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  • How to book Bus Hostel?

    You just found our #1 recommendation for best hostels in Reykjavik, Iceland. Genuinely, Bus Hostel is the accommodation we recommend to our friends, family, and to you! You will like it!

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  • Hostel Location and Direction

    Bus Hostel is located 700 meters from the Perlan Dome and the Saga Museum.

    You will most likely arrive at the Reykjavik airport. Here you can just hop onto the airport bus. The bus will stop right outside Bus Hostel. It couldn’t be easier.

    Bus Hostel, Skógarhlíð, 105 Reykjavík, Iceland
  • All room types at Bus Hostel

    Private Room Types available: Double Room, Twin Rooms

    Shared Room Types available: 4-Bed Dorm, 4-Bed Female Dorm, 6-Bed Dorm, 10-Bed Dorm, 16-Bed Dorm, 24-Bed Dorm

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Bus Hostel in Reykjavik is an outstanding creative hostel in a quiet neighborhood of Reykjavik. The hostel offers free WiFi, bicycle rentals as well as a terrace to have BBQs. Another nice touch: If you are traveling with your pet (dog, cat, turtle, unicorn, …), you can stay at Bus Hostel Reykjavik with no extra charges.

This is something special, and tells you quite a bit about the character of this Hostel in Reykjavik.

We also wrote a brand new hostel guide to Reykjavik. In this guide we cover the 3 BEST hostels in Reykjavik for solo-travellers, backpackers and all travel styles.

Read the full hostel guide about the 3 top hostels in Reykjavik here.

In a nutshell:

  1. KEX Hostel – the top choice
  2. Bus Hostel – fun for backpackers
  3. Galaxy Pod Hostel – posh and hip

Back to the Bus, you certainly should not miss out the own bar in the big lounge downstairs at Bus Hostel. Get a drink, get comfy, and enjoy the social vibes at this Hostel in Reykjavik.

Our writer Kelly visited Bus Hostel on her big bike tour around Iceland, and she experienced some fun hostel stories here.

UPDATE: The hostel got renovated in mid of 2018. They replaced their vintage style with a more, modern and hip design.

Stylish common area! Have a drink at the Bus Hostel Bar

A review of Bus Hostel in Reykjavik …

The Bus Hostel is known for its very cosy ambient and the guests love the comfy stay.It is one of the best hostels in Reykjavik for solo-travellers.

We had a close look at this charming hostel to see why everybody loves this budget accommodation.

1. Sustainable, Eco-Friendly, and a Bike Rental Service

Bus Hostel is managed by locals, and works with local tour operators.

The hostel has its own strict green guidelines to ensure that travelers stay in a safe, non-toxic and energy-efficient environment. You can get organic and fair trade coffee at the bar, while only non-disposable dishes and utensils are used at the hostel.

Last but not least, you will get 100% organic sheets and towels and sleep in hand-made bunk-beds (fair trade!). That sounds pretty cool, right?!

Bus Hostel Reykjavik, 5 Star Hostel in Reykjavik

2. Vintage-Style with Love & creativity

We especially love Bus Hostel’s creativity!

The Hostel is decorated in a vintage style with old frames hanging on the wall, wooden furniture throughout the hostel, and vintage elements including an old record player. The numerous old frames, and the mentioned vintage elements invite everybody to calm down, have a look at the small design details all over the place.

The sleeping rooms on the other hands are kept in a bright and simple design. Bright colors and bright wooden furniture ensures a comfy stay.

The design of Bus Hostel is also mixed up with hip and fun touches: The unique character!

Bus Hostel Reykjavik, 5 Star Hostel in Reykjavik

3. Creative and Intelligent Sense of Humor

This sense of humor is simply brilliant and a tad bit geeky!

We love the attitude that comes with Bus Hostel. You’ll love all the short, positives quotes all over the hostel. And if you fancy some singing in the shower, but your talent for singing is not your strongest suite, remember: There is no half-singing in the shower. You’re either a Rock Star or an Opera Diva!.

Also, the sign “Men to the left, because women are always right” earn many laughter. Just slow & calm down, the Bus Hostel Reykjavik is a place to enjoy!

Read: 26 Funny Travel Quotes to cheer up your day

"Men to the left, because women are always right" - this and more fun quotes at Bus Hostel!

4. Laid-Back and Fun – Bus Hostel Vibes

Super easy-going! There is nothing better than coming home from a long day discovering Reykjavik, and relaxing in the common area with your friends, as well as your future friends!

And just in case you don’t meet any fellow travelers, just wait at the friends’ wall. Place your hand there; Have a stranger place their hand there. You can remove your hands from the wall when you’re no longer strangers!

Plance your hand here and get a new friend!

Hostel games at Bus Hostel Reykjavik

5. The Staff is your friend at Bus Hostel

The staff knows everything in and around the Icelandic Capital – challenge them!

Ask the Bus Team and they’ll give you 100% local tips on what to do in Reykjavik. Pretty cool things like restaurants, bars and markets! So many comments and reviews on the major booking platforms attest the Bus Hostel Team a superb work. The team loves to help their guests to plan their trip around Iceland. So don’t hesitate and ask them for their recommendations.

And if you need brief tips on local things to do in Reykjavik, just check out the Geeky Guide with 5 unique travel tips for Reykjavik here.

Sleep well! One of the cosy, warm dorms at Bus Hostel Reykjavik

Promo Code for Bus Hostel

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How to book Bus Hostel?

You were looking for the absolute BEST hostels in Reykjavik, Iceland? You just found it! Bus Hostel is the top place we recommend to our friends, family and to you!

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