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“perfect start in reykjavik” 4 of 5 stars
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Loft Hostel
2.0 of 5 Hostel   |   Bankastraeti 7, Reykjavik 101, Iceland   |  
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“perfect start in reykjavik”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2013

central location, superfriendly staff, great breakfast, modern interior. The best start we could have for our trip through Iceland. Negative point: we couldn't book without full payment in advance. Unfortunately they didn't have a secured way to do this

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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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Rating summary
  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Redwood City, California
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5 reviews 5 reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2013

Literally the best staff I've ever met. Everything is new and clean. Great kitchen. The best location.

Had tons of fun staying here for almost a month. Stayed in the 8 bed, 6 bed, and private room. All of them were great. I didn't even think about moving to another hostel!

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled solo
    • 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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Brussels, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2013

Amazing experience of my stay Reykjavik, a homey place to come back to after a cold and rainy adventure - soft wooden feel of the cafeteria with gourmet herbal teas and organic coffee, delightful atmosphere all around. Rooms clean and spacious and motivated young enthusiastic staff! location is top - 66 degrees North shop right underneath - 2 mins from Airport transfer. Better than a hotel! Strongly recommend!

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Toronto, Canada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2013 via mobile

Loft hostel may be new, but they've already figured everything out! Incredibly clean, quiet, with incredibly friendly and helpful staff. They also have an awesome rooftop patio and a very hip / relaxing lounge cafe / bar to hang out in.

Perfect location right in the hippest part of downtown Reykjavik and close to all the sights.

Best hostel experience I've had! Check them out!

  • Stayed August 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Aachen, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2013

I recently stayed at the Loft Hostel for two nights, and I am truly impressed by this impeccable hostel! It is brand new, so everything looks fresh and clean, but I am not under the impression that this will fade soon.

The rooms are nice, with comfortable beds including pillows and blankets, and they are ensuite, too, so you do not have to stumble out at night to find a toilet - and everything is just superbly clean. The lounge and cafe area with the patio overlooking Reykjavik is inviting and has a good vibe. Staff is friendly, helpful, and always willing to give a little extra just to make your stay more comfortable. Usually more comfortable in my own room, I could have easily stayed here for a longer period.

The location is ridiculously central, so you are right in the center of Reykjavik (so yes, you might hear outside noise on weekend nights).

Do I have anything I did not like? Well, I, too, think the breakfast could add a little variety, and I would have loved to be able to open a window in my room - but then these are just minor things and really do not influence my overall judgement.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled solo
    • 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2013

I stayed at Loft for eight nights in two rooms, as both a solo traveler and with a friend, and loved every minute. The rooms were spacious and each bed had a light/charging/storage nook. The lounge is inviting, guests support nice, and staff stellar. They were a wealth of knowledge and helped pan trips, including alternatives where they thought it necessary. The only improvement I'd request is a more varied breakfast... but really, everything else was so awesome that I can't complain!

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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Austria
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 hotel reviews
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2013

The Loft Hostel has a fabulous location, is brand new, has spacious rooms, friendly staff and many tours and daytrips you can book there.
The breakfast will get boring if you stay couple of days. Could use some improvement or variation.

  • Stayed July 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Loft Hostel

Address: Bankastraeti 7, Reykjavik 101, Iceland
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Location: Iceland > Capital Region > Reykjavik
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Kitchenette Shuttle Bus service Suites Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #8 of 65 Specialty Lodging in Reykjavik
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Loft Hostel 2*
Number of rooms: 19
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Loft Hostel is in the downtown of downtown Reykjavik. Located on city's main shopping street, next door to all the major attractions and Reykjavik's buzzing nightlife. Loft boasts one of the finest views in town with its large top floor balcony cafe overlooking the center - a great spot to people watch or catch a glimpse of the northern lights in winter. Loft Cafe & Bar offers top quality Cemex coffee, beer from local breweries as well as some homemade sweet and savory treats. The famous (often vegetarian/vegan) Coocoo's Soup is served Mon-Fri from lunch. Fast and free WiFi throughout all areas. Facilities include guest kitchen with BBQ terrace and free luggage storage during stay. Free Computer access. Board Games. Book Exchange. Children Corner. Selections of great rooms! All rooms have complementary linen. All rooms are en suite. All 4-8 bedded rooms have lockers for valuables (bring your own lock or buy at the reception). Spacious 6 - 8 bedded dormitories (mixed / female only). Private 4-5 bedded rooms. Deluxe Double or budget Twin/Double rooms. Loft is an ECO certified HI Hostel. Inspiring events every week: live music, DJ's, movie nights, markets, art collaborations and unmissable hostel events featuring the best local talents. Don't miss our foosball tournaments! Reception / Tour Desk / Cafe & Bar is open 24 hours a day. We are there to help you out with anything; give you the local scoop on bars, restaurants, music-scene, the way out of town - and more. We arrange all excursions with complimentary pickup & drop off. Loft Team awaits you! ... more   less 
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