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Reykjavik Backpackers

Laugarvegur 28, Reykjavik 101, Iceland
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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Weston-s-Mare
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37 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I've stayed here two years running for short periods while in Reykjavik. This is a wonderfully central location on the main drag, Laugarvegur with lots of nearby bars and restaurants. Unless you dont mind frenetic partying and lots of noise, try and stay here on weekdays, when the bars dont open so late. The staff are all young, chilled out... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I'm used to all kinds of hostels and as far as they go, this one is not bad. Very centrally located, a kitchen, a common room a great bar below. Enough showers and toilets to not have lines and they were kept as clean as one could expect. The private room we booked was reasonably spacious but some cleaning might... More 

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Reykjavik B, Receptionist at Reykjavik Backpackers, responded to this review

Hi there and thank you for staying with us here at Reykjavik Backpackers! Thank you for your review. Reykjavik Backpackers always tries to stay the cheapest hostel in central Reykjavik and during high season we have managed to keep our room prices lower than any other hostel in the nearby area. Thank you again and hope to see you here... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The location was unbeatable, staff was helpful. Downsides were that there was a lot of noise coming from nearby bars, wifi didn't work in my room, bathrooms and showers were a bit smelly, and sheets were only provided if you paid a fee. No breakfast included, most hostels I've stayed in had this.

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Reykjavik B, Receptionist at Reykjavik Backpackers, responded to this review

Hi there and thank you for staying with us here at Reykjavik Backpackers! We thank you for your fair review and will try to improve on all those aspects mentioned. We hope to see you again at our hostel sometime in the future :) - Reykjavík Backpackers team More 

Hoi An, Vietnam
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8 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Decent place with cool decor, hot showers (everywhere in Iceland). Prices are regular expensive Iceland but not too bad to have a bar downstairs Kitchen is good and there is a balcony, good for soaking in some midnight sun Bit slow operations on the hostel front and some unecessary add-ons like duvet and key for locker

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Reykjavik B, Receptionist at Reykjavik Backpackers, responded to this review

Hi there and thank you for staying with us at the Reykjavik Backpackers! Thank you for your pleasant review. We hope to see you sometime again here at our hostel. We have some new staff in the lobby that need some more experience but we are doing our best to train them into the job. Best regards from Iceland, -... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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Reykjavik B, Receptionist at Reykjavik Backpackers, responded to this review

Hi there and thank you for staying with us at the Reykjavik Backpackers! We are sorry about the dusty room and are doing our best to up our housekeeping quality. You are right about the blankets being excluded in the room price but they are 1090 ISK not 1900, quite a big difference there ;) Thank you again for your... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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Reykjavik B, Receptionist at Reykjavik Backpackers, responded to this review

Hi there and thank you for staying with us at the Reykjavik Backpackers! Our hostel is located on the main street in the city center, a perfect location and as central as you can possibly get. This area is also where the bars and pubs are located. Reykjavík boasts itself of an amazing nightlife especially during weekends so there is... More 

United States
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7 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

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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Reykjavik B, Receptionist at Reykjavik Backpackers, responded to this review

Hi there and thank you for staying with us at the Reykjavik Backpackers! Thank you very much for your kind and honest review. We are terribly sorry about that mistake with a man in your female dorm, that should definitely not have happened. We are an evolving hostel and take every tip and comment to consideration. Thanks again for your... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

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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Reykjavik B, Receptionist at Reykjavik Backpackers, responded to this review

Hi there and thank you for staying with us at the Reykjavik Backpackers! Thank you very much for your kind review. We here at the Backpackers hostel hope to see you again sometime in the future! - Reykjavík Backpackers team More 

Bristol, England, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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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Istanbul, Turkey
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118 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
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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Reykjavik B, Receptionist at Reykjavik Backpackers, responded to this review

Hi there and thank you for staying with us at the Reykjavik Backpackers! Thank you for your pleasant review. We hope to see you sometime again here at our hostel. - Reykjavík Backpackers team More 

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