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Reykjavik City

Sundlaugavegur 34, Reykjavík, Iceland

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Overall Rating 88%

Reykjavík City Hostel is right in the heart of Laugardalur Park, next door to the national sport stadium and Iceland´s biggest Swimming Pool & Spa.


Reykjavík Hostel

Hostel Reykjavík

Hostelling International

Welcome to our hostel

Reykjavík City Hostel is right in the heart of Laugardalur Park, next door to the national sport stadium (perfect for sports groups) and Iceland´s biggest pool and spa – so remember to pack your swimming costume - no matter what time of year you visit because you really can swim in the open air all year round!

The City Hostel offers comfortable budget accommodation and excellent facilities, both indoors and outdoors. It is within 30 minute walking distance from the city centre – if you stroll along the scenic Reykjavík coastline - or it takes just 10 minutes by bike or bus.

This hostel in the green heart of the city is well-equipped to cater for all group types – especially those looking to enjoy the stunning scenery and still be within easy access of the sights and attractions. Within walking distance of the hostel is the Reykjavik Art Museum’s Ásmundarsafn sculpture collection, a family park and zoo which is open all year round and a stunning botanical garden.

Tour buses stop at the hostel to pick up guests, so there really is no excuse not to discover what Iceland has to offer. What about whale-watching? Don’t miss the iconic Imagine Peace Tower which was the concept of Yoko Ono and designed to symbolise world peace with a single bright light from a wishing well.

And if you are looking to broaden your education on all things Icelandic, you can book a group lecture on both the people and the language of this amazing Scandinavian country which is held at the hostel.

So whatever your reason for visiting Reykjavik, then why not make an enquiry at the City Hostel today?

Group facilities & services

Group facilities & services
  • Suitable for Special Occasions
  • Parking for coaches (on or near site)
  • Linen and towels
  • Packed Lunches
  • Rooms for leaders and drivers
  • Catering/meal service
  • Group Packages
  • Meeting room/communal area for group use
  • Group discounts to local attractions

Hostel Suitable For

  • Friends/Family
  • Interest Group
  • Other
  • School Group
  • Sports Group
  • University/College Group
  • Tour Operator



Leisure & Fitness

  • Common room
  • Games room
  • Garden
  • TV room
  • Table tennis / ping pong
  • Terrace / patio


  • Suitable for wheelchair users

Food & Drink

  • BBQ
  • Self-catering kitchen
  • Vending machine

Facilities - Internet Access

  • Computers - Free
  • Wifi - Free

Facilities - In-Hostel Services

  • Car Parking at Hostel - Free
  • Booking Centre for HI hostels worldwide
  • Conference Facilities
  • Cycle Rental
  • Cycle Storage
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Library / Book Swap
  • Lockers Available - In Room
  • Luggage Room - Available during hostel reception times
  • Smoking Area
  • Sports Equipment Storage - Skis
  • Travel / Tour Desk
Opening times

Opening times

Open all year

From 06:30 to 01:00
Open 24 hours

Get in touch

Get in touch

Tel. (+354) 553-8110

Fax. (+354) 588-9201

Main attractions

Main attractions

  • Laugardalslaug (Swimming pool) (At or next to the hostel)
  • Laugardalur park (At or next to the hostel)
  • Reykjavik coastline (Less than 500 m)

See the full list of attractions


Around the hostel

Around the hostel

Nearby attractions

  • Amusement / Theme park (Less than 500m)
  • Beach (3 to 5km)
  • Cinema (Less than 500m)
  • City Centre (3 to 5km)
  • Cycle trails (At or next to the hostel)
  • Golf course (5 to 10km)
  • Gym (At or next to the hostel)
  • Hiking / Walking trails (At or next to the hostel)
  • Local market (Less than 500m)
  • Mountainous Area (More than 10km)
  • Museums / Art Galleries (1 to 2km)
  • National / State Park (More than 10km)
  • Nightlife (3 to 5km)
  • Parks / Green Area (At or next to the hostel)
  • Restaurants (At or next to the hostel)
  • River / Harbour / Lake (1 to 2km)
  • Shopping area / Mall (2 to 3km)
  • Ski area (More than 10km)
  • Swimming pool (At or next to the hostel)
  • Supermarket / Food store (Less than 500m)
  • Theatre (3 to 5km)
  • UNESCO World Heritage Site (More than 10km)
  • Water park (At or next to the hostel)
  • Wooded Area (3 to 5km)
Getting to us

Getting to us

Keflavík: FlyBus/Airport Express drop offs to hostel. Reykjavík: Bus #15 - Hlemmur then bus #14 - Laugarásvegur.
Bus no. 14 to the city centre and bus centre station in approx. 10 mins.
Ample free parking at hostel for cars motorbikes and buses.

Sustainability initiatives


  • Low carbon activities
  • Public transportation is promoted
  • Environmental cleaning


  • Energy saving lights
  • Insulation and ventilation systems
  • Light/energy sensor control
  • Renewable energy
  • Energy efficiency appliances


  • Educational programs


  • Recycling areas
  • Composting
  • Fairtrade food served
  • Organic food served
  • Local and seasonal food


  • Water savers in showers
  • Water savers in taps
  • Water savers in toilet

Sustainability labels

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