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Stórholt 1, Akureyri, 603, Iceland

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Overall Rating 90%

From 55 Reviews

Hostel rating (55)

Rating category Satisfaction percentage
Staff 93%
Cleanliness 91%
Location 85%
Security 93%
Service 92%
Comfort 88%
Green rating 88%

A family-owned hostel where our passion is to welcome travellers from all over the world and make them feel comfortable and enjoy their stay.

  • Dorm
    From $43.12
  • Private
    From $147.38
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Akureyri Hostel

Hostel Akureyri

Hostelling International

Welcome to our hostel

Located in a quiet neighbourhood within walking distance from Akureyri centre, hostel Akureyri is cosy and has been run by the same family for 50 years.

The hostel offers a range of accommodation options including two summerhouses which can accommodate 8 people each and a cabin that takes 3 people, and there are two kitchens, a dining area, lounge with TV and many great books so you can chill-out and read after a day’s sightseeing.

Akureyri has one of the best skiing areas in the country only 7km away from the town's centre, and there are many guided tours available including Mývatn lake, Dettifoss waterfall, Eyjafjörður fjord, Hrísey island and Ólafsfjörður town. There are also daily tours to Greenland from Akureyri during the summer.


Prices are members' prices

Dorms - Per guest per night


Private - Per room per night


Important info

  • 24-hour check-in is not available
  • Unaccompanied children under the age of 18 can be accommodated only with a letter from a parent or legal guardian providing permission for the child's unsupervised stay.
  • Children under the age of 8 are unable to be accommodated in shared dormitories
  • Children under the age of 4 stay free.
  • Children under the age of 13 qualify for a discount on the advertised price at check-in.
  • Membership can be purchased on arrival at hostel.
  • Rates quoted assume guests are members of Hostelling International or a National Youth Hostel Association.
  • A non-member supplement of ISK 700 - 1400 per person per night is payable on arrival at hostel.
  • Pets are not permitted in the hostel.
  • Prices and product availability is as accurate as possible but may be subject to change during checkout



Leisure & Fitness

  • Common room
  • Garden
  • TV room
  • Terrace / patio


  • Suitable for wheelchair users

Food & Drink

  • BBQ
  • Self-catering kitchen

Facilities - Internet Access

  • Computers - Free
  • Wifi - Free

Facilities - In-Hostel Services

  • Car Parking at Hostel - Free
  • Booking Centre for HI hostels worldwide
  • Cycle Storage
  • Library / Book Swap
  • Luggage Room - Available during hostel reception times
  • Travel / Tour Desk
Opening times

Opening times

Open from 04 Jan to 09 Dec

From 08:00 to 11:00
From 15:00 to 20:00
From 15:00 to 20:00

Get in touch

Get in touch

Tel. +354-894-4299

Main attractions

Main attractions

  • Bónus Supermarket (At or next to the hostel)
  • Bakery (At or next to the hostel)
  • Shopping Center (Less than 500 m)

See the full list of attractions



Es ist eine sehr angenehme Unterkunft, die gut durchorganisiert ist. Einzig wären in den Mehrbettzimmern mehr Steckdosen sinnvoll, da fast jeder Gast mindestens ein elektronischen Geräte aufladen muss.


Avatar for Dorle


Thu 20 Jul 2017

A great hostel experience. Clean, comfortable rooms; super-friendly staff, well-equipped kitchen; quiet location. We are a group of 5 adults traveling together, stayed at the hostel 2 nights, would certainly recommend it to others. Ten thumbs up.


Avatar for Michele


Thu 20 Jul 2017

i think the hostel offer hairdryer in every shower room is nice.this is so needed for girl. and free connecter for lending is really kind. the hostel provide clothes-cleaning service is thoughtful, but the washing machine can't use by the guest. and the staff says she is busy with work, seems the laundry works is off time.i think this is quite convenient for guest who lives only one day,if they need to wash some clothes badly.


Avatar for Leu


Tue 18 Jul 2017

Saubere, gut organisierte Jugendherberge. Das Personal ist freundlich und hilfsbereit und hat auch Tipps auf Lager. Die Küche ist gut ausgestattet und es gibt auch einen gemütlichen Gemeinschaftsraum.


Avatar for Angela


Tue 18 Jul 2017

This hostel was AMAZING. With my family we have booked one of the two cottage. The whole apartment was very spacious, and well furnished. A nice terrace with bbq. The kitchen was well equipped and the fact that we had washing machine and drier was a strong add value. We also had the chance to use the hot tub which was GREAT, really luxury for cheap price!(: Furthermore, it is really 3 minutes walking from the supermarket!! I would recommend this hostel to everyone!


Avatar for Giulia


Thu 13 Jul 2017


Around the hostel

Around the hostel

Nearby attractions

  • Cinema (500m - 1km)
  • City Centre (500m - 1km)
  • Cycle trails (At or next to the hostel)
  • Golf course (2 to 3km)
  • Gym (500m - 1km)
  • Hiking / Walking trails (At or next to the hostel)
  • Local market (At or next to the hostel)
  • Mountainous Area (2 to 3km)
  • Museums / Art Galleries (500m - 1km)
  • Nightlife (500m - 1km)
  • Parks / Green Area (1 to 2km)
  • Restaurants (Less than 500m)
  • Shopping area / Mall (Less than 500m)
  • Ski area (5 to 10km)
  • Swimming pool (500m - 1km)
  • Supermarket / Food store (At or next to the hostel)
  • Theatre (500m - 1km)
  • Wooded Area (3 to 5km)
Getting to us

Getting to us

Frequent connecting flights at least five daily between Reykjavík and Akureyri.
In summer there are two buses daily from Reykjavík to Akureyri and a bus every day from Egilsstaðir to Akureyri.
Akureyri harbour
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