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Austurvegur 28, Selfoss, Iceland

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Overall Rating 91%

From 32 Reviews

Hostel rating (32)

Rating category Satisfaction percentage
Staff 91%
Cleanliness 90%
Location 94%
Security 93%
Service 91%
Comfort 88%
Green rating 85%

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 $24.23
  • Private
    From $40.38
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 - 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



Great bed & showers. Love the hot tubb. Maybe one point: there is not really a cosy sitting area to sit and work or relax.


Avatar for Kathy


Fri 05 Oct 2018

The room we had there was no nightstand and when we asked the staff they couldn’t find one. She didn’t try very hard. The kitchen was always full of dishes but otherwise cozy. The price was high, compared to the standard at bed and breakfast!


Avatar for Trine


Thu 04 Oct 2018

Pretty nice place overall. The hot-tub was a neat bonus!


Avatar for Erin


Wed 03 Oct 2018

Muchísimos grifos goteaban en la cocina y en los baños, incluso de agua caliente. Gasto increíble de agua y energía innecesarios. La cocina estaba mal equipada, faltaban utensilios, trapos, etc.


Avatar for Oscar


Wed 26 Sep 2018

Staff at reception very very unfriendly Must have had a bad day and let it out on us arriving late at 7.30pm in the rain It would be good to have people working in industry who are trained in it and are used to dealing with people with different problems


Avatar for Rudi


Mon 24 Sep 2018


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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