Reykjavík Hostels are Tripadvisor GreenLeaders

All three Reykjavík Hostels have been now recognized as GreenLeaders by Tripadvisor and all three hostels are proudly caring the GOLD logo!

TripAdvisor GreenLeaders first launched in the U.S. in April 2013 and the Program showcases a variety of eco-friendly hotels and B&Bs, from budget to luxury – and they’re all committed to green practices like recycling, local and organic food, and electric car charging stations.
The TripAdvisor GreenLeaders program considers a property's holistic approach to green practices and ranks them based on four levels of participation -- Bronze, Silver, Gold or Platinum -- which will be shown prominently on the property's listing on the TripAdvisor site.  

 

 

Trip-Advisor-Green-Leaders_HI_IcelandReykjavik Downtown Hostel

Loft Hostel Reykjavik

Reykjavik City Hostel

 

 

 

GreenLeaders Gold level includes green practices

General
Tracks energy use
Regularly measures and records energy use (at least 4 times a year)
Towel reuse program
Program includes housekeeper training and regular checks
Linen reuse program
Program includes housekeeper training and regular checks
Recycles waste
Recycles at least two types of waste, such as paper, glass, plastic and cardboard.
Recycling bins in common areasStaff training on green practices
Staff trained at least once a year on implementing the hotel's green practices
Education for guests on green practices
Guests can learn about the property's green practices before or during their stay
At least 75% of interior lightbulbs are energy-efficient
Energy efficient lightbulbs include compact fluorescent (CFL), LED, and T5/T8 fluorescent bulbs.

 

Energy
Efficient laundry dryers
Energy efficient laundry dryers are used
Heating temperature set to save energy
Indoor temperature set at a maximum of 22 C during the winter
Preventative maintenance plan
Regular checks to ensure energy and water equipment is working efficiently
Completed energy assessment of building
Evaluation to identify ways for property to save energy
Geothermal heating & cooling systemUnderground system helps regulate temperature in building, saving energy needed for heating and cooling
Sensors turn off electronics when a guest room is empty
Sensors in over 90% of guest roomsSensors turn off lights when a guest room is empty
Sensors in over 90% of guest rooms

Water
Water-efficient toilets in public restrooms
Over 90% of guest room toilets use 4.5 liters per flush or less
Water-efficient toilets in public restrooms
Over 90% of staff and public toilets use 4.5 liters per flush or less


Purchasing
100% Biodegradable toiletries
At least 90% of toiletries are biodegradable
Toiletries with organic ingredients
At least 90% of toiletries are produced with organic ingredients
Toiletries with over 50% recycled packaging
At least 90% of toiletries have recycled packaging
Refillable toiletries dispensers
Dispensers in over 90% of guest room bathrooms



Waste
Completed waste assessment of building
Property has evaluated the amount and type of waste it creates, in order to plan how to reduce it.
Recycles flooring
At least 90% of flooring is recycled when replaced
Recycles furniture
At least 90% of furniture is recycled when replaced
Recycles mattresses
At least 90% of mattresses are recycled when replaced
Safe disposal of hazardous materials
Such as paint, printer cartridges, batteries and fluorescent lightbulbs
Reusable dinnerware and cutlery
At least 90% of crockery and cutlery is reusable

Education & Innovation
Tracks carbon emissions
Carbon emissions of the building are measured and documented.
Asks guests for feedback on green practices
Guests are given the opportunity to comment on property's green practices
Education for guests on local environment
Education about local environmental issues such as local habitats and conservation efforts


Your eco-friendly stay starts here.


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   2014    

Sæberg HostelAkranes Hostel, Broddanes Hostel and Dalvik Hostel are successfully labelled  as Green Hostels.

       
   Swan logo 2013   Loft Hostel got certified by the Nordic Ecolabel, The Swan. The Swan is the official Ecolabel of the Nordic countries and stands for running a successful Environmental Quality System.
       

2013  

Gaulverjaskóli Hostel, Reyðarfjörður Hostel, Vagnsstaðir Hostel and Vík Hostel were successfully labelled  as Green Hostels.


A picture of the HI Quality Logo 2011
  Akranes Hostel, Grundarfjörður Hostel and Bíldudalur hostel were successfully certified as HI Quality Hostels. This Certificate is an official recognition by Hostelling International, of excellence in provision of service and hospitality. 
       
kudungur 2010   The Reykjavík Hostels, Reykjavík City and Reykjavík Downtown, receive the environmental recognition of the Ministry for the Environment
       
Ferdaumhverfisverdlaun-2010-logo 2010   The Reykjavík Hostels, Reykjavík City and Reykjavík Downtown, receive the Icelandic Tourist Board Environmental Award 2010
       
 A picture of the HI Quality Logo 2010
  The Reykjavík Downtown Hostel was successfully certified as HI Quality Hostel. This Certificate is an official recognition by Hostelling International, of excellence in provision of service and hospitality.
       
A picture of the Swan Logo for Reykjavík Downtown hostel 2010 
  
Reykjavik Downtown Hostel got certificated by the Nordic Ecolabel, The Swan. The Swan is the official Ecolabel of the Nordic countries and stands for running a successful Environmental Quality System.




 
A picture of the HI Quality Logo
 2005
The Reykjavík City Hostel was successfully certified as HI Quality Hostel.  Reykjavik City Hostel became one of the first 12 Hostels around the World to receive this certification of Quality.




 A picture of the Swan Logo for Reykjavík City Hostel  2004
Reykjavik City Hostel got certificated by the Nordic Ecolabel, The Swan




  A picture of the logo from the Icelandic tourist board  2003
HI Iceland receives the Icelandic Tourist Board Environmental Award 2003
       
   2002
Reykjavík City Hostel received the yearly City of Reykjavík Environmental Award for its contribution to environmental program.

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