The freezer hostel is a curious accommodation in West Iceland. The atmosphere created inside is cosy and comfortable, as it is also a pub, a theatre and a social centre. My group and I have had a lot of fun, both participating in the pre-dinner quiz, and playing some music from stereo after dinner while dancing a bit. From the services point of view, I shall say that two toilets are very few for the number of beds available, especially because they’re not separated from showers. Cleanliness is ok, I would say average for a hostel.
Adorable spot. Owner was friendly and the concept of the place is great. The bathroom that was in our room however, didn't really seem like it was cleaned. The sink was filthy and the shower was stopped up. It honestly looked like it was barely clean. I know you get what you pay for but honestly a little attention in that area would really not be that hard. I don't like to give negative reviews. I think this place could be great if just a little more attention was paid by cleaning it properly.
At 2.500 each it is the most expensive campsite we have stayed on. Nice kitchen with big table, „living room/ shared area“ with board games. Very cosy. Down side: only 2 showers & 2 toilets - and toilets and showers are in the same room. Can get difficult at peak times.
Please note, the hostel responds passive-aggressively to any bad review. They lie and pretend everything was your fault. I am not in the habit of leaving poor reviews and this place is one of the reasons why. Its disheartening to see the way they respond to people who had a poor experience. I am an artist so I liked the creative feeling and the social lounge with books and games and retro comfy furniture. My bed was average hostel fare. The kitchen has basic amenities. you get free/reduced entry to local pool. It was a fine hostel stay over, and TBH I might have given a better score if not for an interaction with a staff member. In the morning I checked out of my room by 10am. One of the guys who works at the hostel said we could stay and use the shared areas after that. I made breakfast and then relaxed in the common room, as I had a few hours to kill before I got on the road. The woman who was on duty/cleaning in the morning spent most of this time (10-11am ish) pottering around and also sitting and chilling on her laptop. About 11am I got up to go to the bathroom and brush my teeth and wash my face before heading off. She got up from her laptop and basically cut me off from the bathroom declaring she had been "waiting all morning to clean it" and then said in an unfriendly/condescending tone, "you do realise checkout is at 10am right?" I mentioned what the guy had said, and she gave a big sigh and said I'd have to wait for her to mop. I didn't bother. I just left. I ended up going to the local pool and using their facilities while also indulging in the hot tub. I guess I just didn't enjoy being made to feel bad for wanting to clean my teeth and like I had personally held up her cleaning, when in reality she has just been chilling in the lounge with me and the one or two other people. It's the only negative experience I have had on my near four month trip. Sad it had to happen in a creative/artist run space.…
The owner is realy funny and relaxed. No stress and realy hippi wibe. You can wash and dry clothes and they had cards aganst humanity. No towels No wifi No sanitary products because this is not a Hotel.