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Reviews of Bus Hostel Reykjavik

Hostel | Skogarhlid 10, Reykjavik, Iceland 105

92.2% Overall Rating

77 out of 79 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (13/03/2015)

"I really loved the piano and the look of the bar. The general atmosphere was great, easy going, friendly and relaxed."

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Facilities

  • Air Conditioning
  • Bar
  • Credit cards accepted
  • Car Parking
  • Self-catering Facilities
  • No curfew
  • Secure lockers
  • Lounge area
  • Internet / Wi-Fi
  • 24 hour reception
  • Safety deposit
  • 24 hour hot showers
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Bicycle hire
  • Late check-out
  • Reception (limited hours)
  • Bar(s)
  • BBQ area
  • Café
  • Common area / room
  • Communal kitchen
  • Internet access in public areas
  • Internet café
  • Outside area

Purchasable Extras

  • Linen USD 7.40
  • Towel USD 3.70

What's Included

  • Luggage Room

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92.2%

Overall Rating

77 out of 79 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend 'Bus Hostel Reykjavik'

Atmosphere
95.2%
Location
80.0%
Facilities
92.8%
Cleanliness
99.2%
Staff
92.0%
Value
90.4%
Safety
96.0%
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88.6%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 80% Facilities - 80% Safety - 100%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 80%

Customer review

Alone

Work / volunteering

13 March 2015 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: I really loved the piano and the look of the bar. The general atmosphere was great, easy going, friendly and relaxed.

Disliked: I didn't expect to pay extra for bedding, which bumped up the price quite bit. I also could have done with some better directions, as due to the rather complicated flyover, I got myself a little lost getting into town. It´s a bit more complicated than "just following the road to town!" but all the staff were very friendly, kind and helpful.

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

David Brici

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

10 March 2015 David would recommend this property

Liked: Very nice clean modern rooms, a killer common room. Great failities for cookig and showering and a good location for the bus depot. Maybe 15min walk to city centre but is less busy and quiet at night. Would highly recommend especially if you have a car as there is good parking :)

Disliked: Nothing major, just a little (but not too much) distance from center.

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

nicholas dawson

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
Relaxation/spa

09 March 2015 nicholas would recommend this property

Liked: kitchen good, bar pretty

Disliked: not 24 hour reception

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

Zahra Amalia Syarifah

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

07 March 2015 Zahra Amalia would recommend this property

Liked: Its atmosphere was great and the location is a good value for money.

Disliked: Nothing.

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

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

22 February 2015 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: I absolutely loved my stay at the Bus Hostel - when I checked in after a day-long road trip, mentally preparing for staying in the 10-bed-dorm I had booked, I learned that I had gotten a free upgrade to a(n empty!) 4-bed-dorm. Completely made my day!

Disliked: There were a few bigger travel groups (probably school classes on an excursion) that were sometimes pretty loud but that's not the hostels fault :)

100.0%
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Customer review

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

06 January 2015 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Very cosy, clean, nicely arranged place located in a walking distance to the city centre. Great, very helpful and friendly staff. Safe and clean. Love it will be back!!!

Disliked: There was nothing what I dislike

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

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

21 September 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The staff was incredible, really nice people working there =]]

Disliked: There isnt any staff in he hostel really early like 7 o clock, and sometimes we need them

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

03 September 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Clean, comfortable, great common area.

Disliked: Slightly further from the bus station than I realized when booking

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

Customer review

Alone

Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

29 August 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Staff great. Location fine ... Could walk to bus bsi station and into town. Really safe and secure. Very clean.

Disliked: Doors are very loud so noisy at times. No en suite facilities though showers were private, clean and always possible to find free one.

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

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

18 August 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Great stop over point, about a 20 minute walk to the centre.

Disliked: The staff is from everywhere but Iceland and not the most knowledgable on any of the highlights of Iceland. Although they were very nice!

