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Located 650 feet from Grandi harbor area in central Reykjavik, this eco-certified hostel offers a communal kitchen, TV lounge and free WiFi. Car rentals are possible on site.

At Reykjavik Downtown Hostel, guests can choose accommodations with either private or shared bathrooms. Bed linen is included.

A complimentary simple breakfast consisting of oatmeal porridge, coffee and tea is served every day.

The lobby has a free internet computer.

Ingolfstorg Square is just a few minutes' walk from the hostel. Staff can book activities such as whale watching and horse riding.

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

Couples in particular like the location – they rated it 9.1 for a two-person trip.

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Reykjavik Downtown HI Hostel has been welcoming guests since Jun 24, 2011

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Located in the real heart of Reykjavík, this property has an excellent location score of 9.2!

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About Reykjavik Downtown HI Hostel

Welcoming guests since Jun 24, 2011

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  • Is it quiet at night?

    Yes, it is. It is a quiet neighborhood, yet very close to the action :)

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    Answered on August 7, 2019
  • Do you have planned events or activities?

    Yes, but only on rare occasions. Our sister hostel, The LOFT, hosts events every week that our guests are welcome to join.

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    Answered on September 11, 2019
  • Can I use my own sleeping bag?

    Every bed in this hostel comes with clean linens, duvet and pillow and we do prefer our guests use them.

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    Answered on September 11, 2019
  • Do I need a lock for the lockers?

    Small size personal lockers are available in all dormitories. Bring own padlock (M30 or CB30 type) or buy one at reception. Cost for a new locker is 1000 ISK.

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    Answered on September 11, 2019
  • Do you offer luggage storage?

    We offer free luggage storage on the day of arrival and departure. Luggage drop-off and pick-up are available while the reception is open from 6 AM - 11 AM & 3 PM - 9 PM. Outside these hours, our guests are welcome to use the free luggage storage at our sister hostel, The LOFT. We also offer over-night luggage storage for a fee of 600ISK per night.

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    Answered on September 11, 2019
  • How much does it cost to rent a lock?

    We have locks fore sale at the reception for 1000 ISK.

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    Answered on September 19, 2019
  • Are sheets and towels included?

    Towels are included in private rooms. Linens, duvet and pillow are included in all rooms. We have towels for rent at the reception for 500 ISK

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Area Info *
Guests loved walking around the neighborhood!
Excellent location – show map
Restaurants & cafes
  • Restaurant Seabaron - Best Lobster Soup in Town
    0.1 miles
  • Cafe/Bar Stofan Café
    0.1 miles
  • Restaurant Bæjarins Beztu Pylsur - Best Hotdog in Town
    0.2 miles
Closest Airports
  • Reykjavík Domestic Airport
    1.4 miles
  • Reykjavík Keflavík Airport
    23 miles
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Amenities of Reykjavik Downtown HI Hostel
  • Shared kitchen
  • Bicycle rental (additional charge)
WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
Public parking is available on site (reservation is not needed) and charges may apply.
  • Street parking
  • Public transit tickets Additional charge
Front Desk Services
  • Lockers
  • Baggage storage Additional charge
  • Tour desk
  • Express check-in/out
Entertainment & Family Services
  • Baby safety gates
  • Indoor play area
  • Board games/Puzzles
Cleaning Services
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Laundry Additional charge
Safety & security
  • Fire extinguishers
  • CCTV in common areas
  • Smoke alarms
  • Security alarm
  • Key card access
  • 24-hour security
  • Safe
  • Shared lounge/TV area
  • Smoke-free property
  • Heating
  • Car rental
  • Soundproof rooms
  • Family rooms
  • Non-smoking rooms
Languages Spoken
  • English
  • Spanish
  • Icelandic
  • Polish
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Sustainability initiatives

This property has taken steps to provide more sustainable and eco-friendly travel

House rules Reykjavik Downtown HI Hostel takes special requests – add in the next step!


3:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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


6:00 AM - 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.

Children 13 and above are considered adults at this property.

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Crib and extra bed policies

There's no capacity for cribs at this property.

This property doesn't offer extra beds.

Age restriction

The minimum age for check-in is 18


Pets are not allowed.

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The fine print

If you expect to arrive outside check-in hours, please inform Reykjavik Downtown Hostel in advance.

Towels are not included. You can rent them on site or bring your own.

The property does not have an elevator. Most rooms are located on the upper floors.

The property requires that the credit card holder’s name matches the guest’s name on the booking confirmation. Guests are required to show photo identification and the same credit card used for booking upon check-in.

Please inform Reykjavik Downtown HI Hostel of your expected arrival time in advance. You can use the Special Requests box when booking, or contact the property directly using the contact details in your confirmation.

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 Reykjavik Downtown HI Hostel

  • Reykjavik Downtown HI Hostel offers the following activities/services (charges may apply):

    • Bicycle rental (additional charge)

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

  • From the nearest airport, you can get to Reykjavik Downtown HI Hostel by:

    • Airport shuttle (public) 1h 30min

  • The following parking options are available to guests staying at Reykjavik Downtown HI Hostel (subject to availability):

    • Parking on site
    • Parking
    • Street parking

  • Reykjavik Downtown HI Hostel is 1,150 feet from the center of Reykjavík.

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