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Höfn

Hvannabraut 3, Höfn, Iceland

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Overall Rating 88%

From 18 Reviews

Hostel rating (18)

Rating category Satisfaction percentage
Staff 90%
Cleanliness 87%
Location 87%
Security 88%
Service 88%
Comfort 85%
Green rating 81%

With the sea on three sides and Vatnajökul around. YHI is located in Höfn which is breathtakingly lovely town with 1,900 inhabitants.

  • Dorm
    From $42.11
  • Private
    From $67.58
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Höfn Hostel

Hostel Höfn

Hostelling International

Welcome to our hostel

With the sea on three sides and Vatnajökull, the biggest glacier in Europe to the northwest, Höfn is a lovely fishing town with 1500 inhabitants. Hostel Höfn can be found in its centre, just 7km from the airport.

The hostel offers a range of dorms and private rooms, with a range of facilities to make your stay as comfortable and relaxing as possible. It includes a kitchen so you can practise your cookery skills, Internet access so you can check your emails and research your trip, and a common room so you can chill-out and chat to other travellers.

The Höfn hostel makes a great base for visiting the Jökulsárlón glacial lagoon, the Vatnajökull glacier or the Lónsöræfi wilderness area. The location also allows you to choose from a variety of activities including boat tours, glacier tours on jeeps or snow mobiles, and jeep and hiking tours.

We have limited reception hours and check-in is from 16:00 to 21:00. Please contact us in advance if you are planning to arrive outside reception hours. A late arrival fee of 1000 ISK is charged for those checking in after 22:00.

Prices

Prices are members' prices

Dorms - Per guest per night

Beds

Private - Per room per night

Rooms

Important info

  • 24-hour check-in is not available
  • Check-in is available between 15:00 and 21:00
  • 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.
  • Pets are not permitted in the hostel.
  • Prices and product availability is as accurate as possible but may be subject to change during checkout

Facilities

Facilities

Leisure & Fitness

  • Common room
  • TV room

Accessibility

  • Suitable for wheelchair users

Food & Drink

  • BBQ
  • Self-catering kitchen

Facilities - Internet Access

  • Computers - Charges Apply
  • Wifi - Charges Apply

Facilities - In-Hostel Services

  • Car Parking at Hostel - Free
  • Laundry Facilities
Opening times

Opening times

Open all year

Reception:
Check-in:
From 16:00 to 21:00

Get in touch

Get in touch

Tel. +354 478-1736

hofn@hostel.is

Main attractions

Main attractions

  • Vatnajokull (More than 10km)
  • Glacier lagoon (More than 10km)
  • Stokksnes (5 to 10km)

See the full list of attractions

Reviews

Reviews

Good hostel, short walk from town centre. Beds are great, rooms are clean, and plenty of power points. Kitchen is large and well equipped, free coffee/tea and juice 24/7, and large dining area. The only thing missing was a relaxed common area with couches, that just wasn't there and didn't lend to an atmosphere with which to meet other travelers. It's an easy fix, and I hope the next time we stop by they'll have one

90%

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Jonathan,

Mon 21 May 2018

Very nice hostel. Only half full when I was there, with a good, friendly atmosphere and to top it off I saw the Northern Lights from just down the road. Comfortable bed in a good sized dorm and large kitchen. The location is OK if you have a car (on a quiet street) but could require a bit of a walk if you haven't.

97%

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Craig,

Wed 16 May 2018

It's a great hostel. I would give it top rating all around. My brother and I had a wonderful time there.

100%

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Catherine,

Wed 02 May 2018

We enjoyed the friendly staff, easy check in and check out process, lots of communal space and free use of kitchen. Cleanliness was good as well.

90%

Avatar for Elizabeth

Elizabeth,

Wed 02 May 2018

Good location. Short driving distance to a supermarket (Netto) and some restaurants. Hostel room is tidy and clean. Facilities are rather complete. Nice to stay. Check-out/ in is rather simple. Recommended.

93%

Avatar for Chee Khuen

Chee Khuen,

Mon 30 Apr 2018

Location

Location
Around the hostel

Around the hostel

Nearby attractions

  • Beach (5 to 10km)
  • City Centre (500m - 1km)
  • Cycle trails (Less than 500m)
  • Golf course (At or next to the hostel)
  • Gym (1 to 2km)
  • Hiking / Walking trails (At or next to the hostel)
  • Local market (1 to 2km)
  • Mountainous Area (5 to 10km)
  • Museums / Art Galleries (500m - 1km)
  • National / State Park (More than 10km)
  • Restaurants (500m - 1km)
  • River / Harbour / Lake (500m - 1km)
  • Swimming pool (500m - 1km)
  • Supermarket / Food store (500m - 1km)
Getting to us

Getting to us

Airport
Airport 7km from Hostel. During summer there are direct flights from Reykjavík and other places to Höfn every day
Bus
Buses from Egilsstaðir Reykjavík and Skaftafell stop at Höfn. On request buses drive guests to and from Hostel
Car
Onsite parking and parking in close proximity of hostel

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