In addition to being a treasure trove of attractions and a popular base to view the mesmerizing Northern Lights, Reykjavik is also home to a vibrant music and art scene, natural attractions such as geothermal pools, and energetic nightlife. There are many accommodation options there depending on your style and budget. You can live with fellow travelers in the dormitories at Reykjavik Loft HI Hostel or stay in a penthouse with a private lift at Black Pearl Reykjavik Finest Suites.
© Hotel Holt
A boutique four-star hotel filled with history, art, and culture, Hotel Holt was founded in 1965 by a couple who had many businesses in the restaurant and hotel industries. Using their very own travels to implement strategies they’ve seen across the world, the hotel soon became known for being cordial and trendy – something that continues to this day. You will be pampered with friendly and personalized service throughout your stay in one of the hotel’s 42 first-class rooms. The largest of accommodation options are the four suites, which have separate sleeping and living areas and come with complimentary access to the world-class gym and swimming pool at Laugardalur.
Bergstaðastræti, 101 Reykjavík, Iceland, Phone: +35-45-52-57-00
© Alda Hotel
Located on Laugavegur, which is Reykjavik’s main shopping street, the Alda Hotel puts their guests within walking distance to a myriad of boutiques, shops, cafés, restaurants, clubs, museums, and attractions. The town center is a 15-minute walk from the hotel, so though it’s accessible, the hotel surroundings are a lot quieter and calmer. There are ten room styles to choose from: The single room is perfect for adventurous solo travelers while the family room is great if you’re traveling with children or a group of friends. In-hotel services and facilities include a 24/7 grab-n-go station for you to get a snack or drink any time of the day, the Barber Bar, a relaxing lounge area, and complimentary Wi-Fi.
Laugavegur 66-68, 101 Reykjavík, Iceland, Phone: +35-45-53-93-66
3.Aros Guesthouse by Mjóodd
© Aros Guesthouse by Mjódd
The Árós Guesthouse by Mjódd is the best place to stay if you’re looking for a truly authentic Iceland experience while in Reykjavik. The family-owned and operated property gives off a homely feeling as guests from around the world come together to relax and chat in the shared dining and living spaces. There are clean and well-appointed rooms, as well as a studio apartment, in the spacious home. Guests can spend their time in the guest lounge warming up by the fireplace or having some coffee as they spark conversation with other travelers. Be sure to wake up early and start your day with a hearty breakfast, which is served fresh every morning in the dining area.
Brúnastekkur, 109 Reykjavík, Iceland, Phone: +35-48-57-99-01
4.Black Pearl - Reykjavik Finest Suites
© Black Pearl - Reykjavik Finest Suites
Often recognized as “the number one hotel in Iceland” by TripAdvisor and Booking.com reviewers, Black Pearl Reykjavik Finest Suites is a luxurious apartment hotel that offers incomparable facilities and services. The exclusive suites include the most prestigious and stylish penthouse in town; the penthouse can accommodate up to five guests and has private lift access, two bedrooms, a living room, an open kitchen, an exquisite dining area, and a terrace. In-room amenities include blackout curtains, feather duvet and lush linens, special toiletries, bathrobes, satellite televisions, Apple TV, daily maid service, turndown service, complimentary laundry service, free high speed Wi-Fi, and much more.
Tryggvagata 18, 101 Reykjavík, Iceland, Phone: +35-45-27-96-00
5.Canopy by Hilton Reykjavik City Centre
© Canopy by Hilton Reykjavik City Centre
The Canopy by Hilton is located in Reykjavik’s city center and is a wonderful place to stay as it is filled with history, color, and life. You stay starts with a hassle-free check-in complemented with a local treat. You can then head to one of the many rooms or suites, all of which are fitted with comforts like flat-screen television, lush bedding, mini-refrigerator, complimentary Wi-Fi, and splendid decor. All guests are invited to enjoy a complimentary local artisanal breakfast at the house Geiri Smart Restaurant. Other hotel spaces include a tranquil courtyard and Canopy Central, which is a coffee shop and lounge bar.
