$111 Avg/night
Rate and special offer based on Check-in: Sep 23, 2015 Check-out: Sep 24, 2015

Hotel Cabin

View map of Borgartun 32, --, Reykjavik, 105

Hotel Overview

Reviewer score
3.5
out of 5
28 reviews
hotel cabin for five days

I stayed at the hotel for five days on my first trip Iceland. I tried to pick a hotel that had a... See full review

  • greg0606
  • Sep 18, 2014
Great Price and Clean

If you are looking for just a clean, comfortable place to sleep at night this is the place. It has... See full review

  • Anonymous
  • Sep 28, 2008
Hotel Cabin opened in May 1997 and was completely renovated at the beginning of 2007, Hotel Cabin prides itself on offering our guests warm, friendly hospitality and a high level of comfort. The reception area is opened round the clock, and our friendly team of staff is always on hand to ensure that your stay is as pleasant as possible. Bright and comfortable, Hotel Cabin is located within easy reach of Reykjavks city centre, with its vibrant nightlife and excellent choice of restaurants featuring cuisine from many different countries. At the same time, it is an easy five-minute walk from the citys main park, swimming pool and outdoor recreation area. Reykjavik Zoo and Family Park is about 10 minutes walk away, while Kringlan Shopping Mall is less than 2 km away. Hotel staff will gladly help arrange other area activities such as hiking, fishing and whale watching excursions.

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Hotel Cabin Rooms

Superior Room
Superior Room holds two single beds or one double bed. These top floor rooms feature city or sea views, along with a flat-screen TV and large bathroom. A fridge and coffee/tea making facilities are included. Room Facilities: View, Telephone, Satellite Channels, Flat-screen TV, Air Conditioning, Desk, Seating Area, Carpeted Floor, Hairdryer, Toilet, Bathroom, Bath or Shower, Tea/Coffee Maker, Refrigerator, Wake Up Service, Free wifi
Standard Room
Standard Twin Room holds two single beds. Room Facilities: Air Conditioning, Desk, Carpeted Floor, Shower, Toilet, Bathroom, Telephone, Satellite Channels, Wake Up Service Room Size: 10 square metres Please note that some rooms have windows facing the hallway.
Deluxe Room
Deluxe Room holds two single beds or one double bed. Room Facilities: View, Telephone, Satellite Channels, Flat-screen TV, Air Conditioning, Desk, Seating Area, Carpeted Floor, Bath, Toilet, Bathroom, Refrigerator, Wake Up Service Room Size: 16 square metres

Amenities

  • WiFi
  • Airport shuttle
  • Free parking
General
Elevators
Dining
Bar/Lounge
Restaurant
Services
Business center
In-Room Safe
Meeting/Banquet facilities
Conference facilities
Currency exchange
Internet
WiFi
Transportation
Airport shuttle
Parking
Free parking
Accessibility
Accessible Rooms/Facilities

Nearby points of interest

  • Laugavegur: 0.3 mi
  • Nautholsvík Thermal Beach: 0.4 mi
  • Miklatun Park: 0.6 mi
  • Hallgrimskirkja: 1 mi
  • Kringlan: 1.1 mi
  • Reykjavik City Theatre: 1.1 mi
  • National Theatre of Iceland: 1.1 mi
  • Skólavörðustígur: 1.2 mi
  • The Saga Museum: 1.3 mi
  • Reykjavik Art Museum: 1.4 mi
  • West Iceland: 1.4 mi
  • Fríkirkjan í Reykjavík: 1.4 mi
  • National Museum: 1.7 mi
  • The Vikin Maritime Museum: 1.7 mi
  • National and University Library of Iceland: 1.7 mi
  • Laugavegur: 0.3 mi
  • Nautholsvík Thermal Beach: 0.4 mi
  • Miklatun Park: 0.6 mi
  • Hallgrimskirkja: 1 mi
  • Kringlan: 1.1 mi
  • Reykjavik City Theatre: 1.1 mi
  • National Theatre of Iceland: 1.1 mi
  • Skólavörðustígur: 1.2 mi
  • The Saga Museum: 1.3 mi
  • Reykjavik Art Museum: 1.4 mi
  • West Iceland: 1.4 mi
  • Fríkirkjan í Reykjavík: 1.4 mi
  • National Museum: 1.7 mi
  • The Vikin Maritime Museum: 1.7 mi
  • National and University Library of Iceland: 1.7 mi
  • Reykjavík University: 2.1 mi
  • Reykjavík City Museum: 2.8 mi
  • Smáratorg Tower: 3.2 mi
  • Vidistadatun Sculpture Park: 4.9 mi
  • Reykjavík Domestic Animal Zoo: 13.3 mi
  • The Family Fun Park & Zoo: 24 mi
  • Blue Lagoon Iceland: 24.9 mi
  • Longwave radio mast Hellissandur: 80.2 mi

