The Lava Hostel is great and the people who run it are friendly and professional.
We stayed on their campsite which entitles you to use all the facilities in the hostel building including; the Kitchen (incl. all the pots/pans/cutlery), the fridge, the washing machine (a small fee),WI-Fi (a small fee) and of course free hot showers.
They also run a "Free Food" box, where people ending their trip leave unopened food for others to use and a similar "Free Camping Fuel" box with Camping gas, Coleman fuel etc. for others to use. Also their is a "Free Book Swap" library and a small shop selling tent pegs,travel trowels etc (in other words, stuff you have forgotten to bring).
I have stayed at the central Rejkjavik campsite/hostel but IMO the Lava Hostel is better.
It's more friendly, easier to meet and exchange info with other travelers, free luggage storage, nearer to Keflavik Airport (important when you are cycling like us), within a short walk are supermarkets (Bonus/Samkaup), the bus to Rejkjavik and a bike shop.
This is my fourth cycle touring trip within Iceland and I consider the Lava Hostel to be the best base to start and end your trip.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Lava Hostel offers low price accommodation in in a quiet and beautiful area of Hafnarfjördur. It is the perfect location to start or end your Iceland trip, as it is located only 30 minutes from Keflavík International Airport and 10 minutes from Downtown Reykjavík. In this great atmosphere we offer both private rooms for 2 to 4 people and dormitory sleeping bag accommodation for 4 - 8 people. There is also a camping site next to the hostel. All our guests are welcome to use our kitchenette and dining area. There is free parking, and free Wi-Fi in the house. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Lava Hostel Iceland/Hafnarfjordur