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“Bad breakfast, poor facilities” 1 of 5 bubbles
Review of Reykjavik Hostel Village

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Reykjavik Hostel Village
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“Bad breakfast, poor facilities”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2014 via mobile

This accommodation might not be what ure looking for. Catered to the mass, breakfast is juuust basic and taking place in a tent which is outside the facilities, adjacent to the main building. There are several buildings which provide accommodation, some like 400m away. We stayed in a private room, which was in another building. Very impersonal: you come into the building, with no common space, showers are taken in the common bathroom which ran out of toilet paper, is poorly maintained as well as poorly cleaned. Didnt get towels for the first night. After asking, the housekeeping lady made us go down to the cellar where laundry facilities are located to pick up our own towels. Kitchen facilities are out of order, free wifi is a pain as well at times.

Stayed August 2014, travelled with friends
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  • Location
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2014 via mobile

My aunt and I stayed here during our stay in Reykjavik. The hostel is in a fairly decent location, it is on the edge of the city centre - about a 20 minute walk to the harbor area, 15 minute walk to the centre of the city, and a 5minute walk to the church. The hostel does have free wifi however it only worked half the time we were there, the rooms were a good size, very plain, however they had a damp feeling to them. Our beds and clothes were always damp. The shared bathroom facilities were not clean. There was mold in the shower, and the bathroom did not seem like it was cleaned regularly. In addition, our room was only cleaned once during our 5 days there, and although they give you coffee and tea at the start they do not replenish it throughout your stay. The only upside to the hostel is the continental breakfast which was pretty good. There was a variety of options to choose from and you could get enough food to be full until lunch.

We would not stay here again.

Stayed August 2014
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2014 via mobile

Great place to base yourself. Excellent service incredibly helpful and friendly staff. Deana from the breakfast service was a warm and friendly person to help wake you up and ready for a day of adventuring. The staff made this place as special as my time spent here. Thanks to everyone!

Stayed August 2014, travelled solo
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HostelVillage, Manager at Reykjavik Hostel Village, responded to this review, 21 August 2014
Dear Tomas R,

Thank you for your review.
We really appreciate your feedback on your stay with us.

We hope to see you again,

Warm regards,
Silla
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2014

With friendly staff, clean rooms, a good breakfast and a central location this is a good choice for the budget conscious but (as with many hostels) with one loo to four multi-occupancy rooms be prepared to queue.

  • Stayed August 2014, travelled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2014

We stayed 5 nights and very happy with the service.
For the 2 of us we had a single room with shared bathroom facilities.
I am not the type that is usually comfortable with this style of accommodation however they were constantly cleaned and was very secure.

Breakfast was not included but was the highlight of our stay as it was excellent and also like to thank Deena (from new york) who was most accommodating and helpful - Thank you heaps!

Beds were a bit uncomfortable however we did come from 5 star accommodation prior!

Great stay and will return next time.

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2014 via mobile

We had quite a cheap deal for the two nights we stayed here, I have read some reviews that paid a lot more so maybe look around for the cheapest deal. When we arrived from the Airport, the reception area was fine and the staff were really pleasant. We were given our key and did not realize that our room was a good five minute walk up the main road, to a building that looked like a tired semi-detached house. However, the room itself was nice, with clean sheets and pillows and cosy enough. It was decorated in a modern style and was perfect for us as we had very busy days and nights in Iceland to make the most of our time there so it was only to sleep in. The bathroom we shared with a few other rooms but I never seen anyone else throughout our stay so it was quiet. We are a couple and the area felt very safe to walk back the town at night (it wasn't getting dark until about midnight anyway). It's about a 10/15 minute walk to town which was nice. Overall, for the price and cleanliness it was good, and you can't really expect more.

Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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HostelVillage, Manager at Reykjavik Hostel Village, responded to this review, 21 August 2014
Dear,
Thank you for your review.
We really appreciate your feedback on your stay with us.

We hope to see you again,

Warm regards,
Silla
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2014

I stayed in a total of 3 hostels while in Reykjavik, and this was my least favorite. In terms of amenities, it was exactly the same as the others--they'll book tours for you for free, linen and breakfast are available at an extra cost, and the staff were friendly. The location wasn't great (not a huge deal, since Reykjavik is small and very walkable, but there are plenty of other hostels at comparable prices much closer to the city center), but overall it felt more like an apartment than a hostel. The atmosphere was depressing and lonely, with no real common area to meet other travelers, and many of the dorms are in separate buildings spanning two different streets, so typically you'll have to walk a block to your room after you check in. It was cheap, but besides that, I wouldn't recommend Hostel Village to others.

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled solo
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Additional Information about Reykjavik Hostel Village

Property: Reykjavik Hostel Village
Address: Flokagata 1, Reykjavik 105, Iceland (Formerly Hotel Floki Guesthouse)
Region: Iceland > Capital Region > Reykjavik
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #36 of 98 Speciality Lodging in Reykjavik
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:2 star — Reykjavik Hostel Village 2*
Number of rooms: 73
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Reykjavik Hostel Village is a family owned hostel in Downtown Reykjavik. It consists of 5 former residential houses and therefore contains a lot of Icelandic cultural aspects. All of the houses have a big garden that is ideal for BBQs and outdoor recreation. Play Areas for kids are in two of the gardens and a green public park can be found in the next street. Reykjavik Hostel Village is ideal for single travelers and pairs, but perfect for families and groups as it offers Triple and Quadruple Rooms. Other accommodation option are Single, Double, Twin and Dormitory Rooms, and Apartment. Breakfast Buffet is served every morning. WIFI access is free as well as parking. Bathroom facilities are shared except for in the apartments, which features a private fully equipped kitchen and a large balcony. All rooms include tea/coffee facilities, a fridge and a working desk, and some do have balcony as well. The Tour Desk is at the Reception where guest can obtain tourist information, arrange car rental, tour excursions, airport shuttle, dining reservation, etc. The Reception is open 24 hours every day of the week. Reykjavik Hostel Village is situated only 100 meters (5 min walk) from Reykjavik's main shopping street (Laugarvegur) and 300 meters away from Hallgrismkirkja Church. Opposite of the road is Sundhollin, which offers an indoor swimming pool, steam baths and typical Icelandic outdoor hot tubs. Restaurants and Supermarkets can be found in the same street and close by. BSI main bus terminal is in a 15 min walking distance and the Domestic Airport only 5 min driving distance. The Airport Shuttles take you straight to Reykjavik Hostel Village from the International Airport. ... more   less 
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