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Reykjavik Downtown Hostel

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Wimberley, Texas
Reviewed 7 July 2016

I have nothing but praise for the Reykjavik Downtown Hostel. The staff was so friendly and knowledgable and helped us plan our tours to see all the best Iceland has to offer. The room was clean and the beds comfortable. The breakfast was fresh and healthy with wonderful coffee. We will definitely return.

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Portland, Oregon
Reviewed 7 July 2016

This was my favorite hostel of the trip. It's clean, quiet and filled with friendly people. The room had nice, quaint decorations and a good setup for storage. The front desk staff managed to get me a make-up taxi within 5 minutes after I missed my tour bus. Truly amazing.

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Newport, North Carolina
Reviewed 6 July 2016 via mobile

My husband and I stayed in a double en suite for five nights during her stay in Reykjavík. The room was extremely spacious for a hostel the bathroom was large and clean with a great rainfall shower head. The front desk will was extremely helpful and answered any questions we had. The kitchen was a great place to store food...

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Reviewed 2 July 2016 via mobile

I came here with my friend and we stayed for three nights. We stayed in a ten bedroom dorm. There were lockers for our items and it was a shared bathroom. I can honestly say I would stay there again. We had strange arrival and departure times but the staff were really accommodating, allowing us to leave our stuff there...

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Dublin, Ireland
Reviewed 30 June 2016 via mobile

Excellent hostel. All the staff are very helpful and friendly. The hostel has a real family feel to it. Thomas was always around happy to help, and chat about Icelandic jumpers ☺ The rooms were very clean and comfy. One improvement needed is some type of handrails to hold on to when getting down from the top bunk. It was...

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Thomas B, Front Office Manager at Reykjavik Downtown Hostel, responded to this review

Dear Myra, Thank you for the review and the improvement note for the bunk beds. We are very happy that you enjoyed your stay with us! Thomas - Head of Reception. PS: And hope you bought one local Icelandic jumper! :)

Breckenridge, Colorado
Reviewed 27 June 2016 via mobile

I only stayed for a short layover visit. The staff was VERY friendly and helpful. The breakfast was sufficient, wi-fi was strong, and the coffee included a soy milk option. Room was clean, shower was huge with hot water for all. I would recommend.

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Orlando, Florida
Reviewed 27 June 2016

I have a confirmed booking private room July 16-22 2016 Please let me know. I have read good reviews of this Hostel and am looking forward to my stay in the next couple of weeks Thank you very much Takk Joseph Uy

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Thomas B, Front Office Manager at Reykjavik Downtown Hostel, responded to this review

Dear giordano, Thanks for the message. Please contact us directly at the reception to let you know about your possibilities of a transfer from the airport to us. We don't offer a free shuttle but we do work together with Airport Express and Flybus and we can arrange something for you. We will wait​ for your email. Best regards, Thomas...

Las Vegas, Nevada
Reviewed 25 June 2016

I had visited this hostel in December 2012 and had a wonderful experience. So I decided to visit again in January 2016. The staff is fantastic, very friendly and helpful , they will book any excursion you need, or rental cars, or dinner reservations , etc. The wi-fi works well, the rooms are clean, and the breakfast is fresh and...

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Thomas B, Front Office Manager at Reykjavik Downtown Hostel, responded to this review

Dear Claudia, It's so great to had you with us! Hope to see you for the​ third time in the future. :) All the best, Thomas - Head of Reception.

Seattle
Reviewed 24 June 2016

Northern Europe is expensive. I chose this hostel because I needed a place to rest, and didn't want to pay good money for a touristy hotel. The facility was clean, including the bathrooms. Breakfast was reasonable and available the four nights I was there. Well located next to the Old Harbor and the square, it wasn't a problem to find...

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Vancouver, Canada
Reviewed 12 June 2016

The hostel was clean, quite, and a great place to stay for short term if you're in Reykjavik! The bathrooms were well taken care of and breakfast was amazing. Close to bars and restaurants. Highly recommended!

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Dear Heidi, Thank you for your review and staying with us! Greetings from Iceland. Thomas - Head of Reception.

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Downtown Hostel, recently voted by guests as the Best HI Hostel worldwide 2015. A beautiful boutique HI Hostel, ECO certified**, modern, comfortable and welcoming. Located stone's throw from the old harbor and the city cultural center, in a quiet residential street. Facilities include a kitchen for guests, lounges and a Cafe. Laundry facilities and luggage storage on the site. Fast and free WI-FI across all areas. Free Computer access. Board games, children's corner. Movie nights. Hearty breakfast buffet with waffles and organic & vegan options. A wide selection of great rooms! Free linen is included in all rooms. Spacious shared/female only 10 bedded dorm rooms with en suite facilities and lockers (bring your own lock or buy one at the desk). Family rooms for up to 5 persons with en suite facilities and lockers. Comfortable twin/double rooms with shared or private facilities (towels included). No elevator in the building. Reception / Tour Desk / Cafe : open 24 hours a day. Our hostel staff knows the City inside out and are on hand to help with anything you need. All excursions, Car Rentals and Airport trips are bookable with free pickup / drop off. **Reykjavik Downtown Hostel is Eco Certified with the Nordic Swan. The certification is a trusted ecological label in the Nordic countries, which demonstrates a well-considered and thorough sustainability policy. ... more   less 

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Address: Vesturgata 17, Reykjavik 101, Iceland
Region: Iceland > Capital Region > Reykjavik
Price Range: €54 - €225 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:1 star — Reykjavik Downtown Hostel 1*
Number of rooms: 19
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