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Reykjavik City

Sundlaugavegur 34, Reykjavík, Iceland

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Overall Rating 85%

From 154 Reviews

Hostel rating (154)

Rating category Satisfaction percentage
Staff 90%
Cleanliness 83%
Location 79%
Security 88%
Service 88%
Comfort 84%
Green rating 90%

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 $34.50
  • Private
    From $118.51
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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 are members' prices

Dorms - Per guest per night


Private - Per room per night


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



Leisure & Fitness

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


  • 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

From 06:30 to 01:00
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



The strict time on the check in when the room is ready could be more flexible


Avatar for Andrew


Sat 17 Mar 2018

Clean, hip, and well-appointed, this hostel was a fun overnight for my family of four. Plenty of tasty breakfast food, comfy bunk beds, and friendly/helpful staff. We did not use the additional, separate kitchen areas, but they area a great idea. We had a little trouble finding the place due to a bad Google Maps location for the address.


Avatar for Ernest


Fri 16 Mar 2018

At 11 pm the night I was there and the following morning around 6:30am, what sounded like a hundred plus chairs were being moved upstairs above my room. It was unbelievably loud and prevented me from sleeping at either time until I had to go to my car to get headphones so that I'd be able to rest efficiently. People also found it appropriate to slam doors at any hour and yell in the halls. It sounded like a university dorm building. Overall, disappointed by the lack of respect from other guests.


Avatar for Morelle


Thu 15 Mar 2018

Day shift girl was not as friendly as night staff. At a hostel, I would imagine that people have questions and it seemed as though the day shift girl was inconvenienced by answering my questions.


Avatar for Shoni


Tue 13 Mar 2018


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

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

Sustainability initiatives


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


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


  • Educational programs


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


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

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