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Reykjavik Backpackers

Laugarvegur 28, Reykjavik 101, Iceland
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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Los Angeles, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Great bar downstairs and good location if you're looking to party. If not, it'll be noisy, kitchen was shockingly small and horribly under-equipped, bathrooms were decently clean, rooms were just ok. Stayed in a 4bed dorm room and wasn't much space for everyone's things.

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Siem Reap, Cambodia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I visited the hostel during June planning to spend a few days. It was my second time at the hostel and I expected good things. The location was great and the atmosphere good. Unfortunately it appears the hostel has remained as it was last year. Time has moved on and the hostel is in need of an upgrade. Firstly there... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stayed for 3 nights in June. The hostel was very busy. Bar on the ground floor showing the World Cup. Got packed out as its open to non guests. Stayed in a 4 bed dorm where there was not a lot of room to store your clothes. I had a problem with the dorm door. It was basically bust which... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

When you try to check it turned out that there is no free second room. Service performed a large number of calls and we were transferred to another place - definitely a higher standard and board - estimate so that its action in such situations as very good.

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Backpackers has a great location and an incredibly friendly and accommodating staff. They have free lockers (with deposit), and nice amenities - all the bathrooms, showers, etc are private, and there is a kitchen and roof terrace. The daily rate is also decent. The downside is that there aren't really places to socialize apart from the bar, and the bar... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

I stayed in the guesthouse and had a great little room. Reception was great and super helpful. My room wasn't ready when I checked in, which was a bit of a bummer as I was super tired after my flight. But they apologized and got the room ready ASAP. Only really big downside was the loud music that was being... More

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Basel, Switzerland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

The hostel is pretty much in the center of Iceland's capital. As we checked in quite late we got good rates. So it was a real bargain. The room was tidy with not much in there. But then, what do you really need in a downtown hostel? Staff is friendly and knows where to eat and party!

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Halifax, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

I really enjoyed my stay and its central, yes had to hire the duvet but I stayed a week so that was ok.. it was also good quality and warm. The kitchen is 'tired looking' and very small.. only enough room for four to either prepare or cook food.. cosy or awkward depending on your point of view, no kettle?... More

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

All staff except one girl from reception were nice and friendly, although you have to start the conversations first otherwise they don't really talk to you. Twin rooms at the back were clean and quiet from the noise of the clubs on the front, however once you visit the bathroom just next door you can hear the music and talking... More

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2014

Good location and nice staff. Nevertheless there is some crazy things about this hostel I'd like to point out. Is hard to believe that in such a cold place like iceland blankets and duvets are considered an extra. Iceland is not Cuba, therefore both blankets and duvets are essential. You really get to think they're fooling with you. It's also... More

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Address: Laugarvegur 28, Reykjavik 101, Iceland
Location: Iceland > Capital Region > Reykjavik
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
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The hostel is located on Laugavegur, the main shopping street. We are affiliated with Iceland's longest running adventure company, Arctic Adventures, and our guests can choose from great offers on their tours. Our staff can provide expert information on what to do, see and experience during your stay and will gladly arrange some activities for our guests. With our unbeatable location and prices in a lively hostel we make it our priority to make your stay as pleasant as possible! See you in Iceland! ... more   less 
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