We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
02/01/2018 03/01/2018
    There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
    • {providername} {price}
    {providername} {price}
    We can't find prices for this accommodation
    From {rate_price} {rate_periodicity}

    Reykjavik Downtown HI Hostel

    Vesturgata 17, Reykjavik 101, Iceland
    Lowest prices for your stay
    02/01/2018 03/01/2018
    Are these your travel dates?
    TripAdvisor uses this information to find you the lowest prices for your stay.
    Traveller (95)
    Room & Suite (133)
    Dining (15)
    • Excellent61%
    • Very good34%
    • Average3%
    • Poor1%
    • Terrible1%
    Travellers talk about
    “guest kitchen” (13 reviews)
    “bed dorm” (22 reviews)
    Free Wifi
    Breakfast Buffet
    Non-Smoking Hotel
    Family Rooms
    Multilingual Staff
    Self-Serve Laundry
    Free Parking
    Air Conditioning
    1.0 Star Hotel
    All hotel details
    {"containerClass":null,"containerAttributes":null,"widget":{"name":"ibex_photo_carousel","template":"ibex_photo_carousel__widget","moduleList":["handlers"],"divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_photo_carousel","js":{"handlers":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handlers'))"},"dust":{"nav_controls":"ibex_photo_carousel__nav_controls"}},"scriptFlags":null}
    2 Jan.3 Jan.
    1 room, 2 adults, 0 children
    Standard Room

    Getting you more information on this room

    Free Cancellation
    Show Available Rooms
    Sorry, this partner no longer has rooms available on TripAdvisor. Please visit one of our 0 partner sites to see rooms from .
    We're sorry, there are no rooms available on TripAdvisor. Please change your dates, or view all Reykjavik hotels with availability
    Standard Room

