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Reykjavik Downtown HI Hostel

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04/06/2017 05/06/2017
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Loughborough, United Kingdom
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I had a lovely stay here in a private room with a shared bathroom. The staff were friendly and helpful, all facilities were lovely and clean, the shower was nice and hot. The only suggestion I have is it would be nice to have a double bed room for couples; not two singles pushed together because I kept falling down...

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Cincinnati, Ohio
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

great location, the city is within an easy stroll, with shops restarants, supermarkets an easy walk. Hostel is comfortable, warm with fast Wi-Fi. Kitchen is small but well equiped or pick up breakfast in the hostel a good range of fruit juice cold cuts and different breads. I would definatly go back to this hostel. Another advantage is the hostel...

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Thomas B, Front Office Manager at Reykjavik Downtown HI Hostel, responded to this review

Dear Will, Thank you for your review and we glad that you enjoyed your visit in Reykjavik. Thomas - REception Manager

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My daughter studies in Iceland and recommended this as her favorite Reykjavik Hostel. It is close to the old harbour, central but still very peaceful. One of us has a walking disability, so a room in the ground floor was practical.

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Ottawa, Canada
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great place to stay everyone was really friendly and helpful. They stored our bags for us as we arrived very early in the morning while we went out to explore Reykjavik. Very close to shops and restaurants and very close to the water front. Really enjoyed our stay here

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Fargo, North Dakota
Reviewed 12 April 2017

The bus from the airport dropped me off at the door. Checkin was fast and easy, my bed was neat and clean, the room was bright and spacious with a spacious, clean bathroom and there was even breakfast ready early so I could get my coffee and a nice sandwich and juice before going to the Blue Lagoon first thing...

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Thomas B, Front Office Manager at Reykjavik Downtown HI Hostel, responded to this review

Dear Molly, We are very happy too that you enjoyed your stay! All the best, Thomas - Reception Manager

Los Angeles, California
Reviewed 11 April 2017

The hostel is pretty great for the price you pay. I stayed in one of the larger rooms, and at first I dreaded the prospect of sharing a room with 9 other people. However, my stay was anything but dreadful. The staff is kind, courteous, and above all, helpful in terms of making your stay in Iceland memorable and fun;...

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
Reviewed 10 April 2017

Hostel worked out great. We had a private bedroom with a shared bathroom. At no point was there any contention over the bathroom, over the course of the week we saw one other person, even though we know the other 4 rooms we were sharing the bathroom with were full. Only complaint was someone had been smoking in our room...

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Thomas B, Front Office Manager at Reykjavik Downtown HI Hostel, responded to this review

Dear kahte63, Thanks for staying with us, and that everything went well in the end. Hope to have the pleasure to see you another time in Iceland. Greeetings, Thomas - Reception Manager

Dallas, Texas
Reviewed 10 April 2017

The whole staff is amazing, especially manager Thomas, and long term staffer, Steinunn,Nora, Arron and Lydia. There is no better in all of Iceland. I have stayed in 10 hostels in Iceland during my 3 visits and this is the best. They really care and it shows. They handle all you tour bookings like a 5 Star Hotel Concierge and...

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Thomas B, Front Office Manager at Reykjavik Downtown HI Hostel, responded to this review

Hi Gadi, It's always a pleasure to have you back with us! Hugs from the whole team of the Reykjavik Downtown Hostel!

Leicester
Reviewed 9 April 2017

The hostel was perfect for our stay. Extremely close to the centre and the harbour for our whale watching trip. 24 hours check in which was great for us. The room was clean and tidy. No complaints! Would stay again

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Dear Harriet, And we would love to have you back too! Greetings, Thomas - Reception Manager

Guelph, Canada
Reviewed 9 April 2017

I'm a big fan of this hostel. It is clean and bright, with helpful staff. I have been there twice and definitely would return. The location is not as close to Laugavegur as some might expect, but I find the walk through the west side of the downtown pleasant.

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Downtown Hostel, voted by guests as the Best HI Hostel worldwide 2015. A beautiful boutique HI Hostel, ECO certified**, modern, comfortable and welcoming. Located stone's throw from the old harbor and the city cultural center, in a quiet residential street. Facilities include a fully equipped kitchen for guests, lounges and a Cafe. Laundry facilities and luggage storage on the site. Fast and free WI-FI across all areas. Free Computer access. Board games, children's corner. Hearty breakfast buffet with organic & vegan options. A wide selection of great rooms! Free linen is included in all rooms. Spacious shared/female only 10 bedded dorm rooms with en suite facilities and lockers (bring your own lock or buy one at the desk). Family rooms for up to 5 persons with en suite facilities and lockers. Comfortable twin/double rooms with shared or private facilities (towels included). No elevator in the building. Reception / Tour Desk / Cafe : open 24 hours a day. Our hostel staff knows the City inside out and are on hand to help with anything you need. All excursions, Car Rentals and Airport trips are bookable with free pickup / drop off. **Reykjavik Downtown Hostel is Eco Certified with the Nordic Swan. The certification is a trusted ecological label in the Nordic countries, which demonstrates a well-considered and thorough sustainability policy. ... more   less 

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Address: Vesturgata 17, Reykjavik 101, Iceland
Region: Iceland > Capital Region > Reykjavik
Price Range: RM267 - RM1,103 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:1 star — Reykjavik Downtown HI Hostel 1*
Number of rooms: 19
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“smaller dorms are probably quieter”
willi2k7, 1 May 2017 | Read review
“I've stayed in 10 buck dorm, single and 4 bed room. I think the 4 bed is the best.”
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“Carry your own duvet/bedding if you are taller than 5.5 ft since the duvet provided are not sufficiently long for taller people.”
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