Iceland’s capital and largest city, Reykjavik, is also large on budget hotels. A wide selection of low-cost hotels are scattered throughout the metropolis, offering affordable Reykjavik holidays.
Alba Guesthouse in central Reykjavik especially caters to travellers on a budget. It was built in 1944, and was once the private home of an Icelandic family. In June 2004, it was opened as a guesthouse with ten rooms and shared facilities. Groups or families can stay at the three family rooms, which can accommodate up to five people. Alba Guesthouse is a non-smoking hotel close to the city centre, museums, shops, and restaurants.
A Swan Eco-labelled and Hi-Quality-certified hostel in the heart of Reykjavik is Reykjavik City Hostel, offering modern amenities at affordable rates. Guests can enjoy facilities such as Wi-Fi Internet, indoor and outdoor swimming pools, a coffee bar, three fully-equipped kitchens, and a barbecue area. A conference room with a projector is available, and regular movie evenings are offered. Exploring the rest of Reykjavik is a breeze with the hotel’s travel agency at the front desk, which arranges day tours and offers bike and car rentals and bus passes. The hotel also provides a recreation program upon guests’ arrival called the “Hostel Menu.” Breakfast is included in the rates.
A short walk from the bustling restaurants and city shops is Adam Hotel. Single, double, and triple rooms have a television, standard kitchen, private bathroom, and Internet access. While in the hotel, guests can use a “pay as you go” mobile phone. Vehicle rentals are available, and a grocery store open 16 hours a day can be found below the hotel.
Other Reykjavik hotels with affordable facilities are Floki Inn, Domus Guesthouse, and Fosshotel Baron.