Quality and Environmental Standards

Hostelling International (HI) issues international quality standards which serve as basic requirements for HI Hostels around the world. The standards’ purpose is to ensure guests’wishes and expectations regarding the services and facilities provided are met, no matter wherein the world the guests are located.

HI Iceland is obligated to adapt the quality standards to conditions in Iceland and make sure thathostels which belong to the chain of HI Hostels fulfil the requirements regarding services andfacilities for guests. Exemptions from the standards can be made in special circumstances; this applies to small hostels in remote locations and these hostels shall be advertised especially in allpromotional material. See further the chapter about exemptions.

Furthermore, HI Hostels are required to adhere to all laws and regulations set by Icelandic authorities regarding lodging places, including building codes and regulations on health, firesafety, and workplace environment. The quality standards widely refer to public requirementsand regulations. If the requirements set by public regulations are higher than those in thequality standards, the public regulations shall be adhered to.

Changes to the quality standards shall be presented and discussed at the HI Iceland Annual Meeting but need to be approved by the Board of HI Iceland to be validated.  


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All three Reykjavík Hostels have been now recognized as GreenLeaders by Tripadvisor, successfully achieving the GOLD level.

       
HI_Iceland_green-accommodation-initiative  2015    

HI Iceland received the 3rd place in the Green Accommodation Initiative category from the Global Youth Travel Awards 2015 that is organized by the WYSE Travel Confederation.

       
A picture of the HI Quality Logo  2015    

Ósar Hostel was successfully certified as HI Quality Hostel. This Certificate is an official recognition by Hostelling International, of excellence in provision of service and hospitality.

       
   2014    

Sæberg HostelAkranes Hostel, Broddanes Hostel and Dalvik Hostel are successfully labelled  as Green Hostels.

       
   2014    

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

       
       
   2014    

Sæberg Hostel was successfully certified as HI Quality Hostel. This Certificate is an official recognition by Hostelling International, of excellence in provision of service and hospitality.

       
   Swan logo 2013   Loft Hostel got certified by the Nordic Ecolabel, The Swan. The Swan is the official Ecolabel of the Nordic countries and stands for running a successful Environmental Quality System.
       

2013  

Gaulverjaskóli Hostel, Reyðarfjörður Hostel, Vagnsstaðir Hostel and Vík Hostel were successfully labelled  as Green Hostels.


A picture of the HI Quality Logo 2011
  Akranes Hostel, Grundarfjörður Hostel and Bíldudalur hostel were successfully certified as HI Quality Hostels. This Certificate is an official recognition by Hostelling International, of excellence in provision of service and hospitality. 
       
kudungur 2010   The Reykjavík Hostels, Reykjavík City and Reykjavík Downtown, receive the environmental recognition of the Ministry for the Environment
       
Ferdaumhverfisverdlaun-2010-logo 2010   The Reykjavík Hostels, Reykjavík City and Reykjavík Downtown, receive the Icelandic Tourist Board Environmental Award 2010
       
 A picture of the HI Quality Logo 2010
  The Reykjavík Downtown Hostel was successfully certified as HI Quality Hostel. This Certificate is an official recognition by Hostelling International, of excellence in provision of service and hospitality.
       
A picture of the Swan Logo for Reykjavík Downtown hostel 2010 
  
Reykjavik Downtown Hostel got certificated by the Nordic Ecolabel, The Swan. The Swan is the official Ecolabel of the Nordic countries and stands for running a successful Environmental Quality System.




 
A picture of the HI Quality Logo
 2005
The Reykjavík City Hostel was successfully certified as HI Quality Hostel.  Reykjavik City Hostel became one of the first 12 Hostels around the World to receive this certification of Quality.




 A picture of the Swan Logo for Reykjavík City Hostel  2004
Reykjavik City Hostel got certificated by the Nordic Ecolabel, The Swan




  A picture of the logo from the Icelandic tourist board  2003
HI Iceland receives the Icelandic Tourist Board Environmental Award 2003
       
   2002
Reykjavík City Hostel received the yearly City of Reykjavík Environmental Award for its contribution to environmental program.

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