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Featured Hostels in Reykjavik

Kex Hostel Reykjavík
2 out of 5
28 Skúlagata, Reykjavik
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Located in Downtown, this hostel is within a 10-minute walk of Laugavegur and Hallgrimskirkja. Reykjavik City Hall and Reykjavik Harbour are also within 1 mi ...

4.2/5Very Good! (135 reviews)

"The place was amazing, quirky, well located and super friendly! They were also very much on the ball and safe with travelling at this time! I really enjoyed my stay there!!"…"

Reviewed on Aug. 24, 2020

Kex Hostel Reykjavík
Lækur Hostel
2 out of 5
Laugarnesvegi 74a, Reykjavik
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Located in Laugardalur, this hostel is within a 10-minute walk of Laugardalslaug Geothermal Pool and Sigurjon Olafsson Museum. Laugavegur and Harpa are also ...

4.6/5Exceptional! (23 reviews)
Everything is perfect!

"The room and bed were clean and comfy, the staff was helpful and gave us advice for the tour. The only thing that could be concerned is that it is not located near downtown. Fortunately, there is a bus stop just cross the road and it took only 5mins to downtown. It is a great experience to stay near ..."…"

Reviewed on Mar. 1, 2020

Lækur Hostel
Reykjavík City HI Hostel
2 out of 5
Sundlaugavegur 34, Reykjavik
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is CA $143 per night from Mar 16 to Mar 17

Located in Laugardalur, this hostel is within a 10-minute walk of Laugardalsvollur and Laugardalslaug Geothermal Pool. Laugavegur and Reykjavik City Hall are ...

4.1/5Very Good! (21 reviews)

"It is a great hostal Very clean Confortable areas Very organize People working there very friendly and helpful Specially on the front desk a girl speaking Spanish Excellent service and acomodations"…"

Reviewed on Nov. 12, 2019

Reykjavík City HI Hostel
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Refurinn Reykjavik Guesthouse
2 out of 5
26 Ægisgata, Reykjavik
The price is CA $68 per night from Mar 15 to Mar 16

Located in Vesturbær, this hostel is within a 10-minute walk of Landakotskirkja, Reykjavik Harbour, and Reykjavik City Hall. Laugavegur and National Museum of ...

4/5Very Good! (6 reviews)

"Good: Great location, in the city centre. Efficient entry system (keys in lock boxes). Tea and coffee in room. Shared kitchen is great and shower rooms were clean. Property was very warm throughout. Email from owner the night before our stay was informative and provided all necessary information. ..."…"

Reviewed on Feb. 23, 2020

Refurinn Reykjavik Guesthouse
Start Hostel
2 out of 5
Lindarbraut, Southern Peninsula, Reykjanesbær
The price is CA $122 per night from Mar 27 to Mar 28

Situated near the airport, this hostel is within 3 mi (5 km) of Reykjanes UNESCO Global Geopark, Stekkjarkot, and The Icelandic Museum of Rock 'n' Roll. Viking ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (211 reviews)

"Very good welcome attentions and indicahions, good breakfast."…"

Reviewed on Sep. 16, 2019

Start Hostel
101 Hostel
1.5 out of 5
Laugavegur 58b, Reykjavik
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Located in Downtown, this hostel is within a 10-minute walk of Laugavegur and Hallgrimskirkja. Reykjavik City Hall and Harpa are also within 15 minutes.

4.1/5Very Good! (17 reviews)
Comfy and cozy

"Comfortable place close to bars and shopping. Easy check in (just called and got the code for the door)."…"

Reviewed on Sep. 23, 2018

101 Hostel
Hostel B47
2 out of 5
Baronsstigur 47, Reykjavik
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Located in Downtown, this hostel is within a 5-minute walk of Sundhollin and Laugavegur. Hallgrimskirkja and Harpa are also within 1 mi (2 km).

3.6/5Good! (248 reviews)

"Very informative and polite restrooms and showers very clean. New game room had virtual reality. Very cool"…"

Reviewed on Jan. 30, 2020

Hostel B47
Loft HI Hostel
2 out of 5
Bankastræti 7, Reykjavik
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is CA $112 per night from Mar 16 to Mar 17

Located in Downtown, this hostel is within a 10-minute walk of Harpa and Hallgrimskirkja. Sundhollin and Perlan are also within 2 mi (3 km).

