Reykjavik Downtown Hostel

Vesturgata 17ReykjavíkIceland
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About Reykjavik Downtown Hostel

A short walk from the Old Harbour, Reykjavik Downtown Hostel offers budget accommodations in the city centre. The hostel features a communal kitchen, TV room, and laundry facilities.

The hostel offers private single, double, and family rooms, as well as four-bed and ten-bed dorms. All accommodations include linens and lockers, while free Wi-Fi is available throughout. Female-only dorms can be requested in advance.

Guests can unwind in the lounge or TV room, while movie nights and music events are regularly hosted in the lobby. The hostel offers computer access, book exchange, and self-service laundry facilities. Tourist information and booking assistance are available at the 24-hour reception.

Guests can prepare their own meals in the shared kitchen, while a mostly organic breakfast is available for a fee each morning.

City Hall, Reykjavik Art Museum, Harpa – Reykjavik Concert Hall, and the National Museum of Iceland are all located within half a mile of Reykjavik Downtown Hostel.


Vesturgata 17, Reykjavík, Iceland
Telephone: +354(553)8120 | Fax: +354(553)8121 | Official Homepage

Top amenities

  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Free WiFi in rooms
  • Pool
  • Spa
  • Parking
  • Pets
  • A/C
  • Restaurant
  • Hotel bar
  • Gym

All amenities

Hotel facilities

  • 24-hour reception
  • Computer with internet
  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Parking garage
  • Washing machine
  • WiFi in lobby

Room facilities

  • Bathroom with shower
  • Central heating
  • Free WiFi in rooms
  • Internet
  • Kitchen / Kitchenette
  • Room safe
  • Television
  • WiFi in rooms

Arrival / Departure

  • Check-in: 12:00

Positive Reviews

Quiet location close to the action.

According to reports, Reykjavik Downtown Hostel is located on a quiet street close at the heart of the city. Guests enjoy being able to easily access many popular attractions, while many tours are said to depart from close to the hostel.

Clean and comfy hostel accommodations.

Guests are quick to praise the cleanliness of the hotel. According to reports, rooms, dorms and bathrooms are generally kept clean and tidy, while the hostel itself is modern and well-maintained.

Helpful staff will keep you in the know.

The hostel staff has earned a reputation for delivering a friendly and knowledgeable service. Past guests praise the team for offering detailed information about the city and where to visit.

Negative Reviews

No elevator to upper floors.

Reykjavik Downtown Hostel is not fitted with an elevator. As a result, some guests lodging on the upper floors of the hostel have found it a struggle to access their rooms/dorms.

Communal kitchen lacks an oven.

Many guests find the hostel's communal kitchen, located in a separate building, to be very useful. However, the kitchen lacks an oven, meaning guests are limited in the meals they're able to prepare during their stay.

Shared bathrooms can be very busy.

While guests are often surprised by the cleanliness of shared bathrooms, they tend to be less impressed with the occupancy level. Reports suggest that each ten-bed dorm is fitted with just one bathroom, meaning it can be a long wait to use the facilities during peak hours.

Rating Overview

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8.9 out of 10 based on 806 reviews