While looking for a place to stay in Akureyri, I was a little concerned when I heard the word "hostel" after previous negative experience with this type of accommodation in another country. Yet this was one of the best places we've stayed in Iceland, and yet - also the cheapest one.
If you don't mind the shared facilities, the showers below the ground floor, and the basic rooms, this is a perfect place for your stay. The reception area and the bar felt very cozy in the rainy evening, and you get a welcome drink on your first night (I believe we could pick either a beer or coffee). The hostel appeared to be very well cared for, everything worked and was extremely clean, including the shared facilities. The shared kitchen was reasonably large, but may possibly be crowded during the high-season.
Sadly, the weather was less than ideal during our stay so we didn't get to see much of the town and simply moved on next morning. But I really liked the area and would love to spend more time in Akuryeri if I ever get a chance. I wouldn't hesitate and would pick Akuryeri Backpackers again.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Akureyri Backpackers hostel is a budged accommodation in Akureyri. The hostel is in down town Akureyri surrounded by restaurants and recreation. If you are looking for cheap accommodation or just to meet people you will be at the right place. ... more less
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