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South Central Hostel

Blesastaðir 3, 801 Selfoss, Iceland

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Overall Rating 97%

From 5 Reviews

Hostel rating (5)

Rating category Satisfaction percentage
Staff 98%
Cleanliness 98%
Location 98%
Security 95%
Service 95%
Comfort 100%
Green rating 100%

The hostel is located at Blesastadir in a quiet and beautiful surrounding. Only minutes away you will find yourself in the whirlpools of tourists passing through the Golden Circle, Þjórsárdalur and Landmannalaugar.

  • Dorm
    From $46.15
  • Private
    From $111.43
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801 Selfoss Hostel

Hostel 801 Selfoss

Hostelling International

Welcome to our hostel

In 1983 Ingibjörg, a former farmer and midwife built a residential care at Blesastadir. It was considered special at that time, not least because Ingibjörg was 65 years old and recently stopped farming at Blesastadir after her husband died. Ingibjörg had dreamt about building a home for the elderly and providing them cozy and home-like environment. In over thirty three years over two hundred individuals had their home at Blesastadir. Many came for a short rest while others stayed for a longer period of time. Much has changed over the past thirty years regarding conditions and regulation towards elderly care in Iceland. Large organisations have now resolved small household increasingly. Today we welcome travellers from around the world to stay at Blesastadir. Our dream is for our guests to enjoy our facilities and the beautiful environment around us in the company of other travellers and of course to bring home some good memories.


Prices are members' prices

Dorms - Per guest per night


Private - Per room per night


Important info

  • 24-hour check-in is not available
  • Check-in is available between 14:00 and 23:00
  • Please contact hostel if arriving after 20:00
  • 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 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

  • Common room
  • Garden
  • Hot tub
  • TV room
  • Terrace / patio


  • Suitable for wheelchair users

Food & Drink

  • BBQ
  • Self-catering kitchen

Facilities - Internet Access

  • Wifi
  • WIFI Charges - Free

Facilities - In-Hostel Services

  • Car Parking at Hostel
  • Car Parking at Hostel Type - Free
  • Luggage Room
  • Luggage Room Availability - Available during hostel reception times
Opening times

Opening times

Open all year

From 08:00 to 10:00
From 17:00 to 18:00
From 14:00 to 23:00

Get in touch

Get in touch

Tel. +354 6634666

Main attractions

Main attractions

  • Golden Circle (At or next to the hostel)
  • Landmannalaugar (More than 10km)
  • Þjórsárdalur (More than 10km)

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South Central Hostel can be absolutely recommended to stay at. The hosting family was very nice and helpful, the hostel is comfortable, clean, well equipped with nice rooms, a big garden, a self-service kitchen etc. If we come back to Selfoss we will definitely book this hostel again.


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Sat 15 Jun 2019

Comfortable bed, great bathroom, nice kitchen, very quiet


Avatar for Marieke


Sun 04 Nov 2018

This was the finest hostel we had the pleasure of staying in throughout our trip in Iceland. Comfortable, with every possible amenity, and the most personable, attentive staff. Thank you for our very special two days at South Central.


Avatar for Lowell


Fri 14 Sep 2018

Excellent Youth Hostel, very well located between the gold triangle and the Landmannalaugar park. This is the most friendly staff I meet in a Youth Hostel in iceland. Very clean place, with good space, kitchen, living room, relaxing place.


Avatar for FREDERIC


Mon 27 Aug 2018

Everything is perfect and they are so nice


Avatar for Adriana


Thu 02 Aug 2018


Around the hostel

Around the hostel

Nearby attractions

  • Cinema (More than 10km)
  • City Centre (More than 10km)
  • Golf course (More than 10km)
  • Hiking / Walking trails (At or next to the hostel)
  • National / State Park (More than 10km)
  • Parks / Green Area (At or next to the hostel)
  • River / Harbour / Lake (1 to 2km)
  • Swimming pool (3 to 5km)
  • Supermarket / Food store (3 to 5km)
Getting to us

Getting to us

Keflavík International Airport is 120 km from our Hostel at Blesastadir. It takes about 1 hour and 35 minutes to drive.
The website shows the right bus to choose depending on where you are traveling from. Choose Brautarholt 801 Selfoss as a destination when traveling to our Hostel at Blesastaðir since that is the nearest bus stop according to the bus map.
The next taxi station is in Selfoss 23 km from the Hostel at Blesastaðir.
Self drive is the most common way to travel in iceland. GPS coordinates for South Central Hostel at Blesastaðir 63.98700279 -20.55027315
Sports & activities

Sports & activities

  • Walking / Hiking

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