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Akureyri Backpackers

Hafnarstraeti 98, Akureyri 600, Iceland
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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50 reviews 50 reviews
16 hotel reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

We arrived at approximately 10pm in the evening and were looking for a last minute place to stay. We found this hostel. The backpackers hostel staff were welcoming and check in was quick. We were given a shared dormitory - which was fine, a little small and obviously meant we had to be very quiet and respectful for the other... More 

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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Very clean with hot showers and welcoming helpful staff. Really suggest to bring your own sleeping bags and pillows as the rooms aren't 'hot' but comfortable so long as you remember to turn the heater on and off! Only mishap we had on our visit was two noisy tourists leaving very early in the morning and awakening everyone in the... More 

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The Hague, The Netherlands
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

Stayed in an 8 bed dorm which was very clean. Reception : personal, very friendly, knowlegeable,very helpful. Bed ok. Communal kitchen excellent ( clean, well equipped, leftovers available and very well organised ). Very clean toilets, washbasins, showers and toilets. Excellent smart doorlocks with codecards. Cosy cafe/restaurant at ground floor. Every bed with reading light. Two floors, no elevator. Center... More 

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Croatia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

Wonderful hostel in the center of Akureyri! Stayed only 1 day in June 2013., because of roundtrip along Iceland, but all 5 of us wished to stay much longer. Design of hostel (furniture, for example to point some, like seats from bus in lounge room, wooden barn doors in toilet, cute place to chill with coffee/tea/book on first floor, funny... More 

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East Falls, Pennsylvania, United States
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7 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

Stayed in private room with husband and two friends. Toilets very clean and on every floor. Shower in basement but that wasn't an issue for us at all. Very quiet. Had a great meal in the lobby. Unimpressed with breakfast but there are plenty of options on the street.

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Bristol
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6 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

Located In the middle of the centre, have their own bar and restaurant. I was stayed in a 8 beds share room and it's wide and clean.Nice showers with hairdryers and even sauna. Offering a complimentary drink voucher when you check in was a good surprise!

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

Nice environment, warm reception stuff and quality living quarters. Showers are amazing and it even has a sauna. Rooms can be really stuffy to sleep in. Sometimes I found myself struggling to breath even with the tiny window open.

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Łódź, Lodz, Poland
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18 reviews 18 reviews
11 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Pros: 1/ The combination of hostel and restaurant and a bar is really cool 2/ Hostel renovated, clean, well-organized 3/ Helpful service, of you are late they will leave you a warm welcome message with room directions 4/ Ideal spot if you are thinking about whale watching next morning Cons: 1/ No parking longer than 15min in front of hostel... More 

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Boeschepe, France
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

I was in this hostel for 10 days, and had a really fantastic stay. The hostel on itself is extremely cosy, especially the restaurant downstairs where there is a warm atmosphere, as well as the corridors upstairs (sounds maybe strange, but the wooden floor and the cosy coach in the end really make the difference)! Many people work here, like... More 

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Hobart, Australia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

Great place. So well designed, mixture of modern and rustic. Great security, modern electronic access. Good facilities, everything works. Kitchen with shared and private food locations. Overall the whole place is very clean. Reception closes with the bar, if you're arriving later tell them first. Reception can also offer advice and help with bookings for other places in Iceland.

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Address: Hafnarstraeti 98, Akureyri 600, Iceland
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Location: Iceland > Northeast Region > Akureyri
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Number of rooms: 23
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