Reykjavik Youth Hostel
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WAY too far from the city center.
This was a large, clean, and friendly hostel that seemed to be completely booked by Americans. It was clean and had the option of same-sex rooms, which is always a plus, but it is not fun walking 45 minutes in a blizzard to get to town each day.
Unique Quality: Right next to a large spa and swimming pool. Extremely safe!
Directions: Next to the Laugardalur Valley
Best place to stay on a budget
The hostel for a private room costs the same as a basic hotel, but offers fantastic facilities if you are on a budget and cant afford to be eating and drinking out all of the time. Its 30 mins walk from town but there are buses from outside for 220 crowns.
Hostel was expertly run and the staff and residents were a friendly international crowd. There are lots of board games, somfy settees and a projector to watch bjork and icelandic films!
Unique Quality: Great self catering facilities, dvd player and projector,
Directions: 30 mins from town
Cheap accommodation in 105 Reykjavík
Laugardalur is some way from 101 Reykjavík (the city centre), but the facilities and service are top-notch. In Iceland, pretty much everything tends to be expensive, so it is worth it to save some money by sleeping in this great youth hostel.
The friendly staff is largely made up of foreign students, who are just as fascinated as visitors by Reykjavík and Iceland.
Unique Quality: The hostel has two kitchens equipped a fridge and stove where you can prepare your food. It also sells breakfast in the morning -- however, its rather steep price of 800 IKR (as of Jan. 2007) makes it cheaper to head downtown at any of Reykjavík's cafés.
The unattractive facade of the hostel hides a camping ground in the back, where you can set up your tent if you have one, as well as a fairly large park that makes for pleasant walks. You can also find the City Zoo and Botanical Gardens in the park area.
The hostel is located in Reykjavík's sports neighbourhood, near the Laugardalur swimming pool complex, the Laugardalur Sports Stadium, where the national Iceland football team plays its matches, and the skating rink.
Very friendly modern hostel
Wonderfully friendly staff. Clean rooms. Right next to the hostel is a pleasant botanical garden and a public thermal pool. The pool even has a waterslide and they let adults use the slide. That was great fun.
Directions: on the #5 bus route
International Hostels in Iceland
There are several youth hostels in Iceland (see website, hostel map), including the one in Reykjavik.
Unique Quality: Reasonable prices and location.
Directions: Situated in the Laugardalur area, next to the swimming pool there and the camping grounds. Not far from the centre (bus no. 5).
A cheaper way
A total of 25 youth and family hostels are open, including Reykjavík, Fossholl, Hrauneyjar, Leirubakki, Njardvik, Reykholt, Stafafell and Stykkisholmur. Many country hostels provide overnight accommodation for travellers bringing their own sleeping bags or bedrolls for a fee. In uninhabited areas there are a number of huts where travellers can stay overnight. They must observe regulations posted in the huts and bring their own sleeping bags and food.
For more information, contact the Icelandic Youth Hostel Association, Sundlaugavegi 34, 105 Reykjavík (tel: 553 8110; fax: 588 9201; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; website: www.hostel.is). The Youth Hostel Association also offers a travel service to help with bookings, tours and travel arrangements.
Reykjavík Youth Hostel
Unique Quality: Very friendly staff and atmosphere. The receptionists are always willing to help with tourist information. The hostel itself is very clean and you can meet great people like this grand-Dad travelling from Reykjavik to Bergen via the Faroe Islands!
Directions: Sundlaugavegur 34, 105 Reykjavík.
The hostel is located approximately 30-min walk from the town centre. There is a nice botanical garden located behind the youth hostels so if you are looking for fres
Icelandic Hostels, Reykjavík.
Icelandic Hostels, Reykjavík.
Unique Quality: Travel information, cards, ticket sale, booking service.
Directions: Sundlaugavegur 34, 105 Reykjavík
This hostel is situated next to Reykjavík's largest swimmingpool, in the Big City Park. Bus Nr.5 stops just outside the Hostel. The Fly bus froim Keflavík Airport dri
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Reykjavik Youth Hostel
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- Reykjavik City Hotel
Address: Sundlaugavegur 34, Reykjavik, 105, Iceland
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Amenities at Reykjavik Youth Hostel
- Wheelchair Accessible
- Free Parking
- Kids Activities
- Airport Transportation
- Free High Speed Internet
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