Nónhamar Guesthouse Review | Iceland

Solitude, coziness, and untouched beauty. These are just a few of the ways I could try to describe the Nónhamar Guesthouse. Here sit three of the most picturesque cabins that lye at the foot of Vatnajökull glacier mountains and boast a view of the vast coastline that seems to be endless. This guesthouse is tucked away in the southeastern coast of Iceland, in a town called Hof. Sure, this place is nearly perfect in itself, but it’s true appeal is it’s proximity to everything and nothing at the same time. The isolation is purely bliss, due to the fact it’s a 4 hour drive …

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The Freezer Hostel Review [Iceland]

This was unlike any other hostel I’ve ever stayed in. Simply put, this place was so unique, that I cannot even begin recommend it enough, but I’ll try. Everything from the guy who ran the hostel (Kári Viðarsson), to the isolated town of Rif, 2.5hr drive from Reykjavik, really puts The Freezer Hostel into a category of its own. Freezer Hostel was the first place we planned to stay during our trip to Iceland, and having no idea anything about the region or the location, except for the fact it was on the coast, we made the journey up from Reykjavik …

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Mammut Smart Belay Device: Review

The Mammut Smart Belay Device stands high above all the rest of the competition. So when your browser has 14 tabs open, with 4 dedicated to belay reviews from all the top sources, 5 dedicated to customer reviews and forums, and the last 5 dedicated to finding the cheapest place that offers, close them all now. My Review The Smart Belay Device is one of the most versatile assisted-braking devices on the market. It’s made by Mammut, of Switzerland, so you know it’s been tested to perform at its best when you needed it the most. The best, and my …

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Cat’s Hostel in Madrid, Spain for Backpackers

Cat’s Hostel Madrid was my first and favorite hostel I’ve been to. From the moment I walked in, until the moment I walked out it was an incredible experience. We made our way out of the Anton Martin metro stop and a block away on a side street was a little sign that just said Cat’s. We were immediately greeted by a drunken Aussie who asked us if we wanted to grab a drink with him… It was 11am. After filling out all the paperwork, in the bar, that’s attached to the hostel love, while sitting on fresh kegs, we …

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