Student hostel is run by Student Services at University of Iceland. The Student Services currently runs the Student café, the Student co-up, the University bookstore, Student preschools, Student housing, Student interactive rent- and work agency, the Student cellar bar, Háma student cafeterias, Háma „corner of the world“ and the student cafeterias all around campus.
The hostel is open during the summer months (from June 1 to August 17 2017).
Gamli Garður (e. old garden) is the oldest building on campus at the University of Iceland. It was first opened as a dormitory in 1934. During the Second World War the house was occupied by the British army. The building was completely renovated in 2013 – 2014 with the primary emphasis to highlight the history of the house. Today it's used as student housing from September until May each year. During the summer months it's a student hostel - open to everybody!