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Reykjavik City Hostel Reviews

Sundlaugavegur 34, IS-105 Reykjavik, Reykjavik, Iceland

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85%

Rating
611 Total Reviews
  • 80%Value For Money
  • 90%Security
  • 75%Location
  • 92%Staff
  • 84%Atmosphere
  • 88%Cleanliness
  • 86%Facilities

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86%

Front door was not in direct sight of the check in/services counter. The location was good in that it was on a bus route but not close to the attractions of downtown Reykjavik. The other aspects of the hostel were all good or excellent though this was only my first visit to a hostel.

  • 17th Aug 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Male, 41+
  • (1 review)


94%

Location quite remote as for Reykjavik, best facilities, dorms & staff in town. Very good value for your money.


83%

The City Hostel is about a 30-40 minute walk from the city center, which isn't bad, but not great. It is by a great geothermal pool and hot dog stand though! The staff members are friendly and helpful. No planned activities or bar, which made meeting people a bit difficult. You also have to pay for linens which I found very unusual. For the price, this hostel is worth it.


100%

Very good staff and reception, easy to get to and find. Clean and nice facilities.

  • 22nd Jul 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Mixed Group, 18-24
  • (1 review)


97%

A good out of the city stay. I'm happy it was near parks to walk around


94%

Great location, amazing surroundings with camp-ground, Food places, & Thermal pools next door, beautiful walk to the downtown area, bus stop right in front of the hostel, clean place with great atmosphere, very helpful staff. I would love to go back at stay at the same hostel again.


77%

Great hostel with a good environment but the location was not very good if you are trying to hang out and see the city center.


89%

The City Hostel is the best option if you want to save some money. They have nice dorm rooms and you can even camp outside if you have your own tent. I really liked the atmosphere with nice common areas where you get to meet plenty of people. The only downside is obviously the location since it takes you 30-40 to walk into town. If you take the bus you kinda lose the whole benefit of saving money in the first place


80%

Good clean hostel with fantastic staff. Perfect location for the solstice festival.


91%

Nice hostel! They have great facilities and nice rooms. The only problem is that the hostel is a little far from the city center. It takes about 40 mins to walk downtown, but it's a beautiful walk along the water. There also is a bus that can take you downtown and most tours you book will pick you up right from the hostel.


83%

Very helpful staff. It's about 30-40 minutes walk to downtown Reykjavik. Breakfast is really expensive, but so is everything else in Iceland.


91%

One of the better hostels we have stayed in. The kitchen had everything we could use, the common area was soft and inviting, wifi good, and the people here were very like minded. All in all a very nice stay.

  • 6th Jun 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • All Male Group, 18-24
  • (1 review)


89%

Cool place. Nice and modern. No problems.


94%

This was my first hostel stay in many years. I arrived very late but night staff were very accommodating re check in. Room was comfortable. I had breakfast there and it was great.

  • 28th May 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Canada
  • Female, 41+
  • (1 review)


86%

It is a lovely Hostel, about a 15 min walk to town but you get a chance to walk along the water which is lovely.


83%

liked the nice big parking lot for my rental car, didn't have to find a place somewhere on the street and hope to not get a parking ticket. the kitchens are awesome! lots of space and equipment to use. would stay here again for sure!


71%

Simple lodgings, helpful staff, had to get bus (or drive) to city centre. Lots of parking space.




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