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Gimli - A mixed dorm for 4 persons
4 guests
1 bedroom
4 beds
1 bath
4 guests
1 bedroom
4 beds
1 bath
Please set the number of adults.
Please set the number of children.
Ages 2 - 12
Please set the number of infants.
Under 2
4 guests maximum. Infants don’t count toward the number of guests.
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The Freezer is a social hostel situated in a retro style renovated fish factory in the small town of Rif on the Snæfellsnes peninsula. We have a bar, regular events and an artists residency running at our premises and a national park on our doorstep.

The space

Have you ever bunked in an Icelandic theatre or shared a homemade breakfast with fellow backpackers and visiting artists, discussing The Smiths being the best 80´s band, why Leo never wins the Oscar, Dadaism or Peter Gabriels' solo career?

At The Freezer, all of this could happen. This homemade hostel is a lively artistic and cultural hotspot that also includes an artist residency and an independent theatre that regularly creates and stages shows inspired by local folklore and sagas.

Spirits are high in this place and the odds of making a new friend increase with each traveller, elf, clown, brother-in-law, troll, spaceman, trainspotter or pancake-maker that comes by

On top of these shenanigans, The Freezer is conveniently placed in west Iceland, amidst the stunning natural sights (alien infested glacier*) of Snæfellsjökull national park.

*According to almost reliable local legends and highly questinable sightings.

Guest access

Our guests can access all of our space and are encouraged to embrace being around us and the other guests.

Interaction with guests

We can help you with everything you need

Other things to note

This is a social hostel. That means that people are interacting and things (events, music, laughing, talking, getting-to-knowing etc..) are going on.


Extra people No Charge
Cleaning Fee $65 NZD
Weekly Discount: 10%
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House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
Not safe or suitable for infants (Under 2 years)
Check in time is 5PM - 9PM
Check out by 10AM

We expect our guests to respect each other, clean up after themselves and be friendly and understanding to one another. If others have gone to sleep we expect people to be quiet and not wake them up. If others still have to use the kitchen we expect those who are using it to make sure its clean and ready for the next one to use. We believe in trust and togetherness so our main focus is on our guests being generally nice to live with.


Safety features
Smoke detector
First aid kit
Fire extinguisher

1 night minimum stay

20 Reviews

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Małgorzata User Profile
September 2017
The hostel has a nice atmosfere, it was warm and clean, though ofcourse in the terms of hostel. The kitchen well equipped. The contact Great,The staff very helpful! And we Saw beautiful Northern Lights! Thank you!:)

Jessy User Profile
August 2017
It was like I felt at home ! This place is really nice ! They organise a real program to propose shows, theater, etc..they support artistic (URL HIDDEN) i said...really nice !

Robin User Profile
July 2017
The place is nice, might be noisy until 11p.m. some nights because of the events and the people coming to see them. Otherwise really nice staff and original place.

Yaming User Profile
June 2017
Wonderful hostel with a great community room. All my families enjoyed stay!

Laura User Profile
June 2017
We really enjoyed our stay at the Freezer! The staff were incredibly helpful, the atmosphere is great and tbe description is accurate. If you are after a unique experience I really recommend this place!

Marian User Profile
April 2017
We had such a lovely time at the Freezer hostel and enjoyed the impromptu comedy and band night! We slept fantastic on the bunk beds and it was easy access to our next destination. Very lovely people at the hostel. Would highly recommend!

Georg User Profile
April 2017
Nice Hostel in an old Fish Freezer. The staff was absolutely helpful and friendly.

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Reykjavik, IcelandJoined in September 2014
The Freezer User Profile

I am a friendly social hostel in Rif, Iceland. I like culture and people and making new friends. I also like providing entertainment such as theatre shows, live music and other artsy stuff.

My style of hosting is laid back and informal. I like guests to feel like they´re at home and amongst friends.

Can´t live without my phone, art, culture, interesting conversations, music and people

Languages: Dansk, English
Response rate: 90%
Response time: within an hour

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