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Reykjavik City

Sundlaugavegur 34, Reykjavík, Iceland

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Overall Rating 86%

From 62 Reviews

Hostel rating (62)

Rating category Satisfaction percentage
Staff 91%
Cleanliness 84%
Location 80%
Security 91%
Service 86%
Comfort 83%
Green rating 91%

City Hostel is the original hostel in Reykjavik, in the heart of Laugardalur Park, next door to the big Geo Pool.

  • Dorm
    From $18.14
  • Private
    From $68.94
10 or more people?
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Reykjavík Hostel

Hostel Reykjavík

Hostelling International

Welcome to our hostel

City Hostel is in the heart of Laugardalur Park, next door to Iceland´s largest Geothermal Pool. It’s a 30-minute walk to the city center along the scenic Reykjavík coastline or 10 minutes by bike or bus.

The hostel offers 4 to 6 bedded rooms, most with private bathrooms and comfortable double/twin rooms with private bathrooms. Guests enjoy free WiFi, make use of fully equipped kitchens, lounges, group facilities, and laundry. The breakfast buffet also makes for a good start to the day.

The team is happy to help you get around this bustling city and book your excursions including the Northern Lights, The Blue Lagoon and glacier tours on the best rates with complimentary pick up in front.

Prices

Prices are members' prices

Dorms - Per guest per night

Beds

Private - Per room per night

Rooms

Important info

  • If a cancellation is made within 3 days of arrival time for a booking of 1 or more nights you will be charged for 1 night.
  • Government-issued photo ID is required to check in.
  • Unaccompanied children under the age of 18 can be accommodated only with a letter from a parent or legal guardian providing permission for the child's unsupervised stay.
  • Children under the age of 8 are unable to be accommodated in shared dormitories
  • Children under the age of 4 stay free.
  • Children under the age of 13 qualify for a discount on the advertised price at check-in.
  • Membership can be purchased on arrival at hostel.
  • Rates quoted assume guests are members of Hostelling International or a National Youth Hostel Association.
  • A non-member supplement of 11,11 % of rates quoted is payable on arrival at hostel.
  • Prices and product availability is as accurate as possible but may be subject to change during checkout

Facilities

Facilities

Leisure & Fitness

  • Common room
  • Games room
  • Garden
  • TV room
  • Table tennis / ping pong
  • Terrace / patio

Accessibility

  • Suitable for wheelchair users

Food & Drink

  • BBQ
  • Self-catering kitchen
  • Vending machine

Facilities - Internet Access

  • Computers
  • Computer Charges - Free
  • Wifi
  • WIFI Charges - Free

Facilities - In-Hostel Services

  • Car Parking at Hostel
  • Car Parking at Hostel Type - Free
  • Booking Centre for HI hostels worldwide
  • Conference Facilities
  • Cycle Rental
  • Cycle Storage
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Library / Book Swap
  • Lockers Available
  • Locker Type - In Room
  • Luggage Room
  • Luggage Room Availability - Available during hostel reception times
  • Smoking Area
  • Sports Equipment Storage
  • Sports Equipment Storage Type - Skis
  • Travel / Tour Desk
Opening times

Opening times

Open all year

Reception:
From 06:30 to 01:00
Check-in:

Get in touch

Get in touch

Main attractions

Main attractions

  • Laugardalslaug (Swimming pool) (At or next to the hostel)
  • Laugardalur park (At or next to the hostel)
  • Reykjavik coastline (Less than 500 m)

See the full list of attractions

Reviews

Reviews

Too many tables in the open spaces. There was furniture last year. Many things had not changed yet the atmosphere was not as fun or inviting and I found that disappointing. I met a lot of people from different places on their way to other parts of the island last year. Not so much this year. There were a lot of groups but not many individuals. It could be the time of the year, I have only been to Reykjavik twice, but you might look into it. Otherwise I would recommend HI to anyone going to Iceland. Always comfortable and the staff is still great.

87%

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Christopher,

Wed 18 Sep 2019

Easy to find and well organised including entertainment. Since next to camp, pool and sports groungs relaxing atmosphere.

97%

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Gabriele,

Wed 18 Sep 2019

6-bed dormitory cramped with narrow beds. Impossible to sleep when others are already up. No lockers in the room, no electric outlet by bed. Breakfast somewhat poor compared to HI hostels in Scandinavia, but I did get my fill cheaply.

77%

Avatar for Michal

Michal,

Tue 17 Sep 2019

Location

Location
Around the hostel

Around the hostel

Nearby attractions

  • Amusement / Theme park (Less than 500m)
  • Beach (3 to 5km)
  • Cinema (Less than 500m)
  • City Centre (3 to 5km)
  • Cycle trails (At or next to the hostel)
  • Golf course (5 to 10km)
  • Gym (At or next to the hostel)
  • Hiking / Walking trails (At or next to the hostel)
  • Local market (Less than 500m)
  • Mountainous Area (More than 10km)
  • Museums / Art Galleries (1 to 2km)
  • National / State Park (More than 10km)
  • Nightlife (3 to 5km)
  • Parks / Green Area (At or next to the hostel)
  • Restaurants (At or next to the hostel)
  • River / Harbour / Lake (1 to 2km)
  • Shopping area / Mall (2 to 3km)
  • Ski area (More than 10km)
  • Swimming pool (At or next to the hostel)
  • Supermarket / Food store (Less than 500m)
  • Theatre (3 to 5km)
  • UNESCO World Heritage Site (More than 10km)
  • Water park (At or next to the hostel)
  • Wooded Area (3 to 5km)
Getting to us

Getting to us

Airport
Keflavík: FlyBus/Airport Express drop offs to hostel. Reykjavík: Bus #15 - Hlemmur then bus #14 - Laugarásvegur.
Bus
Bus no. 14 to the city centre and bus centre station in approx. 10 mins.
Car
Ample free parking at hostel for cars motorbikes and buses.
Sustainability

Sustainability initiatives

Air

  • Low carbon activities
  • Public transportation is promoted
  • Environmental cleaning

Energy

  • Energy saving lights
  • Insulation and ventilation systems
  • Light/energy sensor control
  • Renewable energy
  • Energy efficiency appliances

People

  • Educational programs

Waste

  • Recycling areas
  • Composting
  • Fairtrade food served
  • Organic food served
  • Local and seasonal food

Water

  • Water savers in showers
  • Water savers in taps
  • Water savers in toilet

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