Akureyri Backpackers Reviews
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Very nice and cosy hostel. Rooms are big and clean. Good showers and they have a sauna! Big plus in freezing Iceland. The only downside is that they have a cafe/restaurant open to the public, I particularly do not like it in hostels.
Friendly staff, knowledgeable, accommodating. Clean hostel, lots of partying on the weekends. Shower in the basement, but very large and clean. Decent kitchen area, small-ish, same with dining area by kitchen. Reception area has a nice outdoorsy feel. Bathrooms clean on each floor, good door locks, god sized sinks. Was snowed in for 3 days and can only do excursions if there is a min. amount of people going. I played on my computer and walked around the small town, not much to see.
Very nice and cozy hostel. I felt right at home. The decor was modern and nice. Enjoyed the small bar downstairs. On the negative side, having to pay for linens is not acceptable. It was a little annoying to take your key whenever leaving the room (because the doors lock). The location was great-right downtown in Akureyri, but street noises kept me up.
- Novice Nomad
- Female, 18-24
- (1 review)
Many space you can hang out with other travelers. Staff is helpful!. No doubt I'll stay here again if I come back.
It's my third time staying in AK backpackers, and it is an excellent hostel. Everything else is nearly perfect, except for one thing that could have been better. The twin private room I booked, I was expecting a private bathroom/ shower, but indeed I had to go 4 floors down to shower. And the Internet doesn't really reach up to my room. The atmosphere is relaxed and friendly, very nice staff too. Kitchen was kept clean and good to use. All in all, good value for money.
- Novice Nomad
- Female, 25-30
- (1 review)
All in all very nice place, clean, etc. But: stayed there twice, and the first time the store across the street had the radio playing quite loudly through loudspeakers onto the street. Unfortunately they did this 24h, meaning not much sleep that night. On my 2nd try the radio was off (again day and night), so then my stay was flawless... Still, don't know which one is normal - reaction of staff didn't make this entirely clear to me.
Too many signs. We get it. We know to be respectful hostel goers.