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Hostel | Sundlaugavegur 34, Reykjavik, Iceland -

76.7% Overall Rating

34 out of 38 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (07/05/2014)

"Excellent value for money, the double room even had a private bathroom, although it was promoted differently here."

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Facilities

  • Credit cards accepted
  • Car Parking
  • Self-catering Facilities
  • No curfew
  • Secure lockers
  • Lounge area
  • Internet / Wi-Fi
  • 24 hour reception
  • 24 hour hot showers
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Washing machines
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Fax
  • Bicycle hire
  • BBQ area
  • Café
  • Common area / room
  • Communal kitchen
  • Internet access in public areas
  • Internet café
  • Outside area
  • Television room

Purchasable Extras

  • Airport Pickup USD 20.69
  • Breakfast USD 12.00
  • Linen USD 10.35
  • Towel USD 3.31

What's Included

  • Luggage Room

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. Linen + Towels are complimentary for all our double rooms. However, in our dorms you will need to bring own your sleeping bag or Linen, or you can rent from us for 1.250 ISK (paid once per stay). Towels are 400 ISK. Check-in is any time after 14:00. Check-out is at 10:00. The hostel is open 24 hours but if you are arriving after midnight is recommended to inform us.

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76.7%

Overall Rating

34 out of 38 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend 'Reykjavik City Hostel'

Atmosphere
71.2%
Location
58.4%
Facilities
80.8%
Cleanliness
88.8%
Staff
82.4%
Value
72.0%
Safety
83.2%
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77.1%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 80%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

22 July 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Friendly staff

Disliked: Far from city center

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

Joel Honegger

As a family with children

Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

21 June 2014 Joel would recommend this property

Liked: Nice sized kitchen for use

Disliked: A little too far from the city center

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

Customer review

Alone

City break
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

07 May 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Excellent value for money, the double room even had a private bathroom, although it was promoted differently here.

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

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

Customer review

Alone

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

22 April 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Eco ethos, really helpful reception, good facilities

Disliked: There were a lot of groups staying while I was and it was really, really loud at times.

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

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

07 March 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Nice facilities, great staff and a great focus on being an environmentally friendly hostel

Disliked: Real lack of powerpoints in the dorm rooms. I could only find two for a 6 bed dorm

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

sriharsha kuchimanchi

Alone

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

03 January 2014 sriharsha would recommend this property

Liked: The environment, the kitchen, the common place, the TV room, the restaurant.

Disliked: Nothing is bad, everything is awesome

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

Teagan O'keefe

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

27 November 2013 Teagan would recommend this property

Liked: Had envy thing

Disliked: Not much happening sociallly

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

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

24 September 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Everything was fine. The location is good if you are travelling by car: easy to park and not too far (30 minutes walking) from the city centre). Free wifi and kitchen.

Disliked: No lockers in the room.

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

Ibrahim Yucedag

Alone

City break

17 September 2013 Ibrahim would recommend this property

Liked: cleanness

Disliked: they do not even give you a pillow!!!!!

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

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Sightseeing & culture

29 August 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The hostel is safe and clean

Disliked: This hostel is not what it name suggests as it is not in the city. If you don't have a car it is a bad place to stay. 40 minutes walk from city and it is a 30 minute walk to the nearest shop. Bus cost $7 to go to city. There are cheer and closer hostels to city than this one. Beware of extra charges, SUMMER BED charge, what the hell is that 3 euros a night for.?

34.3%
Atmosphere - 20% Staff - 20% Facilities - 60% Safety - 20%
Location - 20% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 20%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

28 August 2013

Liked: The shower room is clean

Disliked: 1)Location is too far from town centre 2) staffs are not helpful. 3) the terms and price stated is for another booking company but the price appeared on hostelbookers website. This has some malicious intent to deceive. The lower prices appears is not the real price. 4) no security locker in room

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

Eric Barbier

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

06 August 2013 Eric would recommend this property

Liked: Clean, many large common areas, everything you need

Disliked: A bit away from the town center, but a huge hot swimming pool is next door

77.1%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 100% Facilities - 60% Safety - 100%
Location - 40% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 80%

Kaiwen Sun

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

16 July 2013 Kaiwen would recommend this property

Liked: I liked the clean state of the hostel and its quiet location.

