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“Central Location, Helpful Staff, Clean Rooms”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Loft Hostel

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Loft Hostel
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“Central Location, Helpful Staff, Clean Rooms”
Reviewed 11 May 2014

We stayed here for 1 night in April. The staff was very helpful in explaining all the nearby attractions. They even went as far as calling the tour operators to clarify our doubts. The room was clean and well maintained. This hostel is brand new.. just 1 year old. I would highly recommend this hostel.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled with friends
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 May 2014

Loft hostel is very centrally located in downtown Reykjavik which is excellent! We stayed for 2 nights at the beginning of our 1 week holiday in Iceland. The communal area is very chic and comfy, with a really nice design feel. The bar is great, complete with a roof terrace, which all seems to be really popular among the locals as well as loft residents. Happy Hour (4-8pm) is definitely worth it but can get pretty crowded. The breakfast buffet was really nice, especially the organic coconut yoghurt!

Staff are all very friendly and helpful. The only complaint we had was that it was not possible to open any of the windows in our room (we had a private room facing the street) and it was extremely stuffy and warm in the room. We approached a staff member who said it was deliberately designed that way because of the noise from the street outside, so there was nothing we could do. I felt that the noise wouldn't have been a problem, it just would have been nice to get some fresh air in the room before sleeping etc. Ask for a room at the back (I think their windows open) to avoid this.

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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reykjavik
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Reviewed 27 April 2014 via mobile

This place is the bees knees! He staff are super helpful and friendly, the beds are very comfortable, the amenities are good and the atmosphere is great!
The breakfast is nice and the cafe/ hangout area is well designed.
I would live here if I could :)

Stayed April 2014, travelled solo
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Bend, Oregon
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 April 2014

Stayed for a few nights in February 2014. Centrally located in Reykjavik. Very modern and super clean. I stayed in a 6 person dorm room. Plenty of space for 6 people. The dorm rooms have their own bathrooms which is really nice. Staff was very helpful and accommodating.

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled solo
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Buffalo NY
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 April 2014

I loved this hostel! My boyfriend and I spent a week in Reykjavik, we stayed in a private double deluxe room. It was just like a hotel but at half the price. The hostel is very new and is extremely clean. I never saw a trash can anywhere go more than an hour before being changed. The bed was very comfortable and you get towels and linens included. The room had a few drawers for clothes and a little desk in the corner. The shower was a little small and the shower curtain would not stay put but it was a really great shower itself! We had a great view of the street below. Although, I would recommend ear plugs, especially if you're going to be there on a Friday or Saturday night. The club down the street plays really loud music until about 4am, and you can hear every word of the people on the street.

It is so centrally located, you can basically walk anywhere you want to go in the central part of the city. For the tours we booked we almost never paid for pickups. We just walked to the tour office/dock/etc. If you take the Iceland Excursions-Gray Line bus from the airport, just pay for the drop/off pick up at their bus station. It's a 3 minute walk to the hostel. You can even see the building when standing in the parking lot of the bus station.

The kitchen area is great and there is a grocery store right around the corner. We made our own breakfast and lunches most every day. There is also a lot of food left over on the free food shelves and we took advantage of that as well. Normally it kind of grosses me out to eat other people's leftovers but there was some food that was never even opened, still in the packaging. So that was great, and it helped us save money on the otherwise pricey dining scene in Iceland.

Happy hour is from 4-8 and a lot of times there are activities or live music going on. Overall I really loved this hostel. The staff was great and they were always willing to help with anything. (They especially liked to help my boyfriend play an April Fools prank on me, telling me they over booked and there were no rooms and we would have to sleep on the couches in the lounge) Our convertor broke while we were there and they let us borrow one for the whole week free of charge. They were great with helping us book tours and anything else we could have wanted. When we come back to Iceland we will definitely stay here again.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Paris, France
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55 reviews
29 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 April 2014

I stayed here for a night. I found it was very homey with its wooden decoration in the bar and the guestroom hall ways. The best think I love about this hostel was each room has its own huge size bathroom and very bright. (i stayed in 6 people dorm room). The receptionist was helpful. The room was equipped with modern facilities- personal lockers under beds, personal light, comfortable bed, pillow and duvet. And I appreciate its big-enough elevator for heavy luggage travellers.

The only thing I found not that convenient was that the kitchen was situated next to the bar so you have to pass through the receptionist and the bar/cafeteria to reach it.

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled solo
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surrey
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143 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 March 2014

Loft Hostel is a great little place right in the centre of Reykjavik. It has a combination of dorms and private rooms - ours was the latter and was perfectly comfortable, although the view wasn't great. The best thing about the Loft is the bar area - stylish decor, a 4-hour long happy hour(!) and regular events including games and bands. There's a kitchen so you can self-cater, but there are loads of restaurants and bars within the immediate area around the hostel.

Reykjavik is an expensive place, and the hostel isn't cheap, but it's certainly well located and the staff are helpful and will help you sort out your trips etc.

Room Tip: Ask for a room at the front if you want a good view, but these rooms could be noisier on the weekend...
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  • Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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Property: Loft Hostel
Address: Bankastraeti 7, Reykjavik 101, Iceland
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Region: Iceland > Capital Region > Reykjavik
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Shuttle Bus service Suites Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 100 Speciality Lodging in Reykjavik
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:2 star — Loft Hostel 2*
Number of rooms: 19
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Loft, recently voted by guests as the best HI hostel worldwide for 2014. Loft is located downtown Reykjavik, on city's main street, next door to all the major attractions and buzzing nightlife. Loft boasts one of the finest views in town with its large top floor balcony cafe overlooking the center - a great spot to people watch or catch a glimpse of the northern lights in winter. Loft Cafe & Bar offers top quality Cemex coffee, beer from local breweries as well as some homemade sweet and savory treats. The famous (often vegetarian/vegan) Coocoo's Soup is served Mon-Fri from lunch. Fast and free WiFi throughout all areas. Facilities include guest kitchen with BBQ terrace. Free luggage storage during stay. Free Computer access. Board Games. Book Exchange. Children's Corner. Selections of great rooms! All rooms have complementary linen. All rooms are en suite. All 4-8 bedded rooms have lockers for valuables (bring your own lock or buy at the reception). Spacious 6 - 8 bedded dormitories (mixed / female only). Private 4-5 bedded rooms. Deluxe Double or budget Twin/Double rooms. Loft is an ECO certified HI Hostel. Inspiring events every week: live music, DJ's, movie nights, markets, art collaborations and unmissable hostel events featuring the best local talents. Foosball tournaments. Reception / Tour Desk / Cafe & Bar is open 24 hours a day. We are there to help you out with anything; give you the local scoop on bars, restaurants, music-scene, the way out of town - and more. We arrange all excursions with complimentary pickup & drop off. Loft Team awaits you! ... more   less 
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