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Austurvegur 28
GPS: 63° 56,216'N, 20° 59,631'W
Tel:  (+354) 660-6999 / 482-1600

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Selfoss hostel is conveniently located by road no. 1 and a perfect stop for those who are travelling inland to Gullfoss and Geysir or the highlands. It's also the only hostel in Iceland that has both a hot tub and a hammock!


Selfoss Hostel is in an old remodelled house in the centre of town. It has 1-4 persons rooms without private facilities, well equipped guest kitchen and laundromat for guests. The patio is a great place to sit down and relax with a nice cup of coffee and write those postcards.

Breakfast is served at the Hostel, you can also purchase a take-away lunchbox and coffee and cakes at the Hostel’s café. The receptionists are a fountain of knowledge and can assist you with your questions, as well as booking daytours in the area.

Selfoss is a lovely town of around 6.000 inhabitants situated in the south of Iceland. It is conveniently located by road no. 1, a perfect stop for those who are travelling inland to Gullfoss and Geysir or the highlands, for those who want to explore the south shore or those continuing onwards on the main road. The municipal swimming pool is great, with several hot tubs, sauna and a slide.

The town is on the banks of Ölfusá river and an evening walk on the riverbanks is a great idea, and if you are into golf there is a nice 9 hole course on the outskirts of town. Mt Ingólfsfjall is close by and makes for a good hike, you will be rewarded with a magnificent view over the plains of South Iceland to the mountains in the north and east and all the way to the Westman Islands off the coast. In town you can also visit the Art Museum and the church, which has beautiful stained glass windows.


The reception is open for check in between 16:00-20:00 during the summer (May 15 - September 15) and 16:00-18:00 during the winter. After opening hours staff can be reached by ringing the doorbell.


Opening times:  Open all year

Next hostels

Gaulverjaskóli 14 km (ca. 10 min)  Eyrarbakki  13 km (ca 10 min) - Laugarvatn 40 km (ca. 30 min)  


Distance from Reykjavík:

58 km (ca. 45 min)

 - Discounts and concessions available   
 - Common room(s)   
 - Games room
 - Family rooms available
 - Laundry facilities
 - Individual traveller welcome
 - Hostel open 24h
 - Cycle rental available at or near the hostel
 - Luggage Store
 - Sheets for hire
 - Internet access
 - Non smoking room/area
 - Lift
 - Credit card accepted
 - Basic store available at or near the hostel
 - TV room
 - Café/Bar
 - Garden
 - Self-catering kitchen
 - Meals available
 - Playground
 - Groups welcome
 - Currency exchange at or near hostel

 - BBQ

 - Suitable for wheelchair users      




Bed Capacity

Beds per room: bedicon1 bedicon2 bedicon3 bedicon5 Total
Number of rooms: 3 13 8 1 57


Bus: Daily buses from Reykjavik to Selfoss many times per day.
Parking: At or near hostel.
Location: The Selfoss hostel is located by the main street


If you are thirsty for some group activities, paintball might be the thing for you. Only a few minutes from Selfoss you will find a fully equipped paintball and laser tag field.

Swimming Pool

The Selfoss swimming pool is favored by many and is conveniently located in a walking distance from the hostel.

Latest blockbusters

On a rainy day you might want to enjoy some indoor activities. Luckilly for you, Selfoss offers a fully equipped movie theater in the heart of town.

Mountain biking

A local company in Selfoss offers guided mountain biking tours for just about anyone.

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