Akureyri Backpackers

Hafnarstraeti 98, Akureyri, Iceland, 600show map
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Overview

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.

Rooms

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.

Services

The hostel offers cars for rent.

Relax

Ski facilities include a ski storage room.

Internet

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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Facilities
Wi-Fi
Parking

Off-site car park

Kitchen facilities

Shared kitchen

Air conditioning
Laundry
Food/ Drinks

Bar/ Lounge area

Restaurant

Snack bar

Ski facilities

Ski storage

Sports activities

Golf course

Skiing

Sports & Fitness

  • Skiing
  • Golf course

Services

  • Car rental
  • Laundry
  • Tours/Ticket assistance

Dining

  • Restaurant
  • Snack bar
  • Bar/ Lounge area
  • Packed lunches

Children

  • Board games
  • Children's menu

Facilities for people with disabilities

  • Toilet for disabled

Spa & Leisure

  • Night club
  • Sauna

Room view

  • City view

Room features

  • Heating
  • Terrace

Self-catering

  • Shared kitchen

Room decor

  • Parquet floor
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Good to know
Check-infrom 14:00-23:00FREECheck-outuntil 10 amFREE
Children & extra bedsAll children0 - 2 yearsCotFREE
PetsPets are not allowed.
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Location
  • Nearby
  • Restaurants
  • City landmarks
Hof - Cultural Center and Conference HallHof - Cultural Center and Conference Hall700 ft
PollurinnPollurinn3300 ft
Arctic Botanical Gardens (Lystigardurinn)Arctic Botanical Gardens (Lystigardurinn)2500 ftEyrarlandsvegur 3
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StrikidStrikid200 ftSkipagata 14
Rub 23Rub 23300 ftKaupvangsstraeti 6
HamborgarafabrikkanHamborgarafabrikkan100 ftHafnarstraeti 87-89
Curry HutCurry Hut100 ftHafnarstraeti 100b
BautinnBautinn300 ftHafnarstraeti 92
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Hlidarfjall AkureyriHlidarfjall Akureyri1.4 mi
The Aviation Museum The Aviation Museum 2.1 miAkur
Safnasafnid The Folk and Outsider Art Museum Safnasafnid The Folk and Outsider Art Museum 4.7 miSvalbarosstrond Svalbarosstrond
Christmas GardenChristmas Garden7.0 mi
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Getting around
Airports
Akureyri (AEY)1.6 mi
Husavik (HZK)26.5 mi
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Reviews
8.6
SuperbBased on  40  reviews
  • 9.6
    Exceptional

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

  • 10.0
    Exceptional

    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.

  • 8.2
    Fabulous

    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.

  • 10.0
    Exceptional

    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.

  • 9.2
    Superb

    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

  • 9.2
    Superb

    Very modern, clean, not noisy

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

  • 8.8
    Superb

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

  • 7.4
    Very good

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

  • 8.4
    Superb

    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

  • 7.8
    Fabulous

    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

  • 9.6
    Exceptional

    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.

  • 8.2
    Fabulous

    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.

  • 9.6
    Exceptional

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

  • 10.0
    Exceptional

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

  • 9.4
    Exceptional

    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

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Good to know
Check-infrom 14:00-23:00FREECheck-outuntil 10 amFREE
Children & extra bedsAll children0 - 2 yearsCotFREE
PetsPets are not allowed.
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Getting around
Airports
Akureyri (AEY)1.6 mi
Husavik (HZK)26.5 mi
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