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Laekur Hostel

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Very Good
235 Total Reviews
Wonderful Location
Brilliant Staff
Excellent Cleanliness

Property Description

Nordic style rooms and dorms near the center of Reykjavík in Laugardalur. Laekur hostel is located in a quiet area by the center of Reykjavík city. Only a few steps away from Laugardalur, the green river valley of the city. Our name Laekur refers to Lækur which is a small river or a stream in Icelandic. The Laugardalur area is the ancient geothermal hotspot of the city. A hidden geothermal stream runs under the street outside our house.

We are in one of the most privileged and nicest areas of the city, near to some of the finest landmarks and attractions of the city such as Laugardalsvollur Stadium, The Icelandic Phallological Museum, National Museum of Iceland and Sólfarið - Sun Voyager, amongst other renowned spots of the city.

We have Nordic style rooms for families, couples and individuals as well as dorms for 4-8 persons. Bathrooms and kitchen are shared guest facilities. Free WiFi internet is in every room. In addition, we also have several common areas where the guests and travellers will be able to get together and exchange past experiences and future plans.

Reviews & Ratings

Very Good
235 Total Reviews
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  • Location
  • Staff
  • Atmosphere
  • Cleanliness
  • Value for Money
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Latest Reviews

Sep 14, 2023
In general, the smell of the room was unpleasant, like humidity and dirt, the bathrooms had no light and some showers did not work. Additionally, we were left without electricity for a whole night, I did not feel that there was enough attention from the staff to resolve these problems and the cost of the hostel was very high, I would not recommend it nor would I stay there again.
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Female, 25-30
Aug 31, 2023
No staff, and if you need help you need to go to the coffee shop staff. I emailed them for a reservation problem and they didn’t even bother to respond. Basically there is no one to help you if you have any reservation problems, location is acceptable but a little bit far from the city centre. It was a clean hostel, they don’t have storage for your luggage as opposed to what was advertised on the website, only small lockers which you need to buy a lock for it as a regular lock won’t fit.
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Male, 31-40
Very Good
Jul 12, 2023
A little far from the city center, but not a terrible walk (20-40 minutes depending). There are bus options and cabs too, if you choose to use them. The facilities were ok; a little tight, but to be expected for a hostel. If you're in a bottom bunk and your top bunkmate is having a restless night, you will feel all of their tossing and turning and also have a restless night if you are a light sleeper.
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Female, 31-40


  • Free

    • Linen Included
    • Free Parking
    • Free City Maps
    • Free WiFi
    • Free Internet Access
  • General

    • Security Lockers
    • Common Room
    • Breakfast Not Included
    • Hot Showers
    • Self-Catering Facilities
    • Dishwasher
    • Cooker
    • Fridge/Freezer
    • Utensils
    • Dryer
    • Outdoor Terrace
    • Reading Light
    • Parking
    • Microwave
    • Washing Machine
    • Towels Not Included
    • Covid-19 safe
  • Services

    • Internet access
    • Laundry Facilities
    • Airport Transfers
    • Towels for hire
    • Housekeeping
    • Late check-out
    • Reception (limited hours)
  • Food & Drink

    • Restaurant
    • Bar
    • Cafe
  • Entertainment

    • Wi-Fi