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Akureyri Backpackers

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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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a nice 3 nights here. Average sized rooms with a noticable older crowd (so noise level at night in the room was low and folks very considerate when coming in late/packing to leave early). Easy check-in process and the front "desk" is smack dab in the middle of the bar/restaurant, just be prepared if you are arriving late... More 

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West Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Friendly people - the food and beers was great. Nice place to eat and drink. The food and beers were not expensive, the food looked good and tasted fantastic. I would recommend this place to everyone.

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Medina, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This hostel was a great stop on our trek around Iceland. The price was good and the location was amazing. This hostel is right in the middle of the main downtown are and has tons of great restaurants and shops around it. The vibe is awesome and the bar was packed at night with a fun live singer. The rooms... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We scanned the breakfast buffet upon our arrival at this hostel eatery. There appeared to be a nice selection of items available - that is, until we paid and received plates. Every single item of interest was consumed in the intervening 3 minutes. When we asked if they would resupply the buffet so we could eat, we received a shrug... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

Front desk guy was a babe and super friendly! Cool atmosphere in the bar, they suggest other places for us to go when they shut down the bar at a reasonable hour so guests can sleep. I was only here for a night, but it was super clean and comfy, the bathrooms and showers were clean. I would definitely stay... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

We drunk here a coffee with a carrotcake. We can recommend the carrot cake, delicious!! After our whale watching trip in dalvik we came back for a burger and a beer. The backpacker burger is very good! Besides the good food, The atmosphere is great aswell.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

Akureyri BAckpackers is the perfect base to know the northern Iceland the staff is all at your disposition for give you nice advise, like the hot pot near by or the activities and site to see near Akureyri as the restaurants. The restaurant is really nice and you can test really nice dish made by the wonderful Aitor or the... More 

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Austin, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

I'm not an experienced hostel goer but Akureyri Backpackers was very nice! You could tell they take care of their historical building and have nice modern features. The bunk beds were a little small and pretty noisy and it was difficult to trust their strength. Also, in the summertime it's light all day so bar goers are outside your window... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

When I was visiting Iceland in early June I was so taken aback by the kindness of the hostel manager, Lena, I promised I would leave a review (something I rarely do). First of all, this hostel is flawlessly clean, well-kept, and cozy. The bar and restaurant downstairs is a great place to hang out and meet people, with great... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Pretty good place, good beer and brunch and the sauna is a nice touch....very central. Good for a hostel. Would ideally go for a private room if given the choice - but then I'm probably a bit too old to share! Service good.....free parking nearby at the weekends.

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