This was my first stay in a hostel so I'm not sure how it compares to others but since my husband and I usually stay at super low-budget hotels I would say this was fairly comparable and a whole lot cheaper! We booked a private room on the 4th floor. There were two full bathrooms, a kitchen plus a sitting room/balcony (all shared by floor). Only had one morning where there was a wait to use the bathrooms otherwise no issues there. Everything was very clean.
Room was tiny with three single beds plus a table and a few hooks. Since I look at a hotel room merely as a place to store my bag it worked. It is definitely VERY loud on Fri/Sat until the early morning hours (normally this doesn't bother me but if you're a light sleeper it would be difficult). We rented linen although wish we could have rented towels as well (oops, didn't know we needed to bring our own!). I do wish the room had its own mirror --with the shared bathrooms it would be nice to be able to partly get ready in your own room rather than hog up the bathroom space.
Location was perfect. It's on the main street in the town and very convenient to get to everything. We were able to park our rented car at a nearby church for free (less than 10 minute walk from church to hostel). Highly recommend the noodle shop near the church --noodles with beef was so good we ate there twice during our stay in the city.
The best part to me were the staff. Each person we interacted with was incredibly helpful and friendly. Everyone gave great advice and helped us out with any questions we had. They have connections to tour companies with pick up from the hostel as well which is a nice service. Internet for a fee in the lobby is also available.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The hostel is located on Laugavegur, the main shopping street. We are affiliated with Iceland's longest running adventure company, Arctic Adventures, and our guests can choose from great offers on their tours. Our staff can provide expert information on what to do, see and experience during your stay and will gladly arrange some activities for our guests. With our unbeatable location and prices in a lively hostel we make it our priority to make your stay as pleasant as possible! See you in Iceland! ... more less
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