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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
- Reykjavik City Hall
- National Museum of Iceland
- Blue Lagoon
- Reykjavik Pond
- Oskjuhlid Hill
- Asgrimur Jonsson Collection
- Vikin Maritime Museum
In general, Reykjavik is known for its:
- Northern lights
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.