    Getting you more information on this room

    Free Cancellation
    {"BOOKING_FEATURES": ["IB_PRICES_OUTSIDE_ROOM_BUTTON","IB_STREAMLINED_SELECTED_ROOM","IB_SHOW_EMAIL_FOR_INSECURE_LOGIN","VISA_SPONSORSHIP_WEB","IB_EXIT_INTERRUPTER","RCMS_INLINE_ROOM_GRID_MAX_OCC","IB_SHOW_AMENITIES_AS_ICONS","IB_POST_BOOKING_LOGIN","IB_IRG_PERFORMANCE_METRICS","IB_IRG_MATCH_META","META_AIR","CHILDREN_SEARCH","IB_INLINE_ROOM_GRID","ATTRACTIONS_REMOVE_PAYMENT_ADDRESS_FIELDS","IB_TIME_OF_STAY_PAYMENT_TYPES_V3","IB_DW_CCNAME_WITH_AUTOCOMPLETE","IB_IRG_PERFORMANCE_METRICS_MOBILE","IBEX_HIGH_EQUITY_BRANDING","IB_PRICE_WINS_POST_TX","IB_BOOKNOW_CLEAN_WITH_ICON_SHORT_BTN","IB_BOOKING_FORM_FAVICON","STORED_CARDS","IB_PRICE_WINS_COPY","IB_URGENCY_BLOCK"] , "IMPRESSION_KEY": "c2e6f35f4ba540958f417f6a60d6842a", "roomSelectionModel": {"partnerInfos":[],"multiplePartners":false,"polling":{"locationId":1607104,"bookingSessionId":null,"detailedAvailabilityKey":null,"commerceContentIds":[],"additionalContentIds":[],"pollCount":0,"checkin":{"day":2,"month":1,"year":2018},"checkout":{"day":3,"month":1,"year":2018},"adults":2,"child_rm_ages":"","rooms":1,"display_rooms":300,"entryPrice":-1,"entryCurrency":"USD","complete":false,"formKey":"","showAllRooms":true,"genNewBookingSessionId":false,"winningProviderAtClick":"","selectedRoomKey":"","impressionKey":"c2e6f35f4ba540958f417f6a60d6842a","navArea":null,"referringServlet":"Hotel_Review","highestMetaPrice":0,"lowestMetaPrice":0,"additionalPartner":false,"highestMetaPriceDisplay":0,"roomsToVerify":[],"clazz":null},"summary":null,"unavailable":true,"metaOffers":[],"mismatchCheckModel":null,"totalMediaCount":0,"hotelPhotos":[],"noticeHeaderMessage":null,"moreProviders":null,"lowestPricePartner":null,"showAllRooms":true,"isMetaCheaper":false,"isBookingLessThanOrEqualToMeta":null,"avgHistoricalPrice":0.0,"avgHistoricalDisplayPrice":null,"expressBookState":{"hasFullTravelerInfo":false,"hasReducedBillingInfo":false,"hasFullBillingInfo":false},"highestMetaPrice":-1,"lowestMetaPrice":-1,"highestMetaPriceDisplay":-1,"hotelName":"Reykjavik Downtown HI Hostel","hasSpecialTimeOfStayTaxes":false,"trackingTree":null,"trackingTreeId":null,"showPriceHoverTooltip":false,"trackingContext":"eyJzdGF0ZSI6IkhPVEVMX0FVQ1RJT04iLCJwIjoiSFJfTWFpbkNvbW1lcmNlIiwiaWRzIjp7IkJGSyI6ImMyZTZmMzVmNGJhNTQwOTU4ZjQxN2Y2YTYwZDY4NDJhIiwiQUlLIjoiY2JlNWNkOTFjNDgzNGM0Yzg0Y2NmYjhmNzcyNjhmMWEifSwiZW50cnlTZXJ2bGV0IjoiSG90ZWxfUmV2aWV3In0=","cheaperPricesExist":false,"enableLPF":false,"priceDropPercent":0,"canExpandRooms":false,"expandRoomsToAllPartners":false,"roomSelectionKey":null,"useSupplierDirectTreatment":false,"isSupplierDirect":false,"showProviderSeparator":false,"clazz":null,"isPriceDrawerEnabled":false,"seeMoreMessage":null,"seeMoreIFrameMessage":null,"isPricelineCom":false,"isMetaMarketingLandOnBookingFormEnabled":false}, "ibAvailability": false, "metaAvailability": false, "topOfferIsIB": false, "numHacTries": -1, "checkIn": "02/01/2018", "checkOut": "03/01/2018", "lowestPrice": null, "hasDates": true, "hacComplete": false, "contentIdMappings": {}, "pollingEnabled": false, "preventScroll": false, "offerClickToken": null, "conditionalUpdate": false, "mightGetRooms": true, "divClasses": "ppr_rup ppr_priv_hr_inline_room_grid_hsx", "singlePartnerRoomGridWidget": {"containerClass":null,"containerAttributes":null,"widget":{"name":"ibex_room_grid_hsx","template":"ibex_room_grid_hsx__widget","moduleList":["handlers","tracking"],"divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_room_grid_hsx","js":{"handlers":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handlers'))","tracking":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'tracking'))"},"dust":{"sub_header":"ibex_room_grid_hsx__sub_header"}},"scriptFlags":null}, "multiPartnerRoomGridWidget": null, "mismatchMessage": {"containerClass":null,"containerAttributes":null,"widget":{"name":"ibex_mismatch_message","template":"ibex_mismatch_message__widget","moduleList":["handler"],"divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_mismatch_message","js":{"handler":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handler'))"},"dust":{}},"scriptFlags":null}, "maxRoomsToShow": 300, "isTablet": false, "roomGridRowWidget": {"containerClass":null,"containerAttributes":null,"widget":{"name":"ibex_room_grid_row_hsx","template":"ibex_room_grid_row_hsx__widget","moduleList":[],"divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_room_grid_row_hsx","js":{},"dust":{"amenities":"ibex_room_grid_row_hsx__amenities","condition_col":"ibex_room_grid_row_hsx__condition_col","price_text":"ibex_room_grid_row_hsx__price_text","reservation_col":"ibex_room_grid_row_hsx__reservation_col"}},"scriptFlags":null}, "mismatchMessageLightbox": null, "deviceInfo": "OtherOS OtherBrowser", "bookOnTripAdvisor": "Book on <img class=\"ibHeaderImg\" alt=\"TripAdvisor\" src=\"https:\/\/static.tacdn.com\/img2\/branding\/rebrand\/TA_logo_primary.png\"\/>"}
    Write a ReviewReviews (488)
    There are newer reviews for Reykjavik Downtown HI Hostel
    See the most recent reviews
    Traveller rating
    Traveller type
    Time of year
    • More languages

    71 - 75 of 425 reviews

    Reviewed 12 January 2017

    Amazing place to stay at. Very clean and the staff are very helpful. It is not too far away from the downtown core and most places you want to visit are within walking distance. Was reasonably priced as compared to Icelandic prices. The breakfast is...More

    2  Thank Ashton S
    Reviewed 7 January 2017

    This hostel is in a great location and the staff were always extremely helpful with everything from hiring a car to booking tours. They also had great recommendations for activities in Reykjavik (the phallological museum was a great one!). The rooms are clean with plenty...More

    1  Thank Gwawr J
    Reviewed 6 January 2017

    Stayed in Double Room with Private Bathroom located on 3rd floor furthest on the left side. Room is very spacious, there were 3 single bed in my room 2 were joined tgt to make into a double bed. Very bad odor in the bathroom probably...More

    Thank ilnaix
    Response from Thomas B, Front Office Manager at Reykjavik Downtown HI HostelResponded 30 January 2017

    Dear guest, Thanks for the honest review. We will discuss your comments with our housekeeping team, and make sure to be more careful. Thanks for staying with us, Thomas - Reception Manager

