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Skógafoss Waterfall, 861 Hvolsvöllur, Skógar, Iceland

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Overall Rating 83%

From 22 Reviews

Hostel rating (22)

Rating category Satisfaction percentage
Staff 85%
Cleanliness 83%
Location 95%
Security 84%
Service 79%
Comfort 68%
Green rating 82%

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

  • Dorm
    From $44.75
  • Private
    From $112.30
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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 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

  • TV room

Food & Drink

  • Self-catering kitchen

Facilities - Internet Access

  • Wifi
  • WIFI Charges - Free
  • Internet Cafe Nearby

Facilities - In-Hostel Services

  • Car Parking at Hostel
  • Car Parking at Hostel Type - 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



Hot location next to the water fall and the museum so you have to share your room as a tourist. A lovely, very clean and well organised kitchen integrated into 2 little community rooms where you can meet your room mates for exchanging Icelandic experience.


Avatar for Gabriele


Wed 18 Sep 2019

Bella struttura, atmosfera accogliente anche se la reception è nel bar adiacente. L'accesso all'ostello ed alle camere avviene con badge. Bagni e docce sono un pò sparsi qua e là ed un labirinto di porte e stanze rende quasi divertente la ricerca; comunque per andare in doccia si deve passare dalla cucina (!!). Buona la pulizia, le camere come si vede in fotografia possono essere anche un pochino strette. Cucina da battaglia molto spaziosa. Un punto in meno lo merita la lavatrice a monetine, che in un paese dove l'uso del contante è quasi abolito diventa una bella seccatura.


Avatar for Gianluca


Mon 16 Sep 2019

Very difficult staff. Tried to con us and make us pay more money than we had to. Room was boiling hot with no way of cooling it down. No lockers in room or places to keep belongings safe. Rooms were very cramped. Several cooker hobs didn't work and there was a lack of utensils in the kitchen. I've stayed at 24 hostels in my life and this was the worst, and the most expensive!


Avatar for Oliver


Wed 11 Sep 2019

The worst hostel of the network we have seen in the whole country.


Avatar for ALEXEY


Fri 06 Sep 2019

Beautiful hostel to finish a long trek in. The staff at reception were amazing and helpful. The room was clean and comfty. Beautiful large kitchen. Wifi was amazing. Really nothing to complain about. I would definitely recommend this hostel!


Avatar for Chelsea


Fri 30 Aug 2019


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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