Reykjavik Downtown Hostel

Vesturgata 17, Reykjavik, Iceland, 101

Overall Rating: 90

Offering comfortable and classy accommodation and excellent service at an affordable price, Reykjavík Downtown Hostel has established itself as one of the most highly recommended HI Hostels in the world. It is nestled a stones throw from the lively harbor area, in the heart of downtown Reykjavík, within minutes from most of Reykjavík’s attractions yet in a quiet residential street. It has been an Eco certified place to stay since 2010.

The Hostel boasts spacious 4 and 10 bed dorms, all with lockers included, family rooms that accommodate up to 5 persons, and double rooms with shared or private facilities. Female only dorms and single rooms are available upon request. In dormitories you have the choice of using your own sleeping bag or renting bed linen from us. Please note: Prices shown are HI membership prices. Membership cards (2000isk per person - valid for 1 year all around the world) can be purchased upon arrival. One year international HI membership card can be purchased at the hostel for 2000 ISK. While purchasing a HI membership is recommended, it is not required: Non-members are required to pay a surcharge upon check-in.


Facilities at this hostel include:

  • Credit cards accepted
  • Car Parking
  • Self-catering Facilities
  • No curfew
  • Games room
  • Secure lockers
  • Lounge area
  • Internet / Wi-Fi
  • 24 hour reception
  • 24 hour hot showers
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Washing machines
  • Bicycle hire
  • Café
  • Communal kitchen


Rating Type
90 Overall
87 Atmosphere
91 Staff
94 Location
95 Cleanliness
92 Facilities
91 Safety
0 Fun
86 Value

Important Information

Facilities include free WiFi in all rooms and lounges, free computer access, a coffee bar with quality coffee and local treats, book exchange, and a fully equipped guest kitchen and lounge. Our mostly organic breakfast buffet is a good start to the day. Free concerts, movie nights and other events are hosted in the lobby on a regular basis. The hostel team is happy to help you out with whatever you need, whether to give local advice on services, attractions and events or arrange your tours for free; car rentals with free pick up, bike rental and all local transport. Great specials and package deals available. We look forward to welcoming you. Opening hours: The hostel is open 24 hours, all year around. Check in is any time after 14:00. Early Check In can be requested. Check out is before 10:00. FREE luggage storage on arrival and departure. Long-term storage available.