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8.4Excellent

45 reviews

45 reviews

Location 9.2
Service 8.5
Cleanliness 8.4
Room comfort and quality 8.2
Value for money 8.1
Facilities 7.5
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9.2Exceptional

Location rating score

Exceptional location
Closest landmarks
Linda Ola - Studio & Gallery
30 m
Akureyri Art Museum
160 m
Flora, Akureyri
160 m
Akureyrarkirkja
190 m
Systur & Makar
220 m

Akureyri Backpackers

Hafnarstræti 98, Akureyri City Center, Akureyri, Iceland, 600 - See map

Conveniently situated in the Akureyri City Center part of Akureyri, this property puts you close to attractions and interesting dining options.

Highlights

Check-in/out [private]

Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

Sauna

Bar

Fishing

Facilities

Car park

Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

Luggage storage

Cash withdrawal

Check-in/out [private]

Sauna

Game room

Bar

Value for money8.1
Location rating9.2

Rooms available at Akureyri Backpackers

Excellent
Room comfort & quality

8.2

Deluxe Double Room
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  • Room size: 13 m²/140 ft²
  • Shower
  • 1 queen bed
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Bed in 4-Bed Mixed Dormitory Room
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  • Room size: 13 m²/140 ft²
  • Shower
  • 1 bunk bed
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Bed in 8-Bed Mixed Dormitory Room
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  • Room size: 16 m²/172 ft²
  • City view
  • 1 bunk bed
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Bed in 6-Bed Mixed Dormitory Room
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  • Room size: 16 m²/172 ft²
  • Shower
  • 1 bunk bed
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Double Room
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  • Room size: 13 m²/140 ft²
  • Shower
  • 1 queen bed
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Family Room (2 Adults + 4 Children)
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  • Room size: 16 m²/172 ft²
  • Shower
  • 1 double bed and 2 bunk bed...
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One-Bedroom Apartment
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  • Room size: 45 m²/484 ft²
  • Balcony/terrace
  • 2 single beds & 1 sofa bed
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Family Room (2 Adults + 2 Children)
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  • Room size: 16 m²/172 ft²
  • Shower
  • 1 queen bed and 1 bunk bed
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1 Bed in 6-Bed standard dormitory room
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  • Room size: 16 m²/172 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 1 bunk bed
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1 Bed in 4-Bed standard dormitory room
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  • Room size: 12 m²/129 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 1 bunk bed
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Frequently asked questions

What sort of non-water sports and outdoor activities are available at Akureyri Backpackers?

Akureyri Backpackers features a large selection of non-water sport and outdoor activities such as skiing, horse riding, hiking trails, and golf course (within 3 km) for any sports lover to take full advantage of while staying here.

Does Akureyri Backpackers provide laundry services?

Yes! Akureyri Backpackers provides laundry service at your discretion and even hot water linen and laundry washing for whenever you need your favorite outfits clean and fresh all throughout your vacation. Please contact the property for more information.

Are there ATM on-site at Akureyri Backpackers?

Absolutely! The benefits of staying at Akureyri Backpackers include an on-site ATM, providing travelers with easy access point for cash withdrawal and remaining worry-free throughout your holiday.

What attractions are close by Akureyri Backpackers that are in walking range?

While remaining at Akureyri Backpackers, start off your holiday by checking out the closest points of interest that are within walking distance to the property which include Akureyri Art Museum, Flora, Akureyri, and Akureyrarkirkja.

How long do guests usually stay at Akureyri Backpackers?

Verified past guests that have stayed at Akureyri Backpackers had an average nightly stay of 2 nights at this property.

What do visitors like most about Akureyri Backpackers?

Verified guests that stayed at Akureyri Backpackers have given this property a rating of 9.244 for its remarkable location as the major highlight for their stay.

What is the verified guest review consensus about Akureyri Backpackers's view?

78.0% of our verified customer reviews have given a positive review and remarks about this property's view. You can look up on more detailed customer reviews, and comments for Akureyri Backpackers down in the review section.

What is the verified guest review consensus about Akureyri Backpackers's pet services?

75.0% of our past visitor ratings have given a positive review and comments about this property's pet services. You can look up on more detailed customer reviews, and comments for Akureyri Backpackers down in the review section.

What is the average rating that verified Families with young children have given to Akureyri Backpackers?

