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“Perfect ending to my 2 week stay”
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Hlemmur Square
Reviewed 1 September 2014

I stayed at the Hlemmur Square for 5 nights in their double room with a curved balcony facing the harbor. It was beautiful! The room was very posh and the perfect way to set up base for some separate day trips I had organized while still allowing me to be in walking distance to everything! I called the hotel directly and when the found out it was my 55th B day they gave me literally the best room in the house. The bed was so comfortable, the shower spacious and the towels soft. The provided soap, shampoo, lotion and other sundries that came in very handy! I had a flat screen TV with plenty of channels, wireless internet, a fridge, alarm clock, beautiful desk and even a fully stocked book shelf with some very nice reading material. I had a couch, chair and sitting area and just could not be happier.

The downstairs hosted the breakfast and restaurant area and in the evening live music! Bonus!!! The lobby is very big and is a great place to meet people as it opens up to the bar area which is clean and well stocked. The 2 and 3rd floor are hostels and the 4th and 5th floor are hotel rooms and suites. It was a great way to meet people from all over because the hostel was right there. This is also a place were locals come to enjoy happy hour so really you get the best of all worlds in one place!

The food is a bit pricey for breakfast, but there is a market directly across the street so you can pick up food daily there and enjoy in your room.

The staff was very nice, very accommodating and just a pleasure to meet.

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  • Stayed: March 2014, travelled solo
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Reviewed 29 August 2014

it was a really good stay at Hlemmur square.
the staff was friendly, the dorms were clean and the breakfast was good.
we were a lot in the dorm, so there are a few noises but it's still ok to sleep.


the location is also good, a few minutes by walk to the main part of the city centre.

  • Stayed: August 2014, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 28 August 2014

I booked a bed in a room with 14 beds. Super quiet in the room but outiside the hotel is just in front of de bus station... Bathroom ok, kitchen ok, restroom ok
Good place
The service is available all the time and there is a bar (very quiet)

  • Stayed: August 2014, travelled solo
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Reviewed 26 August 2014

Safe and friendly,
First experience in guesthouse and I enjoy the hospitality and big breakfest.
There is Wifi in the public area.The kitchen is good to use and bathroom is clean.
Airport bus transfert is possible in this hostel and you can book in there web site.

  • Stayed: August 2014, travelled solo
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Reviewed 24 August 2014

Really Sturdy Beds! Nice location. Transport to and from hostel is excellent and on time. There can be a back-up at check-in and at the desk in general when you need to ask q's or check out. More staff at the desk would help. Hostel is clean like you can't believe. I witnessed a staff member cleaning the kitchen and every possible corner and item was cleaned. Nice kitchen and fridge to store you groceries from across the street. Bar and breakfast looks good, but did not have time to try. Everything in town is walkable. Friendly staff for the most part. Bathrooms and showers are good. Soap dispenser was broken. The entire place is very functionable and well built with travelers in mind. cheers!

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  • Stayed: August 2014, travelled solo
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Reviewed 22 August 2014

Booked a room here same-day. Staff was pleasant and very helpful. They assisted in arranging a bus ride to the airport.
Rooms and bathrooms were thoughtfully designed with hooks/outlets/lights in all the right places.
Loved the Deco building and the minimalist decor.
Would definitely stay here again!

  • Stayed: August 2014, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 22 August 2014

Stayed 2+2 nights in August with a week in between. Stayed in large rooms 14 beds and smaller ones of 4 beds. Hostel is modern and very clean, with wifi access on all floors. There is a shared kitchen at each floor, but no much space in the fridge and few cooking gear. Breakfast was great for 1200kr, and there is a well a nice bar in the hall with live music at night. Reception people were great and helpfull. The downsides were: kitchen, which were crowded when I stayed. Room temperature was quite high in august, due to small windows, and door knock noise if you sleep close to doors, as doors close automatically and wall vibrate a little bit. I would recommend choosing a bed far from the door and close to the windows (street quite calm at night). But in general terms in a good hostel compared with other big hostels I stayed previously in Europe.

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  • Stayed: August 2014, travelled solo
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Additional Information about Hlemmur Square

Address: Laugavegur 105, Reykjavik 105, Iceland
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Region: Iceland > Capital Region > Reykjavik
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beverage Selection Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #8 of 110 Speciality Lodging in Reykjavik
Price Range: £43 - £277 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Hlemmur Square 3*
Number of rooms: 26
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Luxury Hotel and Social Hostel with cafe, bar, restaurant and tourist information office. ... more   less 
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