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“Cabin in Borgartun, great stay”
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Hotel Cabin
Ranked #46 of 52 Hotels in Reykjavik
Oslo, Norway
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“Cabin in Borgartun, great stay”
Reviewed June 7, 2013

We enjoyed 4 nights on sixth floor in hotel Cabin. It may be situated just out of "down-town", but renders parking facilities for the rented car, breakfast buffet and a clean and comfortable room.
The very friendly staff, in particular the reseptionists, contributed to the overall good impression. If we ever return to Reykjavik, we would certainly book at hotel Cabin.
(Why the address is written Borgartuni 32 we don't understand, as the address is Borgartun).

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed June 7, 2013

I stayed in this hotel in May with 10 friends, we had a great time. We just wanted a clean and cheap hotel which is what we got.
The staff where friendly and the breakfast was good too.
The bathroom was small but the rooms were adequately sized. The hotel isn't far from the shops and restaurants.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with friends
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Leiden, The Netherlands
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed June 3, 2013

This hotel is nothing special, perfect for a low-budget place to spend the night while being away during daytime. The rooms are small but clean and breakfast is ok but nothing luxurious. It is located outside the city centre, which is actually quite convenient when you have a rental car as it is close to the main roads.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with friends
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Paris, France
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17 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed June 1, 2013

This is a great hotel for what it is:
A clean, comfortable safe place to spend a night after flying into Iceland or to use as a base while you go out to tour the amazing Icelandic landscape or as an over night location before an early flight departing Iceland.
The rooms are small, expect twin beds. The bathrooms are small. The rooms are not designed for luxury, the are designed for function: sleep, shower, a little television, and go. But, everything is clean and the staff is friendly. Considering that the staff is processing bus loads of people throughout the day and into the evening and considering the tour buses are filled with students or foreign charter groups, their cheer is nothing less than amazing.
The hotel is often the starting and ending point for bus tours in Iceland. Manage your expectations since you now know these groups will be at your location. This is hotel is not intended to encourage or entertain people who plan to visit Reykjavik and stay in the hotel for a quiet vacation.
Clean rooms, breakfast, then out the door.
Breakfast is the basic European continental style breakfast. No bells or whistles, but there is plenty.
There is WiFi available for a charge, but let me share a little secret (just between you and me)...
If you are in the lobby when a tour bus pulls up, you can "borrow" the bus's courtesy unsecured WiFi until it leaves. You have between 5 and 15 minutes. This will be at your own risk, but it maybe better than nothing.
The central downtown eating and shopping district is to the west and walkable. I admit that during the snow of February, I was glad to have a car. There is a grocery across the street if you needed some essentials.
One other advantage to its location: since the hotel is in the eastern part of the city, it convenient to the roads out of Reykjavik if you are driving to other locations to the north, east, and southeast.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled on business
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Poole, United Kingdom
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Reviewed May 29, 2013 via mobile

Stayed here for a night on arrival in Iceland and again before flying home after a round the island tour. This hotel was adequate for our needs with good clean facilities. We had a deluxe room with comfortable beds. The breakfast here was ok with the usual choices of continental breakfast but as much as you wanted to eat. The evening meal is basically a salad buffet but at the time of year we were here there is not a lot of choice elsewhere without going into Reykjavik. The walk into town is a fair way but a pleasant one along the sea front. The staff on reception were extremely helpful and accommodating. Staff in the restaurant were a bit slow at clearing tables when it was busy as this hotel has a lot of coach parties. Would probably stay nearer to town if we came again just to Reykjavik but as we were picking up a car it was ideal for what we wanted.

  • Stayed May 2013
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Moscow, Moscow City, Russia
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19 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed May 26, 2013

We saw a lot of bad comments on this place. About quality of the rooms, size etc. I don’t know, but we didn’t have any problem!
Because we read bad comments, we booked deluxe room. Of course, it’s much bigger than standard, but both seemed ok.
Rooms are clean, breakfast is tasty, and service is satisfactory.
Hotel is in walking distance from the center and it offers a very good price.
So if you’re looking for a comfortable place with a reasonable price – I definitely recommend it!
P.S. Just one question that maybe somebody can answer me – why there are a lot of people sitting in a lobby all day drinking beer?:)

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Macclesfield, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed May 20, 2013

I usually stay downtown when I visit Reykjavik, but this was part of an Icelandair package a price too good to miss. It's about a 15 minute walk into town, but what a walk! You are rewarded with stunning views and that fabulous Reykjavik light along the shore walk. (If you don't want to walk there are frequent buses.)

Rooms are small but clean and functional with everything I needed. I emailed in advance and requested one with a sea view which was provided- and the view of Mount Esja was just amazing. Front desk staff were nice, running an extremely busy reception with grace and efficiency.

Breakfast was nothing to write home about, but at the price I was paying I wasn't really bothered - a quick coffee sufficed until I got into town. Also they do charge for Wi-Fi but as I was staying for a week, 24 hours for 2,000KR (about £11) more than covered my needs and didn't break the bank.

Overall superb value. Much better than I had anticipated given the price, the size, and the out of town location. A really good choice for anyone on a budget.

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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled solo
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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
Hotel Style:
#3 Best Value Hotel 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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