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Reykjavik is the capital of Iceland and home to about 120,000 people (200,000 citizens in the metropolitan area). It is also easily the largest city in the country and is the point of entry for 99% of all visitors to Iceland. The temperatures in Reykjavik are very stable because the it is surrounded by the ocean. Summer averages are about 13 degrees Celsius, and in the winter the average temperatures hover around -3 degrees Celsius.
The most common way to get to Reykjavik is by flying on Iceland Airlines though there are a few others offering regular flight schedules. Bear in mind that Keflavik Airport (the nearest one) is 50 kilometers away from the city. Reykjavik is beautiful. Once you're in a hostel in Reykjavik, walking is your best option to get around in the city. There are also buses, and biking is not a bad option either.
Remember to check out the Old Town area when you're staying in a Reykjavik hostel. Other things to see include the Pearl (a tower with fantastic views) and the National Cathedral.
Many people who go to Iceland, do so for the outdoor activities. There are some great hiking options near Reykjavik. Whale watching is another activity many people enjoy, and it's amazing to see the whales up close. You should ask your Reykjavik hostel staff, the local tour operators, and info sites about what to do.
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"… and a Subway fast food diner. Free wireless internet access throughout the building. Facilities for cooking and storing food are at hand. The mixed buck bed dorm accommodates 4, 10 and 14 persons in a room. The bathrooms are shared. Please note that the rate is per dorm bed per night. Breakfast is not included. On the upper floors is The Capital-Inn Guesthouse.The Capital-Inn's spacious and newly renovated rooms are equipped with...
Reykjavik City Hostel
"The staff of HI - Reykjavik City Hostel are very helpful and respond to your queries immediately so as to make your stay very delightful. The Location Some will say that its location is somewhat out of the way, as it is a thirty-minute walk from the town centre. However, it is right next to the main swimming pool; easy to find as it is on a main road; and within walking distance of Reykjavik family park and zoo, the botanical garden,...
"Reykjavik Backpackers is a clean, warm, well-located, and perfectly serviceable option for budget accommodation in central Reykjavik. The Location The hostel is perfect for reaching from the airport, as the Flybus service will drop guests right outside the door, so there is no worry about getting lost or having bother with late night/early morning arrivals. For the return journey to the airport the bus will pick up passengers from a few...
HI - Reykjavik Downtown Hostel
"Reykjavik Downtown Hostel is an excellent place to stay in downtown Reykjavik, and actually feels more like a four-star hotel by European standards. Since it just opened in April 2009, the facilities are brand new, clean, and very affordable. Hostel staff were extremely friendly, helpful, and knowledgeable about local attractions. Overall, it's a fantastic, comfortable place with great staff, an ideal location, and facilities suitable for...
"… if you are well planned or/and get good local info/help. If you want more luxurious accommodation we can provide high quality apartments all within the chic 101 area ranging from 2 people to 10 people apartments. ** Please note we do not serve breakfast during the winter months 01.September - 31.May ** Igdlo Guesthouse has 17 rooms ranging from 1 bed to 8 bed. - Single rooms come with a single comfortable single bed. -...
"KEX Hostel is a fancy, vintage hostel built on the facilities of an old cookie factory facing the sea in Reykjavik. That should be already enough to attract a lot of people, but there are many other nice features to make this hostel a very pleasant place. The Location It is located facing the sea, only four hundred meters far from the new conference center and concert venue and three hundred meters away from Laugavegur, the street where...
"… rooms from single to family size up to 4 guests with shared new bathrooms on all floors and fully equipped kitchenette on the second floor. All our rooms have wireless internet connection free of charged for our guests. Short walking distance to any kind of restaurants, cafés, museums, art galleries, Laugavegur the main shopping street, area of town that changed into a good night out after closing hours. All our rooms include...
Bus Hostel Reykjavik
"… offer more private facilities for the single traveler preferring more “me time” or for the couples who are happy to share a bed. And we do of course provide rooms accessible by wheel-chairs. Our bar area – Boogie Wonderland - is the ideal place to mingle with other travelers, exchange ideas, play board games and chat with our fantastic staff who seem to know all the hip places to go and the people to see and what’s on in Reykjavik....
