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Reviews of Reykjavik Backpackers

Hostel | Laugavegur 28, Reykjavik, Iceland 101

85.8% Overall Rating

164 out of 180 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (13/04/2014)

William Phillips thinks…

"Very friendly staff and a nice location. The kitchen is handy and the showers are great, very hot! The wifi is strong and there are lots of small lounges. Rooms are surprisingly clean and quiet when…"

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Facilities

  • Air Conditioning
  • Bar
  • Credit cards accepted
  • No curfew
  • Secure lockers
  • Lounge area
  • Internet / Wi-Fi
  • 24 hour reception
  • Restaurant
  • 24 hour hot showers
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • ATM / cash machine
  • Bar(s)
  • BBQ area
  • Café
  • Common area / room
  • Communal kitchen
  • Outside area

Purchasable Extras

  • Airport Pickup USD 21.31
  • Breakfast USD 11.46
  • Linen USD 9.68
  • Towel USD 2.58

What's Included

  • Luggage Room

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85.8%

Overall Rating

164 out of 180 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend 'Reykjavik Backpackers'

Atmosphere
84.0%
Location
97.6%
Facilities
80.0%
Cleanliness
83.2%
Staff
86.4%
Value
85.6%
Safety
84.0%
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97.1%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

16 April 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: location was excellent, staff friendly

Disliked: n/a

85.7%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 60% Safety - 60%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 80%

William Phillips

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

13 April 2014 William would recommend this property

Liked: Very friendly staff and a nice location. The kitchen is handy and the showers are great, very hot! The wifi is strong and there are lots of small lounges. Rooms are surprisingly clean and quiet when I stayed.

Disliked: No breakfast when I stayed, and they charge like $12 dollars for blanket rental!

60.0%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 60% Facilities - 60% Safety - 20%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 60%

Aldea Eugen

With friends / other travellers

Sightseeing & culture

21 March 2014

Liked: Location

Disliked: They charge you for everithing in there...the rooms are small and its very noisy

82.9%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 60% Facilities - 60% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 80%

Oliver Carrington

With friends / other travellers

Sightseeing & culture

12 February 2014 Oliver would recommend this property

Liked: Safe with automatically locking doors (which can be annoying however), very warm and probably the cleanest hostel I've ever been to. Earplugs to assist with sleeping among snorers and music from the bar below.

Disliked: No kitchen

80.0%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 60% Facilities - 80% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 80%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

08 January 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Great location and nice people

Disliked: You had to pay for blankets

88.6%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 60% Facilities - 100% Safety - 60%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

06 December 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Location, comfort, cleanliness

Disliked: Wifi isn't hostel wide. All keys open all doors.

88.6%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 100%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Events / festivals

04 December 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Everything

Disliked: Nothing

91.4%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 60% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Sightseeing & culture

04 November 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Easy to book, very central to Reykjavik, helpful staff, good bar.

Disliked: Not obvious to find at street level unless you look up! Kitchen facilities basic and a bit small for the size of the hostel. Could have done with a few more mugs etc!

The property's response is...

71.4%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 60% Facilities - 60% Safety - 80%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 60%

David Burns

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

10 October 2013 David would recommend this property

Liked: Very relaxed, quite and enjoyable.

Disliked: No access to kitchen facilities.

100.0%
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Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

08 October 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Everything.

Disliked: Nothing.

91.4%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 80% Facilities - 80% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Samuel pomfret

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

03 October 2013 Samuel would recommend this property

Liked: Very central, clean, constant hot water, kitchen is well equipped! And cheap

Disliked: Needs a desktop pc and also wi-fi on the upper floors. A tv area would be good.

97.1%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 100%

JAMES MATTHEWS

With friends / other travellers

City break
Sightseeing & culture

22 September 2013 JAMES would recommend this property

Liked: Excellent hostel. Really friendly and helpful staff. Very clean and secure with swipe card room access. Location is very good, right in the centre of town. Good bar with 2 for 1 happy hour on beer every day from 4 - 6pm. Highly recommended.

Disliked: JAMES left no negative feedback.

88.6%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 60%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

16 September 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: 24 hour reception was really good, they were also very helpful Location was brilliant

Disliked: Nothing really

71.4%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 60% Facilities - 60% Safety - 80%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 80%

Ting-Kai Chang

Alone

City break

08 September 2013 Ting-Kai would recommend this property

Liked: The location is great, just at the high street of town centre, feels really energising and young. The bar was great, too!

