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Reykjavik - Loft Hostel

Bankastræti 7, 101, Reykjavík, Iceland

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Overall Rating 94%

From 148 Reviews

Hostel rating (148)

Rating category Satisfaction percentage
Staff 94%
Cleanliness 93%
Location 99%
Security 94%
Service 94%
Comfort 92%
Green rating 93%

Loft is a fun hostel in the downtown of Reykjavík! Voted the Best HI Hostels worldwide 2014.

  • Dorm
    From €36.96
  • Private
    From €176.75
10 or more people?

Reykjavík Hostel

Hostel Reykjavík

Hostelling International

Welcome to our hostel

Loft is a fun hostel in downtown Reykjavík. Located on Reykjavík’s main shopping street and within 5 minutes walking distance from Hallgrímskirkja, the City Pond and Harpa Concert Hall.

Loft boasts one of the finest views in town, with its large top floor balcony café overlooking the city centre – a great spot to people watch or catch a glimpse of the northern lights in winter. Make yourself at home in the cozy lounge; make new friends at the bar or surf the web using the free Wi-Fi. Facilities also include free computer access, fully equipped guest kitchen, book exchange, free luggage storage during stay (including arrival and departure day). The Loft café and bar offers top quality coffee and wine and beer from local breweries, as well as sweet and savoury treats, and the mostly organic breakfast is a great start to the day! Loft also hosts regular movie nights, music events, foosball tournaments and other social events.

Loft hostel offers a wide range of 4-8 person dorms and double rooms, all with private bathroom. Linen is included in all rooms. Small lockers for valuables are available for free in dormitories. Female only dorms and single rooms are available upon request.


Prices are members' prices

Dorms - Per guest per night


Private - Per room per night


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 ISK 700 - 1500 per person per night is payable on arrival at hostel.
  • Prices and product availability is as accurate as possible but may be subject to change during checkout



Leisure & Fitness

  • Common room
  • Games room
  • TV room
  • Terrace / patio


  • Elevator / Lift
  • Suitable for wheelchair users

Food & Drink

  • Cafe/Bistro
  • Licenced Bar/Pub
  • BBQ
  • Self-catering kitchen

Facilities - Internet Access

  • Wifi - Free

Facilities - In-Hostel Services

  • Air Conditioning - In selected areas
  • Car parking nearby
  • Booking Centre for HI hostels worldwide
  • Cycle Rental
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Library / Book Swap
  • Lockers Available - In Room
  • Luggage Room - Available during hostel reception times
  • Smoking Area
  • Travel / Tour Desk
Opening times

Opening times

Open all year

Open 24 hours
Open 24 hours

Get in touch

Get in touch

Tel. (+354) 553 8140

Main attractions

Main attractions

  • Hallgrímskirkja (Less than 500 m)
  • Lækjartorg (At or next to the hostel)
  • Vibrant nightlife (At or next to the hostel)

See the full list of attractions



Always good to be back


Avatar for Edwin


Mon 24 Oct 2016

Great hostel, seemed like there was a lot going on (events at the hostel etc). Managed to score on a tinder date so didn't end up sleeping there.


Avatar for Jamie


Sat 22 Oct 2016

It was good not great, the hostel bar is quite pricey and closes so early which was a disappointment. But the location is the best in the city, there's no denying that. Overall I had a good experience at Loft and would recommend it.


Avatar for Caryn


Tue 18 Oct 2016

The location is super, right at the city centre. I feel a bit disappointed about the room. First, it shows a double bed on the web, but we end up with a room with bunk bed with a double bed size at the lower part. Secondly, the washing basin was stuck. Though a staff was very helpful to make the drain workable with a pump. However, the water was going too slow and we need to wait few minutes every time we used.


Avatar for Bonita


Mon 10 Oct 2016

The room with 4 beds are spacious. However, the shower will make the floor of bathroom very wet. Perhaps, you should provide a brush at the bathroom so that we can clean the wet floor after each taking the shower.


Avatar for Bonita


Mon 10 Oct 2016


Around the hostel

Around the hostel

Nearby attractions

  • Amusement / Theme park (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 (Less than 500m)
  • Local market (Less than 500m)
  • Mountainous Area (More than 10km)
  • Museums / Art Galleries (Less than 500m)
  • National / State Park (More than 10km)
  • Nightlife (At or next to the hostel)
  • Parks / Green Area (Less than 500m)
  • Restaurants (At or next to the hostel)
  • River / Harbour / Lake (At or next to the hostel)
  • Shopping area / Mall (At or next to the hostel)
  • Ski area (More than 10km)
  • Swimming pool (500m - 1km)
  • Supermarket / Food store (Less than 500m)
  • Theatre (At or next to the hostel)
  • UNESCO World Heritage Site (More than 10km)
  • Water park (3 to 5km)
  • Wooded Area (5 to 10km)
Getting to us

Getting to us

50km from Keflavík Airport. 2.8km from Reykjavík Airport
BSÍ Bus Terminal (1.2 km): Take bus #1 #3 or #6 to Stjórnarráðið bus stop
50m in front of hostel
Parking 2 minutes from the hostel
Sports & activities

Sports & activities

  • Cycling
  • Dance
  • Horse riding
  • Mountain Biking
  • Scuba / Snorkelling
  • Swimming
  • Team-Building
  • Walking / Hiking
  • Whale Watching

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