We got an absolutely great rate through Expedia. Great value.
It is essentially a hostel with mostly private rooms and some dorm rooms. We had an ensuite private room. It was a good size and well equipped. I never saw the communal washrooms and showers so can't comment on those.
Staff were wonderful and very helpful. It was very clean and quiet - didn't hear any traffic noise at all, even though we could see the road behind from our room. Breakfast was included and was very good - cheese, ham, toast, cereal, skyr, fruit etc etc etc. There is no elevator that I saw so anyone with mobility issues should beware.
The communal kitchen was great to have to cut down on the cost of eating in Iceland. It could have been cleaner, but that seems to be the way with most communal kitchens - different people have different cleanliness standards I guess. I loved the huge walk in fridge. We usually had the kitchen to ourselves when we cooking and eating.
Other guests pretty much kept to themselves. It seemed to be mostly couples staying there when we were there. It certainly isn't a party place, which is perfect for us.
The location is quite a ways from downtown. I was very glad that we decided to rent a car - I wouldn't have wanted to do that trek everyday. They do rent bikes, but by the time 2 people pay for that, it was actually cheaper for us to rent a car. Plus renting the car meant we could explore outside of Reykjavik at our leisure.
Will definitely consider staying here again when in Reykjavik.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Capital-Inn is ideally positioned for you to experience all that the vibrant city of Reykjavik has to offer. You are within easy walking distance to great restaurants and cafés and impressive shopping at the ,,Kringlan"shopping mall. The ,,Perlan" is just up the street from us, the city centre and the geothermal beach are also just minutes away.The Capital-Inn offers accommodation in spacious budget rooms with shared or private facilities. The guest-house also offers hostel beds on its ground floor with shared facilities. The guest-house offers guests in private rooms a complimentary breakfast, the guests staying in the hostel beds have usage of a large kitchen and a walk-in fridge. The guest-house offers bicycle rental, it also has a new pool table and a seating area where there is a small section with books for guests to borrow while they are staying here. Free Wi-Fi internet access is available in the whole building as well as free parking. Situated near the airport, in Reykjavik, this guesthouse is close to Reykjavik University, Hallgrimskirkja, and Perlan. Also nearby are Kringlan Shopping Mall and Kopavogur Art Museum.Hotel restaurant. In addition to a restaurant, The Capital-Inn features ski storage. Other amenities include complimentary wireless Internet access, laundry service. Premium satellite Televisions come with premium satellite channels. Guest rooms also feature complimentary wireless Internet access, desks, and clock radios. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- The Capital Hotel