Hostels in Reykjavik

Hostels in Reykjavik

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Why stay in a hostel in Reykjavik?

Reykjavik is Iceland's capital and largest city, located on the country's southwest coast. It is a popular travel destination known for its stunning natural landscapes, vibrant nightlife, and unique culture.

Reykjavik is also an excellent base for exploring Iceland's natural wonders, such as the Blue Lagoon, Golden Circle, and seeing the elusive northern lights.

Hostels in Reykjavik can be an excellent option for budget-conscious travelers seeking affordable accommodation.

Hostels in Reykjavik offer shared dormitory-style rooms and private rooms for those who prefer privacy. The shared rooms usually have bunk beds, and some hostels may offer female-only or mixed-gender dorms.

Private rooms are usually equipped with a double bed or two single beds and often have an en-suite bathroom.

One of the great benefits of staying in a hostel is the social atmosphere. Hostels in Reykjavik often have communal spaces, such as lounges, kitchens, and dining areas, where guests can meet and interact with other travelers worldwide.

Many hostels also organize social events and activities, such as pub crawls, movie nights, and guided tours.

Another advantage of staying in a hostel is the affordable price. Hostels in Reykjavik are more affordable than hotels, making them an ideal choice for budget travelers.

They offer basic amenities, such as free Wi-Fi, bed linens, towels, and kitchen facilities where guests can prepare meals.

When choosing a hostel in Reykjavik, it's essential to consider the location. Some hostels are in the city center, within walking distance of popular attractions like the iconic Hallgrimskirkja church and the impressive Harpa Concert Hall.

Others are situated on the city's outskirts, in more residential areas. However, most hostels are well connected to public transportation, making exploring the city and its surroundings easy.

Hostels in Reykjavik offer affordable, social, and comfortable accommodations for travelers on a budget. Whether you're a solo traveler looking to meet new people or a group of friends traveling together, staying in a hostel can be a fun and memorable experience.

Frequently asked questions

What part of Reykjavik should I stay in?

The best place to stay in Reykjavik is the downtown area, sometimes called Reykjavik 101 after the postal code. While staying in the city center you can easily walk to Hallgrimskirkja church and the Harpa Concert Hall or have a stroll down Laugavegur shopping street. Booking a hostel in the downtown area lets you easily explore Reykjavik and its many restaurants, cafés, and nearby shops on foot.

What are the best hostels in Reykjavik?

One of the best hostel in Reykjavik is the HI Loft Hostel, which has an average of 4.5 stars from over 590 guest reviews. The hostel is in central Reykjavik, just across from Austurstraeti, one of the oldest streets in Reykjavik. Guests can choose from different accommodation types ranging from four to eight-bed dorms. The hostel also offers free Wi-Fi and a popular bar on the rooftop terrace. HI Loft Hostel is also a few minutes walk from key attractions like the Sun Voyager and the Harpa Concert Hall, and to name a few.
KEX Hostel is a lively and popular hostel that's also located in the city center of Reykjavik. It's affordable to stay and a great way to meet other people as it is a popular nightlife destination and regularly has great live music. The hostel has mixed dormitories of varying sizes, including a six-bed room just for women. KEX Hostel has a rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars from over 1,900 reviews.
Another trendy and affordable hostel in Reykjavik is Bus Hostel. It's called that because it's a meeting point for many bus companies, therefore making it very easy to catch a tour of natural wonders in Iceland. There's a 24-hour desk, and it's located just a stroll from the downtown area. It has a rating of 4.2 out of 5 stars from over 900 reviews.

What popular attractions are close to Reykjavik?

Several of Iceland's most famous attractions are close to Reykjavik. Book a Golden Circle day tour to visit the Geysir geothermal area, the beautiful Gullfoss waterfall, and the historic Thingvellir National Park. This tour also includes a visit to the Blue Lagoon, one of the most famous spas in the world.

What is there to do in Reykjavik?

