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Reviews of Akureyri Backpackers Akureyri Hostel

Hafnarstrati 98, Akureyri, Iceland

Atmosphere 95%

Cleanliness 92%

Facilities 91%

Location 98%

Safety 93%

Staff 90%

Value 90%

What's Included

  • Luggage Room

Facilities

  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Lockers
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • 24 Hour Security
  • Adaptors
  • BBQ
  • Bar
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • Cafe
  • Common Room
  • Dryer
  • Free City Maps
  • Hair Dryers
  • Hot Showers
  • Internet Access
  • Key Card Access
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Linen Not Included
  • Luggage Storage
  • Meals available
  • Microwave
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Parking
  • Reading Light
  • Restaurant
  • Sauna
  • Tea/Coffee Making Facilities
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels for hire
  • Vending Machines
  • Washing machine
  • WiFi

Purchasable Extras

  • Breakfast 10.33USD
  • Linen 8.60USD
  • Towel 2.52USD

Important Information

FAMILY ROOMS are only for 2 adults and 1-2 children in the four bedded and 2 adults and 1-4 children in the six bedded.

Family rooms: max 2 adults

We have the right to cancel bookings made in relation to these that are outside this criteria.

Check-in / Check-out

Earliest check-in: 14:00

Latest Check-out: 10:00

Policies

  • Age Restriction
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • No Curfew
  • Non Smoking
  • Taxes Included

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Atmosphere 95%

Cleanliness 92%

Facilities 91%

Location 98%

Safety 93%

Staff 90%

Value 90%

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97% Overall Rating

Anonymous
14 Dec 2015

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Sightseeing & culture

Liked: Very clean and great services. You could not ask for a more central location

Disliked: It's very expensive to use the laundromat.

Customer would recommend this property

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Anonymous
10 Jul 2015

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year, Sightseeing & culture

Liked: Location, location, location

Customer would recommend this property

94% Overall Rating
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94% Overall Rating

Anonymous
04 Jun 2015

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Sightseeing & culture

Liked: It was centrally located, right in the center of town. It had a nice kitchen. It was clean and it had a sauna.

Disliked: The bar. I'm not a bar person. Also, the showers were two floors down, below the bar.

Customer would recommend this property

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Anonymous
28 May 2015

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Sightseeing & culture, Sports, adventure or outdoor activities, Visiting friends or family

Liked: This is pretty much the best hostel I've stayed in. The showers and sauna were great and it strikes a nice balance between having a lively bar and providing quieter spots to hide away with a book and a beer or cup of tea.

Disliked: Wasn't aware of the bedding policy so make sure you bring a sleeping bag. Also tea or coffee might have been nice to have in the kitchen for guests.

Customer would recommend this property

86% Overall Rating
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86% Overall Rating

Anonymous
10 May 2015

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year

Liked: NIce location, nice interior.

Disliked: bed sheets and linnen not included and was not mentioned. As a result of checking early and returning when reception was closed: no bed sheets to sleep wit. Helped myself with my jacket then.

Customer would recommend this property

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100% Overall Rating

Anonymous
24 Dec 2014

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Relaxation / spa

Liked: This is one of my favourite hostels. Everything about it is awesome. This is my second stay here both times over Christmas so it is quite empty, I guess in the summer with loads of people, the kitchen might be a bit small but akureyri has so many awesome places to eat at! Plus the pub in the hostel serves awesome food

Disliked: Nada

Customer would recommend this property

94% Overall Rating
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94% Overall Rating

Anonymous
02 Sep 2014

Travel Type:
With my spouse / partner

Trip Type:
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

Liked: In the basement theres also a bar . Sauna and clean showers. Electronic keys. Very secure. Great location.

Disliked: No spices in the guest kitchen. Expensive coffee at the bar. Bed were jaring a lot..

Customer would recommend this property

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100% Overall Rating

Anonymous
23 Aug 2014

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year, Sightseeing & culture

Liked: Staff very frendly and helpfulgreat sense of humourvery clean the restaurant area is fun and open to non residentsa lively hub

Disliked: NA

Customer would recommend this property

97% Overall Rating
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97% Overall Rating

Anonymous
07 Aug 2014

Travel Type:
With my spouse / partner

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year, Sightseeing & culture, Sports, adventure or outdoor activities, Visiting friends or family

Liked: Akureyri backpackers was a wonderful hostel. The staff were very friendly and helped us with finding things around town and in the surrounding area. The bar area is super cozy and warm -we ate a meal here, spent a night drinking here, and drank coffee here every morning! The kitchen facilities are wonderful, although it would have been great if they provided a few things like spices and oils. The beds were basic but comfy - one negative is that the lockers in the bedrooms didn't actually have locks, but Iceland is so safe that it hardly matters. We met a lot of really cool people from all over the world - I would definitely stay here again!

Disliked: The only negatives were the lack of locks in the bedroom lockers and the fact that the showers were in the basement.

Customer would recommend this property

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100% Overall Rating

Anonymous
17 Jul 2014

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
City break, Sightseeing & culture

Liked: clean, looked quite new

Disliked: quite popular so sometimes hard to get a table in the pub/restaurant :-)

Customer would recommend this property

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