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Guesthouse Snjofell

Arnarstapi, Hellnar 355 Iceland
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#1 of 2 B&Bs / Inns in Hellnar
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stts2018 wrote a review Aug. 2018
Lund, Sweden6 contributions
Avoid this tourist trap The room,S6, we was given had the following flaws The water tap to the sink was loose we could swing it back and forth 20-30 degrees. The knob to the electric heater was loose and could be rotated several turns. No decoration in the room at all, not even a plastic flower. They have planted bushes outside the window so your "view" is only 2 meters No isolation in the thin inner walls, you are forced to hear what other people do and talk about until they fall asleep. Badly built house ground, the inner walls are vibrating when people walk in the corridor. No wall plug for the bed lamp (see attached image) The lamp in the ceiling was so bad and weak we had to use our flash lights to find stuff in our luggage. Not even an attempt to "shared kitchen", the kitchen is a shelf with a water boiler and no silverware (see attached image) Non working refrigerator No circulation in the shower room so the wooden framework are rotten away (see attached image) Carpet both in the corridor and room, only a microbiologist knows what is crawling in those.
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Date of stay: August 2018
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Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Put an effort in to choose a different place to stay at
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John W wrote a review Aug. 2018
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This is very misleading. The website shows modern stylish accommodation. We thought we had booked there but ended in a shed across the road. It was shabby, delapitated, not very clean and noisy. The shared shower didn’t work and the room was spartan. We could not check in when we arrived at 5:30 because they “had problems” Such a disappointment in such a stunning environment Iceland is fantastic but this is well below parr. Don’t go if you have to sleep in this shed!
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Date of stay: August 2018Trip type: Travelled with friends
Room Tip: Don’t go if you have to sleep in the shed
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scotbet wrote a review Jun. 2018
Oakland, California24 contributions19 helpful votes
This place has a lot of buildings, of vastly varying quality. I saw the cute picture of a turf-roofed cottage and the snazzy new cottages and figured I'd be staying in one or the other of those. Instead, we were in a cheaply-made, worn building behind the cottage. The room was very sparse, with two single beds that we pushed together on our own to make a double. The walls were thin and the window looked out onto a hedge. That being said, the location right next to the Hellnar trail was very nice, the breakfast was great, and the staff were overall helpful. Basically, our room was pretty grim but everything else was nice. Compared to other places in Iceland the price was quite reasonable--I guess you get what you pay for! Note: there was no signage at all for Snjofell Guesthouse. It seems to be the same place as the Arnastapi Guesthouse and all of the signage referred to that.
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Date of stay: June 2018
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: cottages seem much nicer. Specify if you want a double and not two singles (though that may not...
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Simone M wrote a review Jun. 2018
28 contributions10 helpful votes
Came here looking to camp in motorhome after reading about it in Lonely Planet. Not open and no where else to camp in town. No camping in Hellnar either. Wanted to do the walk between Hellnar and Arnarstapi but had to move onto Hellissandur and then drive back the next day.
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Date of stay: June 2018Trip type: Travelled with family
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ElBonobo wrote a review Oct. 2017
Tempe, Arizona108 contributions21 helpful votes
The guesthouse has a really interesting and not imposing modern Nordic design that is both eye-catching, but not particularly invasive in the really gorgeous landscape that surrounds it. Our room was small, yet comfortable (for three people, in 3 twin beds), although it seems like the third bed was maybe added specifically to accommodate three as opposed to being designed and intended for three. Our room had a view of the beautiful little mountain in Arnarstapi, and a guesthouse across the street with grass on the roof. Each room is accessed from a central outdoor walkway, giving the entire hotel a really open and airy feel, connecting it to the landscape. The continental breakfast was delicious and extensive featuring a range of yogurt, meat, cheese, eggs, fruit, pastries, juice, coffee, and teas. The restaurant itself is chic and modern, and while large, seems like it would struggle in the high-season to spacially accommodate both guests and the tour buses of hikers that showed up to pay for the breakfast. This seems a particular concern because breakfast is offered for a rather brief 90-minute window. It wasn't a problem for us, but I could see it potentially causing an issue during a busier season. A short walk out back from the guesthouse is the absolutely stunning shoreline (with a very popular shoreline hike to Hellnar, the next town over). Walking toward the shore behind the viking statue reveals basalt cliffs shaped and molded by the rough crash of waves, with some really breathtaking rock formations.
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Date of stay: October 2017
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Trip type: Travelled with friends
US$80 - US$175 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Guesthouse Snjofell
Which popular attractions are close to Guesthouse Snjofell?
Nearby attractions include Londrangar (7.5 km), Gatklettur (0.5 km), and Rauofeldsgja (3.6 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Guesthouse Snjofell?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include an on-site restaurant, free parking, and internet access.
What food & drink options are available at Guesthouse Snjofell?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant during their stay.
Is parking available at Guesthouse Snjofell?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Guesthouse Snjofell?
Conveniently located restaurants include Monsvagninn - Munch Wagon, Fjoruhusid, and Prímus Kaffi.