4.5/5Wonderful! (339 reviews)
Check-in Issue quickly resolved

"We stayed here just after Iceland put in new restrictions, so the Loft hostel moved our reservation to one of their other properties to consolidate guests. Unfortunately, an email was never sent to us!! This obviously was an issue upon arrival, but it was handled quickly. One of the staff arrived ..."…"

Reviewed on Sep. 13, 2020

Loft HI Hostel
B14 Hostel
2 out of 5
Fákafen 11, Reykjavik
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Located in Laugardalur, this hostel is within 3 mi (5 km) of Laugavegur, Laugardalslaug Geothermal Pool, and Perlan. Hallgrimskirkja and Harpa are also within ...

4.1/5Very Good! (34 reviews)

"Lovely place, very clean and tidy."…"

Reviewed on Dec. 20, 2019

B14 Hostel
Reykjavik Hostel Village
2 out of 5
Flokagata 1, Reykjavik
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This family-friendly Reykjavik hostel is located in a shopping district, within a 10-minute walk of Sundhollin, Laugavegur, and Hallgrimskirkja. Reykjavik City ...

3.6/5Good! (676 reviews)
Okay

"Very basic facilities, shared bathroom, but really comfy bed!"…"

Reviewed on Mar. 7, 2020

Reykjavik Hostel Village
Bus Hostel Reykjavik
2 out of 5
Skogarhlid 10, Reykjavik
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Located in Hlíðar, this hostel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Perlan, Laugavegur, and Hallgrimskirkja. Reykjavik University and National Museum of Iceland are also ...

4/5Very Good! (196 reviews)

"Other guests made our staff horrible though the staff were lovely. The beds were comfy but the bathrooms were a joke; I don’t know how often they were cleaned but I had other people’s head hair stuck to my feet every time I went in there."…"

Reviewed on Feb. 14, 2020

Bus Hostel Reykjavik
Student Hostel
2 out of 5
Hringbraut 29, Reykjavik
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Located in Downtown, this hostel is within a 5-minute walk of National Museum of Iceland and University of Iceland. Reykjavik City Hall and Laugavegur are also ...

3.9/5Good! (193 reviews)

"The room was very comfortable and conveniently located. The only shortcoming was that there was no wifi in the room. There was wifi in common areas."…"

Reviewed on Aug. 24, 2018

Student Hostel
Pávi Apartments
1 out of 5
Brautarholti 4, Reykjavik
The price is CA $64 per night from Mar 10 to Mar 11

Located in Hlíðar, this hostel is within a 15-minute walk of Laugavegur and Hallgrimskirkja. Perlan and Laugardalslaug Geothermal Pool are also within 1 mi (2 ...

2.7/5 (260 reviews)

"Horrible! Bad manager!"…"

Reviewed on Jan. 5, 2020

Pávi Apartments
Reykjavik Downtown HI Hostel
1 out of 5
Vesturgata 17, Reykjavik
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Located in Downtown, this hostel is within a 10-minute walk of Reykjavik Harbour, Reykjavik City Hall, and Laugavegur. Harpa and National Museum of Iceland are ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (123 reviews)

"Couldn't take my trip to Europe dude to covid 19. Hostel said and I quote "under no circumstances will we issue a refund because it was issued at a 'special rate.' " I know exactly where you can put my $40 🙃. I hope the hostel manager stubs their toe every day for the rest of their life."…"

Reviewed on Jul. 11, 2020

Reykjavik Downtown HI Hostel
Circle Hostel
2 out of 5
121 Hringbraut, Reykjavik
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Located in Vesturbær, this hostel is within a 15-minute walk of Vikin Maritime Museum, Reykjavik Harbour, and Reykjavik City Hall. Laugavegur and National Museum ...

3.4/5Good! (37 reviews)

"No reception and housekeeping. Room was not cleaned up during the entire week of stay, rubbish overflowed the bin and was smelly. Toilet was dirty and smelly as no one cleaned the toilet. Towels were not changed at all until we managed to catch the housekeeping lady who was cleaning vacant rooms ..."…"

Reviewed on Mar. 24, 2020

Circle Hostel
Base Guesthouse by Keflavik Airport
2 out of 5
757 Valhallarbraut, Reykjanesbær
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Situated near the airport, this hostel is within 3 mi (5 km) of The Icelandic Museum of Rock 'n' Roll, Stekkjarkot, and Viking World Museum. Reykjanes UNESCO ...

