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Reykjavik Downtown

Vesturgata 17, Reykjavik, 101, Iceland

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Overall Rating 94%

Cosy, comfortable and Swan eco certified boutique hostel. Voted the Best HI Hostels worldwide 2015 according to our guests.

reykjavik-downtown

Reykjavik Hostel

Hostel Reykjavik

Hostelling International

Welcome to our hostel

Nestled in a beautifully renovated building in the Old Town of Reykjavik and within a moment’s walk of all the sights and the sounds of this bustling city, our Downtown Hostel is consistently one of the highest rated group’s hostels in the country.

It is within a two minute walk of the vibrant harbour area of the city where you can step onto the waiting boats and see if you have any luck in spotting a whale.

A perfect location for foodie groups, this hostel is quite literally in the heart of all things gastronomy. It can be expensive to eat in Iceland so it’s worth seeing menus before ordering. Or you can order a packed lunch from the hostel.

Reykjavik is a great destination for music and theatre groups with no end of concerts being held throughout the year. One of the biggest festivals the city hosts is Gay Pride in early August when the streets are filled with outrageous floats. And if you are visiting in September then don’t miss the Reykjavík International Film Festival.

With the Downtown hostel being in the heart of the action, it is a popular destination for groups, so make sure that you make an enquiry as early as you can. The friendly staff are waiting to welcome you!

Group facilities & services

Group facilities & services
  • Parking for coaches (on or near site)
  • Linen and towels
  • Packed Lunches
  • Rooms for leaders and drivers
  • Meeting room/communal area for group use

Hostel Suitable For

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

Facilities

Facilities

Leisure & Fitness

  • Common room

Accessibility

  • Not suitable for wheelchair users

Food & Drink

  • Self-catering kitchen

Facilities - Internet Access

  • Computers - Free
  • Wifi - Free

Facilities - In-Hostel Services

  • Car Parking at Hostel - At a cost
  • Car parking nearby - Less than 500 m
  • Booking Centre for HI hostels worldwide
  • Cycle Rental
  • Cycle Storage
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Library / Book Swap
  • Lockers Available - In Room
  • Luggage Room - Available during hostel reception times
  • Smoking Area
  • Travel / Tour Desk
Opening times

Opening times


Reception:
From 06:30 to 01:00
Check-in:

Get in touch

Get in touch

Tel. +354 553 8120

Main attractions

Main attractions

  • Reykjavik Harbour (At or next to the hostel)
  • Lækjartorg (Less than 500 m)
  • Harpa (Less than 500 m)

See the full list of attractions

Location

Location
Around the hostel

Around the hostel

Nearby attractions

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

Getting to us

Airport
Keflavík: FlyBus/Airport Express will drop you off at the hostel upon request. Reykjavík: Bus #15 to Hlemmur.
Bus
Local city buses - Stræto these reach some outer suburbs and Selfoss and Akranes. Schedules/routes - www.bus.is.
Car
Metered parking directly outside the hostel which is free after 18:00 and on Sundays. Otherwise free parking is available a short walk away.
Sports & activities

Sports & activities

  • Birdwatching
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Horse riding
  • Scuba / Snorkelling
  • Swimming
  • Walking / Hiking
  • Whale Watching

Sustainability initiatives

Air

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

Energy

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

People

  • Educational programs

Waste

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

Water

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

Sustainability labels

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