Disliked: It is a ways away from the city center, free breakfast is not included, and there is limited common space to meet other travellers in.

62.9%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 40% Facilities - 60% Safety - 60%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 60%

Marije de Heus

With my spouse / partner

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

15 July 2013 Marije would recommend this property

Liked: We could check in late (1am or something like that)

Disliked: No lockers in the room, even though the information stated that there would be lockers.

68.6%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 40% Facilities - 80% Safety - 60%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 60%

Marije de Heus

With my spouse / partner

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

15 July 2013 Marije would recommend this property

Liked: Free parking next to the hostel, 24 hour reception

Disliked: They were very strict about the checkin time. We arrived at 1pm and they told us they could not check us in before 2pm. We waited for one hour in the car next to the hostel. They could at least have let us sit in the common areas.

71.4%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 100% Facilities - 60% Safety - 80%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 60%

Charlotte Clifford

With friends / other travellers

City break

25 June 2013 Charlotte would recommend this property

Liked: Very friendly and helpful staff. Clean. Nice kitchen.

Disliked: There is no bar. The 'common area' has just tables and chairs- no comfy sofas or anywhere to relax.

85.7%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 20% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Alina Kalinchenko

Alone

Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

15 June 2013 Alina would recommend this property

Liked: Very clean. Nice breakfast. Nice helpful girl at reception. A bit of "eco" style design.

Disliked: Location is very bed - it's far from center. Good choice only if you stay in Rekjavik as transit city, without visiting the rest of the city

100.0%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Timothy Dada

With my spouse / partner

Sightseeing & culture

10 June 2013 Timothy would recommend this property

Liked: Great place, above expectations.

Disliked: Timothy left no negative feedback.

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

Shannon Mills

With my spouse / partner

Sightseeing & culture

27 May 2013 Shannon would recommend this property

Liked: Staff was very friendly and helpful, friendliest we had during our various hostel stays in Iceland. Didn't feel like we were interrupting them with our questions.

Disliked: The washrooms were clean near the rooms but going to the showers in the basements not so much; always dirty and just wanted to wash and get out.

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

Laura Thomas

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

23 May 2013 Laura would recommend this property

Liked: Next door to an amazing geothermal pool! It was also nice they let guests rent hair dryers and then gave them the deposit back when the dryer was returned. Very convenient for women.

Disliked: A longer walk downtown than we anticipated.

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

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

12 April 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Staff very helpful, very clean and well organised

Disliked: About 40 mins walk from city centre

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

Customer review

Alone

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

21 February 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Quiet. V clean.

Disliked: Far from centre.

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

David Brown

Alone

Business / conference
City break
Partying / nightlife
Shopping
Sightseeing & culture
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

05 February 2013 David would recommend this property

Liked: Loved Thomas' common sense and help during my stay. Others were also helpful, but Thomas put in the extra effort effortlessly. He helped some with the luggage and a lot with moving into another room that was occupied to the extent that I couldn't walk into the place without tripping over others' stuff and which no place for me or my things.

Disliked: Iceland males not very relaxed - preoccupied with their lot in the universe??? Faces would break if they talked at all much less smiled. If no one wants to fucking talk to some sad sack local guy, then they will never know what is wrong for the guest. duh... I don't really need shiny happy faces, just someone who is receptive.

100.0%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

City break
Partying / nightlife
Relaxation/spa
Romantic getaway
Shopping
Sightseeing & culture

09 January 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: free wifi cool kitchen

Disliked: nothing

100.0%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

thomas jordan

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year

01 January 2013 thomas would recommend this property

Liked: Everything and everybody!!

Disliked: nothing to dislike