If you've looked into it at all, you already know that Iceland is INCREDIBLY expensive. Nonetheless, the country is absolutely magical in that around every corner there is something amazing to be seen or experienced. It really is a must-see country in my opinion. It was because of this breathtaking beauty that my husband and I decided to take a road-trip around Iceland and our first stop was Reykjavik. In order to keep our costs down we decided to hostel it where possible and the HI Downtown Hostel was our first stop.
We had one of the double rooms with private bathroom and it was great. It was impeccably clean and was a great first stop for us on our epic adventure around the country. They offer a decent breakfast spread for additional money, and will let you store your luggage at the front desk while you await check-in if needed. The staff also are willing to talk to you about options in the area for food or entertainment. I would recommend either securing your HI membership beforehand (can take a bit of time so be mindful of that) or purchasing it on-site--it saved us quite a bit of money in the long run around the country.
Moreover, they were incredible in helping me track down a very important item that I had left in the room and would have been devastated if they had not found it. I will forever be grateful!
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Reykjavik Downtown Hotel