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Loft Hostel

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07/05/2017 08/05/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Loft Hostel is such a happening place for both backpackers and locals going to the bar. The Hostel try to organise activities/events each night and the location is perfect, the heart of the main city and public transport. It is a bit noisy on a nighttime especially on weekends as the nightclubs are open til late but also an advantage...

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Baltimore, Maryland
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We didn't stay at the hostel but if you are looking for a nice spot for happy hour drinks, look no further. If the sun is out, hop on the elevator and go all the way upstairs, there is a roof top patio where you can soak up the sunshine and have a drink. It's mostly tourists here but even...

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Thank Plings
Reviewed 1 week ago

The room we had was coed with 8 people and everyone was very respectful of each others space/sleep. The hostel was very clean and the staff was always friendly and helpful with any questions we had. Highly recommend!

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New York City, New York
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place has a great atmosphere to meet people-they have a bar on the top floor and host various events like Karaoke Thursdays. The kitchen is also on the top floor,which I didn't really use much other than the fridge and microwave, but they have a stove top and some cookware utensils. As for the bedrooms they were "okay". Stayed...

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SigridurOla, Manager at Loft Hostel, responded to this review

Hi Doris, Thank you for this good and helpful review! I'm so happy to see that you enjoyed your stay, both the events and our facilities. However I'm sorry that we didn't meet your expectations regarding cleanliness and I'll address this matter to our housekeepers. It's always good to get an honest feedback since we always want to improve our...

Guildford, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place is welcoming and cosy. The communal areas are great - especially the outside terrace which we got drinks on. The drinks are reasonably priced and the rooms are well maintained. Would recommend to all!

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SigridurOla, Manager at Loft Hostel, responded to this review

Thank you for this great review and good ratings! We're extremely happy that you enjoyed your stay and we hope to welcome you back some other day :) Best wishes, The Loft Team

Pueblo, Colorado
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were in Paris with one night left and had yet to book a room for our family of 5. We had stayed in several hostels during our adventures. Honestly this was centrally located and we could all share one room. The prices are high (compared to Vienna and Bamberg) but the staff was very nice and accommodating. The breakfast...

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SigridurOla, Manager at Loft Hostel, responded to this review

Dear travellers, Thank you for the nice review, we really do appreciate it :) We're happy to see that you enjoyed sharing the hostel with people of all ages, that is our aim to have Loft a welcoming place for everyone. Thank you as well for the kind words towards our staff - it warms up our hearts! We hope...

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I wish I could give this hostel a negative score. Absolute worst hostel. The staff are incredibly rude don't try and checkin, get breakfast, rent a towel or buy a drink as you'll be a huge inconvenience for the staff. Also don't leave you items on the bed or even try and save a bed because the cleaners will come...

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SigridurOla, Manager at Loft Hostel, responded to this review

Brooke, I'm very sorry that you had a disappointing stay with us. As a follow up we have connected you directly by e-mail to understand better any situation that can have taken place during your stay. Regarding your missing items; Our staff together with you looked all over for them that day. Only after your departure, the book was luckily...

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We booked this hostel for 5 nights. It's in a great location in the city centre. The beds are comfortable and they have a good common area. I wouldn't recommend the breakfast for the price of it. We went to the supermarket and used their kitchen as that was quite good. I would of given it a higher rating but...

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SigridurOla, Manager at Loft Hostel, responded to this review

Hi Emma, Thank you for this helpful feedback and generous review despite your experience. We're however happy to see that you enjoyed our hostel and the facilities. It's great that you managed to use the guest kitchen as it's obviously cheaper to do some simple grocery shopping and make the food yourself. I'm sorry to hear about what happened to...

Oakland, California
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stayed here two nights and loved being able to walk to so many sights, restaurants and clubs downtown. Very helpful and attentive staff, nice dorm room and common area. The kitchen could be a bit bigger, but other than that, I had an awesome stay and would highly recommend this hostel. Still a bit chilly, but loved the rooftop bar!

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SigridurOla, Manager at Loft Hostel, responded to this review

Dear Jane, Thank you for your good review and kind words. We're happy to see that you enjoyed your stay and we hope to welcome you back someday! Hope that you'll have a great weekend! Best wishes, Rakel Sif

Reviewed 19 March 2017 via mobile

This was my first time to stay in a hostel and since it was a honeymoon I wasnt sure if it was such a good idea to book a hostel. All my fears were unfounded as there couldnt have been a better option. The location was CENTRAL. its on one of the main tourist streets of Reykjavik, 3 mins by...

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SigridurOla, Manager at Loft Hostel, responded to this review

Dear Kevin, First of all: Congratulations on your marriage! Thank you for this great review and good ratings! We're extremely happy that you enjoyed your stay and we hope to welcome you back some other day :) P.S: Thank you for showing the Beyonce celebration understanding, we do appreciate it. Best wishes, The Loft Team

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  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Kitchenette
  • Family Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
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  • Free Internet
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Multilingual Staff
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: $91 - $448 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Loft Hostel 2*
Number of rooms: 19
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“Bring your own padlock if you need to lock up valuables.”
195shannam, 16 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Ask that you have the "RIGHT" room, and ensure they don't overcharged you!”
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
laurahW5581OO, 17 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Second floor rooms facing away from the main street are quieter and have windows that open.”
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
MarchingAnts, 22 Jul 2016 | Read review
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