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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)
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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
  • Marvellous 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 8.7

  • Atmosphere 8.3

  • Cleanliness 9.4

  • Facilities 8.9

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    13 Jun 2019
    An excellent place to stay in downtown Reykjavik. Fantastic facilities, loved the kitchen facilities. Comfortable beds and very friendly staff. Great place to hang out if you just need a place o rest after exhausting tours or just want some time out. Would definitely be going back when I go back to Iceland again.
    Singapore, Male, 41+
  • 9.7


    05 Aug 2019
    The staff are the friendliest and have been very helpful with my transportation issues. I definitely would come back to this hostel the next time I come. There’s an adorable kitchen in a little red house in the back
    USA, Female, 41+
  • 9.7


    12 Jun 2019
    Beautiful hostel, great location. A tad expensive and breakfast costs extra.
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 9.7


    10 Jun 2019
    We were really pleasantly surprised by how clean the hostel was, it was easy to find and very close to the centre. It was practical but we needed nothing more than a bed to sleep in as it was the perfect base for day trips. Would highly recommend. As Icelandic prices go this place was really good value. I really liked the swap shop sections in the kitchen and bathrooms, where you could leave things you no longer needed, and the noticeable effort they had made to be environmentally conscious.
    England, Female, 18-24
  • 9.4


    09 Aug 2019
    Beautiful and convenient hostle! Located in a great part of town. Very comfortable beds. The showers had a bit of mold in them but everything else was extremely clean and nice. Would definitely stay again.
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 9.4


    01 Jul 2019
    Stayed for 1 night. No complaints. Nice facilities and bed setup. Location is good, 5 minute walk or so from the main shopping/bar street, close to Harpa and the water as well.
    USA, Male, 18-24
  • 9.1


    09 Jul 2019
    I stayed in the 10-bed female dorm for two nights. The place was clean and spacious, it was convenient to have a shelf built into the bed, and there's a good, cheap ramen restaurant a block away. The curtains weren't exactly blackout, but they did a decent job. The guy at the desk was helpful looking up a tour for me. It's a bit inconvenient that there's no toilet available in the building to use when someone is taking a shower. Overall, though, it was a good stay.
    USA, Female, 31-40
  • 9.1


    14 Jun 2019
    Fast check-in and express check-out. Comfortable bed. That's all good.
    Brazil, Male, 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
  • 2.0


    03 Aug 2019
    Don't stay here. Was emailed that my key would be left in a certain lock box since I was doing a late check in. After opening the lock key. Reception was closed. I called their emergency line and was not connected to anyone. Luckily I made a friend who allowed me to stay in their room, otherwise I would have been forced to sleep on the lobby floor. They said the incident was caused by a computer glitch, but DID say the emergency line SHOULD have answer. Potentially dangerous situation.
    USA, Female, 18-24
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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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