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Reviewed 26 September 2017 via mobile

The hostal in general was good. But take into consideration that you will need to bring your: towel and sheets/sleeping bag. If not they will rent those and as you may know Iceland is not cheap. The bathroom were few for the amount of people in the 4 bed share rooms. Only 4.
The best thing you may do is go to the supermarket and do your own meals.
The hostal is not in downtown. You need to walk 20 minutes and if you are not having good weather forget about staying late at night.
Enjoy!

Stayed: September 2017, travelled solo
Thank David N
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Reviewed 26 September 2017

I am a 68 year old grandmother, traveling on her own. I can not express how wonderful this experience was! I first arrived at the beginning of June, 2016, for three days, taking advantage of the Icelandair free stopover promotion. Since this wasn't part of my original travel plan, I was looking for an inexpensive place to stay. WELL! As they say about ...... and coming out smelling like a rose .. I struck gold on my first try! The staff .. Maciek (like "Magic"), Nikki, Rosa, Hannes, and Daniel .. have treated me like family, even when I misbehaved a little (okay, I drank too much). Aside from the awesome staff (which actually should be enough, really), the rooms and bathrooms (Men to the left, because women are always right) were spotlessly clean, and for those complaining about blankets, etc, the requirements are clearly stated in the listing. Bring your own sheets and blankets and towels if you are booking economy (hey, at $90 for three nights, how can you complain?). If you don't have room in your luggage for them, the fee is really cheap to rent them. Just sayin'. I can't believe I waited 50 years to try a hostel. All you grannies out there .. you gotta try this. You'll be an instant hit with the kids; I have more friends of my granddaughers' age now than they do!

Room Tip: I would suggest the mixed dorm with fewer people, to cut down on traffic during the night. I srayed...
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  • Stayed: June 2017, travelled solo
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Reviewed 12 September 2017 via mobile

The Duvets are not included and cost 1000isk which I found a bit too much. The location is not perfect but also not bad. You are at 20 walk from city center. I stayed in the 24 bed dorm and it's not an easy place to sleep in. There is always someone coming and and out and lights go on at 7am! The common areas as nice and showers too, although they are just 3 for 40 people!! Overall I thing there are better options in Reykjavik that include linens etc for just a bit more.

Stayed: September 2017, travelled solo
Thank RuiLobo18
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Marino K, Reception at Bus Hostel, responded to this reviewResponded 13 September 2017

Hi,

Thank you for the comments.
We are very sorry for any inconvenience. Our 24-bed dorm is always full so it might be a bit difficult to sleep there. Anyway, just wanted to let you know that we have more than 3 showers. there are at least 3 showers on each floor. The lights don´t go on automatically so one of your roommates had to switch it on.
I´m also sorry that you didn´t know about the duvet but wherever you make a booking it always says the the price doesn´t include bedding, towel or breakfast. In dorms we only have sleeping bag accomodation.

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Reviewed 12 September 2017

Stayed here for 1 night on our way from the airport to the golden circle. The location is convenient if you're just passing through; otherwise, it's a bit out of the city center is a pretty ugly area with not much around. The facilities weren't bad - the rooms and bathrooms were clean, the kitchen was clean but had the bare minimums. The staff wasn't the friendliest (not sure if this is an cultural thing or what...but no one here (staff-wise) smiles). You can get breakfast for 800krs (~$8), which gets you a bagel, coffee or tea, and muffin or yogurt. Pretty expensive for a very lame breakfast, but this seems standard in Iceland (overpriced mediocre food). Overall, it's not bad, but it doesn't inspire me to return either - hence the 'average' rating.

  • Stayed: September 2017, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 9 September 2017 via mobile

BusHostel is a really great place with lovely staff and a cozy and relaxed atmosphere. Especially Weronika is awesome and Sebastian was also very nice.

The location is also great, close to downtown and still not in the center

Stayed: September 2017, travelled with friends
Thank Florian S
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Marino K, Front desk at Bus Hostel, responded to this reviewResponded 10 September 2017

Dear Florian,
Thank you for your nice review. We are happy you have enjoyed your stay with us, and glad we ware able to help you have a nice time in Reykjavik! We hope to see you again :)

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Additional Information about Bus Hostel

Address: Skogarhlid 10, Reykjavik 105, Iceland
Region: Iceland > Capital Region > Reykjavik
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Shuttle Bus service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #12 of 110 Speciality Lodging in Reykjavik
Price Range: RM167 - RM930 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Bus Hostel 2*
Number of rooms: 21
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Welcome to Bus Hostel. We offer a relaxed and inviting environment for the budget-conscious traveler. Our dorms are simple, bright and comfortable ranging from 4 to 24 bed rooms as well as more private room options. The dorms are sleeping bag accommodation, however our private rooms come complete with duvets and towels. Additionally, all of our rooms and common areas have access to our free wifi.Our spacious bathrooms all come with private showers. You can relax in our lounge which is complete with a small bar. The bar has excellent happy hour prices and a very reasonably priced breakfast. Or you can prepare your meal in one of our two fully equipped kitchens. We are happy to help you plan your trip in Iceland. The front desk is open 24/7, and our friendly staff are more than happy to help you book your return shuttle, tours or give you directions around town. We have a car rental at the front desk and plenty of parking outside. Bus Hostel Reykjavik is located only a few minutes away from the major bus routes in and out of Reykjavik. We are a 15 minute walk from the main shopping streets in the downtown area in one direction and Kringlan the mall in the other. Perlan, the Klambratun park and Kjarvalsstadir art museum are all just ten minute walks from us as well. ... more   less 
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