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Reykjavik Downtown

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

94 %

  • Dorm
    From €24.71
  • Private
    From €67.27
10 or more people?

What travellers think

Travellers that stayed here think this hostel is best for

  • Sightseeing
  • Eco-tourism
  • Culture
  • Socialising

Hostel rating (126)

94 %

Rating category Satisfaction percentage
Staff 95%
Cleanliness 94%
Location 96%
Security 95%
Service 94%
Comfort 91%

Green rating



Immaculately clean, immensely helpful staff, very easy to locate, perhaps the only thing I would suggest is a sign on the door to the dorms saying 'turn this way' on the door knob/catch.


Avatar for Melita


Thu 26 Nov 2015

this hostel was wonderful, im very glad i booked it! i had a change in flight plans and they were very kind and able to accommodate me. when i arrived it was very early so i couldnt check in but they still provided me a place to nap until i could. everyone was very helpful and the guests were also considerate of others which you do not find in a lot of hostels. i will absolutely stay here again when i am back in iceland.


Avatar for sarahjane


Mon 16 Nov 2015

Dear Sarah Jane, We are very happy that you enjoyed our cosy waiting area and you even managed to rest after your long trip. Thanks you for your review. Greetings, Thomas - Head of Reception

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Thomas Banakas,

Wed 18 Nov 2015

Staying in a 10 bed dorm was a great experience. There was a bit queuing for the bathroom in the morning. I would have wished for an extra bathroom or just a toilet out on the hallway. I couldn't find place for my food in the common kitchen. Some of the quests where occupying several baskets for their stuff.


Avatar for Anja


Mon 16 Nov 2015

Dear Anja, Thanks for your feedback. The Airwaves Music Festival is indeed a busy period in Reykjavik and we had a full house with fantastic guests. We will make sure to review the space in our guest-kitchen and add more baskets to accommodate these special events. Hope you enjoyed the festival and you discovered some new fun Icelandic bands. Best regards, Thomas - Head of Reception.

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Thomas Banakas,

Wed 18 Nov 2015

Great Hostel. Great friendly and very helpful staff. I´m glad to come back next year for the airwaves festival


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Sun 15 Nov 2015

Dear Joachim, We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your recent stay and we are looking forward to welcome you back next year for the Airwaves 2016! All the best, Thomas - Head of Reception.

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Thomas Banakas,

Tue 17 Nov 2015

Very comfortable and well maintained. Has all the amenities a traveler might need.


Avatar for Colin


Sat 14 Nov 2015