Disliked: The staff was very friendly to me, however he told me incorrect time to get the bus to the airport. Fortunately he made it up and I finally got the bus to the airport.

88.6%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 80%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
Partying / nightlife
Relaxation/spa
Sightseeing & culture
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

19 July 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The staff was incredibly helpful and friendly, they offered a wide variety of activities that you could easily book through the hostel, and it's central location made it easy to get to every place we wanted to go.

Disliked: I wish they would have had a printer we could use and a washing machine and dryer, but that's it.

85.7%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 80%

Danwei Zhang

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
City break
Relaxation/spa
Shopping
Sightseeing & culture
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

10 July 2013 Danwei would recommend this property

Liked: location and staff

Disliked: there is some construction on the road, so the buses cannot stop directly in from of the hostel. I think that's why the rooms are cheaper right now. you have to make sure where the buses stop with the tour operators, because buses from different companies stop at different places, and the staff only knows the stop of their partners.

74.3%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 60%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 60%

Thomas Wilson

With my spouse / partner

City break
Relaxation/spa
Sightseeing & culture
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

10 July 2013 Thomas would recommend this property

Liked: It location is very central and the bar downstairs is a good place to hang out, get breakfast or a drink in the evening. The staff were really friendly and helpful with advise on places to go and organising tours etc.

Disliked: for the price you pay its a little bit scruffy, badly finished bathrooms etc. Its almost like its trying to be a grotty hostel. I wouldnt mind but its expensive for a hostel regardless of the country and as such i'd expect a standard that justifies the price. The noise from outside is a bit of an issue, but they do offer ear plugs.

94.3%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 100%

Customer review

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

04 July 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Great location, helpful staff

Disliked: kitchen not well equipped and very small

100.0%
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Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Colin Revere

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

02 July 2013 Colin would recommend this property

Liked: First time doing hostels, and this was a great start. Friendly, nice, and great location.

Disliked: Colin left no negative feedback.

88.6%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 80%

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year
Relaxation/spa
Sightseeing & culture

27 June 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Great location, friendly staff, good areas to hang out in.

Disliked: Charging extra for linen is a bit rough.

65.7%
Atmosphere - 40% Staff - 80% Facilities - 80% Safety - 60%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 40% Value - 60%

Grzegorz Skalski

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

18 June 2013 Grzegorz would recommend this property

Liked: Excellent location and friendly staff (however very busy and had to wait every time to be serviced). Good wifi connection.

Disliked: The hostel can accommodate probably 50-60 people, kitchen maximum 5. There were queues to use the kitchen. Nobody respected curfew. There were noises on the corridor in the middle of the night and what was even worse - people were having a party in the bier garden at the back side of the hostel. We coudn't sleep too much on that night. Bathrooms were clean but not the rooms. The bed sheets didn't look like fresh.

97.1%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 80%

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

12 June 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Very helpful staff, clean and tidy rooms

Disliked: A bit expensive for a hostel (but then so is everything else in Iceland)

82.9%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 60% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 100%

kien phu vuong

With friends / other travellers

City break
Sightseeing & culture

29 May 2013 kien phu would recommend this property

Liked: near the church and city center,and bus just a block to take,and had a good kichen for cooking.

Disliked: we must bring lien and tower or rent

94.3%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 80% Facilities - 80% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

26 May 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Backpackers is the best! The bathrooms and rooms were cleaned daily. The staff was considerate and helpful. There is a bar downstairs which is very convienent when you want to have a drink but not go out. Everyone we met were extremely friendly. The location is excellent. It was in the middle of the city and within walking distance to popular destinations such as Old Harbour, the capital, etc. We loved our stay in Iceland and would return to this hostel in a heartbeat.

Disliked: No wifi in the dorms. Only on the main floor. Also, there was no breakfast served, but a pastry shop a few doors down that was opened early and had incredible food. It's called Sandholt. A must try.

97.1%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Yingyue Zhao

With friends / other travellers

Relaxation/spa
Sightseeing & culture
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

26 April 2013 Yingyue would recommend this property

Liked: It was central and convenient. The staff were very helpful with suggestions on places to visit, restaurants to eat at, things to do etc. We had a really good time in Reykjavik because we had such a solid base. The kitchen is small but well equipped.

Disliked: There were a few mix ups with the booking system but the staff did everything they can to work things out - very professional.