We stayed here for three nights in a 4-bed dorm in April 2013. We were the only two people in our dorm during the stay, so it was like having a private room. It was very cold outside, but the room heated up nicely and kept us comfortable.
We cooked our evening meal in the kitchen on two occasions and it was very well equipped with all the utensils we needed and there was plenty of space in there.
The hostel staff were very friendly and helpful, especially with booking excursions and airport bus pick-ups.
The hostel is a bit outside the centre but we walked every time we wanted to go there and back. It took us about 30 minutes to get to the near side of the centre and 45 minutes to get to the harbour. The swimming baths next door to the hostel are great.
The only issue in the room was that the shower didn't drain very quickly so that the bathroom floor was covered with a couple of centimeters of water for about half an hour after each shower.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Newly renovated and comfortable HI Hostel in the green heart of the city, by Laugardalur Park, next door to the city largest geothermal outdoor&indoor pool, spa, gym and the national sports stadiums. Known for being The Original Hostel in Reykjavik and the very first ECO hostel in Iceland. The excellent facilities include 3 fully equipped guest kitchens, comfy lounge areas, an outdoor patio and a Café. Laundry facilities on the site. Complimentary High speed WI-FI in all rooms and lounges. Free computer access. Free luggage storage on day off arrival and departure. Event calendar includes: movie nights, board games and there is a ping pong table and a climbing wall. Bike and car rental. Plentiful breakfast buffet includes homemade, organic & local options. A wide selection of great rooms! *Budget 6 bedded dorm rooms with shared facilities. Access to lockers. Linen included. *Dorms/Family rooms for up to 5 persons with en suite facilities. Lockers included (bring own lock or buy at reception). Linen included. Towels to rent. *Comfortable twin/double rooms with en suite facilities (including linen and towels). Reception / Tour Desk / Security : Open 24 hours a day. Our hostel staff knows the city inside out and are on hand to help with anything you need. All the most exciting tours and excursions are bookable with complimentary pickup / drop off. FREE Parking in front. Walking to center is around 30 min by the coastline. Public bus no. 14 stops in front of the Hostel every 15-30 minutes, taking you to and from BSI bus central station and the city centre in 10 min. Airport transportation connects with every flight, and will drop you off at the hostel upon request. **Reykjavik City Hostel has been Eco Certified - Nordic Swan since 2004. The certification is a trusted ecological label in the Nordic countries, which demonstrates a well-considered and thorough environmental policy. The Hostel is part of the largest network of hostels worldwide and offering over 30 locations cross Iceland. Established in 1930, HI-Iceland are not-for-profit association. This means any surplus we generate is put back into the Hostel network and also contributes to our environmental and social development programme. We don't rely on any funding. Our income comes from member subscriptions and the sales of accommodation and travel experiences. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Reykjavik City Hotel
- Reykjavik City Hostel