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.

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
  • Socialising
  • Shopping

Green rating



Perfect place-near to center. Very nice room and comfortable beds. Friedly staff.


Avatar for Lenka


Tue 30 Jun 2015

I really liked the Downtown Hostel. My only concern is that 8 beds in one room is a little bit too much, with everyone's luggage and whatnot. Also, the room gets very warm with so many people, and a few people (not many and most first timers) can be rather ignorant of "friendly" hostel manners, i.e. not making unnecessary noise at 2:00 a.m., not muting your phone for sound, not being aware of one's puddles in the bathroom, etc.


Avatar for Maria Suzanne

Maria Suzanne,

Fri 26 Jun 2015

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