We were looking for nice hotel close to downtown Reykjavik shops and restaurants. Originally our travel agent recommended 2 other hotels - one a chain and another well-rated. I didn't like the location of either as both were about 15-20 minute walk to "stuff". I loved that I could walk right out the door of Hlemmur and have shops and restaurants at my fingertips. In my opinion, it was the perfect location and the price was more reasonable than the other hotels we looked at. We stayed on the 5th floor with a huge balcony overlooking a residential neighborhood and the ocean (opposite side from city). Views were beautiful and my husband was thrilled as he loves balconies. Half of our room was glass since we were in a corner room. The furnishings were very hip/contemporary - fun chandelier and seating area, super comfy bed with duvet and large bathroom with awesome rainhead shower. The Hlemmur has only been open for about a year, so everything was nice and new. The hotel/hostel delivered the concept/vibe it set out to on it's website - " ...youthful and vibrant atmosphere of the communal spaces. The lobby, restaurant and playroom for both children and adults are all designed for socializing in relaxed style. Live music in the lobby adds to the festive feel of the property." We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and found the front desk staff and bar staff extremely friendly and helpful. The guests staying in the hostel said it was the nicest hostel they'd ever seen, with common lounges and cooking areas. Everyone seemed very happy there.
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- Luxury Hotel and Social Hostel with cafe, bar, restaurant and tourist information office. ... more less
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