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Reykjavik - Loft Hostel

Bankastræti 7, 101, Reykjavík, Iceland

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Overall Rating 92%

From 98 Reviews

Hostel rating (98)

Rating category Satisfaction percentage
Staff 93%
Cleanliness 89%
Location 99%
Security 91%
Service 92%
Comfort 86%
Green rating 93%

  • Dorm
    From $49.50
  • Private
    From $147.01
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Reykjavík Hostel

Hostel Reykjavík

Hostelling International

Welcome to our hostel

Located on Reykjavík's main shopping street and in 5 minutes walking distance from Hallgrímskirkja, The City Pond and Harpa Concert hall, the best of the city is just footsteps away from the hostel.

Loft boasts a rooftop terrace over the heart of Reykjavík, that gives you a bird's eye view point of the bustling streets, and on sunny days it becomes Reykjavík's top sunbathing spot, then in the winter time you can even catch a glimpse of the northern lights.

Make yourself at home in our comfortable and spacious lounge where you can pick something out of our book swap shelves, play board games and have a tasty cup of coffee. Facilities also include free WiFi and computer access, fully equipped guest kitchen, free luggage storage upon arrival and departure. We host concerts and other fun events a few times a week. Such as pub quizzes, karaoke nights, swap markets, drag shows, arts and crafts nights, yoga classes and many more. All events are free entry and welcome to all. Also, there's happy hour every day between 4PM and 7PM.

Loft is certified as fully accessible hostel and offers a wide range of 4-8 bedded dormitories and private double rooms, each equipped with a private bathroom. Linen is included in all rooms. Safety boxes are under each dorm bed, please bring a padlock or buy one in our reception.

This HI Hostel is Quality & Eco Certified, run by a non-profit organization. Our aim is to contribute towards an ethically conscious and sustainable style of travelling that increases peoples’ knowledge of their environment and cultural values in all parts of the world.


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 - 1400 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
  • Library / Book Swap
  • Lockers Available - In Room
  • Luggage Room - Available during hostel reception times
  • Smoking Area
  • Travel / Tour Desk
Opening times

Opening times

Open 24 hours

Get in touch

Get in touch

Tel. (+354) 553 8140

Main attractions

Main attractions

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

See the full list of attractions



Ça fait le job d’une auberge de jeunesse, on est heureux d’avoir une cuisine à disposition vu les tarifs islandais. Dommage, l’accueil manque de chaleur, c’est un peu impersonnel. Les événements organisés que j’ai pu voir durant ma semaine ramènent davantage d’islandais qui restent entre eux que ne permettent un échange culturel riche et des rencontres.


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Wed 14 Mar 2018

Great experience just wish there was a way to control the temperature in our individual room because it could get really hot at night.


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Thu 08 Mar 2018

Absolutely brilliant place. Perfect location. Wonderful staff. Could not fault the place. Will definitely recommend to all my friends and family.


Avatar for Samantha


Sun 04 Mar 2018


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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