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Vagnsstaðir

Suðursveit, A-Skaftafellssýsla, Vagnsstaðir, Iceland

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Overall Rating 82%

From 142 Reviews

Hostel rating (142)

Rating category Satisfaction percentage
Staff 86%
Cleanliness 81%
Location 84%
Security 83%
Service 82%
Comfort 73%
Green rating 86%

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

  • Dorm
    From $47.99
  • Private
    From $127.04
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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 TV 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
  • 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 ISK 700 - 1400 per person per night 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 - Free
  • Internet Cafe Nearby - More than 10km

Facilities - In-Hostel Services

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

Opening times

Open all year

Reception:
From 17:00 to 22:00
Check-in:
From 17:00 to 22:00

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

The linen we paid for was awful. It was full of holes particularly the sheet. Every pillow in the hostel needs to be replaced. The common area needs improving also. Pity, because the conservatory out the back has such a beautiful view and it's such a lovely location. There's not enough toilets either. The showers were filthy.

57%

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Ornaith,

Wed 26 Apr 2017

There were multiple problems with the stay. Firstly, the fact that there would be an additional charge for non members was hidden. It said "18,000 isk to pay". I called to check this and it was confirmed. On arrival was asked to pay 3200 more and something in small print to justify. Also the cost of linen that wasn't advertised. This meant it was expensive overall. The room was next to the toilet which was loud and kept us awake. Regular power cuts. Guests noisy until circa 1am. Overall - poor.

43%

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Jack,

Tue 25 Apr 2017

Location

Location
Around the hostel

Around the hostel

Nearby attractions

  • Amusement / Theme park (More than 10km)
  • Beach (At or next to the hostel)
  • City Centre (More than 10km)
  • 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

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