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Seattle, Washington
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Reception closed at 4pm so no one was there to greet me or go over any details when I arrived. I simply found my key in an envelope at the main office and learned that I then had to walk about 2 blocks to my room through the snow with my suitcase. Had I known I would've asked the taxi...

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Thomas-RHV, Front Office Manager at Reykjavik Hostel Village, responded to this review

Dear Jennypenny_sea, I´m sorry to read that you was not satisfied of your stay and I present our sincerest apologies about the incident in the bathroom and with the WiFi. I took note of all your comments and took the appropriate measure to continue to improve our services. Thank you for pointing out our location and the possibility of late...

Singapore, Singapore
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed here on our last 2 days in Iceland and we were glad we didn't start out in this hostel. We collected our key in the envelope in the main reception building so we never saw any staff. And then we found our room was in another building about 10 mins walk away from the main building! We booked...

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HostelVillage, Front Office Manager at Reykjavik Hostel Village, responded to this review

Dear Myra A, Thank you for your review. All comments are valuable for us. Near the Kitchen and on each floor, we have set up sitting areas with table and chairs where you can eat your dinner. In the building we have different size and kind of rooms : dorm, private single, double/twin and family rooms. They are all different....

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 16 February 2017

When booking ask for the room in the reception block as the others are a walk away and if you want breakfast , which i would say have. Good value for money. The rooms are ok for the money. The staff are very friendly. Be careful when booking trips because this is my second visit to Iceland and on the...

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HostelVillage, Front Office Manager at Reykjavik Hostel Village, responded to this review

Dear JACQUELINE199757, Thank you for your review, your tips for other travellers, and for pointing out the good value of our place. We appreciate your note about our staff. That's great. For tours and activities you can have a look on our website, there is different prices for all budget. Thanks again and we hope to see you a next...

Reviewed 16 February 2017 via mobile

Well! A good stay for 2 nights. The place is 15min walk from BSI terminal. 25min walk to stores. The rooms are average size, and clean. 1 bathroom is to be shared by 4-5 rooms but as what i experienced, didnt get a hard time of using it. The reception is only open from 0800-1600, so if you arrived at...

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HostelVillage, Front Office Manager at Reykjavik Hostel Village, responded to this review

Dear Fritz Enrico, Thank you for your 4 stars review. The reception is open 24 hours a day during the high season from May to October. We hope to welcome you again if you are coming back in Iceland. Warm regards, Thomas

Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 16 February 2017 via mobile

It's conveniently located within walking distance from all attractions and city centre. Hostel is spread across few buildings, all next to each other. There's a kitchen, I was able to prepare a meal there. Bathrooms are shared, they're generally very clean. However they really need to change brand of hand soap they use, it smells so bad. So if you...

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HostelVillage, Front Office Manager at Reykjavik Hostel Village, responded to this review

Dear Ash H, Thank your for sharing your experience in our hostel. We are happy to read your satisfaction. We took note of all your comments. About the smell in the bathroom, it is one of the funny-surprising fact of Iceland : Visitors to Iceland often ask why there is this smell of "rotten eggs"... This is because the hot...

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Reviewed 14 February 2017

Good value for money if you're just staying the night. The bathrooms were too old and not that clean. One bathroom have an old bathtub with a curtain shower so the bathroom are always wet and stinky. Another bathroom had a tiny shower with the door completely loose... It was impossible not to touch the door, making it: disgusting, uncomfortable...

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HostelVillage, Front Office Manager at Reykjavik Hostel Village, responded to this review

Dear Mari-verdun, Thank you for taking the time to post your comments. We continue the renovation in all bathrooms. In one of our building, there are completely finished and new, and we have already started the next one. The door has been fixed in the shower. Thank you for pointing out our good prices. Warm regards, Thomas

Montréal, Qc
Reviewed 8 February 2017

I had a beautiful moment there. I paid for the breakfast and it's was great. The room was clean and sunny. The breakfast is expensive ( everything is expensive in Iceland anyway ... ) but worth it ! I recommended this place.

