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Stórholt 1, Akureyri, 603, Iceland

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A family-owned hostel where the passion is to welcome travellers from all over the world and make them feel comfortable and to enjoy their stay.

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Akureyri Hostel

Hostel Akureyri

Hostelling International

Welcome to our hostel

Akureyri HI Hostel and Cottages welcomes you to a modern accommodation centrally located in Akureyri, capital of the north.

For over 50 years the same family has been welcoming travelers from all over the world. Providing guests with great hospitality and friendly atmosphere, where guests can relax and recharge for their journey around Iceland. We enjoy sharing our knowledge of the area with our guests and make their visit a great experience.

Located in a quiet residential area within walking distance of interesting places and the city center. It is the perfect base to stay at to explore all the beautiful areas around.

Private car parking on site.

The hostel offers a wide range of accommodation options, solo travellers, couples, friends, groups we have what you need.

Linen and towels are included in the price.


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 15:00 and 22:00
  • Please contact hostel if arriving after 20:00
  • Government-issued photo ID is required to check in.
  • 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
  • TV room
  • Terrace / patio


  • Suitable for wheelchair users

Food & Drink

  • Self-catering kitchen

Facilities - Internet Access

  • Wifi
  • WIFI Charges - Free

Facilities - In-Hostel Services

  • Car Parking at Hostel
  • Car Parking at Hostel Type - Free
  • Car Parking Nearby Distance - At or next to the hostel
  • Booking Centre for HI hostels worldwide
  • Conference Facilities
  • Lockers Available
  • Locker Type - In Room
  • Luggage Room Availability - Available during hostel reception times
  • Sports Equipment Storage
  • Travel / Tour Desk
Opening times

Opening times

Open from 11 Jan to 30 Nov

From 08:00 to 11:00
From 15:00 to 22:00

Get in touch

Get in touch

Tel. +354-894-4299

Main attractions

Main attractions

  • City Center (1 to 2km)
  • Supermarket and shopping center (At or next to the hostel)
  • Bakery (Less than 500m)

See the full list of attractions



Charming, family-run hostel. Recommended.


Avatar for Andrew


Tue 03 Dec 2019

Great value for a single room, even had a TV! I think disabled would have a problem as the kitchen is on the first floor (upstairs)


Avatar for John


Tue 29 Oct 2019

Probably the best hostel I have been to. New, modern decoration, clean, comfortable beds and pillows, big kitchen with everything you need and big dining room, nice bedroom (ours was a double with toilet ensuite), good heating, garden, parking, eventhough is not in the city center it is close to the main supermarket and a mall, great atmosphere. Highly recommended!


Avatar for Pedro


Fri 25 Oct 2019

Excellent facilities with a clean and comfortable room.


Avatar for Ellen


Thu 24 Oct 2019


Around the hostel

Around the hostel

Nearby attractions

  • Cinema (1 to 2km)
  • City Centre (1 to 2km)
  • Cycle trails (At or next to the hostel)
  • Golf course (2 to 3km)
  • Gym (500m - 1km)
  • Hiking / Walking trails (At or next to the hostel)
  • Local market (At or next to the hostel)
  • Mountainous Area (2 to 3km)
  • Museums / Art Galleries (1 to 2km)
  • Nightlife (1 to 2km)
  • Parks / Green Area (1 to 2km)
  • Restaurants (Less than 500m)
  • River / Harbour / Lake (500m to 1km)
  • Shopping area / Mall (Less than 500m)
  • Distance to Ski area (5 to 10km)
  • Swimming pool (500m - 1km)
  • Supermarket / Food store (At or next to the hostel)
  • Theatre (1 to 2km)
  • Wooded Area (3 to 5km)
Getting to us

Getting to us

Frequent connecting flights at least five daily between Reykjavík and Akureyri.
In summer there are two buses daily from Reykjavík to Akureyri and a bus every day from Egilsstaðir to Akureyri.
Akureyri harbour
At or near hostel
Sports & activities

Sports & activities

  • Basketball
  • Birdwatching
  • Canoeing
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hockey
  • Horse riding
  • Scuba / Snorkelling
  • Skateboarding
  • Ski / Snowboarding
  • Swimming
  • Volleyball
  • Walking / Hiking
  • Whale Watching

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