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Suðursveit, A-Skaftafellssýsla, Vagnsstaðir, Iceland

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Overall Rating 82%

From 121 Reviews

Hostel rating (121)

Rating category Satisfaction percentage
Staff 87%
Cleanliness 82%
Location 86%
Security 84%
Service 82%
Comfort 74%
Green rating 87%

Vagnsstaðir is not too far from the beach where you can see all the local wildlife.

  • Dorm
    From €28.01
  • Private
    From €80.02
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Vagnsstaðir Hostel

Hostel Vagnsstaðir

Hostelling International

Welcome to our hostel

Vagnsstaðir Hostel is in the Suðursveit area, about 50km west of Höfn and 28 km east of Jökulsárlón. The hostel is in an attractive area surrounded by beautiful mountains, with some great hiking paths that will entice you to explore the geology of this volcanic island.

Accommodation is offered in dorms and private rooms, and whilst there you can chill out in the TV room, surf the Internet, make some dinner in the well-equipped kitchen or just chat to other travellers in the common room.

The shore, only 1,500m away, boasts extensive birdlife, seals on the beach and occasionally whales in the sea - a fascinating sight to see. From the hostel there are also jeep and snowmobile tours to Vatnajökull, Europe’s biggest glacier - you can choose tours from 3-4 hours and it’s possible to combine hiking and snowmobiles as well.


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

  • Common room


  • Not suitable for wheelchair users

Food & Drink

  • Self-catering kitchen

Facilities - Internet Access

  • Wifi - Free
  • Internet Cafe Nearby - More than 10km

Facilities - In-Hostel Services

  • Car Parking at Hostel - Free
  • Cycle Storage
  • Library / Book Swap
  • Travel / Tour Desk
Opening times

Opening times

Open all year

From 17:00 to 22:00
From 17:00 to 22:00

Get in touch

Get in touch

Tel. +354 478-1048 / 854-3133

Main attractions

Main attractions

  • Jökulsárlón - The Glacier Lagoon (More than 10km)
  • Vatnajökull glacier (At or next to the hostel)
  • Skaftafell National Park (More than 10km)

See the full list of attractions



There was very little hot water for the shower.


Avatar for Jennifer


Fri 07 Oct 2016

I really liked the atrium. It was a nice way to eat breakfast in the morning. The kitchen was well equipped. The location is super convenient to Jokulsarlon. I saw other complaints about the bedding. Mine was great. I would stay here again.


Avatar for Flora


Mon 03 Oct 2016

Shower door on first shower wouldn't close. The name "vagnsstadir" wasn't visible on the outside anywhere so we couldn't tell if we were in the right place or not. Location was in good proximity to things we were doing.


Avatar for Brittany


Sun 02 Oct 2016

Sehr freundliche Mädels, die sich um alles kümmern inkl. Weckruf bei Sichtung von Nordlichtern :-)


Avatar for Marina


Sat 01 Oct 2016


Around the hostel

Around the hostel

Nearby attractions

  • Amusement / Theme park (More than 10km)
  • Beach (At or next to the hostel)
  • City Centre (More than 10km)
  • Cycle trails (More than 10km)
  • Golf course (More than 10km)
  • Gym (More than 10km)
  • Hiking / Walking trails (At or next to the hostel)
  • Local market (More than 10km)
  • Mountainous Area (At or next to the hostel)
  • Museums / Art Galleries (5 to 10km)
  • National / State Park (1 to 2km)
  • Parks / Green Area (More than 10km)
  • Restaurants (5 to 10km)
  • River / Harbour / Lake (1 to 2km)
  • Shopping area / Mall (More than 10km)
  • Swimming pool (More than 10km)
  • Supermarket / Food store (More than 10km)
  • UNESCO World Heritage Site (More than 10km)
  • Water park (More than 10km)
Getting to us

Getting to us

There are daily bus connections both from Höfn and from Reykjavík.
Onsite and offsite parking. Hostel is only 300m from the main road

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