Verified families with young children that have stayed at this property have given Akureyri Backpackers an average rating of 7.8. You can look up more comprehensive customer ratings and comments by filtering for a specific type of verified travelers down in the review section.

What is the typical rating that past Families with older children have given to Akureyri Backpackers?

Verified families with older children that have stayed at this property have given Akureyri Backpackers an average rating of 8.6. You can look into more comprehensive customer assessments and remarks by filtering for a specific type of verified travelers down in the review section.

What is the typical rating that past Group travelers have given to Akureyri Backpackers?

Past group travelers that have stayed at this property have given Akureyri Backpackers an average rating of 8.3. You can look up more precise customer assessments and comments by filtering for a specific type of verified travelers down in the review section.

What do local travelers think about Akureyri Backpackers?

Past local visitors that have stayed at this property have given Akureyri Backpackers an average rating of 8.1. You can look up on more comprehensive customer evaluations, and comments for this property down in the review section.

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Experience Comfort and Adventure at Akureyri Backpackers

Welcome to Akureyri Backpackers, a charming hotel located in the heart of Akureyri, Iceland. With its convenient location and comfortable accommodations, this hotel is the perfect choice for travelers looking to explore the stunning landscapes and vibrant culture of this beautiful city. Check-in at Akureyri Backpackers begins at 02:00 PM, allowing guests to settle in and start their adventure in Akureyri. The friendly and attentive staff will be there to welcome you and ensure a smooth check-in process. If you need to check-out, the hotel kindly requests that you do so by 10:00 AM, giving you ample time to enjoy a leisurely breakfast or pack up before continuing your journey. Please note that while Akureyri Backpackers warmly welcomes guests of all ages, the hotel does have a child policy in place. Children are not allowed to stay free of charge, and there may be additional charges for their accommodation. We recommend contacting the hotel directly for more information on the specific charges and policies regarding children's stays. Akureyri Backpackers offers a range of comfortable rooms to suit every traveler's needs. Whether you're traveling solo, with a partner, or in a group, you'll find the perfect room to relax and unwind after a day of exploring. Each room is thoughtfully designed with modern amenities, ensuring a comfortable stay for all guests. Experience the perfect blend of comfort and adventure at Akureyri Backpackers. Book your stay today and embark on an unforgettable journey in Akureyri, Iceland.

Unwind and Indulge in Akureyri Backpackers' Entertainment Facilities

At Akureyri Backpackers, you'll find a range of entertainment facilities that will ensure a memorable and enjoyable stay. Whether you're looking to socialize, relax, or have some fun, this hostel has got you covered. The bar at Akureyri Backpackers is the perfect place to unwind after a day of exploring. Grab a drink from the well-stocked bar and mingle with fellow travelers, sharing stories and making new friends. The cozy and inviting atmosphere of the bar makes it a popular gathering spot, where you can enjoy live music or simply relax with a book. For those seeking relaxation, the sauna at Akureyri Backpackers is a haven of tranquility. Step into the soothing heat and let the stress melt away as you rejuvenate your body and mind. It's the ideal way to unwind and recharge after a long day of sightseeing in the beautiful surroundings of Akureyri. If you're in the mood for some friendly competition, head to the games room. Challenge your fellow guests to a game of pool or table tennis, or try your hand at one of the board games available. The games room is a great place to bond with other travelers and create lasting memories. Additionally, the shared lounge/TV area provides a comfortable space to relax and catch up on your favorite shows or movies. Sink into the plush sofas, grab a snack from the vending machines, and enjoy some downtime as you connect with fellow guests. With its diverse range of entertainment facilities, Akureyri Backpackers offers something for everyone. Whether you're looking to socialize, relax, or have some fun, this hostel has everything you need to make your stay in Akureyri unforgettable.

