Group Booking Terms and Conditions

Because you are making a Group Booking, there are additional Terms and Conditions that apply. Please read them and click 'I Accept' below to continue with your booking

General Group Booking Terms

By making a group reservation through you agree to the following terms and conditions as set by and as set by the hostel in question.

  • In order to make a group reservation on it is necessary to pay a deposit. The balance is due directly to the hostel according to their payment conditions.
  • The booking deposit is non-refundable.
  • Please note that any cancellations must be notified directly to the hostel at least 24 hours in advance of your scheduled arrival date, unless otherwise stated in the hostel's conditions.
  • are not responsible for changes or amendments to your reservation once it has been processed. All correspondence with regard to changes to your booking need to be dealt with directly with the hostel.
  • Cancellations for reservations must be made directly with the hostel and must conform with the individual hostels cancellation policy (see below)
  • It is your responsibility to pay the balance of your accommodation cost to the hostel in accordance with their payment conditions (see below). Failure to do so may result in your reservation being cancelled by the hostel.
  • Individual hostels may have special booking conditions relating to group stays, please read the hostel booking conditions carefully before making your reservation.

Hostel Specific Terms & Conditions

The remainder of the amount due will be charged to your credit card on arrival. Should numbers or room selection change, the per person deposit times the number of people who actually travelled will be deducted from the total accommodation charge levvied by the hostel.

Cancellation / No Show & Reduction in Numbers Policy

Notice of cancellation Groups (10 or More):
Less than four weeks prior to arrival: 50%
Less than 1 week prior to arrival: 100%

Additional Terms and Conditions

If we have not received a notification 24 hours prior to arrival regarding cancellation, Bus Hostel Reykjavik has the right to charge your credit card for the first night´s stay. In the event of a no-show the remainder of your reservation will be cancelled automatically and beds re-allocated. When confirming a group booking (10 or More) Bus Hostel Reykjavik requiers a 20% deposit. The deposit is refundable up until 30 days before arrival after that the deposit will not be refunded. Two weeks or 14 days prior to the arrival the remaining balance (80%) needs to be fully paid. The group reservation may end up being cancelled if these conditions are not met. All changes and cancellations regarding the group reservation need to be done two weeks before arrival. There is no fee and the deposit will be refunded if there are changes or cancellations 30 days prior to arrival. There will be no extra fees if there are changes with less than a 30 day notice but more than two weeks, however the deposit will not be refunded within that time frame. There will be no refunds if there are changes or cancellations in a group booking within two weeks prior to arrival from deposit nor the final payment.

Additional Info:

We are able to book both transfer and also excursions for both individuals and groups. Please contact us and we will assist you.

Any cancellations resulting from agreement to these terms and conditions under false pretences will result in loss of deposit.


Bus Hostel Reykjavik

Book more than 2 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
  • Great Location
  • Marvellous Staff
  • Awesome Cleanliness
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Property Description

This lively and modern hostel is located in the downtown residential neighborhood of Hlíðar, the iconic Hallgrímkirkja Church, the super hip restaurants of Hlemmur Mathöll, the glitzy Laugavegur shopping street and all the trappings of the city center are also within a 15 min walk from Bus Hostel.

Conveniently Bus Hostel shares its location with Reykjavik Bus Terminal. That means that all airport transfers from Keflavík International both end and start here, saving you a bunch of time and some money. All transfers to the Blue Lagoon Spa and all the tours from Reykjavík Sightseeing also depart from our location, making Bus Hostel the ideal base camp for all the must do tours and adventures in Iceland.

Finally the SmartBus transportation system stops at the hostel and drives to all the the bus stops in the city 24/7.

The on site Buzz Bar (pun intended) always has 4 local beers on tap, shows the “important” sports events and is a great place to sit down with fellow travelers, meet new people and get local travel advice from our staff. Any travel service offered in Iceland is bookable at the bar and reception.

Lodging is offered in simple mixed and female-only dorms, as well as private rooms. All have free Wi-Fi and lockers; linens is included. All share bathrooms with showers. The hostel has a 24/7 lobby and check in with a communal kitchen and a guest lounge. Parking is free.

