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Reykjavík Loft Hostel   Svan Ecolabel

Bankastræti 7, 101 Reykjavik
GPS: 64° 8,827'N, 21° 56,025'W
Tel:  (+354) 553 8140

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Hostel Details

LOFT HOSTEL - Best of the Hostels in the centrum of Reykjavik

Loft Hostel opened its doors in the centre of downtown Reykjavík in Spring 2013. Located on Reykjavík’s main shopping street and 5 minutes walking distance from Hallgrímskirkja, the City Pond and Harpa Concert Hall, the best of the city is just footsteps away from the hostel. Loft also boasts one of the finest views in town with its large rooftop floor terrace café overlooking the city centre – perfect for rooftop beers on one of Reykjavik’s long summer evenings or for catch a glimpse of the Northern Lights in winter.


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 its 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


  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



Bed Capacity


Beds per room: Beds per room:: 2 Beds per room:: 4 Beds per room:: 6+ Total
Number of rooms: 6 3 10 94

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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.

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