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Borgarbraut 9-13, Borgarnes, Iceland

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Overall Rating 87%

From 36 Reviews

Hostel rating (36)

Rating category Satisfaction percentage
Staff 91%
Cleanliness 87%
Location 86%
Security 91%
Service 87%
Comfort 82%
Green rating 83%

Low cost comfort. Ideally located with connection to north and west. Centrally located in Borgarnes.

  • Dorm
    From $49.80
  • Private
    From $89.64
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Borgarnes Hostel

Hostel Borgarnes

Hostelling International

Welcome to our hostel

Borgarnes Hostel is located 75km from the city centre of Reykjavík, in a town with many restaurants, cafés, museums and shops. The Skallagrímsgarður park and the sport centre of Borgarnes are close by and include a Thermal Spa with waterslides, jacuzzis and swimming pools.

At the hostel you can buy breakfast, Wi-Fi is available in all rooms and the common areas include a guest kitchen, Internet access and a living room with TV.

Borgarnes Hostel is an ideal location to get in touch with nature, with some of the pearls of Icelandic nature close by including the Snæfellsnes Glacier, Hraunfossar Waterfalls and Deildartunguhver Hot Springs, and Fljotstunga Lava Caves. There are also a great variety of outdoor activities on offer including hiking, fishing, bird watching, golfing, swimming and horse riding.


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


  • Not suitable for wheelchair users

Food & Drink

  • Self-catering kitchen
  • Vending machine

Facilities - Internet Access

  • Computers - Free
  • Wifi - Free

Facilities - In-Hostel Services

  • Car Parking at Hostel - Free
  • Cycle Storage
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Library / Book Swap
  • Lockers Available - At Reception
  • Travel / Tour Desk
Opening times

Opening times

Open all year

From 15:00 to 21:00
From 17:00 to 20:00
From 15:00 to 22:00
From 17:00 to 20:00

Get in touch

Get in touch

Tel. (+354) 695-3366

Main attractions

Main attractions

  • Settlement Centre (Less than 500 m)
  • Swimming pool, spa, hot tubes (Less than 500 m)
  • Glacier, waterfalls, hot springs, lava caves (More than 10km)

See the full list of attractions



Breakfast was not at all satisfactory and the lady serving was not efficient


Avatar for Rabindranath Reddy

Rabindranath Reddy,

Tue 23 May 2017

Thank you for your feedback, we welcome the change to improve our operation. I am very sorry to hear that you did not find our local breakfast satisfactory. We like to offer a different option to the breakfast meal with only offering local production and Icelandic traditional Skyr and fresh farmers milk. We are though extremely pleased that your overall rating is positive. Best regards, EvaHlín - Reception Manager

Manager avatar

Borgarnes .,

Thu 25 May 2017

Staff were a little cold and when I asked about parking he waved his hand at the spaces across the road and said "It's a government building so after 3, no one gives a fuck." Otherwise I was initially greeted by which I assume was another guest before the staff.


Avatar for James


Thu 11 May 2017

It's under renovation right now, so it's not a spot to chill just yet, mainly just a safe place to sleep and still in a nicertain area close to the Settlement Center.


Avatar for Jason


Thu 30 Mar 2017

I have also stayed in 3 other hihostels in iceland. All of them are clean and have all the facilities required for a backpacker. Would highly recommend this for value for money.


Avatar for SHANTAN


Mon 27 Mar 2017

Pocas horas de atención. Por la mañana, cuando nos íbamos, accidentalmente se cerró la puerta de la calle y nos quedaban cosas por sacar del albergue. Como en recepción no había nadie, tuvimos que llamar y esperar que vinieran a abrir. Precio elevado por persona (unos 38€ por noche). Por lo demás todo muy bien.


Avatar for Marga


Fri 16 Dec 2016


Around the hostel

Around the hostel

Nearby attractions

  • Amusement / Theme park (Less than 500m)
  • Beach (500m - 1km)
  • City Centre (500m - 1km)
  • Golf course (3 to 5km)
  • Gym (Less than 500m)
  • Hiking / Walking trails (Less than 500m)
  • Local market (500m - 1km)
  • Mountainous Area (3 to 5km)
  • Museums / Art Galleries (Less than 500m)
  • National / State Park (Less than 500m)
  • Parks / Green Area (Less than 500m)
  • Restaurants (Less than 500m)
  • River / Harbour / Lake (500m - 1km)
  • Shopping area / Mall (500m - 1km)
  • Swimming pool (Less than 500m)
  • Supermarket / Food store (500m - 1km)
Getting to us

Getting to us

Daily buses between Borgarnes and Reykjavík and Borgarnes and Akureyri. Daily buses to Snaefellsnes and the peninsula
Free parking by hostel

Sustainability initiatives


  • Energy saving lights
  • Renewable energy


  • Water savers in toilet

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