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Reykjavik Hostels - Best in the world.

Loft hostel and Reykjavik Downtown hostel both in Reykjavik have been awarded Best hostels in the world 2014 by Hostelling International. 


Hostel-Hopping im Wunderland

A wonderful story from a German journalist Kerstin Hellberg about her travels in West, South and South East part of Iceland in the summer 2014. 


Season´s Greetings from HI Iceland

Hostelling International Iceland  wishes everybody a happy holiday season and a wonderful new year.


Sæberg Hostel has been internationally recognised for high quality

Sæberg Hostel was successfully certified as a HI Quality Light Hostel, thereby confirming that the hostel fulfils HI’s strict quality standards.


HI Iceland brochure 2015

The Hostelling International Iceland brochure for the year 2015 is out.


September newsletter is out

We just sent out the September issue of our Newsletter


Intense seismic activity at Bárðarbunga volcano

The National Commissioner of Police and the District Commissioner of Police at Hvolsvöllur and Húsavík have declared a Civil Protection Uncertainty phase due to unrest in Bárðabunga that started 16 August.


Loft Hostel - First in the world to receive HI Quality & Sustainability certification

Loft Hostel in Reykjavik, became the first ever HI Quality & Sustainability certified hostel after conducted a pilot audit and marked a historical milestone.



Hostelling International introduce again the Big Blog Exchange competition

Hostelling International introduce again this year the Big Blog Exchange competition,  run by Hostelling International, where bloggers from all over the world competed for a trip to a foreign country.


HI Iceland‘s Head Office received the HI-Quality certification

HI-Iceland Borgartún Office has been awarded  the HI-Quality Office certification for following a quality management system in daily processes.

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