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Dalbraut 10, Laugarvatn, Iceland

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Overall Rating 91%

From 81 Reviews

Hostel rating (81)

Rating category Satisfaction percentage
Staff 94%
Cleanliness 91%
Location 93%
Security 91%
Service 89%
Comfort 88%
Green rating 87%

Laugarvatn Hostel is perfectly located on the Golden Circle Route in a lovely house that was once the village Post Office.

  • Dorm
    From €24.50
  • Private
    From €45.39
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Laugarvatn Hostel

Hostel Laugarvatn

Welcome to our hostel

Located in Laugarvatn, a village with 300 inhabitants, Hostel Laugarvatn is midway between Þingvellir, Gullfoss and Geysir, 100km from Reykjavík.

The hostel is located in three houses, all with a well equipped kitchen and living room with TV. Two of the houses have hot tubs so you can relax after a day’s exploring, and the third is next to an outdoor swimming pool. In the village you will also find a post office, grocery store and a restaurant.

At Hostel Laugarvatn guests can hire boats or sailboards to use at Lake Laugarvatn and the area is great for hiking. Tours to Landmannalaugar and the Highlands can be arranged in the 13-seater Econoliner van, and the nearby Fontana Geothermal Baths is great place to visit to go and get pampered.


Prices are members' prices

Dorms - Per guest per night


Private - Per room per night


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.
  • Prices and product availability is as accurate as possible but may be subject to change during checkout



Leisure & Fitness

  • Common room
  • Garden
  • Hot tub


  • Suitable for wheelchair users

Food & Drink

  • Self-catering kitchen

Facilities - Internet Access

  • Wifi - Free
  • Internet Cafe Nearby

Facilities - In-Hostel Services

  • Car Parking at Hostel - Free
  • Conference Facilities
  • Cycle Rental
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Library / Book Swap
Opening times

Opening times

Open from 03/01/2016 to 30/11/2016

From 07:30 to 22:00
From 13:30 to 21:00

Get in touch

Get in touch

Tel. +354 899-5409 / 486-1215

Fax. +354 486-1215

Main attractions

Main attractions

  • Gullfoss and Geysir (More than 10km)
  • Fontana Natural Spa (1 to 2km)
  • Þingvellir (More than 10km)

See the full list of attractions



The outside of the the hostel was undergoing renovations which gave us some pause when we pulled up, but the inside was completed and was easily the nicest hostel I've ever stayed in The owner/manager/clerk that checked us in was extremely nice, helpful and pleasant. Our room was spotless with updated beds, and the shower was brand new and modern. Great Hostel on the Golden Circle, I'd 100% suggest this as a great place to spend a night.


Avatar for Michael


Thu 26 May 2016

This hostel has potential to be a great location and stay, but while we were there it was under construction. The private room had a very nice bathroom, the beds were new and comfy, but the outlets weren't finished, there was scaffolding outside the window, and the entrance to the hostel was under construction. For the size of this hostel I felt like breakfast should have been included, especially since there is a very large dining room and kitchen.


Avatar for Michelle


Tue 24 May 2016

Loved the place, the staff, super clean and comfy. I felt like at home.


Avatar for Sabrina


Tue 24 May 2016

The hostel is currently undergoing construction. The new rooms are very nice, as we stayed in one, but it was not complete (e.g. no mirror in the bathroom) and in the morning, hammers and drills started being used on the outside and the unit next door. Also the wifi was available, but not configured properly, so we had no wifi in our room, or the upstairs during our stay.


Avatar for Amit


Mon 23 May 2016

Joana was a wonderful host. Everything was wonderful. We would strongly recommend a stay at the Laugarvatn Hostel.


Avatar for Peter


Fri 13 May 2016


Around the hostel

Around the hostel

Nearby attractions

  • Distance to Cinema (More than 10km)
  • Cycle trails (Less than 500m)
  • Golf course (5 to 10km)
  • Gym (500m - 1km)
  • Hiking / Walking trails (Less than 500m)
  • Local market (Less than 500m)
  • Mountainous Area (Less than 500m)
  • Museums / Art Galleries (Less than 500m)
  • National / State Park (More than 10km)
  • Parks / Green Area (Less than 500m)
  • Restaurants (Less than 500m)
  • River / Harbour / Lake (Less than 500m)
  • Swimming pool (500m - 1km)
  • Supermarket / Food store (Less than 500m)
  • UNESCO World Heritage Site (More than 10km)
  • Wooded Area (Less than 500m)
Getting to us

Getting to us

There are daily bus connections to Laugarvatn from Reykjavík and Selfoss. Bus stop outside Hostel
Onsite parking and parking in close proximity of hostel
Sports & activities

Sports & activities

  • Basketball
  • Cycling
  • Football

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