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Reykhólar Hostel

Álftaland, Reykhólum, IS 380 Reykhólahreppi, Iceland

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Reykhólar, at the southern edge of the Westfjords, is a bird-watcher´s paradise as it is possible to spot almost all bird species that breed in Iceland

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IS 380 Reykhólahreppi Hostel

Hostel IS 380 Reykhólahreppi

Hostelling International

Welcome to our hostel

Stay at the charming renovated Reykhólar Hi Hostel, located by the seaside, to explore the natural wonders of the area of Reykhólar. Enjoy a quiet walk among the birch trees, which surround the hostel, or hike the nearby mountains to experience the great view over Breiðafjörður bay with its endless islands and islets. Close by are the unique Seaweed Baths of Reykhólar, where you can relax and allow your skin to soak in the powerful and nurturing elements of the seaweed


Prices are members' prices

Dorms - Per guest per night


Private - Per room per night


Important info

  • 24-hour check-in is not available
  • Check-in is available between 17:00 and 21:00
  • Please contact hostel if arriving after 21:00
  • 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



Leisure & Fitness

  • Common room
  • Hot tub
  • Playground
  • TV room
  • Terrace / patio


  • Suitable for wheelchair users

Food & Drink

  • BBQ
  • Self-catering kitchen

Facilities - Internet Access

  • Wifi
  • WIFI Charges - Free

Facilities - In-Hostel Services

  • Car Parking at Hostel
  • Car Parking at Hostel Type - Free
  • Luggage Room
  • Luggage Room Availability - Available during hostel reception times
  • Smoking Area
Opening times

Opening times

Open from 19 Nov to 30 Sept
Open from 01 May to 30 Sept

From 17:00 to 21:00
From 17:00 to 21:00

Get in touch

Get in touch

Tel. +354 892 7558 / 863 2363

Main attractions

Main attractions

  • Seaweed bathing (Less than 500 m)
  • Bird watching (Less than 500 m)

See the full list of attractions



Very comfortable hostel. We were in a mixed 6 bed dorm but no bunkbeds in sight !. make sure you have all the food you need for self catering as although there is a little shop and resturant just down the road its not always open and was a bit pricey.


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Sat 12 Oct 2019

Really really nice place. One of the best kitchens, hot tub, beautiful enviroment, very well equipped. All went great, thank you!


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Wed 25 Sep 2019

I loved this small hostel! It looks like all the rooms and bathrooms have been remolded sometime recently (at least it had that new, modern feel) and the views from the kitchen/dining area are amazing. The kitchen area is a little small, but there are not very many rooms overall and it wasn't a problem for me.


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Mon 23 Sep 2019

When I arrived at 7 pm, there was no staff present and I had to give the host a call. Other guests cautioned me that they had waited for an hour. I was told on the phone that someone would be with me after a short while. That turned out to be an hour and a quarter later. At a normal check-in time I consider that a bit excessiv. The dorm room was in the basement with a small window just above the ground. Since I had my measuring tape out for my knitting anyway, I measured the height of the ceiling for fun, it was 1,94 m (= 6'4") a tall person might want to take that into consideration. The dorm rooms are below the common areas and the entrance which can make it a noisy affaire just as the fact that on the same corridor is the door to the hot tub. I had the unfortunate luck of having a group staying there which hang out in the hot pot untli late into the night going in and out talking loudly. I can imagine this to happen regularly. An electric kettle in the kitchen would have been lovely. Sorting of waste is not really encouraged there, the bins are mostly not labeled. The toilet in the basement was quite uncomfortable - even the cheapest seats a low cost carrier airline offers has more legroom than there is between the toilet seat and the stall door of the lady's.


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Wed 18 Sep 2019


Around the hostel

Around the hostel

Nearby attractions

  • Beach (500m to 1km)
  • Hiking / Walking trails (Less than 500 m)
  • Local market (At or next to the hostel)
  • Mountainous Area (500m to 1km)
  • National / State Park (More than 10km)
  • Restaurants (Less than 500 m)
  • River / Harbour / Lake (1 to 2km)
  • Swimming pool (Less than 500 m)
  • Supermarket / Food store (Less than 500 m)
  • Wooded Area (3 to 5km)
Getting to us

Getting to us

Scheduled busses goes from Reykjavik
Free parking around hostel
Sports & activities

Sports & activities

  • Birdwatching
  • Cycling
  • Swimming
  • Walking / Hiking

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