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Böðvarsholti, 356 Snæfellsbær, Bodvarsholti, Iceland

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Overall Rating 87%

From 6 Reviews

Hostel rating (6)

Rating category Satisfaction percentage
Staff 91%
Cleanliness 87%
Location 87%
Security 84%
Service 89%
Comfort 87%
Green rating 87%

Located on the south side of Snæfellsnes Peninsula, surrounded by amazing nature and the opportunity for a unique experience.

  • Dorm
    From $38.82
  • Private
    From $105.94
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Bodvarsholti Hostel

Hostel Bodvarsholti

Hostelling International

Welcome to our hostel

Böðvarsholt HI Hostel is in the middle of the south side of Snæfellsnes Peninsula. It is a good place to stay when travelling around Snæfellsnes; the hostel is located near Snæfellsjökull National Park with all its wonders and unique nature. Enjoy all the area has to offer, such as horse riding, hiking, theatre, nature pools, and so much more only a short distance away from the hostel. Magnificent views over beautiful nature: glacier, mountains, lava, and the ocean right from our doorstep!

Our hostel is in a old classic Icelandic farmhouse with five bedrooms, kitchen and bathrooms. Enjoy the evening sun on the deck or hike around the area - the opportunities are endless.


Prices are members' prices

Dorms - Per guest per night


Private - Per room per night


Important info

  • 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 11,11 % of rates quoted 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
  • Terrace / patio


  • Not suitable for wheelchair users

Food & Drink

  • BBQ
  • Self-catering kitchen

Facilities - Internet Access

  • Wifi
  • WIFI Charges - Free

Facilities - In-Hostel Services

  • Car Parking at Hostel
  • Car Parking at Hostel Type - Free
  • Library / Book Swap
  • Smoking Area
Opening times

Opening times

Open from 15 May to 15 Sept

Open 24 hours
From 16:00 to 20:00

Get in touch

Get in touch

Tel. +354 435 6699

Main attractions

Main attractions

  • Snæfellsjökull national park (More than 10km)
  • Lýsulaugar - natural pool (5 to 10km)
  • Búðir (5 to 10km)

See the full list of attractions



Beautiful location! This place is remote, surrounded by farm fields and mountains. Night was pitch-black (cloudy), with the only lights coming from a few sparse houses in the distance. Bring all your food with you, because there's no pizza delivery nearby! The owners were very friendly and the farmhouse itself was clean and well cared-for. My only regret is that I didn't stay a second night.


Avatar for Erin


Wed 03 Oct 2018

Friendly, comfortable and quiet, good starting point to check out Snæfellsnes, watch seals and northern lights. Only requirement: You NEED a car (it is very secluded) which I didn't have because I was hitchhiking. I guess I should have noticed that before going there, but it was very nice regardless. Bring your own groceries, next supermarket is more than 10km away.


Avatar for Bernhard


Sun 23 Sep 2018

L'accueil a été efficace et agréable dans une maison avec 5 chambres et une très grande cuisine/ salla à) manger très bien équipée.


Avatar for Sylvie


Mon 20 Aug 2018


Around the hostel

Around the hostel

Nearby attractions

  • Golf course (5 to 10km)
  • Hiking / Walking trails (5 to 10km)
  • Distance to 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 (5 to 10km)
  • Restaurants (5 to 10km)
  • River / Harbour / Lake (5 to 10km)
  • Swimming pool (5 to 10km)
  • Theatre (More than 10km)
Getting to us

Getting to us

Unfortunately there is no bus that passes by the hostel but you can take one as far as to Arnarstapi (25km away) or to Vegamót (25km away). Further information on
Böðvarsholt is about a two-hour drive from Reykjavík. Take the ring road towards Borgarnes but choose road no. 54 from Borgarnes towards Snæfellsnes peninsula. Follow that road and you will find Böðvarsholt on the right side further along.
Sports & activities

Sports & activities

  • Birdwatching
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Horse riding
  • Swimming
  • Walking / Hiking
  • Whale Watching

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