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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Reviewed 11 October 2014

I actually took a group of college students here last year. It is a cool place, which has a bar that gets pretty crowded during the weekend. The rooms were comfortable, clean bathrooms, great location, and decent price. They could have used a few more staff, but it wasn't unmanageable. Overall, it was a good experience and I would go...

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Reykjavik B, Receptionist at Reykjavik Backpackers, responded to this review

Hi there and thank you for staying with us at the Reykjavik Backpackers! Thank you for your pleasant review. We hope to see you sometime again here at our hostel. - Reykjavík Backpackers team

Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed 27 September 2014

The hostel was comfortable enough and like any hostel, wear ear plugs and eye masks. Overall the staff were really helpful and very obliging. Unfortunately they were majorly understaffed and the staff who were on shift handled our many woes calmly and professionally, so full credit to the staff. We had door handles fall off, key cards that didn't work,...

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Reviewed 20 September 2014 via mobile

My boyfriend and I stayed here and were pretty pleased with our stay. It was our first time staying at a Hostel in general and the staff here made it that much better. Check-in is later in the day (2pm) so either you get into Reykjavik in the afternoon or walk around town all morning (like we did) to kill...

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Reykjavik B, Receptionist at Reykjavik Backpackers, responded to this review

Hi there and thank you for staying with us at the Reykjavik Backpackers! We are doing our best to improve the internet connection in the building but as you said it works best around the bar and reception area. Thank you very much for your kind review. We here at the Backpackers hostel hope to see you again sometime in...

Ormond Beach, Florida
Reviewed 8 September 2014

This was my first experience in a hostel and my first time in Iceland. Great location, attached to a fun bar (bring earplugs if you wish to have an early bedtime). The rooms were clean and the staff was extremely friendly.

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Reykjavik B, Receptionist at Reykjavik Backpackers, responded to this review

Hi there and thank you for staying with us at the Reykjavik Backpackers! Due to our location we got some noisy neighbours. If you don´t feel like joining the fun we now offer a free pair of ear plugs! Thank you very much for your kind review. We here at the Backpackers hostel hope to see you again sometime in...

Reviewed 3 September 2014

This hostel was exactly what my two friends and I needed. 1. clean room - its small but clean. Window faced the main street but didn't notice noise to be a problem at all. Bathroom was right across the hall and very clean. No one else seemed to use it but us. No wifi in the rooms but went downstairs...

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Reykjavik B, Receptionist at Reykjavik Backpackers, responded to this review

Hi there and thank you for staying with us at the Reykjavik Backpackers! Thank you very much for your kind review. We here at the Backpackers hostel hope to see you again sometime in the future! - Reykjavík Backpackers team

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 29 August 2014

If you are looking for a good hostel in the cold Reykjavik, this is the place where you must stay! warm environment, clean and tidy toilet, private shower with lots of room for your stuff. It's surrounded by shops and cool places where you can have food or drinks. I totally suggest it!

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Reykjavik B, Receptionist at Reykjavik Backpackers, responded to this review

Hi there and thank you for staying with us at the Reykjavik Backpackers! Thank you very much for your kind review. We here at the Backpackers hostel hope to see you again sometime in the future! - Reykjavík Backpackers team

Salt Lake City, Utah
Reviewed 25 August 2014

I had a great experience here and spent several nights here. The downstairs bar was a great meeting place, the facilities were overall clean. I stayed in a room with 6 bunks total. The hostel is on the Main Street so ear plugs are needed at night. The wifi was really inconsistent and there is no kitchen facility, but I...

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Reykjavik B, Receptionist at Reykjavik Backpackers, responded to this review

Hi there and thank you for staying with us! Thank you for your pleasant review and the tips you gave us. We are always looking for improvement! Now we have a kitchen and we hope to see you again so you can give us a review on that! - Reykjavík Backpackers team

Reviewed 23 August 2014 via mobile

I stayed there in a private room. Although the location is ideal, the private room was situated in the rear and was difficult to socialize with the rest of guests. Moreover there was no Wi-Fi connection and was difficult to stay in touch with family and friends. The room was not tidied up during all my stay. The staff was...

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Cambridgeshire, United Kingdom
Reviewed 11 August 2014

Though it was clean and the bar area was great in the evening for socialising easily, as it is popular with locals and the guests, the hostel itself lacked actually being a hostel. It gave you the bare minimum as the staff where allocated for bar work and providing for the guest. There was a lack of space separate to...

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Los Angeles, California
Reviewed 27 July 2014

Great bar downstairs and good location if you're looking to party. If not, it'll be noisy, kitchen was shockingly small and horribly under-equipped, bathrooms were decently clean, rooms were just ok. Stayed in a 4bed dorm room and wasn't much space for everyone's things.

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The hostel is located on Laugavegur, the main shopping street. We are affiliated with Iceland's longest running adventure company, Arctic Adventures, and our guests can choose from great offers on their tours. Our staff can provide expert information on what to do, see and experience during your stay and will gladly arrange some activities for our guests. With our unbeatable location and prices in a lively hostel we make it our priority to make your stay as pleasant as possible! See you in Iceland! ... more   less 

Additional Information about Reykjavik Backpackers

Address: Laugavegur 28, Reykjavik 101, Iceland
Region: Iceland > Capital Region > Reykjavik
Number of rooms: 29
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“Enjoy yourself”
Rocken100, 12 Feb 2016 | Read review
“2nd and 4th floors have wifi- third floor does not.”
KatieB925, 4 Jul 2015 | Read review
“Rooms at the back are apparently quieter”
philc905, 29 Jun 2015 | Read review
“If you're on the top floor expect other guests in the kitchen and balcony until about midnight. Not terrible, but good to keep in mind.”
flijten, 8 Jun 2015 | Read review
“4th floor has good wifi and the kitchen”
alexandraa48, 15 May 2015 | Read review
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