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Youth Hostel Fljotsdalur
Reviewed 10 August 2013

We've stayed at this very tiny hostel the first night in Iceland.
that gives you immediately the idea of what Iceland is, the position is perfect, the view is great, there is so much silence and the road to get there is beautiful.
there is a wide kitchen where you can to cook all your meals. in case you don't have linen you can rent some.
The last 8 km are oon a dirty road but even 2xwheel cars can easily approach it. Be aware of the sheeps! :)

  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 20 August 2012

It's not as traditional an Icelandic house as I thought (there is grass on a tin roof over a wooden frame house), but it really is cozy and sweet. Twenty minutes after my arrival I was hiking up a nearby hill as recommended by Judi, communing with sheep and the mountains. Perched by a lovely wide valley facing two glaciers/volcanos, with lawn space to eat outdoors if you like. I ate my breakfast cereal watching the mist drift by the mountains and the sheep graze on the dry river bed. Friendly hosting, feels like you are staying in a friend-of-a-friend's house. Good kitchen facilities (4 burners, so if there were a full house you might jockey for cook space). No shower, though, so be prepared! No internet yet either, although it may be in the works. And if you have a 2WD car, you have to walk up a short hill with your bags, as only 4x4s can make it up the gravel.

Room Tip: Only two rooms, both with basic bunks.
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  • Stayed: August 2012, travelled solo
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3  Thank two6heave
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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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4  Thank tkbrady
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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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3  Thank Bram_Snoopy
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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 - £62 (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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