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
  • Eco-tourism
  • Culture
  • Socialising

Green rating



this hostel was wonderful, im very glad i booked it! i had a change in flight plans and they were very kind and able to accommodate me. when i arrived it was very early so i couldnt check in but they still provided me a place to nap until i could. everyone was very helpful and the guests were also considerate of others which you do not find in a lot of hostels. i will absolutely stay here again when i am back in iceland.


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Mon 16 Nov 2015

Staying in a 10 bed dorm was a great experience. There was a bit queuing for the bathroom in the morning. I would have wished for an extra bathroom or just a toilet out on the hallway. I couldn't find place for my food in the common kitchen. Some of the quests where occupying several baskets for their stuff.


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Mon 16 Nov 2015

Travel tips...

Where next?

Shopping area and the meeting point of day tour.

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Thu 08 Jan 2015

Where next?

Ring Road! Thorsmork

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Sun 21 Jun 2015