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Hliðarvegur 15, Grundarfjörður, Iceland

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Overall Rating 91%

From 22 Reviews

Hostel rating (22)

Rating category Satisfaction percentage
Staff 92%
Cleanliness 92%
Location 91%
Security 92%
Service 92%
Comfort 87%
Green rating 91%

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

  • Dorm
    From $49.78
  • Private
    From $68.45
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



Das Hostel in Grundarfjördur liegt sehr schön mitten im Ort. Die Dame an der Rezeption war sehr freundlich. Die Küche ist gut ausgestattet und sauber. Mir hat es sehr gut gefallen. Bei unserem Eintreffen war es beim Eingang etwas rutschig. Der Parkplatz ist etwa 100 Meter entfernt, aber dies geht nicht anders. Vielleicht den Platz vor dem Hostel als Haltefläche kennzeichnen (zum Ein- und Ausladen)


Avatar for Gerhard


Tue 14 Nov 2017

We spent a long afternoon in this youth hostel (due to the storm hitting the peninsula). We enjoyed the kitchen but we missed a bit more entertainment in the common area! What about some games or books in the TV-room?


Avatar for Laure


Sun 12 Nov 2017

Loved the room and house environment!


Avatar for Cary


Fri 13 Oct 2017

Staff was great! I had conversations about art with one of the staff, and another knew of a mechanic who could help me with a flat tire.


Avatar for Kris


Wed 11 Oct 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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