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Reykjavik - Loft Hostel

Bankastræti 7, 101, Reykjavík, Iceland

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Overall Rating 90%

From 99 Reviews

Hostel rating (99)

Rating category Satisfaction percentage
Staff 90%
Cleanliness 87%
Location 97%
Security 90%
Service 90%
Comfort 85%
Green rating 92%

Loft is located in Reykjavik downtown's heart. It´s eco certified, top rated and offers one of the most popular rooftop bar and venue for live music in Reykjavík.

  • Dorm
    From $47.59
  • Private
    From $141.32
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Reykjavík Hostel

Hostel Reykjavík

Hostelling International

Welcome to our hostel

This social eco hostel has been voted World Best HI Hostel.

Located on Reykjavík’s main shopping street and just minutes walking distance from Hallgrímskirkja, the City Pond and Harpa Concert Hall, the best of the city is just footsteps away.
Loft boasts one of the finest views in town, with its large rooftop bar 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 and make new friends at the bar. Facilities also include fully equipped guest kitchen, book exchange, wifi throughout, 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. The mostly organic breakfast is a great start to the day! Loft is a popular venue for live music and other social events. Look up FB for the agenda and our blog :

Loft hostel offers a wide range of 4-8 person dorms and double rooms, all with private bathroom. Linen is included. Lockers for smaller valuables are available in dormitories.


Prices are non-member 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 800 - 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
  • Library / Book Swap
  • Lockers Available - In Room
  • Luggage Room - Available during hostel reception times
  • Smoking Area
  • Travel / Tour Desk
Opening times

Opening times


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



For the towels, may provide more hooks outside bathroom and close to heater, no need to put them inside bathroom with WC


Avatar for PING HOI


Wed 22 Nov 2017

We returned to the Loft Hostel after staying there at the beginning of our trip. Our second stay was even better than our first because we were in a room which seemed quieter than during our initial stay .Lots of noise on the floor above the first time ( not the hostel's fault). All good, sad to leave.Staff were friendly & helpful on both occasions!


Avatar for Angus


Wed 22 Nov 2017

The location of the hostel was perfect: very central and only a short walk from the bus station. The staff were fantastic too, striking the balance between encourage everyone to feel at home and making sure they were considerate and responsible (esp. as far as the recycling goes). Some of the noise from the communal rooms upstairs did travel down into the rooms but no more than you'd expect; I might not even have noticed if the person doing karaoke had a better voice!


Avatar for Gavin


Mon 20 Nov 2017

L'auberge de jeunesse Loft est très bien située dans Reykjavik autant pour profiter de la ville que des excursions. Le personnel, la tenue des locaux ainsi que les locaux sont agréables et dynamiques.


Avatar for Alice


Sun 19 Nov 2017


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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