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Bankastraeti 7, Reykjavik 101 Iceland
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A note from Loft - HI Hostel & Bar
Updated 19/04/21


#9 of 186 Speciality lodging in Reykjavik
Travellers' Choice
GreenLeaders Gold level
The Eco-Certified Hostel, Bar and Venue that brings people together Loft has been voted by our guests as the Best HI Hostel and Best Hostel in Iceland. Location is perfect as local sites and all the great things that make this quirky city are at its doorsteps. The bus stop for airport transfers and excursions is just around the Vírnet. Loft is known by locals for its fabulous rooftop terrace, which holds an award as The best place to sip a brew on a sunny Reykjavik afternoon. Loft Happy Hour, from 16:00 – 20:00 offers a fine selection of local beer. Loft Event Calendar offers live music, bring´n´buy markets, karaoke nights, pub quizzes, and many more. Check the Facebook page out to see what is going on during your stay. At Loft, guests can choose from double, family rooms as well as dormitory options (female and mixed ones). All rooms have a private bathroom and bed linen is included. Facilities include a fully equipped self-catering kitchen, lockers for valuables, and free WIFI throughout. Loft is certified as a fully accessible building. Loft Hostel has conformed to the official Nordic Sustainability Eco-label – Swan. At LOFT, we carbon offset your stay.
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Property amenities
Electric vehicle charging station
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Bar / lounge
Evening entertainment
Board games / puzzles
Kids stay free
Highchairs available
Car hire
Paid public parking nearby
Coffee shop
Happy hour
Outdoor dining area
Wine / champagne
Rooftop bar
Taxi service
Rooftop terrace
24-hour security
BBQ facilities
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Shared kitchen
Shared lounge / TV area
Sun terrace
First aid kit
24-hour check-in
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Room features
Blackout curtains
Additional bathroom
Private bathrooms
Coffee / tea maker
Extra long beds
Walk-in shower
Electric kettle
Hair dryer
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Room types
City view
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
Good to know
City View
Languages Spoken
English, Spanish, German, Icelandic
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Ghassan I wrote a review Jun 2021
Fredericksburg, Virginia12 contributions9 helpful votes
Unbeatable location in the center of Reykjavik. I stayed in a 6-bed dorm but there was only one more guest in the room. The hostel has a rooftop bar that is great to meet other travellers or just enjoy the city view. The beds were comfortable and the room was very clean.
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Date of stay: June 2021
Room Tip: You can rent a towel for a small fee
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Jake L wrote a review Aug 2020
Boston, Massachusetts8 contributions26 helpful votes
Property's Favourite Review
We just went for the happy hour, not the hostel. Loved the prices and bartenders, they were super welcoming. The balcony is a great spot to chill out. They also offer blankets to keep warm on the balcony. Cute inside too.
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Date of stay: August 2020
4 Helpful votes
Response from Sigridur Olafsdottir, General Manager at Loft - HI Hostel & Bar
Responded 8 Feb 2021
So great to read your review. The balcony during winter is the place to sit under a blanket and watch the Northern Lights high above the City Center. Hope to welcome you back one day!
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GlobalMosaics wrote a review Feb 2020
19 contributions5 helpful votes
I can't say enough good things about this hostel! Awesome location near Bus Stop 3, helpful staff, clean rooms, great breakfast, and wonderful common area! So glad I stayed here! Thank you to all the wonderful staff for all your great advice and help!
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Travelled solo
1 Helpful vote
Response from Sigridur Olafsdottir, General Manager at Loft - HI Hostel & Bar
Responded 8 Feb 2021
Roshani, we very much appreciate your notes and praises! They warm, on times like this. We hope to welcome you again one day in the not so distant future. Kind regards from Reykjavik.
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harsh_811 wrote a review Nov 2019
Birmingham, United Kingdom13 contributions1 helpful vote
I stayed for two days. clean and spacious hostel. would recommend for someone looking for budget option. Hostel has rooftop bar and cafe. Location is in centre of town. Attractions are on waking distance from hostel.
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Date of stay: November 2019Trip type: Travelled solo
1 Helpful vote
Response from Sigridur Olafsdottir, General Manager at Loft - HI Hostel & Bar
Responded 8 Feb 2021
Harsh, Thank you for your comment. So glad you enjoyed your stay at Loft Hi Hostel. It is indeed very very central and in our opinon, probably the best option to stay :) Welcome back.
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Deeksha H wrote a review Nov 2019
Mumbai, India67 contributions11 helpful votes
We stayed at the Loft Hi hostel for 2 nights. The check in was smooth. The best thing about it the hostel is the location and the roof top bar ! Both these score 10/10 The rooms were good too. They offer breakfast and also a kitchen facility. Would stay again here and recommend to all friends and family
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Date of stay: August 2019Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Response from Sigridur Olafsdottir, General Manager at Loft - HI Hostel & Bar
Responded 8 Feb 2021
Thank you so much for your kind words and recommendation to friends and family. All the very best and welcome back.
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US$120 - US$196 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
IcelandCapital RegionReykjavikMiðborg
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Frequently Asked Questions about Loft - HI Hostel & Bar
Which popular attractions are close to Loft - HI Hostel & Bar?
Nearby attractions include Hidden People Iceland (0.5 km), Wake Up Reykjavik (0.4 km), and Mink Viking Portrait Studio (0.1 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Loft - HI Hostel & Bar?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a rooftop bar, free wifi, and a lounge.
Which room amenities are available at Loft - HI Hostel & Bar?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, an additional bathroom, and blackout curtains.
What food & drink options are available at Loft - HI Hostel & Bar?
Guests can enjoy a rooftop bar, a lounge, and barbeque facilities during their stay.
Is parking available at Loft - HI Hostel & Bar?
Yes, paid public parking nearby is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Loft - HI Hostel & Bar?
Conveniently located restaurants include 101 Reykjavik Street Food, Icelandic Street Food, and Fish&Co.
Is Loft - HI Hostel & Bar located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.1 km away from the centre of Reykjavik.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Loft - HI Hostel & Bar?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Spanish, German, and Icelandic.
Are there any historical sites close to Loft - HI Hostel & Bar?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Einar Jonsson Museum (Listasafn Einars Jonssonar) (0.6 km), The Settlement Exhibition (0.4 km), and Videy Island (4.3 km).
Does Loft - HI Hostel & Bar have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the city view available here.
Is Loft - HI Hostel & Bar accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access, reduced mobility rooms, and facilities for disabled guests. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.