I stayed at Hostel Village with two of my friends, during the second week of March. I did quite a bit of research before picking this place. We could have gotten a hotel, but just didn't want to spend the money and wanted to meet people at the hostel. We reserved a private room for three, and arrived to a room with a bunk bed and two more beds pushed together. The room was rather spacious, clean, with clean sheets, pillows, towels and warm blankets. There was a sink in the room, however the bathroom was shared, and that was ok, as we never really ran into anyone else using it at the same time as us. We did have a balcony, which was convenient, but the lock on the balcony door cannot be opened from the outside if slammed shut (which we did :) and had to be rescued by staff, who were not in a hurry, and we almost froze out there). No TV's in the room, but a fridge and a kettle. We purchased a lot of food at supermarkets and made sandwiches for our trips. We brought our own thermoses, and made tea to take with us every morning. The Wi-Fi was good, the speed was fine, not sure what others were talking about. We parked our car right outside the building, which was very nice. And the location of the hostel is great, it's close to the city centre, close enough to major road ways, and close to places to eat at.
Breakfast was good, there were different kinds of cereal, of course milk, juices, ham, salami, boiled eggs, bread, tomatoes, cucumbers, fresh oranges, and of course fresh pastries. We had croissants filled with chocolate. Coffee was not good, but everything else great and more than enough to start the day. If you're into yogurt, buy it at the supermarket and bring it along to breakfast. I wish, however, there was a community kitchen.
Overall, a good place to stay, good service and great location! I will stay here again next year, on my way to Greenland!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Reykjavik Hostel Village is a family owned hostel located downtown, in the heart of Reykjavik, at a walkable distance from the main shopping street, from all touristic attractions and places of interest. The 45 rooms are set across 3 residential houses and offer all kind of amenities for a comfortable and convenient stay. All of the houses have a big garden that is ideal for BBQs and outdoor recreation. Play Areas for kids are in two of the gardens and a green public park can be found in the next street. Reykjavik Hostel Village is ideal for single travelers and pairs, but perfect for families and groups as it offers Triple and Quadruple Rooms. Other accommodation option are Single, Double, Twin and Dormitory Rooms, and Apartment. Breakfast Buffet is served every morning. WIFI access is free as well as parking. Bathroom facilities are shared except for in the apartments, which features a private fully equipped kitchen and a large balcony. All rooms include tea/coffee facilities, a fridge and a working desk, and some do have balcony as well. The Tour Desk is at the Reception where guest can obtain tourist information, arrange car rental, tour excursions, airport shuttle, dining reservation, etc. Reykjavik Hostel Village is situated only 6 min walk from Reykjavik's main shopping street (Laugarvegur) and 300 meters away from Hallgrismkirkja Church. Opposite of the road is Sundhollin, which offers an indoor swimming pool, steam baths and typical Icelandic outdoor hot tubs. Restaurants and Supermarkets can be found in the same street and close by. BSI main bus terminal is in a 12 min walking distance and the Domestic Airport only 5 min driving distance. The Airport Shuttles take you straight to Reykjavik Hostel Village from the International Airport. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Floki Hotel