Hostels - More Than Just Accommodation


Although the main focus of the hostels is to provide a comfortable accommodation at an affordable price, a hostel is more than just a place to sleep. Each hostels is unique with its own history and charm, which helps making your stay at our hostels a truly enjoyable experience.


  • You can choose from Hostelling International Hostels (HI Hostels) around the country. For detailed information on each hostel see our map.

  • Budget accommodation with optional self service when traveling at minimum cost.

  • Each hostel is unique.

  • New hostels with modern facilities and old charming renovated hostels but all with a friendly and helpful service from the staff.

  • Ideal places for individuals, families and groups.

  • The hostels are open to people of all ages.


  • Mostly 2-6 bedded rooms.

  • All hostels, except Fljótsdalur hostel, offer 2-bedded rooms.

  • Duvets and pillows are always complimentary, just bring your own bed linen or rent it at the hostel.

  • You may use a sleeping bag if you prefer.

  • Bring your own towels and soap.

  • If you do not especially ask for a family or a private room you get a bed in a shared room with other people.

  • These hostels offer rooms with private bathrooms: Reykjavík City, Reykjavík Downtown, Loft Hostel, Laugarvatn, Grundarfjörður, Borgarnes, Akranes, Siglufjörður, Ytra Lón, Reyðarfjörður and Höfn. Other hostels offer only rooms with shared facilities.

Guest kitchens

  • Every hostel has a well equipped guest kitchen for individual cooking, at no extra cost.

  • Most hostels serve breakfast and some also dinner, lunch and packed lunch.

  • Dinner and lunch should be ordered in advance.


  • All hostels offer a variety of exciting activities at the hostels or in the neighborhood.

  • Rafting, angling, swimming, hiking, riding, and glacier tours are among activities on offer.

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