Smiðjustígur 4, 101 Reykjavík, Iceland, Phone: +354-52-87-00
© CenterHotel Midgardur
Located right on Reykjavik’s main shopping district, CenterHotel Midgardur is a tranquil oasis amidst the downtown hustle and bustle. It is one of the new additions to the growing number of hotels and resorts that can be found there. Guests will find comfortable rooms fitted with modern amenities for them to relax in as they explore all there is to see and do in Reykjavik. Within the hotel, you can have a delicious meal in their Nordic fusion restaurant, relax in the casual lobby lounge, or unwind in the tranquil and secluded garden. The CenterHotel is also home to a heated outdoor swimming pool as well as the exquisite Midgardur Spa.
Laugavegur 120, 101 Reykjavík, Iceland, Phone: +35-45-95-85-60
7.Eric the Red Guesthouse
© Eric the Red Guesthouse
Eric the Red Guesthouse is a lovely bed and breakfast that focuses on providing a personal and homely atmosphere for travelers from all over the world. Guests will be able to indulge in a delicious breakfast buffet as well as amenities like complimentary internet access. Additional services include scheduling tours and excursions of the many things to see and do in the area. The guesthouse itself is housed in an old romantic classical Icelandic house and has three self-catering apartments that can accommodate up to five people. You will be within walking distance to the city center, several restaurants and shops, and the BSI Reykjavik Bus Terminal.
Eiríksgata 6, 101 Reykjavík, Iceland, Phone: +35-45-52-19-40
8.Eyja Guldsmeden Hotel
© Eyja Guldsmeden Hotel
Located in the center of Reykjavik, the Eyja Guldsmeden Hotel is the newest addition to the collection of Guldsmeden Hotels. Guests will be able to explore the exciting shopping street of Laugavegur, which is also home to several restaurants, clubs, and more. The hotel is classic and modern and offers impressive views of Mount Esja. The bedrooms are comfortable while the shared spaces of the hotel are luxurious and perfect for a relaxing evening or a place to chat with other travelers. While you’re there be sure to indulge in the signature Guldsmeden breakfast buffet, which includes many special Icelandic dishes between 7:00 am and 11:00 am.
Brautarholt 10, Reykjavík, Iceland, Phone: +35-45-19-73-00
© Grímur Hotel
Often considered Reykjavik’s best-kept secret, Grímur Hotel is tucked away in the neighborhood of Fossvogur. The prime location is perfect for travelers who want to interact with the locals and get an authentic Iceland experience. Guests will be halfway between the countryside and downtown Reykjavik, so that they’ll be in close proximity to a variety of sights and attractions. The hotel is conveniently located above the Grímsbær shopping center, where you can find delicious and healthy foods and snacks. At Grímur, you’ll get many perks while staying at their spacious and comfortable rooms: These include a delicious breakfast buffet, free booking service for excursions and airport transfers, and complimentary Wi-Fi throughout the hotel.
Efstaland 26, 108 Reykjavík, Iceland, Phone: +35-45-35-03-52
10.Hilton Reykjavik Nordica
© Hilton Reykjavik Nordica
The stylish and highly-sought Hilton Reykjavik Nordica is a popular hotel with locals, tourists, honeymooners, and business travelers alike. The accommodation provides all the quality, service, and style that you expect from any Hilton hotel around the world. It’s conveniently located near the downtown area and is a quick walk to cafés, restaurants, bars, and clubs. Though, you may never want to leave the hotel as guests are welcome to dine in the hotel’s very own VOX restaurant and bar. You will also be able to use amenities such as the spa, sauna, hot tub, or fitness center.
Suðurlandsbraut 2, 108 Reykjavík, Iceland, Phone: +35-44-44-50-00
© Hotel Lotus
Hotel Lotus is an intimate and family-owned hotel right in the center of the city. It is within walking distance to the Kringlan shopping center and is just a short way from the zoo, the botanical garden, and the geothermal pool in Laugardalur. Guests will find 13 beautifully designed single, standard, and deluxe rooms, some of which have a private balcony for you to enjoy the surroundings from. All of the rooms come fitted with a comfortable bed, flat-screen television, safety box, hairdryer, and free Wi-Fi. Guests are also welcome to try a delicious breakfast, which is served every morning in the breakfast lounge.
