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Reykjavik – Loft HI Hostel

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9.0
Superb
1994 Total Reviews
Perfect Location
Superb Staff
Fantastic Cleanliness

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.

Reviews & Ratings

9.0
Superb
1994 Total Reviews
  • Security
    9.2
  • Location
    9.8
  • Staff
    9.2
  • Atmosphere
    9.2
  • Cleanliness
    8.3
  • Value for Money
    8.5
  • Facilities
    8.6

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Latest Reviews

10
Superb
Nov 24, 2022
Nothing bad to say about this hostel. They did everything right. Wish they had bigger lockers but it wasn’t a dealbreaker.
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Male, 31-40
8.6
Fabulous
Nov 21, 2022
Great place to stay. Very close to a pickup point for tours. The contactless check in and check out option was a plus. Would stay again.
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Male, 25-30
9.7
Superb
Nov 13, 2022
Awesome place to stay in Reykjavik. Hostel price itself is good, staff is kind and facilities are great. Overall I would totally recommend this place to anyone who wants to experience Reykjavik.
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Couple, 25-30

Facilities

  • Free

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

    • Wheelchair Friendly
    • Security Lockers
    • Key Card Access
    • Common Room
    • Elevator
    • Bicycle Parking
    • BBQ
    • Breakfast Not Included
    • Air Conditioning
    • Adaptors
    • Book Exchange
    • Hot Showers
    • Cots Available
    • Self-Catering Facilities
    • Fridge/Freezer
    • Utensils
    • Outdoor Terrace
    • Reading Light
    • Hair Dryers For Hire
    • Hair Dryers
    • Microwave
    • Towels Not Included
    • Covid-19 safe
  • Services

    • Internet access
    • Airport Transfers
    • Bicycle Hire
    • Towels for hire
    • Luggage Storage
    • Tours/Travel Desk
    • 24 Hour Security
    • Housekeeping
    • Express check-in / out
    • Late check-out
    • Reception (limited hours)
  • Food & Drink

    • Bar
    • Cafe
    • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Entertainment

    • DVD's
    • Board Games
    • Games Room
    • Foosball
    • 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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