Important: This destination may have COVID-19 travel restrictions in place, including specific restrictions for lodging. Check any national, local and health advisories for this destination before you book.

Overview of Vagnsstadir HI Hostel

Photo gallery

Featured image
Blackout curtains, soundproofing, free cots/infant beds, free WiFi
Blackout curtains, soundproofing, free cots/infant beds, free WiFi
Blackout curtains, soundproofing, free cots/infant beds, free WiFi
View from Room

Vagnsstadir HI Hostel

2 out of 5
Guests rated this property 3.6/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Parking included
  • Kitchen
  • Breakfast available

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Hand sanitiser provided

Explore the area

    Popular LocationThe Thorbergur Center10 min drive
    Popular LocationJokulsarlon Glacier Lagoon14 min drive
    AirportHornafjordur (HFN)36 min drive
    Popular LocationHornafjordur Art Museum39 min drive

Choose dates to view prices

Twin Room, Shared Bathroom (Small with Bunk Bed)

No guest room rating
  • 5 sq m
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Single Bunk Bed

Room, Shared Bathroom (Small with Bunk beds for 6)

No guest room rating
  • 25 sq m
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Single Bunk Beds

Shared Dormitory, Mixed Dorm, Shared Bathroom (Small)

5/5 guest room rating
  • 16 sq m
  • Sleeps 1
  • 1 Single Bunk Bed

Double Room, Shared Bathroom (Small)

No guest room rating
  • 8 sq m
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Double Bed

Cottage (Small)

No guest room rating
  • 15 sq m
  • Sleeps 6
  • 2 Large Single Bunk Beds

Twin Room, Shared Bathroom (Small)

No guest room rating
  • 17 sq m
  • Sleeps 2
  • 2 Single Beds

Quadruple Room, Shared Bathroom (Small with Bunk Beds)

No guest room rating
  • 20 sq m
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Single Bunk Beds

About this area


Located in Hofn, Vagnsstadir HI Hostel is in a rural area. Travellers eager for a bit of culture can stop by The Thorbergur Center, while those wishing to experience the area's natural beauty can explore Jokulsarlon Glacier Lagoon and Vatnajökull National Park.
Popular Location

What's nearby

  • The Thorbergur Center - 10 min drive
  • Jokulsarlon Glacier Lagoon - 14 min drive
  • Hornafjordur Art Museum - 39 min drive
  • Silfurnes Golf Course - 41 min drive
  • Huldusteinn Stone Museum - 41 min drive

About this property

Vagnsstadir HI Hostel

Beach hostel in Hofn with free parking
This smoke-free hostel features tour/ticket assistance, a garden and a picnic area. Free WiFi in public areas and free self parking are also provided. All rooms are soundproofed and offer free WiFi and showers. Other amenities available to guests include rainfall showerheads. Housekeeping is available once per stay.
Vagnsstadir HI Hostel offers 10 forms of accommodation with blackout curtains. Guests can surf the web using complimentary wireless Internet access. Guests can make use of the shared/communal kitchen. Bathrooms include a shower with a rainfall showerhead. Cots/infant beds (complimentary) are also available. Housekeeping is provided once per stay.

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected

Safety measures

Hand sanitiser provided
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities


  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and public transport

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

Food and drink

  • Continental breakfast available for a fee daily 7:30 AM–9 AM: ISK 2300 for adults and ISK 1700 for children

Family friendly

  • Free cots/infant beds
  • Soundproofed rooms


  • No lifts

Guest services

  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Housekeeping (once per stay)
  • Tour/ticket assistance

Languages spoken

  • Czech
  • English
  • German
  • Polish
  • Slovak


  • Garden
  • Picnic area


  • If you have any requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • Grab bar near toilet
  • In-room accessibility
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking


  • Smoke-free property

Room amenities


  • Bed sheets
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Free cots/infant beds
  • Heating


  • Rainfall showerhead
  • Shower

Food and drink

  • Shared kitchen access


  • Soundproofing

See similar properties



Check-in from 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Late check-in subject to availability
Minimum check-in age - 18


Check-out before 10 AM

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

Renovations and closures

This property is closed from 1 November 2020 to 1 February 2021 (dates subject to change).

Access methods

Staffed front desk


Pets not allowed

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Kids stay free! One child stays free when using existing bedding
Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
Free cots (infant beds)

Payment types

Important information

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at the time of service, check-in or check-out.

  • Fee for continental breakfast: ISK 2300 for adults and ISK 1700 for children (approximately)

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
Guests must contact this property in advance to reserve cots/infant beds
This property accepts credit cards; cash is not accepted
Safety features at this property include a smoke detector

Property is 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

Frequently asked questions

Can I cancel my reservation for free at Vagnsstadir HI Hostel and receive a full refund?
Yes, Vagnsstadir HI Hostel offers free cancellation on select room rates, because flexibility matters! Please refer to Vagnsstadir HI Hostel cancellation policy on our site for more details about any exclusions or requirements.
How much does it cost to stay at Vagnsstadir HI Hostel?
As of 11 Apr. 2021, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at Vagnsstadir HI Hostel on 12 Apr. 2021 start from AU$93, including taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.
Is Vagnsstadir HI Hostel pet-friendly?
No, pets are not allowed at this property.
How much is parking at Vagnsstadir HI Hostel?
Self-parking is free at this property.
What time is check-in at Vagnsstadir HI Hostel?
Check-in is from 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM. Late check-in is available during limited hours.
What time is check-out at Vagnsstadir HI Hostel?
Checkout is at 10 AM.
Where is Vagnsstadir HI Hostel located?
Situated in Hofn, this beach hostel is 1.7 mi (2.7 km) from Vatnajökull National Park and 1.7 mi (2.7 km) from Vatnajokull. Jokulsarlon Glacier Lagoon and The Thorbergur Center are also within 12 miles (20 km).

Overall score and ratings

Rating 5 - Excellent. 24 out of 161 reviews
5 - Excellent 15%
Rating 4 - Good. 56 out of 161 reviews
4 - Good 35%
Rating 3 - Okay. 43 out of 161 reviews
3 - Okay 27%
Rating 2 - Poor. 26 out of 161 reviews
2 - Poor 16%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 12 out of 161 reviews
1 - Terrible 7%




Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities

4/5 Good

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Comfortable one night stay while on a South Coast trip.
Stayed 1 night in Aug 2020

2/5 Poor

Travelled with family
Disliked: Cleanliness, staff & service
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.
Stayed 1 night in Aug 2020

3/5 Okay

Travelled with family
Liked: Cleanliness
Disliked: Property conditions & facilities
Stayed 1 night in Aug 2020

4/5 Good

Travelled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service
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.
Stayed 1 night in Jul 2020

3/5 Okay

Travelled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness
Disliked: Amenities, property conditions & facilities
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.
Stayed 1 night in Feb 2020

Stay in the know with the Expedia app

Get real-time notifications, view your trip details and access mobile-only deals.

Text yourself a download link

By providing your number, you agree to receive a one-time automated text message with a link to get the app. Standard text message rates may apply.
Scan the QR code

Scan the QR code