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Borgarnes HI Hostel

Borgarbraut 9-13, Borgarnes, 310, Iceland

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Overall Rating 93%

From 40 Reviews

Hostel rating (40)

Rating category Satisfaction percentage
Staff 93%
Cleanliness 93%
Location 92%
Security 95%
Service 93%
Comfort 90%
Green rating 93%

Low cost comfort. Ideally located with connection to north and west. Centrally located in Borgarnes.

  • Dorm
    From $36.51
  • Private
    From $103.45
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Borgarnes Hostel

Hostel Borgarnes

Hostelling International

Welcome to our hostel

Borgarnes HI Hostel is located 77km from the city centre of Reykjavík, in a town with many restaurants, cafés, museums and shops. The Skallagrímsgarður park and the sport centre of Borgarnes are close by and include a Thermal Spa with waterslides, jacuzzis and swimming pools.

At the hostel you can buy breakfast, Wi-Fi is available in all rooms and the common areas include a guest kitchen, Internet access and a living room with TV.

Borgarnes Hostel is an ideal location to get in touch with nature, with some of the pearls of Icelandic nature close by including the Snæfellsnes Glacier, Hraunfossar Waterfalls and Deildartunguhver Hot Springs, and Fljotstunga Lava Caves. There are also a great variety of outdoor activities on offer including hiking, fishing, bird watching, golfing, swimming and horse riding.


Prices are members' prices

Dorms - Per guest per night


Private - Per room per night


Important info

  • 24-hour check-in is not available
  • 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 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
  • TV room


  • Not suitable for wheelchair users

Food & Drink

  • Self-catering kitchen
  • Vending machine

Facilities - Internet Access

  • Wifi - Free

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 08:00 to 21:00
From 15:00 to 20:00

Get in touch

Get in touch

Tel. (+354) 437 1126

Main attractions

Main attractions

  • Settlement Centre (Less than 500 m)
  • Swimming pool, spa, hot tubes (Less than 500 m)
  • Glacier, waterfalls, hot springs, lava caves (More than 10km)

See the full list of attractions



wonderful staff and wonderful place: we came back 3times on our journey and have been welcomed so warmfully, we will definitely recommend it!


Avatar for marina


Tue 20 Feb 2018

Der Aufenthalt war sehr angenehm, die Räume sind gut durchdacht und sehr sauber. Verbesserungvorschläge wären Steckerleisten in den Dorms und Stöpsel für die Spülen, um ordentlich abwaschen zu können.


Avatar for Claudia


Fri 16 Feb 2018

The central heating system in Room 8 was very noisy.


Avatar for Andrea


Fri 09 Feb 2018

The staff were friendly enough, with Monica particularly helpful when I arrived. However, the free coffee and tea flasks had disappeared the second morning I was there, along with the television channels. The Siemens hobs were also impressive, but could do with some instructions for those not used to such modern compliances, or being shown how to use it by the staff - which would probably be difficult by one member of staff on duty if busy.


Avatar for Marc


Mon 29 Jan 2018


Around the hostel

Around the hostel

Nearby attractions

  • Amusement / Theme park (Less than 500m)
  • Beach (500m - 1km)
  • City Centre (500m - 1km)
  • Golf course (3 to 5km)
  • Gym (Less than 500m)
  • Hiking / Walking trails (Less than 500m)
  • Local market (500m - 1km)
  • Mountainous Area (3 to 5km)
  • Museums / Art Galleries (Less than 500m)
  • National / State Park (Less than 500m)
  • Parks / Green Area (Less than 500m)
  • Restaurants (Less than 500m)
  • River / Harbour / Lake (500m - 1km)
  • Shopping area / Mall (500m - 1km)
  • Swimming pool (Less than 500m)
  • Supermarket / Food store (500m - 1km)
Getting to us

Getting to us

Daily buses between Borgarnes and Reykjavík and Borgarnes and Akureyri. Daily buses to Snaefellsnes and the peninsula
Free parking by hostel

Sustainability initiatives


  • Energy saving lights
  • Renewable energy


  • Water savers in toilet

Sustainability labels

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