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

Customer review

Alone

City break
Shopping
Sightseeing & culture

16 August 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Fantastic sitting room/bar, comfortable and quirkily furnished. Great storage, spacious rooms and good headroom on lower bunks

Disliked: Nothing

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

Customer review

Alone

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

07 August 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Nice rooms and bathroom facilities, cozy common room. Not too far from downtown, only about 15 minutes walking.

Disliked: You have to pay 1000 ISK extra for sheets/blankets.

The property's response is...

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

Tal Oppenheim

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

18 July 2014 Tal would recommend this property

Liked: A cosy atmosphere, very nice stuff workers, very clean, simple but nice bedrooms.

Disliked: A place to dry your equipment will be nice. Places like this which serves hikers should gave a place to dry your tent, clothes, etc.

The property's response is...

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

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

17 July 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: It was tucked away from downtown, you can rent bikes for free, and very close to the bus station which was convenient. It was really clean and well-kept

Disliked: The stove was not working a few times

The property's response is...

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

Customer review

Alone

Sports, adventure or outdoor activities
Visiting friends or family

11 July 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Clean rooms, friendly 24hr reception and a great common room. Well located for the domestic airport and bus station and still only a short walk from the city centre.

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

The property's response is...

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

Dan Jiang

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

04 July 2014 Dan would recommend this property

Liked: One of the best values in iceland. It's close to the bus terminal which makes coming and going to airport easier.

Disliked: I would've like an additional quite space for a common area.

The property's response is...

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

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

18 June 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The rooms are clean and bright and the beds are comfortable. Overall, a nice stay!

Disliked: The kitchen is somewhat cramped and the breakfast was unexciting.

The property's response is...

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

Fiona Chui

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

16 June 2014 Fiona would recommend this property

Liked: Clean beds, nice staff you can book excursions with, really cool common area!

Disliked: Kind of far from the city center, and only one outlet with a power bar in the big dorm.

The property's response is...

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

03 June 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Clean and convenient

Disliked: Charged extra for linens and bedding without making it very obvious; not too much going on at the hostel

The property's response is...

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

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year
Partying / nightlife

24 April 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Some of the best staff I've ever encountered.

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

The property's response is...

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Sightseeing & culture

01 April 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Toilets big and clean

Disliked: Be not too close to the city centre.

The property's response is...

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

Yi-Chin Hsieh

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
Relaxation/spa

15 February 2014 Yi-Chin would recommend this property

Liked: great and comfortable place to stay!

Disliked: Yi-Chin left no negative feedback.

The property's response is...

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

Stacey Andrews

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

29 December 2013 Stacey would recommend this property

Liked: Clean and felt safe

Disliked: Out of the way of the town and can be quite a walk just to get food in snow!

The property's response is...

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

Rita Vicinanza

Alone

Sightseeing & culture
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

29 December 2013 Rita would recommend this property

Liked: There are enough toilets per floor, a cosy lounge area to mingle with fellow travellers/spend some time chilling out in a welcoming atmosphere when it's too dangerous to go outside, and staff are very nice and helpful. There's no 24-hour reception but there's always somebody available in the premises outside working hours. The rooms are so well heated I actually regret having paid for bed linen (which, in itself, I find ridiculous) as whatever was originally provided would have been just fine.

Disliked: If you can adapt yourself then this hostel is actually quite nice. Max. 4 slices of bread (+ spreads) may not be enough as a breakfast but because it's free I guess it's still something... and yes, it's quite a walk to the town center (depending on how fast you are and on the everchanging, challenging weather) but if you want everything on your doorstep either you spend a little more money for a closer property or you stay home with all your comforts! The kitchen could be cleaner but it's also up to us travellers to make sure it's left in decent conditions.

The property's response is...

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

Julian Legrand

Alone

Events / festivals
Partying / nightlife
Relaxation/spa
Sightseeing & culture

23 November 2013 Julian would recommend this property

Liked: People and property were wonderful!

Disliked: It was a bit of a walk to the centre. Nothing crazy though.

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