Iceland is a small country and an island, meaning that most things are more expensive that some travelers are used to.
One way to save on expenses is to stay in a hostel instead of a pricey hotel. These Iceland hostels offer clean accommodations and easy access to all that the city of Reykjavik has to offer.
Here are the best hostels in Reykjavik!
10. Galaxy Pod Hostel
For something a little futuristic, why not visit Reykjavik in a capsule?
Galaxy Pod Hostel is one of the best hostels in Reykjavik and also one of the most unique. Galaxy Pod provides capsules for travelers to stay in – each capsule comes with a safety deposit box, flat-screen television, and privacy curtain.
An arcade is on-site, and private parking is available for no charge.
Galaxy Pod is located at the East end of the main pedestrian shopping area, and just about a mile away from Central Reykjavik. If sleeping in a capsule is not your speed, dormitory sleeping options are also available at this Reykjavik hostel.
9. KEX Hostel
Want to know a bit about Reykjavik’s past but don’t want to give up modern amenities? Then KEX Hostel is best hostel in Reykjavik for you.
Located in an old biscuit factory, KEX blends Iceland’s history with a modern industrial feel. The building also is home to artists’ studios.
The Reykjavik hostel features a cafe, bar, lounge, and a heated outdoor patio to socialize with new friends. KEX Hostel also offers female only rooms. The Harpa Concert Hall is a short walk along the bay from the hostel, as is the Sun Voyager sculpture.MORE INFO
8. 101 Hostel
Located on the main shopping street of Laugavegur, 101 Hostel is one of the best hostels in Reykjavik. This Reykjavik hostel feels just like home, with a warmingly decorated communal kitchen, and an enclosed backyard.
In addition to the many shops nearby, 101 Hostel is just minutes away from the tallest building in Reykjavik, the famous Hallgrimskirkja. Hallgrimskirkja is great for getting an all encompassing view of the city, bay, and nearby mountains. After visiting Hallgrimskirkja, why not skip over to Sundhollin Swimming Pool and relax?MORE INFO
7. Reykjavik City HI Hostel
Located just outside of the City Center, Reykjavik City HI Hostel is an eco-certified hostel takes all of its travelers’ considerations into account – there are organic food options in its three kitchens, fair-trade coffee at the coffee bar, and even a space where travelers can share food with each other.
The friendly staff can help travelers rent a car or bike to help get around town. Reykjavik’s largest swimming pool, Laugardalslaug Swimming Pool, is right next to the hostel where you can relax in the geothermally-heated hot-tubs, go down two different water slides, or even play mini-golf.MORE INFO
6. Hlemmur Square
Hlemmur Square is a luxury hostel in Reykjavik, with upscale features that will make you think you are an a hotel.
The Reykjavik hostel has spacious rooms, with custom made beds, quality linens and pillows, blackout curtains for long summer days, and colorful, modern decor. Two lounges and a happy hour bar will allow travelers to connect with others.
Located just northeast of Hallgrimskirkja in an art deco building, Hlemmur Square is close to shops, and a short walk from the City Center. A bus stop just outside of the hostel allows easy pick-up and drop-off for all of the major sightseeing tours in Reykjavik.MORE INFO