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Featured Hostels in Reykjavik

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Base Guesthouse by Keflavik Airport
Base Guesthouse by Keflavik Airport
2.0 out of 5.0 757 Valhallarbraut, Reykjanesbær
$37
3.7/5 (37 reviews)

If you are familiar with the area, and only looking for a budget stay, this is the place for you. The hotel is very close to the airport. The room is clean and has everything essential. We arrived at around midnight. It took us long time to find the hotel because the sign was not obvious. Overall, ...

Reviewed on Nov 2, 2019
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 ...
Galaxy Pod Hostel
Galaxy Pod Hostel
2.0 out of 5.0 Laugavegur 172, Reykjavik
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$74
4.4/5 (127 reviews)

Enjoyed my time here!! The staff was friendly and very helpful. The space was clean and had all amenities you would need. The common area was great for just relaxing, watching a movie, or working on your laptop. Hot water was hot, cold was cold, never had to wait for a shower. The actual pods were ...

Reviewed on Nov 13, 2019
Located in Hlíðar, this hostel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Hofdi House, Laugavegur, and Hallgrimskirkja. Perlan and Harpa are also within 1 mi (2 km).
Reykjavik Hostel Village
Reykjavik Hostel Village
2.0 out of 5.0 Flokagata 1, Reykjavik
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$49
3.6/5 (651 reviews)

Excelente lugar, cerca de todo y un excelente personal, siempre disponible para ayudarte.

Reviewed on Nov 20, 2019
This family-friendly Reykjavik hostel is located in a shopping district, within a 10-minute walk of Sundhollin, Laugavegur, and Hallgrimskirkja. Perlan and Reykjavik ...
Circle Hostel
Circle Hostel
2.0 out of 5.0 121 Hringbraut, Reykjavik
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$37
3.4/5 (16 reviews)

The location is very good. It may be a good choice if you are visiting the University of Iceland: it's a nice morning walk. The rooms/beds are in general good conditions, but you will be able to rest depending only on your roommates :) Important warning: Keep some clothes exclusively to visit the ...

Reviewed on Jul 14, 2019
Located in Vesturbær, this hostel is within a 15-minute walk of Vikin Maritime Museum, Reykjavik Harbour, and Reykjavik City Hall. National Museum of Iceland ...
Loft HI Hostel
Loft HI Hostel
2.0 out of 5.0 Bankastræti 7, Reykjavik
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$83
4.5/5 (300 reviews)

Location. Location. Location. Staff are friendly. Stayed in a 4-women dorm with good layout. Bathroom is sufficient inside the room. Kitchen has everything to do with making a simple meal. As in most hostels with a community kitchen, there are always free-to-use leftover cooking items. The bar and ...

Reviewed on Oct 2, 2019
Located in Miðborg, this hostel is within a 10-minute walk of Harpa and Hallgrimskirkja. Sundhollin and Perlan are also within 2 mi (3 km).
Kex Hostel Reykjavík
Kex Hostel Reykjavík
2.0 out of 5.0 28 Skúlagata, Reykjavik
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$71
4.2/5 (106 reviews)

Great location, great staff, super comfortable beds! Very clean, good bar downstairs! Thanks Kex Hostel for the good time!

Reviewed on Nov 27, 2019
Located in Miðborg, this hostel is within a 10-minute walk of Laugavegur and Hallgrimskirkja. Reykjavik City Hall and Reykjavik Harbour are also within 1 mi ...
Reykjavík City HI Hostel
Reykjavík City HI Hostel
2.0 out of 5.0 Sundlaugavegur 34, Reykjavik
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$61
4.1/5 (14 reviews)

The place itself was very nice, but the lady with the blonde hair working at the desk was incredibly rude.

Reviewed on Jul 9, 2019
Located in Laugardalur, this hostel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Laugardalsvollur and Laugavegur. Hallgrimskirkja and Perlan are also within 3 mi (5 km).
Reykjavik Downtown HI Hostel
Reykjavik Downtown HI Hostel
1.0 out of 5.0 Vesturgata 17, Reykjavik
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$61
4.5/5 (108 reviews)

Helpful staff. Location great for city sights. Kitchen has lots of left over things to help make your meal that little bit better. Close to great eats by the old harbour. But please please please get the washing machine fixed. There’s only so much hand washing I can do. Might have been cheaper to ...

Reviewed on Sep 10, 2019
Located in Vesturbær, this hostel is steps from Reykjavik City Library and Reykjavik Harbour. Reykjavik City Hall and Laugavegur are also within 10 minutes.
Bus Hostel Reykjavik
Bus Hostel Reykjavik
2.0 out of 5.0 Skogarhlid 10, Reykjavik
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$55
4.0/5 (188 reviews)

Room was nice and clean, location was great, just a fifteen minute walk and you are downtown. Kitchen was one of the worst I’ve seen in a hostel. 3 forks, 5 spoons and very limited plates/bowls. I know the hostel can not control how people leave the kitchen how we maybe If everything wasn’t broken ...

Reviewed on Nov 24, 2019
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 ...
Vibrant Iceland Hostel
Vibrant Iceland Hostel
1.5 out of 5.0 Kaplahraun 9b, Hafnarfjordur
$26
4.4/5 (106 reviews)

Relaxed, self explanatory, modern, clean, great kitchen

Reviewed on Nov 28, 2019
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 ...
B14 Hostel
B14 Hostel
2.0 out of 5.0 Fákafen 11, Reykjavik
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4.1/5 (31 reviews)

The staff was very nice and friendly and made stay in lceland BEST!

Reviewed on Aug 11, 2019
Located in Laugardalur, this hostel is within 3 mi (5 km) of Laugavegur, Laugardalslaug Geothermal Pool, and Perlan. Solfar and Hallgrimskirkja are also within ...
Hostel B47
Hostel B47
2.0 out of 5.0 Baronsstigur 47, Reykjavik
$93
3.6/5 (244 reviews)

We were late when we came to the hostel therefore there was no one in the front desk to help us. We were panic as not to much information but finally we figured out how to get in out room. The room was considered spacious and clean with clean shared shower room. For the price we paid in this expensive ...

Reviewed on Oct 10, 2019
Located in Miðborg, this hostel is within a 5-minute walk of Sundhollin and Laugavegur. Hallgrimskirkja and Harpa are also within 1 mi (2 km).
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CenterHotel Plaza

CenterHotel Plaza

Adalstraeti 4, Reykjavik
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    CenterHotel Plaza$117

    Dec 16 - Dec 17

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    Room With a View Hotel

    Room With a View Hotel

    18 Laugavegur, Reykjavik
      3.5 out of 5.0
       
       
      4.8 out of 5 (5 reviews)

      Room With a View Hotel$82

      Dec 10 - Dec 11

      Room With a View Hotel$82

      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.

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