One of the most popular places to visit in Iceland is the Golden Circle. Many visitors eagerly sign up for day tours to see all the popular sites on this route. However, they are making a huge mistake. Spend the night and explore the rich history this gorgeous area holds by staying at Héradsskólinn Boutique Hostel.
When Traveling Around The Golden Circle Stay at Héradsskólinn Boutique Hostel
What once was an old school building built in 1928 stands the Héradsskólinn Boutique Hostel. The building was originally designed by the greatest architect in the history of Iceland, Guojon Samuelsson, and built by Jónas from Hrifla a politician who believed in education, art, and culture. Jónas wanted Héradsskólinn to be considered one of the most prominent buildings in education and culture in Iceland and to this day it still is. In fact, the exterior of the house and the staircase is preserved as a national treasury. The building stood empty from 1996 until it was re-opened in 2013 as a boutique hostel.
Why Stay at Héradsskólinn Boutique Hostel?
There are many reasons why you should book a stay at the Héradsskólinn Boutique Hostel. The rooms are quaint and cozy and the prices are very affordable. Not to mention the incredible lake views, and delicious breakfast. Staying here feels like a home away from home.
Kids are a welcomed addition atHéradsskólinn and you will often see several families here at any given time. There are plenty of games and a tv room that families will enjoy. Having a kitchen also makes it easy to whip up a meal for the hungry kiddos after a long day of exploring.
The vibe at Héradsskólinn Boutique Hostel is incredible. The staff is kind and attentive. The rooms are well kept and the bathrooms are spotless. There are a variety of rooms available at different price points but for families a bedroom with a private bathroom is the way to go.
Little touches like the book filled with information about the boutique hostel and the Golden Circle left in each room or the sheet of paper at the receptionist desk where guests can sign up to be woken up if the Northern Lights make an appearance make this hostel stand out from their competition.
If you are looking for something cute, cozy, and filled with history, then look no further than Héradsskólinn Boutique Hostel. You will not be disappointed.
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