Akureyri Backpackers

Hafnarstraeti 98, Akureyri, Iceland, 600  show map
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Akureyri Backpackers


Off-site parking

Kitchen facilities

Shared kitchen

Air conditioning

Self-service laundry

Food/ Drinks

Bar/ Lounge area


Coffee shop

Ski facilities

Ski storage

Sports activities

Golf course



Akureyri Backpackers Hostel greets guests with a golf course, a sauna and a safety deposit box.

The center of Akureyri is about 10 minutes' walk away. The hostel is 5 minutes’ walk from Strikid offering dishes of American cuisine.

Akureyri airport is at a distance of 5 km.


This property comprises of 23 rooms. Fitted with heating, a laptop-compatible safe, a mini fridge bar, a personal computer and an iron with ironing board, the rooms provide beds with down pillows and linens. Guestrooms feature access to private bathrooms.

Eat & Drink

The property is appointed with a communal kitchen.


The hostel offers cars for rent.


Ski facilities include a ski storage room.


Wireless internet is available in the entire hostel for free.

Guest Parking

Public parking is possible at a location nearby for free.

Number of rooms:   23.

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  • Non-smoking property
  • Wi-Fi
  • Free parking
  • Off-site parking
  • Safe deposit box
  • Limited time reception
  • No pets allowed
  • Luggage storage
  • Locker room
  • Ski storage
  • ATM/Cash machine
  • Coffee shop

Sports & Fitness

  • Skiing
  • Golf course


  • Car rental
  • Self-service laundry
  • Tours/Ticket assistance
  • Newspaper service

Dining facilities

  • Paid breakfast
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/ Lounge area

Children's facilities

  • Cribs/ Baby cots

Leisure facilities

  • Sauna

Room view

  • City view

Room facilities

  • Heating
  • Dressing area
  • Terrace


  • Shared bathroom
  • Shower


  • Shared kitchen


  • Foam mattress

Room decor

  • Parquet floor



Check-in from 2 pm FREE
Check-out until 10 am FREE

Children and extra beds

Maximum capacity of extra beds in a room is 1. 


Pets are not allowed.

How to reach hostel

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Hostel Address:

Hafnarstraeti 98, Akureyri, Iceland, 600

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City Center
  • Akureyri
    3300 ft
  • Akureyri (AEY)
    1.6 mi
  • Strikid (cuisine: International)
    200 ft
  • Rub 23
    300 ft
Ski areas
  • Hlidarfjall Akureyri
    1.4 mi
Hostel information
  • Check-in:
    from  2 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  10 am
  • Number of rooms:

Rooms and availability

Shared Bathroom Shared Bathroom Twin Room
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    2 Single beds

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Room Description:

This room offers access to shared bathroom and kitchen facilities.

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What's nearby

Popular areas

  • City Center3000 ft

Places of interest

  • Hof - Cultural Center and Conference Hall700 ft

Local attractions

  • Hlidarfjall Akureyri1.4 mi
  • Safnasafnid The Folk and Outsider Art Museum 4.7 mi
    Svalbarosstrond Svalbarosstrond
  • The Aviation Museum 2.1 mi
  • Christmas Garden7.0 mi

Near the hostel

  • Arctic Botanical Gardens (Lystigardurinn)2500 ft
    Eyrarlandsvegur 3

    Restaurants nearby

    • Strikid200 ft

      Address: Skipagata 14
      Phone: +354 462 7100

      71% likes this, based on 146 reviews
      Cuisine: International
      Price Range: USD 17 - USD 85

    • Hamborgarafabrikkan100 ft

      Address: Hafnarstraeti 87-89
      Phone: +3545757575

      69% likes this, based on 16 reviews
      Cuisine: American
      Price Range: USD 13 - USD 19

    • Bautinn300 ft

      Address: Hafnarstraeti 92

      62% likes this, based on 162 reviews

    • Rub 23300 ft

      Address: Kaupvangsstraeti 6
      Phone: 4622223

      72% likes this, based on 160 reviews

    • Curry Hut100 ft

      Address: Hafnarstraeti 100b

      60% likes this, based on 22 reviews
      Cuisine: Indian

    Hostel information
    • Check-in:
      from  2 pm
    • Check-out:
      until  10 am
    • Number of rooms:
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    Akureyri Backpackers Reviews

    Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at Akureyri Backpackers

    Average guest rating

    8.6out of 10
    Based on 42 reviews

    Guest reviews

    • Group of friends

      Very nice place to stay - stuff was very friendly - the prices were really good

    • Single

      I loved it there. The location is excellent, right in the middle of down- town Akureyri. The best bars(mini-clubs) are just next door to it, but as soon as you close the windows, you don't hear a thing. So it's a great choice whether you like to go out or go to sleep early. The security is amazing, which is important for me as a female-solo- traveller. No only does the door to the rooms lock, but the floor is also locked, so there shouldn't be anyone on your floor unless they also have a room there. Plus there are lockers inside the rooms, where you can keep your valuables safe. This is the cleanest hostel I have ever stayed in, but is also incredible comfy. The staff is very helpful and nice and I met some really fun people as well. For the price I paid I didn't really have huge expectations, kinda figured that as long as I had a bed of some sort to sleep in I'd be good, but Akureyri Backpackers is so much better than anything I hoped for. I have been to hotels and paid 6x the price I paid there and not been nearly as comfortable. I'm telling all my friends about this and they're seriously considering staying there if they ever go to Akureyri. Don't even think about going someplace else. Akureyri Backpackers is the best choice you can make, and you can use the money you save compared to other places and shop or do something really adventurous you couldn't afford before.

    • Group of friends

      New, clean facility with a large lounge area for meeting other travelers. Homey, comfortable atmosphere. Very clean throughout.

      Our room was on the 4th floor (walk-up) and showers were in the basement. Guest kitchen was tiny for the number of rooms. Most of the staff were wonderful but several were indifferent to the point of rudeness.

    • Single

      LOcation, cleanliness and the ambiance.

      No real problem but the corridors are a little noisy as they are bare floor boards and so the noise of people coming and going reverberates.

    • Couple

      One of the best backpackers hostel in which I ever have been. It was very centric, in the main shoping street. It is an old and very well restaured building with new big rooms (they seem new). We slept in a big and confortable bed. The restrooms are clean and nice but you need to know that all the showers are in the basement and you can be hosted in the 4th floor.The kitchen is big and very well equipped. All has a great decoration. Great value for low budget

      All the showers are in the basement and you can be hosted in the 4th floor

    • Group of friends

      Very modern, clean, not noisy

      I was on the 4th floor and the showers are in the basement

    • Couple

      Very friendly and well located!! I strongly recommend this hostel to everyone!! Nice staff offers the visitor a drink/beer upon their arrival!!

    • Couple

      Cleaning of room and facilities Location (center of the city)

    • Group of friends

      Stylish, super-modern inside, located in the old, traditional building in a very center, next door to the bus station. Very clean. You can either use a superbly equipped kitchen to prepare your own food or to order the simple meal in the old-style cafe downstairs. Optional breakfast is a big comfort. For Icelandic conditions the price for the room is good, for European standards is fair

    • Single

      I stayed in Akureyri only for one night, but everything was just fine for me: the room was ok, there were plenty of toilets and showers, the kitchen was quite big and well-equipped (they even have stickers that you can use to label your food when you store it in the fridge!) and the atmosphere was warm and nice. There's a computer available for the guests and you can use it for 20 min, which is reasonable. The outside of the building looks great as well! The staff I came in contact with was helpful and polite. Before I got there I had to change my booking and I must say that they were very quick and attentive when it came to replying by email. They had also provided me with all the necessary instructions in case I should arrive later than their ordinary check-in time. It's just a short walk from the bus station and maybe 3 km from the domestic airport.

      Nothing in particular

    • Couple

      Rooms new, big and clean. Neat bathrooms and showers. Everything is new and clean. Although booking stated we would have to rent the bed lined it was already included with the price. Paid breakfast is not very complete but you have a separate kitchen to cook your own meals. Fantastic.

    • Group of friends

      Room was clean, modern and comfortable. Nice reception area. Fresh home baked bread for breakfast. Free drink!

      Should be at least one shower per floor.

    • Group of friends

      Exellent for the price! Great location, clean &comfy.

    • Group of friends

      Staff was awesome - friendly and willing to provide advice on food and fun in Akureyri. There's a sauna! Free drink on check.

    • Group of friends

      Really modern and great atmosphere, as well as very clean.

      Showers are in the basement, and you have to walk past main entrance to get there

    How to reach hostel

    hostel Akureyri Backpackers Akureyri location
    Show big map »

    Hostel Address:

    Hafnarstraeti 98, Akureyri, Iceland, 600

    Get directions
    City Center
    • Akureyri
      3300 ft
    • Akureyri (AEY)
      1.6 mi
    • Strikid (cuisine: International)
      200 ft
    • Rub 23
      300 ft
    Ski areas
    • Hlidarfjall Akureyri
      1.4 mi
    Hostel information
    • Check-in:
      from  2 pm
    • Check-out:
      until  10 am
    • Number of rooms: