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Vatnsholt - Guest House, Selfoss

3-star3 stars
Vatnsholti 2Villingaholt, Selfoss801Iceland

Selfoss award-winning guesthouse with restaurant
  • Free WiFi in lobby and free parking
  • Collect nightsFor every 10 nights, get 1 free!
Very Good8.4
Tasty breakfast
Fantastic service
Great location
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From 235 reviewsTripAdvisor Traveller Rating

Vatnsholt - Guest House, Selfoss

from $106
  • Family Room, Private Bathroom (for 6 people)
  • Standard Double Room, Private Bathroom
  • Double Room, Shared Bathroom
  • Standard Room, 2 Twin Beds, Private Bathroom
  • Standard Room, 2 Twin Beds, Shared Bathroom
  • Deluxe Double Room, Private Bathroom
  • Basic Triple Room, Private Bathroom
  • Cottage
  • Family Room, Private Bathroom (for 4 people)
  • Apartment, 3 Bedrooms (Basement)

At a glance

Key facts

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 33 rooms
  • This hotel is arranged over 3 floors


  • Check-in time 3 PM-10:30 PM
  • Check-out time is 11 AM

Required at check in

  • Credit card or cash deposit required

  • Government-issued photo ID required

Travelling with others


  • No pets or service animals allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • WiFi in rooms *



  • Free self parking

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

Food and drink
  • Continental breakfast daily (surcharge)
  • Restaurant
  • Coffee/tea in a common area
  • Barbecue grills
Things to do
  • Bicycle rentals on site
  • Playground on site
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Number of buildings/towers - 2

In the room

Freshen up
  • Hair dryer (on request)
Stay connected
  • WiFi (surcharge)
  • Daily housekeeping

Special features


Onsite venue - This restaurant specializes in local cuisine and serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar. Open daily.

Awards and affiliations

  • Vatnsholt - Guest House is listed in the 2013 Condé Nast Traveler Gold List of the world's best places to stay.

Vatnsholt - Guest House, Selfoss’s small print

Also known as

  • Vatnsholt
  • Vatnsholt Guest House
  • Vatnsholt Guest House Villingaholt
  • Vatnsholt Villingaholt
  • Vatnsholt Guest House Selfoss
  • Vatnsholt Selfoss


This property does not have elevators.

Mandatory fees

You’ll be asked to pay the following charges at check in or check out:

  • A tax is imposed by the city: ISK 333 per accommodation, per night

Optional extras

Rollaway beds are available for an additional charge

Continental breakfast is offered for an extra charge of ISK 1800 for adults and ISK 900 for children (approximately)

WiFi is available in guestrooms for ISK 1000 per day (rates may vary)

We have included all charges provided to us by this hotel. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.

What’s around Vatnsholt - Guest House, Selfoss

Top spots nearby

Recommended by this property

  • Urridafoss Waterfall (4.5 mi / 7.2 km)
  • Selfoss Church (7.9 mi / 12.7 km)
  • The Ghost Centre (8.9 mi / 14.4 km)

Getting around

  • Reykjavik (RKV-Reykjavik Domestic) - 64 min drive
  • Free self parking

Recent reviews

Very Good 8.4 From 177 reviews

Vatnsholt - Guest House, Selfoss
We came here with the expectation we would be staying in the beautiful house that you see in the pictures. We were a group of 3 people traveling the south of Iceland. When we got to Vatnsholt we were welcomed by the reception who seemed nice, showed us around what was a slightly underwhelming 'entertainment area' has some sofas and two people (who seemed like they worked there) were playing games on the TV. The location of this accommodation is in the middle of nowhere so it would have been nice if we could at least use the TV to watch a movie since there was very little to do around here. We then were taken to our room and it was a tiny space with a bunk bed and one small single bed. It was very clean but we were very disappointed as we had not booked this. We actually ended up leaving and going to stay in a cabin with a hot tub in Selfoss which was about a 15 minute drive away. So, we can't comments on the breakfast or food as we left. Overall, would not go back here.
A Traveler, us1 night trip
Vatnsholt - Guest House, Selfoss
Do not expect much
Hotel room was ok to stay for a night but would not want to stay longer. Kids enjoyed playing outside, although the trampolin was damaged and there was a garbage dump below the trampolin, so cleaning up would be a good idea. Service was poor, the breakfast as well. If the room rate would have been half, it would have been ok. Even in April much too expensive, do not even want to know what they charge during high season.
A Traveler, us1 night trip
Vatnsholt - Guest House, Selfoss
Very clean and comfortable, in a place that's isolated enough to make you feel far away from everyone, but close enough to Selfoss to make grabbing groceries and other essentials convenient. We showed up early and the staff very graciously got our room ready as soon as possible so we could sleep. A tour bus showed up one night on a Northern Lights hunt, and it's a great place if you're traveling to Iceland for the borealis. Also very close to Thingvellir and some excellent hiking.
A Traveler, us2 night romance trip
Vatnsholt - Guest House, Selfoss
10/10 would stay here again
Our stay at Vatnasholt was amazing! The coziest environment I’ve ever stayed in. The staff was great and friendly. 10/10 would stay here again.
Aaron, us1 night family trip
Vatnsholt - Guest House, Selfoss
Guesthouse stay
Vatnsholt Guesthouse is in the most beautiful area and is a very comfy place to stay. All the staff was wonderful.
Emilie, usOther trip

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