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
3:00 PM
Check-out:
11:00 AM

Terms and conditions

Rates quoted in currencies other than the hotel's base currency are subject to the rate of the international exchange. Rate may change throughout stay. Rate may reflect average nightly rate. Extra charges may apply. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the rate.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use. All information has been provided by this hotel and not by Orbitz

Ratings and reviews for Hotel Cabin

Overall score

3.5 / 5
5.01.0
28 out of 28
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
3.9
Hotel staff:
3.7
Comfort:
3.3
Location:
3.1
Value:
4

82% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of Hotel Cabin

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
greg0606
Single
white plains, new york
Sep 18, 2014

hotel cabin for five days

I stayed at the hotel for five days on my first trip Iceland. I tried to pick a hotel that had a private room and bathroom that was close to downtown. It was clean and orderly. The walk was about 15-20 mins to downtown and I explored several ways of walking to downtown from the hotel, all about the same time. I saw there were many hotels in central downtown but they were very expensive or did not have a private bathroom etc. I realize now that there is central downtown and the rest of downtown. I stayed in the rest of downtown, more of a financial area. Anyway if you don't mind walking on the corniche or exploring it's a great deal and nice hotel. You could also take a taxi or bus but I prefer to walk. The hotel itself was nice, the breakfast buffet was basic, what I had expected, not poor, but could have a few more choices. The showers were small but everything seems to be smaller in Iceland in all the hotels from speaking to other travelers. They were very aggressive about cleaning the rooms every morning, lol. If your out late the previous night, they really want to clean the room every morning and change towels etc. I had to tell them to come back each morning at least twice since I was recovering. The city and its culture, museums, galleries, people, food, churches, architecture, etc. were all great and highly recommend this trip to anyone, I already want to go back and I have never met such nice people. Icelanders are truly the nicest people in the world at all levels, never heard a complaint, bad comment, fight, poor attitude or even saw a policeman at any time. Hope this info helps.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
4
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Single

Sightseeing tip: Short walk from hotel

Checkout out the museums and galleries, Very interesting art and cultural perspectives.

Review of Hotel Cabin

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
See Meg Run
Couples
New York
Aug 10, 2014

Did the job

We needed a hotel to stay in for one night before traveling north. This hotel appealed because the front desk was there later than many guesthouses and a generous buffet breakfast was included in the rate. Room was clean, though windowless. It's a 10-15 minute walk into the city center, so not ideal if you plan to spend a lot of time there.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
3
Comfort:
2
Location:
2
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Couples

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

K-Bar has delicious Korean food and local beer on draft. It is about a 10 minute walk from the hotel.

Review of Hotel Cabin

Reviewer score

1
5.01.0
mdftx
Friends
Dallas, TX
Jan 16, 2014

single size dorm room

The Hotel Cabin, well where to begin? It's location is OK, a bit off the beaten track, but it's kind of nice to walk into the city, so I didn't mind that too bad. The lobby was OK, service at the bar and tourist shop where one can book tours was pretty spotty - there was no real inclination among the staff to help people. In their defense, usually only one or two people were managing all the posts. The room is where the hotel lost all its luster. For the price, I wasn't expecting fancy at all. A room that was small enough for a woman of 5'8" to be able to touch both walls with arms outstretched was a bit small to be considered suitable for double occupancy. The beds were super narrow. My friend and I are both quite slim (size 0 and 2) and each bed was uncomfortably narrow. When laying down flat, I had about three inches on either side of my body. In the interest of disclosure, I'm the size 2. I cannot imagine a man of any size sleeping in those beds. I whacked my elbow on the small desk between the beds three times. Staying in the room began to feel like an extended game of leap frog. Then there was the bathroom. We visited in winter and found that the shower never got hot. It got tepid and stayed there, but that was it. The shower was actually smaller than the bed, meaning to wash one's underarm, one had to carefully extend her arm straight up over her head. Shaving of the legs required elite yogi status stretching. I had to open the door to bend forward enough to shave my lower legs and then again to straighten up. We made the best of it, as it was pretty funny and it certainly encouraged us to stay out and experience all that Iceland had to offer. If I had to do it again, I'd forego the value and opt for a hotel offering rooms a little less on the rabbit warren scale.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Cleanliness:
1
Hotel staff:
3
Comfort:
1
Location:
2
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Friends

