Loft Hostel, Reykjavík

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Loft Hostel is a beautiful hostel in the heart of Reykjavík. It is a large hostel, but doesn't feel impersonal and it is a social hostel despite the fact that the rooms are spread out on different floors. The prices may seem very high, but they are in line with the general cost of living in Iceland, which is by no means a budget destination.

The Location

The hostel is located on the main drag in the centre of the Icelandic capital. It is a very busy and very touristy area, but it also makes everything very accessible. One of the airport buses has a stop a few minutes' walk from the hostel and there are many restaurants and stores in the area. There are a few grocery stores -- some significantly cheaper than the norm -- so it is worth doing a little research before going. Parking is also available on the adjacent streets.

Rooms and Bathrooms

The dorm rooms are spacious and the beds are comfortable and sturdy. One thing that could be improved is the size of the lockers, which are barely large enough to hold your valuables. If you travel with a lot of electronics, the lockers might even be too small. There are outlets and headlamps for each bed.

There is an en suite shower, as well as a separate toilet, which are clean and well maintained. There is enough room for clothes and toiletries in both the shower room and the toilet room.

Common Spaces

There is one large common area on the top floor, which contains a dining area and a small bar area, as well as a nice terrace facing the street. During our stay, the days were very long and it was nice to be able to be outside on the terrace while observing the midnight sunset. This is a social area, and although this is a large hostel, people like to talk and meet other travelers. The dining room area is also where a breakfast buffet is served in the morning for a fee.


Overall, we have loved our stay at Loft Hostel and would love to visit again. The central location may sometimes feel a little too touristy, but the city is not large and it is very easy to walk to other areas of the city that may be less crowded.
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Loft Hostel, Reykjavík
Loft Hostel, Reykjavík
Loft Hostel, Reykjavík
Loft Hostel, Reykjavík
Loft Hostel, Reykjavík
Loft Hostel, Reykjavík
Loft Hostel, Reykjavík
Loft Hostel, Reykjavík
Loft Hostel, Reykjavík
Monica Staff Reviewer
Published on 2017-08-04


Loft Hostel will be a fun hostel in the centre of downtown Reykjavík. It is located on Reykjavík’s main shopping street and within 5 minutes walking distance from Hallgrímskirkja, the City Pond and Harpa Concert Hall; it literally has the best of the city on its doorstep. Loft also boasts one of the finest views in town with its large top floor balcony café overlooking the city centre – a great spot to people watch or catch a glimpse of the northern lights in winter.

Make yourself at home in our cozy lounge; make new friends at the bar or surf the web using our free WiFi. Facilities include free computer access, fully equipped guest kitchen, book exchange, free luggage storage during stay. Loft café and bar offers top quality coffee and wine and beer from local breweries, as well as some sweet and savoury treats, and our mostly organic breakfast is a great start to the day. We host regular movie nights, music events, foosball 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 car rentals and all local transport. Great specials and package deals available. You can also prebook your tours through

Our aim is to contribute towards a style of travelling that increases people's knowledge of their environment, concern for nature and respect for the cultural values of cities and towns in all parts of the world.

We look forward to welcoming you!

Location and Contact




Address: Bankastræti 7, Reykjavík (Reykjavik), Capital Region, Iceland

Loft Hostel is listed on the following booking sites:

Hostelworld Not listed at HostelsClub


Website Loft Hostel Reykjavík
Phone Number: 003545538140
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Facilities and Amenities

Party Hostel

Solo Traveller


Lockers in Rooms

Luggage Storage

Wi-Fi in Lobby/Commons

Wi-Fi in Rooms

Airport Pickup (2200)

Bike Rental

Breakfast (1450)

City Tours



24 Hour Security

Air Conditioning

BBQ Grill


Board Games

Clothes Dryer

Concierge/Info Desk

Credit Card Payments


Entirely Non-Smoking

Evening Entertainment



Hair Dryers

Hot Showers


Live Music/Performance

Lounge Area

Movie Library/Rental

Outdoor Seating

Power Point/Sockets in Rooms


Wheelchair Accessible



Service Animals

Genders: Males & Females

Min. Age with Parent (dorms): 5

Min. Age with Parent (private room): All Ages

Min. Age without Parent: 18

Checkout: 10:00 (10 AM)

Curfew: No Curfew

Lockout: No

Maximum Stay: 1 month

Minimum Stay: 1 night

Open Dates: All Year

Reception Hours: 24 Hours

Size: Large (60-100 beds)


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