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The Capital-Inn Reviews

Sudurhlid 35d, Reykjavik, Iceland

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178 Total Reviews
  • 75%Value For Money
  • 79%Security
  • 61%Location
  • 77%Staff
  • 68%Atmosphere
  • 76%Cleanliness
  • 78%Facilities

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cons ; stayed in 4 bed room, it was like a jail but not bad. my room was under the ground, so smell was bad. pros ; the receptionist was very kind and funny. breakfast was good. room and toilet were clean. in total, almost everything was okay.

  • 27th Nov 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • South Korea
  • Mixed Group, 18-24
  • (1 review)


Good value for the money!


Great hostel with great staff and great prices!


The Hostel (which is actually a guest house) is really clean and the staff is helpful.However, its distance from the city centre might be a issue for those who dont like walking (who is no me :D ). All tours depart daily from this hostel, making the perfect spot for every tour you may want to take. The kitchen was really clean (not enough forks) and provided what we needed (sauces, pans, oils and even Nutella). Our bedroom was being cleaned daily by the morning.


Capital inn turned out to be better than i expected. Inside was very modern and seemed new or recently refurbished. A spacious kitchen was well stocked with cooking equipment and kept clean and tidy! Breakfast was €10 but turned out to be worth it as you could really eat and drink as much as you like: with cereals, toast, porridge, fruit, yogurt, eggs, ham and cheese etc...tea and coffee but no orange juice! The toilets had power showers available 24/7 and, like elsewhere, were kept very clean.


The hostel is far from downtown, not so clean as an hostel at this latitude should be . However the cheapest one I coud find in Reykjavik.


I stayed at the Capital-Inn three nights throughout the course of my week in Iceland. The wifi was good, the bunk beds were decent, the linens were comfy, and several members of the staff were very friendly. It is also very close drive to the bus station, downtown Reykjavik, and access to the highway (to the Ring Road or to Keflavik airport). There's not much in the neighborhood, but it's a great location if you have a rental car. Good value for the money.


Capital-Inn is expensive for what it is. I stayed in their 16 bed dorm, the bunk beds were cheap wobbly ones with very thin mattresses. The hostel is a good 45 minutes away from the center of the city. Iceland accommodation on the whole is expensive. It was in no way a bad hostel, the guy on the desk was really friendly and gave great advice but having stayed at another hostel in the center of town for a similar price per night i was a little disappointed with some aspects.


Really nice kitchen! Good place to end your Iceland trip, very calm.


In general, the hostel needs some refurbishment but nothing is falling apart either. Everything necessary for 'convenient accomodation' is there with the exception of lockers for your belongings. I found one of the staff memebers (a cheff sometimes sitting behind the reception desk) to be very impolite but I could not say anything bad about the rest of the staff. The hostel is located about 2-3 km from the city center but the value-for-money ratio seems reasonable to me.

  • 29th Jul 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Poland
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


On the second night of my stay, a group of people were extremely loud until early in the morning, trashed the kitchen and stole food in the fridge. I would have expected the management to do something about it. Regardless of that unfortunate night, the rest of the stay was ok.

  • 10th Jul 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Reunion
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


The man running the breakfast has a bit of an attitude. The rest of the staff were nice and helpful.

  • 7th Jul 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Male, 31-40
  • (1 review)


Only a short stay, the hostel was a bit far from the centre, but if you don't mind walking it's about 40 minutes.


While most of the staff was pleasant, one gentleman who I think was the manager was just grumpy and unpleasant. The rooms and the bathrooms are dirty and the beds horrible, it's like sleeping on a spring. It is also far from the center with nothing around it. The wifi was spotty as well. There are places closer to center that are better value and nicer.

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