Review of Hotel Cabin

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
SandH
Couples
Virginia
Jan 6, 2013

Great value

Great value for a hotel in a capital city! 20 minute walk to the center of town, but easily walkable. Decent breakfast included in the price. Internet is not free though.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
4
Location:
2
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Couples

Review of Hotel Cabin

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Superdad
Family
UK
Nov 1, 2012

Iceland Break

Found hotel great value, clean, food good, buffet evening meal good value approx £7.50 each which includes soft drinks, coffee, soup, salad and one hot food dish, fruit. We were on floor 7 which were the superior rooms and these were bigger rooms with a walk in shower. Only downside would be that there were a lot of school/college students around, if that bothers you, but mainly on lower floors.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Family

Review of Hotel Cabin

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
JackE
Single
Carnegie, PA, USA
Oct 4, 2012

Well worth the money.

The room was small and spartan (by American standards) but spotlessly clean. The continental breakfast was adequate, but nothing special. The location was pretty good. I parked my rental car and walked most of the time while I was in Reykjavik. It is a straight shot on route 41 to Keflavik Airport (40 min. drive at 7:30 am traffic). It was well worth the money. I would stay there again.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Single

Review of Hotel Cabin

Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
Maggy's Mom
Family
Seattle, WA
Aug 27, 2012

Would not recommend this

Upon arrival, the front desk staff was not friendly and it took several minutes to get their attention in order to check in. Even for a mom and child traveling, the room was extremely small - barely enough room to put two carry ons and backpacks. When we arrived at our room, there was a sign saying that guests could upgrade however this was not offered at check in. The room appeared as if it had not been vacuumed/cleaned before we checked in. Would definitely not stay here again or recommend it to anyone.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Cleanliness:
2
Hotel staff:
1
Comfort:
2
Location:
3
Value:
1
Trip purpose:

Family

Review of Hotel Cabin

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Zelda2
Couples
Athens, OH
Jul 2, 2012

Overall, Good Value

Nothing fancy but clean and convenient. Not a long walk to downtown, 20 minutes maybe. Five minute walk to the pool -- fantastic. Good breakfast, helpful staff. Just be aware that the standard room, "suitable for two people," is barely more than a closet. No way that two people plus luggage will fit comfortably. We upgraded to the next level and that was fine.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Couples

Review of Hotel Cabin

Reviewer score

1
5.01.0
ErnTravel
Family
Illinois
Jun 25, 2012

"Overbooked" my prepaid room

When I arrived at the hotel I was told that they had "overbooked" my prepaid room. They had a comparable room at a nearby hotel for me. Not what I was wanting to hear after I had been traveling all day. The comparable hotel was ok, but not what I had paid for. Maybe it was an isolated incident, but beware if you book this hotel. You might not actually end up staying there.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
1
Cleanliness:
1
Hotel staff:
1
Comfort:
1
Location:
1
Value:
1
Trip purpose:

Family

Review of Hotel Cabin

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Carl Pilot
Family
Randolph Center, VT
Jun 11, 2012

Good value

The rooms are quite small, like a cabin in a ship, as the name implies, but everything is neat and clean. It is good value for an inexpensive hotel. It is about a 30 minute walk from " downtown" ( the opera house), and a block from the harbor walk/ bike path. A good included breakfast.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
2
Location:
3
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Family

Dining tip: Long walk from hotel

Grill Restaurant, a 30 minute walk along the harbor walk for a very nice fancy restaurant.

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