Adventure Awaits at Akureyri Backpackers: Unleash Your Inner Sports Enthusiast

Nestled in the heart of the picturesque town of Akureyri, Iceland, Akureyri Backpackers is the ultimate destination for adventure seekers and sports enthusiasts. With an array of sports facilities and activities on offer, this charming hostel is the perfect base for exploring the stunning natural wonders that surround it. For those who love the thrill of the open water, Akureyri Backpackers offers fantastic opportunities for fishing, diving, and canoeing. Whether you're a seasoned angler or a beginner looking to cast your line for the first time, the hostel can arrange fishing trips to nearby rivers and lakes, where you can try your luck at catching salmon or trout. If you prefer to explore the underwater world, diving excursions can be organized to discover the mesmerizing marine life of Iceland's crystal-clear waters. Additionally, canoeing is a popular choice for those seeking a more tranquil experience, allowing you to paddle along the peaceful rivers and take in the breathtaking landscapes. For winter sports enthusiasts, Akureyri Backpackers is a haven for skiing and snowboarding. With its close proximity to some of Iceland's best ski resorts, guests have easy access to exhilarating slopes and breathtaking views. The hostel offers ski equipment rentals, ensuring that you have everything you need to hit the slopes. If you're a beginner or looking to improve your skills, ski lessons can also be arranged, allowing you to make the most of your time on the snow-covered mountains. If you prefer to explore the stunning landscapes on foot, Akureyri Backpackers is surrounded by a network of hiking trails that cater to all levels of experience. From gentle walks along the fjords to challenging hikes up the nearby mountains, there's something for everyone. The hostel can provide maps and guidance to help you make the most of your hiking adventure. To top it all off, horse riding is another popular activity in the area, and Akureyri Backpackers can arrange horse riding excursions for guests who want to experience the unique Icelandic horse breed. These sturdy and friendly horses are the perfect companions for exploring the breathtaking landscapes that Iceland has to offer. With its diverse range of sports facilities and activities, Akureyri Backpackers is the ultimate destination for adventure and sports enthusiasts. Whether you're seeking an adrenaline rush on the slopes, a peaceful canoeing trip, or a thrilling fishing expedition, this hostel has it all. So pack your bags, unleash your inner sports enthusiast, and embark on an unforgettable adventure at Akureyri Backpackers.

Convenience Facilities at Akureyri Backpackers: A Home Away from Home

At Akureyri Backpackers, we understand the importance of convenience during your travels. That's why we offer a range of facilities to ensure a comfortable and hassle-free stay. With our laundry service, you can easily refresh your clothes and keep them clean throughout your trip, allowing you to pack light and make the most of your adventures. Stay connected with our complimentary Wi-Fi, available not only in all rooms but also in public areas. Whether you need to catch up on work emails or share your travel experiences with friends and family, our reliable internet connection will keep you connected throughout your stay. We also provide luggage storage facilities, so you can explore Akureyri without the burden of carrying your bags. Whether you arrive early or have a late departure, you can safely store your belongings with us and make the most of your time in this charming Icelandic town. At Akureyri Backpackers, we strive to create a home away from home, where convenience is a top priority.

Convenient Transport Facilities at Akureyri Backpackers

At Akureyri Backpackers, we understand the importance of convenient and hassle-free transportation during your stay in Akureyri, Iceland. That's why we offer a range of transport facilities to ensure you have easy access to explore the stunning surroundings and attractions of the area. For those looking to join exciting tours and explore the breathtaking landscapes of Iceland, we provide convenient tour arrangements right at our doorstep. Our knowledgeable staff can help you book various tours, including whale watching, Northern Lights excursions, and hiking adventures, allowing you to make the most of your time in Akureyri. If you prefer to explore at your own pace, we also offer a car park facility, making it convenient for guests to park their vehicles securely during their stay. Additionally, we provide car hire services, allowing you to rent a car and have the freedom to discover the hidden gems of Akureyri and its surroundings at your own leisure. With our comprehensive transport facilities, including tour arrangements, car park, and car hire services, Akureyri Backpackers ensures that transportation is the least of your worries, allowing you to focus on creating unforgettable memories during your stay in Akureyri.





Delicious Dining at Akureyri Backpackers

Indulge in a culinary adventure at Akureyri Backpackers, where a delightful array of dining options await you. Start your day off right with a visit to our cozy coffee shop, where you can sip on a freshly brewed cup of coffee while enjoying the stunning views of Akureyri. Our baristas are skilled in the art of coffee-making, ensuring that each cup is a perfect blend of rich flavors and aromatic goodness. When hunger strikes, head over to our on-site restaurant, where you can savor a delectable selection of dishes inspired by Icelandic cuisine. Our talented chefs use locally sourced ingredients to create mouthwatering meals that will leave you wanting more. From traditional Icelandic delicacies to international favorites, our menu offers something to satisfy every palate. Whether you're grabbing a quick bite or enjoying a leisurely meal, our dining facilities at Akureyri Backpackers provide the perfect setting to relax and refuel. Experience the flavors of Iceland and make lasting memories at our coffee shop and restaurant.