"… tournaments and other social events. Loft offers a wide range of 4-8 person dorms and double rooms, all with private bathroom. Linen is included in all rooms. Free lockers are available in dormitories. Female only dorms and single rooms are available upon request. We are there to help you out with anything you need; give you the local scoop on bars, restaurants, music and more. We also arrange your excursions for free; bike and...
"… Surroundings Next house with Hostel B47 is Sundhöllin. Sundhollin is Reykjavik’s only indoor pool – in the afternoons the pool is full of children and you can’t do laps easily – it can also be quite noisy. The changing rooms could use a refurbishment. The pool is conveniently located in the center of the city and is a perfect place to start your day. There is 2 minutes walk to Laugavegur the main shopping street of downtown...
"… Bed and Breakfast accommodation. Approx. 42 beds in 23 spacious rooms with washbasin. Single, double and triple rooms (some over 20 sq. m.). WC and bathrooms are located in the corridor.There are also sleepingbag accommodations for more than 30 people in nice hostel.Furthermore we have cooking facility where guest may cook their own meals as well as we offer an excellent breakfast buffet.WINTERIdeal place to stay in winterWe...
Salvation Army Guesthouse
"The Salvation Army guesthouse is a convenient and economical place to stay. The Reykjavik City YHA is often full during the summer and a bus-ride away out in the suburbs so this large guesthouse is a better alternative. The guesthouse (Hjalpraedisherinn in Icelandic) is right in the centre of 101 Reykjavik. It can be a little difficult to find at first. It is on the corner of Kirkjustraeti and Tjarnargata, but if you are in the centre of...
"If there's nothing else ... - I stayed only one night. I booked it hurriedly when other plans fell through and there wasn't much else available. When I arrived, the door was locked, with a note on it to ring the number. I did, and the bloke said he'd be around in 20 minutes to let me in. Some other people were also waiting, he had told them the same. Then other people came, and he told them he'd be 30 minutes. About 45 minutes after I got...
"… with private facilities. Both the communal and private kitchens have a dining area and full cooking facilities. Tunguvegur Guesthouse is a 15-minute bus ride from central Reykjavík. Staff can recommend local bars, cafés and restaurants. Please note, the 2 Bedrooms apartment is ideal for families or 2 couples, the apartment has also a kitchen, so it is perfect for longer stay. !!!PLEASE READ!!! The balance for all the non...
"… kitchen. Beds are made up before arrival and you'll find coffee, milk, soy milk, tea, honey etc. in the kitchen. The kitchen has all the basic equipment for the making of a home cooked meal. Facilities for washing are outside the apartment and include a washing machine as well as lines for drying, an iron and ironing board. Outside is a patio where you can enjoy the ambience of the evening sun and to view the street life along...
"A beautiful, fully-equipped apartment for up to 4 guests in the historical center of Reykjavik.This flat has private entrance, one bedroom and a Living room with kitchenette. Wireless internet and a laundry room entered from the garden. Beds are made up on arrival. Sleeps 2-4 persons.The bedroom has a double bed, 2x90x200 and the sofa inside the living room doubles as a sleeper sofa 130x200." … "Located centrally, 1.5 km from the...
"… bedroom with a double bed that can be split into 2 twin beds. A comfortable sofa bed in the living room can be made into a double bed or two single beds. The sofa can also be split into 3 children´s beds. The superior apartments 5 and 6 are located on the top floor and have the addition of a balcony and a bathtub with a shower. For larger groups it is possible to combine apartments 5 and 6 to make one big apartment which sleeps up...
"… and kitchen is fully equipped, cable TV and WI-fi internet is included. We also offer two bikes for our guests. On the street corner is located small grocery shop, with all necessary goods. In the house is located common laundry with a private washing machine. Please note: Cancellation Policy: 72 hours before arrival Minimum stay: 3 nights Check In: 2.00 pm (flexible!) Check Out: 10.00 am (flexible!) Method of Payment...
