Hotels in Reykjavik Suitable for Every Possible Budget

Whether you’re travelling on a budget or price is not a factor, deciding where to stay isn’t always an easy thing. If you’re heading to Reykjavik, Iceland this year and wanting to stay close to the downtown core, one of the following might be exactly what you’re looking for.

Reykjavik Campsite

The perfect option for the most economical of travelers at 1400 ISK (Icelandic Krona) ($12 USD) per person per night, this five star campsite is the cheapest place to stay in the city and happens to be a 30 minute walk from Reykjavik’s center. Capable of accommodating up to 650 people, this green and sustainability conscious campsite also happens to be located next to one of Iceland’s largest geothermal swimming pools. For an additional fee, the available amenities include electricity, laundry, Internet and breakfast, with a variety of grocery stores, restaurants, banks and transportations services also located close by.

KEX Hostel

Located in an old biscuit factory in Reykjavik’s downtown core, this uniquely designed hostel is decorated with a variety of found objects and reused materials. Close to a multitude of cafes, museums, shops and bars, KEX provides self-service laundry, free wireless Internet, in-room lockers, 24-hour access and security, guest kitchens, a lounge area and a breakfast buffet. For rates as low as 3700 ISK ($30 USD) in a 16-bed dorm, you also have the option of staying in single rooms, double rooms or smaller dorms.

Metropolitan Hotel

Simultaneously one of Reykjavik’s cheapest hotels and best values, the Metropolitan is located 5 minutes from the city center. Including free parking, currency exchange, laundry, and car rentals, nightly rates start at 19900 ISK ($164 USD) for a single room during the summer, with double and triple rooms also available. Close to Reykjavik’s central plaza, there are plenty of restaurants and galleries located close by as well as many local landmarks.

Hotel Skjaldbreid Reykjavik

With rates beginning at around 38,000 ($300 USD), Hotel Skjaldebreid is a 4 star hotel that is located on the city’s main shopping street, Laugavegur. The amenities include a 24 hour front desk, multilingual staff, parking facilities, tourist information, wake up calls, laundry and dry cleaning service, 3rd floor internet access and even free coffee and tea all day.

Icelandair Hotels Reykjavik Marina

A new and stylish downtown Reykjavik hotel, Reykjavik Marina is full of friendly staff. With a view of Mount Esja, this hotel has the popular Slipp Bar which features locally sourced food and has happy hour every day. Having previously housed a paint factory and carpentry shop, this hotel features relics from the harbor and shipyard nearby. Amenities include a cinema with Icelandic movies featuring English subtitles, a gym and, if needed, meeting and banquet rooms. Room rates begin at about 40,0000 ISK ($330 USD).

Whether or not price is an issue, there are plenty of great options in downtown Reykjavik. Whatever choice you make, you shouldn’t have a problem enjoying the pleasures and beauty of this capital city and maybe one day you will see all our Iceland hotels.

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