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Húsavík, Árbót, Iceland

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Overall Rating 89%

From 20 Reviews

Hostel rating (20)

Rating category Satisfaction percentage
Staff 93%
Cleanliness 90%
Location 86%
Security 91%
Service 92%
Comfort 86%
Green rating 91%

Árbót Hostel is in a secluded location with a gorgeous view of Aðaldalur valley in the north of Iceland.

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Árbót Hostel

Hostel Árbót

Hostelling International

Welcome to our hostel

Iceland is all about fascinating geography and Árbót Hostel is a great base to start exploring from. The hostel is surrounded by diverse bird life and beautiful nature, and is located on a farm where horses and cattle are bred giving guests a unique opportunity to experience real Icelandic farm life.

The facilities at the hostel are basic but you will not be spending your time indoors. Some of the attractions to visit include the beautiful Lake Myvatn area which harbours volcanic activity - the region is covered in lava and interesting geological phenomena like canyons, pseudo craters, hot mud and steam springs.

Bath in nature’s own hot tubs in Jarðböðin with temperatures reaching 38-40 degrees. A 10 minute drive away and you will find the nearest town, Husavik, where you can book a great chance to whale watch on fantastic tour boats.


Prices are non-member prices

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Dorms - Per guest per night


Private - Per room per night


Important info

  • 24-hour check-in is not available
  • Check-in is available between 16:00 and 22:00
  • Please contact hostel if arriving after 22:00
  • 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
  • TV room
  • Terrace / patio


  • Not suitable for wheelchair users

Food & Drink

  • BBQ
  • Self-catering kitchen

Facilities - Internet Access

  • Computers - Charges Apply
  • Wifi - Free

Facilities - In-Hostel Services

  • Car Parking at Hostel - Free
  • Laundry Facilities
Opening times

Opening times

Open from 01 Apr to 30 Sept

From 16:00 to 22:00
From 16:00 to 22:00

Get in touch

Get in touch

Tel. +354-464-3677 / 894-6477

Main attractions

Main attractions

  • Goðafoss Waterfall (More than 10km)
  • Húsavík Whale Museum (More than 10km)
  • Mývatn Lake (More than 10km)

See the full list of attractions



It's a nice hostel but a little bit outlying.


Avatar for Wolfgang


Sun 01 Oct 2017

The location of the hostel itself was amazing, but it was a little hard to find from the main road. The hostel guidebook should acknowledge that it's quite a ways from the main road.


Avatar for tasha


Thu 28 Sep 2017

This hostel is a bit off the beaten track: it's actually located in a farm near Husavik, and you might miss the turn to the right road if you aren't careful. The fact that it's far from the main road also give it a unique atmosphere and is an excellent place to relax.


Avatar for João Tiago

João Tiago,

Mon 25 Sep 2017

exellente auberge


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Sun 10 Sep 2017



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Sat 09 Sep 2017


Around the hostel

Around the hostel

Nearby attractions

  • Golf course (More than 10km)
  • Hiking / Walking trails (At or next to the hostel)
  • Mountainous Area (At or next to the hostel)
  • Museums / Art Galleries (More than 10km)
  • National / State Park (More than 10km)
  • Parks / Green Area (At or next to the hostel)
  • Restaurants (More than 10km)
  • River / Harbour / Lake (500m - 1km)
  • Swimming pool (More than 10km)
  • Supermarket / Food store (More than 10km)
Getting to us

Getting to us

DON'T FOLLOW GOOGLE'S MAPS!! They will get you lost. Here's a proper map: (About 15km south of Husavik turn into road 8515 - there is a sign to Árbót) Map data ©2017 Google Terms of Use Report a map error Map Satellite Search Address Geocode Hostel GeoLocation (Latitude) 65.95257600 Hostel GeoLocation (Longitude) -17.42654800 Hide Section - Directions (English)Directions (English) Please fill out at least 2 of the options Airport Rail Bus Car DONT FOLLOW GOOGLE'S MAPS!! They will get you lost. Here's a proper map: (About 15km south of Husavik turn into road 8515 - there is a sign to Árbót) Taxi Underground/Metro
DON'T FOLLOW GOOGLE'S MAPS!! They will get you lost. Here's a proper map: (About 15km south of Husavik turn into road 8515 - there is a sign to Árbót)

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