Reykjavik Hostel Village
"Loudest Doors - This hotel was ok. We had a 3 bed room that was incredibly tiny for 3 people. The size of the room was really more for one person but they squeezed in a bunk and a bed in there. It did have a sink which was nice and free wi-fi in the room. In the morning you could hear all the doors being slammed as people walked in and out. It was the most annoying thing about this place. Breakfast was ok, could have been better and it was a...
"Adam is located in the center of Reykjavik, just few steps away from the the city's most popular restaurants, clubs, bars and the main shopping street. The rooms have just been renovated and each room is equipped with a private bathroom? a television? a refrigerator and basic kitchen necessary to make your own breakfast. service is limited and the staff is not always present but the rooms are clean." … "Adam is located in the center...
"… free parking for guests and complimentary high speed (wired) Internet access in public areas. For a surcharge, guests have access to an airport shuttle (available on request). The Hotel is a non smoking property. Guestrooms. Hotel Gardur has 40 twin rooms and 3 triple rooms. Guestrooms have city or garden views. Our rooms offer both sleeping bag accommodation and made up beds. All our rooms have shared bathroom facilities....
"Great location. Friendly staff. - The rooms at 101 Guesthouse are clean, warm, and decent-sized and there are plenty of shared bathrooms. The staff is helpful and friendly and will loan you hair dryers and provide information about outings and transport. Breakfast is available for an additional charge, but I opted to buy things like rye bread, cheese, and noodles from a nearby grocery store to cut costs. The wi-fi is reliable and the location...
"Guesthouse Sigirdur is a nice and cosy guesthouse. I offer personal service. I have single, double and twin rooms available. All rooms without private facilities. All rooms are equiped with cooking facilities, hi speed internet, T.V. and a phone. Guests have access to a big balcony with barbeque and a jacuzzi Free parking." … "… T.V. and a phone**Guests have access to a big balcony with barbeque and a jacuzzi**Personal...
"… in the old town, within walking distance from the Fly bus Terminal and all main shopping and restaurant areas. Alba Guesthouse is a 10-room home in Reykjavík, open the year around since June 2004. It is in a quiet residential area called Hlidar, Alba has 10 rooms with shared facilities and is a non smoking guesthouse with wire less internet access in all rooms for guests travelling with Laptop. Within walking distance are...
"… has fantastic transport links for exploring Reykjavik and the surrounding area. The guest house provides a good value base from which to explore this exciting, vital city. Breakfast is included in the price! The guesthouse has 12 spacious, well-equipped rooms. There is one family room for four guests with kitchen and bathroom. One triple rooms with bathroom, and four double rooms with bathroom and four double rooms without...
"Guesthouse Aurora offers bed and breakfast and is located in the center of Reykjavik only 400 meters from the main shopping streets, the Parliament and City Hall. Close to public transport, airport, main bus terminals, low price supermarket and indoor thermal swimming pool. Guesthouse Aurora is the ideal place to have cheap accommodation in your travel (holiday) when you are in Iceland. Situated in the old town part of Þingholt Guesthouse...
"… dining and nightlife.Breakfast not included but self-catering of breakfast and kitchen facilities available for all guests. Linen and towels included. Free wireless high-speed internet in all rooms and an internet connected PC available for guests. We offer accommodation at reasonable rates in the city center. Single, double and triple rooms sharing bathrooms and Self-catering breakfast.There are four bathrooms/showers that are...
"… heart of Iceland's capital Reykjavik. We offer you single, double, family rooms and apartments; a rich breakfast buffet; wireless connection for laptops; the famous Icelandic hospitality and very reasonable prices. Most major sites of interest are within a few minutes walking distance. The same accounts for most restaurants and bars and access to all public transports. Óðinn is a family run guesthouse with almost two...
"… in the heart of downtown Reykjavik. We are centrally situated in the fashionable “101" district next to Laugarvegur, the main shopping street where you will find a wide variety of shops, restaurants, cafes, museums, nightclubs and art galleries. The central bus station and 24 hour supermarket are within 100 meters away and a swimming pool within 300 meters away. We have double/twin rooms with shared equipped kitchen with a...
"Heidas home is a comfortable, reasonably priced guesthouse located in the heart of downtown Reykjavik. We have double/twin rooms with shared equipped kitchen with a balcony and shared bathroom facilities. The central bus station and 24 hour supermarket are within 100 meters away and a swimming pool within 300 meters away. Guests have access to free Wi-Fi." … "… 101″ district next to Laugarvegur, the main shopping street...
