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801 Selfoss rural, Gaulverjabær, Iceland

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Overall Rating 94%

From 15 Reviews

Hostel rating (15)

Rating category Satisfaction percentage
Staff 100%
Cleanliness 96%
Location 86%
Security 94%
Service 97%
Comfort 93%
Green rating 95%

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

  • Private
    From $163.37
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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.

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 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
  • Garden
  • Playground
  • TV room


  • 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 Feb to 01 Nov

From 11:00 to 17:00
From 17:00 to 21:00
From 14:00 to 18:00

Get in touch

Get in touch

Tel. (+354) 551 0654 / 767 2654

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



Really charming hostel, with a very welcoming atmosphere


Avatar for Morgane


Sat 22 Apr 2017

A very pleasant place


Avatar for Hadas


Tue 18 Apr 2017

It was great. Stuff super kind and chatty. I will come back in August for sure!


Avatar for Alvaro


Wed 12 Apr 2017

Die Hauseltern waren sehr nett, die Zimmer waren sauber und gepflegt. Wir haben uns dort sehr wohl gefühlt!


Avatar for Marion


Thu 20 Oct 2016

There was a very warm and familiar atmosphere in the hostel. It was very clean. The kitchen had a good equipment and was very clean as well. The room hadn't much comfort but it fit to us. Besides there was a convenient social room to use if we wanted.


Avatar for Astrid


Sat 15 Oct 2016


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

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
Plenty of free parking by the hostel.

Sustainability initiatives


  • Environmental cleaning


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


  • Recycling areas
  • Composting


  • Water savers in toilet

Sustainability labels

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