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“Great hotel for a short visit”
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Hotel Cabin
Ranked #45 of 52 Hotels in Reykjavik
Krakow, Poland
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“Great hotel for a short visit”
Reviewed October 26, 2012

In the city center the hotel is located Cabin. Rooms are small but cozy and functional. Breakfast is very tasty and varied - you can order an early breakfast. The rooms are modest bathroom with toiletries. There is a tv with satellite channels. You can not catch the free wireless internet - only at the front desk can subscribe online. The rooms are small, and sometimes you can hear what's going on in the next room. In the neighborhood there are no restaurants and bars, but you can go to the thermal pools, which are tens of meters away. The hotel nice service will order a tour, rent a car and book airport transfers.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled solo
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Northern Ireland, United Kingdom
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Reviewed October 23, 2012

We stayed in the Cabin during our week-long break in Reykjavik. It is located a short stroll from the centre of town, close to the waterfront and a few bars and shops in the business district of the city. The Hotel Cabin is a budget hotel, and it shows. The rooms are small and dated, though I couldn't fault the cleanliness or the standard of housekeeping. A significant downside was having two single beds rather than a double. In fact, I wouldn't call them 'single beds' as they were smaller than the standard size. They were actually 'cabin' beds, I guess the clue is in the name!

Our room was on the fifth floor and had a beautiful view out over the bay to the mountains in the distance. This was an unexpected and pleasant surprise. The room was in a quiet part of the hotel, away from the accommodation for school groups (more on that later) and being relatively free of street noise, not that it's too much of a problem in Reykjavik. The breakfast was of a reasonable standard, though it lacked some variety. There was always plenty of food, however, and the attendants kept it well stocked and tidy. As mentioned earlier, the housekeeping was very prompt and not at all invasive. The hotel seems to be very well run and guests well looked after.

Probably due to its reasonable pricing, the Hotel Cabin is popular with school groups from the UK and continental Europe. This, for me, was a significant downside. Whilst my room was well away from the school parties, it became a problem at breakfast time. Even though the breakfast room is large and seating was never an issue, I did find myself getting annoyed by the hordes of poorly-supervised adolescents pawing at the food and trying to fill their flasks with hot water (one cup at a time, from the only coffee machine). Every morning there was a different school group - I assume it is used as a stopover for those arriving on late flights.

The hotel is located around twenty minutes walk (at a slow pace) from the start of central Reykjavik. There are plenty of buses running this route, so it shouldn't be a problem for those who don't want to walk. One option for those walking to town is to take the scenic route along the seafront and past Reykjavik's new Operatic theatre. A very pleasant walk and hardly a chore.

Overall, our stay was quite trouble free. Despite the slight annoyance of the school groups, I cannot fault the Hotel Cabin when I take into account the price. It really is a bargain for Reykjavik, and I would stay there again.

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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
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New York City, New York
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Reviewed October 11, 2012

Reykjavik is an expensive town, and Hotel Cabin is surprisingly reasonable given this. The hotel is in good shape, but like many hotels in Reykjavik, boasts extremely small "efficiency" rooms.

Cons:
1) Very small rooms
2) Strange layout - some rooms' windows face out into the hall
3) Fiddly room locks/keys

Pros:
1) Reasonably priced, fast internet
2) Good selection at breakfast including cold proteins - cheeses, meats, eggs
3) Quiet
4) Various convenience stores nearby, and Subway, cafe, and convenience store across the street at the petrol station.

Neutral:
1) Not very central, but near the water and well served by buses into the city center and to RKV domestic airport.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled solo
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Aylesbury, United Kingdom
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Reviewed October 7, 2012

Location
20 minutes walk to centre of downtown. Far enough out to get a decent nights sleep. Ideal for us who like a walk before and / or after dinner, but possibly too far out of town if you don't like walking or if you want to go out for the whole night and want to be able to quickly and easilly crawl back to bed !

Accommodation
Budget rooms are small (and the beds are small singles) no question, but after the initial "crikey this room is tiny" you get used to it and it's not really a big deal, unless you plan on spending significant time in the room. We were on floor 5, and there is an area which has chairs and sofas which we saw groups of people using, playing cards and sharing a bottle of wine.
Bathroom was like a small en-suite size, but fine and clean and lots and lots of hot water.

We found the beds not the most comfortable we have ever slept in, but you never know what you are going to get when going on hols.

