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“Clean and comfortable and a good location”
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Hotel Cabin
Ranked #47 of 54 Hotels in Reykjavik
Reviewed 7 February 2014

We stayed here as part of a college trip and I was pleasantly surprised. The hotel was clean and comfortable and within very easy reach of the town centre. All of the staff spoke perfect English and were very helpful. The bus stop was basically right outside the hotel, which took you into the town centre for 350 IKR one way. You can take either the 4 or the 5 and they come about every half an hour or so. The restaurant served a salad buffet, but we did not eat lunch or dinner here, only breakfast which was a continental style buffet which was good enough for us. You are two minutes walk from the shoreline, which gave one of the hotel residents a fantastic show of the northern lights at two o'clock one morning. We paid to do this as an excursion and saw very little. I would personally probably not do this again and spend the money on the golden circle tour instead. If you want a good base for exploring this beautiful area, without spending lots of money, I would highly recommend the Cabin.

  • Stayed: February 2014, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 6 February 2014

Having recently stayed at this hotel I was pleasantly surprised. I had a single room and it was very compact but very comfortable. The breakfast was lovely. Even when we had to be out of the hotel at 5am the hotel provided us with a breakfast at 4 in the morning. The centre is only 20 mins walk from the hotel. I would have no problem booking this hotel again

Stayed: February 2014
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Reviewed 6 February 2014

Stayed at Cabin a Hotel 4 nights 21st January. The rooms were very small and tiny shower rooms but we weren't in that much. Breakfast was traditional and buffet style, we didn't eat in the hotel otherwise. There was a mix up with reception booking a trip pick up for us and the tour operator and staff were apologetic. The female reception staff were very please ant and helpful whilst the men barely spoke or acknowledged customers.
It was clean throughout. A good 10-15 minutes walk into centre. It fitted the bill for us and we had a great trip.

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  • Stayed: January 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 5 February 2014

All the reception employees are not friendly or willing to help you. De ladies from the buffet are friendly and very pleasant people. The breakfast includes a variety of choice. It's great. We we're shocked about the size of the rooms! I mean, it's called 'cabin hotel' but the rooms are like cabins on a boat! (or even smaller) There's no room for your suitcase (under the bed) It's hot in the room. You can turn the heater off, but there's still a pipe going through the room that gives a lot of heat! We slept without blankets! (outside was -1 C) There is one other positive thing, there's a busstop almost in front of the hotel. But I won't do it again!

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  • Stayed: February 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 4 February 2014

Just returned from a 3 night stay at hotel cabin and honestly can say I haven't got a bad word to say about the stay! After reading reviews before I went I was a little worried about what size the room would be like. Well we arrived about lunchtime and booked in and went straight to our room which was on the 6th floor number 627, and were very pleasantly surprised at how spacious it actually was especially after seeing photos of other rooms. We had plenty of room to both walk around without having to squeeze past each other,had room to store our suitcase opposite the wardrobe. Ok the bathroom was small but the shower was very powerful. The room was warm and the bed was comfy and had good night sleep. We had a sea view and view of the garage. The staff were very friendly and helpful. If you are booking to see the northern lights I would recommend booking to go on your first night just in case the trip is cancelled or you don't actually see them because you can then book to go the following night for free. Getting into the town will take about 15-20 minute walk just turn left out of the hotel. The walk along the sea front has great views. If you don't want to walk then there is a bus you can get onto and the stop is just outside the hotel (bus number 12). If I go back to Iceland then I would definitely stop here again.

Stayed: February 2014, travelled with family
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Reviewed 3 February 2014 via mobile

Well !!!weve just returned from the cabin, when we arrived we nearly died at the size of our little room and wondered how on earth we were going to manage for a week,.
We ended up loving our little room, all cosy n warm,
The heating was plentiful.
Try the salad bar on an evening , it really was lovely. Breakfast was really good too.
Best part of my review goes to the staff, especially nini,,she was receptionist who helped me a great deal.
Do not be put off my reviews it really was good,,
PS. When walking to the town just go left all the way down when leaving hotel,

Stayed: January 2014, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 2 February 2014

We have just returned from a four night stay at the hotel Cabin. We were really not expecting much as we had the hotel booked for us through a third party travel agency, and some of the reviews I had read were not very complimentary. But when we arrived we were both surprised and very happy. Our room was a double deluxe, very clean and warm. It was a good size and the bed was super comfy - something that is very important if you are doing lots of sight seeing. Breakfast was great. More than adequate selection of food.

We did lots of organised sight seeing trips and the hotel staff were so helpful in confirming and managing our bookings. They really couldn't do enough. We had dinner twice at the hotel, nice hot food but don't expect posh fine dining. The menu is largely salad based but there was always a hot option and two lots of soup, as well as a soda machine, water and hot drinks. We paid 1850 ISK which was much cheaper than eating out. It was perfect for when we had done long long day trips and needed something quick and filling.

Would definitely recommend this hotel to anyone thinking of staying in Reykjavik!

Stayed: January 2014, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Hotel Cabin

Address: Borgartun 32, Reykjavik 105, Iceland
Region: Iceland > Capital Region > Reykjavik > Laugardalur
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free Parking Restaurant Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Best Value Hotel in Reykjavik
Price Range: £83 - £152 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Hotel Cabin 2*
Number of rooms: 252
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Hotel Cabin is a modern hotel designed for the modern traveler and equipped with all the facilities that a modern traveler needs. Our main policy has always been, to offer travelers visiting Reykjavík comfortable and economic accomodation right in the heart of the city. The standard rooms are the cheapest accommodation we have to offer and as the name implies they are very basic but comfortable. The Deluxe rooms are bigger and come with a bathtub with a shower and refrigerator. The Superior rooms are all on the hotel´s 7th floor and offer a magnificent view of the city or the ocean. They come with a free wireless internet, a refrigerator, a tea- and coffee maker and a hairdryer.The hotel is excellently located within a walking distance from the city center as well as the Laugardalur area.Laugardalur (Hot Spring Valley) is a centre for sports and recreation in the capital. In Laugardalur you will find the Botanical Gardens and the largest outdoor thermal pool in Reykajvík, Laugardalslaug. The facilities there include a water slide, hot tubs and a geothermal sauna. Also located in laugardalur are Laugardalsvöllur Sport Stadium and Laugar fitness spa. The popular family park and Zoo in Laugardalur is open all year round. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Hotel Cabin Reykjavík
Reykjavík Hotel Cabin
Hotel Cabin Iceland
Cabin Hotel Reykjavik
Cabin Hotel Iceland

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