Hostel in Hafnarfjordur, Iceland

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Get to know Hafnarfjordur (no more "I wish I knew this before")

This section is dedicated to take away all your "I wish someone had told me that before I went!" experiences. This way, you are better prepared for what to expect, what not to expect and can spend less time settling in, and more time making new friends in your chosen hostel. We share our insider knowledge of tips, tricks and important things to look out for in Hafnarfjordur. To help you make friends with Hafnarfjordur before you visit, we've included a few helpful and fun things you should know about the area. Enjoy!

Guess what? Hafnarfjordur is also named and spelled Hafnarfjörður - It is the same destination. Goodbye confusion.

Hafnarfjordur (Hafnarfjörður), Iceland, is a suburb about twenty kilometres south of Reykjavik city centre and about a half-hour drive to the airport further south. The options for hostels in Hafnarfjordur (Hafnarfjörður), Iceland, are extremely limited, and there is not a great deal to do here otherwise. Other than a nice park down the road from a Hafnarfjordur (Hafnarfjörður), Iceland hostel, the entire area has a very industrial feel. It is, however, a great location from which to start your Icelandic adventure if you have managed to hire a car from this area that is cheaper than many of the others in Reykjavik.

To get to Hafnarfjordur you have two options. The Flybus stops here on its way to and from the airport. If coming from the airport, you can book your ticket on the bus. If you are going back to the airport from Hafnarfjordur, then it is a good idea to book your bus through Reykjavik Excursions Flybus online so that they know to stop and pick you up. If you are wanting to head to downtown Reykjavik, you can take the number one bus from the main road and it takes approximately twenty minutes to get there. You can ask at your Hafnarfjordur (Hafnarfjörður), Iceland hostel for advice on public transport, but the closest bus stop at the time of writing is outside of the Kronan supermarket.

To get cheap groceries, you cannot go wrong with the Kronan. Food can be quite expensive in Iceland and some supermarkets are more expensive than others. Kronan and Bonus are the two cheaper supermarkets and if you buy your food here you should save some money.

Just off the main road here is a business called Kuku Campers. They have some of the best deals in town for camper vans in which you can sleep, if you plan on driving the ring road. They are not located in downtown Reykjavik or at the airport, so if you book one of these vans, it is best to stay in Hafnarfjordur to pick up your van and get organized. They are also next to a Go Campers rental place, which you can check out as well.

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FAQ about Hafnarfjordur Hostels

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A hostel in Hafnarfjordur costs on average $46 for a dorm. A hostel in Hafnarfjordur with private rooms costs on average $121.
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Your Packing List for Hafnarfjordur

Your Packing List for Hafnarfjordur

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You may wonder what to pack when staying in hostels? There is a few absolute basics you always have to pick. Other items are more optional and depend more on your location. Here is the must-packing items when staying in hostels:

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Hafnarfjordur Hostel Cheatsheet

Above we list every single hostel there is in the city. Let us take a broader look at what you can expect - and what not. We created this cheatsheet for you to get a more complete picture of the hostel quality in Hafnarfjordur, average prices and types of hostels to choose from.
1 Total number of hostels
$46 Average dorm price
$121 Average private room price
$46 Cheapest hostel in Hafnarfjordur
Lava Hostel is the cheapest
7 Average rating of all hostels

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