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Featured Hostels in Reykjavik

Kex Hostel Reykjavík
2 out of 5
28 Skúlagata, Reykjavik
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The price is $25 per night from Dec 8 to Dec 9

Located in Downtown, this hostel is within a 10-minute walk of Laugavegur and Hallgrimskirkja. Reykjavik City Hall and Reykjavik Harbour are also within 1 mi ...

4.2/5Very Good! (135 reviews)

"The place was amazing, quirky, well located and super friendly! They were also very much on the ball and safe with travelling at this time! I really enjoyed my stay there!!"…"

Reviewed on Aug 24, 2020

Kex Hostel Reykjavík
Pávi Apartments
1 out of 5
Brautarholti 4, Reykjavik
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Located in Hlíðar, this hostel is within a 15-minute walk of Laugavegur and Hallgrimskirkja. Perlan and Laugardalslaug Geothermal Pool are also within 1 mi (2 ...

2.7/5 (262 reviews)

"Horrible! Bad manager!"…"

Reviewed on Jan 5, 2020

Pávi Apartments
Vibrant Iceland Hostel
1.5 out of 5
Kaplahraun 9b, Hafnarfjordur
The price is $31 per night from Dec 21 to Dec 22

Situated near the airport, this hostel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Ishestar Riding Tours, Hellisgerdi Park, and Hafnarfjordur Free Church. Elf Garden and Hafnarborg ...

4.4/5Wonderful! (117 reviews)

"Excellent place. Good atmosphere. Good location. Friendly staff. Clean room."…"

Reviewed on Dec 26, 2019

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Loft HI Hostel
2 out of 5
Bankastræti 7, Reykjavik
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Located in Downtown, this hostel is within a 10-minute walk of Harpa and Hallgrimskirkja. Sundhollin and Perlan are also within 2 mi (3 km).

4.5/5Wonderful! (337 reviews)

"Really nice place to stay! Great location in dowtown Reykjavik. Perfect atmosphere and awesome staff!"…"

Reviewed on Mar 10, 2020

Loft HI Hostel
Refurinn Reykjavik Guesthouse
2 out of 5
26 Ægisgata, Reykjavik
The price is $49 per night from Dec 7 to Dec 8

Located in Vesturbær, this hostel is within a 10-minute walk of Landakotskirkja, Reykjavik Harbour, and Reykjavik City Hall. Laugavegur and National Museum of ...

4/5Very Good! (5 reviews)

"I liked that the check in process was very quick and easy. Instructions for check in were very clear. The washroom and room were clean. Our stay was quiet and safe."…"

Reviewed on Feb 19, 2020

Refurinn Reykjavik Guesthouse
Bus Hostel Reykjavik
2 out of 5
Skogarhlid 10, Reykjavik
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Located in Hlíðar, this hostel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Perlan, Laugavegur, and Hallgrimskirkja. Reykjavik University and National Museum of Iceland are also ...

4/5Very Good! (196 reviews)

"Other guests made our staff horrible though the staff were lovely. The beds were comfy but the bathrooms were a joke; I don’t know how often they were cleaned but I had other people’s head hair stuck to my feet every time I went in there."…"

Reviewed on Feb 14, 2020

Bus Hostel Reykjavik
Lækur Hostel
2 out of 5
Laugarnesvegi 74a, Reykjavik
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Located in Laugardalur, this hostel is within a 10-minute walk of Laugardalslaug Geothermal Pool and Sigurjon Olafsson Museum. Laugavegur and Harpa are also ...

4.6/5Exceptional! (23 reviews)
Everything is perfect!

"The room and bed were clean and comfy, the staff was helpful and gave us advice for the tour. The only thing that could be concerned is that it is not located near downtown. Fortunately, there is a bus stop just cross the road and it took only 5mins to downtown. It is a great experience to stay near ..."…"

Reviewed on Mar 1, 2020

Lækur Hostel
Start Hostel
2 out of 5
Lindarbraut, Southern Peninsula, Reykjanesbær
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $109 per night from Dec 7 to Dec 8

Situated near the airport, this hostel is within 3 mi (5 km) of Reykjanes UNESCO Global Geopark, Stekkjarkot, and The Icelandic Museum of Rock 'n' Roll. Viking ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (213 reviews)

"Very good welcome attentions and indicahions, good breakfast."…"

Reviewed on Sep 16, 2019

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Reykjavík City HI Hostel
2 out of 5
Sundlaugavegur 34, Reykjavik
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Located in Laugardalur, this hostel is within a 10-minute walk of Laugardalsvollur and Laugardalslaug Geothermal Pool. Laugavegur and Reykjavik City Hall are ...

