The Reykjavik City Hostel in Laugardalur has been named on of the world's 10 most eco-friendly hostels by the travel blog gadling.com.
According to Gadling, "Not only is Reykjavík City Hostel eco-friendly itself, it is also located next to a big geothermal swimming pool, beautiful waterfalls, explosive geysers, and other natural wonders for an even greener experience. Moreover, the hostel practices extensive recycling services, energy monitoring, and erosion control, offers a breakfast of local and organic fare, and sells fair-trade beverages at their cafe. While enjoying free Wi-Fi, a BBQ terrace, lounges, game rooms, and comfortable beds, guests can also take part in educational programs that will offer knowledge on sustainability and green living."
Reykjavík City Hostel received the Swan certification for the first time in 2004 and was re-certified in 2010.
Gadling's 10 Best Eco-Friendly Hostels in the World