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Eyrargata 51-53, 820 Eyrarbakki, Iceland

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Overall Rating 95%

From 8 Reviews

Hostel rating (8)

Rating category Satisfaction percentage
Staff 97%
Cleanliness 99%
Location 88%
Security 96%
Service 95%
Comfort 96%
Green rating 89%

Eyrarbakki is the best place to stay in South Iceland as the town itself has a quiet charm and relaxed pace of life. South Iceland has a lot to offer the intrepid traveler in terms of fantastic sights, and they are all easily accessible from Eyrarbakki.

  • Dorm
    From $39.88
  • Private
    From $179.46
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Hostelling International

Welcome to our hostel

If you came to Iceland to get away from it all and immerse yourself in nature and authetic Icelandic culture, the quaint coastal town of Eyrarbakki is an ideal place to spend a few days or longer.

Enjoy horseback riding on the beach, kayaking in the lagoons, or exploring a lava-tube cave. See a traditional rowing ship at the Maritime Museum or journey through time at the Árnessýsla Heritage Museum, located in a beautifully-preserved wooden house from 1765.

Treat yourself to some of the best seafood in Iceland at Rauða Húsið restaurant or simply stroll down the seaside path and watch the seabirds. Many of Iceland’s most famous attractions are less than an hour away and the friendly staff at Bakki Hostel & Apartments are happy to help you make the most of your visit.


Prices are non-member prices

Dorms - Per guest per night


Private - Per room per night


Important info

  • Government-issued photo ID is required to check in.
  • 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
  • Games room
  • TV room


  • Suitable for wheelchair users

Food & Drink

  • Self-catering kitchen

Facilities - Internet Access

  • Computers - Free
  • Wifi - Free

Facilities - In-Hostel Services

  • Basic Shop
  • Car Parking at Hostel - Free
  • Library / Book Swap
  • Lockers Available - In Room
  • Luggage Room - Available during hostel reception times
  • Travel / Tour Desk
Opening times

Opening times


Get in touch

Get in touch

Tel. +354 788 8200

Main attractions

Main attractions

  • Horse riding (1 to 2km)
  • Kayak tours (5 to 10km)
  • Caving tours (At or next to the hostel)

See the full list of attractions



It was a very nice modern hostel with security boxes under every bed. I found the location was nice for a stopping point if you have access to a car otherwise, there's not much in the town and you would need to be patient to bus to places. But the hostel itself was very clean and lovely.


Avatar for Sekai


Thu 29 Mar 2018

Only thing that was a deterrent was the distance . It was a good 20 min ride from the main city Selfoss. Rest the room was huge. Since we were four, they gave us a two room apartment. So Yes! it was spacious and so was the kitchen.


Avatar for Imaad


Sun 20 Aug 2017

We had one of the apartments and were blown away with the level of comfort it provided, at a price that was very reasonable, by Icelandic standards. It was spacious and well equipped, with a full kitchen and lounge area. Everything we needed was there, and we were disappointed we were only staying for one night.


Avatar for Jill


Tue 25 Jul 2017

Für unseren Familienurlaub mit 2 Kindern ideal. Komplett ausgestattete Wohnung mit Waschmischine, Küche, Geschirrspüler, 2 getrennte Zimmer. Einfach perfekt. Die beste Unterkundft auf unserer Islandreise.


Avatar for Joachim


Sun 09 Jul 2017

Reasonably new Hostel. Very clean, comfortable and well laid out. Excellent toilet facilities. Good kitchen. Slightly off the beaten track so quieter and better chance of availability. Nice location and not really any inconvenience for touring around. We visited Golden Circle, Landmannalaugar and Vik as day trips from here. Very good stay.


Avatar for Alan


Sat 01 Jul 2017


Around the hostel

Around the hostel

Nearby attractions

  • Beach (500m to 1km)
  • Cinema (More than 10km)
  • Golf course (More than 10km)
  • Gym (More than 10km)
  • Hiking / Walking trails (At or next to the hostel)
  • Museums / Art Galleries (Less than 500 m)
  • Distance to Nightlife (More than 10km)
  • Restaurants (Less than 500 m)
  • Distance to River / Harbour / Lake (1 to 2km)
  • Distance to Ski area (More than 10km)
  • Distance to Swimming pool (5 to 10km)
  • Supermarket / Food store (More than 10km)
  • Distance to UNESCO World Heritage Site (More than 10km)
Getting to us

Getting to us

From Keflavik International Airport via south coast road number 427 towards Eyrarbakki. Travel time: approximately 1 hour 20 minutes
Bus connection with Reykjavik Hveragerði Selfoss Þorlákshöfn and Stokkseyri. Buses run between Selfoss Eyrarbakki Þorlákshöfn and Stokkseyri.
The ferry to and from the Westman Islands (Vestmannaeyjar) often sails to the town of Þorlákshöfn 15 minutes west of us.
From Reykjavík: approximate 45 minutes via Highway 1/ 39 toward Þorlákshöfn From Selfoss: approximately 10 minutes via road 34
Sports & activities

Sports & activities

  • Birdwatching
  • Canoeing
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Horse riding
  • Scuba / Snorkelling
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Walking / Hiking

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