Comfortable and Affordable Rooms at Akureyri Backpackers

Akureyri Backpackers offers a variety of room types to suit every traveler's needs. From cozy dormitory rooms to spacious apartments, there is something for everyone at this charming hostel in Akureyri, Iceland. For budget-conscious travelers, the dormitory rooms are a perfect choice. With options such as the 4-Bed Mixed Dormitory Room, 6-Bed Mixed Dormitory Room, and 8-Bed Mixed Dormitory Room, you can enjoy a comfortable stay while meeting fellow travelers from around the world. These rooms range from 13 to 16 square meters and feature a bunk bed for a good night's sleep. If you prefer a more private and intimate setting, the Deluxe Double Room and Double Room are ideal options. With a queen bed and a cozy atmosphere, these rooms provide a peaceful retreat after a day of exploring the beautiful surroundings of Akureyri. Both rooms are 13 square meters in size, ensuring a comfortable stay. For those seeking more space and independence, the One-Bedroom Apartment is the perfect choice. With 45 square meters of space, this apartment features two single beds and a sofa bed, making it suitable for small groups or families. Enjoy the convenience of a fully equipped kitchen and a separate living area, providing a home-away-from-home experience. Booking your stay at Akureyri Backpackers through Agoda ensures that you get the best prices and a hassle-free experience. With Agoda's competitive rates and user-friendly platform, you can easily find and book the perfect room for your stay in Akureyri. Don't miss out on the opportunity to enjoy comfortable and affordable accommodation at Akureyri Backpackers.

Explore the Vibrant Heart of Akureyri City Center

Nestled in the picturesque town of Akureyri, Iceland, Akureyri Backpackers offers the perfect base for exploring the vibrant heart of Akureyri City Center. With its prime location on Hafnarstræti, this trendy budget accommodation is surrounded by an array of attractions, shops, and restaurants, ensuring that guests have everything they need right at their doorstep. Step outside the doors of Akureyri Backpackers, and you'll find yourself immersed in the charm and energy of Akureyri City Center. Take a leisurely stroll along the bustling streets, lined with colorful buildings and adorned with stunning street art. Explore the local boutiques and souvenir shops, where you can find unique Icelandic treasures to bring back home. Indulge in the delicious flavors of Icelandic cuisine at the numerous restaurants and cafes scattered throughout the area, offering everything from traditional seafood dishes to international delicacies. For those seeking cultural experiences, Akureyri City Center is home to several museums and galleries. Visit the Akureyri Art Museum, housed in a beautifully restored building, and admire the impressive collection of contemporary and modern art. Explore the history and heritage of the region at the Akureyri Museum, where you can learn about the town's past through fascinating exhibits and artifacts. Nature enthusiasts will also find plenty to do in the surrounding area. Take a short walk to the waterfront and enjoy the stunning views of the Eyjafjörður fjord, surrounded by majestic mountains. Embark on a whale watching tour and get up close and personal with these magnificent creatures in their natural habitat. For those looking for adventure, the nearby hiking trails offer breathtaking landscapes and unforgettable experiences. Whether you're a culture vulture, a foodie, or an outdoor enthusiast, Akureyri City Center has something for everyone. And with Akureyri Backpackers as your base, you'll have easy access to all the excitement and attractions that this vibrant area has to offer.

