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Reykjavik Downtown HI Hostel

Vesturgata 17, Reykjavik 101 Iceland
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Downtown Hostel, voted by guests as the Best HI Hostel worldwide 2015. A beautiful boutique HI Hostel, ECO certified**, modern, comfortable and welcoming. Located stone's throw from the old harbor and the city cultural center, in a quiet residential street. Facilities include a fully equipped kitchen for guests, laundry facilities and luggage storage on the site. Fast and free WI-FI across all areas. Free Computer access. Board games, children's corner. Included in Price : Hearty and homemade Oatmeal Every morning. A wide selection of great rooms! Free linen is included. Spacious shared/female only 10 bedded dorm rooms with en suite facilities and lockers (bring your own lock or buy one at the desk). Family rooms for up to 5 persons with en suite facilities and lockers. Comfortable twin/double rooms with shared or private facilities (towels included). No elevator in the building. Reception / Tour Desk : open 6-11 am and again 15-20 pm. Our hostel staff knows the City inside out and are on hand to help with anything you need. All excursions, Car Rentals and Airport trips are bookable with free pickup / drop off. **Reykjavik Downtown Hostel is Eco Certified with the Nordic Swan. The certification is a trusted ecological label in the Nordic countries, which demonstrates a well-considered and thorough sustainability policy.
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Property amenities
Paid public parking on-site
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Bicycle rental
Kids stay free
Car hire
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Express check-in / check-out
Street parking
Free internet
Public wifi
Non-smoking hotel
Self-serve laundry
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Room features
Blackout curtains
Clothes rack
Coffee / tea maker
Walk-in shower
Hair dryer
Electric kettle
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Room types
City view
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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    1 star
    Modern, Budget
  • Languages Spoken
    English, Russian, Spanish, Dutch and 2 more
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I stayed there four nights. The location is amazing, close to the center,the harbor and rhe main attractions. The atmosphere is chill and the facilities very useful. Open kitchen with free goodies. Big dorms with plenty of space for luggage and getting ready. I really enjoyed my stay.
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Stayed here for a couple nights , beds were nice rooms were clean and location was perfect but due to the location downtown it was very noisy at night especially if your on the second or third floor. Music from the clubs and pubs on the street make it very difficult to sleep at night. Overall decent stay .
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This is a nice place at a great location, and really inexpensive. I stayed in a dorm room with several other ladies, all of which were really nice (and most of them traveling solo). There is a kitchen that you can use, and if not, everything you need is close-by. Recommend.
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I am a travel guide. I often have to stay a few nights at the end of a trip. I recently spent two nights here. The posting on Trip Advisor were positive so I was hopeful. First impressions not great. It seems to be a lottery if someone is around during the day. The annex rooms are along a dull corridor, with the fire exit blocked with piles of boxes and bags of washing(?) The room was clean and the bed comfortable. The bathroom large and the shower unit good. Total lack of any atmosphere I would expect or hope for in a hostel. The breakfast was adequate but the staff on duty clearly switched off. Central location, but the last 50 yards dark and uncomfortable to walk along at night. There are better hostels in the city.
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Stayed here 2 nights prior to a 8 day tour. Had a private room with private bathroom which was spacious, clean and quiet. Had a desk and twin beds which was basic but fulfilled needs. Beds comfortable. Heated towel rail in bathroom. I didn't try the breakfast. Kitchen well stocked and clean, with oven, microwave and dishwasher . 2 large fridges with a labelling system so you can keep your own food in a labelled basket, or use stuff that is labelled for anyone to use. Reception open from 5am to 9pm when I was there (June). Code number to get in after hours. Free wifi was fast enough. Location very convenient to downtown restaurants. Coaches and tour buses don't drop off/pick up from here as hostel within restricted zone but bus stop not far away and easy to get to even with a large suitcase. Will be staying in 4 bed dorm after my tour so will see how that compares.
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Frequently Asked Questions about Reykjavik Downtown HI Hostel
Which popular attractions are close to Reykjavik Downtown HI Hostel?
Nearby attractions include Hidden People (0.06 miles), Nordic Store (0.3 miles), and Icelandic Craft Bar (0.3 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Reykjavik Downtown HI Hostel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, self serve laundry, and baggage storage.
Which room amenities are available at Reykjavik Downtown HI Hostel?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, blackout curtains, and a dishwasher.
Is parking available at Reykjavik Downtown HI Hostel?
Yes, paid public parking on-site and street parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Reykjavik Downtown HI Hostel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Icelandic Street Food, Matarkjallarinn - Foodcellar, and Fish&Co.
Is Reykjavik Downtown HI Hostel located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.3 miles away from the center of Reykjavik.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Reykjavik Downtown HI Hostel?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Spanish, German, Russian, Dutch, and Icelandic.
Are there any historical sites close to Reykjavik Downtown HI Hostel?
Many travelers enjoy visiting The Settlement Exhibition (0.2 miles), Einar Jonsson Museum (Listasafn Einars Jonssonar) (0.7 miles), and Videy Island (2.9 miles).
Does Reykjavik Downtown HI Hostel have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the city view available here.