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Centrum Hostel

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#3 of 8 hostels in Akureyri
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HOTEL CLASS
3.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Centrally Located
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Languages Spoken
English, Icelandic
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Free public parking nearby
Street parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
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Coffee shop
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Non-smoking hotel
Shared lounge / TV area
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Heddy G wrote a review Jun 2023
Malvern, Pennsylvania568 contributions129 helpful votes
Excellent location in the middle of everything. Clean and well appointed room. Comfortable and quiet. Breakfast offered was wonderful also. Easy walk to many attractions. Staff was friendly and helpful.
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Date of stay: June 2023
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mollydog112000 wrote a review Feb 2023
Tel Aviv, Israel167 contributions61 helpful votes
We stayed here 1 night in July 2022 (called Centrum Hotel). The private room itself was nice and comfortable however a bit of noise from the street. There was a communal kitchen and small sitting area near the elevator. We arrived late afternoon and followed the instructions to check in and receive key at the bar. This was a very busy time with bar customers that we were not able to easily get someone's attention to request check in. Shouldn't be so difficult to check in to hotel/hostel. No one explained how to get to elevator, join wifi etc. A phone call to the number listed on our booking eventually helped receive answers.
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Date of stay: July 2022
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Northern Wanderers wrote a review Oct 2022
Mississauga, Canada16 contributions12 helpful votes
Centrum is the perfect place to stay, right in the heart of Akureyri. Easy walking distance to several top restaurants and coffee shops. Close to the waterfront for your nautical adventures. Would recommend the P1 parking lot for easiest payment options. Limited free parking on the street between 1600-0900. Kitchen and Bar serve excellent food at reasonable (for Iceland!) prices. Rooms are not large, but very clean and functional. It’s only a bed!
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Date of stay: October 2022
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Jessi wrote a review Oct 2022
Nuremberg, Germany311 contributions82 helpful votes
We have been highly surprised about this comfy guesthouse. The rooms are pretty big and the bathroom is also verz modern and nice. Then there is a kitchen which is shared used and some tables for sitting . I highly recommend this place. Super nice
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Date of stay: January 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Logan Edwards wrote a review Sept 2022
Winnipeg, Canada313 contributions4 helpful votes
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Don't let the title of 'hostel' fool you, you can get a decent sized room for yourself without having to share with other travelers. Located right in the downtown/touristy area, which was perfect, with one of those famous hotdog stands right across from us! Shops and restaurants were abundant on the street we were situated, which was perfect as we arrived somewhat later and had less time to explore Akureyri. Room was very clean, and breakfast was included. All in all, would stay here again for sure. :)
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Date of stay: August 2022
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RMNL wrote a review Aug 2022
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We were told the previous day that breakfast would be between 10 and 12. When we showed up at 10, we were let in by the staff. However, the manager then came to us and started shouting to our faces. We were screamed at and called 'liars' by her. When we tried to explain ourselves she would cut us off and screamed "no" repeatedly. That manager was very aggressive in her demeanor and even got my partner to tears. This isn't "bad service" anymore, this is harassment. Centrum Hotel managed to make their client cry. What an achievement. I have been in a lot of countries in my life, but something like this has never happened. Avoid this place at all costs! The rooms are also in a terrible state and very unhygienic (see attached pictures).
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Date of stay: August 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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loretta g wrote a review Jul 2022
Greater Sydney, Australia448 contributions185 helpful votes
We had a small room very awkward to get to but clean and comfortable. First place we’ve stayed I. That had 2 windows we could open and get some fresh air! That did mean we had to listen to the locals doing burn outs in the Main Street! 😳. Very well explained how to access room/car etc and the breakfast was very good as well!
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Ralphhh wrote a review Jul 2022
Arlington, Virginia2698 contributions31 helpful votes
Despite some oddities about the place, the Centrum was a nice place to stay. My room was very generous in size, with a good-sized bathroom, and everything was spotless. First of all, this place is a hotel, not a hostel as it's called on TripAdvisor. The elevator to the rooms is at the back of the bar and restaurant, and it’s a bit strange to wheel your suitcase past tables of people eating and drinking in order to get to your room. But it’s not such a big deal. The email I got a couple of days before arrival had some errors, and it might be helpful for people to have the correct information: 1. The email I received said you could park in front of the hotel if there was space available. But note that on some days the city closes off the street in front of the hotel, Hafnarsttæti, entirely and makes it for pedestrians only. If that's the case, Google Maps will direct you down Hafnarstræti, but you’ll find when you get there that it’s blocked off. Should that happen, take the parallel street that’s toward the harbor, Skipagata, instead, and walk to the hotel. There’s parking on Skipagata including a large parking lot, and it’s only a 3-minute walk to the hotel. 2. The email also said you check in with someone at the bar, but in fact the keys were being held at the Apotek Guesthouse next door. I got my key there, then went back to the Centrum and walked with my suitcase through the bar/restaurant.
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Date of stay: July 2022
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Michael K wrote a review Oct 2021
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Great guesthouse located right in the heart of Akureyri with access to shops, restaurants, and pleasant walks throughout the city. Numerous parking accommodations nearby as well, with friendly staff explaining the process. The guesthouse itself is also attached to a restaurant for those wanting to dine without traveling too far, and an elevator in the back of the restaurant up to the rooms. The interior of the guesthouse to the rooms themselves were very clean and modernized, with cute quotes adorning the walls. I had a great view over the city streets as well from my room. Very pleasant for a one night stop during my Ring Road trip. Takk!
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Date of stay: September 2021
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Sigga Dora wrote a review May 2021
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Super clean and comfy room. The service from the staff was excellent. There were five of us, including a baby, and the lady at the front desk did everything for us; extra towels, baby crib, sheets. Highly recommend this place.
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Date of stay: May 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
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PRICE RANGE
£88 - £119 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
IcelandNortheast RegionAkureyri
NUMBER OF ROOMS
6
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Frequently Asked Questions about Centrum Hostel
Which popular attractions are close to Centrum Hostel?
Nearby attractions include Akureyrarkirkja (0.3 miles), Hearts in Akureyri (0.1 miles), and R5 Bar (0.06 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Centrum Hostel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a coffee shop, and free public parking nearby.
Is parking available at Centrum Hostel?
Yes, free public parking nearby and street parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Centrum Hostel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Kaffi Ilmur, Blaa Kannan Cafe, and Rub23.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Centrum Hostel?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Icelandic.
Are there any historical sites close to Centrum Hostel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Matthiasarhus (0.1 miles), Sigurhaedir - Memorial house (0.1 miles), and Laxdal House (Laxdalshus) (0.7 miles).