4.1/5Very Good! (22 reviews)

"It is a great hostal Very clean Confortable areas Very organize People working there very friendly and helpful Specially on the front desk a girl speaking Spanish Excellent service and acomodations"…"

Reviewed on Nov 12, 2019

Reykjavík City HI Hostel
Circle Hostel
2 out of 5
121 Hringbraut, Reykjavik
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Located in Vesturbær, this hostel is within a 15-minute walk of Vikin Maritime Museum, Reykjavik Harbour, and Reykjavik City Hall. Laugavegur and National Museum ...

3.4/5 (38 reviews)

"Very good and worth to stay. The check in system is modern and comfortable."…"

Reviewed on Jan 20, 2020

Circle Hostel
Hostel B47
2 out of 5
Baronsstigur 47, Reykjavik
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Located in Downtown, this hostel is within a 5-minute walk of Sundhollin and Laugavegur. Hallgrimskirkja and Harpa are also within 1 mi (2 km).

3.6/5Good! (249 reviews)

"Very informative and polite restrooms and showers very clean. New game room had virtual reality. Very cool"…"

Reviewed on Jan 30, 2020

Hostel B47
Reykjavik Hostel Village
2 out of 5
Flokagata 1, Reykjavik
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This family-friendly Reykjavik hostel is located in a shopping district, within a 10-minute walk of Sundhollin, Laugavegur, and Hallgrimskirkja. Reykjavik City ...

3.6/5Good! (676 reviews)

"It was my second time staying there and Ill stay there again"…"

Reviewed on Dec 10, 2019

Reykjavik Hostel Village
B14 Hostel
2 out of 5
Fákafen 11, Reykjavik
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Located in Laugardalur, this hostel is within 3 mi (5 km) of Laugavegur, Laugardalslaug Geothermal Pool, and Perlan. Hallgrimskirkja and Harpa are also within ...

4.1/5Very Good! (34 reviews)

"Lovely place, very clean and tidy."…"

Reviewed on Dec 20, 2019

B14 Hostel
101 Hostel
1.5 out of 5
Laugavegur 58b, Reykjavik
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Located in Downtown, this hostel is within a 10-minute walk of Laugavegur and Hallgrimskirkja. Reykjavik City Hall and Harpa are also within 15 minutes.

4.1/5Very Good! (17 reviews)
Comfy and cozy

"Comfortable place close to bars and shopping. Easy check in (just called and got the code for the door)."…"

Reviewed on Sep 23, 2018

101 Hostel
Reykjavik Downtown HI Hostel
1 out of 5
Vesturgata 17, Reykjavik
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Located in Downtown, this hostel is within a 10-minute walk of Reykjavik Harbour, Reykjavik City Hall, and Laugavegur. Harpa and National Museum of Iceland are ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (123 reviews)

"The accommodation was lovely, clean and located brilliantly for Reykjavik central. Reykjavik is very cold but beautiful. we all had a fantastic time"…"

Reviewed on Feb 12, 2020

Reykjavik Downtown HI Hostel
Student Hostel
2 out of 5
Hringbraut 29, Reykjavik
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Located in Downtown, this hostel is within a 5-minute walk of National Museum of Iceland and University of Iceland. Reykjavik City Hall and Laugavegur are also ...

3.9/5Good! (193 reviews)

"The room was very comfortable and conveniently located. The only shortcoming was that there was no wifi in the room. There was wifi in common areas."…"

Reviewed on Aug 24, 2018

Student Hostel
Base Guesthouse by Keflavik Airport
2 out of 5
757 Valhallarbraut, Reykjanesbær
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Situated near the airport, this hostel is within 3 mi (5 km) of The Icelandic Museum of Rock 'n' Roll, Stekkjarkot, and Viking World Museum. Reykjanes UNESCO ...

