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Hlemmur Square
Ranked #10 of 110 Specialty Lodging in Reykjavik
Reviewed April 5, 2014

We chose this hotel at random not knowing Reykjavik. Could not have made a better choice. The location within easy walking distance of the centre and harbour was perfect.

The hotel rooms on the 5th floor were spacious and immaculate and the enormous beds were extremely comfortable.

A great selection of beers, some really strong, is splendid feature, and the friendliness of the staff is unsurpassed: they will do everything to help in terms of arranging trips and to make your stay totally memorable.

Stayed: April 2014, traveled with friends
Thank Jan M
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Reviewed March 28, 2014

This hotel has all the great facilities for your stay Reykjavik. Rooms are spacious and the beds are extremely comfortable. Big power showers and plenty of towels and linen. Location wise you are opposite a supermarket for snacks and last minute essentials. You are based at the start of the main shopping street and takes about 10 minute walk to the main church and 25 min to the far side of the old harbour. Staff are very welcoming at check in and helpful during our stay. Only slight negative is that breakfast service is a little slow (but this may be the Reykjavik way of life). So if you're in a rush in the mornings or booked onto a tour leave plenty of time to get breakfast which is menu based with around 7 choices, all cooked well. Very good hotel and would recommend for your Icelandic trip.

Stayed: March 2014, traveled with friends
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Reviewed March 24, 2014

The staff make this place awesome. Each staff member I met went out of their way to make my trip great, from answering endless questions, to providing great suggestions, contacting tour companies, and making sure I got to the airport in time for my flight.

The beds are comfy, the showers fantastic and the location is great. Hlemmur Square is right next to a main bus terminal, and thus nearly every bus you see will take you 'home' (just make sure it's headed in he right direction!)

There are 2 grocery stores nearby; one across the street and one a few blocks away. The one across the street is open late, but twice as expensive as the one a few blocks away.

Hlemmur square is a great base of operations for a tourist in reykjavik. Enjoy!

  • Stayed: March 2014
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1  Thank CarolSWA
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Reviewed March 23, 2014

My girlfriend and I recently stayed at this hotel and loved it! The huge bed was one of the most comfortable I've ever had (my girlfriend wanted to take it with her), the customer service was great and the location was ideal. The cost was also reasonable, especially when compared with the price of some comparable places around town. Finally, I enjoyed chatting with the bar staff and having a few beers during happy hour. Altogether a great experience-- I'd highly recommend this hotel.

  • Stayed: March 2014, traveled as a couple
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Thank Michael P
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Reviewed March 1, 2014

Hotel very surprising. The rooms are of a high standard as are the staff. I would return anytime I visit Reykjavik. I was made to feel extremely welcome. Thank you Klaus,you are doing a great job there.

  • Stayed: February 2014
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Thank Visyso
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Reviewed February 19, 2014

Initially we wondered whether we were in the right place. The hostel looks like an up market bar. Rooms were spacious & clean with lovely bedding and bathrooms, showers, kitchens and lounges on every floor.

The staff were incredibly friendly and helpful. We enjoyed having a few beers during the happy hour before heading off for the evening as the downstairs bar was so classy. There was even a small art exhibition being shown.

The only downer was a 9 o'clock fire alarm, which I imagine was just teething problem as this wonderful new hostel gets up on its feet.

  • Stayed: February 2014, traveled with friends
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1  Thank Benni L
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Reviewed February 17, 2014

Hello Dear Adventurers,
Today we will speak of a "Landmark" in Iceland, Hlemmur Square Hotel, it is a unique building always adapting to the change that comes with time, is like a chameleon, shifting color and look in order to show its uniqueness.
You have heard of hotels who stay the same for centuries, you have heard how they endure through the ages of time, but this one endures by keeping with time, surely is unique.
I would like to open this review with the fact that the people who work here are not only interested in completing their jobs to the highest of excellency but also very much interested in showing passion for what they do, as such they welcome and treat you with utter most kindness.

I've been blessed to have my loved one's at this hotel with me, and they haven't dissapointed me, in fact they showed me that their willing to show me peer to peer service, no matter how much or how less I'd ask of them.
The room's are made for multiple travelers, this is not a "single's room hotel" but in fact a couples, friends, family type hotel, made to have both a family look, a business meeting place lounge and a bar for the folks who wish to drown their sorrows in spirits.
I can say good things on the account that they gave them outright but I can also say bad things on the account of not putting too much emphasis on them, things such as the room size, kitchen made for you to cook in, being not fully equipped to handle all demands for a home cooking.

Alas the mood it creates is quite charming, throwing in a bit of western, a bit of old british humor and some scotish charm, it creates the right formula for a fun vacation or a relaxing time.

Two things to note:
1. Your right next to the core of the city, meaning all your shoppings and museum hunts are at your fingertips.
2. Your like 10 seconds walk from the Bus terminal where you can take a bus to your next destination.
Yours truly,
SG productions

Room Tip: Parking slots are missing in size, yet you have the bus terminal next to you.
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  • Stayed: November 2013, traveled with friends
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Thank Syrus G
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Address: Laugavegur 105, Reykjavik 105, Iceland
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Location: Iceland > Capital Region > Reykjavik
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Bar / Lounge Beverage Selection Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service
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Ranked #10 of 110 Specialty Lodging in Reykjavik
Price Range: $51 - $354 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Hlemmur Square 3*
Number of rooms: 26
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Luxury Hotel and Social Hostel with cafe, bar, restaurant and tourist information office. ... more   less 
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