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Backpackers Cafe

Hafnarstraeti 98, Akureyri 600, Iceland
+354 571 9050
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  • Excellent41%
  • Very good49%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“brunch” (11 reviews)
“potato wedges” (7 reviews)
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Bar, Cafe, European, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
Hafnarstraeti 98, Akureyri 600, Iceland
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Quite an impressive hostel with a very good restaurant and bar. We enjoyed a couple of burgers and beer here and had a great time talking with folks from around the world. The hostel itself was expensive by many standards but not too bad for...More

Thank neil f
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great drinks and fun atmosphere! We had a great experience visiting with some of the locals and the cider selection was delicious.

Thank Elsie S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went here for dinner, the place was full but we manage to get a table. The food, we hd burgers with different fillings, it was tasty and good for less money as in other restaurants.

Thank jezko9
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were in Akureyri for 4 nights and ate dinner here 3 times. They have happy hour from 5-7:00pm every day which is what brought us in the door the first time. Their menu had something for each of our varied tastes. Great smoked salmon...More

Thank Valerie R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place was fantastic, the fish was fresh, the meals were hearty, and we watched Iceland play Germany in soccer while we waited for our laundry to be done. The only place we could find in Akureyri to do our laundry during our two week...More

Thank Audra C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We ducked in here to get a beer and use the free wi-fi. What we got was a great, friendly service and a good experience. The food looked great if you are patient. We heard people compliment their choices to the wait staff. It was...More

Thank ltcjdc
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Nice break. 3 smaller Local beers, 1 coffee and potato wedges for $45. Free Wifi and clean restrooms. A pleasant stop in downtown.

Thank MaryandBobontheroad
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Grate place to drop in for beer, burger ore just sitting with coffee and listening to music. You can also buy a room for couple nights.

Thank gilji
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Situated on the Main Street, a ten minute walk from the ocean front, this lively cafe is full of a mix of interesting people. There’s s constant buzz in the place, as it’s such a welcoming vibe when you walk past. Good friendly efficient staff...More

Thank arzanstudio
Reviewed July 29, 2018 via mobile

Visited with husband and two children. We had the Steinríkur and vegetarian bagel. Tasted good, service was friendly and the place is cosy. Will come again!

Thank Linda S
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February 6, 2018|
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Response from Whitley1962 | Reviewed this property |
Kea hotel 4-6 pm backpackers bar 6-7 pm R5 bar 7-8
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$17 - $25
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi
Good for
Kids, Families with children, Local cuisine, Bar scene
Open Hours
10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 8:00 PM
11:30 AM - 8:00 PM
11:30 AM - 8:00 PM
11:30 AM - 8:00 PM
11:30 AM - 8:00 PM
10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Hafnarstraeti 98, Akureyri 600, Iceland
  • Location: Europe  >  Iceland  >  Northeast Region  >  Akureyri
  • Phone Number: +354 571 9050
Akureyri Backpackers is a hostel bar and restaurant. The restaurant is located in the centre of Akureyri. We offer burgers, sandwiches and vegetarian options. On weekdays you we offer fish of the day and brunch during weekends and public holidays. The bar is ideal to sit down for a pint or just a coffee.
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