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Hafaldan Harbour - Seydisfjordur hostel

Ránargata 9, Seyðisfjörður, Iceland

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Overall Rating 93%

From 4 Reviews

Hostel rating (4)

Rating category Satisfaction percentage
Staff 97%
Cleanliness 90%
Location 90%
Security 93%
Service 93%
Comfort 93%
Green rating 93%

Delightful, atmospheric buildings located in one of Iceland's most beautiful old towns famed for historic houses set in a dramatic location.

  • Dorm
    From $39.76
  • Private
    From $95.28
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Seyðisfjörður Hostel

Hostel Seyðisfjörður

Hostelling International

Welcome to our hostel

Hafaldan HI hostel offers great value accommodation in two historical buildings in Seydisfjordur; Hafaldan old Hospital and Hafaldan Harbour. In 2015 it was rated the best HI hostel worldwide and we keep on doing our very best to make our visitors feel welcomed in the spectacular town in the east.

Hafaldan Harbour Hostel was established in 1975 and is nestled on the north side of the Seyðisfjörður fjord with amazing seaside view. The rooms are small and cozy with ply- wood walls and antique furniture along with a wash basin in every room. There we offer great common facilities; kitchen, washing machine and free Wi-Fi. Note that Reception service for this hostel is in the Hafaldan "old hospital" building during high season. Reception from 1st april - 15.april is in the harbour building. From 15.april - 10.september it is in the old Hospital building and then again from 10.sept to 31.oct in the Harbour building.
Seyðisfjörður is a perfect destination for those who love the outdoors with beautiful natural setting that allows for some great activities such as hiking, sea angling and kayaking. Art lovers can visit the Center of Visual Arts Skaftfell and excellent restaurants/cafés can be found in the picturesque town where the locals strive to offer an authentic experience to its visitors. The Hi hostel membership card will include a discount for restaurants, bars and shops in the area.
We look forward to seeing you!


Prices are members' prices

Dorms - Per guest per night


Private - Per room per night


Important info

  • 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.
  • Prices and product availability is as accurate as possible but may be subject to change during checkout



Leisure & Fitness

  • Common room
  • Garden
  • Terrace / patio


  • Not suitable for wheelchair users

Food & Drink

  • BBQ
  • Self-catering kitchen

Facilities - Internet Access

  • Wifi

Facilities - In-Hostel Services

  • Car Parking at Hostel
  • Car Parking at Hostel Type - Free
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Library / Book Swap
Opening times

Opening times

Open from 01 Apr to 31 Oct

From 17:00 to 22:00
From 13:00 to 22:00

Get in touch

Get in touch

Tel. 003546114410



C'est une auberge annexe où il faut une voiture. Elle donne sur un vieux port où il reste de la machinerie mais la vue sur la montagne et le fjord est très belle. La réception est dans un autre endroit en ville, on ne rencontre pas ou peu le personnel. C'est une auberge self-service. Le lit est confortable, le café est bon, tout est propre mais la laveuse à linge a un cycle très long (1h15). On devrait indiquer sur la machine qu'il faut indiquer le temps désiré AVANT de partir la machine, après il est trop tard. Dans l'ensemble, c'est une bonne auberge, mais pas la meilleure parmi toutes celles que j'ai essayées.


Avatar for Sylvie


Sat 15 Jun 2019

Petit village coincé entre les montagnes, très authentique. Salle a mangé avec vue sur le port très sympa.


Avatar for alan


Sun 30 Sep 2018

A staff member offered us wine if we would like to purchase and we denied for the moment, then we later asked a different staff member and she was rude and said they did not have any.


Avatar for Julianna


Thu 27 Sep 2018

Magnifique auberge, Hafaldan old Hospital et non Hafaldan Harbour. Bâtiment spacieux, le charme de l'ancien bâtiment en bois à était concervé ! propre, confortable... personnelle très aimable ! A recommander.


Avatar for Marco


Wed 12 Sep 2018

I was in the old hospital finally. A very beautifiul place in a nice town. Unfortunaly spent some time to wait the receptionist, but it is a good adress.


Avatar for Marc


Thu 03 May 2018


Getting to us

Getting to us

with Airplane from Reykjavík
From Egilsstaðir with FAS
Ferry Smyril line - Norrona from Denmark and Faroe Islands
Sports & activities

Sports & activities

  • Birdwatching
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Mountain Biking
  • Ski / Snowboarding
  • Swimming
  • Walking / Hiking

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