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Reykjavik Downtown Hostel

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Vesturgata 17, Reykjavik 101, Iceland
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This was our first trip to Iceland (for our honeymoon) and we can’t highly recommend this hostel enough. It has a fantastic central location near the harbour, transport links, shops and bars but without the noise. Right from the start the staff were extremely helpful and took time to explain the amenities the hostel had in detail. They helped us... More 

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Jersey, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Another great HI hostel in Reykjavik. Amazing location with just a few mins walk into town. Great features, amazing staff. Only one issue is parking. I would highly recommend this hostel. The staff are super friendly as well 😄. Clean kitchens, clean dorms, everything is clean

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SW Scotland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A lovely clean friendly hostel, close to city centre amenities. There's a cosy kitchen and sitting room for guests. Staff took time to explain where useful things were, including the great swimming pool with hot tubs at Vesturbaejarlaug. When I accidentally left some brand-new camping utensils in the kitchen they kindly kept them till I was back in Reykjavik the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Having stayed at youth hostels all over Europe, I can say this is one of the very nicest. The staff are lovely and helpful, the beds comfortable, wifi consistent, everything is sparkling clean, the communal kitchen is large and well-stocked. The location is very central, conveniently located to transport links, tourist info, shops, bars, etc. but protected from noise. If... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was our fourth trip to Iceland. For the price and location we were pleasantly satisfied. It was clean and you can access the hotel from the airport via bus to the terminal in Reykjavik, then a transfer. The only real complaint were the doors, they are heavy and slam. If someone leaves early morning each door they use slams... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I cannot recommend this place enough! Extremely clean, fantastic location, helpful staff, and it has everything you need! This place is quiet at night too and you don't really have to worry about it being too much of a party hostel, most people are there to explore Iceland. Fantastic stay!

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Yerseke, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The 12 person dorm was clean and there were lockers available. The only negative point was that the shower turned cold really quickly. It is located near the center of town which is really convenient.

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Kansas City, Kansas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I stayed here for two separate nights: one on my arrival in Iceland in a 10 bed co-ed dorm, and another on my way out in a 4 Bed female dorm. Both were very comfortable. There is lots of room to put your luggage on the floor and spread out if needed. Each room had an ensuite shower, which was... More 

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London
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Reykjavik Downtown Hostel is super conveniently located and just a few minutes walk to the center of the town, or a few minutes walk in the other direction towards the harbor for some great ice cream. :) I stayed in a 10-person dorm and the beds were comfortable, storage ample and the bathroom was neatly organized with each person having... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

Its right in the city centre, staff is very polite and rooms are one of the best in terms of youth hostel. Comfortable bed, modern decor, i was particularly surprised by the washroom absolutely clean and shining. Similar to what you would find in a good hotel. Altough building does look a bit shabby from outside. There is no lift,... More 

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