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“Simple hotel with good value meals” 3 of 5 bubbles
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Hotel Cabin
Ranked #46 of 53 Hotels in Reykjavik
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3 reviews
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“Simple hotel with good value meals”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2009

Stayed for 3 nights and room is small but clean and with TV. Easy to take the Bus 12 into the centre about 5 mins or walk along the seafront 25 mins. Close to a public open air heated pool /spa about 5 mins walk away and all excursions run from the hotel. City is quite expensive so sightseeing is better than shopping ! Blue Lagoon spa was a highlight of the trip. Wanted to see Northern Lights but weather not suitable, it has to be clear. Hotel has buffet lunch and dinner which were very good value and can be paid for on the spot.

  • Stayed November 2009, travelled solo
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2009

I'd recommend a deluxe room if you have luggage - we did and had a comfortable stay for very good value. I'm not sure what some people expect for breakfast when you pay 20 quid per night but cereals, toast & breads, cheese/meat/salad/eggs, juice, tea & coffee are more than sufficient for me. Staff were consistently helpful. My only complaint is that the wireless internet frequently droppped out, but that's pretty minor in the scheme of things. All tours pick you up, so being a little bit out of the centre doesn't really matter. The no 12 bus goes from out the front.

  • Stayed November 2009, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Coimbra, Portugal
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2009

Hotel Cabin was a great place to stay. I spent two nights there in August whilst in Reykjavik. The hotel has a nice feel to it - it is a bright, fresh and pleasant place to stay. It is a smart hotel, with perfectly acceptable rooms - they arent anything special (what are you looking for in a hotel?), but they are comfortable, a fair size and easily worth the price.

The location is alright - it is a fair walk from the city centre (about 15-30mins) but the scenery is breathtaking when you take a walk along the seafront, looking out at the ocean as well as the hills.

The breakfast is rather nice - its nothing amazing but there is quite a lot of variety and it certainly fills one up well for a busy time sightseeing.

  • Stayed August 2009, travelled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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London
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2009

We ended up staying at Hotel Cabin after getting 'upgraded' from another hotel due to overbooking. Cabin is a bit of a walk from the main down-town centre, sights and attractions of Reykjavik and therefore not ideally located for the casual, car-free, weekend visitor.

Overall Hotel Cabin is a perfectly functional but uninspiring place to stay. The main complaint I would have is that judging from what we got given the rooms are extremely small. Maybe that's where the 'Cabin' name comes from. Two small single beds with a 75cm gap between them and a tiny ensuite shower room.

If this was an 'upgrade' then I'd hate to think what the place we originally booked must have been like.

  • Stayed November 2009, travelled with friends
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2009

very clean and cozy hotel. We paied $45 per night and it is totally worthy.

  • Stayed October 2009, travelled as a couple
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2009

The hotel is a bit out of town. About 10Euro with a taxi. The hotel is ok, but the service in the reseption could been better. The worst thing about the hotel is the brekfast. It is very bad. We had it included in the price but we choose to eat outside after the first day!

  • Stayed October 2009, travelled with friends
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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London, United Kingdom
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56 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2009

The hotel itself was lovely with a reasonably spacious room and good bathroom facilities. It is out of the city centre but is about a 20 min walk away from the central area - can have a nice scenic walk along the bay. The tour companies come to the hotel for pick up - definitely a must! Breakfast was standard with tea/coffee/juice, generic cornflakes, toast, jams, cheese, ham, cucumber, tomatoes and sometimes some fruit! A reasonably priced hotel - had a very good stay here.

Stayed September 2009
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Additional Information about Hotel Cabin

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:
#3 Best Value Hotel 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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Also Known As:
Hotel Cabin Reykjavík
Reykjavík Hotel Cabin
Hotel Cabin Iceland
Cabin Hotel Reykjavik
Cabin Hotel Iceland

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