Reykjavik Hostel Village2.0 out of 5.0
Recent guest reviews
We spent two nights in the hotel but it was not a good experience. Very ugly rooms , a lot of smell in the rooms, bathrooms and aisle. Kitchen under a tent never in order. Untidy garden. High prices for the place.
The hostel is in a great location. With a 10 minute walk you can be in the main shopping area with plenty of places to eat, grocery stores, ATM, etc. Plus it's a little away from the noise of nightlife so pretty perfect spot in a small city. Bus stop is a few blocks away and convenient for pickups and drop offs for tours. Make sure you look into what room you are getting and what the facilities for that exact room are. They offered great tips on getting to the hostel and set it up well to get into our room after they had closed reception. However, it's all downhill from there. We booked the budget twin room which was in the adjacent building. Very humid and with one small window hard to get fresh air and sleep properly. Spartan room which is fine, but with two beds and only one tiny table there's no place to put your things. Everything goes on the floor! The small refrigerator was nice but easily could be put on a small square table rather than on the floor making it tricky to get to. Silly situation and for 95 Euros should be far better with a cheap trip to IKEA. Worst of all was the shared bathrooms. No pictures available of what you get. Toilet is wedged between the wall and shower and you can hardly use it in both available bathrooms. Reception only open 10-4pm so difficult to get information or even check in properly when you arrive. In our case we had tours booked the next few days so couldn't check in until we checked out. I sent a note explaining we had some issues with the room and would like to speak with staff before being charged but received no response. Upon checking out they simply said goodbye and could have cared less. Total waste of money on this place. I would have gladly paid more for a better room somewhere else and I will next time we visit. The entire hostel is far older than the photos show. Very ramshackle and even the fence out front is falling apart and in some places already has. Property overgrown with weeds and not well taken care of. Attitude very nonchalant about everything including security. For instance the door to get in the second building was open the entire time. No code needed to be put in even if the door was closed. Luckily Reykjavik is a safe city. Great location and so much potential. However, unless they close it down and do some updates and staff training, best to stay away in my opinion!
The best thing about this hostel it's the location, just 5 minutes walking from the famous Hallgrímskirkja and the bus terminal that goes to Keflavik airport. The staff is quite nice and helpful, although as we arrived at the end of winter, you only will find them from 10 a.m. ´till 3:00 p.m. The rooms are warm and the toilets are pretty clean. The kitchen and dining room are quite nice places and they allowed us to use it despite the fact that we arrived at 6 in the morning. Maybe the only problem I had was with the keys of the rooms (they only give one for a room of 4 guests). One of them took her away and we had to wait for one of the guest to come back so we could open the door. A recommended site.
We stayed in Hostel Village for 4 nights - 3 Nights, we stayed in a 3-bed dorm room, and one night in a mixed dorm with 4 beds. The Hostel has two-three different buildings where it is built like a typical student housing, with shared kitchen, common toilets etc. The proximity to the nearest bus stop is just under 200 metres and even to the market area (downtown) is just over 700 metres of walk. Location wise, this is really good - Not crowded among other hotels, it is in a slightly more residential locality. The service during the day (10-4 pm) is quite average. The people in the reception will only guide you if you've any specific questions, They don't bother you at all (In a way, it is a good thing). However, post 4 pm, there is absolutely no one in the reception and you're left all by yourself. We lost our key on the 3rd night during the Nothern lights chase and came back quite late (at around 1.30 am). Since we didn't have anyone in the room apart from 3 of us, we had to call the emergency number to get the keys. However, there was NO one available in the premise, nor did anyone answer the emergency number for almost 20 mins. Finally, after a lot of attempts, they sent a message of a locker where they've kept the spare keys! Similarly, the cleaners are a bit rude and lack basic courtesy themselves. I would recommend this place - But you need to be careful about not losing anything. There won't be anyone to help in case of any need.
I originally booked a 4 night stay at Hostel Village several months ago. I received no confirmation email or follow-up, so I contacted them. I was told I did not have a booking, so I booked with another company. Several days before my trip, I was charged the full amount of my projected stay by the hostel. When I called, they told me they would not refund me (over $200 USD, even though I was told I did not have a reservation. Customer Service was rude as well. I suggest booking at Hlemmur Square- very upscale, cheaper, and closer to shopping and restaurants.
The hostel was very clean and near the centre , easy to find the tours stops and to get from and back the airport , the only thing was our room was far from the main reception and we because we were staying for two weeks we had big suitcases it was very difficult with the deep snow , but other than that would really recommend this place
We went there for a weekend and we had the best stay ever. The workers are so nice and friendly, they help you with all. The location of the Hostel is so so good because it's very near to the center and you have everything you need around. Cleaning and services are good also. I give them 10/10. If you are looking for somewhere to feel like home, this is your best choice. For sure we will repeat there when we come back, it's perfect for families or for couples or also if you are traveling alone.
Nice stay for a really good price, and the guys working there are super helpful and cool, they helped us organize all our trip and gave us a lot of good tips and advices:D Will definitely stay here again :)
Holiday in super place. Simple, but very cozy and pleasant place, nice people, and very good price! There was everything that i needed for my staying. It was amazing. I will return for sure, tank you!
I was there for two nights. The night I arrived to Reykjiavik and when I came back from my tour. The place served its purpose: sleep and leave. But it need urgent mantainance, my room didn't have courtains, 2 out of 3 bathrooms didn't have light nor toilet paper. I had a single room, which had a fridge, but that was it. The staff is very polite and they are super flexible for late check in or early check out. Its close to downtown and to the bus terminal (where you can take buses from the airport).
- Walking distance to Laugavegur and Hallgrimskirkja
- Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
- Free parking
- Concierge services
Located in Reykjavík East, Reykjavik Hostel Village is within a 10-minute walk of popular sights such as Laugavegur and Hallgrimskirkja. This 45-room hostel welcomes guests with conveniences like free in-room WiFi, free self parking, and concierge services.
Start each morning off right with continental breakfast served for a fee.
Guests can expect to find free WiFi. Other standard amenities include a refrigerator, an electric kettle, and a desk. Bathrooms are shared; limited housekeeping is available.
Guests of Reykjavik Hostel Village enjoy free WiFi in public areas, a computer station, and express check-out. There's free parking, and an airport shuttle at scheduled times for ISK 3950 per person one-way. The front desk has multilingual staff that can help with concierge services and luggage storage. Other amenities at this family-friendly hostel include free newspapers, a terrace, and barbecue grills.
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% of guests recommend this hotelTotal of 26 reviews