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Reykjavik Downtown Hostel

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Vesturgata 17, Reykjavik 101, Iceland
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Norwich, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I stayed at Reykjavik Downtown Hostel for 10 days in total over a two week period. The hostel is really conveniently situated near the old part of town very near to the harbour. It's on a one way street so not a lot of traffic passes and the hostel if VERY quiet. It's part of the Hostelling International group so... More 

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CA
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Reply from management when there was a staff problem: "I do not have much time to spend on this petty matter" "Petty".. She wanted to pretend there was no problem with her staff member and ignored it! (I'll bet she has time to respond to this review!!) Another gem from management: "the staff allowed you to pre book your stay... More 

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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75 reviews 75 reviews
35 hotel reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great hostel, very clean and modern, dorm rooms nice and spacious with new bathrooms. Very helpful at reception and you can book everything through them if you want. Also a nice café in the reception area. Wifi was good.

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Boulder, Colorado
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34 reviews 34 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I spent a week here on a solo trip to Iceland. The place is incredibly clean, bed linens are provided, breakfast is cheap, and they have a kitchen. The common area is a great place to meet other travelers- I met some great new friends in the cafe. The location is wonderful and puts you close to most of the... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Friendly helpful staff available 24/7 with valuable info and local advise. Convenient location near city centre but on one way street, so little traffic noise. Harbour and restaurants within walking distance. Note for those with mobility issues, no lift.

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High Wycombe, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

Stayed here only one night but the location, STAFF , and overall experince will make us return again. So clean, modern hostel that it feels like a four star establishment:) It is really close to town centre, restaurant and the harbor. Breakfast was really nice, skyr offered in actual pack rather than in a big bowl ! Really tasty. Thank... More 

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Edinburgh
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

Great location, very helpful staff at front desk who are happy to book/arrange tours for you. Nice kitchen to cook in, WiFi worked fine in my room & there's a nice front reception area to wait in if you're being picked up for tours. Downsides: breakfast overpriced for what it was (go out & get something better from a cafe... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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34 reviews 34 reviews
4 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 via mobile

my partner and I booked a private double room from Sunday 22nd February - Sunday 1st March and loved every moment of our stay. We arrived in a awful snow storm and were welcomed at the desk and offered a hot drink and a towel to dry off. We were given room 30' a private double room with bathroom and... More 

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Hong Kong
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

Really appreciate the helpful staff here. Room is spacious and clean. You can reach the city centre with a short walk and restaurants are nearby. Flybus from airport will drop you off right outside the hostel.

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Portland, Oregon
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

Fresh, clean, friendly staff. Perfect location! You can easily walk around town. Wonderful breakfast! Multiple delicious restaurants within 5 min walk. They booked all my tours in one place. I will definitely stay here again!! Best choice in Reykjavik.

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