Hostels in Vík, Iceland

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Get to know Vík (no more "I wish I knew this before")

This section is dedicated to take away all your "I wish someone had told me that before I went!" experiences. This way, you are better prepared for what to expect, what not to expect and can spend less time settling in, and more time making new friends in your chosen hostel. We share our insider knowledge of tips, tricks and important things to look out for in Vík. To help you make friends with Vík before you visit, we've included a few helpful and fun things you should know about the area. Enjoy!

 West side of Vik looking from the hill top

Vík, Iceland, is one of the larger towns on the southern coast and a popular stop for people driving the Ring Road. It has a beautiful church up on top of the hill to which you can drive or walk, which overlooks the beachfront area and the town. It is a beautiful view and worth the trip. During the spring and summer months, the hills are covered in stunning, purple flowers and give the town a really pretty feel.

Your options for hostels in Vík, Iceland, are spread out in town; there is a Vík, Iceland hostel in the direction of the hills previously mentioned, and other Vík, Iceland hostels are down in the main town centre. The town itself has all of the major amenities that you may need during your stay including a bank, fuel station, and a supermarket. There are also a few restaurants and a pub. Next door to the pub and one of the hostels in Vík, Iceland, is an information centre where you can get information about what to do in the area.

One of the most popular things to do here in Vik is go to the Vik Wool shop and have a look at the quality winter wear there. Out back, they have a demonstration of how they weave some of the garments there. You can also hang out at the amazing, black-sand beach and marvel at the adjacent cliffs. If you have a car with you, it is worth a drive around the cliff face to the point at Dyrholaey. If you are lucky and there at the right time of day, there is a small puffin colony that lives along the cliffs here that you can visit for free. It is also worth a trip to Reynisfjara as well, they are both only about a fifteen-minute drive from the Vik town centre.

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FAQ about Vík Hostels

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A hostel in Vík costs on average $51 for a dorm. A hostel in Vík with private rooms costs on average $150. shows all 2 Hostels in Vík. Simply filter by neighborhood and price to find your perfect budget place to stay. compares prices for 2 hostels in Vík, Iceland.

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Your Packing List for Vík

Your Packing List for Vík

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You may wonder what to pack when staying in hostels? There is a few absolute basics you always have to pick. Other items are more optional and depend more on your location. Here is the must-packing items when staying in hostels:

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Vík Hostel Cheatsheet

Above we list every single hostel there is in the city. Let us take a broader look at what you can expect - and what not. We created this cheatsheet for you to get a more complete picture of the hostel quality in Vík, average prices and types of hostels to choose from.
2 Total number of hostels
$51 Average dorm price
$150 Average private room price
$50 Cheapest hostel in Vík
HI - Vík Hostel is the cheapest
1 Party hostels in Vík
HI - Vík Hostel is the best rated
4.2 Average rating of all hostels

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