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Húsavík, Árbót, Iceland

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Overall Rating 83%

From 31 Reviews

Hostel rating (31)

Rating category Satisfaction percentage
Staff 87%
Cleanliness 81%
Location 77%
Security 90%
Service 83%
Comfort 77%
Green rating 80%

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

  • Dorm
    From $48.17
  • Private
    From $82.28
10 or more people?

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 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
  • 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 15 Sept

From 16:00 to 10:00
From 16:00 to 22:00

Get in touch

Get in touch

Tel. +354-464-3777 / 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



Für die eine Nacht die wir dort in der Vorsaison verbrachten fühlten wir uns recht wohl. Es ist ein ruhiger Ort mit weiter Rundsicht. Leider spielte bei unserer Reise das Wetter nicht mit.


Avatar for Katharina


Sun 14 May 2017

Really nice, friendly, clean, comfortable. We had booked dorm beds but got upgraded to a private room as the place was half empty and they had closed the dorm. We had a really nice time, met some lovely people. It is in the middle of nowhere so when the northern light came out (and someone came and told us - thanks so much!) the show was just amazing. I know that's not the hostel's doing, but still... great.


Avatar for Fred


Sun 09 Oct 2016

Very big kitchen, beautiful leisure rooms


Avatar for Norbert


Sun 11 Sep 2016

The owner was very welcoming, sharing local knowledge with us. The room was ok, nothing special. All in all, a good value for money, but nothing to fall down the stairs for !


Avatar for Kevin


Sat 10 Sep 2016

Ein schönes Hostel, dass leider etwas abgelegen liegt.


Avatar for Joke


Fri 09 Sep 2016


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

Árbót is located 20 km south of Husavik at route 85 by road 852. Onsite Parking

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