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Reykjavik – Loft HI Hostel

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9.0
Superb
2025 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
2025 Total Reviews
  • Security
    9.2
  • Location
    9.9
  • Staff
    9
  • Atmosphere
    9.2
  • Cleanliness
    8.6
  • Value for Money
    8.6
  • Facilities
    8.7

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Latest Reviews

8.3
Fabulous
Feb 04, 2023
I had a doubble room with my private bathroom, it is a small doubble room but for 1 person it was ok. The price for the room is a bitt high. In the hostel all area's were very clean. The location is Perfect, in the middle of the centre of Reykjavik and the roof terras is suddenly a plus! I did not use the breakfast because what i saw it was a bi expensif. The guest kitchen is really nice and 24/7 open for guests! The people who work there were friendly and very helpfull. Overall a plesant stay!!
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Female, 41+
6.9
Good
Jan 16, 2023
Wish I knew the security code "locks" were so faulty, could have stayed for free. Maybe they will fix the many issues? Front door: while it will only open from the outside with a code, that is COMPLETELY CONTINGENT on it being already closed. This is not something to worry about, when it opens it stays open and cannot be closed by hand. Hall doors will least close, but anyone will let you in. Room doors do not close on their own and must be loudly slammed if you want it closed or locked
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Male, 31-40
9.4
Superb
Jan 15, 2023
I really enjoyed the security and location here. Hard to beat the location. Staff were relaxed,down-to-earth, pleasant & accomodating. I ended up using the main floor bath quite a bit as it was much larger & more private. I wish they'd had privacy curtains, but it was easy to use a sheet to make one. So close to everything you need. Really enjoyed the stay there.
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Female, 41+

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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