Your Ultimate Guide to Hostels in Iceland: Plan Ahead!

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By jeroen

Planning your dream trip to Iceland? Staying at an Hostel can be a fantastic and budget-friendly way to experience the breathtaking landscapes and vibrant culture of this stunning country. However, navigating accommodation, especially during the peak season, requires some foresight. Here’s everything you need to know about Hostels in Iceland to ensure a smooth and enjoyable travel experience.

Booking Your Stay Iceland is a popular destination, and Hostels are in high demand, particularly from May through mid-September, which is considered the high season. To avoid disappointment, it’s crucial to book your hostel stay well in advance—often more than six months ahead!

High Demand Periods Be prepared for increased competition for rooms until the end of October, as many international visitors, including a large number of tourists from China, come to Iceland during this time. These visitors are known for spending significantly, which can affect availability and pricing.

Map and Locations To help you plan your stay, I’ve provided a map featuring all the Hostels that I made in 2016 in Iceland that are currently affiliated or have been in the past. By clicking on the map, you can download the locations and start planning your journey right away!

Why Choose Hostels? Hostels are renowned for their quality standards and commitment to providing a sustainable and friendly lodging experience. They are an excellent choice for travelers looking to meet fellow adventurers and explore Iceland without breaking the bank. A well-known hostel chain in Iceland is HI-Hostel website, Discover the charm of Iceland with HI-Hostel, where your stay is more than just a night’s rest. With them, you enjoy not only the resting place they provide, but sometimes they also offer activities steeped in rich Icelandic culture. Let HI-Hostel be your gateway to an unforgettable experience!

see Hi-Hostels here 

Of course, aside from HI-Hostel, there are many other hostels available in Iceland. For a wider selection and to plan your stay, you can also visit Hostelworld, where you can compare and book various options to meet your travel needs.

Final Tips

  • Book Early: Secure your accommodations as early as possible.
  • Travel Off-Peak: Consider visiting just before May or after mid-September to avoid the crowds and still enjoy relatively good weather.
  • Budget Accordingly: Be mindful of the spending power of tourists in the high season which can affect hostel pricing.

Exploring Iceland from the comfort of an HI-Hostel is an experience you won’t want to miss. With a bit of planning and flexibility, you can make the most out of your Icelandic adventure. Happy travels!

Remember, always check the latest travel advisories and hostel policies before booking your trip to ensure you have the most current information.

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