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Reykjavik City

Sundlaugavegur 34, Reykjavík, Iceland

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Overall Rating 88%

From 132 Reviews

Hostel rating (132)

Rating category Satisfaction percentage
Staff 92%
Cleanliness 86%
Location 80%
Security 89%
Service 91%
Comfort 87%
Green rating 92%

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 $30.50
  • Private
    From $105.14
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 800 - 1500 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

A wonderful hostel right next to the best swimming pool in the city. Clean and model accommodation and superbly appointed kitchen with a 'free left over food' basket from passing travellers. We went with two children and would highly recommend it.

93%

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joanna,

Fri 21 Apr 2017

The floors were dirty, not cleaned at all in the basement corridors and bathrooms in eight days. The shower once and the hand basins cleaned twice in all that time even though checked was signed. They must have been signing to say the dirt was still there. The dryer for the clothes did not work properly. The girl at reception blamed me and having a young woman tell me, a woman old enough to be her grandmother that I did not know how to use a dryer in a most condescending manner was not good

67%

Avatar for Elizabeth

Elizabeth,

Thu 20 Apr 2017

Excellent for swimming pool, and great kitchen and social spaces. The shared bathroom on the first floor was horrible, however. It smelled as if there was urine in the shower that was not operating. You could smell this from the sink! Shame, as all else was perfect.

90%

Avatar for Marco

Marco,

Tue 18 Apr 2017

Overall experience is fantastic, we really enjoyed our stay at this hotel and the room is comfortable and clean. Kitchen is clean and tidy to share among other guest.

100%

Avatar for Ann

Ann,

Mon 17 Apr 2017

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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