Hostels in Iceland

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Why stay in a hostel in Iceland?

For those traveling on a budget or solo backpacking, there are many nice hostels in Iceland to choose from. Enjoy the shared facilities, socialize and swap travel tips with like-minded travelers as you explore this amazing country. Some hostels even offer a choice between staying in a multi-bed dorm or having a more private room for a slightly increased rate. Iceland’s hostels come in all shapes and sizes, but all have one thing in common, they’re never too far from Iceland’s incredible nature.

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What are the best hostels in Iceland?

KEX Hostel is a lively and popular hostel, located in the city center of Reykjavik. It's affordable to stay and a great way to meet other people, travelers and locals alike, as it is a popular nightlife destination and regularly has great live music. The hostel has mixed dormitories of varying sizes, including a six-bed room exclusively for women. KEX hostel has a rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars from 1,767 reviews.

Another trendy and affordable hostel in Reykjavik is Bus Hostel. It takes its name from being a meeting point for many bus companies, therefore making it super easy to catch a tour of natural wonders in the Icelandic countryside. There's a 24-hour desk and it's located just a stroll from the downtown area. It has a rating of 4.2 out of 5 stars from 920 reviews.

If you are traveling to East Iceland, the best hostel in the region is TeHusid Hostel. Located in the biggest town of the East, Egilsstadir, it's a short drive away from attractions such as Lake Lagarfljot and the geothermal Vok Baths. It has the option for private rooms, as well as traditional dormitory rooms with multiple beds. Inside the hostel there is a trendy bar, and a karaoke lounge for those not afraid to sing. Tehusid Hostel has a rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars from 190 reviews.

What are the advantages of staying in a hostel in Iceland?

Staying in a hostel is perfect for solo backpackers or those who want a budget option when it comes to accommodations. If you're coming to Iceland to explore natural wonders and immerse yourself in the culture, there's no need to spend all your budget on where you rest your head. Aside from that, you can meet like-minded travelers from around the world at hostels and exchange travel tips.

What is the best hostel in Akureyri, Iceland?

The best hostel to stay at in Akureyri is the Hafnarstraeti Hostel. It is the perfect option for travelers on a budget in Iceland's 'Capital of the North.' Unique to Iceland, it is a Japanese-style capsule hotel with single or double capsules in a mixed dormitory. The hostel is located right in the center of Akureyri, so there's a short distance to all the main attractions in the town. It has a rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars, with 192 reviews.

What is the best hostel in Vik, Iceland?

The best hostel to stay at in the village of Vik, on Iceland's south coast, is The Barn. A rustic yet modern hostel for budget travelers that want to stay somewhere affordable and chic. It's located just a 10-minute drive from the village, meaning it's great for viewing the northern lights in the winter as it is away from light pollution. It's also close to the Reynisfjara black sand beach and the Reynisdrangar sea stacks. It has a variety of lodgings, from an 8-bed dormitory to double rooms for couples that want privacy.

Do hostels in Iceland have a kitchen?

Most hostels in Iceland have a communal kitchen where you can keep your food or cook your meals while traveling the country. It is a great budget option to save money on food, so you can spend more money on tours and exploring the country.

Do hostels in Iceland provide breakfast?

Most hostels in Iceland have breakfast guests can enjoy to start off the day. Whether it's included in the booking or if you need to pay additionally depends on the hostel. Make sure to read the description of the hostel you are looking to book, to see if they offer breakfast and if it's complimentary or extra.

Do hostels in Iceland offer parking?

Some hostels in Iceland offer parking, but it depends mostly on the hostel's location. The hostels that are located in the Icelandic countryside or outside of city centers will definitely offer free parking for guests. However, in the city centers of Reykjavik and Akureyri, parking is harder to come by, so the hostels do not always offer parking.