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Vestmannabraut 28, Sunnuhóll, Vestmannaeyjar, Iceland

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The hostel is on the Westman Islands off the shore of Iceland. Everything is in walking distance.

  • Private
    From $84.92
10 or more people?

Vestmannaeyjar Hostel

Hostel Vestmannaeyjar

Hostelling International

Welcome to our hostel

This Icelandic hostel is located in the town's centre on the alluring Heimaey Island, one of Westman Islands. The islanders have their own traditional culture, like bird hunting, egg collecting and cliff rappelling. In January 1973 an eruption began in Heimaey and lasted until early July. The remains of this event are among the island´s most fascinating historical locales. Now the locals are saving the remains of the eruption and make them more accessible; including digging up 7-10 houses that had disappeared under the ashes.

The Vestmannaeyjar hostel is a clean and friendly place to stay with well-equipped self-catering kitchen, laundry facilities, common room, bar and Internet access.

There are many activities in Heimaey: sailing around the island, bird watching, golf, hiking, horseback riding, museums, swimming, whale watching etc. This Icelandic hostel is a perfect place to enjoy the beauty of nature.


Prices are members' prices

Dorms - Per guest per night


Private - Per room per night


Important info

  • 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

  • Hot tub
  • Sauna

Food & Drink

  • Restaurant onsite

Facilities - Internet Access

  • Computers
  • Computer Charges - Free
  • Wifi
  • WIFI Charges - Free

Facilities - In-Hostel Services

  • Car parking nearby
  • Cycle Rental
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Travel / Tour Desk
Opening times

Opening times

Open all year

Open 24 hours

Get in touch

Get in touch

Tel. + 354 481-2900

Fax. + 354 481-1696

Main attractions

Main attractions

  • Swimming pool (500m to 1km)
  • Aquarium (Less than 500m)
  • Folk museum (Less than 500m)

See the full list of attractions



We recieved a tremendous upgrade to a hotel room, which was a delight to us. Highly appreciated!


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Theunis Sjoerd,

Mon 24 Jun 2019

Rien à ajouter


Avatar for JP


Thu 06 Jul 2017

The place was great - clean, comfortable, nice room. And the staff were amazingly friendly, helpful and nice!! Could not have asked for more. They gave us tips on a great hike up to the top of the local volcano.


Avatar for Carlos


Thu 16 Mar 2017

Reception staff very friendly and helpful. Gorgeous breakfast is available in adjoining Hotel Vestmannaeyjar. Price may more expensive but with twin rooms and small sizes dorms and the added comforts of bed made up and towels supplied and you might even get a fabulous view from your room like I did - price for me was well worth it. Hotel so well located, close to everything, with volcanic Eldfell as its backdrop.


Avatar for Joan


Mon 27 Feb 2017

What a friendly, welcoming place! Owners of the attached hotel could not have been more helpful. Undergoing some upgrading when we visited and will be even better in the near future when showers etc are finished. Kitchen and bedrooms are high standard. In heart of Heimaey and easy walking distance of Eldfell, Helgafell and stunning coastal scenery.


Avatar for WILLIAM


Wed 21 Sep 2016


Around the hostel

Around the hostel

Nearby attractions

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

Getting to us

Flights between Reykjavík and Vestmannaeyjar. Flights between Bakki and Vestmannaeyjar.
Vestmannaeyjar Harbour 4-5 times daily ferries from and to Landeyjahöfn.
Alternate Transport
The hostel is located in the villages centre - in a walking distance from the harbor. At or near the Hostel.
Parking nearby.

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