The Akranes HI Hostel is an affordable, friendly, comfy place to stay in the town of Akranes, north of Reykjavik. Those on a budget looking to get off the beaten track will find it a unique and fantastic choice of accommodation.
Location & Nearby
The Akranes HI Hostel is located in what used to be the town’s pharmacy in the center of town. This puts it within easy walking distance of all services a traveler may need, such as groceries and tourist information. Even more can be found in Iceland’s capital, Reykjavik, which is a 50-minute drive south.
Despite being on the edge of a western peninsula, Akranes is still close to many major attractions. The historic town of Borgarnes, for example, is just 30 minutes north, and a further 30 minutes from there, you can reach the magnificent Snaefellsnes Peninsula. In just under an hour of traveling east, you can get to the first site of the world-famous Golden Circle sightseeing route, Thingvellir National Park.
Facilities & Amenities
Those on a budget will find the co-ed dorms a fantastic place to crash, although there are private rooms for those looking for a little more privacy, with either two, three, or four beds. All bathrooms are communal, as is the spacious self-catering kitchen. The building also boasts a TV room, a garden, and a common room.
Guests are welcome to use the free Wifi, free parking, and computers on site.
The style of the Akranes HI Hostel is comfy and eclectic and fosters a social atmosphere. As such, it is an excellent place for travelers, particularly solo travelers, who are eager to meet new people.
Why Choose Akranes HI Hostel?
The Akranes HI Hostel is a top choice for travelers through West Iceland, seeking affordability, convenience, and accessibility to the sites. Check availability by choosing a date.