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Húsavík, Árbót, Iceland

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Overall Rating 82%

From 44 Reviews

Hostel rating (44)

Rating category Satisfaction percentage
Staff 86%
Cleanliness 80%
Location 77%
Security 88%
Service 83%
Comfort 79%
Green rating 81%

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

  • Dorm
    From €31.00
  • Private
    From €55.28
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 01/04/2016 to 15/09/2016

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



Difficult to find the place, bad road, quiet, safe. Close to Husavik.


Avatar for Piotr


Wed 20 Jul 2016

Tout est très correct et nous avons apprécié de séjourner à la campagne. Pourquoi devons-nous noter absolument " Pratiques environnementales " ? Comment pouvons-nous savoir si tous les produits sont bios, si l'utilisation de véhicules à moteur est minimale, si la poudre à laver utilisée est l'une des moins polluantes, si les peintures utilisées émettent peu ou beaucoup de composés organiques volatils ?


Avatar for Gérard


Fri 15 Jul 2016

Great hostel, beautiful view en good driving distance from husavik (to go whale watching in the morning). Common areas where a bit cold though.


Avatar for Carolien


Wed 13 Jul 2016

verdreckte Duschen und Küche,zu heisses nicht regelbares Wasser in der Dusche, ein versiffter Hauswasseranschluss,abgewohntes Mobiliar im Zimmer. extrem schade bei diesem schönen Aufenthaltsraum und der wunderbaren Lage. für uns war es das schlimmste Hostel von insgesamt zehn auf Island.


Avatar for Aloisia


Wed 13 Jul 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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