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Reykjavik Backpackers

Laugarvegur 28, Reykjavik 101, Iceland
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Reykjavik Backpackers
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The room is quite dirty with the chewed bubble gum and dusty. Blanket will not be provided unless you PAY 1,900 ISK first! The location is convenient, but i think this is the one and only one reason for choosing this hostel.

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Lausanne, Switzerland
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Noisy, basic place with a confusing entrance. When I arrived and saw they offer you earplugs at the reception I knew it was going to be a rough night. Yes, as other reviewers mentioned, there's quite some noise coming from a nearby nightclub. But unfortunately, there's also noise coming from other guests who won't care about anyone else's sleep (even... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Let me just start off with the main positive: LOCATION. Reykjavik Backpackers has a seriously incredible location. You're located on the main shopping street with restaurants, bars, shops, grocery stores, city landmarks etc right outside your door. I could not have asked for a better spot in Reykjavik. I was able to walk to the Harbor, shops, Hallgrimskirkja, and other... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The accommodation was alright. The 4 person room was small without really enough room for 4 persons 'stuff' but acceptable nonetheless. The toilet and shower facilities were good and the wifi worked alright on level 2 though better in the bar downstairs (which is also very cool). Unfortunately I got in late and had some difficulty sorting out where I... More 

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Bristol, England, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015 via mobile

We stayed on the 4th floor and the noise is unbearable. It comes from a nightclub called "boston" which is a first floor noise factory. It is right next to the hostel and made it impossible to sleep, I'm not exaggerating I'm a young student and used to noisy halls but this is on another level. The staff shrug it... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

really nice and clean place in the center of the reykjavik. during the night it can be noisy bec of the pubs around but they give free airplugs. they give free pillows, pillowcase and sheet but for cokd nights you have to bring your own blanket or rent it. also you can rent a locker. they are not included in... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

I stayed here once back in 2010 and again in 2015. The check-in area is now a bar/restaurant so that was a big change, otherwise the other aspects are the same. Still a great location, still has decent service and rooms are still reasonable hostel rooms. We stayed in the back building this time which didn't have wifi reception. Wasn't... More 

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Stockholm, Sweden
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

Would recommend this hostel for a short stay solo travellers who dont mind to stay in a noisy hostel as in the basement is a bar that can get very loud in some nights. Location is perfect to discover the city as its just on the main shopping street and you can reach everything just with 5 min walk. Downside... More 

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Hamilton, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

Very central, good information and nice accommodation. Neighbours are great and people are friendly, Bar is also very good and has a lovely atmosphere. Ask for nearby apartment rooms for rent if you want a bit more privacy. :)

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Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
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4 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

Great location, very nice spacious rooms with nice fresh linin and towls, lots of hooks to hang wet cloths! The bathrooms and kitchen were not very clean thought the entire stay and I doubt I'll return due to this although everything else was very lovely! Good bar downstairs. Please also note wifi only works on floor 1!

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