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Hliðarvegur 15, Grundarfjörður, Iceland

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Overall Rating 90%

From 59 Reviews

Hostel rating (59)

Rating category Satisfaction percentage
Staff 93%
Cleanliness 91%
Location 91%
Security 91%
Service 89%
Comfort 85%
Green rating 86%

Grundarfjörður, surrounded by amazing mountains, is the perfect location from which to explore the beautiful landscape of Snaefellsness.

  • Private
    From $56.38
10 or more people?

Grundarfjörður Hostel

Hostel Grundarfjörður

Hostelling International

Welcome to our hostel

Hostel Grundarfjörður occupies a charming old house in a small, picturesque fishing village surrounded by amazing mountains. Right in the middle of the magical Snæfellsnes Peninsula, it’s an ideal stopover to explore the beautiful landscape of the area characterised by diverse birdlife, waterfalls, lava fields, beaches, open sea and the well-known Snæfellsjökull glacier.

The hostel is composed of two buildings facing each other, has a mixture of dorm and private rooms, three kitchens, three bathrooms, two TV rooms and a high-speed Internet connection is available.

At Grundarfjörður hostel there are a multitude of activities accessible in town or the surrounding areas - stroll around and watch boats land fish at the harbour, go golfing, horse riding, biking, hiking, mountain climbing, scree running or swimming, or just hang out in the hostel garden and enjoy the all-night summer sun. Snowmobiling and whale watching tours are also available during the summer.


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
  • TV room


  • Not suitable for wheelchair users

Food & Drink

  • Self-catering kitchen

Facilities - Internet Access

  • Wifi - Free

Facilities - In-Hostel Services

  • Car parking nearby
Opening times

Opening times

Open all year

From 15:00 to 21:00
From 15:00 to 21:00

Get in touch

Get in touch

Tel. +354 895-6533 / 562-6533

Main attractions

Main attractions

  • Snæfellsjökull National Park (More than 10km)
  • Láki Tours: whale watching and adeventure tour (Less than 500 m)
  • Kirkjufell Mountain (463m) (500m to 1km)

See the full list of attractions



This is a great place to stay on the peninsula. Very comfortable, warm, and convenient. The dorms are in a separate building than the private rooms. I was staying in a private room with my mother and would have liked to have been able to socialize with the dorm dwellers. The wifi signal was also a bit spotty other than in the hallway. But other than those two things, I had an excellent stay here.


Avatar for Olivia


Sun 16 Apr 2017

Basically impossible to find something bad to say about this place. Great amenities, easy to find, comfortable, super clean and secure. It is a little pricey (but everything in Iceland is) and I detest how HI charge more for "non-members" but at least here you're paying for what feels like a 3-4 star hotel.


Avatar for Mark


Sat 08 Apr 2017

All was very nice. I would only mention that having adequate lids for the cooking pots (i.e. matching the pots) would make cooking a bit more convenient ;)... that said, it's not specific to this hostel, it's a general issue.


Avatar for Serge


Tue 21 Mar 2017

Very quiet location, ran out of hot water, but overall it was decent.


Avatar for Davidson


Mon 20 Mar 2017


Around the hostel

Around the hostel

Nearby attractions

  • Beach (Less than 500m)
  • City Centre (Less than 500m)
  • Golf course (5 to 10km)
  • Hiking / Walking trails (Less than 500m)
  • Mountainous Area (Less than 500m)
  • Museums / Art Galleries (Less than 500m)
  • National / State Park (More than 10km)
  • Parks / Green Area (Less than 500m)
  • Restaurants (Less than 500m)
  • River / Harbour / Lake (Less than 500m)
  • Swimming pool (Less than 500m)
  • Supermarket / Food store (Less than 500m)
Getting to us

Getting to us

There are daily buses to Reykjavík Stykkishólmur and Ólafsvík to Grundarfjörður.
Harbour of Grundarfjörður
2 hours drive from Reykjavík. Public parking across the street from the hostel

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