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Akureyri Backpackers

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#1 of 8 hostels in Akureyri
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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.
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Property amenities
Free public parking nearby
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Sauna
Bar / lounge
Skiing
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
Laundry service
Wifi
Restaurant
Shared bathroom
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HOTEL CLASS
2.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Centrally Located
Languages Spoken
English, French, Spanish, German and 3 more
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Rafa P wrote a review Oct 2023
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If you need to talk to the manager Apolonia will tell you that "we are not allowed to give out our manager's contact information" so he doesn't know how his/her staff handle customer care. We will not persevere
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Date of stay: October 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Thomas K wrote a review Aug 2023
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We were 7 people so tried a few things. Place ok:ish. Dinner was ok:ish too, but only 1 guy was friendly, 3 female staff really rude, looked burntout. Would not go back again, and recommend to eat at Taste instead, the food was much better amd the staff really friendly.
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Date of stay: August 2023
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Room Tip: For easy food, I would go to Taste, otherwise one of the many restaurants around.
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MI wrote a review Jul 2023
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Unfriendly staff, rooms were not yet clean when we arrived at 6pm. Even at 8pm our rooms were dirty and there was blood at our sheets. There was no kitchen at all, only one microwave and a water boiler that’s broken. Terrible expierence.
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Date of stay: July 2023Trip type: Travelled with friends
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leonie wrote a review Jul 2023
Ghent, Belgium3 contributions1 helpful vote
Most rude staff that I ever met. Super arrogant to their guests. We arrived at 18h, 2 of our rooms were not cleaned yet, they didn’t tell us so we had to go inform them. Reception is total chaos. I needed to wait an hour to pay for our stay. On booking you see a kitchen, there is only a microwave, no hot plates or other kitchen utensils.
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Date of stay: July 2023Trip type: Travelled with friends
Room Tip: Better stay somewhere else if you want a pleasant stay
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Edamamee wrote a review Jul 2023
Toronto, Canada23 contributions5 helpful votes
Nice location in Akureyri main street. This place provides each guest the key tags to entering the room. The washrooms are spacious and clean. There are restaurants on the first floor and the breakfast are charged per person. The beds are not in very good shapes however. All the guards in our rooms are broken, the metal pieces are broken. Feels very unsafe to be hold on and to sleep on the top bunk especially for kids.
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Date of stay: July 2023
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Trip type: Travelled with family
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Carly N wrote a review Jul 2023
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My husband and I needed to get some laundry done from our 2 week trip in Iceland. The hotel we were staying at recommended this located. When we arrived, we were told their washing machines were broken! This was not good news for us. Luckily they offered to do our laundry with their big machines and it was be a service. The cost was 900 krona to wash and 900 to dry ($13 roughly) which is a great price in Iceland! We were told it would take about 3 hours. Melkur assisted us with getting our laundry done. When we arrived back he told us that the washing machine had an issue and all our clothes smelled burned. He offered to wash our clothes all over again because he said he wouldn’t feel right giving us clothes that smelled burned. We appreciated his honesty and he was so apologetic and offered us a free drink. He went above and beyond and made sure that our clothes were well taken care of and clean! After receiving our clothes, the burn smell was not even noticeable and we are just thankful he took the time to do this for us (as he was still running around like crazy being a waiter in the cafe). 100% recommend this location for laundry and to grab a drink!
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Date of stay: July 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: The place was very busy around 8:00pm. It stayed busy until we left around midnight.
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Kevin W wrote a review Jul 2023
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We did not stay, but planned to eat while we did our laundry. The food was fabulous! I had the smoked salmon on a pita with spinach, hard boiled eggs, and avocado sauce. My son had the burger with mushrooms, gouda cheese and bernaise sauce. The potato wedges that came with it were also delicious. The staff were very friendly and helpful and the atmosphere was casual, cheerful and fun. The public laundry machine was broken, so they did our laundry in the staff machine for the same price (1900 kr for a big load, wash and dry).
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Date of stay: July 2023Trip type: Travelled with family
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Sophia H wrote a review May 2023
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It was clean. They advertise a kitchen, there is NO KITCHEN. I expected to save money on food for this reason, and there is not even a microwave or kettle at all. No discount in the restaurant for breakfast or dinner, nothing. Also advertised for a laundry room, and there is none. The workers at the desk were very nice, but the new owners suck. It feels like they are scamming people to come and spend more money in the restaurant for just okay food that is very expensive.
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Date of stay: May 2023
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Trip type: Travelled solo
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Craig D wrote a review May 2023
Mumbai, India38 contributions17 helpful votes
average, on a budget this works fine for a quick stopover. shared showers are in the basement and you have to pass the bar/restaurante to go to the basement, bug inconvenience. room was large, but lacked even simple hangars or coat hooks, it lacked many of the very basic requirements of any accommodation. under the bed, there was a huge amount of dust which showed the rooms are not cleaned thoroughly on a regular basis restaurant on site is good, food is budget friendly but also outstanding. on check in, we got welcome drink vouchers which we exhanged for beers
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Date of stay: April 2023
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Nora G wrote a review Apr 2023
Ottawa, Canada2 contributions
I was very disappointed with our experience. To begin, there was no kitchen for guests to use, which was very disappointing for us. Not even a fridge to keep our food refrigerated, so some of our food went bad. A microwave and kettle were available, and that's all! There are no common areas for guest to gather or mingle. The beds were very squeaky. The bar downstairs is very nice and even gives you a coupon for a free drink. This was enjoyable! The WORST PART WAS that many bars nearby were open to 3:30am. The noise from the bar patrons went on till 4:00am! No one in our room could sleep!!!
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Date of stay: April 2023
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Room Tip: Very loud location. No kitchen or fridge. No common areas to gather or mingle. Squeaky beds. Lots...
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PRICE RANGE
£62 - £96 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
IcelandNortheast RegionAkureyri
NUMBER OF ROOMS
23
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AKUREYRI BACKPACKERS - Updated 2024 Prices, Reviews (Iceland)

Frequently Asked Questions about Akureyri Backpackers
Which popular attractions are close to Akureyri Backpackers?
Nearby attractions include Akureyrarkirkja (0.3 miles), Hearts in Akureyri (0.2 miles), and R5 Bar (0.08 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Akureyri Backpackers?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
What food & drink options are available at Akureyri Backpackers?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Akureyri Backpackers?
Yes, free public parking nearby is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Akureyri Backpackers?
Conveniently located restaurants include Kaffi Ilmur, Blaa Kannan Cafe, and Rub23.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Akureyri Backpackers?
Yes, guests have access to a sauna during their stay.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Akureyri Backpackers?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Spanish, French, German, Italian, Polish, and Icelandic.
Are there any historical sites close to Akureyri Backpackers?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Matthiasarhus (0.1 miles), Sigurhaedir - Memorial house (0.1 miles), and Laxdal House (Laxdalshus) (0.7 miles).