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Hostelz.com's Review
Akureyri Backpackers has a very unique style, perfect location, and very nice staff.

The Location

Akureyri, also called "The Capital Of The North," is a place that is well worth spending some days. The hostel is located on the main shopping road (Hafnarstræti) of Akureyri, and therefore very central and easy to find. If you arrive by car it is only one turn from the main road, which brings you into Akureyri. If you arrive by bus the station, where buses from all over the country arrive, is only about five minutes walking from the hostel.

You will find lots of supermarkets, grocery stores, restaurants, bars, and cafes close by. Also the big shopping center of Akureyri is in short walking distance. As it's close to the most popular swimming pool (Sundlaug Akureyrar), the church (Akureyrarkirkja), and the botanic gardens, this hostel is in perfect location to discover the city.

Rooms and Bathrooms

The rooms -- and the hostel on the whole -- are very modern and nice. There are several different dorm and private rooms. The beds are standard and neither very comfortable nor big. Take care, there are no blankets provided! You can get them for extra payment, though. Every bed has its own reading light. There are enough power sockets and coat hooks. Safes are in the rooms and can be used if you bring a look yourself.

On the floor of the dorm rooms there is an extra washing facility with toilets, water basins, and big mirrors. The main bathroom with the showers can be found in the ground level. The showers are very clean and spacious. The water gets hot immediately and the pressure and flow is incredibly good in comparison to normal hostel showers. Also there can be found enough spaces to lay down or hang up your clothes as well as a lot of big mirrors and free hairdryers.

Common Spaces

On entering the hostel, you find yourself in the unique and very stylish café of the Akureyri Backpackers Hostel. It provides you with fresh tea and coffee or a bite to eat. Also you can get your breakfast here in the morning to have a good start in the day. You will find a lot of people hanging around, talking, playing, or reading. Free Wi-Fi is available here as well. Going down a few steps in the back of the hostel, you will get to the kitchen, which is also a common space with a spacious table and very interesting maps about Iceland's geography and geology.

Summary

What we enjoyed most about this hostel is its very unique style -- not only in matter of decoration and furnishing but also that it combines a lovely cafe with a hostel. So if you decide to spend a night in this Akureyri hostel, you will be directly connected to the everyday life of the city.

by RebeccaM
Hostelz.com Staff Reviewer
May 2013

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Hostelz.com Guest Reviews
5   Great place to stay. Clean, affordable, and stylish. Solid.  , age 30, USA ()

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