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.
- Also Known As:
- Youth Hostel Fljotsdalur Iceland/Hvolsvollur