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“No Free Wifi”
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Hotel Cabin
Ranked #45 of 52 Hotels in Reykjavik
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“No Free Wifi”
Reviewed 31 July 2014 via mobile

This hotel was mediocre but clean, with helpful staff and nicely situated in Reyjavik.

The absence of free wifi, when everywhere else we stayed in Iceland had wifi, was a shame. The beds were also nothing to write home about with rather uncomfortable pillows.

It was a decent stop off point and was an ok hotel but would not overly recommend it to anyone who expects free wifi - as I do.

Stayed July 2014
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 19 July 2014

This hotel caters for groups on the whole and has a constant stream of school,parties coming in and out. I had a twin room to myself and I'm not quite sure where my bag would have gone if I had been sharing as the rooms are small.
That said they are clean with fabulous en suite facilities.
Buffet style meals where there is plenty to choose from but it is best to try to avoid the time when the groups are in.
Bar area with a large tv, prices no more expensive than anywhere else and you,can pay for wifi if you wish. Staff attentive and helpful. Ample parking and only 10 minutes walk from the centre.
May not suit couples or people who are used to luxury and room space.

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled on business
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Klara S, Guest Relations Manager at Hotel Cabin, responded to this review, 21 July 2014
Dear SharonW

Thank you for your review and your stay in Cabin hotel.
Happy to hear you liked what we have to offer :)
We hope to see you again in Iceland :)

Regards Klara
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Coventry, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 14 July 2014

I stayed in this hotel on the 1st, 4th, and 5th nights of my stay in Iceland with my school. On my first stay, I stayed in a standard twin room, although it had little space. However it was much nicer than my second stay, which I stayed in a room of five. Space was completely limited, and the worst thing about the room was that there was no window. The bunk bed had a pancake thin mattress, which the slats were easily felt through. Also, the walls were painted a bright orange colour, supposedly to compensate for the lack of natural light, and one square had been left white when the room was being painted on one wall, supposedly to compensate for the lack of a window, which was a bit of a joke. In conclusion, the twin room was nice, with towels, duvets, and a window, but the only good thing about the room of five was the two bathrooms. Also, the lack of free wifi wasn't good. If you spend a bit more cash at this hotel it is worth it, however if you are a backpacker or a student who doesn't really care about the look of the room, go budget. Just don't expect a lot of space!

Stayed July 2014, travelled with friends
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Klara S, Public Relations Manager at Hotel Cabin, responded to this review, 17 July 2014
Dear Suzi 1998

Thank you for your stay and your review on Cabin hotel. We are glad to hear that you liked our standard rooms. I just wanted to tell you a little about the room of five. This is a „work in progress“ for us where we are in the process of designing these rooms. The furniture, the bunk beds, are not there to stay. We will also have a window to the corridor and a decoration on the walls will be on the square that was left white. Unfortunately this could not all be ready before this summer but it will all be ready during next winter. These rooms will then be the ideal family rooms where for example family of five can share a room instead of having to divide the family into two rooms.

We hope to see you again in Iceland again :)
Regards Geir and Klara
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Reviewed 14 July 2014 via mobile

A clean, comfortable and friendly hotel. It is very well placed both for the city (15 minutes walk to the centre and on several bus routes which stop right outside) and for driving out to places on the west and south coast, as well as the obligatory Golden Circle. There's even a petrol station opposite where you can fill up before returning the hire car. Good breakfast buffet sets you up well for the day.
If it's luxury you're after, then head into the city itself but for a good value base, this is the place.

Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
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Klara S, Guest Relations Manager at Hotel Cabin, responded to this review, 17 July 2014
Dear NickP

Thank you for your stay and for your kind review. We are very happy to hear that you liked what our hotel has to offer.

We hope to see you in Cabin again :)

Regards Klara
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Reviewed 11 July 2014

We were delayed returning home by an airline strike, and decided to give the Hotel Cabin a try (we'd been staying at an airbnb property.) We got the economy room, and it was perfectly fine; neat as a pin and had everything we needed for a night's stay. I like the location, because it is quiet and near the swimming complex at Laugardalslaug (which should not be missed), while still near the city center. It's just a block to the harbor walk, too, which is quite pleasant.

The included breakfast buffet was very good; lots of choices and all fresh. It was a bit of a zoo, though, in terms of the number of people, and because, I think, Icelandic food prices being sky high, people staying at a "budget" hotel will want to make a full meal out of breakfast!

One downside, no free wifi in the cheaper rooms.

The hotel staff were friendly and helpful. I would stay here again.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Klara S, Guest Relations Manager at Hotel Cabin, responded to this review, 17 July 2014
Dear CamelCase

Thank you so much for your stay and your kind comments we really appreciate them.

So happy you liked our breakfast buffet and the surroundings to our hotel. :)

Unfortunately we don´t have WiFi included in the budget price, at least not at the moment.

Best Regards Klara
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Reviewed 8 July 2014

We were booked into this hotel by a travel company at the start of our Icelandic holiday. Despite arriving at 4pm, the first room we were booked into had not been made up. We were then allocated another room on the same floor but when we entered that with the key card we found the room already occupied with the two occupants in the bed - most embarrasing for both parties!

The third room was OK but on a lower floor with not such a good view.

Fortunately, on our return from the tour, we were re-booked into a different hotel.

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  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Klara S, Guest Relations Manager at Hotel Cabin, responded to this review, 17 July 2014
Dear Chris

First of all I want to thank you for your comment and your stay here in Cabin.

Second of all I want to apologize for this unpleasant incident we will investigate this matter.

Sorry to hear this hope you had a great time in Iceland.

Regards Klara
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Reviewed 6 July 2014

We stayed in the deluxe room which was reasonably spacious, clean and comfortable. The hotel is about a 20 minute walk from the centre of Reykjavik. The breakfast is a buffet which was OK but nothing special.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Klara S, Guest Relations Manager at Hotel Cabin, responded to this review, 17 July 2014
Dear Charlie_Jane00

Thank you for your stay and review on Cabin hotel. We are happy to hear you liked the deluxe rooms. Indeed it is a 15-20 minutes walk down town it can be beautiful though in good weather especially a long the coast-side. It is also easy and cheap to take the bus to and from town very convenient for tired legs after a long day. :)

We hope to see you again in Iceland! :)

Best Regards Klara
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Property: Hotel Cabin
Address: Borgartun 32, Reykjavik 105, Iceland
Region: Iceland > Capital Region > Reykjavik > Laugardalur
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free Parking Restaurant Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #45 of 52 Hotels in Reykjavik
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
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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