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Hafaldan Old Hospital building

Hafaldan Old Hospital - Reception Suðurgata 8 and Hafaldan Harbour Ránargata 9, Seyðisfjörður, Iceland

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Overall Rating 91%

From 104 Reviews

Hostel rating (104)

Rating category Satisfaction percentage
Staff 94%
Cleanliness 90%
Location 93%
Security 89%
Service 92%
Comfort 88%
Green rating 92%

Delightful, atmospheric buildings located in one of Iceland's most beautiful old towns famed for historic houses set in a dramatic location.

  • Dorm
    From €25.66
  • Private
    From €76.99
10 or more people?
sey-isfjor-ur

Welcome to our hostel

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!

Prices

Prices are members' prices

Dorms - Per guest per night

Beds

Private - Per room per night

Rooms

Important info

  • 24-hour check-in is not available
  • Check-in is available between 16:00 and 22:00
  • Please contact hostel if arriving after 22:00
  • 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 ISK 700 - 1400 per person per night is payable on arrival at hostel.
  • Prices and product availability is as accurate as possible but may be subject to change during checkout

Facilities

Facilities

Leisure & Fitness

  • Common room
  • Garden
  • Terrace / patio

Accessibility

  • Not suitable for wheelchair users

Food & Drink

  • Self-catering kitchen

Facilities - Internet Access

  • Computers - Free
  • Wifi - Free

Facilities - In-Hostel Services

  • Car Parking at Hostel - Free
  • Booking Centre for HI hostels worldwide
  • Cycle Rental
  • Cycle Storage
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Library / Book Swap
  • Smoking Area
Opening times

Opening times

Open from 15/04/2016 to 10/09/2016

Reception:
From 17:00 to 22:00
Check-in:
From 13:00 to 22:00

Get in touch

Get in touch

Tel. +354 6114410

seydisfjordur@hostel.is

Main attractions

Main attractions

  • Tvísöngur, sound sculpture (500m to 1km)
  • Skálanes, nature reserve (More than 10km)
  • Skaftfell, centre of visual art (Less than 500 m)

See the full list of attractions

Reviews

Reviews

This hostel needs some attention about cleanliness especially in the shower room. There is condense on and 'in' the windows (sleeping-room and shower), the shower is not provided with a rack to put on your shampoo and stuff. There are black spots on the door, ceiling and the wall, cobwebs on the same places and a latex glove is put on a smoke detector. The check-in was good, the kitchen was clean and good to prepare breakfast the day after. It was cheap, but a 'healthy' bathroom is recommended.

70%

Avatar for Bram

Bram,

Sat 30 Apr 2016

Dear guest, I´m very sorry this was your experience. We have just gotten the building ready for the season and it has just been cleaned very thoroughly. I have explored the whole building to try to find a latex glove over a smoke detector and can´t find it anywhere. Are you sure you are writing this for the right hostel? My best wishes and hope you had a lovely journey around Iceland. Benedikta, manager.

Manager avatar

26020_owner,

Mon 02 May 2016

Very beautiful town, large kitchen

87%

Avatar for Yu-Chang

Yu-Chang,

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.

53%

Avatar for Henning

Henning,

Sun 04 Oct 2015

Location

Location
Around the hostel

Around the hostel

Nearby attractions

  • Cinema (Less than 500m)
  • City Centre (At or next to the hostel)
  • Cycle trails (Less than 500m)
  • Golf course (1 to 2km)
  • Gym (Less than 500m)
  • Hiking / Walking trails (Less than 500m)
  • Local market (Less than 500m)
  • Mountainous Area (At or next to the hostel)
  • Museums / Art Galleries (Less than 500m)
  • Nightlife (Less than 500m)
  • Parks / Green Area (At or next to the hostel)
  • Restaurants (Less than 500m)
  • River / Harbour / Lake (At or next to the hostel)
  • Shopping area / Mall (Less than 500m)
  • Ski area (2 to 3km)
  • Swimming pool (At or next to the hostel)
  • Supermarket / Food store (Less than 500m)
Getting to us

Getting to us

Bus
During the summer there are daily bus connections between Egilsstaðir and Seyðisfjörður
Ferry/Boat
The ferry Norröna comes once a week, on Thursdays, from Norway and the Faroe Islands
Car
Parking at or near hostel
Sports & activities

Sports & activities

  • Birdwatching
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Mountain Biking
  • Ski / Snowboarding
  • Swimming
  • Walking / Hiking

Sustainability initiatives

Air

  • Low carbon activities
  • Environmental cleaning

Energy

  • Energy saving lights
  • Insulation and ventilation systems
  • Renewable energy
  • Double-glazing windows

People

  • Working with local community

Waste

  • Recycling areas
  • Composting
  • Growing own vegetables
  • Organic food served
  • Local and seasonal food

Sustainability labels

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