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Kópasker

Akurgerði 7, Kópasker, Iceland

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Overall Rating 90%

From 16 Reviews

Hostel rating (16)

Rating category Satisfaction percentage
Staff 94%
Cleanliness 91%
Location 86%
Security 91%
Service 89%
Comfort 88%
Green rating 91%

Kópasker Hostel is 30 km north of the Vatnajökull National Park (Dettifoss/Ásbyrgi/Mývatn) and the area is a paradise for Bird Watchers.

  • Dorm
    From €29.06
  • Private
    From €50.85
10 or more people?
kopasker

Kópasker Hostel

Hostel Kópasker

Hostelling International

Welcome to our hostel

Kópasker is a small village in the north-east part of Iceland. Its economy is built around services for the surrounding sheep farms. The hostel is located in the centre of the town with all necessary services close by. Approximately 33km from Kópasker is the village Ásbyrgi which is part of the National Park Jökulsárgljúfur.

In the National Park there are many interesting places like Hljóðaklettur and Forvöð. Dettifoss is the most powerful waterfall in Europe, but there are also smaller waterfalls in Jökulsá, like Hafragilsfoss and Vígabergsfoss.

Many species of interesting birds are found in Melrakkaslétta. Rauðinúpur (which is 30km from Kópasker hostel) and it is an ideal place for bird watchers. The best time of the year to see the birds are in May and September/October. At Snartastaðir there is a very good folk museum. The nearest nostels are Akureyri, 191km and Ytra Lón, 84km.

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
  • 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.
  • Limited payment options apply at hostel check-in
  • Payment methods accepted at hostel are cash only in local currency.
  • 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
  • Garden
  • Playground

Accessibility

  • Not suitable for wheelchair users

Food & Drink

  • Self-catering kitchen

Facilities - Internet Access

  • Computers - Free
  • Wifi - Free

Facilities - In-Hostel Services

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

Opening times

Open from 01/05/2016 to 17/10/2016

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

Get in touch

Get in touch

Tel. +354 465-2314 / 861-2314

hostel@kopasker.is

Main attractions

Main attractions

  • Vatnajökull National Park,Visitor Center Ásbyrgi (More than 10km)
  • Dettifoss Waterfall in Jökulsá river (More than 10km)
  • Rauðinúpur crater at Melrakkaslétta peninsula (More than 10km)

See the full list of attractions

Reviews

Reviews

The location was beautiful. A tiny town on the sea with great views. It was the only location that required cash which was inconvenient, but the location was superb.

87%

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Tina,

Sun 26 Jun 2016

Very clean, very comfortable, good recycling, lovely staff.

100%

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Kirsty,

Wed 15 Jun 2016

The doors where always open, what wouldn't be such a problem if there were some lockers to lock up the valuables. We had our room in the same house, area like the owner lives. The kitchen was very clean and the room too, but the bathroom not so.

77%

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Verena,

Wed 14 Oct 2015

Chambre petite, très compact. Chambre bien insonorisée. Propriétaire aimable. Cuisine minuscule, salle à manger confortable, salon attenant. Une seule salle de bain. Nous aurions apprécié un lavabo dans la chambre. France

100%

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France,

Tue 06 Oct 2015

Location

Location
Around the hostel

Around the hostel

Nearby attractions

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

Getting to us

Bus
A bus goes from Akureyri to Kópasker and Þórshöfn five days a week.
Alternate Transport
Located in the north eastern part of Iceland, At or near hostel
Car
Onsite parking.

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