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Situated in the centre of Dalvík, across from the harbour, this family-run hostel is 45 km from Akureyri. It offers free Wi-Fi, a communal kitchen and individually decorated rooms. The simple, yet modern rooms at Dalvík Hostel Gimli all have a wardrobe and access to shared bathroom facilities. Staff sells ski passes on site, as well as helps arrange horse riding trips and airport shuttle services. Hostel Gimli also has BBQ equipment that guests can use. Restaurants, cafés and a grocery store are all within 50 metres. Area activities include whale watching tours, hiking along the black sand beaches and bird watching in the Svarfadardal Valley, 4 km away.

Couples particularly like the location — they rated it 9.7 for a two-person trip.

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Property highlights

Top location: Highly rated by recent guests (9.5)

Free private parking available on-site

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Room type
Number of guests
1 single bed
1 double bed
3 single beds
1 bunk bed
2 single beds
2 bunk beds
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Guest reviews


Value for money
Free WiFi
High score for Dalvík
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See what guests loved the most:

  • Jonathan
    United Kingdom United Kingdom
    Bjarni was an excellent host. He went out of his way to help and made us feel very welcome and this definitely added an extra element to our trip. We were in Dalvik to ski tour and the hostel was perfectly situated for that purpose. It was...
  • Dela
    Ireland Ireland
    Lovely old building with lots of quirky bits and pieces and antique furniture. Atmospheric. We met interesting people. The owners are very welcoming
  • Hugh
    Iceland Iceland
    When you step in it is like back 50years, with decor, actual beds, bed setups, kitchen, you name it, even the keys. Although not a retro fan, this is not retro. I stayed here as I needed a place to sleep before catching the ferry to Grimsey...

Property surroundings

Facilities of Dalvík Hostel Gimli
Great facilities! Review score, 8.8

Most popular facilities
  • Airport shuttle
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Free WiFi
  • Free parking
  • Family rooms
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels
  • Towels/sheets (extra fee)
  • Toilet
  • Shared bathroom
  • Shower
  • Linen
  • Wardrobe or closet
  • BBQ facilities
  • Garden
  • Shared kitchen
Room Amenities
  • Socket near the bed
  • Ski pass vendor
  • Ski equipment hire on site
  • Horse riding
    Additional charge
  • Hiking
  • Skiing
  • Fishing
WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
Free private parking is possible on site (reservation is not needed).
    • Shared lounge/TV area
    • Luggage storage
    • Babysitting/child services
      Additional charge
    • Airport shuttle
      Additional charge
    • Non-smoking throughout
    • Heating
    • Family rooms
    • Non-smoking rooms
    Languages spoken
    • Danish
    • English
    • Icelandic

    Property practice

    This property has told us they implemented a practice in one of these categories: waste, water, energy and greenhouse gases, destination and community, and nature.

    House rules

    Dalvík Hostel Gimli takes special requests - add in the next step!


    From 16:00 to 20:00


    From 08:00 to 10:00



    Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodation type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check the conditions of your required room.

    Children and beds

    Child policies

    Children of any age are welcome.

    Children 5 years and above will be charged as adults at this property.

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

    Cot and extra bed policies

    0 - 2 years
    Cot upon request

    The number of cots allowed is dependent on the option you choose. Please check your selected option for more information.

    There are no extra beds available at this property.

    All cots are subject to availability.

    Age restriction

    The minimum age for check-in is 18


    Pets are not allowed.

    Mastercard Visa Cash Dalvík Hostel Gimli accepts these cards and reserves the right to temporarily hold an amount prior to arrival.

    The fine print
    Need-to-know information for guests at this property

    If you expect to arrive outside reception opening hours, please inform Dalvík Hostel Gimli in advance.

    Bed linen and towels are not included. You can rent them on site or bring your own. Sleeping bags are permitted.

    Please inform Dalvík Hostel Gimli in advance of your expected arrival time. You can use the Special Requests box when booking, or contact the property directly with the contact details provided in your confirmation.

    Guests under the age of 18 can only check in with a parent or official guardian.

    FAQs about Dalvík Hostel Gimli

    • The prices at Dalvík Hostel Gimli may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates you select, hotel's policy etc.). See the prices by entering your dates.

    • Check-in at Dalvík Hostel Gimli is from 16:00, and check-out is until 10:00.

    • Dalvík Hostel Gimli offers the following activities / services (charges may apply):

      • Hiking
      • Skiing
      • Fishing
      • Horse riding

    • The nearest beach is just 850 yards from Dalvík Hostel Gimli. All distances are measured in straight lines. Actual travel distances may vary.

    • Yes, Dalvík Hostel Gimli is popular with guests booking family stays.

    • Dalvík Hostel Gimli is 100 yards from the centre of Dalvík. All distances are measured in straight lines. Actual travel distances may vary.