This seemed to be the best option for me as I was travelling alone and didn't fancy a youth hostel. For what I got it was really expensive as I wasn't even able to sample the breakfast which didn't start until a leisurly 8am! The rooms were fine, I stayed at what I guess is the main location. The views are quite stunning and Hofn is just a short drive away if you want to eat out. If I was in the area again I suppose I might stay here again, its a bit remote so its fine if you have comany otherwise you have to make do with the TV and watching the horses outside the window. This coutry is amazing and the drive out here was half the fun.
Arnanes Guesthouse has rooms scattered on a few differents places.
There's a main cluster of buildings with small cottages, where the reception and restaurant are and other houses elsewhere in the village.
The owner checked us in to a couple rooms in a cottage about 1Km from the main house. It looks like it once was a family home, turned into a little guesthouse. There's a living room with kitchenette. You can use the kettle, cups etc, but not the oven.
There's a buffet dinner for a fixed amount (a bit overpriced). The food was good, though a bit repetitive in some of the ingredients (cod, lamb, lamb, cod).
Good breakfast, which is included in the price of the room.
The rooms we were given we ok, with private and nicely appointed bathrooms. Our quad had too much light, though. It had no door between the actual bedroom and the corridor to our private bathroom and there was this window right beside the "door", from where we could be seen from the deck or window of the living room, besides the amount of light at all times (summer...). No to mention a long window on the top of the wall above the main bed. That one we could't cover at all.
Here is the price list
Pricelist for 16.09. 2008 – 15.09. 2008.
1. June -15. Sept. 2008 Icel. kr.
Single room w. bath 11,800
Double room w. bath 14,800-
Triple room w. bath 22,200-
Single room w.out bath 8,700-
Double room w.out bath 11,800-
Triple room w.out bath 17,700-
Extra bed 5,200-
(Breakfast is incl. in all prices)
Sleeping bag (breakfast not incl.) 3,600-
16.-30. Sept. 2007 and May 2008
Single room w. bath 10,100-
Double room w. bath 12,600-
Triple room w. bath 18,900-
Single room w.out bath 8,000-
Double room w.out bath 9,900-
Triple room w.out bath 15,000-
Extra bed 4,400-
Breakfast is incl. in all prices.
Sleeping bag (breakfast not incl.) 3,100-
1. Oktober 2007 – 30. April 2008
Single room w. bath 8,900-
Double room w. bath 11,100-
Triple room w. bath 16,600-
Single room w.out bath 6,900-
Double room w.out bath 8,800-
Triple room w.out bath 13,300-
Extra bed 3,900-
Breakfast is incl. in all prices.
Sleeping bag (breakfast not incl.) 2,700-
This beautiful Farm/Guesthouse is very very nice. The rooms are big and very clean. The food is fantastic and the owners are friendly and they help you if you want more informations about to see or if you are trouble. Thanks for the nice rest!!:)
The farms have got 12 big rooms and if you want there is also a Kitchen where you can cooking by yourself. Otherwise you can eat the good food that the owners make for you :). Near the farm there is a glacier and about 100 km west there is Jokursalon and 30 Km east there is Hofn. The landscaper that you can see from the window is fantastic!!!
I stayed in Hofn Youth Hostel for 2 nights ! Very comfortable place ! Very clean...
In here, I met many travellers from all around the world & we exchanged infos & news about Iceland.
As usual (all the Youth Hostels in Iceland), when arrive...if there's nobody there, just call the number which definitely be visible to you & the girl would come & see you right away.
Caution : We are NOT allowed to wear shoes & boots inside The Youth Hostel (as ALL Youth Hostels around Iceland).
So, bring a pair of sandals or walking bare-feet inside the hostel, which is just excellent for me !
Please tell the bus driver (if you arrive here by bus...) that you would be going to The Youth Hostel because the bus would drive a bit further & drop you just infront of the hostel !
This would save you from carrying your luggage all the way to the hostel. If by walking, would take you around 15 to 20 minutes...
Nevertheless, the bus WON'T pick you at the hostel, so you need to walk to the station...
The photo is showing the small garden just next to the hostel.
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