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Set on a square behind Reykjavík Cathedral and the Icelandic Parliament, this hotel offers modern rooms with free Wi-Fi access and Nespresso coffee machines. Lake Tjörnin is 1 minutes’ walk away. Dating back to 1900, the modern Kvosin Downtown Hotel offers rooms with a seating area, flat-screen TV and a private bathroom with shower. Most rooms have a kitchenette with a dining area, fridge and cooking hobs. Aldamot Bar is located on the ground floor of Kvosin Downtown. A continental breakfast is served each morning at the hotel. We now serve breakfast in your room with two types hot or cold and it can also be served at the bar. Views of the cathedral and parliament can be enjoyed from the ground-floor terrace. The 3rd-floor terrace overlooks the city lake. Austorvollur Park is 50 metres away. Laugavegur shopping street is a 5-minute walk from the hotel.

This is our guests' favourite part of Reykjavík, according to independent reviews.

Couples particularly like the location — they rated it 9.7 for a two-person trip.

Kvosin Downtown Hotel has been welcoming guests since 14 May 2013.

Property highlights

Situated in the real heart of Reykjavík, this hotel has an excellent location score of 9.8

Want a great night's sleep? This hotel was highly rated for its very comfy beds.

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Room type
1 large double bed
Bedroom 1:
1 large double bed
Bedroom 2:
2 bunk beds
Living room:
1 sofa bed
1 sofa bed
1 large double bed
1 sofa bed
2 large double beds
1 large double bed
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Travel Sustainable Level 2
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Guest reviews


Value for money
Free WiFi
High score for Reykjavík
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See what guests loved the most:

  • Monique
    Large room/suite/appartement. We had a so called “larger room”. 2nd floor. Kitchen, sofa, nice bathroom. Good overal vibe and decorations. Coffee/tea facilities. Location just perfect.
  • Tracey
    United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Fantastic location, super friendly knowledgeable staff. We had a free upgrade to the penthouse which had a rooftop outside area, coffee making facilities in the room.
  • Corentin
    Perfect location, big rooms, super friendly staff, comfortable beds.
  • Noel
    We didn't have breakfast as we were self-catering and the facilities in the room were top class. Location is perfect and could not be better. The room was excellent and beautifully decorated as well. Only problem with the room was that the shut...
  • Thomas
    United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Handy kitchen, ideal location, near everything, super helpful staff, good bar
  • Joseph
    United StatesUnited States
    Loved the location and their ability to accommodate us with our reservation that day.
  • Jenna
    New ZealandNew Zealand
    Great spacious room with plenty of facility Super lovely staff Modern decor Very centrally located
  • Heidy
    We had a very nice apartment in this historic building in the center of Reykjavik. Stylish but homey at the same time. Very friendly receptionist, who gave us the kettle behind the reception desk when we asked for one in our room. Everything is in...
  • Antonio
    Olena at the reception was extreamly kind and help us a lot with bus transfer soooo kind thanks a lot
  • Sarah
    Beautiful little hotel. Most friendly and helpful staff. Beautiful room.

Property questions and answers
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  • Do you have car parking facilities on site for a 5 night stay?

    No we don't have private parking. But lots of public parking close by :)
    Answered on 26 November 2019
  • Are you able to help arrange car hire please?

    We can arrange car hire, private transfers as well as most of the tours.
    Answered on 21 June 2021
  • Which room do we need to book to get a balcony as you can't book specific room numbers? Standard Double room, junior suite?

    Dear Sir / Madam, We do have balconies in each category so you just make a note that you'd want a balcony and we will do our utmost to make it happen!
    Answered on 28 May 2020
  • Which rooms have private or shared balconies? Thanks!

    Dear Sir / Madam, These are the rooms with a balcony: 204, 205, 208, 211, 303, 304, 307, 310 and 401. Kind regards, Kvosin Concierge Team
    Answered on 27 May 2020
  • Our flight arrives at 2 am. Is it possible to do the check in around 3 am?

    Yes, our reception is open 24 hours.
    Answered on 4 September 2021
  • Our flight leaves at 6am, does the hotel provide taxi service at this time of the morning to the airport?