Hotel does have a bar, which also has a tv, it was also the area where people met / waited for others and it was not necessary to buy drinks. We did not buy any drinks at the bar.

When I read that the budget rooms don't have tea making facilites, i took my own travel kettle 2 mugs and some instant coffees and hot choc, this was fine and the hotel didn't seem to mind.

There is a 10-11 convenience store (open 24 hours) within 2 minutes walk. Out of hotel front door, turn left.

Staff
Always friendly and helpful to us. Reception, housekeeping, resturant staff all nice. No complaints.

Food
Breakfast buffet more than adequate for us. Help yourself to food, coffee and cold drink. We did not eat there in the evening, so can't comment on the evening buffet.

General
Hotel pick up service is great for the organised day trips. It does involve waiting for the pick up, which can vary by half an hour, but it's brilliant, especially being dropped back at the hotel after a long and active day.

I would stay here again.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Lerum, Sweden
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Reviewed October 5, 2012 via mobile

This hotel has attractively priced but tiny rooms. (They really are like boat cabins). If you stay two persons in a twin room only one person can move around at any time... OK breakfast and evening buffet. Friendly staff and there is good sightseeing services starting at the door.

  • Stayed September 2012
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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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Reviewed October 5, 2012

As others have said, it is about a 20 minute walk into town, which I didn't mind too much. I had a few trips prebooked so only ventured into Reykjavik town a few times. I arrived from London on the evening Icelandair flight, and got checked in straight away. What I did find was I got a twin room, when I'd booked a single. There was just enough wardrobe space for my suitcase and a few things on top. The 2nd bed was then used as storage space, and if I'd had company on my trip, we'd struggle for space.

Breakfast was good. I'm not much of a salad person, but there was plenty of things I did like including cornflakes and toast for breakfast, which kept me full for the day.

There was also plenty of information at the hotel, including a weather forecast board, and leaflets about local tours. Although the town was a 20 minute walk, there was a subway opposite, and also a local geothermal swimming pool a 5 minute walk away which at 500kr was excellent value for money.

The room was cleaned every day, and the cleaners did a good job. The bathroom also had a nice hot shower.

Overall, I'd definitely come back here by myself again, as the cost was much cheaper than elsewhere, but if travelling with someone else I'd try and either get a bigger room or look somewhere else as getting more than 1 person and extra luggage in the room would be a challenge.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled solo
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Hamilton, Waikato, New Zealand
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Reviewed October 2, 2012

We were all booked into deluxe rooms, in one wing, all together which was nice,,I did not get the view but others did,sigh,a nice place I think, we chose the buffet dinner option and used it every night. The rooms were basic but fine, pity there a fridge but no tea making facilities, missed that. Very powerful shower, great,quiet area and friendly staff, Iused the 2000 k Wifi option(24 hours access) and it was great, they even loaned me an ethernet cable just in case wireless was poor, we booked our tours from here and with just such an ever so helpful tourist info staff lass.
Good price, the location is good, I am sorted for next visit , would not use anywhere else.

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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled on business
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Property: Hotel Cabin
Address: Borgartun 32, Reykjavik 105, Iceland
Location: Iceland > Capital Region > Reykjavik > Laugardalur
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free Parking Restaurant Wheelchair access
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Ranked #45 of 52 Hotels in Reykjavik
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2 star — Hotel Cabin 2*
Number of rooms: 252
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Hotel Cabin is a modern hotel designed for the modern traveler and equipped with all the facilities that a modern traveler needs. Our main policy has always been, to offer travelers visiting Reykjavík comfortable and economic accomodation right in the heart of the city. The standard rooms are the cheapest accommodation we have to offer and as the name implies they are very basic but comfortable. The Deluxe rooms are bigger and come with a bathtub with a shower and refrigerator. The Superior rooms are all on the hotel´s 7th floor and offer a magnificent view of the city or the ocean. They come with a free wireless internet, a refrigerator, a tea- and coffee maker and a hairdryer.The hotel is excellently located within a walking distance from the city center as well as the Laugardalur area.Laugardalur (Hot Spring Valley) is a centre for sports and recreation in the capital. In Laugardalur you will find the Botanical Gardens and the largest outdoor thermal pool in Reykajvík, Laugardalslaug. The facilities there include a water slide, hot tubs and a geothermal sauna. Also located in laugardalur are Laugardalsvöllur Sport Stadium and Laugar fitness spa. The popular family park and Zoo in Laugardalur is open all year round. ... more   less 
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