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Loft Hostel Reviews

Bankastraeti 7, Reykjavik, Iceland

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94%

Rating
202 Total Reviews
  • 91%Value For Money
  • 93%Security
  • 99%Location
  • 93%Staff
  • 92%Atmosphere
  • 96%Cleanliness
  • 93%Facilities

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91%

This by far was one of the best hostel experiences I've had. I booked a 6 suite female dorm for 2 nights. We had a bathroom, shower, vanity area, and coat rack all in our room. Not to mention each bed came equipped with linen, a pillow, outlet, small reading light, and shelf. The common area was clean and moderately lively. Staff was beyond friendly during all interactions. Beautiful view of sunsets from the rooftop patio. Great location downtown & all tours pick up directly from hostel lobby.


97%

Overall a really great place to stay! Located right off the main street in downtown makes it super easy to get anywhere - bars, clubs, shops, coffee, lunch, groceries, pharmacies - pretty much everything is very close by. The common room was pretty relaxing during the day, and filled up early on Friday and Saturday nights for the happy hour. I even met some locals here who showed me around town. Rooms are very clean and well kept. Seriously - best place to stay!

  • 19th Feb 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


91%

The location was great. Close to the Gray Line office where the tours depart from. Close to restaurants, shops and sights. The rooms were clean and the beds very comfortable. The reception, lounge and kitchen are located on the 4th/top floor with a terrace. The staff was friendly but some of them weren't very helpful when it came to tour bookings. Ryan from Scotland is fantastic! He was very helpful and gave personal recommendations on what tours to take, what to do, where to eat. Stay there!


97%

A fantastic hostel- clean, secure and with very helpful staff. A lovely vibe to the place and in an excellent location downtown.


94%

Stayed here on two separate occassions in February. Really clean and comfortable hostel with nice ensuite bathrooms. Wifi was great, kitchen was well equipped, beds were really comfy, the location is amazing right in the centre, and the staff were really helpful. The only negative thing I could possibly say is that it was noisy at night, because it was on the main street (both times we stayed on a Saturday). Top floor is quieter.


100%

The location was ideal. The staff was incredible. Loved every second of my stay and was so sad to leave. I will definitely be going back to Iceland and I will definitely stay at Loft Hostel again.

  • 13th Feb 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • All Female Group, 25-30
  • (1 review)


91%

Hostel has a very good location. Staff were all very friendly and helpful. The room and common areas were very clean. Enjoyed our stay there.


94%

Amazing location, great atmosphere and facilities. Really liked the lockers and swipe cards (on the rooms, entrance to corridors and after hours on the main door). It made the place feel really safe. Can't fault the location - right on the main shopping street, and lots of great place to eat and drink nearby (although the bar in the hostel itself was great - we even managed to see the Northern Lights from the rooftop). Staff were really friendly, so an all-round amazing stay.

  • 29th Jan 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Scotland
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


100%

Great vibe, clean facilities, Central location, value for money, friendly staff. Would stay here again and cannot recommend it enough.


86%

Very clean and cosy, staff were helpful. Rooms was a good size with excellent ensuite. Decent kitchen facilities too


97%

Great hostel, very clean and friendly. Good for solo travellers.

  • 18th Jan 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Scotland
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


97%

This is the best hostel ive ever stayed in, the rooms are all locked so its obviously only you and the people your sharing with that has a key which makes it feel safer. Bathrooms are cleaned everyday which amazing. Kitchen and living spacr is always kept clean and tidy and location of hostel is perfect you just step out of the door onto the main strip. Definitely value for money those that say othetwise should have paid more to stay somrwhere else.

  • 11th Jan 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


94%

The hostel was clean and the decor was cool. Great space to hang out. Staff were lovely. Only minor issue was there was an egg smell throughout the hostel that came and went. Beds were super comfortable and air con temp was just right.


100%

This is my second time staying here and it felt like coming home. Only piece of advice to those who want to get a solid night's sleep and have booked their stay over the weekend: there is a club on the same block as the hostel that plays music into the small hours of the morning, and the bass seemingly travels throughout the whole building. If your aim is to get sleep on a Friday, this may not be the place for you. Weekdays didn't prove to be an issue, and good sleep is possible.


94%

It's a really nice hotel. The breakfast is a bit pricey. They should have a smart way to control the dishwasher because whenever we go there to put our dishes to clean the dishwasher is full, sometimes mixing clean and dirty dishes, it is not good for the environment washing the dishes twice and is not good for the guest to be in charge of emptying all the dishwasher


91%

Other than the fact that we paid for a 6 bed mixed dorm and found ourselves in a 7 bed, Loft Hostel was awesome. Would definitely go back.

  • 6th Jan 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


94%

Really nice and clean hostel. Staff were great at helping book activities and the bar area was great for hanging out. Lockers were quite hard to use so be careful.


94%

Nice hostel with good social areas. Rooms were tidy and staff very helpful with booking activities. Would recommend.


83%

In short- I'd definitely stay here again. Prime location, easily accessible, maintained daily and is set up like a proper hostel with very decent sized rooms. Don't expect a full room either- never happened. The staff are hit and miss but nice enough (good English too). The thing that annoyed me the most was the bar- all the locals come and drink there which is fine, but have no interest in speaking to hostel stayers, or tolerating a relax dress code (trackies), and is pretty darn expensive.

  • 30th Dec 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Australia
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)


100%

The hostel is very clean, the location is perfect, the staff is supernice, the atmosphere is great, the rooms and beds are really good. The wifi is included, with great signal all the time. Breakfast is extra cost, but it's worth it. Nice touch with sockets and reading lights for each bed! One of the better hostels I've stayed at. Would highly recommend it, and will stay there again on my next visit!


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