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    Akureyri Backpackers

    Your basecamp up north




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  • Rooms


    Looking for accommodation in Akureyri ? don‘t look any further.  Make Akureyri Backpackers your basecamp for North Iceland,  just the right place to meet other backpackers and hostel guests. 

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  • Location


    Where is Akureyri Backpackers? Well, we‘re slap bang in the middle of town, located on the main street in downtown Akureyri. This means we‘re extremely confident you won‘t get lost and forget where we are.

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  • Bar & Restaurant

    Bar & Restaurant

    Check out our restaurant and bar, simple and delesious

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Our facilities

Akureyri Backpackers is a family run and friendly hostel in the heart of Akureyri. If you're looking for budget accommodation in Akureyri, look no further. Akureyri Backpackers offers comfortable and affordable accommodation for travelers who are looking for a base to explore the magical wonders of North Iceland. Our hostel is an ideal basecamp for you and it‘s only an hour‘s drive to the nature paradise of Lake Myvatn and the whale watching fishing town of Husavik.....So if you're looking for place to sleep, room or just a bed you have come to the right place.


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  • Reviews from our backpackers

    “Excellent hostel“

    Stayed in private room with husband and two friends. Toilets very clean and on every floor. Shower in basement but that wasn't an issue for us at all. Very quiet. Had a great meal in the lobby. Unimpressed with breakfast but there are plenty of options on the street.


    Shoshana R, East Falls, Pennsylvania, United States

  • Reviews from our backpackers

    “Great Backpackers”
    Reviewed 28 April 2014

    I've stayed here on two occasions and both times have been fantastic - great value, exceptionally clean and tidy and the staff are super friendly and helpful. The location is right in the middle of town and amongst all the best restaurants and bars

  • Reviews from our backpackers


    Very clean with hot showers and welcoming helpful staff. Really suggest to bring your own sleeping bags and pillows as the rooms aren't 'hot' but comfortable so long as you remember to turn the heater on and off! 

    Only mishap we had on our visit was two noisy tourists leaving very early in the morning and awakening everyone in the shared room. 
    Also the kitchen facilities were brilliant, get there early and cook quickly - first in first served.
    There was a lovely atmosphere in the afternoons as backpackers shared spare food and stories about trekking through Iceland. Akureyri was a very lovely town, strongly recommend you stay here if you are looking for a own to earth place to stay.

  • Reviews from our backpackers

    Reviewed 10 October 2014

    Wonderful hostel in the center of Akureyri! Stayed only 1 day in June 2013., because of roundtrip along Iceland, but all 5 of us wished to stay much longer. Design of hostel (furniture, for example to point some, like seats from bus in lounge room, wooden barn doors in toilet, cute place to chill with coffee/tea/book on first floor, funny notes all around the place etc.) and friendly staff at the reception desk is something which puts this hostel high on my 'Had to go back list'! Btw. And we even had sunny, warm, clear sky weather which was unfortunately not the case in Reykjavik. All the best from Croatia.


Akureyri Backpackers   |   Hafnarstræti 98   |   600 Akureyri - Iceland   |   TEL. + 354 571 9050   |   akureyri@backpackers.is