Hotel Leifur Eiriksson

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Hypo-allergenic bedding, blackout drapes, free WiFi, bed sheets
Hypo-allergenic bedding, blackout drapes, free WiFi, bed sheets
Hypo-allergenic bedding, blackout drapes, free WiFi, bed sheets

Overview of Hotel Leifur Eiriksson

Hotel Leifur Eiriksson

3 out of 5

3.9/5 Good

Guests rated this property 4.1/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Breakfast available
  • Bar
  • Housekeeping
  • 24/7 front desk

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • 24-hour vacancy between guest room stays
  • Hand sanitizer provided
  • Personal protective equipment
Skolavordustigur 45, Reykjavik, 101

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationLaugavegur4 min walk
  • Popular LocationReykjavik City Hall12 min walk
  • Popular LocationReykjavik Harbour16 min walk
  • AirportReykjavik (RKV-Reykjavik Domestic)4 min drive

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About this area


In the city center, Hotel Leifur Eiriksson is in an area with good shopping. Reykjavik Harbour and Sky Lagoon are worth checking out if an activity is on the agenda, while those wishing to experience the area's natural beauty can explore Reykjavik Pond and Oskjuhlid Hill. Looking to enjoy an event or a game while in town? See what's happening at Laugardalsvollur or Laugardalsholl. Take an opportunity to explore the area for water adventures such as boat tours and other activities like whale-watching. Guests appreciate the hotel's central location.

What's nearby

  • Hallgrimskirkja - 1 min walk
  • Einar Jonsson Museum - 2 min walk
  • Laugavegur - 4 min walk
  • Reykjavik City Hall - 12 min walk
  • Reykjavik Harbour - 16 min walk

Getting around

  • Reykjavik (RKV-Reykjavik Domestic) - 4 min drive


  • Café Babalú — 2 min walk
  • Snaps — 3 min walk
  • Meze — 4 min walk
  • Gló — 4 min walk
  • Þrír frakkar hjá Úlfari — 4 min walk

About this property

Hotel Leifur Eiriksson

3-star Reykjavik hotel in Downtown Reykjavik with bar/lounge
This smoke-free hotel features a bar/lounge, coffee/tea in a common area, and concierge services. WiFi in public areas is free. Additionally, a 24-hour front desk, tour/ticket assistance, and multilingual staff are onsite. All 47 rooms offer free WiFi, flat-screen TVs with satellite channels, and showers.
Hotel Leifur Eiriksson offers 47 accommodations with blackout drapes/curtains. Flat-screen televisions come with satellite channels.

Bathrooms include showers. Guests can surf the web using the complimentary wireless Internet access. Hypo-allergenic bedding and hair dryers can be requested. Housekeeping is provided daily.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property

Social distancing

Guest rooms kept vacant for 24 hours between stays
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Hand sanitizer provided
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities


  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and transportation

  • Free offsite parking within 164 ft
  • Street parking available

Food and drink

  • Buffet breakfast available for a fee daily 7:00 AM–9:30 AM: ISK 1500 per person
  • 1 bar
  • Coffee/tea in common area(s)


  • Front-desk safe
  • No elevators

Guest services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff
  • Tour/ticket assistance

Languages spoken

  • English
  • Icelandic
  • Italian
  • Russian


  • If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • Upper floors accessible by stairs only


  • Smoke-free property

Room amenities


  • Bed sheets
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Heating
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding


  • Hair dryer (on request)
  • Shower
  • Towels


  • Flat-screen TV
  • Satellite channels

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Check-in from 2:00 PM - anytime
Minimum check-in age - 18


Check-out before 11:00 AM

Special check-in instructions

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation

Access methods

Staffed front desk


No pets or service animals allowed

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome

Property payment types

Important information

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Fee for buffet breakfast: ISK 1500 per person (approximately)

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
This property accepts Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Discover, and Diners Club; cash is not accepted
Safety features at this property include a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a security system, and a first aid kit
Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property; the policies listed are provided by the property
Guests who may encounter issues with stairs should contact this property in advance. Elevators are not available.

We should mention

No pets and no service animals are allowed at this property

Property is also known as

Hotel Leifur
Hotel Leifur Eiriksson
Hotel Leifur Eiriksson Reykjavik
Leifur Eiriksson
Leifur Eiriksson Reykjavik
Leifur Eiriksson Reykjavík
Leifur Eiriksson Hotel
Hotel Leifur Eiriksson Hotel
Hotel Leifur Eiriksson Reykjavik
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Overall score and ratings



Rating 5 - Excellent. 305 out of 966 reviews
5 - Excellent 32%
Rating 4 - Good. 401 out of 966 reviews
4 - Good 42%
Rating 3 - Okay. 184 out of 966 reviews
3 - Okay 19%
Rating 2 - Poor. 54 out of 966 reviews
2 - Poor 6%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 22 out of 966 reviews
1 - Terrible 2%




Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities

5/5 Excellent

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Location - the staff was friendly, patient and helpful. Worth staying again.
Stayed 1 night in Sep 2021

1/5 Terrible

Traveled with group
Disliked: Staff & service, amenities
The property was very average. The shower was broken and rather thab pay for emergency plumber, the owner decided to wait a day. Wifi was too weak to work in the room. The owner was beligerant and literally yelles at me when I asked if the wifi could be reset. Kex hostel is far superior to this hotel.
Stayed 2 nights in Aug 2021

4/5 Good

Disliked: Amenities
Pros: Very Centralized to shopping and many points of interest. Free breakfast and coffee all day. Helpful staff. Con: Extremely small shower, enclosed only by fabric curtain. Curtain is literally rubbing my body the whole time I’m showering. No bath mat is provided. Not enough hangers provided. Hotel is charming but outdated.
Stayed 5 nights in Aug 2021

3/5 Okay

Traveled with partner
Liked: Staff & service, property conditions & facilities
The man working at the front desk was very kind, accommodating, and helpful. You could tell the rooms were very over-used, is the only way I can describe it, but there was adequate space and our needs were met. The breakfast was ok, the coffee taste like instant and the waffles were freezer burnt. However, it was nice to have coffee available all day even if it wasn’t good! It was also in a prime location if you want to enjoy downtown Reykjavik. It wasn’t hard for us to find free street parking, if you know where to look.
Stayed 1 night in Aug 2021

5/5 Excellent

Traveled with group
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
It's central but quiet. Staff efficient, helpful and friendly
Stayed 5 nights in Aug 2021