Ratings based on 663 Verified Reviews

3.7 out of 5
82% of guests recommend
4.0 Room cleanliness
3.9 Service & staff
3.3 Room comfort
3.8 Hotel condition
Expedia Verified Reviews
2 out of 5
by A verified traveller from Canada

Good view of the water, little else.

Posted 31-Mar-2017
We found used soap in the shower indicating that the attention to detail in cleaning the shower from the last customer was sub par. Noisy room due to elevator mechanisms continuing all night long. Good breakfast included.
2 out of 5
by A verified traveller

The clue is in the name

Posted 23-Mar-2017
Very small room. A good half hour walk to the town centre. Breakfast OK. Room a bit shabby. Lobby area good and possible to book tours from the lobby shop. After two days out of town it was not nice to return to the Cabin - heart sank.
Comment from Hotel Management
29-Mar-2017 by Ída S, Hotel Management
Dear Anonymous, Thank you for your feedback and for your stay. We are disappointed to learn that your heart sank when you returned back to hotel Cabin after two days out of town. The standard rooms are a bit small yes, but they are quite comfortable and cozy. You do get smaller rooms, but you do also pay budget price. We have the option of booking a deluxe and superior room if you prefer a larger room. We are glad that you enjoyed the lobby area :) The walk along the seaside is indeed amazing :) Thank you again for your feedback, and hopefully we get the opportunity to welcome you back to our hotel in the near future. Kind regards
2 out of 5
by A verified traveller from UK

Cheapest central hotel we could find

Posted 08-Mar-2017
Pros: Every tour company knew where it was and we were often the first pick-up and drop-off. It had lounge areas for each floor.
Cons: The television needs updating. Everything in the hotel seemed to be the cheapest possible product - thin cutlery, scratched plates etc.
Location: It's on the coast - nice views from the hotel, it's a 25 min walk into downtown.
As Iceland is so expensive and we planned to do a lot of exploring, we had always set out to look for budget accommodation - this hotel provides that. We knew that the room would be small - you had to put your cases underneath the bed. The toilet was broken on arrival, the television was very old with a fuzzy picture and the remote control was held together with masking tape. All the reception staff were very friendly, and our toilet was fixed first thing the following day. The breakfast was adequate and the coffee was very nice. It saved us from having to purchase another expensive meal. The location is a 25 min walk along the sea to the centre. You can do a coastal walk (which you can see through the windows in the hotel) and the views are breathtaking. We still think that it was reasonable value for Reykjavik prices - you get what you pay for.
Comment from Hotel Management
14-Mar-2017 by Cabin crew, Hotel Management
Dear C, Thank you for your review and for your stay. We are glad to read you enjoyed our budget friendly hotel, the great location, our friendly staff, the good selection at breakfast and the nice coffee :) Regarding the TV's, you are right - they are in the need of restoration. We are happy to announce that it is all in progress :) Sorry about the broken toilet - we will be checking that out immediately - thank you for letting us know. Hope we can welcome you again!
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveller from Chicago, IL

Comfortable Basic Economy Hotel

Posted 02-Mar-2017
Pros: Clean, good price, good location for pick ups, decent walking distances. Staff very nice and good.
Location: 15 minute walk to the local geothermal baths. 5 min or less to the pathway along the harbor. 15-20 minutes to the Old City.
Very nice staff - helpful and have unbelievable memories to help individuals out! On site travel desk for excursions and events. Well handled even if storm cancelations in winter and helps to reschedule. There was a big storm one night (biggest since 1937 apparently) and roads closed. Only 2-3 cleaners made it in and they did a fabulous job and cleaning the entire hotel! Nice buffet breakfast with a good selection. Nice 15-20 minute walk to Old City and a 15 minute walk to a local geothermal bath house - better than the big name one (that I won't name :) ). 1 block to the path along the harbor for lovely walk and view. And, I DID see the Northern Lights standing out front of the hotel while waiting for the Northern Lights tour bus! (Rating of 5 'active' that night.)
Comment from Hotel Management
29-Mar-2017 by Ída S, Hotel Management
Dear Laura, Thank you for your feedback and for your stay. We are delighted to read that your stay was an excellent one :) Thank you so much for the kind comments regarding the effort from our staff, it is really appreciated. We are also very happy that you got to see the Northern Lights - they are indeed amazing :) We are looking forward to seeing you again in the near future, Best wishes,
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveller

Well located. Nice view if facing the hills.

Posted 19-Feb-2017
Everything great (except for the bed-need firmer mattresses.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveller from America

Very Basic, But A Good Experience

Posted 10-Jan-2017
Pros: Convenience for hotel pick-up, Wi-Fi
Cons: Updated TV's, more complimentary toiletry items
I only picked Hotel Cabin because it was included as one of the hotels that would be picked up by the local tours. The rooms are VERY basic, but clean. There is a small box TV in the room. The bathroom has a very narrow stall, but the doors do close. Overall, the staff members were pleasant. The breakfast "buffet" leaved a lot to be desired, but it was FREE. Wi-Fi connection was very strong. No complaints.
1 out of 5
by Harry

Worst hotel ever

Posted 07-Jan-2017 on Hotels
The room are so small and noisy the you can hear the other room's Tv; plus we have the plesure of having a party grupo the statyed up till 2 o'clock or so 3 night out of 4 we stayed there as well this 3 night we call reception and they didn't do anything. The "free breakfast" was water deluder, badly. Reception and the time of check in was so rude as well. The only couple of good things: Free wife worked perfect. The cleaners always did an amazing job. And at checkout the boy in reception was very nice and friendly; even if Offered us a coffee for the way since it was 2 am.
4 out of 5
by A verified traveller

This traveller left a rating score only Posted 26-Dec-2016 on Hotels
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveller from D

Hotel Cabin

Posted 19-Dec-2016
We stayed at Hotel Cabin for 5 days and it was everything we needed. The room and bathroom was very small and it was about a 30 minute walk to the city center but it was an enjoyable walk that did not bother us. It was super clean, the staff helped with any questions we had, and free breakfast is always a plus In Iceland for the prices can be expensive. When you are in a beautiful country like Iceland you need nothing more than what Hotel Cabin has to offer. You will be spending most of your time exploring. The staff also helps with booking tours, airport transfers, and anything you need. Awesome place and would stay again and recommend !
5 out of 5
by A verified traveller

Very convenient to down town areas and eateries

Posted 17-Dec-2016 on Hotels
A very accommodating hotel . My small room with private bath was perfect for one person. Very meat and clean. I was out and about so except to shower, sleep and plan, not there most of the day. Quiet.