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Hotel Edda Egilsstadir

2.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

We stayed here in early August. It was the only accommodation that we could get at the time of booking that had an ensuite. Hotel Edda is a school during the winter months. The room was clean, comfortable, a reasonable size and functional. The bathroom was small. Overall Egilsstadir is a fairly boring place to stay so if you are planning a Ring Road tour I would avoid it.

We ordered a two course menu for two big groups of 61 people. Soup+lamb which costed 5200 kr each. Yet the portion was so little for both soup and lamb. (4 or 5 spoon of soups, appetizer size lamb which was composed of three thin slices). Our two Icelandic drivers also said the portions were not normal. However, the main chef and the person in charge insisted it is the right portion. When people asked for some more breads, they were so reluctant to give out. They were busy arguing with guests not willing to soften the tension there. It was a nightmare experience.

I should have been more careful in reading previous posts, and NOT even considered this place. This is a dorm, no amenities provided and guess what I paid over 300 euros for a very lousy room!! This is my own expensive mistake, I own it...whoever is considering staying here in future pls look elsewhere as I am sure you won t be as ripped off as here.

Thanks goddess I was here only one night but still it was the worst night of my life!!!! The lady at the reception was very rude. The other problem was that we had are rooms on vouchers and she told as that we had only one room reserved although we had two rooms after a long argument she looked at the voucher and that at last admitted that we were right. And the room... I don't even want to talk about it. PLEASE WHATEVER YOU DO DONT GO TO THIS HOTEL!!!!!!!!!!!

Don't ever go here! We came at the reception and they told us that we didn't have any reservation. After a half a hour of arguing with the unfriendly receptionist she finally said we were right. The hotel looks like a old hospital and the bathrooms and especially toilets are really disgusting. Fortunately we stayed only one night at this hotel and my whole family was really happy when we checked-out of the hotel.

This is a dorm that they convert to a hotel in the summer. With that in mind, it was comfortable and our rooms were very clean! The views on the road side were gorgeous. Wifi worked well, beds were comfortable, and blackout curtains are always a plus. Cons: The heaters were finicky, one room in our group couldn't get them to turn off, one couldn't get them to turn on. Also he waffles at breakfast looked great, but they ran out of batter and did not replace. For the cost, I would stay here again!

We stayed here as a stopover on our way to a glacier tour. It is apparently a dorm in the school year and that's exactly what it looks like😀. Perfect accommodations for a family with teens. We stayed in a room with two twin beds pushed together and our 3 teens stayed in a dorm room across the hall with 3 twin beds. The kid room had a spiral staircase leading to an upstairs part with the 3rd bed. Very charming. Dark curtains kept the room fairly dark at night. Bathrooms are a bit small (picture a dorm) but the price made it worth it. Breakfast not included in price but on site for 2000 ISK/person.

Hotel was quality price but from the pictures we expected a little bit more, the hotel remind me to my times in college and well 10 years ago I might give it one more star but nowadays I was looking for something different. Service was good

The Edda hotels are dotted around Iceland but this was the only one we stayed at on our trip, mainly because the others were full. They are all high schools which are converted into hotels during the summer. I really liked this place and found it interesting to see where Icelandic 16-18 year-olds study. It was spotlessly clean, in a very attractive spot overlooking the lake, the common areas were very spacious and our en suite triple bedroom was also very pleasant. The price also seemed perfectly reasonable for Iceland. The staff were all very friendly and the buffet breakfast was one of the best we had in Iceland. The place does have the feel of a school rather than a luxury hotel about it, but I didn't mind that at all.

We spent a night and had dinner in this hotel (a school transformed into a hotel for the summer holydays). The room are spacious enough and each has its own bathroom. Ask for a room with a view over the lake. The restaurant offers a limited choice but we took the menu and it was fine. The breakfast was one of the best we had (we could make our own waffles).

Tjarnarbraut 25 Egilsstadir

Hotel highlights

  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Free parking
  • Onsite dining
  • 24-hour front desk

Within a short walk of East Iceland Heritage Museum, Hotel Edda Egilsstadir is within a mile (2 km) of Fardaga Waterfall. This 52-room hotel has a restaurant along with conveniences like free in-room WiFi and free self parking. It's on a lake and also within a 15-minute drive of Lagarfljot.


Start your day off with breakfast, available for a fee. This hotel has a restaurant where you can enjoy a bite to eat.


The 52 rooms have desks. Guests can expect to find free WiFi.

Property features

Guests of Hotel Edda Egilsstadir have access to free WiFi in public areas. If you drive, put free parking to good use. The 24-hour front desk has multilingual staff ready to assist with sightseeing, directions, and local dining recommendations.

Room options

Double Room

Full 1 | Sleeps 2

Triple Room

Full 1 | Sleeps 3

Quadruple Room - Family

Full 1 | Sleeps 4

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

44% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 106 reviews