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Vagnsstadir HI Hostel, Hofn, Iceland

2-star2 stars
Great for familiesThis property has good facilities for families.
Vagnsstaðir, Hofn, 0781, Iceland

No-frills hostel in Hofn
  • Free WiFi in lobby and free parking
  • Collect nightsYou can collect™ Rewards nights here
From 140 reviews. TripAdvisor Traveller Rating.

TripAdvisor Traveller Rating

  • the place is clean overall, but the bathroom/shower situation is really not so good. for…Jul 30, 2019
  • A basic hostel, quite pricey as this is an experience place to stay. So we knew this…Jul 26, 2019

Vagnsstadir HI Hostel, Hofn, Iceland

from Rs4,508
  • Cottage
  • Shared Dormitory, Mixed Dorm, Shared Bathroom
  • Double Room, Shared Bathroom
  • Twin Room, Shared Bathroom (Bunk Bed)
  • Twin Room, Shared Bathroom
  • Quadruple Room, Shared Bathroom (Bunk Beds)
  • Room, 6 Bedrooms, Shared Bathroom

What’s around Vagnsstadir HI Hostel, Hofn, Iceland


  • Vatnajokull - 1 min walk
  • The Thorbergur Center - 8 mi / 12.9 km
  • Vatnajökull National Park - 10.9 mi / 17.5 km
  • Jokulsarlon Glacier Lagoon - 16.4 mi / 26.4 km
  • Fjallsárlón - 22.8 mi / 36.6 km

Getting around

  • Hornafjordur (HFN) - 36 min drive

At a glance

Key facts


  • 10 rooms


  • Check-in time 5:00 PM-9:00 PM
  • Check-out time is 10 AM
The front desk is open daily from 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM.
If you are planning to arrive after 9:00 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card or cash deposit required

  • Government-issued photo ID required

  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Travelling with others


  • One child stays free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas



  • Free self parking

Payment types at the property

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

At the hostel

Food and drink
  • Continental breakfast daily (surcharge)
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Garden

In the room

Sleep well
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
Freshen up
  • Rainfall showerhead
  • Shower only
  • Housekeeping - once per stay

Vagnsstadir HI Hostel, Hofn, Iceland’s small print

Also known as

  • Vagnsstadir HI Hostel Hofn
  • Vagnsstadir HI Hofn
  • Vagnsstadir HI Hostel Hofn
  • Vagnsstadir HI Hostel Hostel/Backpacker accommodation
  • Vagnsstadir HI Hostel Hostel/Backpacker accommodation Hofn


This property does not have elevators.

Guests must contact this property in advance to reserve cribs/infant beds.

Optional extras

Continental breakfast is offered for an extra charge of ISK 2300 for adults and ISK 1700 for children (approximately)

We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.

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Recent reviews

Good 7.0 From 77 reviews

Good 6.0
Its ok
Its ok. The bunk bed almost detached from the wall and broke when i climbed to the top level (and im not that fat). Shower area is separated by a curtain, which is awkward because it should have a proper door. Worth the low cost i suppose. I also didnt appreciate a 10am check out notice on the door, as i dont like to rush and maybe wanted to leave at 11 as im on vacation.
Mariya, usOther trip
Good 6.0
Decent but old building and smelly
We booked a private room. Plus was the room was spacious, clean and had own sink. Minuses: the entire house is old and has a funny smell,there are dorm rooms just next to small double rooms and the place gets very noisy in the morning. They give you sheets, but you have to put them on yourself and there are no towels, it is very basic! Wifi was very weak in the room. We had room number 1. I suggest you rather book a private room in the other building where they have reception - it looks newer. Surounding area is nice. They offer breakfast for 2300 of their curency, we didn' t try, we went to Hofn town (30 minutes drive) and had excellent breakfast at Otto Matur.
Petra, usTrip with friends
Poor 2.0
Do not waste your money!
I booked a cottage with private bathroom. The written room information included a private bathroom with shower only, toiletries, hair dryer, kitchen, and free WIFI. However, it made me a fool when I got there. There was a broken heater for COLD water only, a small heater next to bedding, lots of mosquitoes. There was no shower booth, no tower, no kitchen. We paid 400 lSK for two towers, shared a shower room and a kitchen in the main building far from the cottage. No WIFI was available in the cottage. It was available only in the main building. I have same page now what you think about the useless cottage.
hak, usFamily trip
Poor 2.0
Stay away. Terrible.
Absolutely terrible. Paid top dollar, and there was not even a towel provided. Cabin was freezing when we got there. Not hot water. And they expect you to change linens yourself too. Just terrible. Kitchen had nithing other than dishes and utensils. No salt, tea, ketchup. I guess they figured you will be forced to buy from them. That is not how it works! Stay away.
Marcin, caFamily trip
Very good 8.0
Hostel close to Diamond beach
Very basic hostel, place to sleep and go... Nothing extraordinary. Outdated furnitures. Nicely located. Important to add sign at the entrance. We passed and went to Hofn. Luckly the keys were there for us. Thank you.
GRAZYNA, caRomance trip

Vagnsstadir HI Hostel, Hofn, Iceland

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