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Reykjavík Loft Hostel   Svan Ecolabel

Bankastræti 7, 101 Reykjavik
GPS: 64° 8,812'N, 21° 56,037'W
Tel:  (+354) 553 8140

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LOFT, the Best HI Hostels worldwide 2014, thanks to our awesome guest reviews

With the best of Reykjavík on its doorstep, and the ultimate experience inside the hostel too, our great 2014 guests thought Loft Hostel was basically the best of all. From the stylish facilities and friendly folks who work there, to great views of the city centre and the unique ability to catch a glimpse of the northern lights from the rooftop in winter - they like it all!


Make yourself at home in our cosy lounge; make new friends at the bar or surf the web using our free WiFi. Facilities include free computer access, fully equipped guest kitchen, book exchange, luggage storage during stay. Loft café and bar offers top quality Chemex coffee and wine,  draft and bottled beer from local Icelandic breweries, as well as some sweet and savoury treats, and our organic breakfast is a great start to the day. We host regular music events, movie nights, foosball tournaments and other social events.


Loft offers a wide range of 4-8 person dorms and double rooms, each equipped with a private bathroom. Linen is included in all rooms. Free small  lockers are available in dormitories. Female only dorms and single rooms are available upon request.


Our aim is to contribute towards an ethically conscious and sustainable style of travelling that increases people's knowledge of their environment, and respect for the cultural values of cities and towns in all parts of the world.


We are on hand 24/7 at reception to help you with anything you need; whether it's advice on how to get around the island or the scoop on bars, restaurants and music downtown. We also arrange your excursions for free; bike and car rentals and all local transport. Great specials and package deals available. You can make reservations for our tours in advance through


Check out our events and special offers on Loft Facebook page

We look forward to welcoming you to Loft!


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Opening times:

Opening times (daily/weekly):    24 hours access to Hostel. Check in is any time after 14:00. Reception open: 08:00 to 24:00.

Night security: 24:00 to 08:00.

Opening times (over the year):    Open all year around.

FREE luggage storage on arrival and departure

 - Family rooms available   
- Travel/Tour bureau
 - Lockers available
 - Hostel open 24h

 - Laundry facilities
 - Non smoking room/area
 - Sheets in price

 - Internet access

 - Basic store available at or near the hostel
 - TV room

 - Credit card accepted

 - Green Hostel
 - Self-catering kitchen

 - Café/Bar

 - Rates include local tax
 - Groups welcome

 - Currency exchange at or near hostel
 - Discounts and concessions available
 - Common room(s)

 - Individual traveller welcome

 - Cycle rental available at or near the hostel
- BBQ   - Suitable for wheelchair users    - Games room
- Lift        



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    Downtown, on Reykjavík's main shopping street, and within walking distance from most of Reykjavík's monuments and attractions.
  A car park is within 2 minutes from the hostel. Price: 80 ISK for the first hour. 50 ISK for additional hours.
Bus:   The closest local Bus Station is “Laekjartorg” at Lækjargata. The schedules and routes of the local Reykjavik City Bus can be found on

Reykjavík Bus Central Station (BSI) is within walking distance. Schedules and more information on buses operating by various companies to most corners of the country can be found at 


Transportation from the airport is operated by two companies,  Fly Bus and Airport Express. Both services  connect with every incoming flight and deliver you to our doorstep. A return service is available as well, and can be arranged the day before your departure from the hostel reception. 


As to be expected there are many attractions at the state's capital, Reykjavík. Here we have decided to focus more on the surroundings of Loft and all the activities mentioned below are in a nice walking distance from the hostel:


Harpa Concert Hall and Conference Center

Home to the Icelandic Symphony Orchestra and The Icelandic Opera, and host to several concerts, shows and events every week, Harpa is the crown jewel of Reykjavík‘s cultural life.


HjART Park

A pleasant surprise between the shops and restaurants downtown, HjArt Park (formerly know as the Heart Park or Hjartagarðurinn) is a small square bustling with life and energy. Literally covered with artwork from Reykjavík‘s graffiti eart scene, and usually playing host to DJ‘s or concerts all day long, you will find HjArt Park crowded with people on a summer day.


