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Hostel Review: Bus Hostel Reykjavik, Iceland

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Bus Hostel Reykjavik has a unique social area which is a bar/eatery and it has the last ever McDonald’s sold in Iceland from 2009, which is unsurprisingly exactly how it looks from when they bought it.

We visited in February 2015 and the hostel was very quiet during this ‘out of season’ period.

The camera above the McDonald’s “burger and fries” streams live on the hostels website 24/7/365 and is considered to be one of the most boring live streams in the world.
Last Mcdonalds sold in Iceland, Bus Hostel Reykjavik, Iceland

Bus Hostel Reykjavik

One of the quirkiest hostels in Reykjavik, giving you a hip and authentic experience of Iceland’s capital

The Rooms
We stayed in a 4 bed mixed dorm and had the whole room to ourselves. The bunks were super big and solid so no movement when somebody fidgets in the one above you!

The room was very clean and the lockers were the perfect size, be sure to take a lock with you as they are not included.

Room Options:
Bus hostel has a range of single, double and twin rooms, aswell as a selection of 4 bed, 6 bed, 10 bed, 16 bed or 24 bed dorms.

Room Tip:
Bedding is available but at a cost. If you have your own bedding, be sure to use it to save some cash.

The Facilities
Bathroom – There are multiple shared bathrooms, each a decent size with a shower, sink and toilet. If sharing isn’t your thing, opt for a dorm with an ensuite.

Kitchen – Bus hostel Reykjavik has two separate kitchens, providing great facilities to those on a budget.

Communal Areas – There is a bar/eatery on the ground floor which is a perfect chill out area with good wifi should you need it.

Extras – A great perk of staying here, is that the hostel offers a car rental facility.

Food and Drink
The cosy bar area is a great place to relax. No food is sold here however you can order a light breakfast if you wish. There is also a great selection of drinks available throughout the day.

This hostel is a cheap place to stay in Reykjavik, Iceland.

We Paid – £36 per night for 2 beds in a 4 person mixed dorm, in February which was classed as low season.

Round The World Magazine recommend using hotels.com for cheap hostel rates.

Website Rates –
Single, Double and Twin – Price is based on per room.
All dorms – Price is based on per bed.

Room Type Low Season High Season
Single Room 9,300ISK or £66.50 14,400 ISK or £104
Double Room 10,400ISK or £74.50 20,500ISK or £148
Twin Room 10,400ISK or £74.50 20,500ISK or £148
4 Bed Dorm Mixed/Female 4,300ISK or £31 7,300ISK or £52.50
6 Bed Dorm Mixed 3,600ISK or £26 6,200ISK or £44.50
6 Bed Dorm Mixed with Ensuite Bathroom 3,900ISK or £28 6,700ISK or £48.50
10 Bed Dorm Mixed 3,300ISK or £23.50 5,700ISK or £41
16 Bed Dorm Mixed 3,000ISK or £21.50 5,200ISK or £37.50
24 Bed Dorm Mixed 2,800ISK or £20 4,700ISK or £34


  • 10-minute walking on a flat road to Reykjavik City Centre, just straight down the main road.
  • 15-minute walk to the Hallgrimskirkja.
  • 45-minute drive from Keflavik airport (we recommend Grayline or Bustravel)


    Would we stay here again? YES.

    Bus Hostel is a great place to stay if you want a decent hostel in a good location. The prices are reasonable and it has a fun and quirky feel.
    Round The World Magazine 4 star rating

    Why Round The World Magazine gave Bus Hostel Reykjavik a 4* rating –


  • Quiet and cheap in low season
  • Great Location
  • Great decor and furnishings in the bar/communal area


  • Cleanliness of bathrooms and kitchen areas could be improved – but this is usually down to the guests.

    Contact Details:
    Bus Hostel
    Skógarhlíð, 105 Reykjavík, Iceland
    [email protected]
    +354 535 0350
    Website: https://www.bushostelreykjavik.com/

    RoundTheWorldMagazine also reviewed Alba Guesthouse and Snorri’s Guesthouse in Reykjavik, Iceland.

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    wow..!! what a bus hotel, nice room packages , thank you for sharing the blog.

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