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
  • Shopping
  • Eco-tourism
  • Culture

Green rating



Fantastic hostel staff, so friendly and helpful. Great accommodation and a brilliant location, central yet not noisy. Having an ensuite bathroom was a bonus and unusual for hostel dorms. I loved the kitchen, but it would have been nice to have more cooking spaces including ovens as well as hobs. Having baskets/shelves for left over 'free food' was a nice idea. It was really easy to reach all the museums and attractions in Reykjavik from the hostel. Also very eco-friendly, nice ethos to have.


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Wed 15 Apr 2015

Travel tips...

Nightlife & entertainment tip

The quite atmosphere is suite for those who want to enjoy their own time studying or relaxing. But it is also a good place to meet new friends.

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Thu 08 Jan 2015

Attraction tip

The Reykjavik Settlement Exhibition. Best museum experience ever. I was blown away. Brilliant.

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Wed 15 Apr 2015