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Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
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47 reviews
35 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stayed here with a large group and all were impressed. Clean and modern. Spacious rooms. Excellent wifi. Lovely bedding. Friendly staff. Great breakfast. Pool and sauna next door. Bus stop outside to get into city centre (number 14). Restaurants can be found by walking left from hostel and left again at side of the pool. Small 24 hour supermarket by... More 

Thank holidaylover25
Livingston, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Our school group stayed at the Hostel for 4 nights and found that the hostel was welcoming & warm with great amenities. Plenty of comfortable seating areas to relax and facilities in the rooms were perfect. The hostel is within easy walking distance to the nearby open air pool and other points of interests. Well recommended for any size of... More 

Thank Rob D
Derby, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I stayed here for one night and found it to be a good base for Reykjavik. I had a car and found it easy to get to but there is a bus-stop right outside if you want to use public transport. I had a twin room and was surprised how big it was with a big bathroom too. The hostel... More 

Thank Peanutted
Montreal, Canada
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7 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I had never stayed at a hostel before and I was surprised at how much fun it was ! I stayed in a 6-people women only dorm and my bed was comfy, the linens were of quality and the room was very clean. The staff is very helpful and nice. Alina and Heida went out of their way to help... More 

Thank PatriciaMontreal1
Toronto, Canada
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62 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 October 2016 via mobile

Had a one night stay that I was able to book last minute with ease. Well run and maintained hostel. Good location within a short driving distance of the downtown. Friendly staff who are helpful. Nice and large and relaxing amenity space. Clean rooms and relatively nice washroom and shower facilities.

Thank poltor
Alberton, Canada
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6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 22 September 2016

For a budget accommodation it met the mark. The rooms are tight on space but that is expected within the city. The beds were comfortable, the private bath was nice and it gave us all that we required for a restful night after a long flight. They are very strict on the 2:00 pm check-in but did offer our common... More 

Thank rachelrennie
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4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 September 2016 via mobile

Very large and Eco friendly hostel just outside of the downtown center of Reykjavik. Often booked, do call/book well in advance. Stayed in a mixed 6 person dorm, which was perfectly adequate. Plenty of space and surfaces, cubbies for small items. The bed itself was perfectly adequate. The facilities I believe are the real draw. The guest kitchen was very... More 

Thank Caitlin G
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71 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 September 2016 via mobile

Clean, v good facilities. Really helpful staff. Decent bed. Decent breakfast. Also has kitchenette I think. Can leave your things in the luggage room or hire a locker. Free wifi. Eco-friendly. Uses natural water source for hot water so it does stink of sulphur. On the no. 14 bus route from the city. Next door from the swimming pool. Or... More 

Thank LittleSwissLou
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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44 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

We stayed here in a 4 bed dorm and ended up with really lovely people to share a room with that we made very good friends with. The room was a good size, had its own toilet, shower, sink area, table and chairs. It was very clean in all areas especially the kitchen which we were very impressed with (it's... More 

Thank Jennifer B
Budapest, Hungary
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49 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 September 2016 via mobile

The hostel offers a friendly staff and clean, spartan rooms. Private rooms have a bathroom with shower. Some shared rooms have their own bathrooms, while others don't. Shared rooms have great little charging stations near each bed, while private rooms do not. Outlets in private rooms are not near the bed, and make charging less convenient. Bathrooms are designed with... More 

Thank Lisa O

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  • Free Parking
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About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Free Parking
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Self-Serve Laundry
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Newly renovated and comfortable HI Hostel in the green heart of the city, by Laugardalur Park, next door to the city largest geothermal outdoor&indoor pool, spa, gym and the national sports stadiums. Known for being The Original Hostel in Reykjavik and the very first ECO hostel in Iceland. The excellent facilities include 3 fully equipped guest kitchens, comfy lounge areas, an outdoor patio and a Café. Laundry facilities on the site. Complimentary High speed WI-FI in all rooms and lounges. Free computer access. Free luggage storage on day off arrival and departure. Event calendar includes: movie nights, board games and there is a ping pong table and a climbing wall. Bike and car rental. Plentiful breakfast buffet includes homemade, organic & local options. A wide selection of great rooms! *Budget 6 bedded dorm rooms with shared facilities. Access to lockers. Sleeping bags allowed or linen & towels to be rented upon arrival. *Dorms/Family rooms for up to 6 persons with en suite facilities. Lockers included (bring own lock or buy at reception). Linen included. Towels to rent. *Comfortable twin/double rooms with en suite facilities (including linen and towels). Reception / Tour Desk / Security : Open 24 hours a day. Our hostel staff knows the city inside out and are on hand to help with anything you need. All the most exciting tours and excursionsare bookable with complimentary pickup / drop off. FREE Parking in front. Walking to center is around 30 min by the coastline. Public bus no. 14 stops in front of the Hostel every 15-30 minutes, taking you to and from BSI bus central station and the city centre in 10 min. Airport transportation connects with every flight, and will drop you off at the hostel upon request. **Reykjavik City Hostel has been Eco Certified - Nordic Swan since 2004. The certification is a trusted ecological label in the Nordic countries, which demonstrates a well-considered and thorough environmental policy. The Hostel is part of the largest network of hostels worldwide and offering over 30 locations cross Iceland. Established in 1930, HI-Iceland are not-for-profit association. This means any surplus we generate is put back into the Hostel network and also contributes to our environmental and social development programme. We don't rely on any funding. Our income comes from member subscriptions and the sales of accommodation and travel experiences. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Reykjavik City Hostel

Address: Sundlaugavegur 34, Reykjavik 105, Iceland
Region: Iceland > Capital Region > Reykjavik > Laugardalur
Price Range: ₹ 2,325 - ₹ 12,927 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:1.5 star — Reykjavik City Hostel 1.5*
Number of rooms: 40
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“The double en-suite that we had was amazing value; really well furnished.”
 of 5 bubbles TheGreatNabu, 2 Apr 2016 | Read review
“Don't do a room of more than 4, it gets loud and messy very quickly”
 of 5 bubbles 245alinac, 12 Mar 2016 | Read review
“Most rooms have windows.”
 of 5 bubbles BackpackingAlone, 8 Mar 2016 | Read review
“Only stayed the once so far, in a twin room & it was very good.”
 of 5 bubbles Imisy, 6 Jan 2016 | Read review
“Pay a little extra and get the en-suite room. Much better experience.”
 of 5 bubbles johngE6052US, 14 Sep 2015 | Read review
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