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Reviews of Akureyri Backpackers Akureyri Hostel

Hafnarstrati 98, Akureyri, Iceland

Atmosphere 95%

Cleanliness 93%

Facilities 91%

Location 99%

Safety 94%

Staff 92%

Value 90%

What's Included

  • Luggage Room

Facilities

  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Lockers
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • 24 Hour Security
  • Adaptors
  • 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
  • Washing machine
  • WiFi

Purchasable Extras

  • Breakfast 10.44USD
  • Linen 8.68USD
  • Towel 2.54USD

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 93%

Facilities 91%

Location 99%

Safety 94%

Staff 92%

Value 90%

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97% Overall Rating
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97% Overall Rating

Anonymous
31 Aug 2016

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
Sightseeing & culture

Age Range:
41+

Liked: Room was good size and very clean with toilet facilities nearby. Breakfast was good value for money. Hostel is situated in an excellent location and staff were friendly and helpful

Disliked: Showers were in the basement and this is a long way if you are located in a room on the fourth floor! Kitchen was basic with little workspace

Customer would recommend this property

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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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100% Overall Rating

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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100% Overall Rating

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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