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South Central

Blesastaðir 3
801 Selfoss
GPS: 63° 59' 17.012" N     20° 33' 58.815" W 
Tel: (+354) 663-4666

Hostel Details

HI Hostel located on the Golden Circle route

The hostel is located at Blesastaðir in a quiet and beautiful surrounding, but still close to the whirlpool of tourists passing through the Golden Circle area, Þjórsárdalur and Landmannalaugar.


In 1983, Ingibjörg - a former farmer and midwife - built a residential home at Blesastadir. It was considered special at that time, not least because Ingibjörg was 65 years old and had recently stopped farming at Blesastadir after her husband died. Ingibjörg had dreamt about building a home for the elderly and providing them with a cosy and home-like environment. In over 33 years, over two hundred individuals had their home at Blesastadir. Many came for a short rest while others stayed for a longer period of time. Much has changed in the past thirty years regarding conditions and regulations for elderly care in Iceland. Large organisations are increasingly taking over from small households.


South Central HI Hostel offers various accommodation: beds in shared dorm rooms, private rooms with shared bathroom, and a private apartment with up to six available beds.

Guests have access to a lounge with a TV, wireless high speed internet, patio and a guest kitchen.

A hot tub is accessible in consultation with the supervisor.

Breakfast is served between 8:00 and 10:00. 


Today, we welcome travellers from around the world to stay at South Central HI Hostel. Our dream is for our guests to enjoy our facilities and the beautiful environment around us in the company of other travellers, and of course to bring home some good memories.


Opening times

Opening times (over the year): All year around. Check-in from 14:00 - 23:00. 

Next Hostels

Selfoss 40 km (ca. 30 min) - Gaulverjaskóli 54 km (ca. 40 min)  - Árnes 46 km (ca. 35 min)


Distance from Reykjavík:

93 km (ca. 1 hour 5 min)

 - Family rooms available   
 - Free Wi Fi
 - Suitable for wheelchair users
 - TV room
 - Hostel open 24h
 - Meals available

 - Hot tub
 - Individual traveller welcome
 - Self-catering kitchen
 - Luggage Storage

 - Groups welcome
 - Non smoking room/area

 - Common room(s)
  - Garden
- Playground

  - BBQ
 - Laundry facilities
  - Terrace/patio



Bed Capacity


Beds per room:
bedicon2 bedicon6

Number of rooms:
7 1


The website shows the right bus to choose depending on where you are travelling from. Choose Brautarholt, 801 Selfoss as a destination when travelling to South Central HI Hostel since that is the nearest bus stop according to the bus map.
At or near hostel
Self-drive is the most common way to travel in Iceland. GPS coordinates for South Central Hostel at Blesastaðir 63.98700279  -20.55027315

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