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  • 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.
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Hostel Specific Terms & Conditions

The remainder of the amount due will be charged to your credit card 4 weeks prior to 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.

The following group types are not accepted by this hostel: Junior / Primary School, Sports Group If you have misrepresented the type of group you are booking for, your booking may be cancelled by the hostel."

Additional Info:

Our 3 10 bedded dorm rooms are ideal for groups. Group leaders would be accommodated on same corridors in single-double rooms. All with private bathroom.
Breakfast must be included in group bookings. Lunchboxes available. Transport and tours arranged beforehand and at the desk.

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


Reykjavik Downtown HI Hostel

Book more than 14 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
  • Perfect Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Excellent Cleanliness
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Property Description

Offering comfortable and classy accommodation and excellent service at an affordable price, Reykjavik Downtown Hostel is one of the most highly recommended HI Hostels in the world.

To reduce our carbon footprint and help fight the spread of the virus - The Reykjavik Downtown HI Hostel is now a "cashless" business. We accept credit cards and debit cards from all over the world as well as touch-free smartphone credit cards.

The Hostel boasts spacious 4 and 10-bed dorms, all with lockers included, family rooms that accommodate up to 5 persons, and double rooms with shared or private facilities. Linen is included in your stay, and all of our comfy dorm beds have their own personal reading lights and plugs.

It is nestled a stone's throw from the lively harbour area, in the heart of downtown Reykjavik, yet in a quiet residential street. Most of Reykjavik's attractions are only minutes away, including Harpa, Old Harbor and Grótta area.

Facilities include free WiFi in all rooms and lounges, self service laundry and a fully equipped kitchen.
A complimentary simple breakfast is served daily, consisting of oatmeal porridge with toppings, coffee and tea.
The hostel team is happy to give local advice on services and attractions and arrange your tours for free, including the Golden Circle, the Blue Lagoon, horseback riding, whale watching and all kinds of adventure tours. We also arrange car rentals with free pick up and all local transport. Great specials and package deals available. We look forward to welcoming you.

Opening hours: The reception is open from 06:00 - 11:00 and 15:00 - 20:00. Other hours : on call security. Self check-in is available for late arrivals - please notify us and we will send you instructions. Please note that while we offer luggage storage, stored luggage is not accessible outside the reception opening hours, between 11:00 - 15:00(3pm). View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 8.5

  • Security 9.3

  • Location 9.5

  • Staff 9.1

  • Atmosphere 8.0

  • Cleanliness 8.9

  • Facilities 8.6

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    17 Mar 2020
    The best Hostel in Reykjavík, the help me a LOT in the COVID 19 situation. Friendly staff and rooms always clean, and never cold for winter.
    Mexico, Female, 25-30
  • 10.0


    08 Feb 2020
    I really enjoyed my stay here! As a solo female traveler, I felt very safe and the all-female room was very spacious and comfortable. You can walk to almost everything in town and the staff were more than helpful to guide in things to do both at night and during the day. Highly recommend!
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 9.7


    27 Feb 2020
    Great place, very clean, close to town center, cozy lobby. Met some very cool people and staff. Don't waste to much money on tours and go explore the country on your own. Only concern which was a total misunderstanding over parking. I thought parking an amenity (free), I asked the staff "Where can I park" they responded "Any of these spots out front". They were speaking figuratively meaning I still needed to pay. I thought it was included. This resulted in a 3732isk parking ticket.
    USA, Male, 41+
  • 9.7


    16 Jan 2020
    Everything was great except not having a place to store and easily access luggage during certain parts of the day.
    USA, Male, 31-40
  • 9.4


    25 Nov 2019
    Nice hostel, great location, very clean, very organised, friendly staff
    Brazil, Male, 41+
  • 9.1


    25 Jan 2020
    good location very central & walking distance to everything. The free breakfast is porridge which ran out early & milk often ran out too. So it’s better to bring some extra food & snacks.
    China, Female, 31-40
  • 9.1


    09 Jan 2020
    Comfortable, clean and quiet! Loved staying here!
    Australia, All Female Group, 25-30
  • 8.9


    02 Mar 2020
    Good location, not too expensive, free parking nearby.
    Austria, Female, 25-30
  • 8.9


    11 Nov 2019
    I just want to first point of how amazing the staff is. They answered all my questions with great demeanor and friendliness. The location is perfect, within walking distances to many museums and a bus stop nearby. The room was kept well maintained and the beds were super comfy. I liked how the headboard had a cubie to put your items in. This hostel doesn't have a very social atmosphere but I was completed okay with that.
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 8.6


    07 Mar 2020
    Downtown hostel is very centrally located. The dorm I stayed in was very spacious with individual lights and power points making it very convenient. The free breakfast was a lovely start to my day as well. Personal preference would be have smaller dorm sizes available, as I would have chosen that as an option.
    Australia, Female, 31-40
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  • Free Breakfast
  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Adaptors
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Card Phones
  • Ceiling Fan
  • Common Room
  • Hair Dryers
  • Hair Dryers For Hire
  • Hot Showers
  • Key Card Access
  • Parking
  • Safe Deposit Box
  • Security Lockers
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Washing Machine
  • 24 Hour Security
  • Airport Transfers
  • Bicycle Hire
  • Fax Service
  • Housekeeping
  • Internet Access
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Luggage Storage
  • Reception (limited hours)
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels for hire
Food & Drink
  • Cafe
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Board Games
  • DVD's
  • Wi-Fi


  • 2012

    1st, Country Winners Iceland

  • 2011

    1st, Country Winners Iceland

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