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Borgartun 32, Reykjavik 105 Iceland
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#48 of 59 hotels in Reykjavik
Hotel Cabin is a budget hotel located in Reykjavik. Our main policy has always been, to offer travellers visiting Reykjavík comfortable and economic accommodation right in the heart of the city. The standard rooms are the cheapest accommodation we have to offer and as the name implies they are very basic but comfortable. The superior rooms are bigger and come with a bathtub with a shower and refrigerator. The Superior rooms with a view are all on the hotel´s 7th floor and offer a magnificent view of the city or the ocean. They come with free wireless internet, a refrigerator, a tea- and coffee maker and a hairdryer. The hotel is excellently located within a walking distance from the city centre as well as the Laugardalur area.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free internet
Free breakfast
Bicycle rental
Taxi service
24-hour security
Baggage storage
24-hour check-in
Bar / lounge
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Happy hour
Snack bar
Gift shop
Non-smoking hotel
Shared lounge / TV area
24-hour front desk
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Room features
Blackout curtains
Clothes rack
Private bathrooms
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
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Room types
Non-smoking rooms
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Mountain View
Languages Spoken
English, Icelandic


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Grade: 73 out of 100
10Restaurantswithin 0.3 miles
1Attractionwithin 0.3 miles
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Cherrypie007 wrote a review Oct 21
North Lincolnshire29 contributions23 helpful votes
We wanted clean, budget accommodation as a base for our 4 night stay in Reykjavik. Hotel Cabin delivered it perfectly. We arrived too late to explore. The very busy receptionist suggested Borgo 29 just 2 mins up the road. We would never have discovered it without her recommendation. We had the best dinner of the entire trip there (Hipster’s fish of the day, Ling, was amazing) with a great vibe. I’d definitely go back there again as there were lots of other lovely choices in this hidden gem of a food hall, catering for every taste. The rooms were compact, clean, warm and everything we could want…except a view. A couple of days later I asked if there was any chance of upgrading to one with a view. I was expecting to pay extra, if there was even one available as it was a very busy hotel. I was given a room that I was told was the same standard so there was no additional charge. It was double the size, with a fridge, dressing table, chair, another table, a massive TV and a fantastic view of Faxa Bay. The same receptionist helped us hire a car, which we would have struggled to do at such short notice without her knowledge and guidance. All the receptionists were really helpful, booking us cabs, answering questions. They were dealing with a constant flow of guests of all nationalities and nothing seemed too much trouble. I gave them a box of Lava biscuits as a small token of my appreciation for their helpful service as I could see they were doing such a great job. The housekeeping staff were all going about their tasks unobtrusively and pretty much ignored. They were all friendly and smiley and should be acknowledged too for the great job they are also doing. There was a bit of noise from the corridors when excited young travellers were settling in and visiting one another, though as soon as their room doors shut it was silent. The sound-proofing is fantastic. Breakfast was ample. Lots of cold meat, cheese, hard-boiled eggs, peppers and oranges. Plenty of choices of bread which could be toasted, cereal, yoghurt and strawberry compote, porridge (looked a bit watery to my greedy eye) and unlimited tea, coffee, juices. Loads of room, very attentive staff keeping it clean and well stocked. It’s a 20 minute walk to the centre along the fabulous Saebraut coast road or 10 minute walk to the iconic Laugurdaslaug(?) swimming pool. Definitely worth a visit. It’s a great base if you want to get out and explore all Reykjavik has to offer. Clean, quiet, comfortable, helpful. If you want luxury, why are you still reading?
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Date of stay: October 2021Trip type: Traveled with friends
Ane A wrote a review Oct 17
Copenhagen, Denmark1 contribution
The room was small, but the view over the sea was excelent, and I sleept very well. The service was good and all employees I meet was very serviceminded. The location is very easy to drive to, and good parking space. Good walking distance to the city centre.
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Date of stay: October 2021
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Paul S wrote a review Oct 9
Hartford, Connecticut3 contributions
I stayed here since I bought a vacations package with Icelandair. The hotel is cheap and looks cheap. The rooms are too small and some of the personnel were not very nice. The rooms are so small and uncomfortable (I traveled alone and this was still an issue). Breakfast was acceptable. I would not stay in this place again. If you want to stay in a cheap place that looks cheap and provides you a bad service with uncomfortable rooms, the this place is for you.
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Date of stay: October 2021Trip type: Traveled solo
Room Tip: So not stay here unless you are really on a budget
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Response from Hotel Cabin, General Manager at Hotel Cabin
Responded 1 week ago
Dear paulsanmartin 86 Thank you for your stay at hotel Cabin and I am sorry to hear that it was not up to your expectations. We are indeed a budget hotel with small rooms and I am sorry to hear if that was not clear when you booked your room. But we still try our best to offer excellent service and I am sorry to hear that it was not the case during your stay. We hope that you will travel again to Iceland.
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DenGood wrote a review Sep 2021
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Nice hotel for a short stay. The room was not too big, but clean and comfy. Highly recommended for the last part of Ring Road trip before departure from Iceland. Very good location - COVID testing center is 15 minutes to go and the city downtown is about the same distance.
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Date of stay: September 2021
Sleep Quality
Amy S wrote a review Sep 2021
3 contributions1 helpful vote
The staff was super friendly, and this hotel served as a great place to stay conveniently located for our stay. My sister and I were able to walk to places for shopping and dining, and the breakfast was delicious!
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Date of stay: September 2021
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$61 - $99 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Hotel Cabin
Which popular attractions are close to Hotel Cabin?
Nearby attractions include SES design - Ísland (0.2 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Hotel Cabin?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
What food & drink options are available at Hotel Cabin?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Hotel Cabin?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Hotel Cabin?
Conveniently located restaurants include Fylgifiskar, Wok On, and Blackbox Pizzeria.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Hotel Cabin?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Icelandic.
Are there any historical sites close to Hotel Cabin?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Einar Jonsson Museum (Listasafn Einars Jonssonar) (1.1 miles), The Settlement Exhibition (1.5 miles), and Videy Island (1.7 miles).
Does Hotel Cabin have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the mountain view available here.
Is Hotel Cabin accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access, reduced mobility rooms, and facilities for disabled guests. For specific inquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.