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Apotek Hostel
Reviewed 17 August 2017

Photo doesn't show that it overlooks the harbour and the cement works with 6 huge silos but it was warm and clean with plenty of amenities. I had a double room on the top floor which was huge and had a balcony and private bathroom

  • Stayed: August 2017, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 21 April 2017 via mobile

Not very special, but it has everything you need. Enough bathrooms and 2 big kitchens. Lots of stuff to use in the kitchen. Nice walk to the lighthouse to see the sunset. Just weird that there was no one arouns fron the hostel bit as i found out later, thats normal in iceland :)

Stayed: April 2017, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 11 October 2016 via mobile

We stayed here for one night as we couldn't find any other hostels in Akranes. Clean room with comfortable bed. Toilet and shower were shared but it didn't bother us at all. There's also a kitchen which we appreciated a lot.

The owner is really keen on football. Very nice guy, all the best!


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Stayed: October 2016, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 20 August 2016

The manager is clearly trying hard with is hostel. Outside it could do with a bit of attention, but inside it is very clean and airy. The manager was very helpful and friendly.
We found Akranes itself was very quiet.

  • Stayed: June 2016, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 31 July 2016 via mobile

Rooms were clean and the place is quiet during the night.

The WiFi speed is also pretty good compared to the other hostels we stayed at.

While the hostel doesn't offer breakfast on the premises the host will give you directions to a nearby guesthouse where you can get breakfast in the morning.

Stayed: July 2016, travelled with friends
Thank Razvan J
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Address: Sudurgata 32, Akranes 300, Iceland
Region: Iceland > West Region > Akranes
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 7 Speciality Lodging in Akranes
Price Range: $52 - $205 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Apotek Hostel 2*
Number of rooms: 9
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Apotek Hostel is situated in an old and respectable house. The rooms are comfortable and nicely furnished, with or without en-suite facilities. Our guests have access to two fully equipped kitchens, free WiFi and a spacious lounge. Akranes has a diverse and friendly community, thriving sports life, and is close to both the capital area and the historically rich areas of West Iceland. ... more   less 
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