Opened in the summer of 2013, Hlemmur Square offers ground-breaking budget lodgings, just around the corner from Reykjavik's main shopping area. The hotel shares its facilities with a hostel, but it doesn't feel like a backpacker hangout. It's a stylish place with minimalist design, vintage furniture and bright pops of colour. The lobby is a buzzy spot in which to lounge, and is furnished with battered leather sofas and antiques.
The location is very central, right on Laugavegur Street, the city's shopping and nightlife hub. The area is still a bit rough around the edges, but it's very much up and coming. It is also very convenient for sightseeing, three blocks from the waterfront and a half-hour walk from the cathedral and the Saga Museum. The Icelandic Phallological Museum, "Iceland's most off-beat museum", according to Rough Guides, is just across the street.
Guests can kick back at the hotel's bar, where cocktails and 60 different varieties of craft beer are served until 11pm. The daily happy hour serves discounted draught beers and house wine from 4-8pm. A breakfast buffet is available until 11am each morning, and guests have use of the kitchen as well. There's a private cinema on site.
The 18 hotel-quality bedrooms are on the fifth floor, away from the hostel dorms. Oak parquet floors and king-size beds provide a luxurious touch, and black and white photos of Old Reykjavik decorate the walls. There are great city views and many rooms have balconies. Wi-Fi is free, as are local phone calls.
From the press:
"Perfect for the indecisive traveller because it's a hotel and a hostel" -- The Guardian
"The exceptionally comfortable king bed was topped with a cloudlike duvet and a pile of fluffy pillows" -- The New York Times
24-hour room service
Express check-in / checkout
Laundry / dry cleaning
Complimentary Wi-Fi in guest rooms
Complimentary Wi-Fi in public areas
Please note: Some amenities may not be available in all rooms and some amenities or services incur an additional charge and are subject to change. Please check with the hotel directly.
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Pets not allowed Check-in time starts at 3pm Check-out time is 11am
You must present a photo ID when checking in. Your credit card is charged at the time you book. Bed type and smoking preferences are not guaranteed.Your reservation is prepaid and is guaranteed for late arrival. The total charge includes all room charges and taxes, as well as fees for access and booking. Any incidental charges such as parking, phone calls, and room service will be handled directly between you and the property.
Name: Double Room, 1 King Bed Description: 1 King Bed 237-sq-foot (22-sq-meter) room with city views
Entertainment - Free WiFi Food & Drink - 24-hour room service and minibar Bathroom - Partially open bathroom, bathrobes, and a shower with a rainfall showerhead Practical - Free international calls, safe, and desk; free cribs/infant beds available on request Non-Smoking Name: Double Room, 1 King Bed, Terrace Description: 1 King Bed 247-sq-foot (23-sq-meter) room with a balcony
Entertainment - Free WiFi Food & Drink - 24-hour room service and minibar Bathroom - Partially open bathroom, bathrobes, and a shower with a rainfall showerhead Practical - Free international calls, safe, and desk; free cribs/infant beds available on request Non-Smoking Name: Quadruple Room, Shared Bathroom Description: 2 Twin Bunk Beds Entertainment - Free WiFi Food & Drink - 24-hour room service Bathroom - Shared bathroom Practical - Desk Need to Know - No cribs (infant beds) available Non-Smoking Name: Deluxe Room, 1 King Bed, Terrace Description: 1 King Bed 237-sq-foot (22-sq-meter) room with mountain and sea views
Entertainment - Free WiFi Food & Drink - 24-hour room service Bathroom - Partially open bathroom, free toiletries, and a shower Practical - Desk Need to Know - No cribs (infant beds) available Non-Smoking Name: Economy Room (Hostel floor) Description: 1 Full Bed or 2 Twin Beds Entertainment - Free WiFi Food & Drink - 24-hour room service Bathroom - Private bathroom, free toiletries, and a shower Practical - Desk Need to Know - No cribs (infant beds) available Non-Smoking
The hotel is a 45-minute journey by bus or taxi from Keflavik International Airport. On-street parking is available for an extra charge.
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