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1 room, 2 adults

Hafnarstræti Hostel, Akureyri

2-star2 stars
Hafnarstræti 99-101, Akureyri, 0600, Iceland

In the heart of Akureyri
  • Free WiFi
  • Collect stampsYou can collect® Rewards stamps here
  • What can I say that I haven’t already said. This place was amazing! The beds were awesome…Oct 25, 2019
  • The capsule experience was unique and while at first I thought it might be a bit…Sep 30, 2019

Hafnarstræti Hostel, Akureyri

from $66
  • Single Room
  • Double Room

What’s around Hafnarstræti Hostel, Akureyri


  • In City Center
  • North Iceland Marketing Office - 1 min walk
  • Akureyri Church - 2 min walk
  • Akureyri Botanical Garden - 10 min walk
  • Arctic Botanical Gardens (Lystigardurinn) - 12 min walk
  • Jon Sveinsson Museum - 18 min walk
  • University of Akureyri - 21 min walk
  • Hlidarfjall - 5.4 mi / 8.7 km

Getting around

  • Akureyri (AEY) - 14 min drive

At a glance

Key facts


  • 62 rooms


  • Check-in time 4 PM-9:00 PM
  • Check-out time is 11 AM
The front desk is open daily from 7 AM - 9:30 PM. To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property ahead of time using the information on the booking confirmation. If you are planning to arrive after 9:00 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation. Guests must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges

  • Government-issued photo ID may be required

  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Travelling with others


  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms



  • Free nearby parking

Payment types at the property

  • Cash

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

At the hostel

Food and drink
  • Buffet breakfast daily (surcharge)
  • Microwave in a common area
  • Refrigerator in a common area
Things to do
  • Billiards or pool table
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Concierge services
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Elevator
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Terrace
  • Braille or raised signage
  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
Languages Spoken
  • English

In the room

Things to enjoy
  • Number of living rooms 1
  • Separate sitting area
Freshen up
  • Shared bathroom
  • Rainfall showerhead
  • Shower only
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer (on request)
Be entertained
  • 32-inch flat-screen TV
Stay connected
  • Free WiFi
Food and drink
  • Refrigerator (on request)
  • Microwave (on request)
  • Cookware, dishware, and utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Housekeeping - once per stay
  • In-room safe
  • Shared accommodations

Hafnarstræti Hostel, Akureyri’s small print

Also known as

  • Hafnarstræti Hostel Akureyri
  • Hafnarstræti Akureyri
  • Hafnarstræti
  • Hafnarstræti Hostel Akureyri
  • Hafnarstræti Hostel Hostel/Backpacker accommodation
  • Hafnarstræti Hostel Hostel/Backpacker accommodation Akureyri

Optional extras

Buffet breakfast is offered for an extra charge of ISK 8 per person (approximately)

We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.

FAQs for Hafnarstræti Hostel, Akureyri

  • Does Hafnarstræti Hostel offer free cancellation for a full refund?
    Yes, Hafnarstræti Hostel does have fully refundable rooms available to book on our site, which can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
  • Are pets allowed at Hafnarstræti Hostel?
    Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
  • What are the check-in and check-out times at Hafnarstræti Hostel?
    You can check in from 4 PM to 9:00 PM. Check-out time is 11 AM.

Recent reviews

Superb 9.2 From 69 reviews

Exceptional 10.0
Best place to stay in Akureyri
The couple who runs the hostel was warm and welcoming. Breakfast was great, the sleeping pods were not only unique but functional. Best night sleep of my trip there, best location in Akureyri.
William, us2 night business trip
Very Good 8.0
The staff was friendly, showed you how to use the capsule controls, and where everything was. There was a shocking amount of privacy for a hostel. If you are looking for many people to talk to I would go to another hostel. This one is quiet. If you are looking for a quiet break and a little privacy this is the place to go. You can have the best of both worlds and go across the street to the bar/hostel have a drink chat n go to back to your capsule for a quiet star trek like fortress of solitude. The kitchen is clean and stocked with the usual equipment. Breakfast is included and pretty good.
Susanne, us2 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
Very interesting experience. Nice hotel and good location. Breakfast is included.
us1 night romance trip
Exceptional 10.0
Excellent Stay in the Center of Akureyri
This is a clean and new feeling hostel in the center of Akureyri. Service was extremely good, with friendly staff. It's great to be in a hostel setting but still have a pod that creates a good sense of privacy. The bathrooms were clean and in good order. Breakfast was tasty as well. If there is one bad thing that I could say, it would be that this hostel is not as social as the Akureyri Backpackers across the street. However, it was easy to pop over there to get a cheap (for Iceland) beer and meet some new people. The hostel is central to everything in town, and provides a great base to get out and explore Northern Iceland. Notes: The hostel is on the second floor of a retail building with some sports stores. Go to the back of the hallway and up the stairs to reception. Remember that you can park at the Hof building at all times for free, and it is maybe a 5 minute walk from the hostel. This is one of my favorite hostels I've been in, and I would not hesitate to stay again.
CJ, us1 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
excellent stay the double pod was really comfortable and quiet the hosts were patient and friendly breakfast plentiful the salmon a suprise treat highly recomended
john gerard, ie4 night trip
Very Good 8.0
Weird experience but good price and great location
Great breakfast. clean facilities. friendly staff. weird pods :) not my cup of tea.
ca2 night romance trip
Exceptional 10.0
Great hostel!
Short but sweet. A great hostel to stop in for a night or two for a bit of fun. It feels a little like you are on a movie when you are in secluded little pod. The pods are comfortable and fit out with a tv for entertainment. The breakfast was great, a large spread and generous servings. Thanks for having us!
Jessie, au1 night romance trip
Exceptional 10.0
magnus, au2 night trip with friends
Exceptional 10.0
Space age pods giving you privacy in a hostel - just like your own little hotel room. Access to the upper pods was easy - more like stairs than a ladder. Friendly staff. Got a personal orientation on check in. Large communal kitchen with huge cool room. Individual bathrooms were modern, clean and spacious, again privacy in a hostel. Best breakfast spread I have ever seen in Europe (the brownies were divine). Locating the entry to the hostel might have been a bit trickier, had I not had a preview on street view.
Simone, au1 night trip

Hafnarstræti Hostel, Akureyri

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