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Austurvegur 28, Selfoss, Iceland

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Overall Rating 88%

From 27 Reviews

Hostel rating (27)

Rating category Satisfaction percentage
Staff 88%
Cleanliness 86%
Location 93%
Security 90%
Service 88%
Comfort 84%
Green rating 82%

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. Reception desk is open from 16:00 - 22:00 all year. After opening hours staff can be reached through by ringing a door bell at the hostel or to call this number, +354 660 6999.

  • Dorm
    From $22.25
  • Private
    From $51.65
10 or more people?

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 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

  • Games room
  • Garden
  • Playground
  • TV room


  • Suitable for wheelchair users

Food & Drink

  • BBQ
  • Café/BistroSelf-catering kitchen

Facilities - Internet Access

  • Computers
  • Computer Charges - 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



We had a room in the basement. The room was very small and you felt like in a prison. In addition you could not sleep in the bed without putting a towel above your pillow as the latter smelled. Would not go there again.


Avatar for Lisa


Wed 17 Jul 2019

The best hostel I experienced in Iceland.


Avatar for Colleen


Sat 13 Jul 2019

Der Hostel in Selfoss ist wirklich groß und hat einen eigenen Innenhof und auch Garten. Es gibt damit also viele Möglichkeiten rein und raus zu kommen. Ich bin mit meinem Aufenthalt sehr zufrieden gewesen und habe mich auch wohl gefühlt. Auch im Gruppenzimmer herrscht eine gute Stimmung und vorallem der Hot Tub abends ist ein Highlight. Dazu ist das Personal steht’s freundlich und hilfsbereit. Ich würde jederzeit wieder herkommen.


Avatar for Mirja


Tue 18 Jun 2019

Overal great - would just love to have a wider range of check-in times


Avatar for Daniel


Tue 11 Jun 2019


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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