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Berufjörður, Berunes, Iceland

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Overall Rating 93%

From 47 Reviews

Hostel rating (47)

Rating category Satisfaction percentage
Staff 95%
Cleanliness 93%
Location 94%
Security 92%
Service 93%
Comfort 89%
Green rating 91%

Berunes is a farm, ideally situated at an amazing seafront surrounded with the magnificent mountains of the East fjords of Iceland.

  • Dorm
    From €32.27
  • Private
    From €50.19
10 or more people?

Berunes Hostel

Hostel Berunes

Welcome to our hostel

Berunes hostel is an old farmhouse, built at the beginning of last century, ideally situated at an amazing seafront location under eastern mountains. There are also 3 self-catering cottages, each of them can take up to 6 people and more than 5 single/double/family rooms all with shared facilities in a newer building.

The Berunes hostel is well located for those who are travelling between Skaftafell National Park and the Myvatn area. We have acquired an international library of books given to us by our guests over the past 30 years. Guests can treat themselves to the renowned pancake breakfast in the morning and local cuisine at the Gestastofan Berunes family restaurant (open June-August).

The East Fjord Mountains, valleys and coastline are excellent for hiking. There is a path leading up between the peaks above the hostel and down into a valley.


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.
  • Additional tax is payable at check-in.
  • Prices and product availability is as accurate as possible but may be subject to change during checkout



Leisure & Fitness

  • Garden
  • TV room
  • Terrace / patio


  • Suitable for wheelchair users

Food & Drink

  • Licenced Bar/Pub
  • BBQ
  • Self-catering kitchen
  • Restaurant onsite
  • Café/Bistro

Facilities - Internet Access

  • Computers - Free
  • Wifi - Free

Facilities - In-Hostel Services

  • Car Parking at Hostel - Free
  • Conference Facilities
  • Currency Exchange
  • Cycle Rental
  • Cycle Storage
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Library / Book Swap
Opening times

Opening times

Open from 01/04/2016 to 01/10/2016

From 07:00 to 11:00
From 14:00 to 10:00
From 14:00 to 21:00

Get in touch

Get in touch

Tel. (+354) 478-8988 / (+354) 869-7227

Fax. (+354) 478-8902

Main attractions

Main attractions

  • Walking area, nature and birds. (Less than 500 m)
  • Walking area, waterfalls, seals and birds. (More than 10km)
  • Boat tour to Papey island (More than 10km)

See the full list of attractions



This was one of the nicest hostels I stayed at in Iceland, or anywhere really. The facilities were very nice and up-to-date, wifi worked great, the rooms were comfortable, and the view was fantastic! Service was friendly and efficient.


Avatar for Krista


Mon 11 Apr 2016

We are so happy you enjoyed your stay with us. Thank you for your kind words. Save travel further. Berunes family.

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Wed 13 Apr 2016

This hostel is so beautiful and worth the drive to get to! There are some sections of unsealed road on the way up on highway 1, and it is easier to get to the hostel in daylight. The sunrise in the morning was stunning, worth waking up early for in October when we visited. We wish the kitchen area was a bit bigger, as only one group of people could cook at a time. But our gracious host let us stay a little passed 10am so we could enjoy a sit down breakfast after finishing packing.


Avatar for Leigha


Sat 24 Oct 2015

Tolle Lage, nettes Cottage, freundliches Personal


Avatar for Hans-Joerg


Thu 22 Oct 2015

Vielen Dank, Ólafur and family.

Manager avatar


Sat 24 Oct 2015

The hostel is locatad next to a horse farm. The stuff was very friendly and everything was clean. We had our room in a small second house with a great view out of the window over the berufjördur. And in the night you could even watch the northern lights out of the big windows in the comon room. The only thing I missed there, were some lockers.


Avatar for Verena


Wed 14 Oct 2015

Thank you for your stay with us and your improvement suggestion. Happy you got to see the Northern Lights. Regarding the lockers; in our 35years of running the hostel without lockers for some time even some rooms did not have keys, nothing has ever disappeared. But if it gives our guests who are used to keeping their valuables inside lockers, a better peace of mind, we will reconsider it. Kind regards, Ólafur and family.

Manager avatar


Fri 16 Oct 2015


Around the hostel

Around the hostel

Nearby attractions

  • Beach (At or next to the hostel)
  • City Centre (More than 10km)
  • Golf course (More than 10km)
  • Hiking / Walking trails (At or next to the hostel)
  • Local market (More than 10km)
  • 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 (At or next to the hostel)
  • River / Harbour / Lake (More than 10km)
  • Shopping area / Mall (More than 10km)
  • Ski area (More than 10km)
  • Swimming pool (More than 10km)
  • Supermarket / Food store (More than 10km)
  • Wooded Area (More than 10km)
Getting to us

Getting to us

During the summer time there are daily buses from Höfn and Egilsstaðir/Myvatn.
Alternate Transport
Directions: Berunes is 300 m from Road nr. 1. The drive from Djúpivogur (the village at the other side of the long fjord Berufjordur), takes around 30 minutes. If you are driving from Egilsstaðir you have at least these 3 ways to reach Berunes; 1. Road 96 along the coast. 118 km. 2. Road nr. 1 down Breiðdalur. 105 km. 3. A rough mountainroad nr 939 called “Öxi”. 82 km., At or near hostel
300m from road 1, from Djúpivogur 40 mins, from Egilsstaðir road 96 118km, or road 939

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