3.7/5Good! (63 reviews)

"Its the best place to spend a night. and cook your food."…"

Reviewed on Dec 17, 2019

Base Guesthouse by Keflavik Airport
Sport Hostel Reykjavík
2 out of 5
Álfheimar 74, Reykjavik
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Located in Laugardalur, this hostel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Reykjavik Park and Zoo, Laugavegur, and Laugardalslaug Geothermal Pool. Reykjavik City Hall and ...

2.9/5 (7 reviews)
Don’t know if I would come back...

"Upon booking, I received email confirmations including the check in process which was very straight forward and welcoming. When we arrived we attempted to follow the instructions (one being using the key to enter the main building). However the key was not there, the door was unlocked, and when we ..."…"

Reviewed on Dec 12, 2019

Sport Hostel Reykjavík
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Hotel Odinsve

Hotel Odinsve

4 out of 5
Odinstorg Thorsgata 1, Reykjavik
The price is $84 per night from Dec 16 to Dec 17
4.4/5Excellent! (992 reviews)

"Comfortable, good service and excellent food especially dinner"…"

Reviewed on Jul 24, 2020

Hotel Odinsve
The Retreat at Blue Lagoon Iceland

The Retreat at Blue Lagoon Iceland

5 out of 5
Norðurljósavegur 9, Grindavik, Southern Peninsula
The price is $1,279 per night from Jan 1 to Jan 2
4.8/5Exceptional! (73 reviews)
perfect for romantic break

"Fantastic hotel and spa. Perfect for couples. So relaxing and pictoresque."…"

Reviewed on Aug 11, 2020

The Retreat at Blue Lagoon Iceland
Reykjavik Lights by Keahotels

Reykjavik Lights by Keahotels

3 out of 5
Sudurlandsbraut 12, Reykjavik
The price is $114 per night from Dec 11 to Dec 12
4.4/5Wonderful! (957 reviews)

"Great views to the snowy mountains. Good walk into the city centre but 20 mins and you’re re there. Great buffet breakfast and great staff. Free parking also a plus"…"

Reviewed on Mar 19, 2020

Reykjavik Lights by Keahotels
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What Is a Hostel?

If you're hoping to find somewhere affordable to stay in Reykjavik, one of the 16 hostels here could be a great option for you. No two hostels look exactly alike, but these dormitory-style accommodations all have the following:

  • Shared rooms (though many hostels offer private room options too)
  • Budget-friendly prices
  • A social environment

Hostels are a great way to stay in Reykjavik for a good value, so you can save more for sightseeing. You can check out the museums and other cultural highlights in this destination, as well as activities like shopping.

Hostels in Reykjavik

Ready to book a hostel? These top picks have the best reviews from our guests and could be a good place to start looking:

Vibrant Iceland Hostel - You can take advantage of free WiFi and free parking, as well as laundry facilities. You'll find showers, lockers, and hair dryers in all rooms.

Kex Hostel Reykjavík - Located within a 20-minute walk of Hallgrimskirkja and Reykjavik City Hall. Guests can enjoy free WiFi, a restaurant, and a bar. Rooms come with free toiletries and desks.

Hostel B47 - Located within a 10-minute walk of Hallgrimskirkja. You can take advantage of free WiFi and free parking, as well as tour/ticket assistance. You'll find showers and hair dryers in all rooms.

Bus Hostel Reykjavik - Located within a 20-minute walk of Hallgrimskirkja and Perlan. You can take advantage of free WiFi and a shared/communal kitchen, as well as a 24-hour front desk. You'll find showers in all rooms.

Galaxy Pod Hostel - Guests can enjoy free WiFi, a bar, and a shared/communal kitchen. You'll find showers, free toiletries, and linens in all rooms.

When Is the Best Time to Visit Reykjavik?

