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Gaulverjaskóli

801 Selfoss rural, Gaulverjabær, Iceland

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Overall Rating 97%

From 20 Reviews

Hostel rating (20)

Rating category Satisfaction percentage
Staff 100%
Cleanliness 99%
Location 92%
Security 98%
Service 98%
Comfort 96%
Green rating 97%

Gaulverjaskóli Hostel is in a renovated school in the low-lying agricultural region of South Iceland. It is 114km from the airport.

  • Private
    From €87.89
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Gaulverjabær Hostel

Hostel Gaulverjabær

Hostelling International

Welcome to our hostel

Gaulverjaskóli Hostel is in a renovated school in the low-lying agricultural region of south Iceland. It is a great place to relax and enjoy the panoramic view of the lowlands, the birdlife, the peace and quiet, and your own good company.

The Hostel has a well equipped guest kitchen and dining room and the comfortable rooms. Breakfast is available at the hostel and for dinner delicious Icelandic meatsoup is served with homemade bread. Other options are of course available for vegetarians.

Gaulverjaskóli is a convenient place to stay for those who want to explore the nature pearls in the South, both inland such as Þórsmörk, Landmannalaugar, Gullfoss and Geysir and along the South shore. There are short hiking trails close to the hostel, excellent for those interested in birdlife. In the nearest surrounding you can find the Tré og list art workshop where you can admire woodwork and other crafts, Urriðafoss waterfall, the cozy country store Sóley, a horse rental at a farm nearby and the villages of Stokkseyri and Eyrarbakki. Nearest hostels: Eyrarbakki 16 km, Árnes 45 km.

Prices

Prices are members' prices

Dorms - Per guest per night

Beds

Private - Per room per night

Rooms

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

Facilities

Facilities

Leisure & Fitness

  • Common room
  • Garden
  • Playground
  • TV room

Accessibility

  • Suitable for wheelchair users

Food & Drink

  • BBQ
  • Self-catering kitchen

Facilities - Internet Access

  • Computers - Free
  • Wifi - Free
  • Internet Cafe Nearby

Facilities - In-Hostel Services

  • Air Conditioning - In selected areas
  • Car Parking at Hostel - Free
  • Conference Facilities
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Library / Book Swap
  • Smoking Area
Opening times

Opening times

Open from 01/02/2016 to 01/11/2016

Reception:
From 11:00 to 17:00
From 17:00 to 21:00
Check-in:
From 17:00 to 21:00

Get in touch

Get in touch

Tel. (+354) 551 0654 / 865-2121 / 896-6719

gaulverjaskoli@hostel.is

Main attractions

Main attractions

  • Magnificent mountain views and bird life (At or next to the hostel)
  • Day tour to the most beautiful spots in Iceland (More than 10km)
  • Clean and peaceful old renovated schoolhouse (At or next to the hostel)

See the full list of attractions

Reviews

Reviews

One of the best hostels I've ever been to. To be extremely nit-picking, the only downside would be the combination of having the kitchen in a separate building and the Icelandic weather. It wasn't a problem for us, since our visit was blessed with extremely pleasant weather, just keep it in mind if you're going during winter times.

100%

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Michele,

Thu 14 Jul 2016

Amazing! Best stay of the whole trip!

100%

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Marc,

Sun 19 Jun 2016

Charmante auberge de jeunesse et les propriétaires sont très sympathique !

83%

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Grégory,

Sat 18 Jun 2016

This was the first HI-Hostel we booked for our stay in Iceland and I really doubt to find a better one. The cleanliness must be mentioned extra, because it was outstanding. Some more coathooks in the rooms are always a good thing.

100%

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Patrizia,

Sat 28 May 2016

Thank you for choosing Hostel Gaulverjaskóli and a very good indication. That is the good guests that create a good guest house :-)

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Gaulverjaskóli,

Mon 30 May 2016

Location

Location
Around the hostel

Around the hostel

Nearby attractions

  • Beach (3 to 5km)
  • City Centre (More than 10km)
  • Golf course (More than 10km)
  • Hiking / Walking trails (At or next to the hostel)
  • Local market (5 to 10km)
  • Mountainous Area (More than 10km)
  • Museums / Art Galleries (More than 10km)
  • National / State Park (More than 10km)
  • Nightlife (More than 10km)
  • Parks / Green Area (At or next to the hostel)
  • Restaurants (5 to 10km)
  • River / Harbour / Lake (More than 10km)
  • Shopping area / Mall (More than 10km)
  • Swimming pool (5 to 10km)
  • Supermarket / Food store (More than 10km)
  • UNESCO World Heritage Site (More than 10km)
Getting to us

Getting to us

Bus
Scheduled bus to Selfoss 14km away. From Selfoss are no scheduled trips to the hostel.
Alternate Transport
To get to Gaulverjaskóli from the main road route 1 take road no. 33. Plenty of free parking by the hostel
Car
Plenty of free parking by the hostel.

Sustainability initiatives

Air

  • Environmental cleaning

Energy

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

Waste

  • Recycling areas
  • Composting

Water

  • Water savers in toilet

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