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Reviews of The Capital-Inn

Hostel | Sudurhlíd 35d, Reykjavik, Iceland -

73.5% Overall Rating

66 out of 83 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (31/03/2014)

Monika Pucko thinks…

"For a good experience, you have to book a private room. We had the cheep mixed one, which wasn't that fun. The breakfast looked delicious. But again, that was only included for the private…"

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Facilities

  • Credit cards accepted
  • Car Parking
  • Self-catering Facilities
  • No curfew
  • Currency Exchange
  • Secure lockers
  • Lounge area
  • Internet / Wi-Fi
  • 24 hour reception
  • Restaurant
  • Safety deposit
  • 24 hour hot showers
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Washing machines
  • Bicycle hire
  • Laundry service
  • Communal kitchen
  • Outside area
  • Television room

Purchasable Extras

  • Breakfast USD 13.81
  • Towel USD 6.91

What's Included

  • Linen

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73.5%

Overall Rating

66 out of 83 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend 'The Capital-Inn'

Atmosphere
72.0%
Location
52.0%
Facilities
76.0%
Cleanliness
72.0%
Staff
84.0%
Value
80.0%
Safety
78.4%
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74.3%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 80% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 80%

Monika Pucko

With my spouse / partner

Sightseeing & culture
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

31 March 2014 Monika would recommend this property

Liked: For a good experience, you have to book a private room. We had the cheep mixed one, which wasn't that fun. The breakfast looked delicious. But again, that was only included for the private rooms. Otherwise, the hostel looks really nice.

Disliked: DON'T BOOK THE LARGE MIXED ROOM! The bunk beds are stacked next to each other. If you have a backpack on you back, you can't even turn around. The beds were really shaky and old. Didn't have a safe feeling up there.

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

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

25 December 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: staff are very nice and helpful. Bathroom is clean and large.

Disliked: not enough space in kitchen and dinning room.

62.9%
Atmosphere - 40% Staff - 80% Facilities - 60% Safety - 40%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 80%

Customer review

Alone

Shopping

18 December 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: good price and location

Disliked: they had no lockers for valuable stuff

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

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

09 December 2013

Liked: No hidden fees. Easy check in and check out processes. Friendly staff. Very affordable.

Disliked: Smelly room.

94.3%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Antonio Parra

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
City break
Events / festivals
Partying / nightlife
Relaxation/spa
Sightseeing & culture
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities
Visiting friends or family

14 November 2013 Antonio would recommend this property

Liked: The best thing is the people. I met like 4 or 5 front desk guys and everyone was just so nice. They gave a little extra every time, just like all icelanders. Also, you can book tours and arrange pickups to the airport and suck with them.

Disliked: It's a bit far from the city center, and I had to walk and take the bus, it took like 20 minutes to get to town.

51.4%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 40% Facilities - 40% Safety - 60%
Location - 20% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 80%

Customer review

Alone

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

30 September 2013

Liked: The price a bit chesp.

Disliked: 1.The WiFi is unstable. 2.Not convenient to go anywhere or buy anything.

62.9%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 80% Facilities - 60% Safety - 60%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 40% Value - 80%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

29 September 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Very cheap (10 euro/dorm), free wifi, kitchen (not so clean though, but that's also the responsibility of fellow guests who should do their dishes and clean up after usage), Very big fridge with boxes where you can store your food. Handy place to start or end your trip and have rented a car: next to the road to the airport and free parking.

Disliked: Not the most atmospheric or best hostel I stayed at in Iceland but for 10 euro/night I can't complain.

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

Hannah Hill

Alone

Work / volunteering

29 September 2013 Hannah would recommend this property

Liked: This hostel was excellent. The food is great, the staff are extremely friendly, and the facilities on offer are in excellent condition. A warning about the reviews: While it is true that the hostel is out of the way, it is not impossible to reach the heart of Reykjavik with relative ease. There's a bus station just a short walk towards the Perlan building, and for 350kr. you can get into town on line 18, no problem. If you can't be bothered, there's a gas station with a subway five minutes away, for the hungry.

Disliked: Hannah left no negative feedback.

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

johnny maes

With my spouse / partner

Sightseeing & culture

27 September 2013 johnny would recommend this property

Liked: it was the cheapest place in Reykjavic, even in whole of Iceland

Disliked: we were promised beds in a 12 person bedroom, but there were 16 people sleeping in as many beds

65.7%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 80%
Location - 20% Cleanliness - 40% Value - 60%

Danielle Lemire

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

26 August 2013 Danielle would recommend this property

Liked: Friendly staff and a great place to meet other travellers staying at Capital Inn.

