Reykjavik Downtown HI Hostel. Friendly award winning hostel in city center of Reykjavik in Iceland.
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The best HI Hostel in the world
Reykjavík's boutique hostel is just a stone's throw away from the old harbour area and the cultural city centre. Situated on a quiet, residential street the hostel was voted the best HI Hostel in the world by guests in 2015. There is a selection of comfortable double and family rooms as well as beds in larger dorms. The hostel also offers deals on tours and excursions with complimentary pick up. Staff are at hand at all hours to help you make the best of your stay in the city.
Hostel Facilities
• Family rooms available    • Travel/Tour bureau    • Lockers available
• Self-catering kitchen   • Laundry facilities   • Café/Bar
• Common room(s)   • Free WiFi   • Female dorm


GPS: 64.1496519, -21.943919999999935

Reykjavík Downtown HI Hostel is located in the city centre, just above the Old Reykjavík Harbour. Within walking distance from most of Reykjavík's monuments and attractions.

Public transport: BSÍ Bus Terminal: Take bus no. 14 to Mýrargata bus stop or walk 20 minutes. Also, very close to Lækjartorg bus terminal, the stop of several other routes.

Parking: You will find metered parking directly outside the hostel which is free after 18:00 and on Sundays. Otherwise, free parking is available a short walk away.

Airport: To and from Keflavík Airport (50 km): FlyBus and Airport Express run to a schedule connecting with every flight, and will drop you off at the hostel / the airport upon request.
To/from Reykjavík Domestic Airport (3 km): A short taxi drive.

Sea Port: Reykjavík Harbour is located 100 m from the hostel.

At the hostel and in the area
  • Located on a quiet residential street only a short walking distance from the city centre with its restaurants, clubs, shops, museums and galleries.
  • There are dormitories with bunk beds and secure lockers, and a selection of spacious and cozy private rooms with linen included.
  • Get great deals on tours available for booking at reception, with complimentary pick up.
  • The staff are always at hand to help you make the most of your stay in Reykjavík.
Reykjavík Downtown HI Hostel is well suited to serve groups and provides quality, secure and affordable accommodation to all types of groups. 
The hostel welcomes groups of up to 30 people all year around.

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Facilities and Services for Groups
Free WiFi.
Dorm rooms and private rooms.
Bed linen included.
Lounge area.
Self-catering facilities, kitchen and dining area.
Breakfast and lunch packages can be arranged.
You can book the hostel for your group. 
We will be happy to discuss the options available to you and your group.
Fact Sheets
Here you can download information about the hostel for your group. 

Book your Daytour with us

  • Lava Riding Tour

    Horse riding day tour from Reykjavík. We welcome individuals, families and all kinds of groups who want to enjoy themselves outdoors.

  • Classic Biking tour in Reykjavík

    Explore Reykjavík on a city bike - an easy and environmentally friendly way to get around the city!

  • Segway Tours in Reykjavík

    Would you like to swoosh around Reykjavík by Segway?

  • Northern Lights by Boat

    Hunting the northern lights from the ocean is an amazing experience.

  • Northern Lights Mystery

    Join us for a mysterious northern lights trip, on a bright starry night.

  • Sea Angling Tour

    This tour is perfectly suited both to experienced fishermen and to those who simply wish to relax and enjoy the beautiful surroundings with a fishing rod in hand.

  • Puffin watching tours

    Family friendly bird-watching tours on a charming old 40 foot traditional fishing boat from Old harbour in Reykjavík.

  • Beer Tasting Tour

    Learn about Iceland's unique drinking culture and history and taste the delicious Icelandic beers. Have a shot of Brennivín, Iceland's signature distilled spirit.

  • Whale Watching Tour

    Whale and seabird watching tours from Reykjavík. Take part in an adventure at sea with an unforgettable 3 hour trip into the world of whales and seabirds.

  • Omnom Chocolate Factory Tour

    One of Iceland's most prominent chocolate producers. Chocolate is made from high quality organic cocoa beans, raw cane sugar and Icelandic milk.

  • Glaciers and Ice Cave

    Ice Cave in a City. Come and experience the amazing 360° view high above Vatnajökull Glacier, the biggest glacier in Europe.

  • Perlan 360° observation deck

    Perlan Museum – Wonders of Iceland. Perlan is a magnificent building on the top of a hill in the center of Reykjavík, with a 360 degree observation deck.

  • Flybus Schedule - Airport to BSI

    Flybus Airport from Keflavík International Airport to Reykjavík BSÍ Bus terminal.

  • Flybus Schedule - BSI to Airport

    Flybus Airport from Reykjavík BSÍ Bus terminal Keflavík International Airport.

  • Northern Lights and Stargazing

    Northern Lights tour in Iceland that takes you to see a spectacular natural phenomenon which happens during the winter months.

  • Meet the Natives

    Meet the Natives. Get to know the language, culture, history, food and fun! All in three hours.

  • Hop on - Hop off - Explore Reykjavik

    Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour Reykjavik City Sightseeing is an ideal way to explore the city and see all the landmarks. The tour allows you to hop on and off as you please.

  • Culinary Experience

    All-Inclusive Icelandic cooking experience. Culinary adventure with trained chefs and passionate gourmet cooks.

  • Bus Schedule - Airport to Reykjavik Bus Terminal

    Flybus Airport from Keflavík International Airport to Reykjavík Grey Line Bus terminal

  • Prison Break Escape Game

    Escape game and you have an hour to escape a room by solving all kinds of riddles and mysteries in Reykjavik.

  • Flybus Schedule - Airport to BSI

    Flybus Airport from Keflavík International Airport to Reykjavík BSÍ Bus terminal.

  • Flybus Schedule - BSI to Airport

    Flybus Airport from Reykjavík to Keflavík International Airport.

  • Bus Schedule - Airport to Reykjavik Bus Terminal

    Flybus Airport from Keflavík International Airport to Reykjavík

  • Bus Schedule - Reykjavik Bus terminal to Airport

    Flybus Airport from Reykjavík Grey Line Bus terminal to Keflavík International Airport.

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