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Student Hostel Iceland

Hringbraut 29, Reykjavik 101 Iceland
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Student Hostel Iceland is a hostel run by Student Services at the University of Iceland. It is only open during the summer as it is located in one of our student housing buildings and used as Student Housing during winter. The building is called Gamli Garður (e. Old Garden) and is the oldest building on campus, opening its doors in 1934. The house was completely renovated 2013-2014 with special focus on keeping the old characteristics of the house. We offer 43 twin rooms with shared kitchen and bathroom facilities. On campus we have Hama - a cafeteria, Studentakjallarinn - restaurant and bar, Boksala studenta - book store and Bokakaffi - book cafe. The hostel is located in the heart of Reykjavik, walking distance to downtown, BSI the main bus terminal and airport shuttle and also a city bus stops right outside our front door taking you to every corner of the city!
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Bar / lounge
Evening entertainment
Board games / puzzles
Books, DVDs, music for children
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Airport transportation
Street parking
Happy hour
Nightclub / DJ
Baggage storage
Gift shop
Non-smoking hotel
Shared bathroom
Shared kitchen
Shared lounge / TV area
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Non-smoking rooms
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2 stars
Languages Spoken
English, Icelandic
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Friendly welcome, clean, comfortable beds, nice rooms (it’s a student hostel, not a palace hotel, ok?), amazing common room: I felt like a student again. There’s free (good) coffee! Walking distance from the centre.
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It is a relative cheaper option with good location (close to the University of Iceland, National Museum, "the Church". The staff are friendly and helpful. There's good music every morning in the lobby (a very good area to be) and the facilities are in very good shape.
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Iceland is a really expensive country. This was one of the few reasonably priced accommodations we could find. For a hostel this is top notch: clean, comfortable, quiet etc. If you stay in a hotel you get your own shower and toilet, maybe a breakfast and perhaps a location near to the center of the city, but be prepared to pay a lot more money!
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We stayed at the Student Hostel from 6/13/18- 6/17/18. This hostel is a great inexpensive option to visit Reykjavik. All the staff there are very friendly and helpful with any questions you have. The hostel is very clean, the rooms are spacious, there is a full kitchen and bathrooms on each floor, and there are two really comfy and cool common areas to use wifi and hang around. The hostel is located at the University of Reykjavik and is 15 minutes walking distance from downtown Reykjavik and has a bus stop right outside of the hostel. There is also a student restaurant and cafeteria if you are hungry. We will definitely use this hostel again and will recommend it to all our friends.
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The facilities and the location of the student hostel is superb. The University of Iceland facilities and the National Museum is couple of minutes away. The Hostel Manager Valgerður Anna Einarsdóttir and her team is really cooperative. They guided us in many ways including suggestions for restaurants and souvenir shops. The kitchen has all the equipments required for an ideal living even with a family. We were given a well clean furnished room. The common spaces are very spacious and lively. Hope to visit the place again.
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Response from Student Hostel I, Manager at Student Hostel Iceland
Responded Jun 11, 2017
Dear Eshanul, Thank you so much for your kind words. Hosting you and your beautiful family was our pleasure! We look forward to your postcard and we hope to see you again soon. On behalf of the Student Hostel team, Vala (Valgerður Anna Einarsdóttir) Hostel Manager
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$124 - $149 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
IcelandCapital RegionReykjavik
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Frequently Asked Questions about Student Hostel Iceland
Which popular attractions are close to Student Hostel Iceland?
Nearby attractions include Hallgrimskirkja (0.6 miles), Wake Up Reykjavik (0.7 miles), and Hidden People (0.6 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Student Hostel Iceland?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
What food & drink options are available at Student Hostel Iceland?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Student Hostel Iceland?
Yes, free parking and street parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Student Hostel Iceland?
Conveniently located restaurants include 101 Reykjavik Street Food, Braud & Co, and Fisherman Fish Shop & Kitchen.
Does Student Hostel Iceland have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Student Hostel Iceland offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Is Student Hostel Iceland located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.6 miles away from the center of Reykjavik.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Student Hostel Iceland?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Icelandic.
Are there any historical sites close to Student Hostel Iceland?
Many travelers enjoy visiting The Settlement Exhibition (0.4 miles), Einar Jonsson Museum (Listasafn Einars Jonssonar) (0.5 miles), and Videy Island (3.2 miles).