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Fljótdalshérað, Húsey, Iceland

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Overall Rating 89%

From 24 Reviews

Hostel rating (24)

Rating category Satisfaction percentage
Staff 90%
Cleanliness 89%
Location 87%
Security 93%
Service 89%
Comfort 84%
Green rating 96%

Hostel Húsey is located on the Eastern part of Iceland in Fljótsdalshérað a place with extreme natural beauty and you will find that you are in close contact with nature. The hostel is a former old farmhouse in which you can enjoy almost complete peace and quiet and enjoy the spectacular view, try a fresh walk along the footpaths or a horseback to experience the landscape with its changing moods.

  • Dorm
    From $39.84
  • Private
    From $84.66
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Húsey Hostel

Hostel Húsey

Hostelling International

Welcome to our hostel

Húsey is the area between the rivers Jökulsá á Dal and Lagarfljót near Héraðsflói bay. It is characterised by rich wildlife. The sandy beaches and river sandbanks are also the home to one of the largest colonies of seals in Iceland. In springtime and autumn reindeers come close to the farm. In Húsey you get in close contact with nature and you can enjoy peace and quiet environment during the day and in the bright summer nights. In autumn and winter you can see the magnificent northern lights.


Prices are non-member 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 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
  • Playground
  • Terrace / patio


  • Not suitable for wheelchair users

Food & Drink

  • BBQ
  • Self-catering kitchen

Facilities - Internet Access

  • Wifi - Free

Facilities - In-Hostel Services

  • Car Parking at Hostel - Free
  • Cycle Storage
  • Library / Book Swap
  • Luggage Room - Available during hostel reception times
Opening times

Opening times

Open all year

From 08:30 to 21:00
From 15:00 to 21:00

Get in touch

Get in touch

Tel. +354 471 3010 & 695 8832



We had a great in Hüsey that started with a lovely warm smile from our host - thank you Laufa :) You were out with the horses when we were going and we didn't get to say goodbye. We loved the quiet and the birds and felt more than any other place we stayed that we were in a real Icelandic home.


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Fri 21 Apr 2017

This hostel was very cozy and friendly. It is basically a converted farm house. It is very remote but very relaxing. If driving in the winter, it is best to check on the status of the roads before committing to the drive.


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Sun 16 Apr 2017

Remote, beautiful, and friendly. Wonderful aurora borealis activity during our stay in October and incomparable scenery. The house is warm, accommodating, and has every type of recycling bin imaginable, and the owners are lovely to deal with.


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Sun 06 Nov 2016

Charming and delightful, everything and more than I ever expected!


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Mon 17 Oct 2016

Compared to all Hostels during my Iceland trip, I have nothing to complain, except that it is located somewehre in the outback. If you want to relax and spend some time on the beach to observe some seals or make some horse rides it´s a good place to stay, in other cases you need to travel some time to get to next interesting spots (Eastfjords) for example. All other important things like accomodation, staff and so on are good. It´s a nice and charming Location.


Avatar for Lukas


Mon 10 Oct 2016


Around the hostel

Around the hostel

Nearby attractions

  • Beach
  • Hiking / Walking trails (At or next to the hostel)
  • Mountainous Area
  • Museums / Art Galleries
  • River / Harbour / Lake
Getting to us

Getting to us

Guests who are not driving their own car are picked up at Egilsstaðir or at the byway to Húsey for a reasonable fee on request.
Húsey is 30 km from the main road. To visit Húsey you take road no. 925 from road no. 1 (turning near the bridge over Jökulsá á Dal) then turn to road 926; 55 km from Egilsstaðir.
Sports & activities

Sports & activities

  • Birdwatching
  • Horse riding
  • Walking / Hiking

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