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General Group Booking Terms

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  • In order to make a group reservation on it is necessary to pay a deposit. The balance is due directly to the hostel according to their payment conditions.
  • The booking deposit is non-refundable.
  • Please note that any cancellations must be notified directly to the hostel at least 24 hours in advance of your scheduled arrival date, unless otherwise stated in the hostel's conditions.
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Hostel Specific Terms & Conditions

The remainder of the amount due will be charged to your credit card 4 weeks prior to arrival. Should numbers or room selection change, the per person deposit times the number of people who actually travelled will be deducted from the total accommodation charge levvied by the hostel.

Cancellation / No Show & Reduction in Numbers Policy

if cancelled with less than 4 weeks notice then 25% of the total cost will be charged. If cancelled within 2 weeks notice than 50% of the total cost will be charged.

Any cancellations resulting from agreement to these terms and conditions under false pretences will result in loss of deposit.


Heradsskolinn Guesthouse

Book more than 7 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
  • Perfect Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Fantastic Cleanliness
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Property Description

We are proud to announce the opening of Héraðsskólinn hostel and travel center. Completely renovated and kept in its original design Héraðsskólinn at Laugarvatn lake is finally open to the public again.

This historical building is 1600 m2 in size and was designed by Iceland´s most famous architect Guðjón Samúelsson in 1928 as a school. It remained a foundation for education and culture until 1991 when the school closed. We welcome you to the reopening on August 1st.

Héraðsskólinn hostel offers a full range of accommodation options. Shared accommodation is available in dorm rooms for up to 14 persons.. Private accommodation (with shared WC) is offered in family rooms for up to 6 persons as well as double and single rooms. Group rooms of up to 16 persons have a private entrance and facilities.

Please note :
Check-in time : 15h00
Check-out time : 10h30

Cancellation Policy : 7 days before arrival date
Payment by credit card, cash accepted upon arrival

Breakfast not included but can be purchased for an additional fee up on arrival.
Taxes included

Breakfast is from 7h30 to 10h00.

Cafe/Bistro is open 7h30-10h30 and from 12:00- 21h00 every day in the winter time.
Cafe/Bistro is open 7h30-10h30 and from 12:00- 22h00 every day in the summer time.

We offer both shared dorms and private rooms with made up beds.

Héraðsskólinn Hostel at Laugarvatn is open all year round. We are wheel chair accessible. View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 9.6

  • Security 9.8

  • Location 10.0

  • Staff 10.0

  • Atmosphere 9.3

  • Cleanliness 10.0

  • Facilities 9.1

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    06 Jun 2019
    I booked a 12-mixed dorm but upon arrival the staff upgaded me to a private room! The staff were so helpful and relaxed. Breakfast is not incuded but they have a wide array of food to choose from: fruits, meats, cheeses, etc. Like most hostels, they require that you take off your shoes at the door. Not a hostel for partying or much socializing but it is wonderful to relax and enjoy a quiet night in a really amazing location.
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 10.0


    19 Apr 2019
    Só beautiful !! So confyyy Ir was really great !
    Brazil, Female, 25-30
  • 10.0


    01 Apr 2019
    What a lovely hostel. Super location overlooking the lake. Amazingly clean and interesting history of old school in a brilliant old for Iceland building.
    England, Male, 41+
  • 10.0


    03 Jan 2019
    By far the best hostel I ever stayed in my life! Everything is perfect, cool location, cool staff, highly recommend it
    Brazil, Male, 25-30
  • 10.0


    23 Dec 2018
    Best hotel I have ever stayed
    Italy, Female, 25-30
  • 10.0


    07 Sep 2018
    Amazing place to relax and recollect yourself. Comfortable beds with clean sheets. Some cool hiking areas nearby with a famous geothermal bath location nearby.
    USA, Male, 25-30
  • 10.0


    20 Aug 2018
    Very quiet and quaint hostel. The staff was very friendly and knowledgeable. Great jumping off point to get into the highlands and other off the beaten path attractions.
    USA, Male, 31-40
  • 10.0


    15 Aug 2018
    An incredible hostel! We stayed in the dorms and slept like babies. Everyone was thoughtful, polite, and very very clean! Do NOT hesitate to stay here. I’m glad we chose to stay all four nights here and make it our homebase for day trips. In addition, Fontana was a hidden gem. The people of Iceland are the reason we can’t wait to return. Thank you!
    USA, Female, 41+
  • 9.4


    27 Apr 2019
    Great hostel right on the lake. They were so nice to upgrade me to a private room from a dorm bed. Clean, friendly staff, nice facilities but would not recommend if solo traveling/looking to meet people.
    USA, Male, 25-30
  • 8.9


    27 Sep 2018
    My stay at Heradsskolinn Hostel was great: the dorm was so clean and spacious. Heradsskolinn Hostel is an amazing structure! The only negative aspect was the unavailability of stovetop in the kitchen.
    Italy, All Male Group, 25-30
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  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free Parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Towels Included
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Book Exchange
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • Cable TV
  • Cots Available
  • Elevator
  • Hair Dryers
  • Hot Showers
  • Outdoor Swimming Pool
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Parking
  • Reading Light
  • Security Lockers
  • Wheelchair Friendly
  • 24 Hour Reception
  • Housekeeping
  • Internet Access
  • Luggage Storage
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels for hire
Food & Drink
  • Bar
  • Café
  • Meals Available
  • Restaurant
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Wi-Fi