous
      United States of America
    August 29, 2014

    Absolutely nothing.

    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.

    3.3

  • Anonymous
      Germany
    August 29, 2014

    - Big kitchen

    - double bed 120cm - room 7,5 square meter - shower very dirty and old - one bath/toilet for 7 people -> not acceptable for this price!!!

    4.2

  • Anonymous
      United States of America
    August 28, 2014

    The beds and the bedrooms were incredible. The location couldn't be much better, being on the primary road in Vík.

    The bathroom situations were a little tough to deal with, with just one shower for the entire hostel.

    7.1

  • Daniel
      Spain
    August 28, 2014

    Facilites are too old, especilly the bathroom, it was awful, dirty, old etc..

    5

  • Valerio
      Italy
    August 26, 2014

    - Bad facility - High Price

    4.6

  • Anonymous
      Italy
    August 25, 2014

    Nothing

    Very expensive (110€/night) house and rooms in terrible condition. Bathroom look like a public toilette Emergency exit was arrested (there was a bed on the emergency way, that looked the exit) incredible!!!!

    2.9

  • Olivier
      France
    August 24, 2014

    Nothing. Only the city Vik

    Shower Price Everything Poorest hostel on my life

    3.3

  • Anonymous
      United States of America
    August 24, 2014

    Convenient location. Comes with kitchen so works for self-catering. (WHich is important in the icelandic summer when the days last till midnight and restaurants close much earlier.) Rooms had barebones furnishing but fine. Kitchen is large and OK.

    The house is old and not too comfortable (narrow stairs and hallway, tiny toilets). Lower floors are a bit dark. There are better deals in town; eg we stayed at Hotel Reynir once and it is more pleasant, newer, and more spectacular views.

    6.3

  • Ross
      United Kingdom
    August 23, 2014

    The location. Vik is one of the nicest places in Iceland to stay in.

    The new management are a shambles! They have no idea how to run a hotel/hostel. No idea what they are doing in this industry. All repair work is dodgy botch jobs, never present at reception, have tried to squeeze more rooms into the hostel to detriment of customer experience. I fear they are going to ruin this place. Big shame.

    5

  • Anonymous
      Taiwan
    August 22, 2014

    The reception is in another hotel, not the hostel, so you will feel nobody take care of the hostel. Not worth the price.

    4.6

  • 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

  • Dmytro
      Ukraine
    August 21, 2014

    Nothing

    3.8

  • 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

  • Jacqueline
      Australia
    August 19, 2014

    I was concerned after reviews I read, but the Puffin Hostel was lovely! It was in a very old, historical building, with a little retro kitchen and bathrooms, but everything was clean, tidy and the dorm room was light, airy and spacious with great mattresses. They have gone to a lot of trouble to make it homely with flowers, decorations, table cloths and curtains, and the staff were incredibly pleasant, helpful and patient. It was a bit expensive, but welcome to Iceland pricing!! I stayed in worse hostels for more money.

    The hostel gets bad reviews, but if you are used to hostelling (I have hostelled in 54 countries) you would agree this is a really nice spot. There are 3 buildings belonging to the Welcome Hotel, so I can only vouch for the Puffin Hostel building. I had a nice time there. I see it getting a bad rap when it really shouldnt

    8.3

  • Jonathan
      United Kingdom
    August 18, 2014

    Better than a tent, just. In Vik, which has limited accommodation options

    Very small rooms Dated kitchen, bathrooms and lounge Gloomy Poor value compared to accommodation elsewhere in Iceland

    4.6

  • Jesus
      Spain
    August 17, 2014

    Norhing

    Very old hostel. Specially common spaces. The kitchen is really a heap of old things which slould be on the garbagge. The biggest mistake in a fantastic trip. You can pay less for much better rooms.

    3.8

  • Lim
      Hong Kong
    August 16, 2014

    none......may be there is one....wifi is free.

    1. room is super tiny, like a prison cell. 2. very expensive...60 euro a dorm bed n 70 euro a single bed in a prison cell sized room. 3. most of the things are broken....closing doors with a very loud noise. 4. first floor turns out to be underground....like in a cave. I think if Icelanders want to squeeze money from tourists, they better provide better things.

    2.9

  • Anonymous
      Canada
    August 15, 2014

    Upgraded to hotel as the hostel had been overbooked: 2-star hotel. Clean, fair-sized room

    Staff not particularly friendly or helpful

    7.5

  • Chuck
      United States of America
    August 15, 2014

    If I had to pick something to like about this place, it's the location, right in downtown Vik.

    The rooms were tiny. Had to pay extra for the bedding. I'm 2 meters tall and had to sleep diagonal in the bed. The shared bathrooms were a disaster with water, I hope it was water, all over the floor. The person checking us in was my worst personal interaction the whole time in Iceland. He was extremely rude and snobbish. This place cost the 6 of us way more than some wonderful cabins that slept all of us. I would recommend just about any place over this one.

    3.8

  • Olivier
      France
    August 15, 2014

    Situation of the hostel

    Bathroom was not clean No sheet Very noisy

    4.6

  • 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

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