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“Basic accommodation but good value”
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Hotel Cabin
Ranked #47 of 54 Hotels in Reykjavik
Reviewed January 26, 2013

In a country where everything is so expensive it was a good deal to find this hotel. The room is little bigger than a wardrobe and basic accommodation but clean. The breakfast is cold buffet, not a big deal of choice but ok to start the day. wifi is very expensive but the parking is free which is great. Short walk to centre of town.
Only problem was the people turning up late in neighbouring rooms after coming from Northern lights trips.

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Reviewed January 25, 2013

This hotel is very nice, but not quite could be expected by the 3* label. It is immaculately clean, the staff friendly and helpful and the shower over our bath superb. The food is good and plentiful but similar food (cold salad type things) used for all 3 meals! The standard rooms were reported by fellow guests to be amazingly small. Our 'deluxe' one was on the small side of big enough with 3 single beds in it. There are 3 types of rooms and we were told beforehand that the top two had free wifi but on arrival only the top one does. It can be bought for usual prices. It was also implied there would be a free transfer from the airport, but this has to be bought too. There was no hairdryer in the room, but could be borrowed with a deposit paid. There are also NO double rooms at the hotel - they just push two singles together, each with separate bedding. It is a 25-30 minute walk to the centre of town, but has a lovely view to mountains across the bay.

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Reviewed January 23, 2013

Me and my partner have just returned from a week here. The hotel is absolutely spot on and fantatstic value. We stayed in the superior room on the 7th floor overlooking the harbour with the cost being £128.00 for the room including bed and breakfast. The staff were very courteos, polite and helpful. The Northern Lights completed it all as they showed on two nights over the harbour. I would highly recommend this hotel.

Room Tip: Upgrade to a Superior Room is a must. Large rooms and gret views over the harbour to the glaciers. W...
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1  Thank Mark W
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Reviewed January 23, 2013

we arrived very late (after 0100) yet were checked in with minimum fuss. As reccommended in other reviews asking for a higher floor gets you a great view, and a much nicer room. The beds were VERY comfortable, the bathroom was excellent & there was plenty of space for luggage/hanging clothes.

The front desk team were great, and helped us enormously to change a few tours & book taxis and restaurants for dinner.

My only complaint, and its not againts the hotel, is its location. Its on the city outskirts, but is only a 20 minute walk to either downtown Rejkavik, or the harbour ( and you get to go past sun voyager sculpture if you walk by the sea!)

all in all an excelllent value hotel, and a nice place to have as a base

Room Tip: ask for high floor ( we stopped in sixth flloor) if you ask for front facing you will be able to see...
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Reviewed January 22, 2013

Stayed at the Cabin Hotel for four days as part of the Northern Lights package with Icelandair. Room on arrival was very small but we were able to upgrade to a deluxe room without any hassle. The deluxe rooms are better, have more space and storage room for belongings. The rooms were clean and tidy and the cleaners came in everyday to change towels etc. Had a sea view, along with the mountain, that we didn't actually see til the following morning. The hotel was about a 20 min walk to the centre/harbour of Reykjavik. WiFi was available most times of the day except between 12-6pm unless you paid for it The staff were very friendly and you are able to book a number of excursions from the hotel, would recommend Blue Lagoon and Gullfoss and Geysir trips that run on a daily basis. Would stay at this hotel again but would book for the deluxe room instead of standard.

Room Tip: Avoid standard rooms
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  • Stayed: January 2013, traveled with friends
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Reviewed January 21, 2013

We stayed here on a Groupon offer where flights and a Northern Lights trip were included, so I'm not sure how much we paid for the actual hotel, but for 3 nights we had no complaints. We asked to be upgraded to a top room quietly situated after reading other reviews on here, and our room was exactly as requested - at the end of the corridor away from the lifts on the top floor with a sea view. Internet access was a little strange as there was a 'log on' that disappeared when you opened other tabs, meaning it was difficult (or impossible) to 'log off' again. On trying to get back on the internet I kept getting a message saying I was already logged in, but I couldn't then open any web pages, so better instructions than just the password and log in name could be supplied by the hotel. Any other tiny problems (such as the shower not draining away properly, and a small leak from the shower across the bathroom floor) were quickly dealt with the same day, you can't ask for more. Reception staff were incredibly helpful and efficient with a nice 'can do' attitude often lacking in more expensive establishments. Strangely although shampoo and conditioner were supplied, as well as a small bar of soap, there was no shower gel, and no-where to put anything in the shower except the floor, so using soap, shampoo etc was a bit of a pain. The shower had a hand-held shower head to avoid wetting hair, as well as one coming from directly above that wasn't adjustable. Room servicing seemed to be a little strange - they changed the towels (on the small side) every day, but never replenished the tea/coffee. There was loads of hot water and the heating in the room and bathroom was very efficient. TV in the room picked up Sky News although strangely with Irish adverts, and Sky Sports. Doors did not bang shut so there was no noise once we were in the room - again many more expensive hotels fail to deal with self-closing doors that slam shut, disturbing everyone whenever somebody enters or leaves their room. My only relatively minor criticism was breakfast: there were cereals and yogurt with a couple of fruit sauces, and the usual continental array of ham, cheese and hard boiled eggs along with sliced cucumber and tomatoes, but the bread was very variable depending on when you went to serve yourself. There were rolls and occasionally a couple of croissants which both looked very 'supermarket' - remaining bread was sliced, some good some not-so-good, and you might find some pretty shoddy bread, help yourself for want of something better and go back five minutes later to find they'd replenished with much nicer bread, different and with more variety including fruit loaf. There was a diy toaster which barely toasted the bread on the first pass through, so always had to be put in for a second round. When we visited the hotel wasn't busy, but I wouldn't like to be eating in this breakfast room when the hotel is full. We didn't try the very reasonably-priced dinner buffet as I was a bit put off by the breakfast but for the price (bearing in mind Iceland is very expensive indeed) it's probably very good value. All in all for a short-ish visit I can't fault this hotel.

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Reviewed January 19, 2013

Stayed three day´s there. Average location, very small rooms but affordable.
A reasonable option for just sleeping. Very kind staff and helpful. Not sure if there can be a minimum upgrade on the room but i didn´t have a window. When coming again to Iceland i would consider this hotel again but also look elsewere due to budget.

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  • Stayed: January 2013, traveled solo
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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
Hotel Style:
#5 Best Value Hotel in Reykjavik
Price Range: $116 - $231 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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Hotel Cabin Reykjavík
Reykjavík Hotel Cabin
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