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The Reykjavik Backpackers is a hostel and a travel hub located on the main street in Reykjavik city center! The hostels unbeatable location and vibrant atmosphere make it the perfect stop for travelers when visiting the capital of Iceland. It's a lively place offering not solely a warm bed to rest in but all the necessities for the traveler! Our services include a tourist information center with wide local knowledge of tours and activities, booking service, a car rental, a camping equipment rental and a brand new bar & a cafe (opened April 2013) to sit down and relax, an internet hotspot/free wifi, and much more. Our aim is to offer our customers the best value for money, budget accommodation supported by an outstanding customer service!

Facilities

The Reykjavik Backpackers has twenty rooms with 106 beds on three floors and in a building just behind the main building. There are sixteen dorms for 4-8 persons and nine private rooms for 2 persons. All beds include a sheet, pillow and pillow case. A duvet is rented extra. Toilets and warm showers are accessible 24 hours a day, located in the center of each floor allowing guests to access the facilities easily. The building has common areas with and sofas for relaxing, reading a book or meeting new people. Kitchen facilities are available on the 4th floor for the 4th floor guests reserving beds in the dorm dormitory or in the private rooms.

Reykjavik Backpackers' bounty of common area and a big bar/lounge makes the place a perfect one to meet fellow travelers to join on your Iceland adventure. We also advice you to take local advice and head out for an outdoor adventure as Reykjavik has a lot of great activities at its doorstep, eg. hiking, glacier hiking, ice climbing, snowmobiling, river rafting, canoeing, sea kayaking, caving and even snorkeling!

Our travel hub services!

- Tourist information Center

- Tour booking service

- Car rental

- Camping Equipment rental

- BUNK Bar - Bar/Cafe/Lounge on the ground floor

- CAVA - Restaurant

- Hotspot (FREE WiFi)

- Discounts at our bar, BUNK

In our fun and lively hostel, with an unbeatable location, we make it our priority to make your stay as pleasant as possible. We happily join you in your adventures. See you in Iceland!

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Highlights

  • Free WiFi
  • Air Conditioning
  • 24 Hour Check-In
  • Airport Transfers
  • Kitchen Facilities
  • Bar
  • Laundry Facilities

Important Information

*Feel free to bring your sleeping bag or a duvet -
made up beds available for an extra 1090 ISK per stay.*
24 hour service / 24 hours reception during summer
Free WiFi on ground floor
10% Discount at BUNK bar/cafe

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This is a Trusted Review. Why?

Great place, great staff, overall great atmosphere

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5

This is a Trusted Review. Why?

Right down town. Standard small hostel rooms, but clean as a whistle. Great staff, even the poor bastards on overnight were helpful and smiling. FUll of advice etc. Room I was in fronted onto the street which was a bit noisy friday and saturday nights/sunday morning, so beware of that if its important to you.

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Facilities
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5

This is a Trusted Review. Why?

Great location, and very helpful and friendly staff. Takk (Thanks, in Islenska). Right on party street, so unless you want absolute quiet at night, it's a steal of a deal. Would do it all over again.

Overall
4
Location
5
Cleanliness
4
Value
5
Facilities
4
Service
5

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Hotel Amenities

  • 24 hour reception
  • ATM
  • Air Conditioning
  • Airport Transfers
  • Bar
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • Café
  • Common Room
  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Hot Showers
  • Housekeeping
  • Internet Access
  • Key Card Access
  • Kitchen
  • Linen Not Included
  • Lockers
  • Luggage Storage
  • Meals available
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Restaurant
  • Shuttle Bus
  • Tours/Travel Desk

general

  • 24 Hour Security
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Towels for Hire

communications

  • Card Phones

inroom facilities

  • Reading Light

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