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The Capital-Inn Reviews

Sudurhlid 35d, Reykjavik, Iceland

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180 Total Reviews
  • 78%Value For Money
  • 81%Security
  • 66%Location
  • 79%Staff
  • 69%Atmosphere
  • 82%Cleanliness
  • 80%Facilities

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Very disappointed to find after paying for a "private room with double bed", what we ended up with was two single beds pushed together. This is NOT a double bed, and is completely false advertising to pass off as such and charge us more for a double room. Additionally, the wifi continually cut out every hour or so and on our first night the desk staff was quite unhelpful in directing us to somewhere to find food.

  • 30th Dec 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Australia
  • Couple, 18-24
  • (1 review)


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.


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.

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