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Vagnsstaðir

Suðursveit, A-Skaftafellssýsla, Vagnsstaðir, Iceland

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Overall Rating 74%

From 53 Reviews

Hostel rating (53)

Rating category Satisfaction percentage
Staff 78%
Cleanliness 74%
Location 82%
Security 81%
Service 70%
Comfort 63%
Green rating 80%

Vagnsstaðir is not too far from the beach where you can see all the local wildlife.

  • Dorm
    From $33.61
  • Private
    From $80.02
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vagnssta-ir

Vagnsstaðir Hostel

Hostel Vagnsstaðir

Hostelling International

Welcome to our hostel

Vagnsstaðir Hostel is in the Suðursveit area, about 50km west of Höfn and 28 km east of Jökulsárlón. The hostel is in an attractive area surrounded by beautiful mountains, with some great hiking paths that will entice you to explore the geology of this volcanic island.

Accommodation is offered in dorms and private rooms, and whilst there you can chill out in the common room, surf the Internet, make some dinner in the well-equipped kitchen or just chat to other travellers in the common room.

The shore, only 1,500m away, boasts extensive birdlife, seals on the beach and occasionally whales in the sea - a fascinating sight to see. From the hostel there are also jeep and snowmobile tours to Vatnajökull, Europe’s biggest glacier - you can choose tours from 3-4 hours and it’s possible to combine hiking and snowmobiles as well.

Prices

Prices are members' prices

Dorms - Per guest per night

Beds

Private - Per room per night

Rooms

Important info

  • 24-hour check-in is not available
  • Check-in is available between 17:00 and 21:00
  • Please contact hostel if arriving after 21:00
  • Unaccompanied children under the age of 18 can be accommodated only with a letter from a parent or legal guardian providing permission for the child's unsupervised stay.
  • Children under the age of 8 are unable to be accommodated in shared dormitories
  • Children under the age of 4 stay free.
  • Children under the age of 13 qualify for a discount on the advertised price at check-in.
  • Membership can be purchased on arrival at hostel.
  • Rates quoted assume guests are members of Hostelling International or a National Youth Hostel Association.
  • A non-member supplement of 11,11 % of rates quoted is payable on arrival at hostel.
  • Pets are not permitted in the hostel.
  • Prices and product availability is as accurate as possible but may be subject to change during checkout

Facilities

Facilities

Leisure & Fitness

  • Common room

Accessibility

  • Not suitable for wheelchair users

Food & Drink

  • Self-catering kitchen

Facilities - Internet Access

  • Wifi
  • WIFI Charges - Free
  • Internet Cafe Nearby
  • Internet Cafe Distance - More than 10km

Facilities - In-Hostel Services

  • Car Parking at Hostel
  • Car Parking at Hostel Type - Free
  • Library / Book Swap
  • Travel / Tour Desk
Opening times

Opening times

Open all year

Reception:
From 17:00 to 21:00
Check-in:
From 17:00 to 21:00

Get in touch

Get in touch

Tel. +354 478-1048 / 854-3133

vagnsstadir@hostel.is

Main attractions

Main attractions

  • Jökulsárlón - The Glacier Lagoon (More than 10km)
  • Vatnajökull glacier (At or next to the hostel)
  • Skaftafell National Park (More than 10km)

See the full list of attractions

Reviews

Reviews

Kitchen was nice. But only one toilettes for the house.

77%

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THIBAULT,

Tue 29 Oct 2019

Definitively the worse hostel we have been to (in Iceland or anywhere). They changed check in time to 5pm (in our reservation it was writen 4pm) so we had to wait for 1 hour in our car while it was snowing outside. The receptionist appologized because our double-bed was probably to small for 2 people and when we got in the room we actualy saw the bed size was around 1 meter, how could they sell it like double? The room was almost as tiny as the bed, not much space for the bags and we could hear every noise from the bedroom next door, every laugh, snore, cough. There was no water coming out of the taps, so I went back to the receptionist (who is in a different building) to complain. she told me that they would try to solve it but she couldnt garantee it as water was coming from the glacier without pressure. We did not want to stay there with no water! A few hours later there was water in the kitchen but never in our bedroom washbasin. The hostel is overcrowded and just one toilet to share. But, furthermore, as we were the fist ones in checking in we were also the fist ones in getting into the toilet and it was already dirty, full of stains! We cleaned it as we had to use it (there were no other toilets to choose from). We left the hostel very early in the morning as we were not having a good rest nor a pleasant stay. A place to avoid.

33%

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Pedro,

Tue 29 Oct 2019

Pillows should be renewed.

77%

Avatar for CAROLINE

CAROLINE,

Fri 25 Oct 2019

Location

Location
Around the hostel

Around the hostel

Nearby attractions

  • Amusement / Theme park (More than 10km)
  • Beach (At or next to the hostel)
  • Cycle trails (More than 10km)
  • Golf course (More than 10km)
  • Gym (More than 10km)
  • Hiking / Walking trails (At or next to the hostel)
  • Local market (More than 10km)
  • Mountainous Area (At or next to the hostel)
  • Museums / Art Galleries (5 to 10km)
  • National / State Park (1 to 2km)
  • Parks / Green Area (More than 10km)
  • Restaurants (5 to 10km)
  • River / Harbour / Lake (1 to 2km)
  • Shopping area / Mall (More than 10km)
  • Swimming pool (More than 10km)
  • Supermarket / Food store (More than 10km)
  • UNESCO World Heritage Site (More than 10km)
  • Water park (More than 10km)
Getting to us

Getting to us

Bus
There are daily bus connections both from Höfn and from Reykjavík.
Car
Onsite and offsite parking. Hostel is only 300m from the main road
Sports & activities

Sports & activities

  • Birdwatching
  • Fishing
  • Horse riding
  • Walking / Hiking
Sustainability

Sustainability labels

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