This hostel in Hafnafjordur, a town which is built on lava, is 15 minutes’ drive from central Reykjavik. It provides a well-equipped guest kitchen, communal dining area and BBQ equipment. WiFi access is free.

Sleeping bag accommodations is featured at Lava Hostel, which means that beds include a mattress, pillow and bed linen. Bathroom facilities are shared, and some come with an in-room washbasin.

A laundry room with a washing machine and dryer is available at Hostel Lava.

Vidistadatun Sculpture Park is just 650 feet away, while Keilir Golf Course is a 4-minute drive from the hostel. Other area activities include Hidden Worlds Tours, hiking trails in the surrounding nature and the Viking Village, 1.2 mi away.

Lava Hostel has been welcoming guests since Apr 12, 2013

Property Highlights

Free Private Parking Available On Site


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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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  • How do I get to you? Can you arrange tours?
    hi you can get a taxi , and then there are fly buses from the airport as well and just a small walk from the bus stop
    Answered on 27 July 2022
  • Hello Our flight is at midnight; is it possible to arrive at 1 am sunday 10 july? Anne-France BARRETEAU
    hello yes we will send you the lock box code before you come.
    Answered on 8 July 2022
  • Hello :) Could I store my Bike Box in your Hostel for a Week if I stay one night in the beginning and one in the end? Thanks in advance!
    Hi i´m sorry we do not have storage space. - Alexander
    Answered on 21 June 2022
  • How easy is it to get into Reykjavik by public transport from the hostel
    it is a 15 minute walk to bus number 1. bus number 1 stops in Reykjavík city center. And then you can take number 1 back to Hafnarfjörður
    Answered on 17 August 2022
Area info *
Amenities of Lava Hostel
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels/Sheets (extra fee)
  • Toilet
  • Hairdryer
  • Shower
  • Outdoor fireplace
  • Picnic area
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Sun deck
  • BBQ facilities
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Shared kitchen
Room Amenities
  • Socket near the bed
  • Playground
  • Golf course (within 2 miles)
    Additional charge
Living Area
  • Sitting area
WiFi is available in public areas and is free of charge.
Free private parking is available on site (reservation is not needed).
  • Street parking
  • Accessible parking
  • Shared lounge/TV area
  • Private check-in/out
  • Laundry
  • Meeting/Banquet facilities
    Additional charge
Safety & security
  • Fire extinguishers
  • CCTV outside property
  • CCTV in common areas
  • Smoke alarms
  • Security alarm
  • Key card access
  • Key access
  • Designated smoking area
  • Smoke-free property
  • Heating
  • Family rooms
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Upper floors accessible by stairs only
Languages Spoken
  • Danish
  • English
  • Icelandic

House rules

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7:00 PM - 9:00 PM


10:00 AM - 11:00 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 6 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

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.

Maestro Mastercard Visa Lava Hostel accepts these cards and reserves the right to temporarily hold an amount prior to arrival.

The fine print

Duvets and towels are not included. You can rent them on site or bring your own.

FAQs about Lava Hostel

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

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

    • Playground
    • Golf course (within 2 miles)

  • Lava Hostel is 2,600 feet from the center of Hafnarfjörður.

  • Check-in at Lava Hostel is from 7:00 PM, and check-out is until 11:00 AM.