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Guesthouse Hvammur
Ranked #19 of 19 Hofn B&B and Inns
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2 reviews
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“So so”
Reviewed 7 April 2014

The prices in the off season are quite good. During the summer it's quite expensive for what you get. The shared bathroom reminds me of a college dorm bathroom at best and they are a bit dingy. The rooms are clean and a decent size.

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled solo
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Bialogard, Poland
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Reviewed 19 November 2013

for the One nights stay in Hofn in the guesthouse was so much fun. On arrival we welcomed with a charming smile and so really great advice on where to eat and drink. The rooms are small, clean and comfortable, remembering that you don't live in the room just sleep. Breakfast was more than adequate for the day ahead with plenty of coffee and juices to qwench any thirst.. The area is very quiet and everything was within walking distance with a nice view of the harbour and fishing vessels.

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  • Stayed November 2013, travelled with friends
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texas
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Reviewed 7 October 2013

We did not get stabbed, or robbed, or get bedbugs, or food poisoning from BF, so I am not complaining. Hummur is fine with a great location near harbor and close to city pool/hotpots. But I wouldn't call this a b+b, not even a guesthouse. It is more akin to a youth hostel. We had a small room (but not crazy small within Icelandic standards), w/ a sink, RR across hallway is shared. Everything was clean well managed. But rather de-personalized and a bit institutional. BF was adequate but nothing special. Staff non-existent except in morning working food table, no personal interaction, which for me is part of the charm of a true guesthouse.
Hofn city pool is terrific. Best slides (almost like a waterpark) in the country for a small town.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Arizona
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Reviewed 1 September 2013

Very small room--it would not be possible to have an opened suitcase on the floor and walk around. Ask for a room with a view---doesn't cost any more and looks out at the harbor. No kitchen or gathering room. There are sinks in the room. Very basic--but clean.
You'll enjoy walking around the small harbor.
Breakfast was just OK.

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Turin, Italy
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Reviewed 15 August 2013 via mobile

This guesthouse is an excellent location in Hofn, close to the sea and to the best restaurants in the village. It is a good base for visiting the breathtaking Jokulsarlon ice lagoon, at about 1 hour drive.

Our double room with shared bathroom was nothing special, however it was comfortable and clean enough. Breakfast was also average.

There was a fast WiFi Internet connection, although it was annoying to always have to re-authenticate to the portal.

  • Stayed August 2013
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Moscow, Russia
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Reviewed 15 August 2013

I was very disappointed. I booked a room in February for August, but on arrival got the room with the window overlooking garbage bins. Kitchen is tiny, breakfast meal is served in the hall of the first floor. Guests pass the table with meal to get to the bathroom - outrageous. No soap in the bathroom at all, wifi connection is very poor. Oven is out of order, no chance to cook dinner or supper. Price is extremely high for such poor service. The worst place I stayed in Iceland. Staff has difficulty to understand English.

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Namur
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Reviewed 5 August 2013

Nice place, nice view but cheap service. Rooms are oldfashionned and only a bathroom for each level. Small breakfast room in middle of rooms.
Try to bring a room on the upside house... and be careful on the stairs.
Need a big transformations to renew all rooms and bathrooms

  • Stayed May 2013, travelled with friends
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Property: Guesthouse Hvammur
Address: Ranarslod 2 | Hvannabraut 3, Hofn 780, Iceland
Region: Iceland > East Region > Hofn
Amenities:
Free Parking
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Ranked #19 of 19 B&Bs / Inns in Hofn
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Number of rooms: 15
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