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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
Reviewed 31 May 2016

They charge you 12€ extra for a blanket. I brought my own sheets, but that was not enough. They charge 1€ more than they show on booking.com "It is the fault of the site". The dorm is above a noisy bar with a door that slams back with every guest getting in or out. Many guests in the dorm snore,...

1Thank Robert937
Cardiff, United Kingdom
Reviewed 30 May 2016

Reykjavik Backpackers is in the centre of the city and very easy to find. Staff were really helpful and rooms were clean and tidy. Loved the downstairs area, bar and restaurant very quirky and always a great atmosphere, plus the food served downstairs was lovely too. Would definitely stay here again if I visit Reykjavik again.

Thank Shannon R
Reviewed 28 May 2016

I chose this hostel because of the location and the price, and I got so lucky. You are right in the heart of Reykjavik (keep in mind the city is small), with lots of bars and restaurants within walking distance. The rooms are minimalistic, but clean, and the bathrooms were always clean as well. There is a restaurant and bar...

Thank Kelly J
Reviewed 27 April 2016

The location of the hostel is great, right on Laugarvegur (the main shopping street), however you pay the price with the noise. There is a busy social area downstairs open to the public which you have to walk through to get to your room. The noise from the area can be heard throughout the stairwell and it attracts the noisiest...

Thank RTWMagazine
Paris, France
Reviewed 21 February 2016

The staff seemed very knowledgeable about everything. The hostel however is on Laugavegur and my room faced onto a smoking area of a bar and was extremely loud. When I checked in my key was put into an envelope with all the information about the room and hostel printed on it which was very handy to have. The toilet I...

1Thank Bronagh K
Florianopolis, SC
Reviewed 12 February 2016

Good accommodation and good price! Nice to meet good people. Very nice loccation. It is located downtown near to the most activities in Reykjavik. Next to the bus station and supermarket. Also pubs and bars...

Thank Rocken100
Gladbeck, Germany
Reviewed 11 November 2015 via mobile

This hostel is one of the best places I have stayed during my worldtrip this year. Of course you can't expect any luxury in a hostel, but you will damn sure have a lot of fun there. The location is amazing, right in the middle of Reykjavic and the staff was just awesome and a lot of fun to hang...

Thank Janina R
Manchester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 5 September 2015

We visited to only have food and drink. However, there was a great vibe and a great interior. The service was very good, the food tasted amazing and the price was reasonable. If you are looking for somewhere friendly to eat/drink. I'd recommend visiting here.

Thank DanAdventure
Reviewed 1 September 2015

This hotel is very well located not doubt about it and it wasnt particulary noisy the Sunday day I had to be there. The staff was not particulary friendly but it was ok. The bad thing is the price, I paid 7000 crowns for a 4 beds dormitory with no blankets, no lockers inside the room, no breakfast. And it's...

1Thank NEWSTED1981
Toronto, Canada
Reviewed 1 September 2015

The hostel has an amazing location right on the main street in Reykyavik and around 5-10min walk from where the airport bus drops off. The bar/restaurant downstairs is really cool but can get loud at night. I'd definitely stay here again if I ever come back to Reykyavik”

Thank Mj184

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The hostel is located on Laugavegur, the main shopping street. We are affiliated with Iceland's longest running adventure company, Arctic Adventures, and our guests can choose from great offers on their tours. Our staff can provide expert information on what to do, see and experience during your stay and will gladly arrange some activities for our guests. With our unbeatable location and prices in a lively hostel we make it our priority to make your stay as pleasant as possible! See you in Iceland! ... more   less 

Additional Information about Reykjavik Backpackers

Address: Laugavegur 28, Reykjavik 101, Iceland
Region: Iceland > Capital Region > Reykjavik
Number of rooms: 29
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“Enjoy yourself”
 of 5 bubbles Rocken100, 12 Feb 2016 | Read review
“2nd and 4th floors have wifi- third floor does not.”
 of 5 bubbles KatieB925, 4 Jul 2015 | Read review
“Rooms at the back are apparently quieter”
 of 5 bubbles philc905, 29 Jun 2015 | Read review
“If you're on the top floor expect other guests in the kitchen and balcony until about midnight. Not terrible, but good to keep in mind.”
 of 5 bubbles flijten, 8 Jun 2015 | Read review
“4th floor has good wifi and the kitchen”
 of 5 bubbles alexandraa48, 15 May 2015 | Read review
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