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Reykjavik Downtown

Vesturgata 17, Reykjavík, 101, Iceland

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Overall Rating 93%

From 6 Reviews

Hostel rating (6)

Rating category Satisfaction percentage
Staff 95%
Cleanliness 96%
Location 94%
Security 99%
Service 90%
Comfort 86%
Green rating 91%

Awarded Eco & boutique HI Hostel. Quiet & comfy. Complimentary breakfast and Laundry.

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reykjavik-downtown

Reykjavík Hostel

Hostel Reykjavík

Hostelling International

Welcome to our hostel

HI Downtown, comfortable and awarded Eco Hostel, is nestled in a quiet street just a stone’s throw from the lively harbor area, in the heart of downtown Reykjavík.
A complimentary homemade & hearty oatmeal, coffee & tea every morning.

To reduce our carbon footprint and help fight the spread of the virus - The Reykjavik Downtown HI Hostel is now a "cashless" business. We accept credit cards and debit cards from all over the world as well as touch-free smartphone credit cards.

In Iceland, we are very proud of our local swimming pools and we love to share them with our visitors, at the Reykjavik Downtown HI Hostel we celebrate Tuesday Jacuzzi every Tuesday where we offer our guests to go to our local pool for half price. If you wish to take part in this event you can sign up at the reception.

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, and self-service laundry. 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

  • If a cancellation is made within 3 days of arrival time for a booking of 1 or more nights you will be charged for 1 night.
  • 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 11.11 % of rates quoted 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
  • Computer Charges - Free
  • Wifi
  • WIFI Charges - Free

Facilities - In-Hostel Services

  • Air Conditioning
  • Air Conditioning Type - In selected areas
  • Car Parking at Hostel
  • Car Parking at Hostel Type - At a cost
  • Car parking nearby
  • Car Parking Nearby Distance - Less than 500 m
  • Booking Centre for HI hostels worldwide
  • Cycle Storage
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Library / Book Swap
  • Lockers Available
  • Locker Type - In Room
  • Luggage Room
  • Luggage Room Availability - Available during hostel reception times
  • Smoking Area
  • Travel / Tour Desk
Opening times

Opening times

Open all year

Reception:
From 06:00 to 11:00
From 15:00 to 20:00
Check-in:
Open 24 hours

Get in touch

Get in touch

Main attractions

Main attractions

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

See the full list of attractions

Reviews

Reviews

This is a great hostel. The interior is very modern and minimalist while being warm. The staff is helpful and the bedroom is very clean. The kitchen was clean and organized. The hostel is situated in a quiet area 5 min of walk from the city center and the old harbour.

97%

Avatar for Nicolas

Nicolas,

Sat 08 Feb 2020

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 (International) Airport: FlyBus/Airport Express will drop you off nearby the hostel upon request. Domestic (local) airport: We advice to use a eco-friendly taxi.
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

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

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