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):
- A budget comfortable HI Hostel in the green heart of the city, by Laugardalur Park, next door to the city largest Pool & Spa and national stadiums. Known for being the original Hostel in Reykjavik and the very first ECO Hostel in Iceland. The excellent facilities include 3 fully equipped guest kitchens, lounge areas, an outdoor patio and a Cafe. Laundry facilities and luggage storage on the site. Fast and free WI-FI across all areas. Free computer access. Movie hire. Board Games. Ping pong. Foosball. Climbing Wall. Bike Rental. Big breakfast buffet includes local, organic & vegan options. A wide selection of great rooms! NB: Sleeping bags are allowed or linen & towels to be rented upon arrival. Budget 6 bedded dorm rooms with shared facilities. Access to lockers. Dorms/Family rooms for up to 6 persons with en suite facilities. Lockers included (bring own lock). Budget twin rooms with en suite facilities. Comfortable twin/double rooms with en suite facilities (including linen and towels). Reception / Tour Desk : open 24 hours a day. Our hostel staff knows the city inside out and are on hand to help with anything you need, just ask. All the most exciting tours and excursions + the Airport transfer are bookable with complimentary pickup / drop off. Plenty of free Parking. Car Rental. Walking to center is around 30 min by the coastline. Public bus no. 14 Stops at the Hostel every 15-30 minutes, taking you to and from BSI and the center in 10 min. Airport transportation connects with every flight, and will drop you off at the hostel upon request. **Reykjavik City Hostel has been Eco Certified - Nordic Swan since 2004. The certification is a trusted ecological label in the Nordic countries, which demonstrates a well-considered and thorough sustainability policy. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Reykjavik City Hotel