Reykjavik City Hostel
Enjoy free Wi-Fi in your room and all lounges, treat yourself to a hot drink at our coffee bar, or make use of our three fully equipped kitchens, dining area and laundry facilities. Our breakfast buffet is a good start to the day. Free luggage storage during stay and long-term storage available. The hostel offers ample lounge areas and an outdoor patio and garden. Computer access, free movie hire and social events. There is a nearby supermarket open 24hrs.
A wide range of comfortable accommodation is available. Our 4 to 6 person rooms all have a private bathroom and free lockers in the room. The 6 bed rooms with shared bathroom come with access to lockers for a small fee. Comfortable double/twin rooms are all with private bath and come with linen included.
The reception team will help you organize your visit to this exciting City; bus passes, bikes, rental cars and all recommended day tours and excursions, including Northern Light tours, The Blue lagoon, Husky and Glacier tours, hiking and biking. Guests enjoy complimentary pick-up service for most tours. Great specials and package deals available.
Our aim is to contribute towards a style of travelling that increases people's knowledge of their environment, concern for nature and respect for the cultural values of cities and towns in all parts of the world. Reykjavík City hostel is a certified Swan Eco labeled Hostel and has been awarded the HI Quality Certificate.
Hostel bed capacity
|Beds per room:||Total
|Number of rooms:||8||2||18||2||11||180|
|Opening times (daily/weekly):||24 hours access to Hostel. Check in is any time after 14:00. Reception open: 08:00 to 24:00. Night security: 24:00 to 08:00|
|Opening times (over the year):||Open all year around.|
Street Map and Route Planning
|Bus:||Bus no. 14 takes you to the city centre and Bus centre station in approx. 10 minutes leaving from in front of the Hostel every 15-30 min.|
|Parking:||Free parking at the hostel|
|Location:||3 km east of the city centre in Laugardalur Park. 40 minutes walk to Laekjartorg Centre. Laugardalur swimming pools, spa and gym facility, campground, skating hall, the national football stadium, sport facilites, botanic garden, zoo... 150 m.|
|Airport:||Keflavík Airport: FlyBus and Airport Express run to a schedule connecting with every flight, and will drop you off at the hostel upon request. Reykjavík Airport: Take bus #15 to Hlemmur, change to bus #14 and get off at Laugarásvegur bus stop.|
|Museums/art galleries nearby||Hiking area|
|Main attractions nearby||Swimming pool at or near hostel|
|Nightlife nearby||Botanical gardens nearby|
|Restaurants nearby||Shopping centre/market nearby|
|Leisure facilities nearby||Winter sports|
|Meet other travellers! Read their tips for things to do in Reykjavík City|
|Family rooms available||Suitable for wheelchair users|
|Hostel open 24h||Sheets for hire|
|TV room||Self-catering kitchen|
|Groups welcome||Common room(s)|
|Travel/Tour bureau||Laundry facilities|
|Cycle rental available at or near the hostel||Internet access|
|Credit card accepted||Café/Bar|
|Currency exchange at or near hostel||Male only|
|Female only||Games room|
|Individual traveller welcome||Luggage Store|
|Lockers available||Non smoking room/area|
|Basic store available at or near the hostel||Garden|
|Rates include local tax||Cycle store at Hostel|
Customer Reviews Reykjavík City
|25 Feb 2014 Olga, Poland||90%|
|It was my third stay in this hostel, it's a really good place to stay.|
|14 Feb 2014 Johanna, Germany||100%|
|We loved it! VERY friendly, young staff, nice&cozy room. There are washing-mashines and a kitchen. Reykjavik is only 20 minutes by foot, and the walk is really worth it as you can enjoy the sea& the view on the mountains.Very gay-friendly, as nearly everything in Iceland.|
|08 Feb 2014 Michael, Germany||87%|
|Doors opened and closed by others during the night was very loud. And you could not open a window without having strong noises of the wind through the door- no joke!
The kitchen equipment is (like in every Iceland hostel) poor - nearly no pot or pan has a fitting lid.
But all in all it was good to stay there.|
|07 Feb 2014 Lisbeth, Denmark||77%|
|You need an oven in the shared kitchen.|
|02 Feb 2014 Panos, USA||97%|
|The good: Great clean place. Good breakfast. Would recommend. Convenient if you love the pool. Great local restaurant across the street.
The bad: Charging so much for sheets and towels is ridiculous. We had to pay twice for linens since we split our stay into two parts.|
|25 Jan 2014 Marcus, Germany||93%|
|Staff very helpful, friendly atmosphere, breakfast fine, all together great!|
|14 Jan 2014 Alexandru Iulian, Romania||100%|
|Perfect accomodation in Iceland|
|12 Jan 2014 Asami, USA||87%|
-Staffs were generally friendly and efficient when we wanted to book/cancel tours and transportations.
-I had a person who snored so loudly I couldn't sleep and they were very accommodating and changed my room right away.
-I've been to couple other hostels, but these were FAR cheaper and cleaner.
-I signed up for the HI membership on the spot, because I was staying for more than 3 nights
-It is about 15min bus ride to downtown, 20-30min if you walk. This was really not a problem for us, but it may be for some.
-Because of the location, we tend to get picked up first and dropped off last for our tours. Well honestly, who cares.
-You may find breakfast a little pricy (1250 ISK?) for what they have. But then again, everything is rather expensive in Iceland.
I will be sure to hit other HI hostels when I travel, if you're looking to save up on accommodation and use that money for actual experience, this is the place to check!|
|01 Jan 2014 Anthony, France||87%|
|Le petit déjeuner, pour le prix (8€), n'est pas à la hauteur de ce qu'on est en droit d'attendre. L'auberge devrait beaucoup plus varier et surtout adapter ses produits en fonction des différentes nationalités. Pour les européens, pas de chocolat chaud, pas de croissants - seuls des pains au chocolat congelés format mini 2 jours en une semaine d'installation -. Pas de pain (boegel américain..)..bref assez pauvre tout de même le déjeuner. Les chambres privatives sont simples et suffisantes..mais une télé serait appréciée, surtout pour le prix de 60 euros par nuit! Après niveau fonctionnement, c'est bien huilé. Séjour très agréable dans l'ensemble mais l'Islande reste un pays très très cher.|
|31 Dec 2013 Augo Rasmussen,||73%|
|There is some a small staffproblem with a girl name Yaellah, and young man from Britainia, ( British ) They must learn some fairness and kindleyness to the people there leaving on City Hostel.The rest of the staff is very good, kindly and if I ask them about someone, they answer me every time. Good time for me in City Hostel, I regreat nothing, I can came again to City Hostel and leaving there!:-)