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Hafaldan Old Hospital - Seydisfjordur hostel

Hafaldan Old Hospital - Reception Suðurgata 8 and Hafaldan Harbour Ránargata 9, Seyðisfjörður, Iceland

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Overall Rating 94%

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Hostel rating (56)

Rating category Satisfaction percentage
Staff 95%
Cleanliness 94%
Location 95%
Security 94%
Service 94%
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.

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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 June 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 old Hospital Hostel is located in the centre of Seyðisfjörður town in a historic former hospital building. It has recently been renovated to better meet the needs of our guests. The hostel holds a lot of charm with spacious rooms and beautiful and functional common areas. It offers a common kitchen, laundry and dryer and free WiFi internet.
Reception is 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 it´s 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

  • 24-hour check-in is not available
  • Check-in is available between 16:00 and 22:00
  • Please contact hostel if arriving after 22:00
  • 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.
  • 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

  • Self-catering kitchen

Facilities - Internet Access

  • Computers - Free
  • Wifi - Free

Facilities - In-Hostel Services

  • Car Parking at Hostel - Free
  • Booking Centre for HI hostels worldwide
  • Cycle Rental
  • Cycle Storage
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Library / Book Swap
  • Smoking Area
Opening times

Opening times

Open from 14/04/2017 to 09/09/2017

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

Get in touch

Get in touch

Tel. +354 6114410

Main attractions

Main attractions

  • Tvísöngur, sound sculpture (500m to 1km)
  • Skálanes, nature reserve (More than 10km)
  • Skaftfell, centre of visual art (Less than 500 m)

See the full list of attractions




Around the hostel

Around the hostel

Nearby attractions

  • Cinema (Less than 500m)
  • City Centre (At or next to the hostel)
  • Cycle trails (Less than 500m)
  • Golf course (1 to 2km)
  • Gym (Less than 500m)
  • Hiking / Walking trails (Less than 500m)
  • Local market (Less than 500m)
  • Mountainous Area (At or next to the hostel)
  • Museums / Art Galleries (Less than 500m)
  • Nightlife (Less than 500m)
  • Parks / Green Area (At or next to the hostel)
  • Restaurants (Less than 500m)
  • River / Harbour / Lake (At or next to the hostel)
  • Shopping area / Mall (Less than 500m)
  • Ski area (2 to 3km)
  • Swimming pool (At or next to the hostel)
  • Supermarket / Food store (Less than 500m)
Getting to us

Getting to us

During the summer there are daily bus connections between Egilsstaðir and Seyðisfjörður
The ferry Norröna comes once a week on Thursdays from Norway and the Faroe Islands
Parking at or near hostel
Sports & activities

Sports & activities

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

Sustainability initiatives


  • Low carbon activities
  • Environmental cleaning


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


  • Working with local community


  • Recycling areas
  • Composting
  • Growing own vegetables
  • Organic food served
  • Local and seasonal food

Sustainability labels

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