Disliked: Too far from the Center! Super inconvenient.

34.3%
Atmosphere - 40% Staff - 40% Facilities - 20% Safety - 60%
Location - 20% Cleanliness - 20% Value - 40%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

25 August 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: cheap

Disliked: location

62.9%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 80% Facilities - 60% Safety - 60%
Location - 40% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 60%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Beach / sunbathing
Partying / nightlife
Sightseeing & culture
Visiting friends or family

16 July 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: I stayed for 3 nights, 2 in a private room upstairs and 1 in a 4 person dorm downstairs. I think it is one of the better values in Reykjavik.

Disliked: The location is not great, the long walk to the bus stop made worse by what was a constant threat of rain during my time there. The "strong" coffee does not work. Have to go into town to wake up. And it is closer to a $15.00 cab ride to and from the bus station than it was the $8.00 that they claim.

88.6%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 100%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 100%

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year
Visiting friends or family
Work / volunteering

05 July 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: good value and nice guesthouse

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

60.0%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 80% Facilities - 60% Safety - 60%
Location - 40% Cleanliness - 40% Value - 80%

Customer review

Alone

Business / conference

09 March 2013

Liked: not expensive

Disliked: noisy and located next to a funeral parlor!

82.9%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 80%
Location - 20% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 100%

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year

03 September 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: cleanness, friendly staffs and nice kitchen.

Disliked: far from the center.

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

Anna Woollett

Alone

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

24 August 2012 Anna would recommend this property

Liked: It was very clean. It was peaceful and quiet and really near a Geothermal beach. The food on offer was delicious especially the salmon. The staff were always ready to give advice\ and were very helpful and hospitable. The beds were very comfortable. \There was a very clean and spacious kitchen which people could make their own food.

Disliked: The food that was on offer was quite expensive. It took me about 40 minutes to walk from the town and it waa quite far from any supermarkets.

88.6%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 40% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 80%

Elen Luik

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

21 August 2012 Elen would recommend this property

Liked: clean hostel

Disliked: far away from the city centre

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

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

20 August 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The staff was very helpful, rooms were neat and clean, kitchen was large and well-equiped, showers were nice and hot and while the location is not excellent, Reykjavik is small enough that it does not matter and there are interesting places in walking distance (Perlan, Thermal beach, etc.)

Disliked: Nothing.

57.1%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 60% Facilities - 60% Safety - 60%
Location - 40% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 60%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

13 August 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: To meet nice people

Disliked: the toilets were often under water

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

Customer review

Alone

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

02 August 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Everyone was very friendly and helpful, the kitchen is huge and well equipped and it's next to beautiful coastal walks and forest.

Disliked: No coffee maker if self-catering.

51.4%
Atmosphere - 40% Staff - 60% Facilities - 60% Safety - 60%
Location - 20% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 60%

Customer review

Alone

City break
Sightseeing & culture
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

30 July 2012

Liked: clean & big kitchen

Disliked: location (awkward place to get to without taxi) & little atmosphere

45.7%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 60% Facilities - 60% Safety - 40%
Location - 40% Cleanliness - 20% Value - 40%

Herbert Kaplan

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

14 July 2012

Liked: Not much

Disliked: Breakfast was way over priced

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

Dario Marchiori

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

14 February 2012 Dario would recommend this property

Liked: clean, friendly, comfortable, safe

Disliked: nothing

48.6%
Atmosphere - 40% Staff - 60% Facilities - 40% Safety - 40%
Location - 40% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 40%

Zoltan Kovacs

Alone

City break
Relaxation/spa
Sightseeing & culture

19 January 2012

Liked: Quiet.

Disliked: My balance was EUR 29.70 on arrival. I bought 1 towel (EUR 5), and 1 linen (EUR 5). I had to pay EUR 47. Not Really correct.

77.1%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 80%

Timothy Berardo

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
Relaxation/spa
Shopping
Sightseeing & culture

05 September 2011 Timothy would recommend this property

Liked: The staff was very friendly and helpful. Everything seemed to be in pretty good condition - not immaculate, but not dirty either. In general, I felt pretty safe, and for the amount that I paid, I think it was more than reasonable. I'd recommend staying here if you're really on a budget.

Disliked: The main dislike is that it's a bit out of the way. It's about a 20-30 minute walk to the city center, which for when I was there (late August), was not that bad - mild weather, safe neighborhood, etc. - but I can understand how it's not optimal. No lockers to store away valuables, but the room and premises felt safe anyway.