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Böðvarsholti, 356 Snæfellsbær, Bodvarsholti, Iceland

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Overall Rating 94%

From 4 Reviews

Hostel rating (4)

Rating category Satisfaction percentage
Staff 100%
Cleanliness 93%
Location 93%
Security 90%
Service 97%
Comfort 93%
Green rating 93%

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

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Bodvarsholti Hostel

Hostel Bodvarsholti

Hostelling International

Welcome to our hostel

Böðvarsholt Country 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 - Free

Facilities - In-Hostel Services

  • Car Parking at Hostel - 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



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

The lady at this hostel was very welcoming. She told us about the orcas which had swam into the bay near Grindafjordur and we drove back to see them that evening. If it wasn't for her telling us about this and inviting us in to her home to watch the news we would have missed the opportunity to go and see them. This hostel is very spacious, clean and cosy. Would definitely recommend to other travellers.


Avatar for Tiffany


Mon 20 Aug 2018

Stayed for a night. I really enjoyed the cozyiness and surrounding landscapes of the hostel.


Avatar for Amin


Sat 18 Aug 2018

Very nice rooms and welk equipped kitchen. The host family was extremely friendly and helpful. They cared for their guest and made them feel welcome. The hostel is close to splendid nature and natural park with many points of Interest. Everything was very clean.


Avatar for Sabine


Thu 16 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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