Reykjavík - Dalur HI Hostel

Located in the leafy neighbourhood of Laugardalur, Dalur Hostel & Cafe is a quiet oasis in the busy city. It still remains well connected to the city center, with a bus route running directly outside. You can also grab a locally-roasted coffee and cake from the Play Cafe and sit on the terrace or take a stroll around the park. The hostel is well suited for groups of all sizes, families of all sizes, and individuals alike. There is free parking on site with complimentary pick-up from outside the hostel for tours, excursions, and airport transfers. Complimentary charging of guests' electric cars. 

Please note that children under 12 are not allowed to stay in shared dorms. Children over 12 years old can stay in shared dorms when travelling with a guardian.

The Check-in time is at 3 pm, and check-out time is at 10 am.

In the area:

  • Laugardalslaug pool next door is the largest in Reykjavik with two 50m swimming pools, slides, paddle areas, and of course plenty of geothermal hot tubs.
  • Reykjavik Park and the zoo is home to a range of Icelandic animals - farm animals such as horses, cows, and sheep live here as well as seals, arctic foxes, and reindeer who are being rehabilitated before being set free.
  • Take the scenic half hour stroll to downtown Reykjavik along the seafront, and admire the view of the Esja and Snaefellsnes Peninsula.


At HI Iceland, we strive to meet and exceed the standards expected of us as a leader in sustainable travel. We take an active role in promoting sustainability within our community and we lead by example, and by good actions and practices in our operation.

Dalur HI Hostel at Reykjavik proudly holds the SWAN - the Nordic Sustainability Eco-label and we, of course, carbon offset your stay.


Accessibility report

We look after our guests, and we are committed to ensuring our facilities and services are easily accessible to all. See the full accessibility report here.


  • Bar & Cafe
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Board Games
  • Cafe
  • Cots Available
  • Eco friendly
  • Electric car charger
  • Family rooms
  • Free Luggage Storage
  • Free Parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Group Meals
  • HairDryers available
  • Kitchen
  • Laundry
  • Linen included
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Personal Power Outlets & Bed Light
  • Security Lockers
  • Tours / Travel Desk
  • Wheelchair Accessible