Hafaldan HI hostel offers great value accommodation in two historical buildings in Seydisfjordur; Hafaldan old Hospital and Hafaldan Harbour. In June 2015 it was rated the best HI hostel worldwide and we keep on doing our very best to make our visitors feel welcomed in the spectacular town in the east.

Hafaldan old Hospital Hostel is located in the centre of Seyðisfjörður town in a historic former hospital building. It has recently been renovated to better meet the needs of our guests. The hostel holds a lot of charm with spacious rooms and beautiful and functional common areas. It offers a common kitchen, laundry and dryer and free WiFi internet.
Reception is from 1st april - 15.april is in the harbour building. From 15.april - 10.september it is in the old Hospital building and then again from 10.sept to 31.oct in the Harbour building.
Seyðisfjörður is a perfect destination for those who love the outdoors with beautiful natural setting that allows for some great activities such as hiking, sea angling and kayaking. Art lovers can visit the Center of Visual Arts Skaftfell and excellent restaurants/cafés can be found in the picturesque town where the locals strive to offer an authentic experience to it´s visitors. The Hi hostel membership card will include a discount for restaurants, bars and shops in the area.
We look forward to seeing you!

What travellers think

Best for

  • Nature-lovers
  • Sightseeing
  • Unique atmosphere
  • Relaxing

Green rating



Very beautiful town, large kitchen


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Mon 12 Oct 2015

The building should not be used as a hostel. It is too bad with very thin walls and it needs a total check-up. It looks like a hut.


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Sun 04 Oct 2015

Travel tips...

Attraction tip

Hlynur Oddsson's kayaking tours!

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Tue 23 Jun 2015

Where next?

Akureyri or Jokulsarlon, depending on which direction you're driving the Ring Road

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Tue 23 Jun 2015