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Reykjavik City

Sundlaugavegur 34, Reykjavík, Iceland

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Overall Rating 86%

From 165 Reviews

Hostel rating (165)

Rating category Satisfaction percentage
Staff 90%
Cleanliness 83%
Location 79%
Security 88%
Service 89%
Comfort 85%
Green rating 91%

City Hostel is the original hostel in Reykjavik, right in the heart of Laugardalur Park, next door to Iceland´s largest Geothermal Pool.

  • Dorm
    From $27.70
  • Private
    From $96.21
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 centre along the scenic Reykjavík coastline, or 10 minutes by bike or bus.

The hostel offers 4 to 6 bedded rooms with private and shared bathrooms, and comfortable double/twin rooms with private bathrooms. Enjoy free Wi-Fi, treat yourself to a drink at the coffee bar and make use of three fully equipped kitchens, lounges and laundry facilities. The breakfast buffet also makes for a good start to the day.

The team is happy to help you get around this amazing city and recommend excursions including the Northern Lights, The Blue Lagoon and glacier tours on the best rates.

Prices

Prices are members' prices

Dorms - Per guest per night

Beds

Private - Per room per night

Rooms

Important info

  • 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 ISK 700 - 1400 per person per night is payable on arrival at hostel.
  • Pets are not permitted in the 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 - Free
  • Wifi - Free

Facilities - In-Hostel Services

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

Opening times

Open all year

Reception:
From 06:30 to 01:00
Check-in:
Open 24 hours

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

LOVED the Reykjavik City Hostel. Very safe, clean, and easily accessible by taxi. Close to a few restaurants and walkable parks nearby. Quiet, breakfast available, and lovely en suite bathroom. I would definitely stay here again! Only downside was having to pay for towels (and no washcloths were provided), but this may have been due to the type of room we booked.

90%

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Rebecca,

Fri 19 Jan 2018

I stayed at Reykjavik City Hostel this night, as well as several other nights. Unfortunately, my experience was dampened by the trauma of sexual harassment, & compounded by my discovery that Hostelling International, at least at this location, does not have any policies/strategies for dealing with these incidents. Basically, a man masturbated while I was present in a co-ed dorm. Alina & Erla did their best to remedy this, but without guidelines, they were limited in the scope of their actions.

87%

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Angelique,

Tue 16 Jan 2018

I think it would be great to see some clearly-labeled vegan food options available for the hostel's breakfast menu. Choosing vegan food options helps the environment in many ways, and I'm sure this would increase the hostel's potential for attracting more patrons by diversifying the menu.

100%

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Angelique,

Tue 16 Jan 2018

The staff was very helpful, and there is 24 hours check in available which is very rare for hostel. Location was good.

97%

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SHOWHUI,

Mon 15 Jan 2018

The kitchen ; it is time to replace the hobs in the kitchens as many of the rings no longer heat well. Encourage people to put dishes away by having more drying cloths. By the end of breakfast they are all usually soaking. We have visited this hostel over the last 8 years

100%

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jonathan,

Sun 14 Jan 2018

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 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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