Getting to Akureyri Backpackers from the Nearest Airports

Located in the heart of Akureyri City Center, Akureyri Backpackers is easily accessible from the nearest airports. The closest airport to the hostel is Akureyri Airport, which is only a short 10-minute drive away. Upon arrival, travelers can take a taxi or arrange for a shuttle service to reach the hostel conveniently. The journey from the airport to Akureyri Backpackers offers stunning views of the surrounding mountains and fjords, setting the stage for an unforgettable Icelandic adventure. Another option for reaching Akureyri Backpackers is through the larger Keflavik International Airport, located approximately 380 kilometers away. From Keflavik, travelers can either take a domestic flight to Akureyri Airport or opt for a scenic road trip. The drive from Keflavik to Akureyri takes around 4-5 hours, offering travelers a chance to explore Iceland's breathtaking landscapes along the way. Rental cars and private transfers are available at the airport, providing flexibility and convenience for those who prefer to drive themselves. Whether arriving at Akureyri Airport or Keflavik International Airport, getting to Akureyri Backpackers is a seamless experience. The hostel's central location in Akureyri City Center makes it a convenient base for exploring the charming town and its surrounding natural wonders. With its comfortable accommodations, friendly staff, and vibrant atmosphere, Akureyri Backpackers is the perfect starting point for an unforgettable Icelandic adventure.

Explore the Vibrant Surroundings of Akureyri Backpackers

Nestled in the heart of Akureyri, Iceland, Akureyri Backpackers offers a prime location for exploring the city's vibrant surroundings. Just a stone's throw away, you'll find the enchanting Public Park and Botanic Garden. This serene oasis is a haven for nature lovers, boasting lush greenery, colorful flowers, and tranquil walking paths. Take a leisurely stroll through the park, unwind on a bench, or simply bask in the beauty of the surrounding landscape. For those seeking adventure, Sulur, a majestic mountain overlooking Akureyri, beckons you to conquer its peaks. Lace up your hiking boots and embark on a thrilling trek to the summit, where breathtaking panoramic views await. As you ascend, be prepared to encounter stunning vistas of the city, fjords, and snow-capped mountains. Sulur offers an unforgettable experience for outdoor enthusiasts and photography enthusiasts alike. If you're in need of a refreshing dip, head over to the Akureyri Swimming Pool. This modern facility features geothermally heated pools, hot tubs, and a steam bath, providing the perfect opportunity to relax and rejuvenate. Whether you're looking to swim a few laps or simply unwind in the warm waters, the Akureyri Swimming Pool is a must-visit attraction. Immerse yourself in the rich cultural heritage of Akureyri by visiting Matthiasarhus, a beautifully restored timber house dating back to the early 20th century. This architectural gem now serves as a cultural center, hosting various exhibitions and events throughout the year. Marvel at the intricate details of the building's design and gain insights into the history and traditions of Akureyri. Nature enthusiasts will also delight in a visit to the Arctic Botanical Gardens (Lystigardurinn), home to a diverse collection of plants from Arctic regions around the world. Explore the meticulously landscaped gardens, discover unique flora, and learn about the fascinating adaptations of plants to extreme climates. These are just a few of the many landmarks and attractions that await you during your stay at Akureyri Backpackers. With its central location, you'll have easy access to Akureyri Junior College, Akureyrarvöllur, Akureyri Hospital, and Akureyri Art Museum, ensuring a memorable and immersive experience in this charming Icelandic city.





Indulge in a Culinary Adventure

When it comes to dining options, Akureyri Backpackers is surrounded by an array of fantastic restaurants that will satisfy any palate. Just a stone's throw away, you'll find Subway, Curry Hut, and Hlollabatar, offering delicious and convenient options for a quick bite. If you're in the mood for Italian cuisine, La Vita e Bella Ristorante is a must-visit, serving up authentic flavors and a cozy atmosphere. For those craving German delights, Berlin Akureyri is the place to be, with its hearty sausages and ice-cold beers. Te & Kaffi Akureyri is the perfect spot to relax and enjoy a cup of aromatic tea or coffee. If you're looking for a taste of Asian fusion, Pengs is the go-to place, with its innovative dishes and vibrant ambiance. For a more refined dining experience, head to 1862 Nordic Bistro, where you can indulge in a feast of Nordic flavors prepared with locally sourced ingredients. Kaffi Ilmur offers a charming setting to enjoy a cup of coffee or a light meal, while Rub 23 is a seafood lover's paradise, known for its mouthwatering sushi and grilled dishes. With such a diverse range of dining options just steps away from the hotel, your taste buds are in for a treat during your stay at Akureyri Backpackers.

