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    Reykjavik Downtown Hostel

    Vesturgata 17, Reykjavik 101, Iceland
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    “bed dorm” (21 reviews)
    “guest kitchen” (12 reviews)
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    Reviewed 3 weeks ago

    We stayed at the Reykjavik Downtown Hostel our first and last nights in Iceland, and found it friendly, clean, pleasant, and conveniently located. The price was reasonable for Iceland. There is a nice detached kitchen, and coffee and snacks are available in the lounge.

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    Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

    I stayed here for a week. It is the first time I stayed in a hostel and I am very happy with my choice. The rooms are spacious and clean. Bathroom in the room has the most amazing shower. The staff is very friendly and...More

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    Response from Thomas B, Front Office Manager at Reykjavik Downtown Hostel

    We are very happy that we made your first experience in a hostel, memorable and you enjoyed Reykjavik. Hope to see you again in Iceland! All the best, Thomas - Reception Manager

    Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

    Not much expectation very basic within the room. We are staying right by the main door and staircase hence sound proof had been bad with slamming of the doors whenever people passed by. there's some raisins and chocs leftover by the corner of the room...More

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    Response from Thomas B, Front Office Manager at Reykjavik Downtown Hostel

    Dear Huiteen, We are sorry for your bad experience and I will make sure that your comments and points will be shared in our meetings, as a goal to improve our service and quality. Best regards, Thomas - Reception Manager

    Reviewed 3 weeks ago

    This hostel has it all. Super nice staff, clean rooms, good location (walking distance from Reykjavik's main attractions), great breakfast, etc.; I could go on. Was there with a group of friends and stayed in a 6-bed dorm room. We did happen to hear a...More

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    Reviewed 4 weeks ago

    This is a simple hostel, my husband and I had a private room. It was small and basic but a clean room and with the price of other accommodation in Reykjavik quite reasonable. The staff were really helpful at all times. The kitchen was much...More

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    Hlemmur Square
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    • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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    • Self-Serve Laundry
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    • US$58 - US$241 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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    • Kitchenette ,
    • Non-Smoking Rooms ,
    • Family Rooms
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    Questions & AnswersAsk a question
    Miranda A
    Hi there, was wondering about power plugs. Does each bunk in the dorms have their own?
    29 March 2017|
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    Response from Thomas B | Property representative |
    Dear Miranda, Yes, each bed has one and we are also selling converters if you are not using a EU device. See you at our hostel. Greetings, Thomas - Reception Manager
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    foggydoggy168
    My flight won't arrive till 2330 hrs. Is there still a shuttle or bus that transports this late? Also, I will be solo so is the night guard always available to let me check in? I don't want to be a woman stranded alone at 2 am outside.
    18 March 2017|
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    Response from Thomas B | Property representative |
    Greetings from Iceland. We are open 24 hours, so it's not an issue to arrive after midnight. You can book your transfer to our hostel, at the exit of the airport. Please ask for the office of Airport Express Bus, by... More
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    AmiRamani
    It's mentioned in the booking confirmation that we should carry swimsuit for hot spring nearby. Is it accessible in January. We have booking for third week of January.
    15 January 2017|
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    Response from Thomas B | Property representative |
    Dear Ami, Apologies for the late answer. There are two thermal pools in a walking distance from our hostel, and they are open all year around, plus you will have the chance to use the swimming suit in Blue Lagoon or at the... More
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    "I've stayed in 10 buck dorm, single and 4 bed room. I think the 4 bed is the best."
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    "Book a private room if you can get one."
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    "Just do your homework"
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    "Carry your own duvet/bedding if you are taller than 5.5 ft since the duvet provided are not sufficiently long..."
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