Reykjavik offers a variety of activities and attractions. The city has numerous museums, galleries, and historical landmarks to explore, including Hallgrimskirkja church, Harpa Concert Hall, and the National Museum of Iceland. If you want to explore the city on foot, there's a variety of Reykjavik walking tours to choose from, such as the fulfilling Reykjavik Food Walk.
Visitors can enjoy the city's outdoor spaces, such as the Tjornin pond and Laugardalur park. Additionally, Reykjavik serves as an excellent base for day trips to Iceland's stunning natural wonders.

Can I book a capsule hotel in Reykjavik?

Yes, you can book a capsule hotel in Reykjavik. Galaxy Pod Hostel is a great example of a comfortable capsule hotel. Galaxy Pod Hostel offers an extensive range of amenities and services for your convenience. These features include free Wi-Fi, kitchen facilities, daily housekeeping, and wheelchair accessibility. It has a rating of 4.2 out of 5 stars from over 400 reviews.

Are hostels in Reykjavik safe?

Yes, hostels in Reykjavik are generally safe. They have security measures in place, such as lockers, surveillance cameras, and secure entry systems, to ensure the safety of their guests.

Can I book a private room in a hostel in Reykjavik?

Yes, most hostels in Reykjavik offer private rooms in addition to dormitory-style rooms. These rooms may come with en-suite bathrooms and other amenities. Reykjavik Hostel Village and Reykjavik City Hostel are two hostels in Reykjavik that offer private rooms.

Is breakfast included in the hostel stay?

It depends on the hostel. Some hostels in Reykjavik offer complimentary breakfast, while others may charge an additional fee. Make sure to read the description of what's included with your stay before booking a hostel.

Are there hostels in Reykjavik which provide female-only dorm rooms?

Some hostels in Reykjavik offer female-only dorms, while others only provide mixed-gender dormitory rooms. The hostels in Reykjavik which provide female-only dorm rooms include HI Loft Hostel, KEX Hostel, HI Reykjavik City Hostel, and Bus Hostel.

Can I cook my own meals in the hostel?

Yes, most hostels in Reykjavik have communal kitchens where guests can prepare their meals. Cooking your meals can be a great way to save money on food while traveling.

Are there hostels in Reykjavik which provide family rooms?

Yes, while hostels are most popular amongst younger solo travelers, some hostels in Reykjavik have special family rooms that cater to families traveling together. For example, HI Loft Hostel has a 6-person family room available, while KEX Hostel has 4 or 6-person family rooms.

Do I need to bring my own bed linens and towels?

No, hostels in Reykjavik provide bed linens and towels for their guests.

Can I store my luggage at the hostel before check-in or after check-out?

Yes, some hostels in Reykjavik offer luggage storage facilities for their guests. Make sure to check with the individual hostel before you book it.

Is it necessary to bring a lock for the lockers?

Some hostels provide lockers with built-in locks, while others may require guests to bring their own lock. It's best to check with the hostel beforehand to confirm their policies.

What amenities can I expect at hostels in Reykjavik?

Hostels in Reykjavik typically offer free Wi-Fi, communal kitchens, common areas, laundry facilities, and sometimes organized activities.

What are the check-in and check-out times at hostels in Reykjavik?

Check-in and check-out times vary by the hostel, but most hostels have check-in times in the afternoon and check-out times in the morning. It's best to check with the hostel beforehand to confirm their policies.

Can I find accessible facilities at hostels in Reykjavik?

Some hostels in Reykjavik have accessible facilities or rooms for guests with mobility challenges. We recommend contacting us directly, and we'll help you find a hostel with accessible facilities:

What is the weather like in Reykjavik?

The weather in Reykjavik is generally mild and wet, with cool temperatures in the summer and cold temperatures in the winter.

How do I get around Reykjavik?

Reykjavik has a well-connected public transportation system, including buses and taxis. Walking and cycling are also popular options for getting around the city. The Reykjavik hop-on hop-off bus tour is an excellent option for sightseeing in the city. If you prefer more freedom, we recommend renting a car in Reykjavik so you can go where you want when you want.
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