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Dalur - HI Hostel

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Outdoor pool
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In-room safe, blackout curtains, free WiFi, bed sheets

Overview of Dalur - HI Hostel

Dalur - HI Hostel

2.0 star property
Family-friendly hostel in Laugardalur with restaurant and bar/lounge

8.2/10 Very good

47 verified guest reviews

Popular amenities

  • Free parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Airport transfer
  • Kitchen
  • Non-smoking
  • Refrigerator
Sundlaugavegur 34, Reykjavik, IS-105

Room options

About this area

What's nearby

  • In Laugardalur
  • Laugavegur - 3 min drive
  • Reykjavik Harbour - 5 min drive

Getting around

  • Reykjavik (RKV-Reykjavik Domestic) - 6 min drive
  • Keflavik International Airport (KEF) - 43 min drive
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)


  • Café Flóran - 11 min walk
  • Askur - 14 min walk
  • Te & Kaffi - 14 min walk
  • BlackBox - 14 min walk
  • Fylgifiskar - 15 min walk

About this property

Dalur - HI Hostel

Dalur - HI Hostel is only 2.8 mi (4.5 km) from the airport and offers a shuttle (available 24 hours) for ISK 4900 per person one-way. Guests looking for a bite to eat can visit the coffee shop/cafe, and the bar/lounge is the perfect spot to grab a drink at the end of the day. A snack bar/deli and a terrace are offered, and in-room conveniences include fridges and microwaves. Fellow travellers like the comfortable beds.


Chinese (Mandarin), Danish, English, French, German, Icelandic, Spanish, Swedish

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C or hotter


Contactless social distancing and check-out
Cashless transactions are available for all charges at the property
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Gloves available
Hand sanitiser provided
Enhanced food service safety measures are in place
Individually wrapped food options available for lunch and dinner
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 42 rooms


  • Check-in time from 3 PM until anytime
  • Express check-out available
  • Minimum check-in age – 18
  • Check-out time is 10 AM
  • Late check-out subject to availability

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • The front desk is open daily from 8 AM - 8:00 PM
  • Guests will receive an email 24 hours before arrival with check-in instructions and an access code; access will be through a private entrance

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • No cots (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed
  • Service animals welcome


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Free on-site self-parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking on site
  • Electric vehicle charging point on site


  • Airport shuttle on request (available 24 hours a day)*

Other information

  • Smoke-free property

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Buffet breakfast (surcharge) each morning 8:00 AM–10:00 AM
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Coffee shop
  • BBQs
  • Snack bar/deli
  • Water dispenser

Travelling with children

  • Playground
  • Toys

What to do

  • Scooter/moped hire nearby


  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff
  • Bike hire
  • Bike storage


  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Terrace
  • Library
  • Arcade/games room
  • Bike parking
  • Vegan dining options
  • Vegetarian dining options
  • Annual offsets purchased for at least 10% of carbon footprint
  • Humane treatment of captive wild animals
  • Locally owned and organised tours and activities
  • Local artist showcase
  • Local culture and ecosystem education
  • 100% renewable energy
  • Double-glazed windows
  • Comprehensive food waste policy
  • Comprehensive recycling policy
  • No plastic coffee stirrers
  • No plastic drinking straws
  • No plastic water bottles
  • Water dispenser
  • Reusable cups only
  • Reusable tableware only


  • Accessible bathroom (selected rooms)
  • In-room accessibility (selected rooms)
  • Roll-in shower (selected rooms)
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible public bathroom
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible restaurant
  • Wheelchair-accessible lounge
  • Handrails in stairwells
  • Upper floors accessible by stairs only
  • Step-free path to entrance


  • Chinese (Mandarin)
  • Danish
  • English
  • French
  • German
  • Icelandic
  • Spanish
  • Swedish

Room amenities

Home comfort

  • Heating

Sleep well

  • Blackout curtains
  • Bed sheets provided

Freshen up

  • Shower only
  • Eco-friendly toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Toilet paper

Stay connected

  • Free WiFi

Food and drink

  • Fridge
  • Microwave
  • Kitchen
  • Stovetop
  • Children's dinnerware
  • High chair
  • Reusable coffee/tea filters


  • Housekeeping (on request)
  • In-room safe
  • Eco-friendly toiletries
  • Eco-friendly cleaning products provided
  • Energy-saving features in guest rooms
  • Recycling
  • Water-efficient showers only
  • Water-efficient toilets only

Fees & policies

Optional extras

  • Buffet breakfast is offered for an extra charge of approximately ISK 1850 per person
  • Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge of ISK 4900 per person (one-way)
  • Towels are available for an extra charge of ISK 500 per person, per stay (or guests may bring their own)

Children & extra beds

  • Guests must contact this property in advance to reserve cots/infant beds

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Personal protective equipment, including gloves, will be available to guests.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; guests are provided with hand sanitiser; cashless payment methods are available for all transactions.