    Reviewed 4 January 2017

    We stayed there for 2 days for New Year's Eve and made our booking way in advance. Rooms were clean and so was our private bathroom, we had good service, breakfast was good, beds comfy, but the lockers were small and I couldn't lock it...More

    Thank Tommy T
    Response from Thomas B, Manager at Reykjavik Downtown HI HostelResponded 5 January 2017

    Dear Tommy, Happy New Year! Hope you enjoyed the fireworks in Reykjavik! Thank you for your review and we will add your comments in our improvement list for 2017. All the best, Thomas - Reception Manager

    Reviewed 11 December 2016 via mobile

    I arrived early in the morning. Staff was extremely kind and allowed me to put down my bag and sit in the kitchen area until I could check in. The kitchen has a couch in the loft which is perfect for a nap. It is...More

    1  Thank Squierlly
    Response from Thomas B, Manager at Reykjavik Downtown HI HostelResponded 4 January 2017

    Dear Squierlly, Thank you for staying with us and your nice words. Happy New Year and a prosper 2017! -The team of the Reykjavik Downtown hostel.

    Hilton Reykjavik Nordica
    3,843 reviews
    #17 of 54 hotels in Reykjavik
    2.9 km
    Reykjavik Residence Hotel
    1,085 reviews
    #2 of 54 hotels in Reykjavik
    0.9 km
    Reykjavik4you Apartments Hotel
    806 reviews
    #3 of 54 hotels in Reykjavik
    0.7 km
    Hotel Reykjavik Centrum
    1,817 reviews
    #20 of 54 hotels in Reykjavik
    0.2 km
    Awards & Recognition
    GreenLeadersGold level
    Certificate of Excellence
    • Top amenities
    • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
    • Hotel Amenities
    • Multilingual Staff
    • Self-Serve Laundry
    • Price range
    • USD 48 - USD 134 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
    • Hotel class
    • Room types
    • Kitchenette ,
    • Non-Smoking Rooms ,
    • Family Rooms
    • Number of rooms
    • 19
    • Reservation Options
    • TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Expedia, Booking.com, Orbitz, Hotels.com, Travelocity, Priceline, Cheap Tickets and Agoda so you can book your Reykjavik Downtown HI Hostel reservations with confidence. We help millions of travellers each month to find the perfect hotel for both holiday and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
    • Location
    • Iceland >
    • Capital Region >
    • Reykjavik
    • Also Known As
    • Reykjavik Downtown Hotel
    Add Photo Photos
    Traveller (95)
    Room & Suite (133)
    Dining (15)
    Hotel & Grounds (114)
    Bathroom (6)
    Nearby HotelsSee all 54 hotels in Reykjavik
    Reykjavik4you Apartments Hotel
    806 reviews
    .75 km away
    Hotel Reykjavik Centrum
    1,817 reviews
    .24 km away
    Reykjavik Residence Hotel
    1,085 reviews
    .91 km away
    Nearby Restaurants
    Matarkjallarinn - Foodcellar
    508 reviews
    .15 km away
    Fiskfelagid Fish Company
    1,663 reviews
    .14 km away
    The Steak House
    719 reviews
    .12 km away
    990 reviews
    .13 km away
    Nearby Attractions
    Volcano House
    1,481 reviews
    .06 km away
    Iceland Travel Assistance
    254 reviews
    .12 km away
    Reykjavik Art Museum (Listasafn Reykjavikur)
    422 reviews
    .18 km away
    Reykjavik City Library
    102 reviews
    .13 km away
    Ask a question
    Questions & Answers
    11 October 2017|
    Response from Thomas B | Property representative |
    Dear Yeebey, Yes, you can store your bag with us with a small fee. Please ask for more info on arrival, during check-in. Greetings, Thomas - Reception Manager
    Christine S
    28 September 2017|
    AnswerShow all 2 answers
    Response from Thomas B | Property representative |
    Hi Christine, As Saverio wrote (and thank for that), the parking in front of the hostel is free after 18:00 till 9:00 in the morning. You need to pay a small fee after 9:00. Two blocks away, there is free parking 24 / 7... More
    Miranda A
    29 March 2017|
    Response from Thomas B | Property representative |
    Dear Miranda, Yes, each bed has one and we are also selling converters if you are not using a EU device. See you at our hostel. Greetings, Thomas - Reception Manager
    Room Tips
    "Bring a padlock (although everyone was very friendly and we didn't lock up our stuff at all) and shower..."
    Read review
    "Could use another public bathroom on each floor. Some one monopolized the bathroom for more than a half hour..."
    Read review
    "It would have been easier to have the bathrooms separate from the room down the hall. Don't have mixed..."
    Read review
    "My family and I stayed in room 11 with six others people. We only stayed for six hours before catching a..."
    Read review
    Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
    Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing