I actually wrote a blog post about this amazing hostel, which you can read in full here: http://seattlestravels.com/hi-hostel-reykjavik-downtown/
The Hostel not only provides some serious comfort and accommodations, but they can even set you up on an awesome tour of the extreme Icelandic countryside. With numerous dorms to choose from, private bathrooms, a guest kitchen, common room and tasty breaskfast bar… what’s not to love about HI Hostel Reykjavík Downtown?
Our beloved 10 Bed Road Princess Dorm at the HI Hostel Reykjavík Downtown was perfect, and looked like it came straight out of an IKEA catalogue (a good thing, in my opinion). We arrived late at night, and took the two empty beds closest to the windows. Exhausted from traveling, we immediately crashed into our comfortable beds for a great night’s sleep.
The dorm had it’s own private bathroom which was located at the back end of the room, away from the windows. Just like the rest of the hostel, the lights were automated and environmentally friendly. I love a hostel that conserves electricity!
I’ve made use of a large number of hostel kitchens in my days of traveling, and I’ve never been so impressed as I was at the kitchen of HI Hostel Reykjavík Downtown. Cleanliness is usually one of my biggest concerns, but this kitchen was always spotless.
The Common Area was probably my favourite thing about the entire hostel. I always love a good common area, and this one looked almost like a fancy restaurant and a cozy café mixed into one. The huge front window was lined with four-seater tables, with a great view of the street.
We spent seven nights at the HI Hostel Reykjavík Downtown, and I really enjoyed it. I hope to head back to Reykjavík in the next couple of years (if not sooner!), and I will definitely be going back to the HI Hostel.
It has the perfect location, a friendly atmosphere, and comfortable accommodations. It can easily be compared to a top hotel, I can honestly say that it is one of the best hostels that I have ever visited!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Downtown Hostel, recently 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 kitchen for guests, lounges and a Cafe. Laundry facilities and luggage storage on the site. Fast and free WI-FI across all areas. Free Computer access. Board games, children's corner. Movie nights. Hearty breakfast buffet with waffles and organic & vegan options. A wide selection of great rooms! Free linen is included in all rooms. 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 / Cafe : open 24 hours a day. 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. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Reykjavik Downtown Hotel