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Osar

Vatnsnesi, Húnaþingi Vestra, Ósar, Iceland

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Overall Rating 91%

From 11 Reviews

Hostel rating (11)

Rating category Satisfaction percentage
Staff 93%
Cleanliness 91%
Location 93%
Security 90%
Service 91%
Comfort 86%
Green rating 89%

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

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osar

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

Prices are members' prices

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Dorms - Per guest per night

Beds

Private - Per room per night

Rooms

Important info

  • Additional tax is payable at check-in.
  • 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 11,11 % of rates quoted 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

Facilities

Facilities

Leisure & Fitness

  • Common room
  • TV room
  • Terrace / patio

Accessibility

  • 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 Feb to 01 Dec

Reception:
From 14:00 to 22:00
Check-in:
From 14:00 to 22:00

Get in touch

Get in touch

Tel. +354 862-2778 / 892-3778

Fax. +354 451-2978

osar@hostel.is

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

Reviews

Reviews

Great hostel. The staff was very kind to us, and stayed late to welcome us to the home. Overall a great place to stay!

97%

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Nicholas,

Mon 05 Nov 2018

Very pleasant stay at Osar. The host is very friendly. It is located in an ancestry house, very well renovated. It is quiet and perfect for relaxing.

100%

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Alexis,

Tue 09 Oct 2018

When arriving we were told we were the only guests that evening so had the guest house to ourselves.It is in a very remote area of North Iceland but the location suited us as we wanted to visit the rhino rock early morning at low tide & it just a was a short walk down the beach. We have arrived quite late and were grateful that the staff waited for us to arrive. The guest house was comfortable and clean and had a cabin decor with pine walls and floors.

100%

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Karen,

Mon 17 Sep 2018

Location

Location
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

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