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Hliðarvegur 15, Grundarfjörður, Iceland

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

  • Private
    From $61.48
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 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
  • Garden
  • TV room


  • Not suitable for wheelchair users

Food & Drink

  • Self-catering kitchen

Facilities - Internet Access

  • Wifi
  • WIFI Charges - 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



There is nowhere to sit, even stand or leave luggage except a tiny corridor while you wait. Even 3 - 9pm, when you can check in, no one is there. There is a very visible phone to right of door and a number on a noticeboard. You can use phone for free to ring and someone will come. I did not realise this and waited a long time. Access to a waiting room or a self check in would be good.


Avatar for Mhairi


Tue 24 Mar 2020

Soweit alles in Ordnung. Die anderen Gäste waren teilweise etwas anstrengend, aber dafür kann das Hostel ja nichts.


Avatar for Sandra


Sat 29 Feb 2020

Super endroit. Personne a l’accueil très sympa. Nous étions 5 et nous avons eu une maison à nous seul. Je recommande très sérieusement !!


Avatar for Florian


Thu 27 Feb 2020


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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