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Reviews of Akureyri Backpackers

Hostel | Hafnarstræti 98, Akureyri, Iceland 600

90.3% Overall Rating

46 out of 48 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (10/08/2014)

Colleen Sullivan thinks…

"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…"

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Facilities

  • Bar
  • Credit cards accepted
  • Car Parking
  • Self-catering Facilities
  • No curfew
  • Secure lockers
  • Lounge area
  • Internet / Wi-Fi
  • Restaurant
  • Safety deposit
  • 24 hour hot showers
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Washing machines
  • Laundry service
  • Reception (limited hours)
  • BBQ area
  • Café
  • Common area / room
  • Communal kitchen
  • Outside area

Purchasable Extras

  • Breakfast USD 10.24
  • Linen USD 8.52
  • Towel USD 2.50

What's Included

  • Luggage Room

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.

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90.3%

Overall Rating

46 out of 48 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend 'Akureyri Backpackers'

Atmosphere
89.6%
Location
96.0%
Facilities
86.4%
Cleanliness
91.2%
Staff
90.4%
Value
87.2%
Safety
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97.1%
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Colleen Sullivan

With my spouse / partner

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

10 August 2014 Colleen would recommend this property

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.

100.0%
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Richard Miranda Marques

With friends / other travellers

City break
Sightseeing & culture

30 July 2014 Richard would recommend this property

Liked: clean, looked quite new

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

97.1%
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Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

21 July 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: A great kitchen for all to use. It is attached to the bar which has lots of people in with a great atmosphere. Rooms are clean, beds are comfy .

Disliked: It can be a little noisy if you have loud talkers next door! But this is no fault of the hostel...

97.1%
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Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 80%

Liam Gook

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
Events / festivals
Sightseeing & culture
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

10 July 2014 Liam would recommend this property

Liked: Clean and funky designed hostel with great staff.

Disliked: Liam left no negative feedback.

77.1%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 80% Facilities - 60% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 80%

Lucie Hazelgrove-Planel

With friends / other travellers

Family Holiday
Relaxation/spa
Sightseeing & culture
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

06 July 2014 Lucie would recommend this property

Liked: Great little reading nooks on each floor

Disliked: Only one cooking stove for the whole hostel! There was always a queue to cook...

100.0%
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Customer review

Alone

Sightseeing & culture
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

30 June 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: at ease instantly,great in house facilities and bar/food

Disliked: location of showers,but no big deal

82.9%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 60% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 100%

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Sightseeing & culture

06 May 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Very clean, right in the middle of the town

Disliked: LIttle noisy because of the noise coming from the street.

94.3%
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Customer review

With friends / other travellers

City break
Sightseeing & culture
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

11 April 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Great quirky atmosphere, friendly staff, great location - liked practically everything!

Disliked: The room itself could have had more character - it was a bit bare.

100.0%
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diego spandri

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

26 February 2014 diego would recommend this property

Liked: The place, the bar, the people

Disliked: everything was really good!

97.1%
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Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Margaret Lloyd

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

11 February 2014 Margaret would recommend this property

Liked: The staff were friendly and helpful.

Disliked: Margaret left no negative feedback.

100.0%
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Brenda Lawson

Alone

Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

29 January 2014 Brenda would recommend this property

Liked: location, price,friendliness, facilities

Disliked: facilities would be clearly inadequate if hostel was at full capacity, especially the kitchen.

91.4%
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Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year
Romantic getaway
Sightseeing & culture
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

17 January 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Super great location, wonderful cappuccinos downstairs.

Disliked: The fact that there was only one medium-sized table in the basement kitchen where people staying in the hostel can eat, and the nicer area on the first floor is reserved for clients from the bar (mostly locals). Seems like I'm getting screwed out of being able to sit in a nice chair after cooking a meal in a place for which I'm paying.

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David Tannahill

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

23 October 2013 David would recommend this property

Liked: Really neat

Disliked: Nothing

91.4%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 60%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

24 September 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Excellent location. Right in the city centre and there is a big free car park around the corner (long parking only allowed in the weekend and on weekdays overnight - during day on weekdays only one hour stay). Free wifi, kitchen, free welcome-drink.

Disliked: There were things that looked like lockers in the room, but you couldn't lock them.Even not with your own padlock.

80.0%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 80% Facilities - 60% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 80%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Sightseeing & culture
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

26 August 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The staff is very helpful and the location is great.

Disliked: There are no showers on the floor where the rooms are, one needs to go to the basement to take a shower.

91.4%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 100%

Adelheid Leopold

With friends / other travellers

Relaxation/spa
Sightseeing & culture
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

07 August 2013 Adelheid would recommend this property

Liked: Central location, friendly stuff and nice guest kitchen. Serve a welcome drink at the Bar (nice interior). It is possible to leave lugguge there for some days as well.

Disliked: To get to the showers you need to go down to the basement (passing almost reception area and the kitchen).

97.1%
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Dagmar Eibensteiner

As a family with children

Backpacking / gap year

27 July 2013 Dagmar would recommend this property

Liked: Staff is extraordinary kind and friendly

Disliked: Dagmar left no negative feedback.

77.1%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 60%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 60%

David Smith

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

10 July 2013 David would recommend this property

Liked: free sauna

Disliked: David left no negative feedback.

85.7%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 80% Facilities - 80% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 60%

Chantal Patton

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

01 July 2013 Chantal would recommend this property

Liked: It's also a cafe and bar and that whole area has a really nice vibe. It was also a very clean hostel and the staff were friendly and helpful.

Disliked: Paying extra for bed linen is quite frustrating, but it's standard in Iceland

71.4%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 60% Facilities - 60% Safety - 80%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 60%

Karen Toft

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

16 June 2013 Karen would recommend this property

Liked: Good atmosphere, plenty of space for socialising but can easily find a quiet place too.

Disliked: Showers on the ground floor is a bit of a hassle as you have to walk through the cafe to them but its not too much of a problem

100.0%
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Iuliia Lytvyn

Alone

Sightseeing & culture
Work / volunteering

14 June 2013 Iuliia would recommend this property

Liked: __

Disliked: __

100.0%
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Anna-Louise Jones

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

28 January 2013 Anna-Louise would recommend this property

Liked: We had a bit of a misadventure where we got stuck in akureyri with our rental car. Staff were very supportive and friendly and helped us out a lot. Food was excellent, received a (in our opinion) a well deserved free drink! Bedding was comfortable, warm room and extra security with tags to enter doors (even into shower room!)

Disliked: To be honest I cannot fault this place at all

77.1%
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Location - 100% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 60%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Sightseeing & culture

30 October 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Didnt like the fact you had to go all the way to the ground floor to shower, suggest they have one on each floor, everyhting else was good.

Disliked: Showers on ground floor

97.1%
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Jeanault Lasnier

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

14 October 2012 Jeanault would recommend this property

Liked: Great locarion,good setup, good coffee and a free beer on arrival

Disliked: Street noise, but it is downtown, so catch 22

91.4%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 40% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
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Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Beach / sunbathing
Partying / nightlife
Sightseeing & culture
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities
Work / volunteering

27 September 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Location, kitchen is brand new

Disliked: Staff weren't very helpful when it came to booking excursions and there service at the bar was pretty poor also