Loft is a fun hostel in downtown Reykjavík. Located on Reykjavík’s main shopping street and within 5 minutes walking distance from Hallgrímskirkja, the City Pond and Harpa Concert Hall.

Loft boasts one of the finest views in town, with its large top floor balcony café overlooking the city centre – a great spot to people watch or catch a glimpse of the northern lights in winter. Make yourself at home in the cozy lounge; make new friends at the bar or surf the web using the free Wi-Fi. Facilities also include free computer access, fully equipped guest kitchen, book exchange, free luggage storage during stay (including arrival and departure day). The Loft café and bar offers top quality coffee and wine and beer from local breweries, as well as sweet and savoury treats, and the mostly organic breakfast is a great start to the day! Loft also hosts regular movie nights, music events, foosball tournaments and other social events.

Loft hostel offers a wide range of 4-8 person dorms and double rooms, all with private bathroom. Linen is included in all rooms. Small lockers for valuables are available for free in dormitories. Female only dorms and single rooms are available upon request.

What travellers think

Best for

  • Socialising
  • Sightseeing
  • Shopping
  • Unique atmosphere

Green rating



The dorm looked modern and had plenty of space, and the bathroom was also very well cleaned. It got noisy on the weekends because the dorm was next to the stairwell so you could hear the music from the top floor bar. Hostel staff were also very helpful and knowledgeable with booking tours, accommodating and friendly even when I checked in at 1:30am. The location was excellent, right on one of the main streets and just a short 2 minute walk to the tour bus terminal.


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Sat 21 Mar 2015

Die Ausstattung, Lage und Atmosphäre des Hostels ist sehr gut; etwas schade fand ich, dass Küchen- und Barbereich getrennt waren, sodass man sich als Hostelbesucher, der nichts an der Bar konsumiert, nicht immer willkommen im Aufenthaltsbereich gefühlt hat. Die meisten der Mitarbeiter waren sehr freundlich und hilfreich, auch die meisten Gäste waren sehr nett - es hängt halt vom Einzelnen ab, wie viel Rücksicht man auf die anderen Gäste im Zimmer nimmt.


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Fri 20 Mar 2015

Travel tips...

Budget meal tip

Everything is expensive in Iceland but there are a few "cheap" grocery stores near by and Loft lets you use a bin that you can put your name on and you can put it in the fridge or cupboard in the kitchen.

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Tue 13 May 2014

Attraction tip

Go up the cathedral tower and look out over city. Volcano House audio visuals. All the museums and art galleries

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Tue 08 Apr 2014