Eyrargata 51-53, 820 Eyrarbakki, Iceland
+354 788 8200
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How do I make a booking?

The simplest way to book your hostel stay is to use the ‘Book Now’ box. Add the dates and number of guests and follow the instructions. Alternatively, send us a message – we are happy to help!

Do you serve breakfast?

No, but you can get a nice breakfast at Rauða Kaffihúsið down the street, and we can even get you a deal on that. A coupon redeemable for a homemade muffin, skyr and granola, or oatmeal, along with juice and coffee or tea, costs just 1.200 kr.

Do I need to book accommodation in advance?

Drop-ins are welcome – we like surprises. If we have a bed available, it’s yours! If not – we are happy to help you in any way we can to find a suitable place to rest your head.

Will I have to sleep in a big dormitory?

Our largest dormitory has 12 beds, and the smallest has 6. If that’s not your style, we also have private apartments with their own bathrooms, full kitchens, and a living area. The apartments are perfect for 2-4 people each.

Do I need to bring my own bedding?

No! Made-up beds are included in the price. Please be aware that sleeping bags are not permitted at our hostel.

Can I do my own cooking?

Absolutely! We won’t doing it for you, but what we will do is provide a state-of-the-art kitchen better than any of our staff members (including our owners) have at home, because we hate cooking in most hostels. If you’re curious, our state-of-the-art kitchen includes two induction cooktops with their own ventilation hoods, two refrigerators (one with a freezer section), a convection oven, and of course a kettle and coffee maker. However, there is no maid service so you must clean up after yourselves! Please. Please. PLEASE!

Do I need to bring my own towels?

Towels are not provided, but if you don’t bring one of your own, you can also hire one from us for ISK 500 per stay.

How do I get to the hostel?

It’s easy to reach us if you have your own transportation. We’re just 45 minutes by car from Rekjavík or just over one hour from the airport. There is bus service to Eyrarbakki, but only via Selfoss, so if you would like to arrive by bus you will have to transfer there.

What tours do you offer?

We can arrange any of the activities on DiscoverEyrarbakki.is and provide information about any self-drive excursions. We highly recommend going horseback riding on the beach or kayaking in the sea or lagoons. Not to be missed! We can also arrange scuba or snorkeling tours at the acclaimed Silfra. This and anything else your heart desires, just ask!

When do you charge my credit card?

Full payment is due upon arrival. We won’t charge your card before.

Do you allow alcohol and smoking at the hostel?

YES, to the alcohol – of course, as long as you’re 20 years old. And we do sell beer at the front desk, for those who would like to avoid the trip to the local Vínbúðin in Selfoss! Regarding smoking – NO – we do not allow smoking inside the hostel or apartments at Bakki Hostel & Apartments. Feel free to smoke outside though.

Do you supply food?

No, but our local restaurant is one of the best in the country and has earned a TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence three years in a row. Rauða Húsið restaurant serves modern Icelandic and international cuisine and is most famous for its langoustines (lobster). Their new bistro & café, Rauða Kaffihúsið, is run by the same great chefs but offers a more casual setting and simpler but still excellent fare, including the best pizzas in the south. Breakfast is also available at Rauða Kaffihúsið, which opens at 8:00 a.m. in summer. There is also a convenience store just next-door to us, and a Krónan grocery store in Selfoss, 12 minutes’ drive from us.

Do you provide storage?

We do provide secure lockers in all rooms, free of charge. If needed, we can also store your things before or after check-out, for example, while you eat brunch at Rauða Kaffihúsið.