Álftamýri 7, 108 Reykjavík, Iceland, Phone: +35-45-17-51-51
12.Kvosin Downtown Hotel
© Kvosin Downtown Hotel
The Kvosin Downtown Hotel can be found flanked by the Old Downtown Church and the Parliament House, all of which add an Old World charm to the surroundings. The hotel itself was built in the 1900s and refurbished in 2013 to add modern features and amenities. You can choose from one of the 24 rooms and suites there, all of which are spacious, have separate living areas, and cooking facilities. The Valkyrie Suite is a popular option for families and groups as it can accommodate up to six people, offers a brilliant view, and has two large private decks in addition to the spacious kitchenette, dining area, and exclusive Icelandic linens.
Kirkjutorg, 101 Reykjavík, Iceland, Phone: +35-45-71-44-60
13.Luna Hotel Apartments
© Luna Hotel Apartments
Luna Hotel Apartments are luxurious fully equipped apartments that provide guests with modern and comfortable accommodation within walking distance of all there is to see and do in Reykjavik. The hotel itself can be found in a charming residential area that is free from the noise and traffic of downtown – but is still only a few minutes’ walk away. You will be able to visit all of the area’s famed cafés, bars, restaurants, clubs, museums, and galleries, while being in a central area that can easily access public transportation. The fully furnished and decorated apartments are modern, stylish, and comfortable. Amenities could include a separate living area, fully equipped kitchen, terrace or balcony, complimentary Wi-Fi, linens and towels, satellite television, and more.
Laugavegur 40, 101 Reykjavík, Iceland, Phone: +35-45-11-28-00
14.Apotek Hotel by Keahotels
© Apotek Hotel by Keahotels
The Apotek Hotel can be found in the middle of Reykjavik’s entertainment district, surrounded by museums, architectural marvels, restaurants, and more. The hotel building itself is renowned in the area as it was designed in 1917 by Guðjón Samúelsson, the former state architect of Iceland who also worked on some of the country’s most iconic structures such as the Akureyrarkirkja church and the National Theater Building. There are 45 rooms in the hotel, including eight junior suites and a Tower Suite, all of which are fully equipped with modern amenities such as a minibar, satellite televisions, complimentary Wi-Fi, and a work space. While there, be sure to stop by the Apotek Kitchen + Bar to try a delicious mix of European and Icelandic cuisine.
Austurstræti 16, 101 Reykjavík, Iceland, Phone: +35-45-12-90-00
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15.Arcturus Guesthouse Reykjavik
© Arcturus Guesthouse Reykjavík
A family-owned and managed business, the Arcturus Guesthouse is a fairly new addition to the collection of accommodations in downtown Reykjavik. The smoke-free guesthouse has become a quick favorite with visitors who are there to explore and go on an adventure as it is conveniently located within walking distance to the many restaurants, shops, and attractions in the city center. It’s also close to the BSI Flybus terminal, making it a great home base for when you want to go on excursions that are a bit further away. Guests can choose from single or double rooms, all of which have access to shared bathrooms, a shared kitchen, complimentary parking, and free Wi-Fi.
Sólvallagata 20, 101 Reykjavík, Iceland, Phone: +35-47-70-46-29
© Rey Apartments
Rey Apartments is situated in the old heart of Reykjavik, right amidst all of the trendy shops, restaurants, cafés, galleries, bustling nightlife, and local culture that can be found there. The apartments are stylish, clean, and are of high standard while also being fitted with modern and elegant decor. Guests will have access to private, fully equipped kitchens complete with dishware, glassware, and anything else you might need during your stay. The en suite bathrooms are extremely spacious and include towels and other necessities. Other features include luxurious bedding, complimentary Wi-Fi, and free satellite television. Apartment choices range from a studio that can accommodate two adults to a three-bedroom apartment that can accommodate up to eight adults.
