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Reviews of Reykjavik Downtown Hostel Reykjavik

Hostel

Vesturgata 17, Reykjavik, Iceland

Atmosphere 88%

Cleanliness 94%

Facilities 90%

Location 92%

Safety 92%

Staff 94%

Value 90%

What's Included

  • Linen
  • Towel

Facilities

  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Lockers
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • 24 Hour Reception
  • 24 Hour Security
  • Adaptors
  • Airport Transfers
  • Bicycle Hire
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Board Games
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • Cafe
  • Card Phones
  • Ceiling fan
  • Common Room
  • DVDs
  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Games Room
  • Hair Dryers
  • Hair Dryers For Hire
  • Hot Showers
  • Housekeeping
  • Internet Access
  • Key Card Access
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Linen Included
  • Luggage Storage
  • Parking
  • Safe Deposit Box
  • Tea/Coffee Making Facilities
  • Telephone Fax Facilities
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels for hire
  • Vending Machines
  • Washing machine

Purchasable Extras

  • Airport Pickup 20.18USD
  • Breakfast 13.03USD
  • Luggage Room 2.52USD

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 3000 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.

Check-in / Check-out

Earliest check-in: 00:00

Latest Check-out: 10:00

Policies

  • Child Friendly
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • No Curfew
  • Non Smoking
  • Taxes Included

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Atmosphere 88%

Cleanliness 94%

Facilities 90%

Location 92%

Safety 92%

Staff 94%

Value 90%

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Anonymous
15 Nov 2015

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Sightseeing & culture

Liked: Nice staff, quiet and CLEAN. All dorms have ensuite.

Disliked: Nothing

Customer would recommend this property

94% Overall Rating
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94% Overall Rating

Anonymous
20 Aug 2015

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
City break, Events / festivals, Relaxation / spa, Sightseeing & culture

Liked: The hostel had a fabulous location in downtown Reykjavík -- just a few minutes' walk from major tourist spots! Clean rooms, super clean shower & toilets, good guest kitchen!

Disliked: There were only two things I wasn't super fond of: the 10 bed female dorm had just the one toilet in the same room as the shower, so if someone was showering, you were out of luck to use the toilet. There weren't that many public toilets, the only ones I knew of were the one near reception and the one in the guest kitchen. The only other thing I would say might need a little improvement was the pillows -- mine, along with many others' in my room, had lots of (soft) clumps inside, don't know if they were down or what, but I like a little bit of rigidity in a pillow to support my head when I sleep.

Customer would recommend this property

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100% Overall Rating

Anonymous
18 Aug 2015

Travel Type:
As a family with children

Trip Type:
Family Holiday

Liked: As an older couple with teen-age children the 4 person dorm room worked out very well for us as a family room.

Disliked: No dislikes.

Customer would recommend this property

91% Overall Rating
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91% Overall Rating

Anonymous
11 Aug 2015

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year

Liked: It's cleanliness. The rooms themselves were still quiet and private with everything which was required.

Disliked: At a stretch maybe a bigger food selection but that's really insignificant when I consider the helpfulness of the staff and the well appointed rooms.

Customer would recommend this property

80% Overall Rating
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80% Overall Rating

Anonymous
14 Mar 2015

Travel Type:
With my spouse / partner

Trip Type:
Sightseeing & culture

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

Disliked: Twin beds were provided and pushed together to act as a double

Customer would recommend this property

86% Overall Rating
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86% Overall Rating

Anonymous
03 Mar 2015

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
City break, Sightseeing & culture, Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

Liked: It was clean and quiet and not a long walk to the main street in Reykjavik.

Disliked: The kitchen was in a separate building which meant you had to go outside to access it. The hostel didn't have much atmosphere and it was hard to meet people outside of those in your dorm.

Customer would recommend this property

97% Overall Rating
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97% Overall Rating

Anonymous
24 Feb 2015

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
Sightseeing & culture

Liked: Clean good facilities

Disliked: No lift

Customer would recommend this property

97% Overall Rating
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97% Overall Rating

Anonymous
15 Feb 2015

Travel Type:
With my spouse / partner

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year, City break, Sightseeing & culture, Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

Liked: Clean, safe and an excellent location with the heart of city within a 10 minute walk.

Disliked: There were issues with some of the tours booked with the company (miscommunication between the hostel and the tour operators, in one case resulting in the bus for one tour not picking us up at all!)

Customer would recommend this property

100% Overall Rating
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100% Overall Rating

Anonymous
08 Jan 2015

Travel Type:
As a family with children

Trip Type:
City break, Family Holiday, Relaxation / spa, Sightseeing & culture, Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

Liked: The room is clean and tidy, feel comfortable the moment reached the hostel. Most importantly, the location is very strategic and as it located near the centre which only take 2-3mins walks, restaurants and shops are nearby so you won't have any trouble getting lost in the city.

Disliked: Nothing

Customer would recommend this property

94% Overall Rating
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94% Overall Rating

Anonymous
26 Jun 2014

Travel Type:
With my spouse / partner

Trip Type:
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

Liked: Central convenient

Disliked: Nothing

Customer would recommend this property

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