Akureyri Backpackers Hostel

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

Free Wi-Fi
Free parking
Kitchen facilities

Shared kitchen

Air conditioning
Laundry

Self-service laundry

Food/ Drinks

Bar/ Lounge area

Restaurant

Coffee shop

Ski facilities

Ski storage

Sports activities

Golf course

Skiing

Overview

Akureyri Backpackers Hostel is only 2.3 km from Mud Pots and Hlidarfjall Akureyri.

A 10-minute walk to the center of Akureyri. A variety of dishes are served in Strikid and Cafe Paris, which are only 5 minutes’ walk away.

5 minutes by car from Akureyri airport.

Rooms

This property has 23 guestrooms including 8-bed mixed Dorm, Twin Room, Family Room and 6-bed mixed Dorm stocked with heating, a laptop-size safe, a mini-fridge-bar, an iron with ironing board and a personal computer. The rooms also have a parquet floor. To suit the individual needs, Akureyri Backpackers Hostel features beds with down pillows and linens. Guests can find private bathrooms.

Eat & Drink

This property has a communal kitchen.

Services

A safe deposit box, parking and a cash machine can be used on-site.

Relax

A sauna and a golf course will make a stay in Akureyri a very pleasant one.

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

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

Sports & Fitness

  • Skiing
  • Golf course

Services

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

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

Self-catering

  • Shared kitchen

Bedroom

  • Foam mattress

Room decor

  • Parquet floor

Policies

Check-in

  • from  2 pm

Check-out

  • until  10 am

Children and extra beds

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

Pets

  • Pets are not allowed.

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
    250 m
Ski areas
  • Hlidarfjall Akureyri
    2.3 km
Hostel information
  • Check-in:
    from  2 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  10 am
  • Number of rooms:
    23

Rooms and availability

Akureyri Backpackers photos Room
Shared Bathroom Twin Room
Bed type: 2 Single beds
Size: 12 m²
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  • Private bathroom
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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
      250 m
    Ski areas
    • Hlidarfjall Akureyri
      2.3 km
    Hostel information
    • Check-in:
      from  2 pm
    • 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 - 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 12 - GBP 64

        • Hamborgarafabrikkan - 20 m

          Address: Hafnarstraeti 87-89
          Phone: +3545757575

          69% likes this, based on 16 reviews
          Cuisine: American
          Price Range: GBP 9 - GBP 14

        • 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  2 pm
        • 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
          250 m
        Ski areas
        • Hlidarfjall Akureyri
          2.3 km
        Hostel information
        • Check-in:
          from  2 pm
        • Check-out:
          until  10 am
        • Number of rooms:
          23