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Reykjavik Downtown

Vesturgata 17, Reykjavik, Iceland

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Overall Rating 94%

From 136 Reviews

Hostel rating (136)

Rating category Satisfaction percentage
Staff 96%
Cleanliness 93%
Location 96%
Security 95%
Service 94%
Comfort 90%
Green rating 95%

Cosy, comfortable and Swan eco certified boutique hostel. Voted the Best HI Hostels worldwide 2015 according to our guests.

  • Dorm
    From €42.99
  • Private
    From €186.89
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reykjavik-downtown

Reykjavik Hostel

Hostel Reykjavik

Hostelling International

Welcome to our hostel

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.

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

Accessibility

  • Not suitable for wheelchair users

Food & Drink

  • Self-catering kitchen

Facilities - Internet Access

  • Computers - Free
  • Wifi - Free

Facilities - In-Hostel Services

  • Car Parking at Hostel - At a cost
  • Car parking nearby - Less than 500 m
  • Booking Centre for HI hostels worldwide
  • Cycle Rental
  • Cycle Storage
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Library / Book Swap
  • Lockers Available - In Room
  • Luggage Room - Available during hostel reception times
  • Smoking Area
  • 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

Tel. +354 553 8120

Fax. +354 553 8121

reykjavikdowntown@hostel.is

Main attractions

Main attractions

  • Reykjavik Harbour (At or next to the hostel)
  • Lækjartorg (Less than 500 m)
  • Harpa (Less than 500 m)

See the full list of attractions

Reviews

Reviews

Great hostel in a central position, clean comfortable and not too noisy

100%

Avatar for Heather

Heather,

Tue 19 Jul 2016

excellent séjour - sugestion : quand on arrive tard dans une chambre, on ne sait pas quel lit est libre et on risque de faire un impair ; il serait bon d'en être informé

97%

Avatar for monique

monique,

Sun 17 Jul 2016

Keep this level! It was a nice stay!

100%

Avatar for Baerbel

Baerbel,

Fri 15 Jul 2016

Location

Location
Around the hostel

Around the hostel

Nearby attractions

  • Amusement / Theme park (3 to 5km)
  • Beach (3 to 5km)
  • Cinema (500m - 1km)
  • City Centre (At or next to the hostel)
  • Cycle trails (Less than 500m)
  • Golf course (5 to 10km)
  • Gym (500m - 1km)
  • Hiking / Walking trails (3 to 5km)
  • Local market (Less than 500m)
  • Mountainous Area (More than 10km)
  • Museums / Art Galleries (Less than 500m)
  • National / State Park (More than 10km)
  • Nightlife (Less than 500m)
  • Parks / Green Area (Less than 500m)
  • Restaurants (Less than 500m)
  • River / Harbour / Lake (At or next to the hostel)
  • Shopping area / Mall (1 to 2km)
  • Ski area (More than 10km)
  • Swimming pool (1 to 2km)
  • Supermarket / Food store (Less than 500m)
  • Theatre (500m - 1km)
  • UNESCO World Heritage Site (More than 10km)
  • Water park (3 to 5km)
  • Wooded Area (3 to 5km)
Getting to us

Getting to us

Airport
Keflavík: FlyBus/Airport Express will drop you off at the hostel upon request. Reykjavík: Bus #15 to Hlemmur.
Bus
Local city buses - Stræto these reach some outer suburbs and Selfoss and Akranes. Schedules/routes - www.bus.is.
Car
Metered parking directly outside the hostel which is free after 18:00 and on Sundays. Otherwise free parking is available a short walk away.
Sports & activities

Sports & activities

  • Birdwatching
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Horse riding
  • Scuba / Snorkelling
  • Swimming
  • Walking / Hiking
  • Whale Watching

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

Sustainability labels

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