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Reykholt, Iceland
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16 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 February 2015

I stayed at this hostel about 2 weeks ago, when was the Sonar Festival :) the hostel is nice, the bar looks absolutely amazing but the rooms are a little bit outdated..I stayed at the forth floor in a twin room and when we arrived the radiator wasn't turned on so it was very very cold in the room until... More 

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Gladbeck, Germany
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6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 February 2015

I stayed in this Hostel for almost a week and I loved it. The staff is just amazing. Very friendly, helpful and always in a good mood. They helped us a lot with planning trips, booking buses or tours and gave great advices about where to go and what to see. Since the Hostel is right on the main street,... More 

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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 More 

Chicago, Illinois
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13 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 January 2015

Let's get one thing straight, this place does not have free WiFi as it advertises. It has WiFi in the cafe and in the common area of the main building, not in the rooms, particularly the rooms out back, which is where you will be staying if you book a private room. For international travelers, I don't think they realize... More 

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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46 reviews
39 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 December 2014

Perfect location on Reykjavik's main high street. Staff were friendly and happy to book and advise on further travels in Iceland. Dorms rooms were a little tight but clean and perfectly warm in winter.

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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 More 

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28 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 December 2014

The hostel was OK. Big problem was though no lift whatsoever. I was place on the 4th floor and stayed only one night. The bar is overall fine and the food is good as well as the breakfast. The noise of the bar did not bother me a lot since I have a deep sleep and actually was very exhausted.... More 

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Reviewed 28 November 2014 via mobile

We stayed here for two nights but had to amend the booking after the first night because of a spontaneous and necessary decision to rent a camper van and the staff amedend the booking no questions asked. It was loud on the first night, which was a Saturday but we made use of the free earplugs so it wasn't a... More 

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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 More 

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18 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 November 2014 via mobile

Nice location in the middle of centre, very nice bar. The cleaning of the room was unfortunatly missing, pretty dirty everywhere, and tons of dust under the bed. The toilet wasn't cleaned in the 3 days we staied there. No wifi on the room. If the havde cleaned and fixed the wifi it would have been 4 stars hostel.

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Stavanger, Norway
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4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 November 2014

Located on one of the main streets, comfortable beds and great atmosphere. I stayed there during the Airwaves festival, and was pleasantly surprised to see that the Bunk Bar hosted a lot of great concerts off- venue. It was amazing! I stayed on the 2.nd floor, and wasn't at all disturbed by the noise from the bar. I loved the... More 

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1 Thank Rodraksa
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 More 

Leicester, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 November 2014 via mobile

This is in the ideal location. Its on one of the main streets and is above a bar (of which you get 10% off food and drinks). Ive personally stayed in nicer hostels. The matresses were thin and you had to pay for bedding, but the rooms were warm and cosy. There wasnt any space to store bags in your... More 

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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 and the tips you gave us. We are always looking for improvement! We hope to see you sometime again here at our hostel. - Reykjavík Backpackers team More 

Bern
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5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 October 2014

The hostel is very good located and the bar is really cool! The staff is very helpful but could still be friendlier. Our stay was okay but I am not sure I would recommed this location. The walls are very thin and we couldn't sleep well as we heard the others being very loud. Well, it's a backpackers hostel.... Really... More 

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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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“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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