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Hafnargata 16 Rif, Snaefellsbaer 360 Iceland
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#1 of 7 Speciality lodging in Snaefellsbaer
Have you ever slept in a theatre or shared breakfast with the local and visiting artists discussing stage lightning and brush strokes? In The Freezer it just might happen, because the social hostel is a part of a vibrant cultural centre, artist residency and theatre, situated amidst the stunning natural sights (alien infested glacier!*) Of the Snaefellsnes peninsula. Visit us and take part in creating the unique experience of The Freezer together with international travellers, artists, clowns, cooks, auto mechanics, meteorologists, pancake-makers and sociologists.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Outdoor pool
Yoga classes
Bar / lounge
Bicycle rental
Game room
Books, DVDs, music for children
Street parking
Wine / champagne
Horseback riding
Entertainment staff
Evening entertainment
Board games / puzzles
Car hire
Conference facilities
Meeting rooms
Full body massage
Head massage
Baggage storage
Convenience store
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Shared kitchen
Shared lounge / TV area
Express check-in / check-out
Private check-in / check-out
Laundry service
Self-serve laundry
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Air conditioning
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Non-smoking rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, Danish, Icelandic
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sere.boba wrote a review Nov. 2019
Peschiera Borromeo, Italy723 contributions284 helpful votes
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.
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Date of stay: August 2019Trip type: Travelled with friends
Traveler333 wrote a review May 2019
33 contributions8 helpful votes
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.
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Date of stay: May 2019Trip type: Travelled with friends
Ilaria D wrote a review May 2019
Basel, Switzerland10 contributions1 helpful vote
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.
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Date of stay: May 2019
RawsonGal wrote a review Mar. 2019
Melbourne, Australia24 contributions5 helpful votes
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.
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Date of stay: March 2019
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Trip type: Travelled solo
Response from KariVidars, Manager at The Freezer Hostel
Responded Mar. 23, 2019
Hi again Marla, It´s not passive aggressive to assert the truth which is that you overstayed our check-out hours by much longer than you state, and that our staff member had already cleaned the bathroom three times that morning. We regret that you had this experience but we have policies in place to ensure that the people that are paying for our services during each day get the cleanest and best hostel we can prepare. By you going well over the time we said you could have to use our facilities you were actually not really respecting our premises and our work. After check out hours people are not usually sticking around to use our bathrooms or our kitchen. It´s not really respectful... As I said in the other review; If you wanted to continue using our facilities for the following day, you actually should have booked another night with us. People don´t do this at hotels; pay for one night and then hang around in the hotel after check in ours to use shared facilities that the paying guests are using. It´s common curtesy to respect check out hours and the rules and guidelines of the places you are staying at. We simply will not tolerate being accused of aggression towards our guest. It´s not aggression to ask people to respect our boundaries and policies. I hope you did so in the other places you stayed at. And I hope you really enjoyed your time in Iceland.
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Hafdis wrote a review Jan. 2019
Reykjavik, Iceland134 contributions37 helpful votes
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.
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Date of stay: January 2019Trip type: Travelled with friends
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US$23 - US$45 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
IcelandWest RegionSnaefellsbaer
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Freezer Hostel
Which popular attractions are close to The Freezer Hostel?
Nearby attractions include Snaefellsjökull National Park & Glacier (3.0 km), Dritvik and Djupalonssandur (3.0 km), and Londrangar Basalt Cliffs (3.0 km).
What are some of the property amenities at The Freezer Hostel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a lounge, and free parking.
What food & drink options are available at The Freezer Hostel?
Guests can enjoy a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at The Freezer Hostel?
Yes, free parking and street parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Freezer Hostel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Sker Restaurant, Hraun Restaurant, and Vidvik Restaurant.
Are there opportunities to exercise at The Freezer Hostel?
Yes, guests have access to an outdoor pool and yoga classes during their stay.
Are any cleaning services offered at The Freezer Hostel?
Yes, laundry service and self serve laundry are offered to guests.
Does The Freezer Hostel offer any business services?
Yes, guests have access to meeting rooms and conference facilities during their stay.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at The Freezer Hostel?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Danish, and Icelandic.
Are there any historical sites close to The Freezer Hostel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Öndverdarnes (9.9 km).