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. We offer a selection of comfortable double and family rooms as well as beds in larger dorms. Great 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    


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 group bookings up to 30 people all year around.

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Facilities and Services for Groups
Private & multi-shared rooms.
Free WiFi.
Dorm rooms and private rooms.
Bed linen included.
Lounge area.
Self-catering facilities, kitchen and dining area.
Breakfast and lunch can be arranged.
A packed breakfast or lunch is available for advance bookings.
You can book the hostel for your group. 
We will be happy to discuss the options available to you and your group.
Here you can download information about the hostel for your group. 

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