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“Good budget option with great staff, BUT...” 3 of 5 stars
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Hotel 66
2.0 of 5 Small Hotel   |   Grensasvegur 14, Reykjavik 108, Iceland (Háaleiti)   |  
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Ranked #59 of 102 Reykjavik B&B and Inns
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“Good budget option with great staff, BUT...”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2011

We stayed here for 5 nights in September 2011. The hotel is situated in a quiet industrial area, without much to do around, but it wasn't far away from the center - only about half an hour of walking (if that) or 10-ish minutes by bus (the nearest bus stop is just across the street and there are at least 2 bus lines going to the center). The price was amazingly low (especially for Reykjavik), so keep that in mind when you see how basic and plain it is.
The room we stayed it was basic and rather shabby-looking, but clean... At least when we got there. This was really my only problem with this hotel - they never cleaned our room during our stay or changed the towels. Luckily, we were out and about all day long during every day of our stay, so we didn't end up spending much time in the room, much less leaving dirt around it, but it's still a very negative thing even for such a cheap hotel. We opted for a standard room with a shared bathroom (or, more accurately, two shared bathrooms) and, apart from the cleanliness, we got what we paid for. The bathrooms seemed to be cleaned regularly, although it's hard to keep track on that, since a lot of people use it every day (and you do need to count on some inconsiderate guests not flushing and/or removing their hair from the shower every once in a while). The room, although it barely had any furniture (two beds, a tiny wardrobe, one small table and a sink), was comfortable enough for a pleasant stay and some really good quality sleep.
The breakfast room was tiny, with only a few tables, but with a really friendly, cheerful, if not a bit hostel-like atmosphere, which I found very enjoyable. The breakfast buffet was plain and simple (bread, sweet pastries, a few kinds of cold cuts, cereal, milk, yoghurt, juice and coffee, pretty much), but it was very adequate, considering the price. Wi-Fi was free of charge and worked like a charm - we only used it in our room, but there is a computer in the dining room which one can use.
My favourite thing about this place was definitely the staff - they were extremely friendly, polite and always ready to help. They were also very knowledgeable about what there is to do in town, ready to give advices about various tours and extremely helpful when asked for directions.
I probably wouldn't recommend this place for a longer stay (due to the room cleanliness issue we encountered), but it's a great budget option otherwise. It's nothing more than a place to sleep and shower at, but it's worth the low price and, honestly, if you are visiting Iceland, you will not want to spend time in your room anyway!

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2011

The area is industrial and the outside of the building a little shabby, but we were happy when we saw our room at Hotel 66. We stayed in the family superior room and had no problems with outside noise. The room could use some more furniture but has a brand new fridge and a comfortable bed.

The hotel has lots of available free parking, so if you rent a car this is a great place to stay for an easy escape for road trips around Iceland. The area that the hotel is located in is far from beautiful, but there's a small shopping mall just down the road and a fast food restaurant called Saffron that's really popular with the locals (we ate there twice). The hotel is also a ten-minute walk from Reykjavik zoo.

They have a good breakfast, friendly and helpful staff and really fast wireless!

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2011

We stayed at Hotel66 for our wedding (with ~40 people). Convenient location, very laid back hosts. We were a complicated group and they dealt with us amazingly well. Highly recommended. There's wireless internet and good coffee here. Great for someone who needs to stay connected to the world.

  • Stayed June 2011, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
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Edmonton, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2011

What an excellent experience! The innkeeper was very friendly and accomodating, the price was right, and the room was perfect - clean and simple. A little bit off the beaten path (walking to downtown took me about 25 minutes), but easily accessible to public transit. Renovations are currently ongoing (my room was spotless, and comfortable), and the new owner and his team are anxious to eliminate all vestiges of the prior iteration of this facility, which apparently (they freely disclose this information) had a very poor reputation.

  • Stayed June 2011, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2011

Newly renovated and under new management. Our hosts were wonderful, extremely helpful with assisting with flight issues due to volcanic eruption and assisting with a credit card problem. Also very knowledgable about Iceland's "best things to do" and places to eat.

We chose a basic room with a private bathroom. Great rainforest shower head with good water pressure. The rooms all have new mattresses and linens. Neat and very clean. Our room was on the small side with twin beds, but they do have larger rooms available that are very roomy with kingsized beds. Nice dark curtains to shut out summertime sunlight when needed. The shared bathrooms were plentiful and very nice.

Continental breakfast was delicious everyday and we wanted to pack up the expresso machine and take it with us. Great coffee.

Convenient location very close to trails along the harbour, maybe 2-3 kilometres from the heart of downtown. We had a car so we didn't try the walk downtown at all .

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  • Stayed May 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Grensasvegur 14, Reykjavik 108, Iceland
Location: Iceland > Capital Region > Reykjavik > Háaleiti
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #59 of 102 B&Bs / Inns in Reykjavik
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Hotel 66 2*
Number of rooms: 27
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Our hotel is sited at a very convenient place, close to the Reykjavik Zoo & Family Park, the national soccer stadium, handball hall and the biggest top class Health Center, Gym and open-air swimming pool in Iceland, Laugar Spa.Our aim is of course to make you’re stay with us as nice as possible at affordable price. Please be welcome, we are looking forward to see you. ... more   less 
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