This is a great hotel for what it is:
A clean, comfortable safe place to spend a night after flying into Iceland or to use as a base while you go out to tour the amazing Icelandic landscape or as an over night location before an early flight departing Iceland.
The rooms are small, expect twin beds. The bathrooms are small. The rooms are not designed for luxury, the are designed for function: sleep, shower, a little television, and go. But, everything is clean and the staff is friendly. Considering that the staff is processing bus loads of people throughout the day and into the evening and considering the tour buses are filled with students or foreign charter groups, their cheer is nothing less than amazing.
The hotel is often the starting and ending point for bus tours in Iceland. Manage your expectations since you now know these groups will be at your location. This is hotel is not intended to encourage or entertain people who plan to visit Reykjavik and stay in the hotel for a quiet vacation.
Clean rooms, breakfast, then out the door.
Breakfast is the basic European continental style breakfast. No bells or whistles, but there is plenty.
There is WiFi available for a charge, but let me share a little secret (just between you and me)...
If you are in the lobby when a tour bus pulls up, you can "borrow" the bus's courtesy unsecured WiFi until it leaves. You have between 5 and 15 minutes. This will be at your own risk, but it maybe better than nothing.
The central downtown eating and shopping district is to the west and walkable. I admit that during the snow of February, I was glad to have a car. There is a grocery across the street if you needed some essentials.
One other advantage to its location: since the hotel is in the eastern part of the city, it convenient to the roads out of Reykjavik if you are driving to other locations to the north, east, and southeast.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Hotel Cabin is a modern hotel designed for the modern traveler and equipped with all the facilities that a modern traveler needs. Our main policy has always been, to offer travelers visiting Reykjavík comfortable and economic accomodation right in the heart of the city. The standard rooms are the cheapest accommodation we have to offer and as the name implies they are very basic but comfortable. The Deluxe rooms are bigger and come with a bathtub with a shower and refrigerator. The Superior rooms are all on the hotel´s 7th floor and offer a magnificent view of the city or the ocean. They come with a free wireless internet, a refrigerator, a tea- and coffee maker and a hairdryer.The hotel is excellently located within a walking distance from the city center as well as the Laugardalur area.Laugardalur (Hot Spring Valley) is a centre for sports and recreation in the capital. In Laugardalur you will find the Botanical Gardens and the largest outdoor thermal pool in Reykajvík, Laugardalslaug. The facilities there include a water slide, hot tubs and a geothermal sauna. Also located in laugardalur are Laugardalsvöllur Sport Stadium and Laugar fitness spa. The popular family park and Zoo in Laugardalur is open all year round. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Hotel Cabin Reykjavík
- Reykjavík Hotel Cabin
- Hotel Cabin Iceland
- Cabin Hotel Reykjavik
- Cabin Hotel Iceland