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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. Guests have access to a communal kitchen with cooking facilities. 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. Akureyri Airport is a 5-minute drive away, and free public parking spaces are available nearby.

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

Couples in particular like the location – they rated it 9.6 for a two-person trip.

We speak your language!

Akureyri Backpackers has been welcoming guests since Apr 11, 2012

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Located in the top-rated area in Akureyri, this property has an excellent location score of 9.6!

Breakfast Info

Continental, Buffet

FREE parking!

ATM: Need cash? This property has an ATM on site.

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4 reasons to choose Akureyri Backpackers

  • Prices you can't beat!
  • Booking is safe
  • Manage your bookings online
  • The staff speaks English

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About Akureyri Backpackers

Welcoming guests since Apr 11, 2012

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  • 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

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    Answered on October 27, 2021
  • Do you offer luggage storage?

    We can store your Luggage here anytime

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    Answered on December 26, 2019
  • Do I need a lock for the lockers?

    Yes you need a Padlock for the Lockers but you can also borrow one here.

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    Answered on December 26, 2019
  • Er opið núna?

    Já til 11

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    Answered on December 10, 2019
  • Hello, would you accept traveller who is quarantining ? I have tested negative but came into contact with individual who tested positive.

    Hi, I am so sorry but no because all our facilities are shared with other guests. Best of luck Inga

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Area Info *
Guests loved walking around the neighborhood!
Excellent location – show map
What's nearby
  • Pollurinn
    0.7 miles
  • Fjarkinn
    3.8 miles
Restaurants & cafes
  • Restaurant Bautinn
    0 miles
  • Restaurant RUB 23
    0.1 miles
Natural Beauty
  • Ocean/Sea Eyjafjordur
    0.1 miles
Ski lifts
  • Hlidarfjall ski resort
    2.5 miles
Closest Airports
  • Akureyri Airport
    1.9 miles
  • Husavik Airport
    26.9 miles
How to get to Akureyri Backpackers from Akureyri Airport
    Free parking is available.
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1 Restaurant On Site


    Food: American, European

Amenities of Akureyri Backpackers
  • Picnic area
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Terrace
  • Shared kitchen
  • Ski pass vendor
  • Ski rental on site
  • Ski school Additional charge
  • Ski storage Additional charge
  • Live sports events (broadcast)
  • Live music/Performance
  • Happy hour Additional charge
  • Nightclub/DJ
  • Horseback riding Off-site Additional charge
  • Diving Off-site Additional charge
  • Hiking Off-site
  • Canoeing Off-site Additional charge
  • Game room
  • Skiing Off-site
  • Fishing Additional charge
  • Golf course (within 2 miles) Additional charge
Food & Drink
  • Coffee house on site
  • Chocolate/Cookies Additional charge
  • Fruit
  • Wine/Champagne Additional charge
  • Snack bar
  • Bar
  • Restaurant
WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
Free public parking is available at a location nearby (reservation is not needed).
  • Street parking
Front Desk Services
  • Lockers
  • Private check-in/out
  • ATM on site
  • Baggage storage
  • Tour desk
Entertainment & Family Services
  • 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
  • Smoke-free property
  • Heating
  • Car rental
  • Packed lunches
  • Family rooms
  • Facilities for disabled guests
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Toilet with grab rails
Health & Wellness Facilities
  • Sauna
Languages Spoken
  • German
  • English
  • French
  • Icelandic
  • Italian
  • Polish
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Sustainability initiatives

This property has taken steps to provide more sustainable and eco-friendly travel

House rules Akureyri Backpackers takes special requests – add in the next step!


2:00 PM - 11:00 PM


Until 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.

Children 18 and above are considered adults at this property.

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

There's no capacity for cribs at this property.

This property doesn't offer extra beds.

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.

Maestro Mastercard Visa 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.

FAQs about Akureyri Backpackers

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

  • From the nearest airport, you can get to Akureyri Backpackers by:

    • Taxi 5min

  • Guests staying at Akureyri Backpackers can enjoy a highly-rated breakfast during their stay (guest review score: 7.2).

    Breakfast option(s) include:

    • Continental
    • Buffet

  • Akureyri Backpackers has 1 restaurant:

    • Backpackers

  • The following parking options are available to guests staying at Akureyri Backpackers (subject to availability):

    • Parking
    • Street parking
    • Free parking

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

  • 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)
    • Nightclub/DJ
    • Live music/Performance
    • Horseback riding
    • Happy hour
    • Live sports events (broadcast)