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Featured Hostels in Reykjavik

Kex Hostel Reykjavík
2 out of 5
28 Skúlagata, Reykjavik
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The price is CA $41 per night

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 mile ...

4.2/5Very Good! (128 reviews)

"Only checked in to sleep between flights on a stopover. But seemed pleasant enough."…"

Reviewed on Mar. 2, 2020

Kex Hostel Reykjavík
Vibrant Iceland Hostel
1.5 out of 5
Kaplahraun 9b, Hafnarfjordur
The price is CA $32 per night

Situated near the airport, this hostel is within 1 mile (2 km) of Ishestar Riding Tours, Hellisgerdi Park and Hafnarfjordur Free Church. Elf Garden and Hafnarborg ...

4.4/5Wonderful! (116 reviews)

"Excellent place. Good atmosphere. Good location. Friendly staff. Clean room."…"

Reviewed on Dec. 26, 2019

Vibrant Iceland Hostel
Bus Hostel Reykjavik
2 out of 5
Skogarhlid 10, Reykjavik
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The price is CA $157 per night

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! (194 reviews)

"Room was nice and clean, location was great, just a fifteen minute walk and you are downtown. Kitchen was one of the worst I’ve seen in a hostel. 3 forks, 5 spoons and very limited plates/bowls. I know the hostel can not control how people leave the kitchen how we maybe If everything wasn’t broken ..."…"

Reviewed on Nov. 24, 2019

Bus Hostel Reykjavik
Reykjavík City HI Hostel
2 out of 5
Sundlaugavegur 34, Reykjavik
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Located in Laugardalur, this hostel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Laugardalsvollur and Laugavegur. Reykjavik City Hall and Reykjavik Harbour are also within 3 miles ...

4.1/5Very Good! (22 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
Reykjavik Downtown HI Hostel
1 out of 5
Vesturgata 17, Reykjavik
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The price is CA $159 per night

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! (120 reviews)

"The accommodation was lovely, clean and located brilliantly for Reykjavik central. Reykjavik is very cold but beautiful. we all had a fantastic time"…"

Reviewed on Feb. 12, 2020

Reykjavik Downtown HI Hostel
Pávi Apartments
1 out of 5
Brautarholti 4, Reykjavik
The price is CA $57 per night

Located in Hlíðar, this hostel is within a 15-minute walk of Laugavegur and Hallgrimskirkja. Perlan and Harpa are also within 1 mile (2 km).

2.7/5 (262 reviews)

"had to wait an hour to checkin.... no checkin desk... basic nice place with privat bathroom was fine.... I can see why others wouldnt like the shared bathroom."…"

Reviewed on Aug. 30, 2019

Pávi Apartments
Hostel B47
2 out of 5
Baronsstigur 47, Reykjavik
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The price is CA $136 per night

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
Start Hostel
2 out of 5
Lindarbraut, Southern Peninsula, Reykjanesbaer
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The price is CA $150 per night

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

4.5/5Wonderful! (213 reviews)

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

Reviewed on Sep. 16, 2019

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

3.6/5Good! (671 reviews)

"It was my second time staying there and Ill stay there again"…"

Reviewed on Dec. 10, 2019

Reykjavik Hostel Village
Loft HI Hostel
2 out of 5
Bankastræti 7, Reykjavik
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The price is CA $201 per night

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! (328 reviews)

"Really nice place to stay! Great location in dowtown Reykjavik. Perfect atmosphere and awesome staff!"…"

Reviewed on Mar. 10, 2020

Loft 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 ...

3.4/5 (36 reviews)

"Very good and worth to stay. The check in system is modern and comfortable."…"

Reviewed on Jan. 20, 2020

Circle Hostel
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! (21 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
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Miðgarður by Center Hotels
Miðgarður by Center Hotels
3.5 out of 5
Laugavegur 120, Reykjavik
The price is CA $197 per night
4.7/5Exceptional! (2,035 reviews)

"Wonderful staff, great breakfast Very clean. The only hotel I go to when I’m in Iceland."…"

Reviewed on May 6, 2020

Miðgarður by Center Hotels
The Retreat at Blue Lagoon Iceland
The Retreat at Blue Lagoon Iceland
5 out of 5
Norðurljósavegur 9, Grindavik, Southern Peninsula
The price is CA $1,625 per night
4.8/5Exceptional! (70 reviews)

"Amazing spa and room. Meal was good Lots of great little touches such as in room extras"…"

Reviewed on Mar. 13, 2020

The Retreat at Blue Lagoon Iceland
Hlemmur Square
Hlemmur Square
3 out of 5
Laugavegur 105, Reykjavik
The price is CA $68 per night
4.2/5Very Good! (639 reviews)

"Great location. Bar has some really nice local beers. Rooms and beds are clean."…"

Reviewed on Mar. 20, 2020

Hlemmur Square
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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. Vibrant Iceland Hostel - Property features include free WiFi, free parking, and tour/ticket assistance. You’ll find showers, lockers, and hair dryers in all rooms. Reykjavik Downtown HI Hostel - Located steps from Reykjavik Harbour. Property features include free breakfast, free WiFi, and tour/ticket assistance. You’ll find showers in all rooms. Hostel B47 - Located within a 5-minute walk of Laugavegur. Property features include free WiFi, laundry facilities, and TV in a common area. Rooms come with showers, hair dryers, and linens. Pávi Apartments - Located within a 5-minute walk of Laugavegur. Guests can enjoy free WiFi. You’ll find towels and linens in all rooms.
What's the weather like in Reykjavik?
The weather can be a big factor 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. Average annual rainfall for Reykjavik is 32 inches.
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, Oskjuhlid Hill, and Nautholsvik Geothermal Beach. Cultural attractions include Harpa, National Museum of Iceland, and Arbaejarsafn.
What's the best way to get around Reykjavik?
You can fly into the closest airport, which is Reykjavik (KEF-Keflavik Intl.), 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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