Simply put, Bus Hostel is the ideal base camp for exploring Reykjavík and Iceland. View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 8.1

  • Security 8.9

  • Location 7.9

  • Staff 8.9

  • Atmosphere 7.7

  • Cleanliness 7.5

  • Facilities 7.8

Latest Reviews

  • 9.4


    03 May 2022
    I would recommend the Bus Hostel, only a short walk to central Reykjavik. Good rooms, security doors with card Kitchen facilities. Spacious area in reception. Staff very professional and helpful. Good friendly atmosphere ✅😌
    England, Male, 41+
  • 9.4


    07 Apr 2022
    Loved staying here! Super nice staff, clean bathrooms, many lockers to store stuff in safely, kitchen well stocked. Is 30 mins from center of city but the walk isn't bad and this is balanced out by the fact that many tour buses will pick you up right outside the hostel including buses to the airport. Only downside: beds not assigned and got home one night to find someone sleeping in mine! Make sure to leave something on your bed when you leave so its not taken. Highly recommend!
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 9.4


    12 Mar 2022
    Everything is nice but kitchen is horrible. I understand hostel is for budgeted travellers but I am still surprised literally everyone stay there also cook, that is why the kitchen is v dirty. Staff are friendly , my mate forgot adaptor and can borrow one free. Got lucky stayed in a 6 bed with decent frenchie tourists. Location can be handy especially if joining tour, but walk to central (church ) is right by highway ( even it is not a busy one) is quite interesting.
    Hong Kong China, All Female Group, 25-30
  • 8.6


    06 May 2022
    Stayed in a 4 bed and liked the privacy. There is no ventilation in the bathrooms so it can become quite stingy and musky. The kitchen is in the middle of all the rooms so the smells can also draft into the room. The beds were very squeaky and could be heard easily. The kitchen was nice and I appreciated the happy hour for beer. About 20 minutes from the city by walking.
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 8.3


    31 Mar 2022
    Staff was nice and room was clean. 1 of the bathroom locks didn't work, and another shower drain did not drain...water backed up so fast so I was stepping in my own dirty water and hair. But the worst is that every time you opened your room door, it made a beeping noise -which means you could hear this whenever anyone on your floor opened their door. Throughout the entire night, people were in and out of their rooms and the doors just SLAMMED. If you need a good nights sleep, try elsewhere.
    Canada, Female, 31-40
  • 7.1

    Very Good

    14 Mar 2022
    The staff at the hostel was very friendly, I liked that the bar is open 24 hours a day. I didn't like that the lockers are quite small and it didn't fit my backpack, it's not so close to the city and there are no restaurants or supermarkets very close. It was very hot in the room and there was no window.
    Colombia, Female, 18-24
  • 6.9


    03 Apr 2022
    A convenient location for bus tours (use hostel discount), as the pick up location is out front at the hostel. Clean bathrooms and showers, and great shower water pressure. The kitchen was a little dirty, with crumbs on the counters, and some poor washing of the dishes. It can be quite noisy between 02:00 and 05:00 as people leave for their early morning flights. We had some good interactions with other hostel guests, as well as some uncomfortable ones. Good to travel with friends.
    Canada, Female, 18-24
  • 6.0


    02 Apr 2022
    Definetly dirty bathrooms, dusty rooms, many broken parts. Extremely expensive for what you get.
    Italy, Male, 25-30
  • 5.7


    30 Mar 2022
    Hostel was located decently close to downtown. Several tours are offered which looked interesting but we did not participate in any. Has a fully equipped kitchen with stove, oven, fridge, and freezer. Parking was very limited and confusing, we thought we were parking in the wrong spot/blocking others in. The room was small with maybe a yard separating the two twin beds, and the sheets looked stained. No towels were provided. One of the 4 bathroom's light was broken and others felt dirty.
    USA, Mixed Group, 25-30
  • 5.4


    19 Mar 2022
    This hostel is one of the worst I have ever stayed at. None of the common areas are clean and the room we stayed in smelt like mould/mildew. Our sheets had stains on them and other females hair. I would not recommend. Pay a little more and stay in town.
    Canada, Female, 25-30
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  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free Parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Adaptors
  • BBQ
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Book Exchange
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • Common Room
  • Dryer
  • Elevator
  • Fridge/Freezer
  • Hair Dryers
  • Hot Showers
  • Key Card Access
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Microwave
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Parking
  • Security Lockers
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Towels Not Included
  • Wheelchair Friendly
  • 24 Hour Reception
  • 24 Hour Security
  • Airport Transfers
  • Bicycle Hire
  • Housekeeping
  • Internet Access
  • Late check-out
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Luggage Storage
  • Postal Service
  • Shuttle Bus
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels for hire
Food & Drink
  • Bar
  • Cafe
  • Meals Available
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Vending Machines
  • Wi-Fi