Seyðisfjörður HI hostel- Hafaldan Old hospital

Hafaldan is located in the towns centre in the historic old hospital. The building has been under constant renovation for the last few years and is without a doubt one of Iceland’s most charming hostels with beautiful interior design and attention to detail. The hostel offers great common facilities, self-catering kitchen with everything needed for preparing a good meal. The newest pride is the little "SPA" where guests can enjoy a sauna and relax after a busy day of sightseeing. The hostel offers a variety of different rooms both with private & shared bathroom and is ideal for families, couples, group of friends or individual travelers who prefer the classic dorm bed.

If you like to feel inspired by beautiful design, meet people & share experiences... then the Old Hospital hostel is your spot in Seyðisfjörður

In the area:

  • Visit the Skaftfell Center for Visual Art, a space for events, exhibitions and artists' residencies.
  • Experiment with your voice at Tvísöngur, a sound sculpture overlooking the town. The concrete domes creative a unique resonance with reference to Icelandic folk music and myths.
  • An hours drive away is Hengifoss with its unquie red clay surroundings, as well as Litlanesfoss waterfall with it‘s basalt columns.
  • Vök baths and spa is a short drive away. It is the largest spa in the area and has geothermal pools that site in the middle lake Urriðavatn.


At HI Iceland, we strive to meet and exceed the standards expected of us as a leader in sustainable travel. We take an active role in promoting sustainability within our community and we lead by example, and by good actions and practices in our operation.

  • Cots Available
  • Eco friendly
  • Electric car charger
  • Family rooms
  • Free WiFi
  • Kitchen
  • Laundry (fees apply)
  • Linen included
  • Personal Power Outlets & Bed Light
  • Sauna