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Reykjavik City Hostel

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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Thought it would be fun for the kids to experience hostelling and as this was right next door to the outdoor pool we frequent (daily) when we're Reykjavik I booked a private room for four with private bathroom. Surly reception lady. No welcome, no orientation, she just said "booking" Not enough sheets, duvets and pillow cases but thankfully she provided...

Thank samantha m
Bath, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

First the bad bit .... it's quite a way out of the main city centre but with a car or using public transport, this is not a problem. The good bit now .... we stayed as a family of three in a private four bunk bed room with en suite bathroom. Good price as accommodation in Iceland, even in January,...

Thank Blitz S
Dundee, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This place is perfect for the budget conscious traveller. Private rooms with en-suite, comfy beds and enough space to make the rooms liveable for a few days. Friendly staff, good kitchen facilities again perfect if you are on a budget. Bus service to downtown right outside the door, may be a bit of a walk for some people but takes...

Thank KielE26
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had a very pleasant stay here during our time in Iceland. The facility was clean, and the staff was very friendly. There is free parking on site which was a nice touch and the receptionist even gave us free coffees upon our arrival!

Thank LauraMacio
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Stayed at the hostel on the 5th of December for 6 nights I found the rooms to be very clean and in good order. The staff were very helpful with any tours that needed booking. I would recommend that the hostel install a vending machine with snacks and drinks for guests that arrive late. I found the breakfast over priced...

Thank Eltoncook
Moscow, Russia
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I liked this hostel very much. Staff was friendly, rooms were clean, toilets were clean too. Kitchen with a good view to a parking lot :) Everything was good, except for one - it was a bit cold. Blankets are really warm, but being in a room, not covered by a blanket was not very comfortable.

Thank Alexey_Nazarov
Singapore, Singapore
Reviewed December 14, 2016 via mobile

We arrived at the hostel in the evening. We were cold and hungry. We were glad to have found our accommodation. We checked in and went to our room. We were not prepared that we had to prepare our beds by ourselves! We were surprised that towels were not provided. Luckily I had brought two flimsy ones. There are only...

Thank Xiaoling10
County Dublin, Ireland
Reviewed December 13, 2016

The hostel was lovely. Staff were great and very helpful with any questions. The room was modern and clean and you could adjust the heating. The bathroom was also very well kept. The kitchen was full up with cutlery and cooking utensils. Sometimes there was no space in the fridge or seats available but the other kitchen was easily accessible...

Thank LeilaS23
Reviewed December 12, 2016

This hostel is great and very green! The staff are very nice and helpful. There are lots of places to go to be by yourself and relax if you need to get away. The bathrooms and the rooms are very clean. Be prepared to make your own bed though. Towels can be rented but I think it's easier just to...

Thank Emily B
Reviewed December 10, 2016

This is big and spread out hostel. Three kitchen, common rooms, washer and dryer. The staff is nice. City Park is in the behind building. The parking is free. This is a short walking distance to city pool which is huge. This cost 900 ISK...or 9 bucks. Worth it. The sculpture museum is also nearby. On negative side 6 inch...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair access
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  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Free Parking
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Meeting Rooms
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Newly renovated and comfortable HI Hostel in the green heart of the city, by Laugardalur Park, next door to the city largest geothermal outdoor&indoor pool, spa, gym and the national sports stadiums. Known for being The Original Hostel in Reykjavik and the very first ECO hostel in Iceland. The excellent facilities include 3 fully equipped guest kitchens, comfy lounge areas, an outdoor patio and a Café. Laundry facilities on the site. Complimentary High speed WI-FI in all rooms and lounges. Free computer access. Free luggage storage on day off arrival and departure. Event calendar includes: movie nights, board games and there is a ping pong table and a climbing wall. Bike and car rental. Plentiful breakfast buffet includes homemade, organic & local options. A wide selection of great rooms! *Budget 6 bedded dorm rooms with shared facilities. Access to lockers. Sleeping bags allowed or linen & towels to be rented upon arrival. *Dorms/Family rooms for up to 6 persons with en suite facilities. Lockers included (bring own lock or buy at reception). Linen included. Towels to rent. *Comfortable twin/double rooms with en suite facilities (including linen and towels). Reception / Tour Desk / Security : Open 24 hours a day. Our hostel staff knows the city inside out and are on hand to help with anything you need. All the most exciting tours and excursionsare bookable with complimentary pickup / drop off. FREE Parking in front. Walking to center is around 30 min by the coastline. Public bus no. 14 stops in front of the Hostel every 15-30 minutes, taking you to and from BSI bus central station and the city centre in 10 min. Airport transportation connects with every flight, and will drop you off at the hostel upon request. **Reykjavik City Hostel has been Eco Certified - Nordic Swan since 2004. The certification is a trusted ecological label in the Nordic countries, which demonstrates a well-considered and thorough environmental policy. The Hostel is part of the largest network of hostels worldwide and offering over 30 locations cross Iceland. Established in 1930, HI-Iceland are not-for-profit association. This means any surplus we generate is put back into the Hostel network and also contributes to our environmental and social development programme. We don't rely on any funding. Our income comes from member subscriptions and the sales of accommodation and travel experiences. ... more   less 

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Address: Sundlaugavegur 34, Reykjavik 105, Iceland
Location: Iceland > Capital Region > Reykjavik > Laugardalur
Price Range: $32 - $185 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:1.5 star — Reykjavik City Hostel 1.5*
Number of rooms: 40
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“If you are up for it, definitely go for the dorm rooms. You will be able to meet and talk with people from all over the world.”
 of 5 bubbles , Dec 12, 2016 | Read review
“get bed not by entrance door”
 of 5 bubbles RCM92, Dec 10, 2016 | Read review
“The double en-suite that we had was amazing value; really well furnished.”
 of 5 bubbles TheGreatNabu, Apr 2, 2016 | Read review
“Don't do a room of more than 4, it gets loud and messy very quickly”
 of 5 bubbles 245alinac, Mar 12, 2016 | Read review
“Most rooms have windows.”
 of 5 bubbles 917chuah, Mar 8, 2016 | Read review
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