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Reykjavik Backpackers

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  • Excellent18%
  • Very good40%
  • Average27%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible5%
23 Oct 2017
“The best backpacking hostel in downtown Reykjavik”
31 May 2016
“Overpriced, above a noisy bar”
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Reviewed 23 October 2017

If you are looking to stay in the heart of the city, then Reykjavik backpackers is the best. The city hall, Hallgrímskirkja church, observation deck, harpa concert hall are all walking distances. The hostel itself is on the street with many cafes and shops and...More

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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...More

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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...More

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...More

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...More

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sophie_watson
13 April 2015|
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Response from Vilhjalmur101 |
Hi Sophie. I think you may be directing your question the wrong way. We have no family rooms. Only double rooms with shared bathroom and dormitories for either 4, 6 or 8 people.
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"Enjoy yourself"
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"2nd and 4th floors have wifi- third floor does not."
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"Rooms at the back are apparently quieter"
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"If you're on the top floor expect other guests in the kitchen and balcony until about midnight. Not..."
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