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Quincy, Massachusetts
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The location is superb and the price is great. If you plan to go out at night and not drive or walk long distances this is a great place to be. We stayed in an 8 room mixed-dorm for New Years Eve. I was not sure how I was going to like it (being an over 40 out of shape...

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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I was accosted by 4 drunk women at 3 AM who demanded I move from my bed. The beds are not assigned and are ´first come first serve´. At breakfast when I attempted to complain the front desk decided to phone the police and escort me out of the building. I also lost one brand new pair of sunglasses, one...

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1Thank Dustin D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stayed at the Loft hostel for a week over Christmas. As a solo traveller it was very easy to meet others in the common area. Great kitchen facilities which certainly help in an expensive city. All the people I met here, other travellers as well as staff, were friendly and fun. The location was excellent, very close to everything you...

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San Francisco, California
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We met people who had stayed in several different hostels in Reykjavik, and Loft was clearly the best on all fronts. The best aspects are the location (right in the heart of the city center, very close to the Gray Line bus offices for airport bus transfers) and the bar (it draws a lot of people from outside the hostel,...

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Leeds, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A really great hostel Location was perfect, the bedrooms are very clean and tidy and come with a secure locker. We had separate toilets and shower in our 8 bed room which made things better and easier. There was a great atmosphere in the bar / lounge area and the guest kitchen was well equipped and spacious I would 100%...

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Durban, South Africa
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent location for the main city centre in relation to nightlife. Unfortunate unable to see the Northern Lights due to the weather. Excellent facilities. Good wifi. Excellent staff who were very helpful with regards to tours and assistance. Nice bar and chill out area.

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Toronto, Canada
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very modern hostel with clean facilities. Can't beat the location! Although, cleaning staff were very disruptive-there would be a pair of two, one man and one woman, and both mornings I was in the hostel the woman could be heard loudly complaining about something and would sound very distressed while right outside the bedroom door.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Your literally in the heart of Reykjavik, everything is a short walk away. It can be a bit loud on the weekend with the vibrant nightlife but otherwise this hostel was fantastic and comfortable. The staff were friendly and very helpful. Definitely will be going back again!

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 6 December 2016 via mobile

Was there for a night, Great location, based in central, easy get around to most places, friendly staffs, free Wi-if, like the Loft bar, has got free kitchen, any guest can get accessed to the kitchen making your own meal if you are on budget.

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SigridurOla, Manager at Loft Hostel, responded to this review

We are happy to hear that you liked your stay at Loft! We hope to welcome you again sometime, hopefully for a longer stay then! Best wishes, The Loft Team

Pune, India
Reviewed 5 December 2016

It is secure as well as clean and tidy when it comes to linen sheets and overall premises. That is all one really wants from a hostel. The actual loft on the fourth floor is quite a comfortable hang out place - There is a kitchen area inside as well where you can cook yourself comfortably enough. Staff is friendly...

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SigridurOla, Manager at Loft Hostel, responded to this review

Hi Parag, We are very happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay. We enjoyed having you and hopefully we'll see you some other day. We might even surprise you with a different options in our breakfast buffet! Best wishes, The Loft Team

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Loft, recently voted by guests as the best HI hostel worldwide for 2014. Loft is located downtown Reykjavik, on city's main street, next door to all the major attractions and buzzing nightlife. Loft boasts one of the finest views in town with its large top floor balcony cafe overlooking the center - a great spot to people watch or catch a glimpse of the northern lights in winter. Loft Cafe & Bar offers top quality Cemex coffee, beer from local breweries as well as some homemade sweet and savory treats. The famous (often vegetarian/vegan) Coocoo's Soup is served Mon-Fri from lunch. Fast and free WiFi throughout all areas. Facilities include guest kitchen with BBQ terrace. Free luggage storage during stay. Free Computer access. Board Games. Book Exchange. Children's Corner. Selections of great rooms! All rooms have complementary linen. All rooms are en suite. All 4-8 bedded rooms have lockers for valuables (bring your own lock or buy at the reception). Spacious 6 - 8 bedded dormitories (mixed / female only). Private 4-5 bedded rooms. Deluxe Double or budget Twin/Double rooms. Loft is an ECO certified HI Hostel. Inspiring events every week: live music, DJ's, movie nights, markets, art collaborations and unmissable hostel events featuring the best local talents. Foosball tournaments. Reception / Tour Desk / Cafe & Bar is open 24 hours a day. We are there to help you out with anything; give you the local scoop on bars, restaurants, music-scene, the way out of town - and more. We arrange all excursions with complimentary pickup & drop off. Loft Team awaits you! ... more   less 

Additional Information about Loft Hostel

Address: Bankastraeti 7, Reykjavik 101, Iceland
Region: Iceland > Capital Region > Reykjavik
Price Range: $60 - $321 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Loft Hostel 2*
Number of rooms: 19
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“Ask that you have the "RIGHT" room, and ensure they don't overcharged you!”
 of 5 bubbles 86yk, 23 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Get earplugs if you don't like a little noise. People are constantly going in and out or snoring.”
  • This is 1 pic of a view from our room. Don't let the graffit scare you. This is a great location
 of 5 bubbles laurahW5581OO, 17 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Second floor rooms facing away from the main street are quieter and have windows that open.”
 of 5 bubbles 511SylviaL, 6 Aug 2016 | Read review
“If your sensitive to noise, this is not the place to stay. The doors always close loudly with a thud.”
  • The charming building directly across from the Loft Hostel
  • a longer walk up the street will take you to a more affordable grocery store
  • Just up this street is a Subway and Dunkin Donuts for more affordable foods. Food is expensive
 of 5 bubbles MarchingAnts, 22 Jul 2016 | Read review
“avoid rooms that face the main street----midnight sun means midnight partying!”
 of 5 bubbles wvwebby, 13 Jul 2016 | Read review
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