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Hvannabraut 3, Höfn, Iceland

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Overall Rating 75%

From 46 Reviews

Hostel rating (46)

Rating category Satisfaction percentage
Staff 72%
Cleanliness 74%
Location 81%
Security 79%
Service 74%
Comfort 69%
Green rating 77%

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 €32.06
  • Private
    From €70.54
10 or more people?

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.


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 15:00 and 21:00
  • Please contact hostel if arriving after 21:00
  • 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



Leisure & Fitness

  • Common room
  • TV room


  • 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

From 15:00 to 21:00

Get in touch

Get in touch

Tel. +354 478-1736

Main attractions

Main attractions

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

See the full list of attractions



Cleanliness was ok in the room but the kitchen was not. Dishes and surface mess everywhere. People that stay in hostels here in Iceland do not seem to have very good shared hostel etiquette.There is NO HOT WATER in the shower! Cold water works fine but when you turn on the hot water the water pressure is literally just a trickle. I have long hair and it was impossible to wash it. I was very mad that I had to pay so much to stay here for a simple bed and not even be able to take a decent shower


Avatar for mary  susan

mary susan,

Mon 10 Oct 2016

I expected to have the same service across the board at the same hostelling group but the hostel at Hofn is worlds apart from Reykjavik City Hostel. We booked a private room, in Reykjavik you get sheets included but in Hofn we had to pay for sheets. Told on the phone that as my husband works for your company we would not have to pay the non members fee but was refused this on check in by the rude man on reception. I found the whole atmosphere unwelcoming and cold Awful experience.


Avatar for Laura


Thu 29 Sep 2016


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

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