Skip to main content.
All properties in Reykjavik, Iceland
1 room, 2 adults

Reykjavik Downtown HI Hostel, Reykjavik

1-star1 star
Vesturgata 17, Reykjavik, 101, Iceland

Located steps from Reykjavik Harbour
  • Free WiFi
  • Collect nightsYou can collect® Rewards nights here
Great location
Fantastic service
Good internet service
Great room
89See all 89 reviews
From 543 reviews

TripAdvisor Traveller Rating

Reykjavik Downtown HI Hostel, Reykjavik

from $94
  • Shared Dormitory, Mixed Dorm (10 Beds)
  • Shared Dormitory, Women only (10 Beds)
  • Shared Dormitory, Mixed Dorm (4 Beds)
  • Standard Double or Twin Room (Private bathroom)
  • Economy Twin Room

What’s around Reykjavik Downtown HI Hostel, Reykjavik


  • In Reykjavík 101
  • Reykjavik Harbour - 3 min walk
  • Reykjavik City Hall - 7 min walk
  • Laugavegur - 7 min walk
  • National Museum of Iceland - 14 min walk
  • Hallgrimskirkja - 17 min walk
  • Perlan - 37 min walk
  • Harpa - 10 min walk

Getting around

  • Reykjavik (RKV-Reykjavik Domestic) - 4 min drive
  • Reykjavik (KEF-Keflavik Intl.) - 45 min drive

At a glance

Key facts


  • 21 rooms


  • Check-in time 3:00 PM-9:00 PM
  • Check-out time is 10:00 AM
  • Express check-out
The front desk is open during the following times:
  • Monday - Sunday: 5:00 AM - noon
  • Monday - Sunday: 3:00 PM - 9:00 PM
If you are planning to arrive after 9:00 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card or cash deposit required

  • Government-issued photo ID required

  • Minimum check-in age is 16

Travelling with others


  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms



  • No parking

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

At the hostel

Food and drink
  • Continental breakfast daily (surcharge)
  • Coffee shop/café
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
Languages Spoken
  • English
  • French
  • German
  • Icelandic
  • Russian
  • Spanish

In the room

Freshen up
  • Shower only
Stay connected
  • Free WiFi

Reykjavik Downtown HI Hostel, Reykjavik’s small print

Also known as

  • Reykjavik Downtown Hostel
  • Reykjavik Downtown Hotel

Optional extras

Continental breakfast is offered for an extra charge of ISK 1350 for adults and ISK 1350 for children (approximately)

We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.

Didn’t find the right property?

Continue searching for Reykjavik, Iceland

Recent reviews

Superb 9.0 From 89 reviews

Exceptional 10.0
Downtown Reykjavík HI Hostel
Perfect spot to stay two nights before I joined a tour. Great location right near all the action in Reykjavík. The staff at the desk were SO helpful and even made phone calls upon request to tour companies, etc. The lobby was open to patrons even before we could check in, and they watched suitcases, which was nice if your flight landed really early!
usOther trip
Exceptional 10.0
Within walking distance of everything!
I loved my stay at Reykjavik Downtown Hostel. The staff at the front desk as well as the cleaning/maintenance people were all very sweet! My bed was comfy and clean. I messaged prior to arriving to request a bottom bunk, and when I checked-in, I saw that there was a paper with my name on it so I'm happy they honored my request! They were also very quick about getting back to me with my questions. You do have to provide your own shampoo, and breakfast comes at a cost. There is, however, a separate building with a kitchen and in the bathroom there, is a ton of shampoos and toiletries that past guests have left, so I didn't even have to buy anything! A supermarket is about 5 minutes away as well. My only gripe, and this is extremely minor, is that the locks on the lockers don't seem to lock (none of us in the room could figure it out, and the maintenance guy couldn't either), and also the earplugs at the reception desk were in a jar that said "FREE EARPLUGS!" when I arrived and two days later it changed to "EARPLUGS, 10ISK" which I thought was weird. But like I said, only minor complaints. The rest of my stay was very pleasant, and I was able to park my car directly outside of the front door every night at 7pm for free :) I will definitely stay here next time I'm in Reykjavík!
Kimberly, us4 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
One of the better hostels I’ve stayed at.
William, us1 night trip
Very Good 8.0
Great price and location!
No complaints. This was my first hostel when not staying with friends, and it was a good experience. Nice staff, rooms were fine, location was very good too.
Adam, usOther trip
Very Good 8.0
Great place in Reykjavik
Staying in Iceland for just one night, I didn't want to pay for a hotel. This one got great reviews; still, I was worried about being an older gent (late 50's) in a hostel. No reason to worry about that; many were my age or older. (Probably because it's travel during a 'shoulder season'.) The included breakfast was wonderful, great service from all the staff. Cool lobby area, where you get to speak with the others staying there. Great, easy wifi; didn't have to keep logging in. I also picked it for it's location; I've been to Reykjavik before, and knew this was very close to downtown. But not so close so you would hear revelers at night. Yeah, it's a hostel. It's not your own room. That's really the only drawback of the place (or any hostel). If you need to stay in a hostel, this can't really be beat.
Charley, us1 night trip

Reykjavik Downtown HI Hostel, Reykjavik

Is the description of this hotel not correct? Tell us