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Reykjavik City Hostel

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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8 reviews
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Reviewed 21 July 2015 via mobile

20000 isk (around 150$) for the most basic single room in a basic hostel Tiny beds outside the city center (20' walk) Internet connection extremely slow and unreliable Very few restaurants and services around .........................

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Carnforth, United Kingdom
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106 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 July 2015

Stayed here for 4 nights in october and had a great time. Nice clean dorms, nice common room, free wifi and a good location next to laugardalslaug swimming pool. There are also serveral places to eat within a 10 minute walk and a supermarket nearby. The price is also cheap for Reykjavik. I would recommend this place is you are... More 

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western australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 July 2015 via mobile

Stayed one night in camp grounds with an RV. Amenities are extensive although had to walk over to hostel to do some laundry. Reception staff at camp ground are very helpful. If you like being with a lot of people this is the place to stay. Far to busy for us so we only lasted one night. Ideal for the... More 

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London, England, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 6 July 2015

This campsite is amazing - I can't fault it. The staff were friendly and helpful, it's got a large fully equipped kitchen, lots of free hot showers, very reasonably priced at 1700 isk per night (cyclists get a 10% discount), free wifi and large courtyard area ideal for bbq's or eating outside on a sunny day. They offer storage too... More 

Thank Ashley M
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 June 2015 via mobile

The best and cheapest option you will find inside the 40 motorway that surrounds Reykjavik. Its incredibly social atmosphere will allow you to freely share Icelandic experiences with fellow backpackers. A great place to stop over for a few nights.

Thank Robbie M
Reykjavik, Iceland
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7 reviews
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Reviewed 18 June 2015

I flew in to Reykjavik in June of 2015 as my first stop on a solo trip around the world. I purposely did not plan out any of the details for my stay and just decided to see what would happen. A few few guys on the shuttle mentioned that they were staying here at City Hostel. I saw that... More 

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Fairfax Station, Virginia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 June 2015

The hostel itself was very nice. Staff was accommodating, rooms were clean and had their own toilets. We had to get up and leave for a flight at 5:30 and they made special arrangements for us to have breakfast before we left. The living arrangements in the hostel were perfect. The downside is location. It was quite a hike into... More 

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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Reviewed 20 May 2015 via mobile

If you are visiting Iceland be prepared to spend. While the hostel was expensive in comparison to other hostels around Europe it was by far the cheapest I could find in Reykjavik. Staff and facilities are great. A lot of school visits happening while I was there so a lot of noise in the evenings.. But this is to be... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 April 2015

We stayed here for 1 night on our first night in Reykjavik. The rooms are very basic but clean and warm. We had a private room with an en-suite. I would recommend staying here for just 1 night if you are in Reykjavik to save on costs.

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Olney, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 April 2015 via mobile

We stayed here on our first night of a week long 'round the island' trip. Great location and good value. Staff were very friendly and helpful. We had a family room for 6 with three bunk beds. The room was plenty big enough and nice and warm. It is a short drive to the city centre. Would visit again.

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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: ₹ 2,262 - ₹ 12,886 (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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