Akureyri Backpackers

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Description

Summary

Category
Hostel
Location
Hafnarstræti 98 , Akureyri, Iceland
Free WIFI
Rated excellent
Check-in & out
14:00 / 10:00

Description

Akureyri Backpackers is a premier hostel in Akureyri, the capital of the North. Whether you are looking for a sociable dorm, private bunks for your group, or your own room, this budget accommodation is excellent for any North Iceland holiday.

​​Location & Nearby

Akureyri Backpackers is located in the heart of Akureyri, on one of the main streets of Hafnarstraeti. Nearby, you'll find restaurants, bars, supermarkets, souvenir shops, and several attractions.

The Akureyri Art Museum, where you can immerse yourself in the region's culture, is just 558 feet (170 meters) from the hostel. Directly opposite this building is the striking Akureyrarkirkja church, famous for its dramatic architecture and size.

Another breathtaking building in Akureyri, the Hof Cultural and Conference Center, is less than half a mile (550 meters) north. This site sits at Akureyri's beautiful harbor, where you can admire fantastic views of Eyjafjordur fjord and embark on whale-watching tours.

Eyjafjordur is home to many species that can be reliably spotted, the most common being humpback whales and white-beaked dolphins. Puffins frequent the waters in summer.

For those more interested in flora than fauna, the Akureyri Botanical Gardens is half a mile (900 meters) from Akureyri Backpackers.

Because it is the biggest town in North Iceland, Akureyri is the best place to embark on various tours, adventures, and sightseeing trips. Many of the region's operators can pick you up from the hostel to embark on these.

The Diamond Circle is particularly notable, as the sightseeing route covers a range of natural attractions. Godafoss and Dettifoss waterfalls, 21 miles (34 kilometers) and 94 miles (151 kilometers) along this route, are both breathtaking, with the latter being the most powerful waterfall in Europe.

You can also visit the beautiful Lake Myvatn area and its many geological wonders, 49 miles (78.5 kilometers) away.

For those who like adventure, horseback riding and rafting are popular North Iceland activities. For those eager to ski in Iceland, the Hlidarfjall ski slopes are 4.5 miles (7.5 kilometers) west of Akureyri Backpackers.

Facilities & Amenities

With 102 beds over three floors, Akureyri Backpackers has plenty of room for travelers. Those who want privacy can find double rooms, family rooms with a double bed and bunk bed, and rooms for up to six with a mix of bunk beds, single beds, and a double bed.

Deluxe doubles have more space and storage room.

Travelers on a budget or in larger groups can choose between four-bed, six-bed, and eight-bed bunks.

All guests share regularly maintained bathroom facilities that come with geothermal showers. There are also self-catering kitchens and breakfast buffets available each morning, allowing travelers to save money by eating at the hostel.

Akureyri Backpackers has an on-site cafe and bar, both of which have a sociable atmosphere. The sauna is another fantastic place to meet new people and unwind after a long day of travel.

You can book tours through the 24-hour front desk of this hostel and stay up-to-date with your contacts with the free Wi-Fi.

Why Choose Akureyri Backpackers?

Travelers on a budget and those looking for friendly accommodation when exploring North Iceland should book their stay at Akureyri Backpackers immediately. Check availability now by choosing a date.

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Room types

Room

Room size
13 m2
Accommodates
2 persons
Wi-Fi
Free
Bed options
Double

Room

Room size
13 m2
Accommodates
2 persons
Wi-Fi
Free
Bed options
Double

(6 guests)

Room size
16 m2
Accommodates
6 persons
Wi-Fi
Free
Bed options
2x Twin

(4 guests)

Room size
16 m2
Accommodates
4 persons
Wi-Fi
Free
Bed options
2x Twin

Apartment (Hafnarstræti 100)

Room size
45 m2
Accommodates
3 persons
Wi-Fi
Free
Bed options
Twin

Apartment 203 (Hafnarstræti 100)

Room size
47 m2
Accommodates
2 persons
Wi-Fi
Free
Bed options
Double

Facilities

Restaurant
Bar
24 hour front desk

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