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Reykjavik - Loft Hostel

Bankastræti 7, 101, Reykjavík, Iceland

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Overall Rating 90%

From 102 Reviews

Hostel rating (102)

Rating category Satisfaction percentage
Staff 90%
Cleanliness 87%
Location 97%
Security 90%
Service 90%
Comfort 86%
Green rating 91%

Loft is located in Reykjavik downtown's heart. It´s eco certified, top rated and offers one of the most popular rooftop bar and venue for live music in Reykjavík.

  • Dorm
    From $46.93
  • Private
    From $139.38
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Reykjavík Hostel

Hostel Reykjavík

Hostelling International

Welcome to our hostel

This highly rated eco hostel was voted World Best HI Hostel 2014.

Located on Reykjavík’s main shopping street and just minutes walking distance from Hallgrímskirkja, the City Pond and Harpa Concert Hall, the best of the city is just footsteps away.
Loft boasts one of the finest views in town, with its large rooftop bar overlooking the city centre – a great spot to people watch or catch a glimpse of the northern lights in winter. Make yourself at home in the cozy lounge and make new friends at the bar. Facilities also include free computer access, fully equipped guest kitchen, book exchange, free luggage storage during stay (including arrival and departure day). The Loft café and bar offers top quality coffee and wine and beer from local breweries. The mostly organic breakfast is a great start to the day! Loft is a popular venue for live music and other social events. Look up FB for the agenda.

Loft hostel offers a wide range of 4-8 person dorms and double rooms, all with private bathroom. Linen is included. Small lockers for valuables are available in dormitories. Female only dorms are available upon request.


Prices are members' prices

Dorms - Per guest per night


Private - Per room per night


Important info

  • Government-issued photo ID is required to check in.
  • Unaccompanied children under the age of 18 can be accommodated only with a letter from a parent or legal guardian providing permission for the child's unsupervised stay.
  • Children under the age of 8 are unable to be accommodated in shared dormitories
  • Children under the age of 4 stay free.
  • Children under the age of 13 qualify for a discount on the advertised price at check-in.
  • Membership can be purchased on arrival at hostel.
  • Rates quoted assume guests are members of Hostelling International or a National Youth Hostel Association.
  • A non-member supplement of ISK 800 - 1500 per person per night is payable on arrival at hostel.
  • Prices and product availability is as accurate as possible but may be subject to change during checkout



Leisure & Fitness

  • Common room
  • Games room
  • TV room
  • Terrace / patio


  • Elevator / Lift
  • Suitable for wheelchair users

Food & Drink

  • Cafe/Bistro
  • Licenced Bar/Pub
  • BBQ
  • Self-catering kitchen

Facilities - Internet Access

  • Wifi - Free

Facilities - In-Hostel Services

  • Air Conditioning - In selected areas
  • Car parking nearby
  • Booking Centre for HI hostels worldwide
  • Cycle Rental
  • Library / Book Swap
  • Lockers Available - In Room
  • Luggage Room - Available during hostel reception times
  • Smoking Area
  • Travel / Tour Desk
Opening times

Opening times

Open all year

Open 24 hours
Open 24 hours

Get in touch

Get in touch

Tel. (+354) 553 8140

Main attractions

Main attractions

  • Hallgrímskirkja (Less than 500 m)
  • Harpa (At or next to the hostel)
  • Vibrant nightlife (At or next to the hostel)

See the full list of attractions



very good hostel


Avatar for Andrew


Tue 17 Oct 2017

I stayed here for 3 nights. The hostel has a fantastic location. The room was spacious though very stuffy and warm. My last night at the hostel was a nightmare. My room was occupied by 5 guys who were extremely noisy at night and one of them kept taking photos from his bunk bed. I had to get up early but could not sleep thanks to their antics.


Avatar for Vandana Jigjinni

Vandana Jigjinni,

Thu 12 Oct 2017

Recomendable. Limpio, cómodo y confortable. Cerca del centro. Bien situado para poder ver la ciudad.




Tue 10 Oct 2017

Exceptional experience!!!


Avatar for Elizabeth


Fri 06 Oct 2017

Elizabeth, We're thrilled to hear that! Remember that your always welcome back! Best wishes, The Loft Team

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Rakel Sif Haraldsdóttir,

Sun 08 Oct 2017

We had an amazing stay at the Loft Hostel. It's a perfect location in the heart of the city, and the service was impeccable!


Avatar for Nicole


Fri 29 Sep 2017

Dear Nicole, We're really happy to see that you enjoyed your stay at Loft! Thank you for sharing your experience with us and remember that you're always welcome back. Best wishes, The Loft Team

Manager avatar

Rakel Sif Haraldsdóttir,

Sun 01 Oct 2017


Around the hostel

Around the hostel

Nearby attractions

  • Amusement / Theme park (3 to 5km)
  • Cinema (500m - 1km)
  • City Centre (At or next to the hostel)
  • Cycle trails (Less than 500m)
  • Golf course (5 to 10km)
  • Gym (500m - 1km)
  • Hiking / Walking trails (Less than 500m)
  • Local market (Less than 500m)
  • Mountainous Area (More than 10km)
  • Museums / Art Galleries (Less than 500m)
  • National / State Park (More than 10km)
  • Nightlife (At or next to the hostel)
  • Parks / Green Area (Less than 500m)
  • Restaurants (At or next to the hostel)
  • River / Harbour / Lake (At or next to the hostel)
  • Shopping area / Mall (At or next to the hostel)
  • Ski area (More than 10km)
  • Swimming pool (500m - 1km)
  • Supermarket / Food store (Less than 500m)
  • Theatre (At or next to the hostel)
  • UNESCO World Heritage Site (More than 10km)
  • Water park (3 to 5km)
  • Wooded Area (5 to 10km)
Getting to us

Getting to us

50km from Keflavík Airport. 2.8km from Reykjavík Airport
BSÍ Bus Terminal (1.2 km): Take bus #1 #3 or #6 to Stjórnarráðið bus stop
50m in front of hostel
Parking 2 minutes from the hostel
Sports & activities

Sports & activities

  • Cycling
  • Dance
  • Horse riding
  • Mountain Biking
  • Scuba / Snorkelling
  • Swimming
  • Team-Building
  • Walking / Hiking
  • Whale Watching

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