This hostel is a little outside of downtown Reykjavik, but not necessarily out of the way and still very easy to get to. The front desk reception was very helpful with luggage storage, calling cabs, and letting us know some of the better places to eat and drink in the city. They do offer a breakfast everyday, although it's a bit pricey and you're probably better off picking up food at a market and keeping it in the kitchen. We stayed in a four person dorm, which did the trick, although bring your own bedding if you're able or else you'll have to pay for some.
Only downsides were the other loud younger guests staying in the same wing who could be heard running up and down the halls yelling and knocking on doors. Kids these days! Also, they don't have a freezer, which was annoying as I just wanted some ice in my drink. When I asked someone in the main kitchen if they had any, I was advised to "wait until Winter."
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Reykjavík City Hostel is in the green heart of the city, by Laugardalur Park, next door to the national sport stadiums and Iceland´s biggest Pool & Spa. It offers comfortable budget accommodation and excellent facilities, both indoors and outdoors. It has been an Eco certified place to stay for 10 years now. The Hostel offers free WIFI in all rooms and lounges, and facilities include a coffee bar, large BBQ terrace, three fully equipped kitchens, dining area and laundry facilities. The hostel breakfast buffet is a good start to the day. Free luggage storage during stay and long-term storage available. Ample lounge areas and an outdoor patio and garden. Computer access, free movie hire and social events. The hostel has 24hr access and security. The reception team will help you organize your visit to this exciting City; bus passes, bikes, rental cars and all recommended day tours and excursions, including Northern Light tours, The Blue lagoon, Husky and Glacier tours, hiking and biking. Complimentary pick-up service for most tours. Free parking. Walking to center is around 30 min by the coast. Public bus no. 14 stops outside the Hostel every 15-30 minutes, taking you to and from BSÍ and the city center in 10 minutes. Airport transportation connects with every flight, and will drop you off at the hostel upon request. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Reykjavik City Hotel