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Bus Hostel Reykjavik

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Very Good
2506 Total Reviews
Wonderful Location
Superb Staff
Awesome Cleanliness

Property Description

This lively and modern hostel is located in the downtown residential neighborhood of Hlíðar, the iconic Hallgrímkirkja Church, the super hip restaurants of Hlemmur Mathöll, the glitzy Laugavegur shopping street and all the trappings of the city center are also within a 15 min walk from Bus Hostel.

Conveniently Bus Hostel shares its location with Reykjavik Bus Terminal. That means that all airport transfers from Keflavík International both end and start here, saving you a bunch of time and some money. All transfers to the Blue Lagoon Spa and all the tours from Reykjavík Sightseeing also depart from our location, making Bus Hostel the ideal base camp for all the must do tours and adventures in Iceland.

Finally the SmartBus transportation system stops at the hostel and drives to all the the bus stops in the city 24/7.

The on site Buzz Bar (pun intended) always has 4 local beers on tap, shows the “important” sports events and is a great place to sit down with fellow travelers, meet new people and get local travel advice from our staff. Any travel service offered in Iceland is bookable at the bar and reception.

Lodging is offered in simple mixed and female-only dorms, as well as private rooms. All have free Wi-Fi and lockers; linens is included. All share bathrooms with showers. The hostel has a 24/7 lobby and check in with a communal kitchen and a guest lounge. Parking is free.

Simply put, Bus Hostel is the ideal base camp for exploring Reykjavík and Iceland.

Reviews & Ratings

Very Good
2506 Total Reviews
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Latest Reviews

Very Good
Dec 31, 2022
First off, overall I was quite happy with my stay here, I thought it accuratley represented what I paid for. I think to someone travelling on a budget who doesn't mind sharing a room with others in order to save money I would definitely recommend the Bus Hostel! It was also convient for me as a student travelling on my own because I was not old enough to book other hotels. The beds were way more comfortable than I was expecting and overall the place was clean. The staff was truly amazing!!
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Female, 18-24
Dec 31, 2022
The rooms didn't have proper ventilation and they smelled like mold. Early check-out at 10am and late check-in at 3pm. Just a couple of areas to hang out. I preferred Kex and Dalur.
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Female, 25-30
Dec 13, 2022
The location is good, the airport bus drops you off at the hostel, and the city center is 20 minutes on foot. The staff are friendly and helpful and not too intrusive. There are no lockable lockers, take a padlock with you or you can put your stuff in a larger room guarded by staff. The kitchen is not well equipped, about 3 spoons in total. The hostel is filthy, not all showers have hot water, no soap in the hand-washing facilities, other people's hair is everywhere and dirty floors.
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Couple, 31-40


  • Free

    • Linen Included
    • Free Parking
    • 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
    • Meeting Rooms
    • Adaptors
    • Book Exchange
    • Hot Showers
    • Self-Catering Facilities
    • Fridge/Freezer
    • Dryer
    • Outdoor Terrace
    • Parking
    • Hair Dryers
    • Microwave
    • Washing Machine
    • Towels Not Included
  • Services

    • Internet access
    • Laundry Facilities
    • Airport Transfers
    • Towels for hire
    • Luggage Storage
    • 24 Hour Reception
    • Tours/Travel Desk
    • Shuttle Bus
    • Postal Service
    • 24 Hour Security
    • Housekeeping
    • Late check-out
  • Food & Drink

    • Bar
    • Meals Available
    • Vending Machines
    • Cafe
    • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Entertainment

    • Board Games
    • Wi-Fi