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Reykjavik Backpackers Reviews

Laugavegur 28, Reykjavik, Iceland

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78%

Rating
866 Total Reviews
  • 77%Value For Money
  • 74%Security
  • 99%Location
  • 77%Staff
  • 77%Atmosphere
  • 73%Cleanliness
  • 71%Facilities

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54%

The hostel did not reflect the high rating here. The kitchen was very small, only one person could realistically use it at a time, or one tending to the stove-top and one person at the sink. Also during my visit there wasn't a toaster nor kettle available. There were small lockers for rent outside of the rooms, and top sheets and a duvet were also an additional fee. Accounting for these costs, there were much better and cheaper options available very nearby in Reykjavik.


83%

Me and my friend stayed in one of the private twin rooms. We loved it, we had our own balcony and the room and beds were fresh. We loved that the private rooms were in a small cozy building outside of the hostel so you got privacy. The location is Amazing!! Would recommend this hostel.


94%

This place is a stylish place in the middle of the city - Right on the high street. The rooms are clean, stylish and modern and all facilities were tidy. I checked in late and instructions were very clear for late arrivals, except that we see unable to purchase any bedding so I had to use my coat as a blanket. Staff were so helpful in the morning, allowing me to leave my bags at the hostel whilst I went to collect my boyfriend, and also providing excellent city information


91%

Excellent stay, great room - only small thing was the front door of the separate house would not shut. Obviously down to the weather causing the wood warping so not sure how easy to fix but nice if possible. Private rooms still great value for money, large, and the only 'hostel' room that I've ever had to have it's own balcony :) definitely stay again when we return

  • 30th Dec 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Couple, 31-40
  • (1 review)


43%

Great central location and a good pub downstairs, but the staff looked annoyed the whole time we were there, it was only after we left the hostel we realised how friendly Icelandic people are! The kitchen is tiny and bathrooms hairy!

  • 28th Dec 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Female, 31-40
  • (1 review)


100%

Very friendly and helpful staff, good value for money.

  • 19th Dec 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Mixed Group, 18-24
  • (1 review)


83%

Really good situation in the center of the city, with nice cafés, restaurants and bars all around. Nice staff

  • 20th Nov 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • France
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)


100%

I had a great stay at the Backpackers Hostel. The location and staff were both great!

  • 18th Nov 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Male, 31-40
  • (1 review)


51%

* Choose another Hostel in the the same area * No wifi in rooms as advertised * Building lock and Room locks both half-broken * Locks and old building make it incredibly noisy * No breakfast as advertised because quote "We've run out of milk" * Rearranged the beds in the room to locate them near to the charging plugs * Staff were cold and unfriendly but efficient * No hooks or hangers in room * Good selection of brochures


51%

Good location but no warning that you have to pay for a duvet, even for just one night. Toilet was blocked and the conditions of the alternatives were disgusting. Overbooked our room so there were 9 people in an 8 person dorm. Grumpy and sarcastic check in man.


97%

Great party hostel in heart of RVK. Next time will stay there for sure as well!!!


71%

Staff was lovely and location was wonderful! Downsides: wifi only worked on the 1st floor, and keycard door locks kept breaking.


94%

I went there for the airwaves looking for fellow music followers and it turns out to be the perfect place for that, great atmosphere and a very helpful and friendly staff

  • 2nd Nov 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Mexico
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


80%

Stayed at room 305, very noisy on saturday night. Very clean place, good showers.


89%

I stayed With Reykjavik Backpackers for one night and really found a liking for the place. The staff was very helpful and friendly and the athmosphere was chill. I got a room in the backyard, which was perfectly quiet while still smack in the middle of the city. I'd go again


97%

Clean, comfortable, friendly, tho maybe more toilets/showers would be good, tho I didn't have to wait long. Stayed on 4th floor, summertime.

  • 27th Aug 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)




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