Akureyri Backpackers Hostel

Hafnarstraeti 98, Akureyri, Iceland, 600  show map
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Akureyri Backpackers Hostel

 Free Wi-Fi
 Free parking
 Sports activities

Golf course

 Food/Drinks

Restaurant

Bar/Lounge area

 No Smoking

Non-smoking rooms

 Child-friendly

Cribs available

 Pets

No pets allowed

Overview

Akureyri Backpackers Hostel is only 2.3 km from Mud Pots and Hlidarfjall Akureyri. The on-site conveniences such as a cash machine, a safe deposit box and free parking are also available.

Matthiasarhus, Hof - Cultural Center and Conference Hall and Arctic Botanical Gardens are 5 minutes' walk away. Guests can dine in Strikid and Cafe Paris - Blaa Kannan Cafe located within a 5-minute walk of the property.

Akureyri airport is at a distance of 5 km.

Rooms

Offering 8-bed mixed Dorm, Twin Room, Family Room and 6-bed mixed Dorm, Akureyri Backpackers Hostel ensures a cozy stay for guests. Some of the rooms at Akureyri Backpackers Hostel have an in-room safe, a dressing area, a private kitchen and heating. This property has private bathrooms.

Eat & Drink

There is a communal kitchen provided on site.

Services

Guests can take advantage of laundry and newspaper service.

Relax

Ski facilities include a ski storage room.

Internet

Wireless internet is available in the entire hostel for free.

Guest Parking

Free public parking is possible at a location nearby.

Number of rooms:   23.

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Facilities

General

  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Free parking
  • Limited time reception
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Safe deposit box
  • No pets allowed
  • Coffee shop
  • ATM/Cash machine
  • Luggage storage
  • Ski storage

Sports & Fitness

  • Skiing
  • Golf course

Services

  • Car rental
  • Self-service laundry
  • Newspaper service
  • Tours/Ticket assistance

Dining facilities

  • Paid breakfast
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge area

Children's facilities

  • Cribs available

Leisure facilities

  • Sauna

Room view

  • City view

Room facilities

  • Heating
  • Dressing area
  • Terrace

Bathroom

  • Steam shower

Kitchen facilities

  • Shared kitchen

Bedroom

  • Foam mattress

Room decor

  • Parquet floor

Policies

Check-in

  • from 14:00-23:00 

Check-out

  • until  10 am

Children and extra beds

  • Maximum capacity of extra beds in a room is 1. 

How to reach hostel

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Hostel Address:

Hafnarstraeti 98, Akureyri, Iceland, 600

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City Center
  • Akureyri
    1.0 km
Airports
  • Akureyri (AEY)
    2.6 km
Restaurants
  • Strikid (cuisine: International)
    40 m
  • Rub 23
    70 m
Parks
  • Arctic Botanical Gardens (Lystigardurinn)
    250 m
Ski areas
  • Hlidarfjall Akureyri
    2.3 km
Hostel information
  • Check-in:
    from 14:00-23:00 
  • Check-out:
    until  10 am
  • Number of rooms:
    23

Rooms and availability

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Shared Bathroom Twin Room
Bed type: 2 Single beds
Size: 12 m²
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    Akureyri Backpackers photos Room
    Dormitory Room
    Bed type: Bed in shared room
    Size: 16 m²
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      How to reach hostel

      hostel Akureyri Backpackers Hostel Akureyri location
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      Hostel Address:

      Hafnarstraeti 98, Akureyri, Iceland, 600

      Get directions
      City Center
      • Akureyri
        1.0 km
      Airports
      • Akureyri (AEY)
        2.6 km
      Restaurants
      • Strikid (cuisine: International)
        40 m
      • Rub 23
        70 m
      Parks
      • Arctic Botanical Gardens (Lystigardurinn)
        250 m
      Ski areas
      • Hlidarfjall Akureyri
        2.3 km
      Hostel information
      • Check-in:
        from 14:00-23:00 
      • Check-out:
        until  10 am
      • Number of rooms:
        23

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      What's nearby

      Popular areas

      • City Center - 900 m

      Places of interest

      • Hof - Cultural Center and Conference Hall - 200 m

      Local attractions

      • Mud Pots - 3.2 km
        Ring Road, Akureyri

        Near the hostel

        • Arctic Botanical Gardens (Lystigardurinn) - 250 m
          Eyrarlandsvegur 3, Akureyri

          Restaurants nearby

          • Strikid - 40 m

            Address: Skipagata 14
            Phone: +354 462 7100

            71% likes this, based on 146 reviews
            Cuisine: International
            Price Range: GBP 13 - GBP 68

          • Hamborgarafabrikkan - 20 m

            Address: Hafnarstraeti 87-89
            Phone: +3545757575

            69% likes this, based on 16 reviews
            Cuisine: American
            Price Range: GBP 10 - GBP 15

          • Bautinn - 80 m

            Address: Hafnarstraeti 92

            62% likes this, based on 162 reviews

          • Rub 23 - 70 m

            Address: Kaupvangsstraeti 6
            Phone: 4622223

            72% likes this, based on 160 reviews

          • Curry Hut - 10 m

            Address: Hafnarstraeti 100b

            60% likes this, based on 22 reviews
            Cuisine: Indian

          Hostel information
          • Check-in:
            from 14:00-23:00 
          • Check-out:
            until  10 am
          • Number of rooms:
            23
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          Akureyri Backpackers Reviews

          Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at Akureyri Backpackers

          Average guest rating

          8.6out of 10
          Superb
          Based on 42 reviews

          Guest reviews

          • Group of friends
            9.6

            Very nice place to stay - stuff was very friendly - the prices were really good

          • Single
            10.0

            I loved it there. The location is excellent, right in the middle of down- town Akureyri. The best bars(mini-clubs) are just next door to it, but as soon as you close the windows, you don't hear a thing. So it's a great choice whether you like to go out or go to sleep early. The security is amazing, which is important for me as a female-solo- traveller. No only does the door to the rooms lock, but the floor is also locked, so there shouldn't be anyone on your floor unless they also have a room there. Plus there are lockers inside the rooms, where you can keep your valuables safe. This is the cleanest hostel I have ever stayed in, but is also incredible comfy. The staff is very helpful and nice and I met some really fun people as well. For the price I paid I didn't really have huge expectations, kinda figured that as long as I had a bed of some sort to sleep in I'd be good, but Akureyri Backpackers is so much better than anything I hoped for. I have been to hotels and paid 6x the price I paid there and not been nearly as comfortable. I'm telling all my friends about this and they're seriously considering staying there if they ever go to Akureyri. Don't even think about going someplace else. Akureyri Backpackers is the best choice you can make, and you can use the money you save compared to other places and shop or do something really adventurous you couldn't afford before.

          • Group of friends
            8.2

            New, clean facility with a large lounge area for meeting other travelers. Homey, comfortable atmosphere. Very clean throughout.

            Our room was on the 4th floor (walk-up) and showers were in the basement. Guest kitchen was tiny for the number of rooms. Most of the staff were wonderful but several were indifferent to the point of rudeness.

          • Single
            10.0

            LOcation, cleanliness and the ambiance.

            No real problem but the corridors are a little noisy as they are bare floor boards and so the noise of people coming and going reverberates.

          • Couple
            9.2

            One of the best backpackers hostel in which I ever have been. It was very centric, in the main shoping street. It is an old and very well restaured building with new big rooms (they seem new). We slept in a big and confortable bed. The restrooms are clean and nice but you need to know that all the showers are in the basement and you can be hosted in the 4th floor.The kitchen is big and very well equipped. All has a great decoration. Great value for low budget

            All the showers are in the basement and you can be hosted in the 4th floor

          • Group of friends
            9.2

            Very modern, clean, not noisy

            I was on the 4th floor and the showers are in the basement

          • Couple
            8.8

            Very friendly and well located!! I strongly recommend this hostel to everyone!! Nice staff offers the visitor a drink/beer upon their arrival!!

          • Couple
            7.4

            Cleaning of room and facilities Location (center of the city)

          • Group of friends
            8.4

            Stylish, super-modern inside, located in the old, traditional building in a very center, next door to the bus station. Very clean. You can either use a superbly equipped kitchen to prepare your own food or to order the simple meal in the old-style cafe downstairs. Optional breakfast is a big comfort. For Icelandic conditions the price for the room is good, for European standards is fair

          • Single
            7.8

            I stayed in Akureyri only for one night, but everything was just fine for me: the room was ok, there were plenty of toilets and showers, the kitchen was quite big and well-equipped (they even have stickers that you can use to label your food when you store it in the fridge!) and the atmosphere was warm and nice. There's a computer available for the guests and you can use it for 20 min, which is reasonable. The outside of the building looks great as well! The staff I came in contact with was helpful and polite. Before I got there I had to change my booking and I must say that they were very quick and attentive when it came to replying by email. They had also provided me with all the necessary instructions in case I should arrive later than their ordinary check-in time. It's just a short walk from the bus station and maybe 3 km from the domestic airport.

            Nothing in particular

          • Couple
            9.6

            Rooms new, big and clean. Neat bathrooms and showers. Everything is new and clean. Although booking stated we would have to rent the bed lined it was already included with the price. Paid breakfast is not very complete but you have a separate kitchen to cook your own meals. Fantastic.

          • Group of friends
            8.2

            Room was clean, modern and comfortable. Nice reception area. Fresh home baked bread for breakfast. Free drink!

            Should be at least one shower per floor.

          • Group of friends
            9.6

            Exellent for the price! Great location, clean &comfy.

          • Group of friends
            10.0

            Staff was awesome - friendly and willing to provide advice on food and fun in Akureyri. There's a sauna! Free drink on check.

          • Group of friends
            9.4

            Really modern and great atmosphere, as well as very clean.

            Showers are in the basement, and you have to walk past main entrance to get there

          How to reach hostel

          hostel Akureyri Backpackers Hostel Akureyri location
          Show big map »

          Hostel Address:

          Hafnarstraeti 98, Akureyri, Iceland, 600

          Get directions
          City Center
          • Akureyri
            1.0 km
          Airports
          • Akureyri (AEY)
            2.6 km
          Restaurants
          • Strikid (cuisine: International)
            40 m
          • Rub 23
            70 m
          Parks
          • Arctic Botanical Gardens (Lystigardurinn)
            250 m
          Ski areas
          • Hlidarfjall Akureyri
            2.3 km
          Hostel information
          • Check-in:
            from 14:00-23:00 
          • Check-out:
            until  10 am
          • Number of rooms:
            23