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Reykjavik – Loft HI Hostel

Book more than 8 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
  • Perfect Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Excellent Cleanliness
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Property Description

Loft opened in 2013 and already made a huge impression. This highly rated hostel was voted The Best HI-Hostel in the world in the year of 2014 and then the Best Hostel in Iceland at the 2015 Hoscars.

Here at Reykjavík - Loft HI Hostel, we combine Scandi-chic and eco-credentials with a warm Icelandic welcome. Join us on the rooftop terrace for beers in summer and Northern Lights in winter. And while you're here, take part in our regular free events. We've got everything from karaoke and pub crawls to yoga and drag shows, with a spot of arts and crafts in the middle. Making use of our fully equipped kitchen is a smart way to save your cash for seeing all the island's best sights, too.

Location
Arriving from the airport's super simple: buses are scheduled to match flight arrival times, so jump on and tell the driver where you want to go. Our hostel sits on the main shopping street so souvenirs or an inviting coffee are only a few steps away. Hallgrí­mskirkja (Reykjavi­k Cathedral) is a 5-minute walk, as is the dramatic Harpa concert hall. If you've come to Iceland for the hot springs, buy a bus transfer when you book your entrance ticket and they'll pick you up.

Rooms and Dorms
Beds and bunks in our dorms and private rooms alike come with free linen. Both room types also have en-suite bathrooms and lockers (bring your own lock or buy one from us at reception). While we're talking about security, we offer female-only dorms, and access throughout the hostel is by keycard.

Extras and activities
Chilly out? Snuggle up in our cosy common room over a board game with your mates or hunker down with a book from our exchange. If you're after something more lively, check out our on-site bar. Happy hour's from 4pm to 8pm daily, and we don't think you'll find a more globally diverse place to drink beer in all of Reykjavi­k. The bar and cafe have free Wi-Fi (as does the whole hostel), so you can update your blog or video chat with friends at home over a few warm lattes or cold local craft beers.

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 are available. We look forward to welcoming you. View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 8.6

  • Security 8.9

  • Location 9.8

  • Staff 9.4

  • Atmosphere 9.1

  • Cleanliness 8.4

  • Facilities 8.6


Latest Reviews

  • 10.0

    Superb

    26 Jun 2022
    The HI Hostel is really nice, the staff is friendly and easygoing. What a pity I could it stay for three nights in a row due to the website bug. The location is great, the view from rooftop is great, the kitchen is user friendly, the atmosphere, etc.. the wifi is not working well in the room, but perfect upstairs at the reception. But who cares, it’s vacation mode.
    Canada, Female, 31-40
  • 10.0

    Superb

    09 Jun 2022
    I must have stayed in dozens of youth hostels while in my 20s. My tours around Europe would not have been possible without them, and I have wonderful memories of them. That is what prompted me to choose the Loft HI hostel in Reykjavik for a recent reunion with friends. It is easily the nicest hostel I have ever stayed in from a facilities and amenities standpoint. Clean, safe, indoor and outdoor space, coffee all morning, very nice and pleasant workers, and in-room toilet and shower rooms!
    USA, Female, 41+
  • 10.0

    Superb

    09 Jun 2022
    I had an amazing stay at this hostel. The rooftop patio and free live music was amazing.
    Canada, Female, 31-40
  • 9.7

    Superb

    10 Jun 2022
    I love almost everything about this hostel. First and foremost, all of the staff are so friendly, fun and helpful! The location is second to none - as others have noted, it's loud on the weekend due to an adjacent club, but I found earplugs blocked that out (if not the snoring of a roommate 😬). My only complaints: - Although the roof deck is amazing, it's almost impossible to get a seat because it's packed with locals who have no interest in socializing with guests - Duct tape to fix blinds??
    USA, Female, 31-40
  • 9.4

    Superb

    21 Jun 2022
    We booked a private room with private bathroom. I traveled with my husband and two teenagers (age 16 and 18). We loved this place and would stay here again. We did not have a car so the location was perfect to walk around the downtown area and to the bus station. Bonus - great coffee shop across the street! It was clean and staff was friendly. You have to use a key card to get in the building and to the rooms. But the front door was often wide open - not sure why. Dumpling are amazing!
    USA, Mixed Group, 41+
  • 9.4

    Superb

    12 Jun 2022
    Pros: -great location; near bus stops 6 and 3 for the day tour/airport pick-ups -lots of cool stuff to do nearby -met such friendly people in my girls dorm room -bed was super comfy too cons: -can get quite loud at night, but I was always super tired after touring around all day that i slept through the noises -bathroom smelled weird; it was very clean but had a smell -no laundry facilities
    India, Female, 18-24
  • 8.9

    Fabulous

    29 Jun 2022
    Good clean beds! Good wifi! Very convenient location! Amazing staff and beautiful views
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 8.9

    Fabulous

    07 Jun 2022
    A really lovely Hostel! My first one ever. I enjoyed the stay very much! The bar on the top floor is nice and makes a great place to meet people!! If you are thinking of staying in Reykjavik, this is definitely a great option!
    USA, Male, 18-24
  • 8.6

    Fabulous

    07 Jun 2022
    Lovely hostel, great friendly staff, comfy beds, and right in the heart of the pedestrian district. Bonus: right next to Bus Stop 6, which is a common pickup spot for group tours. Quiet Sunday through Thursday, very loud Friday and Saturday night from the downstairs clubs with subwoofers from 10pm to 3am. It is SO LOUD! Bring ear plugs or noise cancelling headphones! Also, spotty wifi in some areas.
    Canada, Female, 31-40
  • 8.0

    Fabulous

    18 Jun 2022
    Overall pleasant stay with a good vibe - but I would advise against staying there on Friday or Saturday evening if you are not planning on partying all night - loud music was playing from a nightclub in the same building until 4am both nights, I could not sleep even with earplugs in - not ideal if you have to fly or drive out the next morning.
    Canada, Female, 31-40
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Facilities

Free
  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
General
  • Adaptors
  • Air Conditioning
  • BBQ
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Book Exchange
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • Common Room
  • Cots Available
  • Elevator
  • Follows Covid-19 sanitation guidance
  • Fridge/Freezer
  • Hair Dryers
  • Hair Dryers For Hire
  • Hot Showers
  • Key Card Access
  • Microwave
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Reading Light
  • Security Lockers
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Towels Not Included
  • Utensils
  • Wheelchair Friendly
Services
  • 24 Hour Security
  • Airport Transfers
  • Bicycle Hire
  • Express check-in / out
  • Housekeeping
  • Internet Access
  • Late check-out
  • Luggage Storage
  • Reception (limited hours)
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels for hire
Food & Drink
  • Bar
  • Cafe
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
Entertainment
  • Board Games
  • DVD's
  • Foosball
  • Games Room
  • Wi-Fi


Awards

  • 2020

    1st, Country Winners Iceland

  • 2019

    1st, Country Winners Iceland

  • 2018

    1st, Country Winners Iceland

  • 2017

    1st, Country Winners Iceland

  • 2016

    1st, Country Winners Iceland

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