Group Booking Terms and Conditions

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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.
  • Wonderful Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Excellent 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. Bike rentals are available, and parking is free.

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


As the name suggests, at Bus Hostel Reykjavík we're conveniently placed – right above the main terminus! It's not only our location that's awesome: our outdoor terrace has a barbecue, great for mingling during the summer months, and our indoor common areas are warm and cosy – ideal for the chilly Icelandic winters. Hang out in our on-site Buzz Bar and get chatting to fellow travellers over a beer – we always have four local ones on tap.


We're in the Hlíðar neighbourhood, right above the Reykjavík Terminal bus station. Bus 55 will get you from the airport straight to our door in just over 90 minutes, and buses leave from right downstairs to locations all across the country. We're just 15 minutes' walk from the city centre, where you can explore attractions like the iconic Hallgrímkirkja Church, the super-hip restaurants of Hlemmur Mathöll and glitzy Laugavegur shopping street. A 24-hour SmartBus also connects us to the city centre.

Rooms and Dorms

We have mixed and female-only dorms, each with personal lockers and free Wi-Fi. If you need more privacy for you and your travel companions, you can check into one of our private rooms – we've got singles, twins and doubles. Bed linen is included with all of our room types, and all share bathrooms with hot showers. Forgot to pack a towel? You can hire one from reception.

Extras and activities

Here for the adventure? Hire a bicycle from reception and head into town the fast – and easy – way. Or head downstairs and hop on a coach to destinations like the famous Blue Lagoon. We've got free parking too so you'll have somewhere safe to leave your car if you're planning on driving the iconic Ring Road. If you'd rather a day of good food and good conversation, make yourself a meal in one of our communal kitchens.

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 9.7

  • Security 9.1

  • Location 8.3

  • Staff 9.4

  • Atmosphere 8.3

  • Cleanliness 8.3

  • Facilities 8.9

Latest Reviews

  • 9.1


    04 Jun 2021
    It's truly hard to rate a hostel during the pandemic since there are hardly people here. But I like where I'm staying. +Close to the Bus station +Operate their own shuttles and tours +Friendly staff +Clean facility *Room? so so, I was in a 4-bed room and it felt tight.
    USA, Male, 31-40
  • 9.1


    03 Jun 2021
    Very well located if you're thinking take tours from the BSI station, just few 10 minutes by walk. Going to the downtown it's a little bit further but not big deal. The place was good deal for the price that I've paid. The staff were very kind and nice.
    Italy, Male, 41+
  • 9.1


    02 Mar 2020
    Great place. Staff were wonderful. Room was warm and comfortable. Great kitchen and bathrooms. Friendly guests. The walk to the centre wasn’t too far and was very picturesque. Convenient to be at the bus station. Would stay again!
    Australia, Female, 31-40
  • 8.3


    29 Feb 2020
    Lovely staff and happy hour, well stocked kitchen, location a bit out of the way in winter ice but fine for summer. The only reason they didnt get a higher rating for security was that they mistakenly gave someone a key to our private room and we got a confused visitor in the night.
    Ireland, Couple, 25-30
  • 8.3


    22 Feb 2020
    Great value for money, staff are great, very handy to have free parking with about 20 min walk into downtown Reykjavik. Bathrooms were very clean, but bedroom and bed linen were not, they could do with a deep clean.
    England, Male, 25-30
  • 8.0


    27 Feb 2020
    Convenient location if you need to catch a bus from there, but not if you are trying to explore the city and be close to the center. The staff is super friendly and the showers are great!
    France, Female, 25-30
  • 7.7

    Very Good

    28 Feb 2020
    While this hostel is a 20 min walk from the main things in Reykjavik, the location is great because certain airport shuttles and tour companies will pick you up here at no extra charge! That being said, the bedding and bathrooms didn’t feel that clean. Also, during my stay, the power in my room went out for like 24 hours before it was fixed. It is a good budget option, but it definitely isn’t the nicest hostel I’ve stayed in.
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 7.4

    Very Good

    15 Mar 2020
    This hostel is pretty close to the center (only 20-30 minute walk to most things), but the weather while I was there (mid march) was slushy and cold. The sidewalks to get from the hostel to the city were not shoveled and difficult to walk on. Obviously not the fault of the hostel, but if you come during winter/spring, make sure to keep this in mind or maybe bring some high-traction boots. All in all, this hostel was fine for the cost.
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 7.1

    Very Good

    04 Jun 2021
    Experience undermined by COVID protocols put in place. The main floor communal area closed pretty much all the time.
    Brazil, Male, 31-40
  • 2.9


    10 Mar 2020
    I booked and paid for a 16 bed dorm but they put me in to a 20 bed dorm. Pretty unhappy!!!
    Australia, Male, 18-24
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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