3.7/5Good! (63 reviews)
terrible service, terrible rooms

"We booked a room for 3 persons through hotels.com. When we got to the hotel, we we're given a room for 3 persons. Then we wen´t to reception, and the receptionist was as unpolite as you could ever imagine. TERRIBLE service, and she seemed like her only interrest was to start a fight. Finally after ..."…"

Reviewed on Jan. 9, 2020

Base Guesthouse by Keflavik Airport
Sport Hostel Reykjavík
2 out of 5
Álfheimar 74, Reykjavik
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Located in Laugardalur, this hostel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Reykjavik Park and Zoo, Laugavegur, and Laugardalslaug Geothermal Pool. Reykjavik City Hall and ...

2.8/5 (6 reviews)
Don’t know if I would come back...

"Upon booking, I received email confirmations including the check in process which was very straight forward and welcoming. When we arrived we attempted to follow the instructions (one being using the key to enter the main building). However the key was not there, the door was unlocked, and when we ..."…"

Reviewed on Dec. 12, 2019

Sport Hostel Reykjavík
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Hotel Borg by Keahotels

Hotel Borg by Keahotels

4 out of 5
Posthusstraeti 11, Reykjavik
The price is CA $203 per night from Mar 23 to Mar 24
4.5/5Wonderful! (991 reviews)
Wonderful hotel!

"The hotel was centered only a few minutes walk to the city center. The staff were very friendly and helpful. The hotel was very clean and the breakfast includes both hot and cold options. Unfortunately there is no parking facilies at the hotel however there is metered parking outside the hotel or ..."…"

Reviewed on Jul. 24, 2020

Hotel Borg by Keahotels
Center Hotels Arnarhvoll

Center Hotels Arnarhvoll

4 out of 5
Ingólfsstræti 1, Reykjavik
The price is CA $230 per night from Apr 4 to Apr 5
4.4/5Excellent! (1,000 reviews)
Miðgarður was awesome

"Stay got moved to the Miðgarður. The staff could not have been nicer. Food and room were awesome. Pauline."…"

Reviewed on Sep. 25, 2020

Center Hotels Arnarhvoll
Kvosin Downtown Hotel

Kvosin Downtown Hotel

4 out of 5
Kirkjutorg 4, Reykjavik
The price is CA $280 per night from Apr 9 to Apr 10
4.8/5Exceptional! (732 reviews)

"Great place to stay. Nice rooms and couldn’t be better located."…"

Reviewed on Mar. 21, 2020

Kvosin Downtown Hotel
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What Is a Hostel?

If you're hoping to find somewhere affordable to stay in Reykjavik, one of the 16 hostels here could be a great option for you. No two hostels look exactly alike, but these dormitory-style accommodations all have the following:

  • Shared rooms (though many hostels offer private room options too)
  • Budget-friendly prices
  • A social environment

Hostels are a great way to stay in Reykjavik for a good value, so you can save more for sightseeing. You can check out the museums and other cultural highlights in this destination, as well as activities like shopping.

Hostels in Reykjavik

Ready to book a hostel? These top picks have the best reviews from our guests and could be a good place to start looking:

Kex Hostel Reykjavík - Located within a 5-minute walk of Laugavegur. Guests can enjoy free WiFi, a restaurant, and a bar. Rooms come with free toiletries and desks.

Vibrant Iceland Hostel - You can take advantage of free WiFi and free parking, as well as laundry facilities. You'll find showers, lockers, and hair dryers in all rooms.

Reykjavik Downtown HI Hostel - Located steps from Reykjavik Harbour. You can take advantage of free WiFi and tour/ticket assistance, as well as laundry facilities. Rooms come with showers.

Galaxy Pod Hostel - Located within a 5-minute walk of Laugavegur. Guests can enjoy free WiFi, a bar, and a shared/communal kitchen. You'll find showers, free toiletries, and lockers in all rooms.

Hostel B47 - Located within a 5-minute walk of Laugavegur. You can take advantage of free WiFi and free parking, as well as a 24-hour front desk. You'll find showers and hair dryers in all rooms.