Contactless check-in and contactless check-out are available.

Enhanced food service safety measures are in place.

Individually wrapped food options are available for lunch and dinner.


<p>This property does not have lifts.</p><p>This property uses geothermal energy, plus eco-friendly cleaning products. </p> <p>Guests can rest easy knowing that there's a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector and a first aid kit on site.</p> <p>This property accepts credit cards and debit cards. Cash is not accepted.</p>

Also known as

Reykjavík City HI Hostel
Dalur - HI Hostel Reykjavik
Dalur - HI Hostel Hostel/Backpacker accommodation
Reykjavík City HI Hostel Hostel/Backpacker accommodation
Reykjavík City HI Hostel Reykjavik
Dalur - HI Hostel Hostel/Backpacker accommodation Reykjavik

Frequently asked questions

Does Dalur - HI Hostel offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, Dalur - HI Hostel does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in, depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure that you check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
How much does it cost to stay at Dalur - HI Hostel?
As of 7 Feb 2023, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at Dalur - HI Hostel on 8 Feb 2023 start from $79, excluding taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Dalur - HI Hostel?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitiser, social distancing measures are in place and staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Are pets allowed at Dalur - HI Hostel?
Sorry, pets aren't allowed, but service animals are welcome.
Is parking offered on site at Dalur - HI Hostel?
Yes, there's free self parking. Electric car charging is available.
Is an airport shuttle service offered by Dalur - HI Hostel?
Yes, an airport shuttle is available. The charge is ISK 4900 per person one-way.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Dalur - HI Hostel?
You can check in from 3 PM - anytime. Check-out time is 10 AM. Express check-out and contactless social distancing and check-out are available.
What is there to do at Dalur - HI Hostel and nearby?
Dalur - HI Hostel has an arcade and a picnic area, as well as a garden.
Are there restaurants at or near Dalur - HI Hostel?
Yes, there's an on-site restaurant. Nearby restaurants include Café Flóran (11-min walk), Askur (14-min walk) and Te & Kaffi (14-min walk).
Does Dalur - HI Hostel have self-catered rooms fitted with kitchens or kitchenettes?
Yes, a kitchen is available in every room, and also includes a fridge and a microwave.
What's the area around Dalur - HI Hostel like?
Dalur - HI Hostel is a short 17-minute walk from Laugavegur and 6 minutes' walk from Laugardalsvollur.



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10/10 Exceptional

Agnieszka, 3-night trip
Verified guest review

8/10 Very good

While not right downtown, the bus stop was very close and very convenient for getting everywhere.
Morgan, 2-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

8/10 Very good

Dalur-HI, July 2022
A large, modern Youth Hostel with both rooms and camping on site. 2 and 4-bed rooms a little cramped for older travellers, but free breakfast and pay-as-you-go food and drink are good. Bunks have reading lights and charging ports.
Graham, 1-night business trip
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4/10 Fair

Money for nothing!
Very disappointed: 750 Euro per 5 nights and no tabble, no wardrobe, no towel change, no trash can emptied (5 days),no television in The common room, very simple breakfast - in total camping level = Money for Nothing! Staff very friendly and helfpul
Jürgen, 5-night trip with friends
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10/10 Exceptional

Rachel, 2-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

8/10 Very good

This was expensive for a hostel, but reasonable relative to the balance of Iceland hotels. The staff was very nice and helpful and everything was as intended.
stan, 3-night family trip
Verified Orbitz guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Rachel, 1-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

6/10 Good

Overall Not Great
After hours check in was easy and quick, we received the keybox code the day of our arrival and were able to get our keycard without any problems. There is a parking lot on the property which was convenient. Unfortunately, the rest of our stay was only mediocre. It is a 30 min walk/10 min drive to the city center. We booked because there was supposedly breakfast included, only to never see any staff or any information for times. The shower in our room dripped and the floor was wet all throughout our stay. The bathroom light started flickering like a horror movie our second day, we showered in the dark to avoid the premonition of being murdered. When we went out for the day staff entered our room and left the door UNLOCKED and OPEN until we returned at 9 pm. Luckily nothing was taken, but I felt as if the "privacy" of our PRIVATE room was violated. Would not stay here again.
Nicole, 2-night trip
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8/10 Very good

Nice stay
Friendly staff. Large family room with 2 sets of bunk beds and private bathroom. Beds are not very comfortable but okay for 1 night. Blackout curtains are a big plus. Location is good and near a public geothermal pool (picture on their cover is of the geothermal pool not the hostel).
1-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Liked the cafe that was available.
1-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review