Hostels in Keflavik, Iceland

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Get to know Keflavik (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 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 Keflavik.

Keflavík is a utilitarian town that serves as the gateway to Iceland and there are a couple of Keflavík hostels. Though most of the town is easy mistakable for any Midwestern American town, save for the backdrop of the sea, this town serves as host the the country's international airport and is a common place to stop through due to it the thermal pools of the Blue Lagoon and the capital Reykjavik being so close.

Although you are likely to be here to due to the airport, its a long windy walk along a country road into town. Public transportation to the airport and into Reykjavik is extremely scarce and limited to commuter hours. There is on-call service to the Blue Lagoon, and day trips to Reykjavik via public transportation are possible if done using the buses that bring the people Keflavik into Reykjavik to work and back home in the evening. These routes stop all over town. If you have a car, the city is easy to navigate and on-street parking is sufficient, the main road between the Airport and Reykjavik bypasses town but is easy to get to for a fast and easy trip.

Keflavik itself is small enough to walk around and there are plenty of cheaper fast-food places to eat as well as shops for groceries and everyday needs.

There aren't many choices for hostels in Keflavik. If you have a car, location doesn't much matter, and being expensive Iceland price is likely the deciding factor for hostelers. If you don't have a car, stay in town close the bay and main street “Njarðarbraut.“

Written by local enthusiast for Keflavik hostels

Written by local enthusiast for Keflavik hostels Carl

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A hostel in Keflavik costs $57 for a dorm. A private room in a hostel in Keflavik costs $191. (based on price comparison)
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Keflavik 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 Keflavik, average prices and types of hostels to choose from.
2 Total number of hostels
$57 Average dorm price
$191 Average private room price
$58 Cheapest hostel in Keflavik
Start Keflavík Airport is the cheapest
2 Party hostels in Keflavik
Start Keflavík Airport is the best rated
Most Keflavik hostels are located in
Keflavík Airport
4.3 Average rating of all hostels

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Laugarvatn (92 Km / 57 mi.)
Snaefellsbaer (105 Km / 65 mi.)
Grundarfjordur (108 Km / 67 mi.)

Travel Tips for Keflavik - from the Community

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