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Reviewed 16 May 2015

Let me just start off with the main positive: LOCATION. Reykjavik Backpackers has a seriously incredible location. You're located on the main shopping street with restaurants, bars, shops, grocery stores, city landmarks etc right outside your door. I could not have asked for a better spot in Reykjavik. I was able to walk to the Harbor, shops, Hallgrimskirkja, and other...

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Reykjavik B, Receptionist at Reykjavik Backpackers, responded to this review

Hi there and thank you for staying with us at the Reykjavik Backpackers! Thank you very much for your kind and honest review. We are terribly sorry about that mistake with a man in your female dorm, that should definitely not have happened. We are an evolving hostel and take every tip and comment to consideration. Thanks again for your...

Reviewed 13 May 2015 via mobile

The accommodation was alright. The 4 person room was small without really enough room for 4 persons 'stuff' but acceptable nonetheless. The toilet and shower facilities were good and the wifi worked alright on level 2 though better in the bar downstairs (which is also very cool). Unfortunately I got in late and had some difficulty sorting out where I...

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Reykjavik B, Receptionist at Reykjavik Backpackers, responded to this review

Hi there and thank you for staying with us at the Reykjavik Backpackers! Thank you very much for your kind review. We here at the Backpackers hostel hope to see you again sometime in the future! - Reykjavík Backpackers team

Bristol, England, United Kingdom
Reviewed 28 April 2015 via mobile

We stayed on the 4th floor and the noise is unbearable. It comes from a nightclub called "boston" which is a first floor noise factory. It is right next to the hostel and made it impossible to sleep, I'm not exaggerating I'm a young student and used to noisy halls but this is on another level. The staff shrug it...

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Istanbul, Turkey
Reviewed 19 April 2015 via mobile

really nice and clean place in the center of the reykjavik. during the night it can be noisy bec of the pubs around but they give free airplugs. they give free pillows, pillowcase and sheet but for cokd nights you have to bring your own blanket or rent it. also you can rent a locker. they are not included in...

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Reykjavik B, Receptionist at Reykjavik Backpackers, responded to this review

Hi there and thank you for staying with us at the Reykjavik Backpackers! Thank you for your pleasant review. We hope to see you sometime again here at our hostel. - Reykjavík Backpackers team

Reviewed 12 April 2015

I stayed here once back in 2010 and again in 2015. The check-in area is now a bar/restaurant so that was a big change, otherwise the other aspects are the same. Still a great location, still has decent service and rooms are still reasonable hostel rooms. We stayed in the back building this time which didn't have wifi reception. Wasn't...

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Reykjavik B, Receptionist at Reykjavik Backpackers, responded to this review

Hi there and thank you for staying with us at the Reykjavik Backpackers! It is great to hear about your good experience with us! We are trying our best to improve the wifi reception in the back building but as you mentioned, the wifi is quite good in the main building. Now after we changed the the check in area...

Stockholm, Sweden
Reviewed 10 April 2015

Would recommend this hostel for a short stay solo travellers who dont mind to stay in a noisy hostel as in the basement is a bar that can get very loud in some nights. Location is perfect to discover the city as its just on the main shopping street and you can reach everything just with 5 min walk. Downside...

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Reykjavik B, Receptionist at Reykjavik Backpackers, responded to this review

Hi there and thank you for staying with us here at Reykjavík Backpackers! You're right that the struggle is real when it comes to keeping showers in a large hostel clean 24/7, but we assure you that they are cleaned twice a day, mornings and evenings. We have already improved our wifi connection and it is now available on every...

Hamilton, New Zealand
Reviewed 3 April 2015

Very central, good information and nice accommodation. Neighbours are great and people are friendly, Bar is also very good and has a lovely atmosphere. Ask for nearby apartment rooms for rent if you want a bit more privacy. :)

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Reykjavik B, Receptionist at Reykjavik Backpackers, responded to this review

Hi there and thank you for staying with us at the Reykjavik Backpackers! Thank you very much for your kind review. We here at the Backpackers hostel hope to see you again sometime in the future! - Reykjavík Backpackers team

Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Reviewed 2 April 2015 via mobile

Great location, very nice spacious rooms with nice fresh linin and towls, lots of hooks to hang wet cloths! The bathrooms and kitchen were not very clean thought the entire stay and I doubt I'll return due to this although everything else was very lovely! Good bar downstairs. Please also note wifi only works on floor 1!

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Reykjavik B, Receptionist at Reykjavik Backpackers, responded to this review

Hi there and thank you for staying with us here at Reykjavík Backpackers! We thank you for your nice review and would like to let you know we have fixed our wifi connection so that it is now available on every floor. We do hope to see you again! - Reykjavík Backpackers staff

Portadown, United Kingdom
Reviewed 30 March 2015

Stayed here for a few nights on our first trip to Iceland & weren't really sure what to expect but had a really good time. The hostel is on the main street & easy to find because of the big skull outside - perfect for exploring Reykjavik. It's pretty expensive (as is everything in Iceland) especially when sheets & breakfast...

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Reviewed 7 March 2015 via mobile

Stellar location and accommodating staff. Theres a busy bar downstairs which I liked but some may not. Hotels in Reykjavik are crazy expensive so if you're on a budget stay here. I met some great people here to which was a bonus. Overall good experience!

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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 

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Address: Laugavegur 28, Reykjavik 101, Iceland
Region: Iceland > Capital Region > Reykjavik
Number of rooms: 29
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 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”
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