With age one begins a bit more hesitant to staying in party-going hostels or run the risk of a loud snorer in the dorm, however after seeing the prices of hotels in Reykjavik we decided to stay in a private room (+ bathroom) in a hostel instead. We really enjoyed our stay!
The rooms was very spacious with a desk and two chairs and good heating plus the bathroom was also very large and clean. Great if you're a couple on a budget. The room was also very quiet (we stayed on the ground floor)
The kitchen was well-equipped and organised! The staff were EXCELLENT. Very friendly and helpful.
A small note: While we really enjoyed our stay here, as a couple, I'm not sure if this hostel is a good place for solo travellers (I could be wrong..). The reason I say this is because there was no cosy communal area with a TV area or relaxing area to unwind. Yes, there is the seating area which is part of the lobby (which is good!) but I don't know how conductive the arrangement is to meeting new people. Not a biggie though - I imagine most of the time is spent outside of the hostel!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Downtown Hostel, 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 fully equipped 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. Hearty breakfast buffet with 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