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The Capital-Inn Reviews

Sudurhlid 35d, Reykjavik, Iceland

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227 Total Reviews
  • 78%Value For Money
  • 73%Security
  • 58%Location
  • 81%Staff
  • 73%Atmosphere
  • 80%Cleanliness
  • 76%Facilities

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It is about 20 mins walk to Reykjavik city center but if you don't mind this fact it is a great cheap hostel.


This hostel has a very hotel kinda vibe (maybe its because they also offer hotel accomodation type of rooms). Amazingly clean, super friendly staff, and secure. Its far from the town centre but nothing a good bus ride can't make up for.


The Capital-Inn in Reykjavik, Iceland is excellent hostel overall with poor location made up for by outstanding staff and atmosphere. highly recommended.


thank you for not chlorinating the water, it was very gentle on my skin.


Guys who works in the reception are so unpleasant and not polite.

  • 14th Aug 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Italy
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


No lockers showers for the guys had a piece of glass between showers so you could see the person showering beside you where as for the girls they got complete privacy in their showers, kind of sexist imo... High prices that did not include breakfast, THE BEDS WERE TERRIBLE, I've slept in sooo many hostels but these beds were quiet terrible with a bar going directly through the center so unless you enjoy having a metal bar right across your back I would not recommend, the staff was great



  • 9th Jul 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Colombia
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


Although very far from town and lacking in atmosphere, the Capital Inn is half the price of most hostels in Reykjavik and worth it if you're looking to save money. If you've got the extra cash though it would probably be worth it to stay in the downtown area.


You get what you pay for. It is ok.


The beds are uncomfortable, the location is very far from the city centre, the staff are extremely unwelcoming (except for the manager/owner, he was great. Everyone else seemed like you were wasting their time by asking a question). None of the doors were ever locked, one of the rooms the door didn't even close. This isn't a huge issue in Reykjavik because it's very safe, but in any other city I wouldn't have felt secure. Generally it was an average at best experience.


The breakfast is good! And the tour is great !


really far away from the city


Excellent value for Money! Friendly Staff, Nice kitchen and cool people there. I'll go back there for sure on my next trip to Iceland.


The hostels website says it is close to the centre of town, which normall when someone says a "close walk" they mean 5-15 minutes or so. The hostel was a 50 minute walk into town... I have no problem walking, but when you have to walk 50 minutes just to get into town when you are lead to believe it "close" was a bit misleading. Also the beds for the hostel part of the place are awful! There was hair on our sheets! Ew! The staff was nice though!


The bed was really uncomfortable, the rest was good.

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