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Hlemmur Square Reviews

Laugavegur 105, Reykjavik, Iceland

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89%

Rating
473 Total Reviews
  • 86%Value For Money
  • 91%Security
  • 92%Location
  • 91%Staff
  • 86%Atmosphere
  • 89%Cleanliness
  • 87%Facilities

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91%

Nice hostel, friendly staff would recommend this place!


94%

Great place with a lot of different types of people. You will find what you're look for at Hlemmur Square.

  • 11th Sep 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)


91%

Being both a hotel and a hostel, Hlemmur Square is a modern, slosh place to stay. I stayed in a spacious Deluxe 12 bed female room wifi had great views and plenty of space. The stove top didn't work in the kitchen on my floor but the kitchen was kept tidy enough. There was also an extra common area on each floor where I could charge my devices and wait until check in. The ground floor bar and lounge is really nice and open. Happy hours definitely help too. I've already booked a return stay.


91%

I spent 9 days at this hostel and was very happy the room 405 was big (12 beds) but everyone has enough space. It is located right in the city center next to Hlemmur bus station (a bit noisy in the evening, but not during the night). Staff were helpful in any ways. I did appreciate the movie night on Friday. I should recommend this hostel and will surely come back to Iceland.


74%

nice location close to the centre of town...kitchen could be better organised....no real common room so not the usual sort hostel experinece unless you go to the kitchen area....expensive but then most places are expensive


100%

This place was unreal. Worth every cent and a great experience

  • 6th Sep 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Australia
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)


100%

I absolutely loved my time at Hlemmur Square. The staff is super friendly, incredibly helpful and pretty funny. The lounge area downstairs is a great place to meet new people, have a drink, or just hang out after a day exploring Iceland. It's conveniently located on the main street of Reykjavik, Laugavegur, and is easy walking distance to bars, cafes, shops, and the hot dog stand. All major tour services offer pick up and drop off at the hostel, making it ideal for day trips!


77%

Very friendly hostel int he building of hotel. The only problem was with a shower - there were no light in the bathroom in our block. And we have no access to other bathrooms because of our security card.

  • 4th Sep 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Russia
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


100%

what a super hostel,great location in the city center,super clean,great staff(happy to be there)and if you need any help for any things,they will be more that happy to sort it out for you,thank again for the great time,i had in hostel!!!


83%

I stayed 14mix dorm room. Enough space, comfortable beds. Just one thing I was confused that sometimes the card key didn't work to open the another door to take showers and use the restroom for female.


94%

The hostel was in a good location and the lounge areas were nice and comfortable. The room and shower areas were basic and clean. The breakfast was good. Some of the staff was better than others - a few seemed aloof although most were knowledgeable and helpful. Towels could be rented for a small fee and locks could be borrowed with a deposit.

  • 1st Sep 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Female, 31-40
  • (1 review)


94%

Location was perfect and the bed was comfy!


89%

Great vibe, amazing lobby decor, comfy big dorms. The staff was amazing, it was a pleasure to stay there.


83%

Great location and staff, really nice ambience.


74%

The hostel is generally pretty good, given the fact that there aren’t that many hostels in the city and my choice was limited. I was in a mixed 12 bed dorm and the beds were comfortable and there were enough space in the room. The beds are not numbered so if you arrive late at a busy period, all beds may be taken while there’s supposed to be one for you! During the 7 nights that I was there, the room did not get vacuumed. Cleanliness of the hostel is very average, especially the toilets an..


89%

Good location, staff were helpful and overall very clean. Stayed there twice and would stay there again


74%

It was fine for a place to rest your head, but nothing special. I've been to lots of hostels and this one just seemed kind of bland. Overall a good experience, just nothing special worth mentioning


83%

Well-kept, clean hostel in prime location. Pretty good facilities -- cool common room downstairs and well-equipped kitchens. The bathrooms were fine but could have been cleaned a little more frequently. The atmosphere lacked a bit of the communal feel that I look for in a hostel -- maybe introducing more frequent group activities could remedy this. Value-wise, the prices are close to the best you will find in Reykjavik. Overall a good option, but there are others in Reykjavik that are as good.


80%

People in the reception was so helpful and nice!


77%

Really liked the foyer and bar area. Staff were great. Room was fine...bunk bed was very high up in the clouds but not a problem unless you get totally legless. The only negative things I'd have to say is that it would've been easy enough for a dishonest person to walk in off the street and head upstairs to the rooms without being challenged. Fortunately, Reykjavik doesn't seem to have to have a criminal element to speak of. Rooms were a bit pricey but price of a pint was fair enough.


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