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Akranes Hostel

Sudurgata 32, Akranes 300, Iceland
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Mike K Erie, Pennsylvania
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Erie, Pennsylvania
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The place was great! It was very small and close to the center of this small town. The rooms were clean and the kitchen was extremely well organized with mostly any tool or utensil necessary. The hostel was also very much about recycling and even had its own composting that was done behind the hostel. The hostess that managed the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Highly enjoyed our stay. They were very accommodating and incredibly friendly. There are many doors to different corridors which cut down on the noise considerably. Easy to find and they made great recommendations for us. Would certainly stay here again.

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Aarhus, Denmark
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015 via mobile

Even considdering that the hostel standard might be expected to be low, this place was stil a bit below average. We were the first guests to arrive that day, and found the kitchen full of dirty dishes, that later turned out to be left by the Young Girl looking after the place. Anyway, we manager to cook dinner with the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2013

Akranes Hostel accommodated my husband and I after our other hostel (Reykjavik Backpackers) was over booked and gave us a run around. The hostel is nice and very cute and clean. The host was so great and gave us lots of hike information for the area. Highly recommended :) After everything, my husband and I agreed that it ended up... More 

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Hamburg, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2013

The Hostel is located very close to the city centre of Akranes and is also close to the city centre of Reykjavik and the Þingvellir national park (good for Sightseeing trips). The Hostel is very clean and has very good fittings in facilities and information materials. My Host was very friendly and helpful. Finally a very good accommodation to stay... More 

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Kaiserslautern
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2013

I just came back from 2 awesome weeks of Iceland and I really need to rate and review this great hostel. From all hostels I stayed at in Iceland for 2 weeks, the Akranes hostel was simply the best! The old building of the former local pharmacy is bright and has a lot of windows, the rooms are furnished with... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2012

The very best in Akranes If you are looking for somewhere to stay in Akranes look no further than Hostel Akranes. Hostel Akranes provides very comfortable, clean accommodation with an extremely well equipped kitchen. The rooms are bright and modern with large photographs on the walls taken by a local photographer enhancing the decor. What makes Hostel Akranes extra special... More 

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Magnus O, Owner at Akranes Hostel, responded to this review

Dear Mrs. Seasonedtravelgirl I highly appreciate you taking time to review our Hostel. We have put a lot of effort in refurbishing the house to make it as convenient for our guest as possible. It is nice to experience that we are on the right track there. I thank you for mentioning my contribution sharing information about what to do... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2012

This is the best accommodation we stayed in for our two week holiday in Iceland. Large comfortable bedrooms, immaculate bathrooms and two kitchens. Plenty of lovely sun drenched sitting areas. Host is helpful and friendly. The position is excellent, close to beach and restaurants and supermarket.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2012

We stayed for 2 nights at Akranes Hostel. Such a great place to relax and plan trips to Snaefellsnes or the golden circle! Very nice hostel, clean rooms, comfortable living-room and best kitchens we've seen in Hostels. Over all very friendly staff knowing how to help in planning individual trips, everytime with a smile:-)

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2012

Probably the best value we found in iceland. Made a great home base for the end of our trip. Conveniently located in Akranes, near pool/hot tub/sauna facilities, as well as bakeries, museums, restaurants, grocery stores, and other sight seeing opportunities, all in lovely walking distance. As opposed to Reykjavik, Akranes has a more comfy feel. Plenty to wander about for... More 

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