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Skógafoss Waterfall, 861 Hvolsvöllur, Skógar, Iceland

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Overall Rating 81%

From 25 Reviews

Hostel rating (25)

Rating category Satisfaction percentage
Staff 80%
Cleanliness 79%
Location 93%
Security 85%
Service 79%
Comfort 72%
Green rating 78%

Hostel Skógar is a perfect place to enjoy great and varied nature - glaciers, mountains, waterfalls and green areas.

  • Dorm
    From $37.31
  • Private
    From $98.49
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Skógar Hostel

Hostel Skógar

Hostelling International

Welcome to our hostel

Hostel Skógar is situated in an old school, close to Skógafoss, one of the best known waterfalls in Iceland. Skógar is a popular place surrounded by great and varied nature - think glaciers, mountains, black beaches, green acres, forested areas, waterfalls and good hiking routes.

At the hostel you will find a common room to meet other travellers in, a TV room to chill out and watch a movie, a garden so you can sit outside when the weather’s good and a self-catering kitchen to cook your meals in – alternatively Anna’s Café nearby is the most favoured restaurant.

Skógar Hostel is a great stop over for those who are hiking over Fimmvörðuháls, which is one of the most popular routes in the country. The nearby Skógar Museum is also one of the most frequently visited of its kind in Iceland.


Prices are members' prices

Dorms - Per guest per night


Private - Per room per night


Important info

  • 24-hour check-in is not available
  • 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

  • TV room

Food & Drink

  • Self-catering kitchen

Facilities - Internet Access

  • Wifi - Free
  • Internet Cafe Nearby

Facilities - In-Hostel Services

  • Car Parking at Hostel - Free
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Library / Book Swap
Opening times

Opening times

Open all year

From 16:00 to 22:00
From 16:00 to 22:00

Get in touch

Get in touch

Tel. +354 487-8780 / 650-5955

Fax. +354 487-8955

Main attractions

Main attractions

  • Skógafoss (Less than 500 m)
  • Landmannalaugar (More than 10km)
  • Eyjafjallajokull volcano (5 to 10km)

See the full list of attractions



A very ordinary hostel; not bad but I've certainly stayed in better. Great location, just a short drive or walk from Skogarfoss waterfall. Decent sized dorm & comfortable mattress but there were 2 really bad things, neither of which are any fault of the hostel - 1. A group of 8 Thai people took over the kitchen at dinner time & the food they were cooking stunk out the hostel with a disgusting smell, like 1,000 smelly feet. 2. One of these Thai guys was staying in my dorm and snored like a pig.


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Mon 23 Apr 2018

We (family of 4) loved Skogar Youth Hostel. It was all very clean with a good kitchen. Lovely to wake up to all the bird song in the morning and handy to be able to use the hotel restaurant.


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Sun 22 Apr 2018

Nice place to stay, excellent location to Skogafoss.


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Thu 12 Apr 2018

It is a pitty that there are always guests who are not able to put their used dish away and who slam the doors at night - but this is not the fault of the hostel. The hostel ist very good - the mattrasses are a bit old but in total is their no reason to complain. The hostel is very good for a stop along the (ring-) route.


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Wed 11 Apr 2018

I really liked the atmosphere of this hostel. Being situated so close to a waterfall made it really nice as well. Really nice little area, especially on the south coast. Shame that I was there during some renovations, but hopefully that just makes it better moving forward.


Avatar for Michael


Sat 31 Mar 2018


Around the hostel

Around the hostel

Nearby attractions

  • Beach (5 to 10km)
  • Hiking / Walking trails (At or next to the hostel)
  • Mountainous Area (Less than 500m)
  • Museums / Art Galleries (500m - 1km)
  • Parks / Green Area (At or next to the hostel)
  • River / Harbour / Lake (At or next to the hostel)
Getting to us

Getting to us

Summer: From Reykjavík to Skógar twice per day. From Höfn to Skógar there is a bus going daily. Winter: 3 times per week
Onsite parking

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