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.
  • Wonderful 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 7.9

  • Security 9.0

  • Location 8.2

  • Staff 8.8

  • Atmosphere 7.6

  • Cleanliness 7.2

  • Facilities 7.6

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    01 Oct 2021
    Great team, see you in 2 weeks!
    Belgium, Male, 25-30
  • 10.0


    11 Sep 2021
    Bonny the sweetest and humble on planet earth
    USA, Male, 31-40
  • 9.7


    28 Sep 2021
    Wish this had not been my first hostel stay because now everything else pales in comparison! This place was clean, convenient and the staff so helpful! I would definitely stay here again!! You are so close to Downtown and the kitchen is nicely equipped. Also grocery stores are nearby and its quiet!
    USA, Female, 31-40
  • 9.4


    09 Sep 2021
    Really nice place to meet people, staff are very helpful and you can get the bus from the airport to drop you off right outside the hostel :)
    South Africa, Male, 18-24
  • 9.1


    10 Oct 2021
    I stayed here in early September 2021 in a 4-bed female dorm. I was the only one in the room for 3 of the 4 nights I stayed there. I liked that Airport Direct drops off and picks up directly from this hostel. They have a very helpful and knowledgeable front desk. They have lockers but no nightlight for each bed. They do not have free towels, shampoo, laundry detergent, nor locks for each of the bed lockers. They have really hot shower water and their radiator worked. The bus stops are a bit far.
    USA, Female, 31-40
  • 8.9


    07 Sep 2021
    The hostel was perfect! It had a kitchen, many huge rooms containing showers and toilets and some places to hang around! I don't know why people find it dirty, it was def clean and the vibe there is very good. Rooms are nice with lockers and comfortable beds (don't forget your locks) Best Value for money and would def come back at some point if I'm around reykjavik!
    Lebanon, Male, 18-24
  • 8.3


    05 Sep 2021
    Good for first or last nights, regular buses for early flights and the airport bus arrives right outside. 20 min walk from center of town. Everything you need, staff can help you with buses.
    England, Male, 18-24
  • 8.3


    04 Sep 2021
    Overall the place wasn’t bad especially for the price. This place would be best to stay at if you plan on doing multiple tours because of it’s convenient location. The rooms were fine and kitchen was fine. Bathroom adjustable shower heads were broken and I had to make a few adjustments to shower. Dryer was broken, maintenance man was on holiday which SUCKED! Bar was shut down which also sucked. If you want a party vibe head to KEX hostel. Bus hostel in general is not a bad place to stay!
    USA, Male, 25-30
  • 6.9


    02 Oct 2021
    Handy location, first stop after airport transfer. Staff ignored us for about 10 mins while we waited to check in, we ended up sitting down as they didn't even make eye contact across the desk. However, the room was clean, warm and comfortable. Kitchen facilities were adequate. Minimal atmosphere. Wouldn't recommend for solo travellers if looking to meet people but it served us perfectly as the first night before we headed off to explore more of Iceland, and I would still recommend.
    Ireland, All Female Group, 31-40
  • 4.6


    17 Sep 2021
    There were too many people and nothing in the kitchen. I had to wait 20 mins in the kitchen to get a cup or use the toaster. Also, there was a group of people having fun literally in front of everyone’s bedrooms until 3 am instead of going to common areas. We complained and no one in the hostel did anything.
    Argentina, Male, 31-40
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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