Blue House B&B
"… standard in the Blue House's rooms. Toilets and showers are shared. 2 Rooms are with seaview to the Snæfellsnes volcano, and one overlooks the Esja mountain or the garden. The B&B provides a daily self-service continental breakfast in the summer with home-baked bread and french breakfast in the off-season. Airport transfer with our partner 'Time Tours' should be booked in advance. Guests have a phone available to make...
Loki 101 guesthouse
"Located only 500 metres from the main shopping street, Laugavegur, this charming guesthouse provides good-value accommodation next to the Hallgrímskirkja Church. Guests have access to free Wi-Fi and a shared kitchen. The rooms of LOKI 101 Guesthouse have shared bathroom facilities. All rooms have wooden flooring and a writing desk, while some also feature a balcony. A simple breakfast buffet is served daily during summertime at LOKI 101....
"… to gather and have a private intrans.The 2 double rooms and the single sheer another bath room.My accommodation is on the 3 floor so you have a good look over Reykjavik.My Guesthouse is near the big swimming pool in Laugadalur it is 3 min walk,and on the corner is a bus stop,to go to town will take about 10 min.The ocean is not far from my house,so you can walk by the ocean to Town,it will take about 30 min.Another nice place to...
Flying Viking Guesthouse
"The Flying Viking Guesthouse offers self-catered accommodation and the newly renovated bathrooms are shared. Enjoy complimentary coffee, tea and cookies. Guests can also make use of the free internet connection. The airport bus will take guests straight to the Flying Viking. We do have Single, Double, Triple, Studio Apartment for 4 people and an Apartment for 6 person. The Apartments are private. The Single, Double and Triple rooms share...
"… access to a kitchen There is one shared bathroom in the house. It is located on the first floor It is our goal to make you feel at home. Guests enjoy access to a fully equipped kitchen where you can cook and store your food. In the surrounding streets you can find anything from budget shops to fine gourmet shops and design retailers. We offer a wireless Internet connection so should you bring your laptop you can access the...
"… to stay in one of Reykjaviks historic buildings. Pisa Restaurant has been renowned as one of the top Italian restaurants in Iceland and we welcome our guests with personal service and fantastic food. Pisa Guesthouse has four room types available: - Double rooms with a double bed and ensuite bathroom - Twin rooms with two single beds and ensuite bathroom - Twin room with two single beds and shared bathroom - Single rooms withe...
"All rooms at at Central Guesthouse include free Wi-Fi. we have single rooms to family-size,studio Apartments for 4-6 persons and Apartments with 2 bedrooms for 4-6 persons.The rooms share modern bathrooms facilities and have access to a fully equipped kitchen. We do have Single, Double, Triple, Studio Apartment for 4 people and an apartment with 2 bedrooms for 4-6 person. The Apartments are private. The Single, Double and Triple rooms share...
"Bláklukka Guest house has three rooms that accommodate two - five persons. All beds are made up and towels are included. The rooms are newly furnished with comfort and simplicity in mind.In the seating area in our backyard guests can relax and watch the midnight sun." … "… has its own private kitchen and bathroom. Our aim is to offer affordble and welcoming accommodation in Reykjavk. Nearby area: The neighbourhood is...
"… Nr:12 Close to Reykjavik airport for domestic flights Palshus Guesthouse is located in a family residence. We live on the upper floors and the guesthouse is in the lower part of the house plus a small guesthouse in the garden. That gives us the possibility of providing the best possible service. The rooms are equipped with TV,CD player and free wireless internet access. They share a kitchen with all essential appliances and...
"… in the center of Reykjavik in a quiet and charming neighbourhood. The size of the rooms is 9-14 fm with 2x90 cm wide beds and one room is with 140 cm twin bed. Shared bathroom. All rooms have made up beds with soft cotton bed linen, and towels, mirrors and Wi-Fi and radio clock. It's a non-smoking Guesthouse and there are no pets in the house. This friendly Guesthouse is an ideal place to rest, relax and chill out after a...
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