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
|08 May 2013 Kersten, USA||90%|
|With only one person at the desk it is time consuming to wait to ask a quick question. Really enjoyed the stay, but would reccomend having another receptionist :)|
|06 May 2013 Jonathan, England & Wales||83%|
|comfortable and clean. helpful staff. nice kitchen areas. shame there was no oven - bought a pizza one evening at supermarket, then realised I couldn't cook it! A fairly long walk into centre - nice in sunny weather, less pleasant in drizzle. Next to outdoor swimming pool which was very enjoyable. why do you not offer male only dorms? seems rather sexist - female only exist. lounge area pleasant, but occupied by school group in evening. |
|05 May 2013 Sergio, England & Wales||97%|
|Reykjavik City Hotel is a pretty well located. Just next door to a public swimming(heated) pool, which I used everyday!!!
The breakfast at the hostel also was pretty good!!!
If you don't want to travel to the town center(by bus), then walk 25 minutes and appreciate the landscape, housing,etc,|
|01 May 2013 Carol, USA||100%|
|have stayed at this hostel many times and always enjoy it. there is a great restaurant up the street, and I love swimming in the pool next door. thanks!|
|01 May 2013 Besnier, France||100%|
|Très bien et calme, non loin du centre.
L'AJ est moderne et doit être très agréable l'été (espaces extèrieurs)|
|28 Apr 2013 Boyce, USA||100%|
|Great hostel with two self catering kitchens. Very airy feeling. A bit inconvenient without a car. Bus 14 into town about every half hour. 700kr return. It's about a half hour walk.|
|16 Apr 2013 Peter, Denmark|
|I did not stay at City Hostel, but at Downtown. There was a mix up in the booking. I very much enjoyed to stay at Downtown. The staff was very helpful. Thank you.|
|11 Apr 2013 Carly, England & Wales||90%|
|Lovely hostel! Key locks on doors, extremely clean and was upgraded to a private room! Only down side is that is further out from Reykjavik centre than I thought, but my own fault on not checking the map before booking. All in all, wonderful.|
|11 Apr 2013 Maria, England & Wales||73%|
|Modern building and very clean. Bring own sheet with sleeping bag as you will need it for plastic covered mattresses. Pillows uncomfortable so bring your own.
We had large four bunk room for our family-beds comfortable with own light. Plenty of room for four suitcases and in bathroom too.Kitchen clean and well equipped apart from only one teaspoon!Lots of plates mugs and cutlery though and fridge clean and well managed.
Only negative thing is that we returned to room about 8pm and it had been left open. We were careful about ensuring room was locked securely as doors are heavy and do not always catch. Our daughter also got locked in room as door too heavy to open for her. We think the cleaner may have left our door open? Nothing missing but next time I would bring a padlock and use lockers in rooms for valuables.
Would stay again as tremendous value but would not buy their breakfast. Shop at downtown Bonus or Kronan and eat your own cheaper breakfast.|
|08 Apr 2013 Judith, Germany||53%|
|It isn't a good policy to have bathrooms in the dorms but not clean then until everyone of the room moved out. The bathroom hasn't been cleaned for at least two weeks when I left. Even after I talked to the receptionists twice and asked for cleaning, nothing happend.
Also the hostel is quite far away from the city center and not in real walking distance unfortunately. It took about 40 mins to get to the main shopping street. |