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Vatnsnesi, Húnaþingi Vestra, Ósar, Iceland

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Overall Rating 85%

From 28 Reviews

Hostel rating (28)

Rating category Satisfaction percentage
Staff 89%
Cleanliness 78%
Location 92%
Security 87%
Service 85%
Comfort 80%
Green rating 89%

Watch seals in their natural habitat or take a short walk to the amazing Hvítserkur.

  • Dorm
    From $39.67
  • Private
    From $71.60
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Ósar Hostel

Hostel Ósar

Hostelling International

Welcome to our hostel

Hostel Ósar is located on the Vatnsnes Peninsula, in a superb location for nature lovers and only a 5 minute walk from the beach. This is an ideal hostel for those looking for a peaceful getaway with beautiful sunsets, wildlife and unspoiled nature.

Hostel Ósar is housed in a quaint handmade wooden building with individual cottages for families. Cooking facilities are readily available and the hostel owner is very welcoming. The breathtaking views are what really make this hostel a unique stop on any Iceland tour.

Ósar ocean beach is full of life, with one of Iceland’s biggest colonies of seals. Many different types of birds can be seen here including eider ducks. The famous rock Hvítserkur, which resembles a prehistoric dinosaur, is very close by.


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.
  • Pets are not permitted in the hostel.
  • Additional tax is payable at check-in.
  • Prices and product availability is as accurate as possible but may be subject to change during checkout



Leisure & Fitness

  • Common room
  • TV room
  • Terrace / patio


  • Suitable for wheelchair users

Food & Drink

  • Licenced Bar/Pub
  • Self-catering kitchen
  • Café/Bistro

Facilities - Internet Access

  • Wifi - Free

Facilities - In-Hostel Services

  • Basic Shop
  • Car Parking at Hostel - Free
  • Booking Centre for HI hostels worldwide
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Library / Book Swap
  • Travel / Tour Desk
Opening times

Opening times

Open from 01 May to 01 Nov

From 14:00 to 22:00
From 14:00 to 22:00

Get in touch

Get in touch

Tel. +354 862-2778 / 892-3778

Fax. +354 451-2978

Main attractions

Main attractions

  • Watch seals in their natural habitant (Less than 500 m)
  • The Hvítserkur rock (Less than 500 m)
  • Borgarvirki a natural fortress (5 to 10km)

See the full list of attractions



Obsessed with this hostel!! I can't remember the man's name who owns this but he was so great! This farm has been in his family forever and we felt like we were staying in their home! Loved the "milk room" downstairs. Everything was so inviting. Pretty "remote" but so incredible! We saw an amazing midnight moonrise over the mountain across the water.


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Thu 15 Jun 2017

Schönes Haus, gemütlich und praktisch als Gästehaus umgestaltet.


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Thu 06 Oct 2016

Sehr unfreundlicher typ an der reception, dreckige duschen


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Sun 02 Oct 2016

Ostello confortevole in buona posizione, immerso nella natura. Camera accogliente e confortevole. Cucina in comune attrezzata. Bagni singoli in comune puliti. L'ostello è ideale per l'osservazione delle foche: una stradina porta alla spiaggia, dove si può osservare una colonia di foche. Bella anche la passeggiata sulla spiaggia fino al faraglione Hvitserkur. Per arrivare si visita l'affascinante penisola Vatnsnes: strada Gravel road facile da percorrere anche per macchine utilitarie.


Avatar for Susanna


Sun 25 Sep 2016

The owner/host is very friendly and prompt. There is no soundproofing for the rooms upstairs and the noise in the kitchen carries to the room that is adjacent even during normal conversations. This is a real problem when someone is trying to sleep. The downstairs passageway is very slippery due to the slope and the tile and it can result in slipping very easily. The owner was receptive to doing something about this issue when I brought it up.


Avatar for usha


Tue 20 Sep 2016


Around the hostel

Around the hostel

Nearby attractions

  • Beach (Less than 500m)
  • Cinema (More than 10km)
  • Hiking / Walking trails (At or next to the hostel)
  • Local market (More than 10km)
  • Mountainous Area (Less than 500m)
  • Museums / Art Galleries (More than 10km)
  • Nightlife (More than 10km)
  • Restaurants (More than 10km)
  • River / Harbour / Lake (Less than 500m)
  • Shopping area / Mall (More than 10km)
  • Supermarket / Food store (More than 10km)
  • Theatre (More than 10km)
Getting to us

Getting to us

Daily buses from Reykjavík along main road.
From the main road you take road no 711 to reach the Hostel.

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