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Broddanesskóla, Hólmavík, Broddanes, Iceland

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Overall Rating 91%

From 20 Reviews

Hostel rating (20)

Rating category Satisfaction percentage
Staff 94%
Cleanliness 90%
Location 92%
Security 92%
Service 88%
Comfort 90%
Green rating 94%

Broddanes Hostel is peaceful, quiet with diverse landscape and the only hostel in Iceland where you can see puffins from the kitchen window.

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Broddanes Hostel

Hostel Broddanes

Hostelling International

Welcome to our hostel

Hostel Broddanes is about 235km away from Reykjavík. The hostel is housed in what used to be a school. This spacious and welcoming hostel is ideal for those wishing to stay in a peaceful location surrounded by stunning landscapes.

Guests have access to a fully equipped kitchen, a dining room and sitting room where they can watch TV, read the papers or simply enjoy the view. Guests should keep in mind that the closest convenience store is 35km away.

Broddanes is a bird-watchers paradise. Puffins, eider ducks, black guillemots, ringed plovers, skuas, fulmars and many more are common in the area while seals hang about on the coastline. The terrain is equally diverse with its peninsulas, creeks, islets and skerries. Broddanes is 35km south of Hólmavík which has a convenience store, swimming pool and a golf course. Hólmavík is also the home of the Museum of Icelandic Sorcery & Witchcraft.


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
  • Playground
  • TV room
  • Pool table / snooker table


  • Not suitable for wheelchair users

Food & Drink

  • BBQ
  • Self-catering kitchen

Facilities - Internet Access

  • Computers - Free
  • Wifi - Free

Facilities - In-Hostel Services

  • Car Parking at Hostel - Free
  • Cycle Storage
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Library / Book Swap
  • Luggage Room - Available during hostel reception times
Opening times

Opening times

Open from 14/05/2017 to 15/09/2017

From 08:00 to 10:00
From 17:00 to 22:00
From 17:00 to 22:00

Get in touch

Get in touch

Tel. (+354) 618 1830

Main attractions

Main attractions

  • Peace and quiet - nature, driftwood, wildlife (At or next to the hostel)
  • Birdwatching, including Puffin eider & Artic tern (At or next to the hostel)
  • Seals on rocks and swimming in the sea (2 to 3km)

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Very great place to stay! Great facility with a great location/view in a very quiet area where there otherwise aren't many options for places to stay.


Avatar for Christopher


Wed 12 Oct 2016

Ostello confortevole in buona posizione, immerso nella natura. Camera accogliente e confortevole. Cucina in comune attrezzata, con una grande vetrata sulla baia ricca di uccelli. Bagni singoli in comune puliti. L'ostello è l'ideale per il birdwatching: abbiamo osservato molte specie di uccelli, tra cui i simpatici pufiin. Luogo tranquillo e silenzioso, si sentono solo gli affascinanti versi degli uccelli. Consigliato.


Avatar for Susanna


Sun 25 Sep 2016

tolle Lage, tolle Zimmer, sehr gute Küchenausstattung


Avatar for Arne


Wed 07 Sep 2016

Very friendly stuff and a nice building! Thanks for that wonderful double room with an amazing view!


Avatar for Thomas


Sun 04 Sep 2016


Around the hostel

Around the hostel

Nearby attractions

  • Cycle trails (At or next to the hostel)
  • Golf course (More than 10km)
  • Hiking / Walking trails (At or next to the hostel)
  • Museums / Art Galleries (More than 10km)
  • Parks / Green Area (At or next to the hostel)
  • Restaurants (More than 10km)
  • Swimming pool (More than 10km)
  • Supermarket / Food store (More than 10km)
Getting to us

Getting to us

No bus connections
Reykjavík 235km turn off road 1 north of Staðarskáli in Hrútarfjörður and drive 75km on road 68

Sustainability initiatives


  • Low carbon activities
  • Public transportation is promoted
  • Environmental cleaning


  • Energy saving lights
  • Insulation and ventilation systems
  • Renewable energy
  • Double-glazing windows


  • Recycling areas

Sustainability labels

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