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Eyrargata 51-53, 820 Eyrarbakki, Iceland

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Overall Rating 93%

From 5 Reviews

Hostel rating (5)

Rating category Satisfaction percentage
Staff 90%
Cleanliness 98%
Location 83%
Security 100%
Service 93%
Comfort 98%
Green rating 95%

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 $31.44
  • Private
    From $129.00
10 or more people?



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 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
  • 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



Youth Hostel are really clean in Iceland, but this was the cleanest and the most confortble one that we experienced. Eyrarbakki is not the best spot, but this was the perfect stop for our last night before taking an early flight (and experiencing the blue lagoon)


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Mon 27 Aug 2018

Youth Hostel are really clean in Iceland, but this was the cleanest and the most confortble one that we experienced. Eyrarbakki is not the best spot, but this was the perfect stop for our last night before taking an early flight (and experiencing the blue lagoon). However there was no common place to meet with other people (or maybe in anothe building), so this was more an Hostel rather than Youth Hostel experience.


Avatar for FREDERIC


Mon 27 Aug 2018

Our lockers (under our bed) got stuck and we couldn't unlock them when we tried late at night (to get out pyjamas, etc.). Didn't want to wake up staff, so we went to bed. In the next morning the keys worked again. So my suggestion would be to use better locks; the ones used are prone to getting stuck occasionally (I have the same problem at work with an identical lock).


Avatar for Jonathan


Fri 20 Jul 2018


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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