Hostels in Reykjavík

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Hostels in Reykjavík

Tourists in Reykjavík
Tourists in Reykjavík. Photo: Páll Stefánsson.

​Q: Are there any hostels open in Reykjavík after October 1? It seems the Salvation Army is closed and open as a dorm, and the Backpackers’ email doesn’t work anymore.

Can you suggest any lodging like a hostel or AirBnB that I could use? I’m passing through on IA and would like to use my seven-day layover, IF possible.

Larry Mishkar, Seattle, WA, U.S.


A: It seems that Reykjavík Backpackers is open. Doesn’t anyone respond when you email: [email protected]? You can also send a request here or call the office at +354 578-3700.

KEX is another hip hostel in downtown Reykjavík, where concerts and other events are regularly held.

Hostelling International lists three hostels in Reykjavík: one right in the city center and and two others close to the center.

There are also plenty of options for AirBnB, as can be seen on