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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.
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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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  • 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 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 7 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
  • Perfect Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Fantastic 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.

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.

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 - 21:00. 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 8.7

  • Security 9.2

  • Location 9.5

  • Staff 9.0

  • Atmosphere 7.9

  • Cleanliness 9.3

  • Facilities 8.9

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    25 Aug 2019
    The staff was super friendly, helpful, and accommodating. This was my first time in a hostel and I will try more in the future, because of my wonderful experience in Reykjavik. I would have, however liked to have a towel. I would suggest heavy duty paper towels, which could be used to wash up and avoid having to lug wet towels in your suitcase or backpack. Nevertheless I would highly recommend this hostel to all who go to Iceland.
    USA, Female, 41+
  • 10.0


    21 Aug 2019
    Best location for a hostel in Reykjavik! Staff were very friendly and helpful. Well equipped kitchen with lots of leftover supplies to save money in Iceland. Highly recommend!
    Canada, Male, 18-24
  • 10.0


    17 Aug 2019
    It was very clean and quiet. I felt as if i stayed in a hotel
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 9.7


    30 Sep 2019
    The room was cold and you had to pay for a lock for the locker but honestly it was a good 2 night stay. I think they should have more bathrooms for the 10 bed but considering it was very clean and just a very nice overall stay!
    Canada, Female, 18-24
  • 9.7


    25 Sep 2019
    Enjoyed our stay! Staff was friendly and helpful when we needed to buy tickets to the airport. Quiet atmosphere so not ideal for people travelling alone but overall we would stay here again.
    USA, All Female Group, 18-24
  • 9.7


    03 Sep 2019
    Good location, nice rooms and facilities. Would stay again for sure
    Australia, Mixed Group, 18-24
  • 9.4


    16 Aug 2019
    Stayed at a couple of Iceland hostels and have to say this is the cleanest hostel I've ever stayed at. Staff=excellent,Rooms=clean, Dorm room setup w/private Bath=great, Location=perfect for downtown nightlife/tourism/Very close to bus terminals. The only knock for this place would be that it's not conducive to a social atmosphere. There is a common area but it closes pretty early and no activities seem to be hosted there so it can get a bit lonely. If you are looking for good sleep this is it!
    USA, Male, 31-40
  • 9.1


    24 Aug 2019
    If you’re looking for a relaxing hostel, this is the one. It’s very chill, not a whole lot going on but the beds are nice and it’s by a lot of restaurants which is nice
    USA, Male, 31-40
  • 5.7


    03 Sep 2019
    The location was perfect. But I was disappointed about the overall cleanness. After spending 5 nights sleeping on the same mattress and took all the sheets, I found mold on the mattress. No wonder I came back with an upper respiratory infection. As a health inspector, I was very very upset that Iceland doesn’t any regulation or standers to these hostels. Where is the health department here?
    USA, Female, 31-40
  • 2.9


    11 Aug 2019
    Lies from staff, poor communication face to face and by email and no apology for a four hour check in or lack of access to bags due to no staff on reception. It took myself and eight other people (separate to myself) four hours to check in as the hostel has no continuity, no staff and is an utter shambles. Was told by staff eventually that check in kept changing and staff couldn't keep up. 100% DO NOT RECOMMEND THIS PLACE. Made the end of and excellent trip to Iceland stressful and exhausting.
    England, Female, 31-40
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  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Adaptors
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • 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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