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?…
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.
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.
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.
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!