Reykjavík Downtown hostel is nestled in a quiet street just a stone’s throw from the lively harbour area, in the heart of downtown Reykjavík, and minutes from most of Reykjavík’s bars, clubs, cafes and restaurants.

The hostel boasts spacious 4 and 10 bed dorms, family rooms for up to 5 people, and double rooms with shared or private facilities. There’s free Wi-Fi in all rooms and lounges, free computer access, a book exchange, coffee bar and free movie nights and music events on a regular basis. The building has 4 floors and there is no elevator.

Whether you want to go glacier walking, lava caving, do the Golden Circle tour, visit the National Museum of Iceland or see the majesty of the northern lights, Reykjavík Downtown hostel is the perfect place to stay.

What travellers think

Best for

  • Sightseeing
  • Culture
  • Eco-tourism
  • Socialising

Green rating



By far on of the best hostels I've stayed far. Overall just perfect, I really likes how the hostel tries to be as eco as possible. Staff was really helpfull and kind. Thanks you so much!


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Fri 05 Feb 2016

Not only the perfect location helps to build the reputation of downtown hostel, but also the staff, especially the really nice lady in reception, makes contribution to the satisfaction of guests. Kitchen also really good in which the spirit of hostel is explained perfectly. People share foods with each other, people make friends in the kitchen. How fab! I will definitely recommend friends of mine to choose downtown hostel.


Avatar for JING


Mon 01 Feb 2016

Travel tips...

Where next?

Shopping area and the meeting point of day tour.

Avatar for Miao


Thu 08 Jan 2015

Where next?

Ring Road! Thorsmork

Avatar for Pablo


Sun 21 Jun 2015