If you are coming from North America you need to know that there are a wide range of offerings in the "Guesthouses" in Iceland. All have shared bathroom facilities, some are private homes and are what we would call B&B's. Loki is actually 3 houses just outside of central Reykjavik that have a single mass breakfast room. It definitely has a 'hostel' feel to the place, but is otherwise very good, although the main house felt quite a bit nicer than the second (we stayed two nights but didn't see inside the third building) . Rooms have their own sinks and decent beds. the place is clean but not high-end in the conversion from a house to guesthouse. As long as you're ready for the mid-low end of the guesthouse spectrum it is well located, has helpful staff who are fluent in English (as are almost all Icelanders), and a decent value given the price of Reykjavik accommodation.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Reykjavik Hostel Village is a family owned hostel in Downtown Reykjavik. It consists of 5 former residential houses and therefore contains a lot of Icelandic cultural aspects. All of the houses have a big garden that is ideal for BBQs and outdoor recreation. Play Areas for kids are in two of the gardens and a green public park can be found in the next street. Reykjavik Hostel Village is ideal for single travelers and pairs, but perfect for families and groups as it offers Triple and Quadruple Rooms. Other accommodation option are Single, Double, Twin and Dormitory Rooms, and Apartment. Breakfast Buffet is served every morning. WIFI access is free as well as parking. Bathroom facilities are shared except for in the apartments, which features a private fully equipped kitchen and a large balcony. All rooms include tea/coffee facilities, a fridge and a working desk, and some do have balcony as well. The Tour Desk is at the Reception where guest can obtain tourist information, arrange car rental, tour excursions, airport shuttle, dining reservation, etc. The Reception is open 24 hours every day of the week. Reykjavik Hostel Village is situated only 100 meters (5 min walk) from Reykjavik's main shopping street (Laugarvegur) and 300 meters away from Hallgrismkirkja Church. Opposite of the road is Sundhollin, which offers an indoor swimming pool, steam baths and typical Icelandic outdoor hot tubs. Restaurants and Supermarkets can be found in the same street and close by. BSI main bus terminal is in a 15 min walking distance and the Domestic Airport only 5 min driving distance. The Airport Shuttles take you straight to Reykjavik Hostel Village from the International Airport. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Floki Hotel