Welcome to your detailed guide for hostels in Reykjavík, Iceland. You can choose from 12 Reykjavík hostels. In total, there are 34 cheap places to stay in Reykjavík such as guesthouses and bnbs. Prices start from $35 for a dorm.
Above we list every single hostel there is in the city. Let us take a broader look at what you can expect - and what not. We created this cheatsheet for you to get a more complete picture of the hostel quality in Reykjavík, average prices and types of hostels to choose from.
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Below you can discover the best hostels to suit every traveller type. All of our recommendations are based on information shared by genuine travellers, the hostels and data that has been calculated from the system. Don't forget to check the ratings and see how these compare with the rates.
Travelling on your own to Reykjavík? Fabulous!
Pick a great hostel designed with solo travellers in mind, and you're bound to meet plenty of like-minded people who have also dared to venture to Reykjavík alone. Here are the top hostels for solo travellers in Reykjavík. We've also highlighted which hostel offers special perks you, as a solo traveller, will love. Each hostel offers great social spaces to meet fellow backpackers and wonderful opportunities for making new friends. You'll soon realise that travelling on your own definitely does not mean travelling alone.
This section is dedicated to take away all your "I wish someone had told me that before I went!" experiences. This way, you are better prepared for what to expect, what not to expect and can spend less time settling in, and more time making new friends in your chosen hostel. We share our insider knowledge of tips, tricks and important things to look out for in Reykjavík. To help you make friends with Reykjavík before you visit, we've included a few helpful and fun things you should know about the area. Enjoy!
Guess what? Reykjavík is also named and spelled Reykjavik - It is the same destination. Goodbye confusion.
Reykjavík (Reykjavik), Iceland, is the capital city of Iceland, and the largest city in the country. It is also one of the very top tourist destinations in the world right now. Iceland is incredibly expensive, so budget-minded travelers will want to search for a great Reykjavík (Reykjavik), Iceland hostel. While hostels in Reykjavík (Reykjavik), Iceland, will seem pricey, they are much more affordable than other accommodation options! Luckily most Reykjavík (Reykjavik), Iceland hostels are really cool and modern, so you’ll certainly get your money’s worth in environment and staff expertise. As a bonus there are almost always really inexpensive flights to Iceland from the USA and Europe.
You will find luxury hostels in Reykjavík (Reykjavik), Iceland, and boutique hostels in Reykjavík (Reykjavik), Iceland, with a really unique atmosphere. There are even a few eco-friendly hostels and family friendly hostels in Reykjavík (Reykjavik), Iceland, that offer budget private rooms. Most Reykjavík (Reykjavik), Iceland hostels will offer free city maps to help you get acquainted with the city and may even have a few walking tours available for guests! The hosts at the Reykjavík (Reykjavik), Iceland hostels are experts on the city and will be able to give you advice about the must-sees; things to do; and places to eat, drink, and dance. Some Reykjavík (Reykjavik), Iceland hostels also have travel desks and can help you arrange car rental or transportation around Iceland.
Downtown Reykjavik has many restaurants, bars, gyms, grocery stores, and travel agencies. There is also an amusement park, flower garden, sport fields, and a zoo with Icelandic animals to be enjoyed! Hlemmur Square is the center of hip nightlife. The city is well connected with a public bus system, which makes traveling around easy and affordable. The high season is during the winter, with tourists flocking to Iceland to see the Northern Lights and enjoy all of the gorgeous natural wonders Iceland has to offer.
Written by local enthusiast for Reykjavík hostels Lola
There are plenty of frequently asked questions about hostels in Reykjavík. We've collected the most common questions and doubts when it comes to picking your preferred accommodation in Reykjavík. The more you know, the better you can plan with confidence and ease, right?
A hostel in Reykjavík costs on average $40 for a dorm. A hostel in Reykjavík with private rooms costs on average $155.
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HI - Reykjavik Downtown Hostel is the best hostel in Reykjavík for families.
HI - Reykjavik Downtown Hostel is the best hostel in Reykjavík for groups.
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Pack smart, not hard
Hostel? Check! Now let's have at your hostel packing list for Reykjavík and Iceland.
You may wonder what to pack when staying in hostels? There is a few absolute basics you always have to pick. Other items are more optional and depend more on your location. Here is the must-packing items when staying in hostels:
These are the basics, yet there is more. We wrote a big, detailed guide on what to pack, tech gear and things you won't need.