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Youth Hostel Fljotsdalur
Reviewed 6 June 2012

This hostel is a fair trek off the beaten path but this adds to the appeal given its remoteness and proximity to Eyjafjallajokull. It came highly recommended in our guide book as an accommodation with good local character and it was. The hostel is small with only a single bathroom and the shower is outside if you choose to use it (we didn't). There are two rooms each with 2 bunkbeds in each as well as a room in the attic. This was the cheapest accommodation we had in Iceland but also the most basic facilities. The kitchen is better equipped than you would expect and recent renovations have enlarged it. These renovations have also replaced a section of the turf roof with corrogated metal which disappointed us just a bit. There are lots of very curious and friendly sheep roaming about and excellent hiking all around with views of the volcano. Our host, Margaret, was very nice and entertained all of our questions about the volcano eruption and their evacuations as well as other recent volcanic eruptions.

  • Stayed: May 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 30 March 2012

The "road" to the hostel is amazing, long and endless...
This is what adventurers are looking for. Don't expect luxury, there is only a cosy dining room/library (+2000 books) in the shadow of the famous Eyjafjallajökull.
All rooms are dormitory style without private facilities. The surrounding area is great for hiking, with hikes ranging from less than 2 hours upto 2 days.

  • Stayed: September 2011, travelled as a couple
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Stayed: August 2016, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 22 July 2016 via mobile
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Stayed: July 2016, travelled with family
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Reviewed 9 August 2013
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  • Stayed: July 2013, travelled as a couple
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2  Thank Macarou
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Additional Information about Youth Hostel Fljotsdalur

Address: Fljotsdalur, Hvolsvollur 861, Iceland
Region: Iceland > South Region > Hvolsvollur
Hotel Style:
Ranked #6 of 15 Speciality Lodging in Hvolsvollur
Price Range: £11 - £60 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 25
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Youth Hostel Fljotsdalur Iceland/Hvolsvollur

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