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Reykjavik City HI Hostel
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Reviewed 3 October 2017 via mobile

We stayed here and front desk was very helpful in setting us up for fun days in Reykjavik. Take Flybus from KEF as they will drop you off at the front door. Lots of exploring with the city thermal pools next door, or get the 24 hour city pass and take the Streato bus 14 to City Center for the day. Museums, bus rides, and city thermal pools are all free with the day pass. The Botanical Gardens are also walking distance from the Hostel. The Hostel is a safe and clean place to stay. Staff did a great job of helping us hit the great spots very inexpensively. We will stay here again.

Stayed: October 2017, travelled as a couple
Thank Dave C
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Reviewed 26 September 2017

My daughter and I stayed here for almost a week. While not in the city centre it is on a local bus line and the tour companies and airport bus pick up here which is very convenient. The staff are helpful and knowledgeable. We got lots of good information about nearby (shops, pool, bus, and so on). We had the self serve breakfast each day and there was enough variety that I can't see anyone not finding something to their liking.

The rooms were spotless and comfortable and roomier than many hostels I have stayed in. I had not brought a towel and big "fluffy" one were available to rent at the desk. I thought it was a bit expensive, but this is Iceland .... I am sure I will be back again.

  • Stayed: September 2017, travelled with family
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Reviewed 10 September 2017

It is a good place to start the adventures in iceland. The people on reception helped us as much as they could, and the tour guides even gave us advice even if we didn't take them. It is a good place to rest .

Room Tip: Not sure only had one room in my stay, dorms so just bring ear plugs
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  • Stayed: February 2017, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 13 August 2017 via mobile

We stayed here for 2 nights. Clean and well fitted hostel. Kitchen, shower, Friendly staff, parking space everything here.


It is NOT in the center. You can walk. But its easier to take the bus.

Otherwise i can recommend this hostel.

Stayed: August 2017, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 10 August 2017

The location is a bit outside the main area of Reykjavik, but we obviously knew that before booking. The rooms and common areas were exceptionally clean, and the buffet breakfast was delicious. I also really liked how environmentally friendly the hotel is. The only downfall was that the staff seemed to not care about the guests, and generally did not answer our questions.

Overall it was a great stay, just be aware of the location before booking.

  • Stayed: November 2016, travelled with friends
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Thank Taylor K
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Additional Information about Reykjavik City HI Hostel

Address: Sundlaugavegur 34, Reykjavik 105, Iceland
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Region: Iceland > Capital Region > Reykjavik > Laugardalur
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Suites Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
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Ranked #17 of 110 Speciality Lodging in Reykjavik
Price Range: RM163 - RM502 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:1 star — Reykjavik City HI Hostel 1*
Number of rooms: 40
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. Linen included. *Dorms/Family rooms for up to 5 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 excursions are 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 
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