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Reykjavik Downtown

Vesturgata 17, Reykjavík, 101, Iceland

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Overall Rating 95%

From 34 Reviews

Hostel rating (34)

Rating category Satisfaction percentage
Staff 94%
Cleanliness 95%
Location 97%
Security 96%
Service 95%
Comfort 92%
Green rating 95%

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

  • Dorm
    From $26.35
  • Private
    From $86.57
10 or more people?
reykjavik-downtown

Reykjavík Hostel

Hostel Reykjavík

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. 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 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

  • 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 Rental
  • 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:
Open 24 hours
Check-in:
From 15:00 to 12:00

Get in touch

Get in touch

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

I love this place. I've been staying there for several years, every time I visit Iceland. The only real issue in the women's dorm is the occasional extremely loud snoring person in the room that the ear plugs do not even help. I really the second floor women's dorm - its big enough and has lots of light.

97%

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Kelly,

Fri 22 Mar 2019

En chambre individuelle, l'établissement est cher, du moins par rapport à l'hôtellerie courante en France. En Islande, dans d'autres villes du sud, nous avons trouvé un bien meilleur rapport qualité/prix.

80%

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Xavier,

Mon 18 Mar 2019

Great location, very clean, helpful staff

100%

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Barbara,

Sun 17 Mar 2019

What a wonderful hostel. The staff were so friendly and helpful. Our most enjoyable days were the ones following their advice about places and activities in the local area. We felt privileged to have access to such local knowledge and experience. The hostel was scrupulously clean, well organised and efficiently run. The beds extremely comfortable and breakfast excellent. The central location meant easy walking to so many places of interest or pick up points. Highly recommend staying there.

100%

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Kimberley,

Fri 15 Mar 2019

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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