If you are currently researching hotels in Iceland, I am sure you have discovered that there are tons of options depending on where your journey is taking you during your time there. On our 7 day Iceland Road trip, we stayed two nights in three locations and it worked out perfectly for us! We weren’t looking for luxury, we just wanted a clean place to sleep and hang out at night with a kitchen to prepare ourselves food for the day so we could save some money during the trip. Here are the places we stayed…
This place was so great! The rooms were huge and with about 3-4 rooms per floor, you weren’t sharing the amenities with too many people. There is a communial balcony to enjoy the sunrise with your coffee in the morning or the sunset with your drink of choice at night ;). The kitchen was large with everything you need to make meals (minus food – you can get all of your grocery needs at Bonus for cheap) My favorite feature of this place was the coffee machine (shocker), it was soooooo good! They seemed to already have many regular grocery items stocked like milk, coffee grounds, etc. so I would suggest going to the market for groceries after checking out what they have already provided for you.
Images taken from Hotels.com
Talk about the perfect location! This hostel was smack dab in the middle of all of the places we wanted to visit in the Vik area and on the southern coast. It is literally located in front of the Skogafoss waterfall. There are other places to stay in this little area as well so feel free to check out some of the other options if hostels aren’t your thing.
The rooms were crazy affordable and clean. There was a big kitchen with all the needed amenities and a dining area as well. The restrooms were equipped with several toilets, showers, washers and dryers making it very easy to wash up and get ready for our next adventure.
Our favorite part of this hostel was the small couch area. When we got back from exploring and didn’t want to be locked in our rooms just yet, we took some drinks and some card games out to this area and had some much needed hangout time before with turned in for the night.
If you don’t feel like making your meals, there is a great restaurant and bar in the check in area (located next door) of this hostel.
Images taken from Airbnb.com
This was probably our favorite place that we stayed while on our road trip. It was not only the most interesting design but the woman that owned this guesthouse, was just the sweetest. When we arrived, we realized that we didn’t book the correct room and we were one bed short. She moved us into a bigger room just because it was available and at no additional cost. It was a beautiful location, with a bit more luxury and a perfect finish to our trip.
This is location has a full breakfast in the morning and drinks for purchase but keep in mind that you will need to go out for dinner or have food in your room that doesn’t require refrigeration.
Images taken from Hotels.com
As a side note, I almost always book through Hotels.com if I can. Every ten stays, you get one stay free. I find this to be an excellent way of setting yourself up for success for the next trip you plan.