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Reykjavik Backpackers

163 reviews
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  • Excellent18%
  • Very good40%
  • Average27%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible5%
23 Oct 2017
“The best backpacking hostel in downtown Reykjavik”
31 May 2016
“Overpriced, above a noisy bar”
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Free Parking
Breakfast included
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Reviewed 21 October 2014

The hostel is very good located and the bar is really cool! The staff is very helpful but could still be friendlier. Our stay was okay but I am not sure I would recommed this location. The walls are very thin and we couldn't sleep...More

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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...More

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Response from Reykjavik B, Receptionist at Reykjavik BackpackersResponded 5 June 2015

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

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...More

2  Thank Lyn,Australia
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...More

1  Thank Kate M
Response from Reykjavik B, Receptionist at Reykjavik BackpackersResponded 9 June 2015

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...More

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.More

1  Thank Cdavis993
Response from Reykjavik B, Receptionist at Reykjavik BackpackersResponded 9 June 2015

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...More

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13 April 2015|
Response from Vilhjalmur101 |
Hi Sophie. I think you may be directing your question the wrong way. We have no family rooms. Only double rooms with shared bathroom and dormitories for either 4, 6 or 8 people.
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"Enjoy yourself"
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"2nd and 4th floors have wifi- third floor does not."
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"Rooms at the back are apparently quieter"
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"If you're on the top floor expect other guests in the kitchen and balcony until about midnight. Not..."
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