Bus Hostel Reykjavik

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Exclusive Twin Room, 2 Single Beds, Shared Bathroom | Free WiFi, bed sheets
Shared Dormitory, Shared Bathroom (1 bed in 6 beds dorm) | Free WiFi, bed sheets
Exclusive Twin Room, 2 Single Beds, Shared Bathroom | Free WiFi, bed sheets
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Overview of Bus Hostel Reykjavik

Bus Hostel Reykjavik

2.0 star property

4.0/5 Very good

Guests rated this property 4.1/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Parking included
  • Kitchen
  • Bar
  • Laundry
  • Housekeeping

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Contactless check-in
  • Hand sanitiser provided
  • Social distancing
Skogarhlid 10, Reykjavik, IS-105

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationPerlan10 min walk
  • Popular LocationLaugavegur16 min walk
  • Popular LocationHallgrimskirkja20 min walk
  • AirportReykjavik (KEF-Keflavik Intl.)41 min drive

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About this area


Located near the beach, Bus Hostel Reykjavik is in Hlíðar, a neighbourhood in Reykjavik. Notable landmarks in the area include Perlan and Hallgrimskirkja, and travellers wishing to experience a bit of culture can try National Museum of Iceland. Looking to enjoy an event or a game while in town? See what's happening at Laugardalsvollur or Laugardalsholl. Guests appreciate the hostel's location for the sightseeing.

What's nearby

  • Perlan - 10 min walk
  • Saga Museum - 12 min walk
  • Oskjuhlid Hill - 12 min walk
  • Laugavegur - 16 min walk
  • Hallgrimskirkja - 20 min walk

Getting around

  • Keflavik International Airport (KEF) - 41 min drive


  • SATT - 12 min walk
  • Kröst - 17 min walk
  • Hlemmur mathöll - 17 min walk
  • Skál! - 17 min walk
  • Harry's Restaurant - 17 min walk

About this property

Bus Hostel Reykjavik

Hostel in the heart of Hlíðar
Take advantage of a round-trip airport shuttle, a terrace and a library at Bus Hostel Reykjavik. In addition to laundry facilities and a bar, guests can connect to free in-room WiFi.
You'll also find perks such as:
  • Free self-parking
  • A lift, concierge services and tour/ticket information
  • Smoke-free property, a TV in the lobby and a 24-hour front desk
  • Guest reviews say good things about the WiFi and proximity to public transport
Room features
All guest rooms at Bus Hostel Reykjavik offer amenities, such as complimentary wireless Internet access.
Other conveniences in all rooms include:
  • Communal kitchens and daily housekeeping


Danish, English, French, German, Icelandic, Lithuanian, Polish, Spanish

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C or hotter


Contactless social distancing and check-out
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Hand sanitiser provided
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities


  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and public transport

  • Free self-parking on site
  • Limited on-site parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking available
  • Free off-site parking
  • 24-hour return airport shuttle (surcharge)
  • Airport shuttle at scheduled times

Food and drink

  • 1 bar

Family friendly

  • Laundry facilities
  • Snack bar/deli


  • Lift
  • Library

Guest services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff
  • Tour/ticket assistance


  • Terrace


  • If you have any requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • Accessible bathroom (select rooms)
  • In-room accessibility (select rooms)
  • Roll-in shower (select rooms)
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking


  • Smoke-free property
  • TV in lobby

Room amenities


  • Bed sheets


  • Shower
  • Towels

Food and drink

  • Shared kitchen access

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Check-in from 3:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Late check-in subject to availability
Minimum check-in age - 18


Check-out before 10 AM

Special check-in instructions

Guests must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions; front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property ahead of time using the information on the booking confirmation
If you are planning to arrive after 10:00 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation

Access methods

Staffed front desk


Pets not allowed

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Cots (infant beds) are not available

Payment types at the property

Important information

Optional extras

  • Airport shuttle fee: ISK 6350 per person (roundtrip)

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
This property accepts credit cards and debit cards; cash is not accepted
Safety features at this property include a fire extinguisher and a smoke detector
Be prepared: check the latest COVID-19 travel requirements and measures in place for this destination before you travel.

Property is also known as

Bus Hostel
Bus Hostel Reykjavik
Reykjavik Bus Hostel
Bus Hostel Reykjavik Reykjavik
Bus Hostel Reykjavik Hostel/Backpacker accommodation
Bus Hostel Reykjavik Hostel/Backpacker accommodation Reykjavik

Frequently asked questions

Is Bus Hostel Reykjavik pet-friendly?

No, pets are not allowed at this property.

How much does it cost to stay at ?

As of 19 Aug 2022, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at on 15 Sept 2022 start from £108.21, including taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.

How much is parking at Bus Hostel Reykjavik?

Self-parking is free at this property; nearby parking is also free.

What time is check-in at Bus Hostel Reykjavik?

Check-in is from 3:00 PM - 10:00 PM. Late check-in is available during limited hours.

What time is check-out at Bus Hostel Reykjavik?

Checkout is at 10 AM.

Does Bus Hostel Reykjavik provide a shuttle to the airport?

Yes, there's an airport shuttle that runs at scheduled times. A fee of ISK 6350 per person applies.

Where is Bus Hostel Reykjavik located?

Located in Hlíðar, this hostel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Perlan, Laugavegur and Reykjavik University. Hallgrimskirkja and National Museum of Iceland are also within 1 mi (2 km).

Can I cancel my reservation for free at Bus Hostel Reykjavik and receive a full refund?

Yes, Bus Hostel Reykjavik offers free cancellation on select room rates, because flexibility matters! Please refer to Bus Hostel Reykjavik cancellation policy on our site for more details about any exclusions or requirements.

Overall score and ratings


Very good

Rating 5 - Excellent. 71 out of 212 reviews
5 - Excellent 33%
Rating 4 - Good. 89 out of 212 reviews
4 - Good 42%
Rating 3 - Okay. 35 out of 212 reviews
3 - Okay 17%
Rating 2 - Poor. 11 out of 212 reviews
2 - Poor 5%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 6 out of 212 reviews
1 - Terrible 3%




Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities



2/5 Poor

Liked: Cleanliness
Disliked: Staff & service
After flying all night, I arrived early at the property. They refused to check me in. I offered to pay for the extra night. They also refused. The Indian guy at the front desk said that they didn't have any beds ready and that I'd have to wait until 2 PM. Later I found out that the room I was in, had three open and clean beds from the day before. I complained to the manager, but not sure if he did anything about his front repectionists and their lies...I won't be staying there in the future, that's for damn sure.
Stayed 4 nights in Mar 2022

5/5 Excellent

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Great facilities. Location is better if you are driving, but you can still walk to downtown. Lovely staff!
Stayed 5 nights in Oct 2021

2/5 Poor

Liked: Staff & service
Disliked: Property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Stayed 1 night in Oct 2021

3/5 Okay

Liked: Cleanliness, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Fine but there were very loud people outside at 3am. Woke us up.
Stayed 1 night in Sep 2021

2/5 Poor

Disliked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Disorganized Space and Operations
Some travelers stay here longer term and have their things in the kitchens and rooms. The hostel doesn't ensure the kitchens and rooms remain organized, nor ensure that beds are marked for new travelers. There was a conflict in my room because staff gave someone new a person's bed who had been there.
Stayed 1 night in Aug 2021