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Laugavegur 28, Reykjavik, Iceland

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944 Total Reviews
  • 66%Value For Money
  • 78%Security
  • 96%Location
  • 79%Staff
  • 75%Atmosphere
  • 71%Cleanliness
  • 68%Facilities

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Good spot right on Laugavegur, but small, cramped, loud, and a bit dirty


The location is great and that is where it ends! This place is really not clean at all!!! Seems like it is just a bar that just has a hostel because it has the space


This place is a true hostel. It's located right in the middle of town, where you'd want to be, by all the bars restaurants and the famous church, reception is super helpful, there's places to chill and meet people, lockers, sufficient bathrooms and showers, bag storage, it's great! it's not overpriced so don't think you're getting ripped off. would highly recommend


I very rarely have an issue staying at hostels but I draw the line at cum stains on the curtains. There was no communal atmosphere at all. Just a place to sleep if you can. The 8 person dorm facing the street had a small window that would open, but not enough to prevent the room from becoming a moist humid box. No breakfast, no linens which was also fine but at least put some effort and pride into your hostel.


Very noisy place


Very well situated hostel in the heart of Reykjavik. Facilities are good except for a bad internet connection. Very social atmosphere.


Great hostel! Iceland in general is very expensive, but this hostel eased that cost a little. The location couldn't really be any better, it's right at the heart of Reykjavik. It's not a huge hostel which means the atmosphere in the common areas was pretty awesome. The rooftop patio/balcony was definitely the social spot from 8pm to 11pm and is great for people-watching since it is above the main shopping/food/drink street. I recommend buying breakfast at the hostel, very cheap.


Cape of hooks on the walls or a hanger for clothes would improve comfort drastically.


Advise people to avoid.


Cool place, but the wifi in the rooms was pretty terrible


Right on the Main Street with a bar downstairs. Some serious dimes working as well


I booked a single room with a shared bath - for 109 EURO. The price is vast high!!!; I received a twin room with a big mirror, no wardrobe- no hooks, no chair for hanging the clothes!!! the Wi-Fi connection was not possible, only in the main building! The very small kitchen was in the 4th floor in the main building, and often were the 6 chairs already occupied! I slept very well. the staff was friendly and helpful. The entrance is a coffee shop\bar and the location in the center.


Focus is on the bar downstairs, but the hostel is nice - if you don't mind being in the center of town and hearing the late-night drunks!


Hostel was pretty good. Clean rooms and washrooms. Good that they had lockers even though it had to be paid for. Benedickt was very helpful in helping me book the bus from the airport and guiding me on what to do. Wish the hostel had a lift and complimentary coffee like they did on the first day- not sure if it was an Independence Day special or what.


This hostel met our needs perfectly fine. Their excellent location (right on Laugavegur, the main shopping street), comes with the downside of loud night music coming from the street and bars below (be prepared to be kept awake until 2 or 3am especially on Friday and Saturday nights). Our room was very stark - no storage or other furniture besides the bunks - but again, this is a budget hostel. The staff were very willing to help us, and the bathrooms were always clean.


I understand Iceland is pricey, I understand basic economics of supply and demand, I understand the location and everything, in the end I still feel this is hostel is borderline immorally expensive. As a hostel it is great value and good fun, it is priced however as an Amsterdam 4 star hotel and even taking into consideration aforementioned stuff this is too much money in my opinion.

  • 5th Jun 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Netherlands
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


Backpackers is situated in the perfect location if you are interested in Reykjavik nightlife. The bar below the hostel is on the Main Street and full of hostel stayers and locals alike on weekends. It is also on the main walking street nears tons of bars, and a 5 min walk to the center. It's not the cleanest place of all time, but it's a social hostel with a nice staff and great bar. As a solo traveler, I was able to meet a few others to go out at night and split a car during the day.


I slept really really well, even though the hostel is located in the heart of town right above a bar. It was also nice and cosy - a warm place to stay. Met many nice people in the hostel, many other solo travellers.


The hostel is in a very good location, it is clean, and the staff are generally very friendly and willing to help.

  • 12th May 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Canada
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


Staff not very friendly. Poor value for money. Broken chairs in the kitchen.

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