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1 room, 2 adults

Reykjavik Downtown HI Hostel

1-star1 star
Vesturgata 17, Reykjavik, 101, Iceland

Located steps from Reykjavik Harbour
  • Free WiFi
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From 545 reviews. TripAdvisor Traveller Rating.

TripAdvisor Traveller Rating

Fantastic service
Great location
Very comfortable
Good internet service

Reykjavik Downtown HI Hostel

from ZAR 1,022
  • Shared Dormitory, Mixed Dorm (10 Beds)
  • Shared Dormitory, Women only (10 Beds)
  • Shared Dormitory, Mixed Dorm (4 Beds)
  • Standard Double or Twin Room (Private bathroom)
  • Economy Twin Room
  • Economy Quadruple Room

What’s around Reykjavik Downtown HI Hostel


  • In Vesturbær
  • Reykjavik Harbour - 3 min walk
  • Reykjavik City Hall - 5 min walk
  • Laugavegur - 7 min walk
  • National Museum of Iceland - 14 min walk
  • Hallgrimskirkja - 17 min walk
  • Perlan - 37 min walk
  • Harpa - 10 min walk

Getting around

  • Reykjavik (KEF-Keflavik Intl.) - 45 min drive
  • Reykjavik (RKV-Reykjavik Domestic) - 4 min drive
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)

At a glance

Key facts


  • 21 rooms


  • Check-in time 3:00 PM-8:00 PM
  • Check-out time is 10:00 AM
  • Express check-out
The front desk is open during the following times:
  • Monday - Sunday: 6:00 AM - 11:00 AM
  • Monday - Sunday: 3:00 PM - 8:00 PM
If you are planning to arrive after 8:00 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation. Guests planning to arrive outside of normal check-in hours will receive an email with special check-in instructions and key retrieval information. The host will greet guests on arrival.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card or cash deposit required

  • Government-issued photo ID required

  • Minimum check-in age is 16

Travelling with others


  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms



  • Airport shuttle *


  • No parking

Payment types at the property

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

At the hostel

Food and drink
  • Continental breakfast daily (surcharge)
  • Coffee shop/café
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
Languages Spoken
  • English
  • French
  • German
  • Icelandic
  • Russian
  • Spanish

In the room

Freshen up
  • Shower only
Stay connected
  • Free WiFi

Reykjavik Downtown HI Hostel’s small print

Also known as

  • Reykjavik Downtown Hostel
  • Reykjavik Downtown Hotel
  • Reykjavik Hi Hostel Reykjavik
  • Reykjavik Downtown HI Hostel Reykjavik
  • Reykjavik Downtown HI Hostel Hostel/Backpacker accommodation

Optional extras

Rollaway beds are available for ISK 2500.0 per day

Continental breakfast is offered for an extra charge of ISK 1350 for adults and ISK 1350 for children (approximately)

Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge

We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.

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Recent reviews

Superb 9,0 From 89 reviews

Very good 8,0
Great place, will stay again
One night in 4 bed dorm. One bathroom attached to the 4 bed dorm had liquid soap and paper hand towels supplied. Others sharing the room were quiet. Kitchen well stocked with utensils, pots, crockery, microwave and dishwasher. Also had fresh herbs growing in pots to use. Recycling system explained well. Staff helpful.
Michele, auOther trip
Exceptional 10,0
Clean area, good location. Great for bubget travelers.
us5 night trip
Exceptional 10,0
Downtown Reykjavík HI Hostel
Perfect spot to stay two nights before I joined a tour. Great location right near all the action in Reykjavík. The staff at the desk were SO helpful and even made phone calls upon request to tour companies, etc. The lobby was open to patrons even before we could check in, and they watched suitcases, which was nice if your flight landed really early!
usOther trip
Exceptional 10,0
Within walking distance of everything!
I loved my stay at Reykjavik Downtown Hostel. The staff at the front desk as well as the cleaning/maintenance people were all very sweet! My bed was comfy and clean. I messaged prior to arriving to request a bottom bunk, and when I checked-in, I saw that there was a paper with my name on it so I'm happy they honored my request! They were also very quick about getting back to me with my questions. You do have to provide your own shampoo, and breakfast comes at a cost. There is, however, a separate building with a kitchen and in the bathroom there, is a ton of shampoos and toiletries that past guests have left, so I didn't even have to buy anything! A supermarket is about 5 minutes away as well. My only gripe, and this is extremely minor, is that the locks on the lockers don't seem to lock (none of us in the room could figure it out, and the maintenance guy couldn't either), and also the earplugs at the reception desk were in a jar that said "FREE EARPLUGS!" when I arrived and two days later it changed to "EARPLUGS, 10ISK" which I thought was weird. But like I said, only minor complaints. The rest of my stay was very pleasant, and I was able to park my car directly outside of the front door every night at 7pm for free :) I will definitely stay here next time I'm in Reykjavík!
Kimberly, us4 night trip
Exceptional 10,0
I had a very comfortable stay here. Much better than expected. I had a four bed room with a bathroom that was cleaned daily and aired out. I always like to stay somewhere that has a good star rating for their cleanliness and these guys hit the nail on the head. Not to mention the charming reception staff.
Calum, gb1 night trip

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