A damn good hostel. They keep the place spick and span and the facilities are impeccable. (Including an immaculately clean guest kitchen which is a welcome change). The staff are top notch - knowledgeable, efficient, and good for a laugh. Atmosphere is calm, sunny, cozy. It's so nice to have clean showers too with GOOD WATER FLOW, and the sauna is divine. It's truly in the best location you could hope for, and has a good laundry service (so many hostels leave your laundry smelling even more like old socks than it did before).
If you're a foodie, then prepare to enjoy the restaurant. They serve high quality comfort food along with creative variations on old favourites, all for a very reasonable price. I literally emptied my bank account in the restaurant because I couldn't stop trying the variety of dishes and cakes they were serving up. Be careful.
One of the biggest bonuses is that it is frequented by ACTUAL Icelanders (crazy right?) so it was really a pleasure to get to know the curious folks of Akureyri. Oh boy I could gush about this place forever, so I'll just leave it that Akureyri Backpackers is a superb base for exploring northern Iceland as well as an ideal place if you need a few days to rejuvinate.
- 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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