When Is the Best Time to Visit Reykjavik?

Good weather's definitely a plus when you're discovering new places, so here's some information about the local climate:

  • The hottest months are typically July and August, while February and January are the coldest months
  • January-March: Daytime temperatures average 41° F and nighttime temperatures average 28° F
  • April-June: 55° F is the daytime average and 32° F is the nighttime average
  • July-September: Daytime averages are around 57° F and nighttime averages are around 40° F
  • October-December: The average temperatures are 48° F during the day and 29° F at night
  • Average rainfall is 30.71 inches in a year

What Can I Do in Reykjavik?

Depending on what you're interested in, you might enjoy these places:

Top Sights
  • Reykjavik City Hall
  • Reykjavik Harbour
  • National Museum of Iceland
Natural Features
  • Blue Lagoon
  • Reykjavik Pond
  • Oskjuhlid Hill
Cultural Attractions
  • Harpa
  • Asgrimur Jonsson Collection
  • Vikin Maritime Museum

In general, Reykjavik is known for its:

  • Tours
  • Museums
  • Cafés
  • Northern lights
  • Shopping
  • Restaurants
  • Sightseeing
  • Bars

How to Get to Reykjavik and Around the Area

You can fly into the closest airport in Reykjavik (RKV-Reykjavik Domestic), located 1.2 mi (2 km) away from the city center. An alternative is Reykjavik (KEF-Keflavik Intl.), which is 23.2 mi (37.3 km) away.

Frequently asked questions

Should I stay in a hostel in Reykjavik?
By staying at a hostel you can spend less on lodging and set aside more of your trip funds for sightseeing during your trip. You can check out the museums and other cultural highlights in this destination, as well as activities like shopping.
What is a hostel?
No two hostels look exactly alike, but these dorm-style accommodations all have shared rooms (though many have private options too), low prices, and a social setting.
What are the best hostels in Reykjavik?
Ready to book a hostel in town? These options get the highest reviews from our travelers and could be a good place to start: Kex Hostel Reykjavík - Located within a 5-minute walk of Laugavegur. You can take advantage of free WiFi and a restaurant, as well as a bar. Rooms come with free toiletries and desks. Lækur Hostel - Located within a 10-minute walk of Laugardalslaug Geothermal Pool. Guests can enjoy free WiFi, a restaurant, and a bar. You’ll find showers in all rooms. Loft HI Hostel - Located within a 5-minute walk of Laugavegur. Guests can enjoy free WiFi, a bar, and a rooftop terrace. Rooms come with showers. Pávi Apartments - Located within a 5-minute walk of Laugavegur. You can take advantage of free WiFi at this property. You’ll find towels and bed sheets in all rooms. Refurinn Reykjavik Guesthouse - Located within a 10-minute walk of Reykjavik Harbour and Reykjavik City Hall. Property features include free WiFi, a shared/communal kitchen, and tour/ticket assistance. You’ll find towels, showers, and hair dryers in all rooms.
How many hostels can I expect to find in Reykjavik?
If you’re in the market for a low-cost place to stay in Reykjavik, one of Expedia’s 18 hostels might be a great choice.
When is the best time of year to stay in a hostel in Reykjavik?
The weather is important when you’re experiencing new places, so here’s a little information about the seasons: The hottest months are usually July and August with an average temp of 50°F, while the coldest months are January and February with an average of 33°F. The snowiest months in Reykjavik are January, March, February, and April, with each month seeing an average of 11 inches of snowfall.
What is there to see and do in Reykjavik?
Overall, Reykjavik is known for its local tours, museums, and cafés. Major attractions include Reykjavik City Hall, Reykjavik Harbour, and Laugavegur. Get out into nature with places like Blue Lagoon, Nautholsvik Geothermal Beach, and Reykjanes UNESCO Global Geopark. Cultural attractions include Harpa, National Museum of Iceland, and Reykjavik City Museum.
What's the best way to get to and around Reykjavik while staying at a hostel?
Keep this information about transit options in Reykjavik in your back pocket to make the most of your stay: You can fly into the closest airport, which is Keflavik International Airport (KEF), 23.2 mi (37.3 km) away. Another option is Reykjavik (RKV-Reykjavik Domestic), situated 1.2 mi (2 km) away.

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