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Akureyri Backpackers Reviews

Hafnarstrati 98, Akureyri, Iceland

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244 Total Reviews
  • 89%Value For Money
  • 92%Security
  • 97%Location
  • 93%Staff
  • 94%Atmosphere
  • 96%Cleanliness
  • 88%Facilities

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It was a clean, laidback hostel with character. We mostly just slept there and didn't use the facilities much, but from what we saw it was clean, well maintained and functional. Would definitely stay again.


It was a very nice and cool hostel, the best place to stay in this little town.


Best place to stay in Akureyri as a backpacker! Excellent location and the staff is very helpful.


Loved the friendly staff. They gave us good tips and made us feel welcome! Would highly recommend this hostel :)


This place has a bar on the ground floor which makes it quite cool. The only thing is that we have to had downstairs for showers. Good thing that the showers were in very good conditions and cleanliness. Even has a Sauna room! Staff was very nice and friendly too.


Akureyri Backpackers was really great. The rooms were clean (top bunk had a bar across the middle, but I still could sleep), the showers were divine and it wasn't a big deal they were in the basement. The staff was very helpful in booking tours and giving advice about the little city. And the food is amazing. Good value for staying up north!


Lovely hostel in akureyri. Friendly staff and quite helpful with bookings as well.. Good value for money if traveling alone..


Very good value for money


In short - I would stay here again. Good location, nice rooms, cleaned daily and the bar makes some okay burgers (although pricey). They do charge extra for anything above a mattress (sheets etc), and the staff are a little hit and miss. The bar is open to anyone, so expect locals and loud late night jams to happen frequently- does make it a little difficult to meet people and the showers are through the bar which could be a little awkward for some. But other than that, really good!


Excellent hostel! We had a private room which was extremely clean. The bar downstairs is a great bonus. Yes, it sucks that the showers are in the basement and they're not the greatest but the hostel knows this and warns you in advance. The kitchen is well-equipped. We absolutely enjoyed our stay here!

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