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Hotel Cabin

2.0 out of 5.0

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Hotel was clean and comfortable. The rooms are very small but since we only were in the room to sleep, iit was fine. The have a great breakfast and staff was very helpful. It is a short scenic walk to town and parking is free

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Better than expected. Nice view of the ocean. The name of the hotel is Hotel Cabin, not Cabin Hotel. Please make name change accordingly. I thought I was at the wrong hotel when the shuttle dropped me off.

the hotel is located aoutside of city center but 20 minutes walk is not that bad. breakfast ok and salad bar is just that dont spect any meat at all. food is good and bar as well. very useful staff for getting reservation for tours and airport transfers.

The hotel was overbooked (this was late October), so we were moved to a different property. It was pretty fresh and had free Internet. Breakfast was pretty average.

Good: -modern and clean -breakfast included Bad: -far from the city centre.Not convenient.(20-30 minute walk) -staffs are not friendly.They gave me attitude everytime I asked a question. -wifi is not free.

very clan the staff is the best

Room was small, but great for a quick night stay. Beds were comfortable and the buffet breakfast was great! A great value for the price. Not too far out of town (20 min walk), and there are 2 buses that stop near the hotel if you don't want to walk. Check in at noon was very convenient after taking the red eye flight into Keflavik.

A friend and I stayed here for a 4 nights. The room was small, but clean and quiet. The breakfast was better than expected and came with the room. It was colder than we thought (late September) so the location was bad in that it was too far to walk in the cold from city center so we took the bus or cabs.

Stayed here one night after a long red-eye flight from Seattle. Got a good rate but our window was into the hallway which was really weird and did not help us adjust to the time change. Front counter staff seemed over-worked and were not very friendly. The breakfast was great with a large buffet-style dining room with Scandinavian foods. We were given a complementary breakfast twice (the day we checked in an the next morning). Hotel Cabin let us check in at 8am which was great after being on a plane for 8 hours. This hotel works but it is not what I would choose again. I would spend a little bit more money for a nicer place closer to downtown Reykjavik (Hotel Cabin is a 15 minute walk from the main shopping district).

Nice view of the water, mountains. Good location, 20 min walk from city center. Breakfast was included - we ate different breads with different spreads most days.

Found a good rate on [...] however, the room was so small it was not possible for 2 people and luggage to be in there. Was charged heavily for a larger room. Had I known I would have stayed in the Downtown area instead.

Borgartuni 32 Reykjavik

Hotel highlights

  • Free buffet breakfast
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Free parking
  • Onsite dining

Located in Reykjavík East, Hotel Cabin is within 2 miles (3 km) of popular attractions such as Hallgrimskirkja and Perlan. This hotel has 249 rooms and welcomes guests with conveniences like free breakfast, free in-room WiFi, and free self parking. It's in central Reykjavik and also close to Reykjavik City Hall and National Museum of Iceland.


Dining

Free buffet breakfast is included with your stay. Enjoy a bite to eat at The Salatbar, the hotel's onsite restaurant.


Rooms

The 249 rooms have phones. Guests can expect to find satellite TV and stay connected with free WiFi.


Property features

At Hotel Cabin, guests have access to free WiFi in public areas, a meeting room, and a computer station. There's free parking, as well as an airport shuttle for a fee at scheduled times. Multilingual staff at the 24-hour front desk can assist with tours or tickets, luggage storage, and securing valuables. This smoke-free hotel also has a TV in a common area.

Room options

Standard Single Room

Twin 1 | Sleeps 2

Standard Twin Room

Twin 2 | Sleeps 3

Superior Single Room

Twin 1 | Sleeps 1

Superior Twin Room

Twin 1 | Sleeps 3

Guest reviews for Hotel Cabin

Everyone (1) Couples (14) Family (4) Other (4) Friends (5)
4

great hotel for not a lot of money

Everyone

Hotel was clean and comfortable. The rooms are very small but since we only were in the room to sleep, iit was fine. The have a great breakfast and staff was very helpful. It is a short scenic walk to town and parking is free

By , from annapolis,md on Oct 11, 2016

4

hotel cabin for five days

Singles

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.

By on Sep 18, 2014

3

did the job

Couples

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.

By on Aug 10, 2014

1

single size dorm room

GetawayWithFriends

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.

By on Jan 16, 2014

4

great value

Couples

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.

By on Jan 6, 2013

4

well worth the money.

Singles

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.

By on Oct 4, 2012

2

would not recommend this

Families

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.

By on Aug 27, 2012

4

overall, good value

Couples

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.

By on Jul 2, 2012

1

"overbooked" my prepaid room

Families

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.

By on Jun 25, 2012

4

good value

Families

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.

By on Jun 11, 2012