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Hafnarstræti 98, 600 Akureyri, Iceland – Show map
Excellent location – rated 9.6/10! (score from 392 reviews)
Rated by guests after their stay at Akureyri Backpackers.
|Twin Room with Shared Bathroom|
|Bed in 8-Bed Mixed Dormitory Room|
|Bed in 4-Bed Mixed Dormitory Room|
|Family Room (2 Adults + 4 Children)||
|Bed in 6-Bed Mixed Dormitory Room|
|Family Room (2 Adults + 2 Children)||
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Golf Course (within 2 miles), Sauna
Food & Drink
Restaurant, Bar, Snack Bar
Free public parking is available at a location nearby (reservation is not needed).
Packed Lunches, Car Rental, Tour Desk, Baggage Storage, ATM on site, Lockers, Laundry
Non-smoking Rooms, Family Rooms, Heating, All Spaces Non-Smoking (public and private)
Polish, Icelandic, French, Spanish, English, German
10/11 (0 miles) Netto (0.6 miles)
Bautinn (0 miles) RUB 23 (0.1 miles)
Eyjafjordur (0.1 miles)
Hlidarfjall ski resort (2.5 miles)
2:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Until 10:00 AM
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Children and Extra Beds
All children are welcome.
One child or adult is charged EUR 20 per night in an extra bed.
The maximum number of extra beds in a room is 1.
Any type of extra bed or crib is upon request and needs to be confirmed by management.
Additional fees are not calculated automatically in the total cost and will have to be paid for separately during your stay.
Pets are not allowed.
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Based on 392 reviews
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This guesthouse is located in Akureyri and features a garden and terrace. The Botanic Garden is 450 metres away and the city’s public swimming pools are just across the street.
Score from 124 reviews Excellent
Set a 10-minute walk from central Akureyri, this family-owned hostel offers basic rooms with a TV and free Wi-Fi access. Iceland’s Ring Road/Route 1 is right next to the hostel.
Score from 130 reviews Very good
This guest house is located in central Akureyri, a 2-minute walk from Hof - Cultural Center and Conference Hall. All rooms and apartments have free WiFi access.
Score from 86 reviews Good
Located by Akureyi Town Square, this guest house offers basic rooms with free Wi-Fi access and a wardrobe. Parking is free in the surrounding streets. Akureyri Bus Station is 200 metres away.
Score from 438 reviews Good
We were very contented with our stay at Akureyri Backpackers! The rooms were clean, quiet, spacious and absolutely comfortable. We had everything we needeed at our disposal, there is an ideal equipped, common kitchen in the ground floor, that was not crowded at all. Even if the house was relatively big, we were totally undisturbed. The employees were kind and helpful. Summarized, we had a very good stay!
good location, facilities and staff
Quite loud outside the windows at nighttime
If there's a band playing at the venue next door, don't expect to sleep before 1.30am.
Clean and tidy hostel.
The bar and location
The only things I didn't like was to get to the showers you had to walk past the bar/restaurant, which was always packed with locals. And the bar/restaurant being so busy meant it was difficult to find a seat. And the cleaners start quite early, even on Sunday so don't expect to sleep in
The rooms were great, the staff were lovely.
One of the nicest hostels in Iceland. In the centrr of town. Had a private room on the top floor. Internet worked in the room. Good value quality food and a free drink to go with it.
Wifi was a bit spotty.
Great hostel in a good location with a delicious bar/restaurant. Great value!
Wifi on upper floors was spotty and cost for a hostel like arrangement was higher than most. Construction made for poor sound insulation in room. Breakfast extra cost for most.
Clean rooms, linens, and shared areas (kitchen, bathroom, shower, etc). Great location.
location, rexeption, wifi...everything was good
noisy room because of the wooden flooring in the corridors
Location Good food Nicely decorated Very clean
Kitchen is good
1. Common space is little bit small. 2. Shower room in basement only
1. Near town centre ( 5 mins walk to hof) 2. Good wifi 3. Good kitchen
The beds, especially the 2nd stage.
The location is a perfect, also a staff and sauna, what I like very much!
The position is good，just nearby the Church. The stuff is nice. Parking，kitchen， Wi-Fi，shower，warm room in winter， is enough.
No real common area for backpackers to meet and chat. WIFI did not work in rooms.
Very very clean facilities. Brilliant facilities.
Not very good sound isolation
Best location, fair price and nice atmosphere
Staff was very helpful and friendly. Great breakfast! There was live music on the night I stayed which was pretty cool--it may have been a bit loud for the dorms but it didn't stay loud for very long. Great location, easy walking distance to everything.
Bed linen dirty and had to rent duvet.
On the main shopping street.
Not a single thing, one of the best back packers around the world I've ever stayed in cheers guys.
Service & kindness was the best. This is the only place to stay when your in Akureuri.
I had a great stay at Akureyri Backpackers, the staff was nice and helpful and the location was great! The shower facilities were clean which is a major plus, and the sauna was a nice touch as well! Special perk: 1 Free cup of coffee, tea or a small beer with check in!
Shower is only on the first floor
It's really nice hostel. We had a large and clean room. Location is excellent, just on the main street.
They didn't have elevator which was OK for me but it could be problem for some heavily equipped people. Although I like their restroom, showers could have been better to match the greatness? of restroom.
The hostel is placed at the central location of the city. Few minutes of walk and you can get to the landmark church and to the harbour and lots of place to shop or to eat near by. Most of Iceland hostels were mostly very clean but this hostel was even exceptionally clean among them. I loved the spacious restroom. They also offer you a coupon which you can use for a drink of tea or coffee in their bar in the same building.
It's perhaps a nice place for travelers who like to live near a bar as it is right downstairs but we were on the 4th floor and the shower was in the basement so it wasn't all that convenient.
The location was good and central.
great place, fantastic facilities, friendly staff and a complimentary welcome drink on arrival in the bar which also serves very nice food if you don't want to cook!
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