Good weather's definitely a plus when you're discovering new places, so here's some information about the local climate:

  • The hottest months are typically July and August, while February and January are the coldest months
  • January-March: Daytime temperatures average 41° F and nighttime temperatures average 28° F
  • April-June: 55° F is the daytime average and 32° F is the nighttime average
  • July-September: Daytime averages are around 57° F and nighttime averages are around 40° F
  • October-December: The average temperatures are 48° F during the day and 29° F at night
  • Average rainfall is 30.71 inches in a year

What Can I Do in Reykjavik?

Depending on what you're interested in, you might enjoy these places:

Top Sights
  • Hallgrimskirkja
  • Reykjavik City Hall
  • National Museum of Iceland
Natural Features
  • Blue Lagoon
  • Reykjavik Pond
  • Oskjuhlid Hill
Cultural Attractions
  • Harpa
  • Asgrimur Jonsson Collection
  • Vikin Maritime Museum

In general, Reykjavik is known for its:

  • Tours
  • Museums
  • Cafés
  • Northern lights
  • Shopping
  • Restaurants
  • Sightseeing
  • Bars

How to Get to Reykjavik and Around the Area

You can fly into the closest airport in Reykjavik (RKV-Reykjavik Domestic), located 1.2 mi (2 km) away from the city center. An alternative is Reykjavik (KEF-Keflavik Intl.), which is 23.2 mi (37.3 km) away.

Frequently asked questions

Should I stay in a hostel in Reykjavik?
By staying at a hostel you can spend less on lodging and set aside more of your trip funds for sightseeing during your trip. You can check out the museums and other cultural highlights in this destination, as well as activities like shopping.
What is a hostel?
No two hostels look exactly alike, but these dorm-style accommodations all have shared rooms (though many have private options too), low prices, and a social setting.
What are the best hostels in Reykjavik?
Ready to book a hostel in town? These options get the highest reviews from our travelers and could be a good place to start: Kex Hostel Reykjavík - Located within a 5-minute walk of Laugavegur. You can take advantage of free WiFi and a restaurant, as well as a bar. Rooms come with free toiletries and desks. Vibrant Iceland Hostel - Property features include free WiFi, free parking, and tour/ticket assistance. You’ll find showers, lockers, and hair dryers in all rooms. Lækur Hostel - Located within a 10-minute walk of Laugardalslaug Geothermal Pool. Property features include free WiFi, a restaurant, and a bar. You’ll find showers in all rooms. Reykjavík City HI Hostel - Located within a 10-minute walk of Laugardalslaug Geothermal Pool. Property features include free WiFi, tour/ticket assistance, and laundry facilities. You’ll find showers and lockers in all rooms. Refurinn Reykjavik Guesthouse - Located within a 10-minute walk of Reykjavik Harbour and Reykjavik City Hall. Property features include free WiFi, a shared/communal kitchen, and tour/ticket assistance. You’ll find towels, showers, and hair dryers in all rooms.
How many hostels can I expect to find in Reykjavik?
If you’re in the market for a low-cost place to stay in Reykjavik, one of Expedia’s 18 hostels might be a great choice.
When is the best time of year to stay in a hostel in Reykjavik?
The weather is important when you’re experiencing new places, so here’s a little information about the seasons: The hottest months are usually July and August with an average temp of 50°F, while the coldest months are January and February with an average of 33°F. The snowiest months in Reykjavik are January, March, February, and April, with each month seeing an average of 11 inches of snowfall.
What is there to see and do in Reykjavik?
Overall, Reykjavik is known for its local tours, museums, and cafés. Major attractions include Reykjavik City Hall, Reykjavik Harbour, and Laugavegur. Get out into nature with places like Blue Lagoon, Reykjavik Pond, and Nautholsvik Geothermal Beach. Cultural attractions include Harpa, National Museum of Iceland, and Reykjavik City Museum.
What's the best way to get to and around Reykjavik while staying at a hostel?
Keep this information about transit options in Reykjavik in your back pocket to make the most of your stay: You can fly into the closest airport, which is Keflavik Intl. Airport (KEF), 23.2 mi (37.3 km) away. Another option is Reykjavik (RKV-Reykjavik Domestic), situated 1.2 mi (2 km) away.