Backpackers has a great location and an incredibly friendly and accommodating staff. They have free lockers (with deposit), and nice amenities - all the bathrooms, showers, etc are private, and there is a kitchen and roof terrace. The daily rate is also decent.
The downside is that there aren't really places to socialize apart from the bar, and the bar tends to be filled with people who aren't staying in the hostel. And it closes at 1. So it's not really that easy to meet other backpackers, apart from chance encounters in the kitchen and common space near the terrace. My friends and I did end up meeting other people and spending time with them, but Backpackers does not have nearly as much of the community as I was hoping for.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The hostel is located on Laugavegur, the main shopping street. We are affiliated with Iceland's longest running adventure company, Arctic Adventures, and our guests can choose from great offers on their tours. Our staff can provide expert information on what to do, see and experience during your stay and will gladly arrange some activities for our guests. With our unbeatable location and prices in a lively hostel we make it our priority to make your stay as pleasant as possible! See you in Iceland! ... more less