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Vagnsstadir HI Hostel

No-frills hostel in Kalfatellsstadhur

  • Free WiFi and free parking

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Vagnsstaðir, Kalfatellsstadhur, 0781, Iceland
  • The reason we stayed here was due to the road being temporarily closed due to high wind…

    Sep 21, 2021

  • Nice place nice views etc beach looked a bit far, tide out. Kitchen etc good

    Jul 31, 2021

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Enhanced health and safety measures

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitizer

Guests rated location

Easy parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Free parking
  • Non-smoking

Property highlights

Main amenities

  • 10 smoke-free guestrooms
  • Housekeeping once per stay
  • Breakfast available
  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Limited hour front desk

Feel at home

  • Free cribs/infant beds
  • Garden
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Limited housekeeping
  • Housekeeping - once per stay
  • Free self parking

What’s around

  • Vatnajokull - 34 min walk
  • Vatnajökull National Park - 34 min walk
  • The Thorbergur Center - 8 mi / 12.9 km
  • Jokulsarlon Glacier Lagoon - 11.8 mi / 19 km
  • Fjallsárlón - 22.8 mi / 36.7 km

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Enter dates for 2 guests

  • Cottage (Small)
  • Shared Dormitory, Mixed Dorm, Shared Bathroom (Small)
  • Double Room, Shared Bathroom (Small)
  • Twin Room, Shared Bathroom (Small with Bunk Bed)
  • Twin Room, Shared Bathroom (Small)
  • Quadruple Room, Shared Bathroom (Small with Bunk Beds)
  • Room, Shared Bathroom (Small with Bunk beds for 6)

What’s around


  • Vatnajokull - 34 min walk
  • Vatnajökull National Park - 34 min walk
  • The Thorbergur Center - 8 mi / 12.9 km
  • Jokulsarlon Glacier Lagoon - 11.8 mi / 19 km
  • Fjallsárlón - 22.8 mi / 36.7 km
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Vagnsstaðir, Kalfatellsstadhur, 0781, Iceland

At a glance


  • 10 rooms


  • Check-in time 5:00 PM-9:00 PM
  • Check-out time is 10 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions.

Special check-in instructions

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. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


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


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Free onsite self parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking on site

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
*See fees & policies for additional details or extra charges

At the hostel

Food and drink

  • Continental breakfast daily (surcharge)


  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Tours/ticket assistance


  • Garden
  • Picnic area


  • In-room accessibility
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Grab bar - near toilet

Languages Spoken

  • Czech
  • English
  • German
  • Polish
  • Slovak

In the room

Sleep well

  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Soundproofed rooms

Freshen up

  • Rainfall showerhead
  • Shower only

Stay connected

  • Free WiFi


  • Housekeeping - once per stay

Fees & policies

Optional extras

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

Children & extra bedsPay at property

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

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property, and commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays.

Guests are provided with hand sanitizer.


This property does not have elevators.

Guests can rest easy knowing there's a smoke detector on site.

This property accepts Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Discover, Diners Club, JCB International, Union Pay and Carte Blanche. Cash is not accepted.

Also known as

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

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  • Yes, Vagnsstadir HI Hostel does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
  • This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property and guests are provided with hand sanitizer. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
  • Yes, there's free self parking.
  • Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
  • You can check in from 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM. Check-out time is 10 AM.
  • Vagnsstadir HI Hostel has a picnic area and a garden.
  • 8.0.Very good

    Basic but affordable

    My room was basic but cheap, so I was satisfied. Community kitchen was great, enclosed dining area/sunroom was nice.

    Michael, 1 night trip, Jul 12, 2021

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  • 8.0.Very good

    Great value and meeting location for glacier tours

    We stayed in the apparent hostel building which is separate (but only about 100 meters) from the main breakfast dining area and sign-in desk. Our hostel building was very clean with a large kitchen and attached lovely sunroom. It was wonderful serendipity that we had been wanting to book a glacier tour via jeep and this is the very place that offers it! The meeting place for our glacier jeep tour was right outside our building which made it very convenient. Our room had it's own sink and was very clean (as was the rest of the building). Of course, the only downside is that the closest restaurants were several kilometers away. The next town with a grocery store and shops was in the lovely town of Hofn. Remember to bring your own groceries to make dinner and/or breakfast. The hotel/hostel also offers breakfast for an extra charge.

    Mary, 2 night trip, Jul 5, 2021

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  • 8.0.Very good

    Great place to stay if traveling the Ring Road. The only downside was how the closest food option was 30 minutes away. So I would definitely recommend bringing your own food when staying there. Other than that it was a great place to spend the night. The bed was super comfy and the lounge area is awesome!

    1 night family trip, Jun 12, 2021

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  • 8.0.Very good

    Comfortable one night stay while on a South Coast trip.

    Janine, 1 night trip, Aug 15, 2020

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  • 4.0.Fair

    Not nice, dirty hostel.

    It was dirty, no heating, heater was leaking water on the floor, no towels, kitchen was dirty many items like paper tower and coffee machine were missing. Would not recommend this place.

    Maggie, 1 night family trip, Aug 10, 2020

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  • 8.0.Very good

    Nice views and surroundings, common dining room is with panorama windows. We stayed at the cottage during a very bad weather - the cottage had heating and was pleasantly warm. For the cottage the drawback is shower in separate building (but cottage is close, so at least in summer not very big deal). Kitchen things, especially fryings pans, are worn, strange that hostel is not changing them.

    Rasa, 1 night family trip, Jul 31, 2020

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  • 6.0.Good

    The check-in desk is only open from 5pm-9pm, which was a bit inconvenient for those who want to have an earlier check-in. When we stayed, we were the only ones in the hostel. It got a bit scary because the place is in a very secluded area and in an older building. The hostel has a strong odour, possibly due to the age of the furniture or building. There is a common space with a kitchen but a lot of the utensils and equipment are quite run down (pots and cutting board). The showers do not stay on, you have to continuously press a button for water and there is no temperature control. It felt like a campground I visited when I was a kid. Overall, it was a decent stay but I do not think I would return again.

    1 night romance trip, Feb 20, 2020

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  • 4.0.Fair

    뜨거운 물도 안나오고 아이슬란드에서 젤 별로였던 숙소

    EUNJIN, 1 night trip with friends, Dec 27, 2019

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  • 8.0.Very good

    No amenities and one showroom and 1.5 bathroom. For 20 people?.

    1 night family trip, Dec 25, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Good place

    Amazing place to stay for one night. Great place to look at the beach in the house.

    1 night trip, Oct 10, 2019

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