Veltusund, 101 Reykjavík, Iceland, Phone: +35-47-71-46-00
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17.Reykjavik Central Apartments
© Reykjavik Central Apartments
Reykjavik Central Apartments comprises five wonderful apartments that are all perfectly located in the center of the city. The apartments are spacious and come with fully equipped kitchens, bedrooms with comfortable linens, and plush bathrooms full of all the amenities you will need during your stay. Guests will also be able to book stays for as short or as long as they need and will love the feeling of truly being settled into a home away from home as they explore the beauty of Iceland. Staying at Central Apartments also offers a more authentic experience as it gives you an opportunity to interact with the residents and shop owners who live there.
Mýrargata 26, 101 Reykjavík, Iceland, Phone: +35-48-22-19-29
18.Reykjavik Konsulat Hotel, Curio Collection by Hilton
© Reykjavik Konsulat Hotel, Curio Collection by Hilton
The Reykjavik Konsulat Hotel, which is a part of the Curio Collection by Hilton, is a lovely accommodation that combines historical charm with modern style. The guest rooms are uniquely Icelandic in their architecture and decor and are fitted with amenities such as HDTV, complimentary Wi-Fi, mini-refrigerator, and much more. Many of the rooms and suites have a separate living area as well as a gorgeous private terrace for you to dine in and enjoy. While there you can recharge at the hotel spa with a traditional treatment, try mouthwatering local cuisine by the award-winning chef in the hotel restaurant and bar, or enjoy a workout in the fully equipped fitness center.
Hafnarstræti 17-19, 101 Reykjavík, Iceland, Phone: +35-45-14-68-00
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19.Reykjavik Loft HI Hostel
© Reykjavik Loft HI Hostel
A combination of a hostel, cafe, and bar, the Reykjavik Loft HI Hostel is a great accommodation for solo travelers and adventurous backpackers. It’s a great place to relax, rejuvenate before your next excursion, and meet other guests from all over the world. There are dormitories and individual rooms to choose from. The hostel is centrally located in Reykjavik’s main shopping street and is within walking distance to various attractions, shops, restaurants, cafés, bars, and nightclubs. During the winter guests can head up to the hotel’s top floor balcony to see panoramic views of the city center as well as the Northern Lights.
Bankastræti 7, 101 Reykjavík, Iceland, Phone: +35-45-53-81-40
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© Reykjavik Marina
With 147 elegant and well-appointed rooms, the Reykjavik Marina Hotel has all the benefits of being centrally located in the heart of the city and surrounded by the beautiful old harbor area. It is one of the most charming hotels around and has suites and family rooms to choose from. The helpful staff will help you get settled in to your surroundings and you can then head down to have some delicious food and drinks at the hotel’s restaurant, Slippbarnum. Other hotel perks include being able to hang out at the movie salon, keeping in touch with the rest of the world with the complimentary internet, or working out at Prekvirki, the hotel’s fitness area.
Mýrargata 2, 101 Reykjavík, Iceland, Phone: +35-44-44-40-00
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© Reykjavik Residence
Reykjavik Residence is one of the most popular apartment accommodations available in the downtown area. Much more than a simple hotel room, you will find that the space is fitted with all the comforts necessary to truly make it your home away from home. The suites are suitable for independent travelers, couples, and families as they all range in size and setting. All of the apartments have spacious living, dining, and bedroom areas, a modernized bathroom, a private kitchen, and feature amenities such as flat-screen televisions and wireless internet. You will be pleased to find a welcome basket full of local favorites such as cheese and wine waiting for you upon your arrival.
Hverfisgata 21, 101 Reykjavík, Iceland, Phone: +35-45-46-12-00
22.Reykjavik4you Apartments Hotel
© Reykjavik4you Apartments Hotel
Reykjavik4you Apartments offers apartment-style accommodations right in the center of the city. The apartments are extremely convenient, no matter if you’re a solo traveler or if you’re there with a group of family and friends. Though there’s no minimum to the length of your stay, although the apartments are much better suited for travelers who plan on staying there for an extended amount of time. You’ll be within walking distance to shopping facilities, award-winning restaurants, and many sights and attractions – making it extremely easy to have an authentic experience as you mingle with the locals. Facilities you can enjoy in the apartment include a fully equipped kitchen, spacious living room, and several other luxuries of a hotel combined with the comfort of your home.
