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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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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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292 reviews 292 reviews
58 hotel reviews
427 helpful votes 427 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Staying at Akureyri Backpackers was a great experience. It is a true gem and probably one of the best hostels we have stayed in. It is spotlessly clean, beautifully decorated and very welcoming. We stayed on the top floor and liked the atmospheric velux windows in our room. Our sleep quality was brilliant, too. The kitchen is spacious and well... More 

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Saddle Brook, New Jersey
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4 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stayed for three nights in a 6-bed room. Clean, welcoming, staff was excellent. Pub downstairs was great; best veggie burger I've ever had. Nice beer selection. Outside got a bit noisy after hours but that's expected with a hostel. Rooms were pretty quiet though. Location is great. I'll definitely stay here again. Only weird thing was the showers being downstairs... More 

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30 reviews 30 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

Really enjoyed our couple nights here. The bed was divine (we were in a double room (my mum and I). It was a little loud at times but understandable being a hostel. The pub downstairs was nice and relaxing.

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Hong Kong
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25 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

The hostel is just located in the ciy centre and just 7-8 mintues to the airport, it costs you under ISK2000 by taxi. Room is clean and quiet, we do appreciate the cleanliness everywhere in the hostel even the shower and kitchen.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

I stayed here for one evening and it was great value for money. When you arrive, you are offered a drinks voucher and the bar, although not that cheap, has a great feel to it. I would highly recommend here as the staff seem very willing to help and the facilities are good quality.

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Wakefield, United Kingdom
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 via mobile

A very clean hostel, great location and the staff are all very friendly and really helpful. After nearly 30 years of staying in hostels, Akureyri Backpackers would rank in my top three. Give it a try you won't be disappointed!

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San Francisco, California, United States
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

I've stayed in a few hostels over the years and this is the best one by far. Very clean. Great staff. Very family friendly. Excellent restaurant. Very very nice and well-run self-catering kitchen with a big table for guests to sit at and trade stories. I saw a lot of people cooking full meals in the kitchen. Plenty of fridge... More 

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Mexico City, Mexico
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

The best thing about this hostel are the showers, they are amazing, and it also has a sauna. The hostel is clean and very sociable. The only thing that I didn't like so much is the kitchen, because it only has one for the whole building, and it was usually crowded.

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Chicago, Illinois
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6 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

We stayed here for New Years. Akureyri is so much fun to be in with the bonfire and insane fireworks display. While the cafe and front desk were closed down due to the holiday, I can say this is one of the cleanest hostels I've ever seen, from the showers to the rooms to the kitchen, and the service was... More 

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Wales
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17 hotel reviews
56 helpful votes 56 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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