EasyJet are opening a new route from London to Reykjavik and it’s also the best year to see the Northern Lights – so there’s no better time to visit Iceland’s capital than right now. It’s one of the coolest cities in the world, so you’ll need some sleek accommodation to match. I’ve found the best cabin, guesthouse and hostel in Reykjavik to prove that you don’t need to spend a lot in this brilliant city to find somewhere cool to lay your head.
1. Heytjorn Cabins
Stay here and you’ll be 10 minutes by car from Reykjavik, Kopavogur and Mofellsbær. There are three houses available all in beautiful surroundings by a small lake.
Each house has two bedrooms and can sleep up to six people if you convert the sofa in the living room. The houses all have a kitchen, living room and bathroom.
Outside you’ll get a Jacuzzi along with a barbecue area. Imagine you and your friends/family cooking on that before hopping into the Jacuzzi for some Champers! Sounds perfect to me…
Private rooms start from €10.80pppn. Book now!
2. KEX Hostel
This hostel is immense. Design lovers will fall for the beautiful interior, in fact anyone not that bothered about design will love it too. Look, just check out the piccies…
KEX Hostel is housed in an old biscuit factory in Reykjavik. It’s in an excellent location, just a minute’s walk from all the bars, clubs, shops and tourist attractions of the area.
Although, with all that’s on offer in the hostel you might not want to even brave the cold. At KEX Hostel you’ve got: a cafe and bar, lounge area, heated outdoor patio, tourist information desk, laundry room, small fitness centre, free Wi-Fi, two guest kitchenettes and private laundry facilities.
The amazing design comes from salvaged materials and found objects from various sources. The raw industrial spaces and vintage furnishings combine to give it a homey, eclectic feel.
They have private and shared rooms starting from €13.56pppn. Book now!
3. Bolholt Apartments
Bolholt is a modern and spacious apartment hotel in Reykjavik city centre. There are 13 practical and comfortable fully equipped self-catering studio apartments on the fourth floor.
All apartments include a fully equipped kitchen and a shower bathroom. The interior has been newly renovated from top to bottom. You’ll get free Wi-Fi, free laundry facilities,a lounge room with sofas, a pool table, dartboard and a computer with internet access. There’s also free parking spaces too.
Get a room on the north side and you’ll get a magnificent view of the bay and the beautiful Esja Mountain (top photo). The apartments are just a ten-minute walk from the stores, restaurants and bars of Reykjavik
You’re also close to Laugardalur, Reykjavik´s biggest water activity park offering a large swimming pool and hot tubs.
Private rooms from €12.32pppn. Book now!