Shop 'til You Drop in Akureyri

Located in the heart of Akureyri, Akureyri Backpackers is surrounded by a vibrant shopping scene that caters to all tastes and interests. Just a stone's throw away, you'll find Linda Ola - Studio & Gallery, a charming boutique where you can browse unique handmade jewelry and artwork. For those looking to add a touch of greenery to their lives, Flora is the perfect destination, offering a wide selection of plants, flowers, and gardening accessories. And if you're in the mood for some retail therapy, Systur & Makar is a must-visit, featuring a curated collection of trendy clothing, accessories, and home decor items. With these shopping landmarks right at your doorstep, you'll have plenty of opportunities to indulge in some well-deserved retail therapy during your stay at Akureyri Backpackers.

Affordable Accommodation at Akureyri Backpackers

Looking for budget-friendly accommodation in Akureyri, Iceland? Look no further than Akureyri Backpackers. With an average price of just $132 per room, this charming hostel offers a comfortable and affordable stay for travelers on a budget. Compared to the average price of a hotel room in Akureyri, which is $203, Akureyri Backpackers provides excellent value for money. At Akureyri Backpackers, you don't have to compromise on quality to save money. The hostel offers a range of room types to suit different needs and budgets, from dormitory-style rooms to private rooms with shared or en-suite bathrooms. The rooms are clean, cozy, and thoughtfully designed, ensuring a comfortable stay for every guest. Not only does Akureyri Backpackers offer affordable accommodation, but it also provides a great location in the heart of Akureyri. Situated within walking distance of popular attractions, restaurants, and shops, guests have easy access to everything this charming city has to offer. So, whether you're a solo traveler, a group of friends, or a family, Akureyri Backpackers is the perfect choice for a budget-friendly and enjoyable stay in Akureyri.

Perfect Location and Exceptional Cleanliness - Highly Recommended!

Akureyri Backpackers has received rave reviews from its satisfied customers, and it's easy to see why. One of the standout features of this hotel is its perfect location. Situated in the heart of Akureyri, Iceland's vibrant northern capital, guests have easy access to all the city has to offer. Whether it's exploring the charming streets, visiting local attractions, or enjoying the vibrant nightlife, everything is just a stone's throw away. With such a prime location, guests can make the most of their time in Akureyri without any hassle. In addition to its ideal location, Akureyri Backpackers is known for its exceptional cleanliness. Guests consistently praise the hotel for its immaculate rooms and common areas. The hotel's dedicated housekeeping staff ensures that every corner is spotless, creating a welcoming and comfortable environment for guests to relax in. Whether you're staying in a private room or a dormitory, you can rest assured that your accommodation will be pristine and well-maintained. The attention to detail in cleanliness is just one of the reasons why guests keep coming back to Akureyri Backpackers. With its perfect location and exceptional cleanliness, it's no wonder that Akureyri Backpackers comes highly recommended by its guests. Visitors to this vibrant city can trust that their stay at this hotel will be nothing short of exceptional. Whether you're a solo traveler looking to meet new people or a group of friends exploring Akureyri, Akureyri Backpackers is the perfect choice for a comfortable and enjoyable stay.

Exceptional Customer Ratings at Akureyri Backpackers

Akureyri Backpackers in Akureyri, Iceland, has consistently received exceptional customer ratings, making it a top choice for travelers seeking a memorable stay. With an overall rating of 8.2, this charming hostel has proven to exceed expectations in various aspects, ensuring a delightful experience for all guests. One of the standout features of Akureyri Backpackers is its exceptional staff performance, which has received a remarkable rating of 8.5. The dedicated and friendly staff members go above and beyond to ensure that guests feel welcome and well taken care of throughout their stay. Whether it's providing helpful local tips, assisting with travel arrangements, or simply engaging in pleasant conversations, the staff's commitment to excellent service truly sets this hostel apart. Another highlight of Akureyri Backpackers is its unbeatable location, earning a remarkable rating of 9.2. Situated in the heart of Akureyri, guests have easy access to the city's vibrant attractions, including shops, restaurants, and cultural landmarks. The hostel's prime location also allows for breathtaking views of the surrounding mountains and fjords, providing a picturesque backdrop for an unforgettable stay.

