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Moscow, Russia
Reviewed 17 December 2016

I liked this hostel very much. Staff was friendly, rooms were clean, toilets were clean too. Kitchen with a good view to a parking lot :) Everything was good, except for one - it was a bit cold. Blankets are really warm, but being in a room, not covered by a blanket was not very comfortable.

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Singapore, Singapore
Reviewed 14 December 2016 via mobile

We arrived at the hostel in the evening. We were cold and hungry. We were glad to have found our accommodation. We checked in and went to our room. We were not prepared that we had to prepare our beds by ourselves! We were surprised that towels were not provided. Luckily I had brought two flimsy ones. There are only...

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County Dublin, Ireland
Reviewed 13 December 2016

The hostel was lovely. Staff were great and very helpful with any questions. The room was modern and clean and you could adjust the heating. The bathroom was also very well kept. The kitchen was full up with cutlery and cooking utensils. Sometimes there was no space in the fridge or seats available but the other kitchen was easily accessible...

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Reviewed 13 December 2016

This hostel is great and very green! The staff are very nice and helpful. There are lots of places to go to be by yourself and relax if you need to get away. The bathrooms and the rooms are very clean. Be prepared to make your own bed though. Towels can be rented but I think it's easier just to...

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BEND
Reviewed 10 December 2016

This is big and spread out hostel. Three kitchen, common rooms, washer and dryer. The staff is nice. City Park is in the behind building. The parking is free. This is a short walking distance to city pool which is huge. This cost 900 ISK...or 9 bucks. Worth it. The sculpture museum is also nearby. On negative side 6 inch...

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Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
Reviewed 27 November 2016 via mobile

Stayed here with a large group and all were impressed. Clean and modern. Spacious rooms. Excellent wifi. Lovely bedding. Friendly staff. Great breakfast. Pool and sauna next door. Bus stop outside to get into city centre (number 14). Restaurants can be found by walking left from hostel and left again at side of the pool. Small 24 hour supermarket by...

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Livingston, United Kingdom
Reviewed 23 November 2016

Our school group stayed at the Hostel for 4 nights and found that the hostel was welcoming & warm with great amenities. Plenty of comfortable seating areas to relax and facilities in the rooms were perfect. The hostel is within easy walking distance to the nearby open air pool and other points of interests. Well recommended for any size of...

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Derby, United Kingdom
Reviewed 31 October 2016

I stayed here for one night and found it to be a good base for Reykjavik. I had a car and found it easy to get to but there is a bus-stop right outside if you want to use public transport. I had a twin room and was surprised how big it was with a big bathroom too. The hostel...

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Montreal, Canada
Reviewed 30 October 2016

I had never stayed at a hostel before and I was surprised at how much fun it was ! I stayed in a 6-people women only dorm and my bed was comfy, the linens were of quality and the room was very clean. The staff is very helpful and nice. Alina and Heida went out of their way to help...

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Toronto, Canada
Reviewed 10 October 2016 via mobile

Had a one night stay that I was able to book last minute with ease. Well run and maintained hostel. Good location within a short driving distance of the downtown. Friendly staff who are helpful. Nice and large and relaxing amenity space. Clean rooms and relatively nice washroom and shower facilities.

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • 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 Hostel

Address: Sundlaugavegur 34, Reykjavik 105, Iceland
Region: Iceland > Capital Region > Reykjavik > Laugardalur
Price Range: $53 - $254 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:1 star — Reykjavik City 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.”
 of 5 bubbles , 12 Dec 2016 | Read review
“get bed not by entrance door”
 of 5 bubbles RCM92, 10 Dec 2016 | Read review
“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.”
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