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Sudurgata 32, Akranes 300, Iceland
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Akranes Hostel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2013
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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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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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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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 via mobile

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 via mobile

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2012

Great location, nice and confortable rooms. I highly recommend this place.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2012

We stayed here one night and found the hostel very clean and friendly. All you need is here for cooking washing and relaxing but apart frorm the bakery which is nearby its a bit short on convience shop nr by if your are needing to stock up, but saying that its not a big town really. It can be a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2012

We experienced a high degree of comfort and hospitality in Iceland, but this was one of the very best. We strongly recommend it, and would have no hesitation in arranging to come and stay here another time. It is central but quiet, and there is a lovely atmosphere inside. As well as very well-equipped kitchens and a cheerful, light dining... More 

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Address: Sudurgata 32, Akranes 300, Iceland
Location: Iceland > West Region > Akranes
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 9
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