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Austurvegur 28, Selfoss, Iceland

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Overall Rating 89%

From 33 Reviews

Hostel rating (33)

Rating category Satisfaction percentage
Staff 94%
Cleanliness 86%
Location 91%
Security 90%
Service 88%
Comfort 89%
Green rating 84%

A modern and newly renovated hostel, located in the heart of Selfoss. The only hostel in Iceland that has both a hot tub and a hammock. The reception is open for check in between 16:00-20:00 during the summer (May 15 - September 15) and 16:00-18:00 during the winter. After opening hours staff can be reached through by ringing a door bell.

  • Dorm
    From $41.83
  • Private
    From $70.51
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Selfoss Hostel

Hostel Selfoss

Hostelling International

Welcome to our hostel

Selfoss is a lovely town situated in the south of Iceland. Selfoss Hostel is conveniently located by road no. 1, a perfect stop for those who are travelling inland to Gullfoss and Geysir or the highlands, or for those who want to explore the south shore.

The hostel is in an old remodelled house in the centre of town, has a hot tub, a patio area that’s great for sitting down and relaxing with a nice cup of coffee and writing those postcards, breakfast is served at the hostel and you can purchase a take-away lunchbox, coffee and cakes at the on-site café.

The Selfoss swimming pool is nearby if you want to go for a swim or relax in the sauna, there’s a cinema, paintballing, guided mountain biking tours, 9-hole golf course and hiking opportunities on Mt Ingólfsfjall.


Prices are members' prices

Dorms - Per guest per night


Private - Per room per night


Important info

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



Leisure & Fitness

  • Games room
  • Garden
  • Playground
  • TV room


  • Suitable for wheelchair users

Food & Drink

  • BBQ
  • Café/BistroSelf-catering kitchen

Facilities - Internet Access

  • Computers - Free

Facilities - In-Hostel Services

  • Basic Shop
  • Booking Centre for HI hostels worldwide
  • Currency Exchange
  • Cycle Rental
  • Laundry Facilities
Opening times

Opening times

Open all year

Open 24 hours

Get in touch

Get in touch

Tel. +354 660-6999 / 482-1600

Main attractions

Main attractions

  • Selfoss Geyser (500m to 1km)
  • Kerid Crater (3 to 5km)

See the full list of attractions



Das Haus ist gut gelegen, nur wenige Meter zum Einkaufen, zu Restaurants, zum Wasser. Ideal zum Besuch des Golden Circle. Die Mitarbeiter*innen waren sehr freundlich und haben gern weitergeholfen. Das Frühstück war lecker incl. Konfirmationskuchen vom Wochenende​... Das Zimmer war gut und funktional, die Küche richtig cool! Sehr zu empfehlen, wir kommen gern wieder.


Avatar for Berrit


Fri 19 May 2017

Hi & vielen Dank fuer die nette Bewertung! Es war schön, euch im Haus zu haben :)

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Selfoss .,

Sun 21 May 2017

So far the nicest hostel i stayed at. Modern interior and very comfy beds!!!


Avatar for Mandy


Mon 13 Feb 2017

Great customer service at reception. Them room needed hooks on the doors or walls, we had nothing to hang anything up. We had one shelf but couldn't reach it because it had been placed really high up. Apart from that the beds were very comfortable and the shower was very good. In the kitchen it was very well laid out but needed more kettles and more small saucepans. Thank you


Avatar for Joanna


Mon 06 Feb 2017

Jacuzzi didnt work 2nd day and no HI employee to fix.


Avatar for Christina


Mon 23 Jan 2017

We had a great stay in Selfoss. Rooms are clean and comfortable. The staff were so friendly and accommodating.


Avatar for Boyd


Mon 23 Jan 2017


Around the hostel

Around the hostel

Nearby attractions

  • City Centre (Less than 500m)
  • Hiking / Walking trails (2 to 3km)
Getting to us

Getting to us

Daily buses from Reykjavik to Selfoss come regularly
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