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Amenities and facilities

Very good
Facilities

7.5

Languages spoken
  • English
Internet access
  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!
  • Internet services
  • Wi-Fi in public areas
Things to do, ways to relax
  • Canoeing
  • Diving
  • Fishing
  • Game room
  • Hiking
  • Horseback riding
  • On-site entertainment
  • Sauna
  • Skiing
  • Ski lessons
  • Tours
Cleanliness and safety
  • Anti-viral cleaning products
  • Cashless payment service
  • First aid kit
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Hot water linen and laundry washing
  • Individually-wrapped food options
  • Physical distancing of at least 1 meter
  • Room sanitization opt-out available
  • Rooms sanitized between stays
  • Safe dining setup
  • Sanitized kitchen and tableware items
  • Staff trained in safety protocol
Dining, drinking, and snacking
  • Alternative meal arrangement
  • Bar
  • Coffee shop
  • Restaurants
  • Snack bar
Services and conveniences
  • Cash withdrawal
  • Elevator
  • Facilities for disabled guests
  • Heating in public area
  • Laundry service
  • Lockers
  • Luggage storage
  • Smoking area
  • Terrace
For the kids
  • Family room
Land sports
  • Golf course (within 3 km)
Access
  • CCTV in common areas
  • CCTV outside property
  • Check-in/out [private]
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Pets allowed
  • Safety/security feature
  • Security [24-hour]
  • Smoke alarms
Getting around
  • Car park [nearby]
  • Rental car
Sports equipment rental
  • Ski equipment rentals

Food and dining

Restaurants on site
Backpackers
  • Cuisine: American, European

Location

Hafnarstræti 98, Akureyri City Center, Akureyri, Iceland, 600
Exceptional
Location

9.2

Property policies

Children and extra beds

Extra beds are dependent on the room you choose. Please check the individual room capacity for more details.

All children are welcome.

Others
  • When booking more than 5 rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply.

Some helpful facts

Check-in/Check-out
  • Check-in from14:00
  • Check-out until10:00

Property announcements

A duvet, bed linen and towels are not included in the room rate. Guests can either rent it at the hostel or bring their own. Pillow, pillow sheet and a bed sheet are included. Please note children must be over 12 years and accompanied by a parent or guardian order to stay in the Dormitory rooms. When booking for more than 6 persons, different policies and additional supplements may apply.

Reviews of Akureyri Backpackers from real guests

8.4
Location9.2
Service8.5
Cleanliness8.4
Room comfort and quality8.2
Value for money8.1
Facilities7.5
High score for Akureyri
Rating
9+ Exceptional (13)
8-9 Excellent (7)
7-8 Very Good (3)
6-7 Good (2)
<6 Below Expectation (4)
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10.0
Exceptional
Man from Poland
Solo traveler
Bed in 8-Bed Mixed Dormitory Room
Stayed 4 nights in September 2021

Perfect ”

Perfect location, exceptionally clean, highly recommended

Reviewed September 26, 2021
10.0
Exceptional
Suet from Hong Kong SAR, China
Solo traveler
Bed in 8-Bed Mixed Dormitory Room
Stayed 2 nights in November 2014

Worthy, great location, friendly helpful staffs”

Location, Free Beer, Value

I was a female solo traveller with a big big suit case. Friendly staffs are helpful for tours. Great Location (actually Akureyri is a very small town!), there is a hot dog cafe right in the corner. the bad thing is that the bathroom in their basement... that was quite tired when I return to hostel from a northern light tour. very clean room, and bathroom.

Reviewed February 23, 2015
9.3
Exceptional
steven from United States
Solo traveler
Bed in 6-Bed Mixed Dormitory Room
Stayed 1 night in August 2013

Clean, simple hostel with a fun & friendly staff.”

Staff, cleanliness, lounge.

Great stay with minimal issues. The staff was incredibly friendly and always accessible. Akureyri is a very small town, so the lounge was a pretty buzzing and lively atmosphere.

Reviewed August 31, 2013
7.3
Very good
asako from Japan
Solo traveler
Stayed 1 night in October 2012

Good hotel ”

location

This hotel is close to city center. The rooms are clean. This is good hotel, i like to stay there.

Reviewed October 18, 2012
6.7
Good
Adiphol from Thailand
Couple
Bed in 8-Bed Mixed Dormitory Room
Stayed 1 night in October 2014

Perfect Place at City Center, but noisy at night.”

Location, Price and Internet Wifi

The location of the hotel is in the city center. But the room was a bit untidy and it was noisy from the street nearby the hotel.

Reviewed October 22, 2014
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