About

This is HI Iceland

HI Iceland is a non-profit membership organisation established in 1939. The organisation is a member of Hostelling International, a worldwide network of 3300 hostels spared across 89 countries. Our Hostels fulfil the international assured standards for HI Hostels. That means you can rely on consistent level of services and facilities wherever you stay.
 
Since its inception the organisation's main goal has been to promote and encourage people of all ages to travel and to increase their knowledge and appreciation of nature and culture. To this end, HI Iceland operates the following programmes:
 
  • 34 hostels around the country with over 1100 beds. Loft Hostel in Reykjavík, Reykjavík City Hostel, Reykjavík Downtown Hostel and Borgarnes Hostel are owned and run by HI Iceland; other hostels are privately owned, but in close cooperation with HI Iceland through standard co-operation agreements.
  • Information centre for domestic and foreign hostels.
  • Management of a travel agency that takes care of bookings for Icelandic hostels, renting cars and offering a variety of tours around Reykjavík and to different parts of the country.
  • Operation of the Reykjavík Campsite. The Campsite is open all year with approximately 35.000 overnights.
  • The organisation has worked diligently since its foundation on promoting environmental issues which have since the year 2003 been a mainstay of the organisation's quality.

 

 

 

 

 

Mission & Values

HI Iceland is a non-profit membership organisation established in 1939. The organisation is a member of Hostelling International, a worldwide network of 4000+ hostels in 80 countries with approximately 35 million overnights a year worldwide. Our Hostels fulfil the international standard for HI Hostels.

Since its inception the organisation's main goal has been to promote and encourage people of all ages to travel and to increase their knowledge and appreciation of nature and culture. 

 

 

 

 

Meet the people

HI Iceland Main Office

Aðalheiður E. Ásmundsdóttir
Internet Marketing Manager
adalheidur (at) hostel.is
+354 575 6716
Vésteinn Benediktsson
Finance Director
vesteinn (at) hostel.is
+354 575 6702
Ágústa S. Ágústsdóttir
HR Manager
hr (at) hostel.is
+354 899 4428
Bylgja Björgvinsdóttir
Accountant
bylgja (at) hostel.is
+354 575 6709
Eleonore Ranstam
Booking Agent
eleonore (at) hostel.is
+354 575 6706
Guðný Skúladóttir
Booking Agent
gudny (at) hostel.is
+354 575 6711
Harpa Jóhannsdóttir
Booking Manager
harpa (at) hostel.is
+354 552 8384
Helena W. Óladóttir
Quality & Sustainability Manager
helena (at) hostel.is
+354 693 2948
Kristi Strik
Booking Agent
kristi (at) hostel.is
Kristín Guðmundsdóttir
Booking Manager
kristing (at) hostel.is
+354 575 6710
Ragnhildur Ragnarsdóttir
Office Manager
ragnhildur (at) hostel.is
+354 575 6704
Sigríður Ólafsdóttir
Director of Operations
sirra (at) hostel.is
Tinna Hrund Gunnarsdóttir
Project Manager, Booking
tinna (at) hostel.is
Þorsteinn Jóhannesson
CEO
thorsteinn (at) hostel.is
+354 575 6701

Reykjavík HI Hostels and Borgarnes HI Hostel

Eva Hlín Alfreðsdóttir
Reception Manager -
Borgarnes HI Hostel
borgarnes@hostel.is
Erla Dóra Gísladóttir
Reception Manager -
Reykjavík City HI Hostel
erla (at) hostel.is
Thomas Banakas
Reception Manager -
Reykjavík Downtown HI Hostel
thomas (at) hostel.is
Rakel Sif Haraldssdóttir
Reception Manager -
Reykjavík Loft HI Hostel
rakel (at) hostel.is