Group Booking Terms and Conditions

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General Group Booking Terms

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  • 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 7 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
  • Great Location
  • Marvellous Staff
  • Excellent Cleanliness
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Property Description

This lively and modern hostel is located in the downtown residential neighbourhood of Hlíðar.

The hostel resides on the floors above Reykjavik Terminal, the hub for transportation to both Keflavík International Airport, the Blue Lagoon Spa as well as South Iceland. Reykjavík Sightseeing bases all their day tours (guided in 10 languages) from Reykjavik Terminal.

Finally SmartBus connects the hostel to the bus stops in the city 24/7 .The iconic Hallgrímkirkja Church, the super hip restaurants of Hlemmur Mathöll, the glitzy Laugavegur shopping street and all the trappings of the city centre are also within a 15 min walk from Bus Hostel.

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 8.4

  • Security 8.7

  • Location 7.9

  • Staff 8.5

  • Atmosphere 7.8

  • Cleanliness 8.1

  • Facilities 7.9

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    11 Jun 2019
    Close to town center ; easy access to buses; a friendly atmosphere. Great kitchen
    USA, Female, 41+
  • 9.4


    08 Jun 2019
    Good hostal, with a great staff, good rooms, good connection with the airport and good beer on draft. Very happy with everything
    Spain, Mixed Group, 18-24
  • 8.9


    29 Jun 2019
    Clean hostel, great stuff, very safe, attracts a decent crowd. A bit of a hike from any action in Reykjavík, but overall good deal for the price.
    USA, Male, 31-40
  • 8.9


    13 Jun 2019
    Nice clean hostel located above a bus depot (hence the name) although don’t let you put you off. It doesn’t get too busy so very little noise comes from the station. Beds very big and comfortable. Rooms good size with large lockers and lots of plug sockets. Only downside is the toilets/showers are combined in individual rooms (nice for privacy) but there aren’t many of them so often long queues. Bit frustrating when you need the toilet and have to wait for someone to finish showering.
    Wales, Male, 18-24
  • 8.6


    09 Jun 2019
    I enjoyed my stay with Bus Hostel!! It's about a 25-30minute walk to the main attractions but its quite easy. Rooms were warm but not uncomfortable. Kitchen is available on the second floor. Like many hostels, they have a shoes-off policy in the dorm. Overall, a great place to stay for one night.
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 8.0


    28 Jun 2019
    It’s easy to get most places in Reykjavik from the hostel, it’s a tiny city! We stayed just one night, I wouldn’t want to stay much longer because the city doesn’t have that much going on anyway. We found that there wasn’t a communal space upstairs other than the kitchen. The kitchen was small for the amount of people who wanted to use it so we had to wait to cook food. The dorms were clean. Good price for a hostel as everywhere is very expensive in Iceland. Staff were lovely and helpful
    England, Mixed Group, 25-30
  • 8.0


    04 Jun 2019
    I think they need to do a deep cleaning like once a month to get the whole room clean staff was friendly and having the bus station run right from the hostel is actually a huge plus
    USA, Male, 18-24
  • 7.1

    Very Good

    05 Jul 2019
    Given how expensive it is to be a tourist in Iceland, and this being the “budget option” - it’s pretty much what you would expect. Cheers
    Australia, Male, 18-24
  • 6.0


    26 Jun 2019
    Quite a nice place but very average. Felt there was a lack of atmosphere whilst I was there and not the friendliest of welcomes.
    England, Female, 25-30
  • 4.6


    14 Jun 2019
    You get what you pay for. When we stayed there, the lock to our door was broken and it was the first door on the first floor, so literally everyone who was staying there passed it. It was also uncomfortably hot and there was no AC. They also overbooked the room, so two guys were fighting over a bed assignment at midnight. It was a bit of a miserable experience, honestly. But buses do come right to the door and downtown Reykjavik is only a 20 minute walk.
    USA, All Female Group, 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