Very nice hostel in a great location just west of the main downtown area, near all the restuarants and the harbour. On the other side of the main street is the shopping. Lots of parking available. Room was the biggest we had in Iceland even after staying at two hotels. Same with the bathroom - huge shower. Had a private double room with private bathroom. Excellent excellent value for money in an expensive city. The bed were a little old and they put plastic mattress covers on them which was kind of uncomfortable but you could remove them. Big windows and a nice heater. 5 minutes or less to anywhere you want to go. Nice and quiet.
Also visited Loft, the new HI hostel in more central downtown, which is absolutely gorgeous - go there for a drink on the terrace! They have a nice bar. Definitely stay there if you are younger and dont mind a bit of noise. But both hostels are excellent - if we had known the quality of hostels in Iceland we would hvae stayed at hostels our entire stay and saved a lot of money and not sacrificed on hotel quality.
- 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