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Reykjavik Downtown Hostel

Hostel | Vesturgata 17, Reykjavik, Iceland 101

91.1% Overall Rating

55 out of 55 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (19/03/2015)

Thu Hien Nguyen thinks…

"Clean, friendly and helpful staff, central location, "cheap" option for Reykjavik"

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  • Credit cards accepted
  • Car Parking
  • Self-catering Facilities
  • No curfew
  • Games room
  • Secure lockers
  • Lounge area
  • Internet / Wi-Fi
  • 24 hour reception
  • 24 hour hot showers
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Washing machines
  • Bicycle hire
  • Café
  • Communal kitchen

Purchasable Extras

  • Airport Pickup USD 17.71
  • Luggage Room USD 2.21
  • Breakfast USD 11.44

What's Included

  • Linen
  • Towel

Important Information

HI Membership is not required to stay at the hostel, but holders enjoy members benefits. The 1 year membership card can be purchased in our reception for 2000 ISK. Bed Linen are included in the advertised price. Towels are complimentary for all our double rooms. However, in our dorms you will need to bring your own towels or you can rent from us for a small fee. Check-in is any time after 14:00. Check-out is at 10:00. The reception is open 24 hours but if you are arriving after midnight is recommended to inform us.

Cancellation Policy

Customers can cancel their reservation free of charge up to 1 day before arrival (local time). Payments made to HostelBookers are non-refundable.

Check-In/Out Details

Earliest check-in: 14:00
Latest Check-out: 10:00

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Group of 15 or more traveling to Reykjavik?

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Offering comfortable and classy accommodation and excellent service at an affordable price, Reykjavík Downtown Hostel has established itself as one of the most highly recommended HI Hostels in the world. It is nestled a stones throw from the lively harbor area, in the heart of downtown Reykjavík, within minutes from most of Reykjavík’s attractions yet in a quiet residential street. It has been an Eco certified place to stay since 2010. Read more

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About Reykjavik Downtown Hostel

Facilities include free WiFi in all rooms and lounges, free computer access, a coffee bar with quality coffee and local treats, book exchange, and a fully equipped guest kitchen and lounge. Our mostly organic breakfast buffet is a good start to the day. Free concerts, movie nights and other events are hosted in the lobby on a regular basis.

The hostel team is happy to help you out with whatever you need, whether to give local advice on services, attractions and events or arrange your tours for free; car rentals with free pick up, bike rental and all local transport. Great specials and package deals available. We look forward to welcoming you.

Opening hours: The hostel is open 24 hours, all year around. Check in is any time after 14:00. Early Check In can be requested. Check out is before 10:00.
FREE luggage storage on arrival and departure. Long-term storage available.

Accommodation Information

The Hostel boasts spacious 4 and 10 bed dorms, all with lockers included, family rooms that accommodate up to 5 persons, and double rooms with shared or private facilities. Female only dorms and single rooms are available upon request.

In dormitories you have the choice of using your own sleeping bag or renting bed linen from us.
Please note: Prices shown are HI membership prices. Membership cards (2000isk per person - valid for 1 year all around the world) can be purchased upon arrival. One year international HI membership card can be purchased at the hostel for 2000 ISK. While purchasing a HI membership is recommended, it is not required: Non-members are required to pay a surcharge upon check-in.

Location Information

In the city center, above the old harbor. Within walking distance from most of the city’s services and attractions.