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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.
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Reykjavik Downtown HI Hostel

Vesturgata 17 , Reykjavik, Iceland
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.

It is nestled a stone's throw from the lively harbor area, in the heart of downtown Reykjavik, yet in a quiet residential street.

Most of Reykjavik's attractions are only minutes away, including Harpa concert hall and Hallgrimskirkja church. Reykjavik Downtown Hostel has been an Eco certified place to stay since 2010.

Facilities include free WiFi in all rooms and lounges, free computer access, book exchange, a coffee bar and a fully equipped kitchen and lounge. Our mostly organic breakfast buffet is a good start to the day.

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, bike rental and all local transport. Great specials and package deals available. We look forward to welcoming you.

Opening hours: The hostel is open 24 hours, all year around. Check-in is any time after 15:00. Check out is before 10:00. Free luggage storage on arrival and departure. Long-term storage available.

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 8.2

  • Security 9.6

  • Location 9.6

  • Staff 8.9

  • Atmosphere 8.3

  • Cleanliness 9.2

  • Facilities 8.8


Latest Reviews

  • 9.7

    Superb

    07 Oct 2018
    Upon arrival and throughout my stay, the staff were friendly and very helpful. The accommodations were clean and well maintained. (One bathroom was out of service.) The kitchen behind the building was a lovely space to cook quick meals with a comfortable eating area. I would absolutely recommend this hostel to friends and family. In fact, I am hopeful that I will return to Iceland and stay
    USA, Female, 41+
  • 8.6

    Fabulous

    22 Sep 2018
    Was a nice Hostel. My bed was comfy. Having a light and plug at your bed is always a huge plus. And also a little shelf to put things. The location was perfect as the bus to pick you up for tours is a 5 minute walk away. And lots to see around the hostel. Good cafes and restaurants close too. My roommates all kept to themselves and it was a little hard with 10 girls and 1 shower/toilet in the room. Extra toilets in the hall or something would definitely be nice.
    Canada, Female, 25-30
  • 8.0

    Fabulous

    07 Oct 2018
    Great location, very quiet, great kitchen! Breakfast not worth the money. Definitely a quiet hostel, not a place for solo travellers hoping to meet people, central to everything you need, short walk to bus pick ups, restaurants and supermarket.
    Australia, Female, 25-30
  • 6.3

    Good

    29 Sep 2018
    The shower had a serious mold problem. The transportation was “not permitted” to drop us off within the downtown area, so we had to pull the luggage 4-5 blocks to catch the bus. The first front desk employee must have been new as she was very confused and gave us misinformation. The second employee was a bit harsh and unfriendly.
    USA, Female, 41+
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Facilities

Free
  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
General
  • 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
  • Steam Room
  • Washing Machine
Services
  • 24 Hour Reception
  • 24 Hour Security
  • Airport Transfers
  • Bicycle Hire
  • Fax Service
  • Housekeeping
  • Internet Access
  • Late check-out
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Luggage Storage
  • Reception (limited hours)
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels for hire
Food & Drink
  • Cafe
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
Entertainment
  • Board Games
  • DVD's

Awards

  • 2012

    1st, Country Winners Iceland

  • 2011

    1st, Country Winners Iceland

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Policies

  • Child Friendly
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • No Curfew
  • Non Smoking
  • Taxes Included

Things to Note

HI Membership is not required to stay at the hostel, but holders enjoy members benefits. The 1-year membership card can be purchased at our reception for 3000 ISK.

Bed Linen & blankets are included in the advertised price. Towels are complimentary for all our double rooms. However, in our dorms, you will need to bring your own towels or you can rent from us for a small fee. There are also two thermal pools with hot tubs nearby us, so don't forget to bring your swimming suit & pool towels.

Check-in is any time after 15:00. Check-out is at 10:00.

The reception is open 24 hours but if you are arriving after midnight is recommended to inform us.


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