Berunes Hostel, Djupivogur

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The Location

located on the other side of the horse shoe from Djupivogur along the coast, this hostel is located in a farmland. Set behind a fantastic mountain range, overlooking the fjords,the ocean and Djupivogur at a distance, the scenery alone is worth the money. There are hiking trails for the active, or one can just stand outside, stare at the landscape and MARVEL.

Rooms and Bathrooms

Incredible - the kitchen is cosy, as is the dining area. It looks like one big booth at a resnt so the residents eat dinner together and socialise. And that works so well. The bathrooms are clean (although I don't know why icelandic bathrooms don't have windows or a ventilation switch). If I really have to be nitpicky, then I would say the beds. The top one in the bunker to be specific. The frame is kind of flat (with no protector panel) so one can always have this this phobia that he'll fall off!

Common Spaces

Free internet + computer in the main building. The wireless signal isn't too strong in the adjoining buildings. The owner is very knowledgeable, friendly and warm. He runs the little rsnt (and bar) in the main building although the drinks can be expensive. But it's a nice place to socialise again.


Throughout my week's stay in Iceland save for 1 night, I stayed in YHA hostels and overall, each one has set the standard higher in terms of value for money, security and convenience. But when I look back years from now on my travels, not just on my Iceland trip but on ALL my trips to every single country, the YHA Berunes stands out as one of the best (if not the best) hostels ever.


I wish I could spend every summer in Berunes!

This hostel is one of the best ones the world. It's a charming old Icelandic farm, perfectly renovated and kept in shape with love/an eye for details. The landscape makes you want to forget about the rest of the world. I will never forget the sun shining golden at 24:00. It's just you and the fjord reflecting mother earth's beauty. Make sure to stop at this clean, cozy, heartwarming place.



Berunes is ideally situated at an amazing seafront. This place is centrally located for those who are travelling between north and south, like Skaftafell National Park and the Myvatn area or in connection to ferry Norraena in Seydisfjordur.
The hostel is a charming farmhouse, built at the beginning of last century and yet offers some modern facilities and small & romanttic double and family rooms. Part of the accommodation is in a newer building with 1 - 4 person rooms, a kitchen fac. and a living room with a fireplace and wonderful east-Icelandic view. Berunes also offer 3 self catering cottages, each of them takes rom 2 - 5 people.
You can get breakfast and meals typical of Icelandic cuisine in Gestastofan; our small familoy restaurant next to the Hostel. Guest are kindly asked to order meals/breakfast when booked or at arrival. Wireless internet is availaible.
Starting in 2008, guests have been able to give Berunes comments and rates through the booking web and since then, Berunes has been rated a top 5 Hostel worldwide. Berunes is certified as a Green hostel.

Location and Contact


• Close to the Ring-road no 1 on the East-Fjords of Iceland.
• In the farming area of the little town Djupivogur.
• - Please see a map of Iceland -.



Address: Berunes 1, Djupivogur, East, Iceland

Berunes Hostel is listed on the following booking sites:

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Website Berunes Hostel Djúpivogur
Phone Number: +354 478-8988 & +354 869-7227
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Facilities and Amenities

Groups (10+ people)

Party Hostel


Lockers in Lobby

Luggage Storage


Wi-Fi in Lobby/Commons

BBQ Grill


Book Collection/Exchange

Credit Card Payments

Currency Exchange

Entirely Non-Smoking


Hot Showers



Lounge Area

Movie Library/Rental


Wheelchair Accessible

Service Animals

Max. Age: All Ages

Curfew: No Curfew

Maximum Stay: Unlimited

Minimum Stay: 1 night

Open Dates: 1.April - 1. Oktober.

Reception Hours: As required

Size: Medium (30-60 beds)


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