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
  • Good 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 7.8

  • Security 8.6

  • Location 7.6

  • Staff 8.4

  • Atmosphere 7.7

  • Cleanliness 6.9

  • Facilities 7.5

Latest Reviews

  • 9.4


    12 Aug 2022
    Super clean hostel and convenient for those wanting to have easy access to/from the airport. Very nice staff - Daria has been really pleasant and welcoming. All facilities are modern & top notch. It is a bit far from the center of Reykjavik - a good 25 minute walk, or a 5 minute e-scooter ride. There is also a shuttle that occasionally drops people off in the center. If you don't mind being a bit far from the action, it's a great option.
    Israel, Male, 18-24
  • 9.1


    26 Jul 2022
    So it’s a bit far from everything (about 2km from downtown) but it’s a nice walk! A lot of tour companies will pick you up directly from there too. There’s also a bus that will take you directly to and from the airport that runs every hour.
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 8.6


    01 Aug 2022
    Very easy stay! Met plenty of incredible friends. It’s convenient to stay at a place where so many buses can pick you up in the mornings. The beds are comfortable and the bar area is a great chance to talk to people.
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 8.3


    24 Jul 2022
    Expensive for what they offer in my opinion. Location however is good, bathrooms were clean and they have happy hour every day. Staff weren't too helpful. Felt like I was a bother to them whenever I interacted with them.
    USA, Female, 31-40
  • 7.4

    Very Good

    31 Jul 2022
    Kitchen has an oven, stove top, fridge, freezer, and microwave. 20 min walk from downtown. Not really any restaurants or grocery stores nearby. Rooms and showers were nice. Has a bar in the hostel. If going to Iceland beware of the liquor laws, you can only buy alcohol from liquor stores and only at certain times. Definitely recommend seeing the volcano that just erupted 30 minutes from Reykjavik!!!!!!
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 7.4

    Very Good

    25 Jul 2022
    If we didn’t just come from Helsinki it would have had higher likes. My review is based on the comments from the youth who we were there with. We stayed in a room for 10 and there was only enough plugs for phone at three beds. Helsinki 2 outlets per bed. The lockers in the room really didn’t lock and the lock actually spins. The washroom / shower was nice for sure but needed a floor squeegee to clean up the floor. The toilets under the rim really needs cleaning.
    Canada, Male, 41+
  • 7.4

    Very Good

    22 Jul 2022
    All in all, a good hostel. The female at the guest counter was 100% more helpful and friendly than the guys that work there. They should all take a lesson about customer relations from her ( wish I could remember her Name). Room was basic but clean. I like the electronic door key access for the rooms Bathrooms were fairly clean. Kitchen was adequate. For a hostel I found it a bit expensive despite the fact that I had a private room. The smoking area outside needs a roof since it rains a lot.
    USA, Male, 41+
  • 6.9


    01 Aug 2022
    The hostel is good when you transfer from or to Reykjavik, but not when you want to stay a couple of days in Reykjavik. It's clear that it's a hostel with a lot of people who stay there very short (one night). The beds were numbered, but we didn't get any numbers so we had to search for the empty beds. It's a chaos!
    Belgium, Female, 25-30
  • 6.0


    27 Jul 2022
    Tiny, crowded, kitchen not well stocked with utensils, etc. Piles of dirtty dishes. Rude afternoon staff and friendly, helpful morning staff. No toilet paper in some WC's. Overall distant vibe among guests. No coffee shop or cafes nearby. Glad we were there just one night.
    USA, Couple, 31-40
  • 4.9


    04 Aug 2022
    I was disappointed by this hostel. There were 20+ people in one room, when I arrived (at 10 pm) the beds were still with dirty linens from the last people and the staff member I enlisted to help change the bed acted like it was a burden on him to ask him for clean linens. The staff was generally grumpy and not very helpful. The toilets and sinks were in desperate need of a good clean, I didnt dare use the shower. Really glad I was only here one night. Would not return.
    USA, 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
  • Washing Machine
  • Wheelchair Friendly
  • 24 Hour Reception
  • 24 Hour Security
  • Airport Transfers
  • 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
  • Board Games
  • Wi-Fi