Bergstaðastræti 12, 101 Reykjavík, Iceland, Phone: +35-47-71-12-00
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Sandhotel is Reykjavik’s newest boutique accommodation and can be found right on the renowned shopping street Laugavegur. The hotel comprises several historical buildings, all of which have remained true to their rich past and previous lives by being named after them: The Tailor, The Writer, and The Baker. In fact, Sandholt Bakery is renowned as one of the best bakeries in all of Iceland. The rooms have been curated with a lot of attention to detail and have modern design alongside contemporary works of art to bring it all together. Be sure to have a delicious meal infused with local flavors at the hotel’s Sandbar & Bistro.
Laugavegur 36, 101 Reykjavík, Iceland, Phone: +35-45-19-80-90
24.Skuggi Hotel by Keahotels
© Skuggi Hotel by Keahotels
Skuggi Hotel is a great choice for travelers and vacationers who are looking for a centrally located hotel in downtown Reykjavik. The style of the hotel is timeless and clear cut and offers exquisite service in an excellent location. Guests will reside on one of the oldest streets, lined with restaurants, designer shops, cafés, and exciting nightlife. There are a hundred well-designed room, all of which are equipped with facilities you may need to make your stay more comfortable. Amenities include flat-screen television, radio, telephone, coffee and tea making facilities, work desk, toiletries, and complimentary Wi-Fi.
Hverfisgata 103, 101 Reykjavík, Iceland, Phone: +35-45-90-70-00
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25.Storm Hotel by Keahotels
© Storm Hotel by Keahotels
The Storm Hotel by Keahotels is the perfect place to stay whether you’re in Iceland for business or pleasure. The 93-room hotel is right in the heart of the city center and offers stylish and comfortable quality accommodation that will put guests within walking distance to many of the attractions in Reykjavik’s business and shopping district. Places you should visit are the Botanical Garden and the Reykjavik Park and Zoo. The Nordic-inspired design is sleek and luxurious, from the ultra-comfortable bed to the modern bathroom. Other features include parquet floors, flat -screen televisions, tea and coffee making facilities, and much more.
4 105, Þórunnartún, Reykjavík, Iceland, Phone: +35-45-18-30-00
25 Best Reykjavik Hotels
- Hotel Holt, Photo: Hotel Holt
- Alda Hotel, Photo: Alda Hotel
- Aros Guesthouse by Mjóodd, Photo: Aros Guesthouse by Mjódd
- Black Pearl - Reykjavik Finest Suites, Photo: Black Pearl - Reykjavik Finest Suites
- Canopy by Hilton Reykjavik City Centre, Photo: Canopy by Hilton Reykjavik City Centre
- CenterHotel Midgardur, Photo: CenterHotel Midgardur
- Eric the Red Guesthouse, Photo: Eric the Red Guesthouse
- Eyja Guldsmeden Hotel, Photo: Eyja Guldsmeden Hotel
- Grimur Hotel, Photo: Grímur Hotel
- Hilton Reykjavik Nordica, Photo: Hilton Reykjavik Nordica
- Hotel Lotus, Photo: Hotel Lotus
- Kvosin Downtown Hotel, Photo: Kvosin Downtown Hotel
- Luna Hotel Apartments, Photo: Luna Hotel Apartments
- Apotek Hotel by Keahotels, Photo: Apotek Hotel by Keahotels
- Arcturus Guesthouse Reykjavik, Photo: Arcturus Guesthouse Reykjavík
- Rey Apartments, Photo: Rey Apartments
- Reykjavik Central Apartments, Photo: Reykjavik Central Apartments
- Reykjavik Konsulat Hotel, Curio Collection by Hilton, Photo: Reykjavik Konsulat Hotel, Curio Collection by Hilton
- Reykjavik Loft HI Hostel, Photo: Reykjavik Loft HI Hostel
- Reykjavik Marina, Photo: Reykjavik Marina
- Reykjavik Residence, Photo: Reykjavik Residence
- Reykjavik4you Apartments Hotel, Photo: Reykjavik4you Apartments Hotel
- Sandhotel, Photo: Sandhotel
- Skuggi Hotel by Keahotels, Photo: Skuggi Hotel by Keahotels
- Storm Hotel by Keahotels, Photo: Storm Hotel by Keahotels
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