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Reykjavik City HI Hostel

Hostelworld.comUS$103*
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04/06/2017 05/06/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
US$103*
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Barnet, Vermont
Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed two nights and found the staff exceptionally helpful, the accommodations comfortable and clean. Right next to the public pool and spa, within easy reach of downtown and just a couple of blocks from the Reykjavik Sausage Company for an inexpensive yet delicious meal

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Norwich, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The hostel is a bit far out from the main touristy area of Reykjavik, so the name "city hostel" is a bit misleading. It's about a 20 minute walk from the city centre, but there is free parking if you've rented a car. The rooms and common areas were all very clean, and all the people were nice.

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Berlin, Germany
Reviewed 2 April 2017

My friend and I are very happy with our stay at this hostel. We've stayed in a 6-person dorm that was pretty quiet. The beds were in a very good condition, so was the bedding. The shower facilities were okay, the water is very hot. There is a spacious kitchen and lots of comfortable common areas downstairs. The breakfast was...

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Reviewed 19 March 2017 via mobile

Had a booking for 2 nights, then left and came back the day after. When I came back they had booked my place to someone else. Mistake that can happen any day. But the attitude of the staff and especially the manager was very rude and offencive. Did not Have any interest in helping me finding another place and threatened...

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 8 March 2017 via mobile

Having never been to a hostel before my husband and I where pleasantly surprised by this one- it was better than some hotels we have been to. The reception communal areas where always very welcoming clean and had a great vibe. The ladies at reception where also very helpful they had a lot of local knowledge and where great at...

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Reviewed 6 March 2017

We made the mistake of hiring a camper van in the depths of winter, we stayed at the City Hostel the first night and then got snowed in for 5 nights (it was a freak snow storm, worst in 80 years, it's not usually that bad). The hostel provided a haven for us with great self catering facilities, a warm...

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Swansea, United Kingdom
Reviewed 15 February 2017

The hostel is very clean, breakfast was delicious, nice spacious common areas. Our room was a twin which was basic, clean and comfortable. We had an accessible room, maybe the others were full but all the bathroom floor would be soaking wet after showering because of the accessible layout. The hostel is a bit of a walk to the main...

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Reviewed 10 February 2017

Our room was very clean, the staff were helpful, and the hostel had good bathroom and kitchen facilities. Although the hostel is quite far out from the centre of the city, Reykjavik has very good transport links - you can easily get a bus into town from the stop across the road, and our tour bus + airport transfer bus...

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Reviewed 29 January 2017 via mobile

We stayed here the final night of our trip to Iceland, before heading to the airport the following morning. We had stayed in Reykjavik the first two nights of our trip as well, in a hostel MUCH closer to the city center and activities. Although this is a fantastic hostel with beautiful, clean, modern and affordable accommodations, it's not within...

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Reviewed 20 January 2017 via mobile

This hostel is a nice place to stay, clean and well furnished for reasonable prices considering it's in Iceland. Although a little outside of town, Reykjavik is so small it doesn't really matter, and the setting next to the stadium and swimming pool is pleasant. However the staff here are surly, cold and on occasion, down right rude. Overall I...

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  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Kitchenette
  • Family Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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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 HI Hostel

Address: Sundlaugavegur 34, Reykjavik 105, Iceland
Region: Iceland > Capital Region > Reykjavik > Laugardalur
Price Range: $65 - $345 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:1 star — Reykjavik City HI Hostel 1*
Number of rooms: 40
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“If you are up for it, definitely go for the dorm rooms. You will be able to meet and talk with people from all over the world.”
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“get bed not by entrance door”
RCM92, 10 Dec 2016 | Read review
“The double en-suite that we had was amazing value; really well furnished.”
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“Don't do a room of more than 4, it gets loud and messy very quickly”
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