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Reykjavik Downtown Hostel

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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 located perfectly near the main activities and staff is willing and able to book tours...

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

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.

Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed 10 December 2016 via mobile

Clean, friendly and great location. Kitchen is well equipped - microwave, hobs, kettle and toaster. No grill or oven I guess for safety reasons like most hostels. Not far from supermarket and a short walk to the Main Street and tourist information (2-3 minutes). Would highly recommend for a cheap stay without letting standards slip.

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Paris, France
Reviewed 4 December 2016

Great hostel , the kitchen is nice , the rooms are very spacious there are lockers in the rooms don't forget to take a lock with you. There is also a spacious bathroom ( shower and toilets ) in the room.

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

Dear Achiniko, Great to have you with us and hope to see you another time in Iceland. Happy New Year, Thomas - Reception Manager

Annandale, New Jersey
Reviewed 4 December 2016 via mobile

This place was in a great location. It was right in the city and within walking distance to plenty of restaurants and bars. It was extremely clean and modern and the bed was very comfortable. The reason for the 4 stars was the staff. They were all very cold and seemed as if they hated their jobs. That made it...

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

Dear Chelsea, We are very sorry that you got such a negative opinion for our team, personally I am proud of each of my colleague for their friendliness and willingness to help.

Northampton
Reviewed 3 December 2016 via mobile

Great location and the place feels and looks very clean! Can't fault the staff either - very helpful. We had a private room, which felt just like a hotel room. Only fault was the size of the bed... We're both over 6ft and boyfriend does powerlifting. So it was slightly snug. I wouldn't recommend the breakfast on offer if you're...

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Reviewed 1 December 2016 via mobile

I would say it's good, not so great but the location is very nice n near to the central place. The staff was k and friendly, always helping whenever we had a question. The beds were clean n less noisy rooms. I was staying in a 10 bed sharing room and still the Bathroom was clean.

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Chicago, Illinois
Reviewed 1 December 2016 via mobile

Reasonble hostel with large in-suite rooms and plenty of nearby restaurant & bars to hang out at. The showers here are fantastic! Beds are comfy and the small hostel doesn't have the typical rowdy hallway noises you sometimes get in a central location hostel. The WIFI here is iffy and times out quite often. It is reliable enough for browsing,...

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State College, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 30 November 2016

This was our first time staying in a hostel! It was easy to find as well as an easy walk from the downtown area. The room had 10 beds and everyone in the room was extremely friendly. The only downside to being close to downtown was that many of the other people went out to party until 2,3,4am making it...

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Pembroke, Massachusetts
Reviewed 27 November 2016

We stayed for several nights in late November, 2016. It is a short walk to downtown and the marina area. Easy access to lots of restaurants and bars. Free street parking was a 5-10 minute walk away. The rooms are small, but comfortable. Ours had a double bed and a bunk bed that we did not need, with a private...

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Toronto, Canada
Reviewed 26 November 2016

The Downtown Hostel was so clean and safe. It was my first time as a young female travelling solo, and I would highly recommend this hostel! I stayed in the 10 bed- all female dorm room and couldn't be any more satisfied with how clean the facilities were, and how accommodating and friendly the staff were!

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Downtown Hostel, recently 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 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. Movie nights. Hearty breakfast buffet with waffles and 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: RM261 - RM1,005 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:1 star — Reykjavik Downtown Hostel 1*
Number of rooms: 19
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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.”
 of 5 bubbles AmiRamani, 26 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Get an HI membership, the annual fee is worth what you will save in rent prices for this one hostel alone.”
 of 5 bubbles 102ashtons, 11 Jan 2017 | Read review
“No elevator for getting to the upper floors, so if you have mobility concerns, request a ground floor room if possible.”
 of 5 bubbles moopm2016, 12 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Request a room on the ground floor if you have a lot of or heavy luggage. There are no elevators.”
 of 5 bubbles brassalpaca, 30 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Best to have a double room since those have towels and generally have better view”
 of 5 bubbles lorrainechua, 3 Oct 2016 | Read review
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