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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 164 feet away. Laugavegur shopping street is a 5-minute walk from the hotel.

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

Couples in particular like the location – they rated it 9.8 for a two-person trip.

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

Property Highlights

Located in the 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 queen bed
Bedroom 1:
1 queen bed
Bedroom 2:
2 bunk beds
Living room:
1 sofa bed
1 sofa bed
1 queen bed
1 sofa bed
2 queen beds
1 queen 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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  • Daniel
    United States of AmericaUnited States of America
    What a pleasant hotel in a very convenient location but away from the city noise. Would highly recommend.
  • Robert
    United States of AmericaUnited States of America
    The staff was supurb. The location was excellent.
  • Morgan
    United States of AmericaUnited States of America
    Absolutely loved the property!!!! The staff was phenomenal and the room was cozy
  • Karin
    United States of AmericaUnited States of America
    Convenient location, staff was exceptional. Helpful with recommendations, arranging taxi, and getting us to room very timely.
  • Yuval
    Big room, super comfortable, clean, great balcony :) Very nice facility.
  • Abrar
    Saudi ArabiaSaudi Arabia
    This hotel's staff is seriously top-notch! I've seen my fair share of hotel staff, but these guys take the cake. They're incredibly helpful and always quick to respond. Highly recommend! The location is excellent near to the bust stop and the...
  • Raz
    Super trendy. Rooms beautiful and large. Staff nice and location perfect.
  • Alicia
    United States of AmericaUnited States of America
    Loved the aesthetic, friendly and helpful staff, location, and hardy breakfast!
  • Merrill
    United States of AmericaUnited States of America
    The hotel is in a great location and very comfortable.
  • Melaniehassan2015
    United States of AmericaUnited States of America
    Breakfast was tasty and Icelandic. The room was spacious and had lots of nice amenities. The staff were all wonderfully helpful and friendly. The location is fantastic. We walked everywhere we wanted to go in Reykjavik and had convenient pick-up...

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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Amenities of Kvosin Downtown Hotel
Great facilities! Review score, 9.1

Most popular amenities
  • 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
  • Bathtub or shower
  • Slippers
  • Private Bathroom
  • Toilet
  • Free toiletries
  • Bathrobe
  • Hairdryer
  • Shower
  • Linens
  • 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
  • Fruit
    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 available at a location nearby (reservation is not possible) and costs € 22 per day.
  • Street parking
Front Desk Services
  • Concierge
  • Baggage storage
  • Tour desk
  • 24-hour front desk
Entertainment & Family Services
  • Outdoor play equipment for kids
  • Board games/Puzzles
  • Books, DVDs or music for children
  • Board games/puzzles
Cleaning Services
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Suit 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
  • Safe
  • Designated smoking area
  • Wake-up service
  • Hardwood or parquet floors
  • Heating
  • Laptop safe
  • Elevator
  • 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 3:00 PM to 12:00 AM

Guests are required to show a photo ID and credit card at check-in


Until 11:00 AM



Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodations type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check what conditions apply to your preferred room.

Children & Beds

Child policies

Children of all ages are welcome.

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

Crib and extra bed policies

0 - 2 years
Crib upon request

The number of cribs allowed depends on the option you choose. Check your selected option for more info.

There are no extra beds available at this property.

All cribs 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 the coronavirus (COVID-19), additional safety and sanitation measures are in effect at this property.

Food and beverage services at this property may be limited or unavailable due to the coronavirus (COVID-19).

Guests are required to show a photo ID 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

  • Kvosin Downtown Hotel is 350 feet from the center of Reykjavík. All distances are measured in straight lines. Actual travel distances may vary.

  • Check-in at Kvosin Downtown Hotel is from 3:00 PM, and check-out is until 11:00 AM.

  • Room options at Kvosin Downtown Hotel include:

    • Suite
    • Double

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

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

  • 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

  • The prices at Kvosin Downtown Hotel may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates, hotel's policy etc.). To see prices, enter your dates.