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“Clean Homey Comfort”
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Guesthouse Steig
Ranked #4 of 14 Vik B&B and Inns
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Annandale, Virginia
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
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“Clean Homey Comfort”
Reviewed 2 July 2014

The rooms are decorated like a lovely comfortable home, not a hotel. The fixtures are new and clean, the service was great, the staff very friendly and welcoming. We were pleasantly surprised to have dinner served since that was not expected and although the menu was limited, the food was quite good. We would definitely recommend this guesthouse to those with a car to reach it, as it is located by itself just off the Ring Road.

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  • Stayed June 2014, travelled with family
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Saint Cloud, Minnesota
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Reviewed 18 June 2014

This guesthouse was wonderful. Nice rooms, a big dining room for breakfast and a separate kitchen where you could cook your own food, keep food in a refrigerator, and eat at the table. A comfortable living room was also nice for lounging on the sofa and catching a show on TV. The entire place was remarkably clean--not a spot of dust or dirt anywhere. Very accommodating and friendly. The breakfast was great and they even had a cannister of volcanic ashes where you could scoop up a little to take home as a memento. Would recommend this place and definitely stay there again.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled with friends
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Montreal, Canada
Level 6 Contributor
156 reviews
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Reviewed 14 June 2014

We had quite a pleasant stay in this guesthouse a couple of weeks ago. Just like anywhere in Iceland, it was equipped with a good WiFi connection. Due to the limited reception of a modem and a prolonged area of the guesthouse, the owners just made two networks for each of the halves of the guesthouse providing a good WiFi access to all of their guests. Wise and appreciated.
The rooms themselves are quite small, but spotless. Somehow, it reminded me of a room on a cruise ship. The bathrooms are shared, but we had no issues whatsoever with that.
Half of the rooms face the extended view on the mountain, while the other faces the back of a hill. If you arrive early enough, you can probably snatch the room you desire.
The only downside was the soundproofing. You can pretty well hear the people in the room next to you and if you get "lucky" enough, you may get a bunch of inconsiderate individuals who will not keep the noise down until whenever. Though it's a hit and miss. Not everyone is mindful of that.
The hosts were courteous. The breakfast was just about sufficient, can't say anything about it. We got a room with two separate beds (which is pretty common in Iceland), but both were reasonably comfortable.
According to my research done prior to the trip and my experience at the Steig Guesthouse, I would consider it to be a safe and a somewhat of a budget choice for an average traveling folk like myself.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Evergreen, Colorado
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52 reviews
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Reviewed 12 June 2014

A nice alternative to staying in Vik -but only if you have a car. Plenty of room to stretch out in private and common areas. We only stayed here one night but you could easily stay here long term as there's lots of places (inside and out) to lounge around. The location is near many interesting sights and just a few miles west of Vik. The accommodations look fairly new and were clean and very comfortable. The breakfast was very good -plenty of food and coffee to keep you going.

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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Boulder, Colorado
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20 reviews
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Reviewed 12 June 2014

We stayed for two nights in june with our boys, age 6 and 8. The property has many opportunities for little boys to play in the river in back, take a walk in the hillside, and play with the dogs. The owners and staff are incredibly friendly, rooms are comfortable, and the access to a full kitchen at the hotel was fantastic for a two week trip. My family didn't want to leave. The location is a bit of a drive to Vik, but it is centrally located to hit other areas such as the waterfalls and several hikes.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled with family
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Springville, Utah
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Reviewed 31 May 2014

This guesthouse is just off route one near Vik, the location is quiet and near some important bird nesting places. We found the prices reasonable and the service perfect. They provide a nice simple but complete breakfast and allow guests to use a common area kitchen space to prepare their own meals. The rooms were nice and the beds comfortable. I would stay here again. An added bonus is the family dogs also greet you when you check in. They are well behaved and friendly.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled with family
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Kennewick, Washington
Level 6 Contributor
128 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 April 2014 via mobile

Stayed here for two nights in April. Everyone was friendly and helpful. The location was great for us to see the attractions in the area while giving us a comfortable place to stay at. The breakfast was high quality and plentiful, it helped starting the day with a full belly. Plus they have a couple a dogs that are nice to play with.

Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Property: Guesthouse Steig
Address: Steig, Vik 871, Iceland
Region: Iceland > South Region > Vik
Amenities:
Free Parking Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 14 B&Bs / Inns in Vik
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Number of rooms: 18
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
This guest house is situated on a farm in Steig, 5 km from Dyrholaey Cliffs. It offers a communal kitchen and TV lounge, plus traditional Icelandic food in the restaurant. Guesthouse Steig’s rooms are decorated in light tones. Guests can choose rooms with either private or shared bathrooms. Some rooms offer views of the Eyjafjalla Glacier and Atlantic Ocean. A free internet computer is found at reception. Outside, children can see sheep, hens and ducks up close. Skogar Museum is 20 km from Steig Guesthouse. Shops, a swimming pool and Vik's black, basalt sand beach are 10 minutes’ drive away. ... more   less 
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