Reykjavik City Hostel

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Average rate: $18 - Hotel class: 1 star
Sundlaugavegur 34, Reykjavik, Iceland
553 8110

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Reykjavik City Hostel Reviews

seangee seangee
122 reviews
Good Place Jun 17, 2012
I booked a room here at the airport tourist desk for an 11hr layover. I didn't want to stay at the airport and figured I could check out the nightlife and scenery. It's a standard hostel- clean, a bit weird, and serves its purpose. My four bed dorm had a couple of old dudes in it that got mad when I arrived at 1am. I used the shower and left my bag there and that was it. I hit the streets and wandered around all night in the sun. That was weird. They will charge you extra money if your not an HI member, they charge for a towel, and to use the Internet. They do have free wifi. You can also camp out back which 

May be cool. It's about a 20-30 minute walk to the action, so not bad. The room was also very dark despite the light. Not a bad place but I'm sure there are better. 
view on the walk downtown
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cynthiasmiller cynthias…
61 reviews
Money-saving alternative to downtown Jun 25, 2011
This hostel has everything you need: a kitchen, a campground, a common room with TV and board games, internet, bookswap, filling breakfast, free storage, and a super-friendly staff. If you don't mind the exercise, it's a half-hour walk into downtown, and if you're too tired, there's a bus stop right across the street that will take you there. And when you've had a long day of sightseeing and you want to rest your tired legs, head next door to the gym where you can soak in hotpots, swim in the pool, or have a spa treatment. The hostel is nearby a couple restaurants, a hot-dog stand, and a convenience store. It's also very quiet, so you won't have noisy pubcrawlers keeping you awake. The hostel can help you organize excursions, including the Golden Circle tour and the Blue Lagoon. The only downside to this place is the distance from downtown, but the pools and hotpots next door make it worth it.
nybe nybe
1 reviews
"A" o.k.! (June 2005) Aug 12, 2008
Me and my boyfriend landed in Keflavik and came strait to the hostel. We booked a shared room with 6 beds and this was a bad move. The girl across from me was deathly ill and hacked up phlegm all night long. The other 2 girls staying in the room ran in and out of the room until 4 am giggling drunk - slamming the door each time they came in and out. The side of the hostel we were on was busy all night and (as the counter attendant informed me) is rented often to the local kids for party time on weekends. We soon moved to the private area on the other side of the hostel, in a 3 bed private room, payed a bit more, but it was clean, comfortable and quiet. The bathrooms are fine, took a while to get used to brushing my teeth with sulpher water, but other than that, the people were friendly and the breakfast nice and varied.

As the guy below mentioned, it is a bit far from anything to see in Reykjavik, but after staying around in a few different hostels, it was worth coming back to.
hunter hunter
1 reviews
Sep 11, 2006
very clean, well kept and fun place to stay, the breakfast wasnt very good but the staff are very friendly and helpful, gunther at the reception is the cutest ever.. but *BEWARE* of all the hot guys!!! i met a very nice boy...... you can share costs with someone in the hosteland hire a car and drive somewhere, instead of staying in reykjavikall the time.anyway, everything in iceland is a million dollars, i bought a small no brand carton of orange juice for $7.00!!

the fish market is a fun place to go to and for the icelandic music fans (bjork, sigur ros, mum, etc) there is the smekkleysa shop underneath bonus supermarket on laugavegur, which has old costumes and the entire collection of *expensive* music (i bought a sigur ros cd for $70.00!!)
dieforu says:
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Posted on: Feb 09, 2008
stevenguyen says:
haha nice review!
Posted on: Sep 11, 2006
Traveling_Brian Travelin…
32 reviews
Sep 09, 2005
The Hosteling International (HI) Reykjavik City hostel is a good hostel. I felt it was clean, comfortable, and as affordable as accomodations get in Reykjavik. As always, the great thing about staying in a hostel is being able to meet other travelers.

The hostel sports plenty of room to camp. So if you are a true budget traveler and you have a tent and sleeping pad you can save some money by camping outside on the lawn. The upside is that you can still use the hostels facilities to shower and evacuate.

The rooms are secure, and like most HI hostels, its feels safe. But I wouldn't leave me stuff laying around.

The hostel is typically busy, so its best to reserve your room in advance. This is also a true youth hostel, so you'll probably be sharing the hostel with younger children (depending on the time of year).

The kitchen facilities are quite small considering the large size of the hostel. You'll find everything you need, but it can get busy.

The hostel is a block away from a very large swimming facility. Icelanders are big on their pools (must have something to do with living on an island and being surrounded by water you can't swim in). This is one of the largest facilities I've ever been too. They have indoor pools, outdoor pools, and plenty of hot pools (perfect after a long day).

The hostel is a bit removed from Reykjavik's hot spots. That's why I can't give it an exceptional rating. It is a long walk from most things. I'd recommend considering the Reykjavik city pass. It will get you into the pools, select museums, and will get you free rides on the bus (a must from this hostel).

Reykjavik City Hostel Amenities

  • High-speed Internet
  • Parking
  • Swimming pool
  • Disabled Access
  • Tour Desk
  • Bar / Lounge
  • 24 Hour Reception
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Conference Room(s)
  • Currency Exchange
  • TV
  • Bicycle Rental
  • Excursions
  • Garden
  • Horse Riding
  • Playground
  • Facsimile
  • Wheel Chair Access
  • Internet Connection (wireless)
  • Shared Bathroom
  • Coffee Shop/Cafeteria
  • Luggage Storage
  • Family Room
  • Self Laundry
  • Free Parking

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