    Yes, we can arrange a private transfer this early in the morning. Transfer costs 20.490 ISK.
    Answered on 25 January 2022
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Facilities of Kvosin Downtown Hotel
Great facilities! Review score, 9.1

Most popular facilities
  • Parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Family rooms
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Facilities for disabled guests
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Bar
  • Laundry
  • Tea/coffee maker in all rooms
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels
  • Bath or shower
  • Slippers
  • Private bathroom
  • Toilet
  • Free toiletries
  • Bathrobe
  • Hairdryer
  • Shower
  • Linen
  • City view
  • View
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Patio
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Coffee machine
  • Cleaning products
  • Refrigerator
Room Amenities
  • Socket near the bed
  • Clothes rack
  • Live music/performance
  • Happy hour
    Additional charge
  • Temporary art galleries
    Additional chargeOff-site
Media & Technology
  • Flat-screen TV
  • Video
  • Radio
  • Telephone
  • TV
Food & Drink
  • Fruits
    Additional charge
  • Wine/champagne
    Additional charge
  • Kid-friendly buffet
  • Snack bar
  • Bar
  • Tea/Coffee maker
WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
Public parking is possible at a location nearby (reservation is not possible) and costs € 22 per day.
  • Street parking
Reception services
  • Concierge service
  • Luggage storage
  • Tour desk
  • 24-hour front desk
Entertainment and family services
  • Kids' outdoor play equipment
  • Board games/puzzles
  • Books, DVDs, or music for children
  • Board games/puzzles
Cleaning services
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Trouser press
    Additional charge
  • Ironing service
    Additional charge
  • Dry cleaning
    Additional charge
  • Laundry
    Additional charge
Safety & security
  • Fire extinguishers
  • CCTV outside property
  • CCTV in common areas
  • Smoke alarms
  • Security alarm
  • Safety deposit box
  • Designated smoking area
  • Wake-up service
  • Hardwood or parquet floors
  • Heating
  • Laptop safe
  • Lift
  • Family rooms
  • Ironing facilities
  • Facilities for disabled guests
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Iron
  • Wake up service/Alarm clock
  • Upper floors accessible by elevator
Languages spoken
  • Danish
  • English
  • Finnish
  • French
  • Icelandic
  • Norwegian
  • Russian

House rules

Kvosin Downtown Hotel takes special requests - add in the next step!


From 15:00 to 00:00

Guests are required to show a photo identification and credit card upon check-in


Until 11:00



Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodation type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check the conditions of your required room.

Children and beds

Child policies

Children of any age are welcome.

To see correct prices and occupancy information, please add the number of children in your group and their ages to your search.

Cot and extra bed policies

0 - 2 years
Cot upon request

The number of cots allowed is dependent on the option you choose. Please check your selected option for more information.

There are no extra beds available at this property.

All cots are subject to availability.

Age restriction

The minimum age for check-in is 18


Pets are not allowed.

Maestro Mastercard Visa UnionPay credit card Discover JCB Diners Club American Express Cash is not accepted Kvosin Downtown Hotel accepts these cards and reserves the right to temporarily hold an amount prior to arrival.

The fine print

At Kvosin Downtown Hotel, charges will be made in EUR according to the exchange rate on the day that the charge is made.

Please note that when booking more than 4 rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply.

In response to Coronavirus (COVID-19), additional safety and sanitation measures are in effect at this property.

Food & beverage services at this property may be limited or unavailable due to Coronavirus (COVID-19).

Guests are required to show a photo identification and credit card upon check-in. Please note that all Special Requests are subject to availability and additional charges may apply.

FAQs about Kvosin Downtown Hotel

  • Room options at Kvosin Downtown Hotel include:

    • Suite
    • Double

  • Check-in at Kvosin Downtown Hotel is from 15:00, and check-out is until 11:00.

  • The prices at Kvosin Downtown Hotel may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates you select, hotel's policy etc.). See the prices by entering your dates.

  • Guests staying at Kvosin Downtown Hotel can enjoy a highly-rated breakfast during their stay (guest review score: 7.2).

    Breakfast option(s) include:

    • Continental

  • Kvosin Downtown Hotel offers the following activities / services (charges may apply):

    • Temporary art galleries
    • Live music/performance
    • Happy hour

  • Kvosin Downtown Hotel is 100 yards from the centre of Reykjavík. All distances are measured in straight lines. Actual travel distances may vary.