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Located in central Akureyri, Akureyri Backpackers offers free Wi-Fi and rooms with access to shared bathroom facilities. A swimming pool and hot tubs are a 1-minute walk away.

Meals and drinks can be enjoyed in Backpackers Akureyri’s on-site bar and café. A buffet breakfast is served each morning.

Cars can be rented on site. Staff can help arrange activities like horseback riding, rafting and various sightseeing trips.

Coffee shops, bars and restaurants are found in the surrounding area. Akureyri Botanical Garden is 0.6 mi from the hotel and Akureyri Airport is a 5-minute drive away. Public parking spaces are available nearby on weekdays for free, from 16:00 until 10:00 and on weekends (There is a fee during the hours of 10:00 - 16:00 on weekdays).

This is our guests' favorite part of Akureyri, according to independent reviews.

Couples in particular like the location – they rated it 9.5 for a two-person trip.

Akureyri Backpackers has been welcoming guests since Apr 11, 2012

Property Highlights

Located in the top-rated area in Akureyri, this property has an excellent location score of 9.5!

Breakfast Info



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Room Type
1 bunk bed
1 queen bed
1 twin bed
1 bunk bed
1 queen bed
1 queen bed
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Travel Sustainable property
Travel Sustainable property
This property is part of the Travel Sustainable program, which means it’s taken significant steps to make your stay more sustainable.
Property questions and answers
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  • Is there laundry for guests to use?
    Good morning, Yes, we have a laundromat behind the hostel - Money machine - 900ISK for washing and 900ISK for drying. Using coins 50ISK/100ISK Best r..
    Answered on 8 May 2022
  • What do you charge for renting a duvet/bed sheets?
    Good morning, We charge 1500ISK for a blanket. You only pay it once no matter how long you stay. The dormitory beds come with a sheet, pillow, and p..
    Answered on 17 May 2022
  • Hey ! At what time are the check in and the check out please ?
    Hi, Our check-in time is after 14.00, and the check-out time is before 10 AM. Best regards, Backpackers
    Answered on 27 October 2021
  • Do you offer luggage storage?
    We can store your Luggage here anytime
    Answered on 26 December 2019
  • Do I need a lock for the lockers?
    Yes you need a Padlock for the Lockers but you can also borrow one here.
    Answered on 26 December 2019
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Area info *
1 Restaurant On Site
  • Backpackers
    • Cuisine
      American • European
    • Dietary options
      Vegetarian • Vegan
Amenities of Akureyri Backpackers
Most popular amenities
Free WiFi
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
Facilities for disabled guests
  • Towels/Sheets (extra fee)
  • Toilet
  • Hairdryer
  • Shower
  • Linens
  • Picnic area
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Terrace
Room Amenities
  • Socket near the bed
  • Ski pass vendor
  • Ski rental on site
  • Ski school
    Additional charge
  • Ski storage
    Additional charge
  • Live sports events (broadcast)
  • Live music/Performance
  • Horseback riding
    Additional chargeOff-site
  • Diving
    Additional chargeOff-site
  • Hiking
  • Canoeing
    Additional chargeOff-site
  • Game room
  • Skiing
  • Fishing
    Additional charge
  • Golf course (within 2 miles)
    Additional charge
Food & Drink
  • Coffee house on site
  • Fruit
  • Wine/Champagne
    Additional charge
  • Snack bar
  • Bar
  • Restaurant
WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
Public parking is available at a location nearby (reservation is not needed) and charges may apply.
  • Street parking
Front Desk Services
  • Lockers
  • Private check-in/out
  • ATM on site
  • Baggage storage
  • Tour desk
Entertainment & Family Services
  • Board games/Puzzles
  • Board games/puzzles
Cleaning Services
  • Laundry
    Additional charge
Safety & security
  • Fire extinguishers
  • CCTV outside property
  • CCTV in common areas
  • Smoke alarms
  • Security alarm
  • Key card access
  • 24-hour security
  • Shared lounge/TV area
  • Hardwood or parquet floors
  • Heating
  • Car rental
  • Packed lunches
  • Family rooms
  • Facilities for disabled guests
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Toilet with grab rails
  • Sauna
Languages Spoken
  • English
  • Icelandic

House rules

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From 2:00 PM to 11:00 PM


From 6:30 AM to 10:00 AM



Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodations type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check what conditions apply to your preferred room.

Children & Beds

Child policies

Children of all ages are welcome.

To see correct prices and occupancy info, add the number and ages of children in your group to your search.

Crib and extra bed policies

Cribs and extra beds aren't available at this property.

No age restriction

There's no age requirement for check-in


Pets are not allowed.


When booking for more than 10 people, different policies and additional supplements may apply.

Mastercard Visa Cash is not accepted Akureyri Backpackers accepts these cards and reserves the right to temporarily hold an amount prior to arrival.

The fine print

A duvet, bed linen and towels are not included in the room rate. Guests can either rent it at the hostel or bring their own. Pillow, pillow sheet and a bed sheet are included.

Please note children must be over 12 years and accompanied by a parent or guardian order to stay in the Dormitory rooms.

When booking for more than 6 people, different policies and additional supplements may apply.

Bar is closed from Tue, Jan 01, 2019 until Sun, Jan 06, 2019

FAQs about Akureyri Backpackers

  • Check-in at Akureyri Backpackers is from 2:00 PM, and check-out is until 10:00 AM.

  • Akureyri Backpackers offers the following activities/services (charges may apply):

    • Sauna
    • Hiking
    • Skiing
    • Game room
    • Diving
    • Fishing
    • Canoeing
    • Golf course (within 2 miles)
    • Live music/Performance
    • Horseback riding
    • Live sports events (broadcast)

  • The prices at Akureyri Backpackers may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates, hotel's policy etc.). To see prices, enter your dates.

  • Akureyri Backpackers has 1 restaurant:

    • Backpackers

  • Akureyri Backpackers is 500 feet from the center of Akureyri.

  • Guests staying at Akureyri Backpackers can enjoy a highly-rated breakfast during their stay (guest review score: 2.5).

    Breakfast option(s) include:

    • Continental