Austurvöllur square

In good weather the Austurvöllur square is filled with people of all ages. It's the perfect place for a picnic lunch or a game of hackysack.


A feast for the taste buds

The downtown area is crowded with all kinds of restaurants suited for all budgets. If hungry, walk any direction for a few minutes and you will find something to eat.


Reykjavík Flea Market

The flea market, Kolaportið, has everything one would want. There's a food court with local delicacies such as shark and flatkökur, second hand clothing booths, Icelandic woolen sweaters, vinyl records and vintage books.


At the Reykjavík hostels we can accommodate groups from as little as 10 people to 100 people. 
We understand that organizing a group trip is not easy and we endeavor to make your booking process and stay as pleasant as possible by offering your group a clean, safe, well-located and inexpensive place to stay including the following:



A free quote and quick responses to all emails and queries.


A selection of private rooms and dorm rooms.


Staff that understands the needs of groups


Plentiful breakfast buffet, packed lunches and evening meals.


Assistance with the organization of all your transport and sightseeing.


And most of all, we will ensure you have an enjoyable stay while visiting Iceland.


For more information on our group rates and policies please email us directly on


Alternatively if you are arriving within 7 days please telephone us directly on +354 553 8140 to check our availability.


Accessible and wheelchair friendly Loft Hostel


Loft is a modern, fully equipped and disability and wheelchair friendly hostel, designed to ensure accessibility for wheelchair users and those with mobility problems. Loft is a holder of the Accessibility Label, a quality label that provides information to users about accessibility.

Arrival and car parking facilities


In front of the hostel there is a disabled parking space, which is 2.5 meters in length, and is chargeable. The distance from the parking space to the main entrance of the hostel is 5 metres and is partly via a ramp.

Main entrance and reception

The entrance to the hostel is barrier-free with the door opening outwards. The entrance is 89 cm wide and there is a doorbell (120 cm height) on the right hand side of the door. To reach the reception, guests take the elevator to the fourth floor. The bedrooms  can also be accessed using the elevator.The width of the corridor in front of the elevator is 250 cm, the width of the elevator automatic door is 80 cm. The elevator cabin width is 110 cm and depth 140 cm.The reception desk is 121 cm in height.

Public areas - Bars and restaurant

Doors automatically close but this mode can be turned off when guests with mobility problems are staying in the hostel. We can set up a  ramp leading to the 4th floor balcony so that it becomes easily accessible to all. Tables in the public areas can be moved and altered to make the space more user friendly.


All of Loft Hostel's 19 rooms are on the 2nd and 3rd floor, which are accessible by elevator. The hostel offers specific room types that allow for disabled access. These rooms have 6 beds and are carpeted. There is approximatley 200 cm of barrier free space for a wheelchair to move around in the room. The rooms have extra wide doors, an open shower area with rails and a shower seat. The doors to the rooms are 83 cm wide with handles designed for easy opening.
The beds are 90 cm wide, 210 cm long and 45 cm from the ground. The height to the top bunk is from 100 -120 cm. The beds are designed in such a way as to offer some privacy. There is a storage shelf at the head of the bed with a reading lamp and an electircal socket. Although there are no wardrobes in the rooms there are plenty of coat hooks to hang your clothes. There are underbed lockers for valuables, which require a padlock. Padlocks may be purchased at the reception.


Additional to the ensuite bathrooms in all rooms, there are 3 communal  disabled friendly bathrooms in the corridors of the 2nd, 3rd  and 4th floor. The bathrooms are a little more than 5 m2. The doors open outwards and are 83 cm wide. The toilet is 44 cm from the ground with handrails on either side. The washbasin is 79 cm high and can be accessed easily. The soap dispenser is 90 cm high. There is ample space for a wheelchair to move in  and around the bathroom. The bathroom mirror is 90 cm from the ground. Hand towels are placed where they can be easily reached.
In the 2nd and 3rd floor communal bathrooms there is an additional disabled friendly shower. Each room is equipped with support rails and a roll-in shower seat. Please note this shower seat has neither a back support or arms.


The kitchen is on the 4th floor and  is easily accessible to all. Furniture is user friendly and movable. We offer a self-service continental breakfast buffet that can be set up to allow those with mobility problems to access it easily.

Guide dogs are more than welcome.

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