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HostelVillage, Front Office Manager at Reykjavik Hostel Village, responded to this review

Dear Boo71, We are glad to know that you had a great time with us !! Thank you for your nice comment. We hope to see you again. Warm regards, Thomas

Reviewed 2 February 2017 via mobile

This is a great location, only 10 mins walk to Laugavegur and all other sites. The rooms in the main building were very spacious and had a small kettle and sink in the rooms. Breakfast was expensive and didn't have a great selection.

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HostelVillage, Front Office Manager at Reykjavik Hostel Village, responded to this review

Dear Kelebogile M, Thank you very much for your 4 stars note. It is great to read that you have enjoyed the room, the services and the location. We will work on a larger selection for breakfast. Thank you for your feedback about that. We hope to have the pleasure to welcome you a next time. Warm regards, Thomas

Reviewed 31 January 2017 via mobile

First time in Iceland andd was not disappointed. Overall a nice place to stay and its best asset is the staff. It will be nice if they do better maintance to the showers. Iceland is not a budget friendly place but it's a must see. This hostel offers a breakfast buffet with bread, cold cuts, pastries and hot and cold...

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HostelVillage, Front Office Manager at Reykjavik Hostel Village, responded to this review

Dear Jennifer S., Thank you for your nice comment about your stay with us. We are happy to read that you had a good time. Thanks for your note about our staff :) We have already renovated 5 bathrooms and we will continue to do all of them. We hope to see you again if you are back in Iceland....

Reviewed 12 January 2017 via mobile

We stayed here for a friends stag do, it was a good place to stay with a group as there were rooms suitable for 3-4 people including 1 bunk bed and 1 double/ single. Only downside is there are 5 rooms on one floor and only one toilet and shower to service that level unless you go downstairs to the...

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HostelVillage, Front Office Manager at Reykjavik Hostel Village, responded to this review

Dear Chris C, Thank you for your nice review ! We are glad to read that you had a good time. We hope to see you again if you are back in Iceland. Warm regards, Thomas

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Reykjavik Hostel Village is a family owned hostel in Downtown Reykjavik. It consists of 5 former residential houses and therefore contains a lot of Icelandic cultural aspects. All of the houses have a big garden that is ideal for BBQs and outdoor recreation. Play Areas for kids are in two of the gardens and a green public park can be found in the next street. Reykjavik Hostel Village is ideal for single travelers and pairs, but perfect for families and groups as it offers Triple and Quadruple Rooms. Other accommodation option are Single, Double, Twin and Dormitory Rooms, and Apartment. Breakfast Buffet is served every morning. WIFI access is free as well as parking. Bathroom facilities are shared except for in the apartments, which features a private fully equipped kitchen and a large balcony. All rooms include tea/coffee facilities, a fridge and a working desk, and some do have balcony as well. The Tour Desk is at the Reception where guest can obtain tourist information, arrange car rental, tour excursions, airport shuttle, dining reservation, etc. The Reception is open 24 hours every day of the week. Reykjavik Hostel Village is situated only 100 meters (5 min walk) from Reykjavik's main shopping street (Laugarvegur) and 300 meters away from Hallgrismkirkja Church. Opposite of the road is Sundhollin, which offers an indoor swimming pool, steam baths and typical Icelandic outdoor hot tubs. Restaurants and Supermarkets can be found in the same street and close by. BSI main bus terminal is in a 15 min walking distance and the Domestic Airport only 5 min driving distance. The Airport Shuttles take you straight to Reykjavik Hostel Village from the International Airport. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Reykjavik Hostel Village

Address: Flokagata 1, Reykjavik 105, Iceland (Formerly Hotel Floki Guesthouse)
Region: Iceland > Capital Region > Reykjavik
Price Range: $66 - $266 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Reykjavik Hostel Village 2*
Number of rooms: 73
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“ask to have a room in the reception block”
 of 5 bubbles JACQUELINE199757, 16 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Ask for the main house.”
 of 5 bubbles stevinazo, 3 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Bldg 5 has access to a large common area w/full kitchen”
 of 5 bubbles LaurenB844, 7 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Don't stay in the main building. Ask for the one at the end of the street with the blue roof.”
  • Builing with the blue roof. Very good mattresses, quiet, kitchen in the basement.
 of 5 bubbles Espionne_Russe, 15 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Try to get a room in the main building”
 of 5 bubbles iseultful, 27 Sep 2016 | Read review
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