Reviews from our guests

Guest experiences at the Vibrant Iceland Hostel

“I stayed at Vibrant Iceland Hostel for what was going to be a week but was so impressed with the place it became 3 weeks. Vibrant Iceland was great. Before I arrived from another hotel in Iceland I had called to get some information. I spoke with Toni who was very helpful in answering all my questions. Even giving me a chance to come take a look at it. I have to start with the overall cleanliness of the the hostel. Having stayed at others I had an idea of what to expect but I was amazingly surprised. The place is spotless. I could not help but notice how clean and inviting it was. The kitchen has everything you need plus some. With more then enough space for any and all shopping you may do. The dinning area is massive and I had a lot of laughs talking to the other guests about everything we had done that day. We also were able to plan trips together and it was perfect. The rooms are amazing. When I arrived with my son we had booked the two bed private room. It is fantastic. As good as any hotel. After we decided to stay longer we moved to the 8 bed mix dorm. I have to say the beds are very comfortable and big enough to sleep comfortable. At 6 foot 1 inch 300 pounds it fit me perfectly giving me enough space to have my computer so I could settle into a movie at the end of the night. The privacy for each bed is better then I have ever had at any other hostel. The hostel is located in Hafnarfjordur. I would take the number 1 bus to Reykjavik and it would only take me about 11 min. So simple to figure out. I can not speak enough about how good this hostel is. Even the showers are as good as any 4 star hotel. But I can not speak about this hotel without speaking about Toni the manager. He was amazing. His knowledge of Iceland was second to none. He knew the best places to eat, have a drink and what tours were the best. He answered every question that I had and even spent his time finding stuff that was going on in the city. He has to be a major part of what gives this Hostel such good vibes. Always their to help make sure that I had the best experience for my whole trip. I have to say that if you are coming to Iceland Vibrant Hostel is the gem that you need to book. I promise you will not regret it.”

Aron Thomas

“This hostel is a hidden gem. Don’t let the fact it is 20 minutes by bus from Reykjavik put you off. Hafnarfjordur in itself is quite interesting. The hostel is located 5 minutes walk from two supermarkets and a number of fast food outlets. The hostel is new, modern, tidy and clean. The kitchen facilities are the best I have ever seen in a hostel. They have multiple kitchen appliances and plenty of storage space. Self catering is easy, which is important as Iceland is quite expensive in general. The showers were awesome, the best I have had in weeks. The staff were incredibly friendly and went out of their way to be helpful. I liked the place so much I ended up extending my stay from three nights to five. ABSOLUTELY AWESOME PLACE!!”

Haydn Kenneth MurdochNew Zealand

“This hostel is in a perfect location right outside Reykjavik and next to a big supermarket. The staff is extremely welcoming and kind. They will help you out with anything and are super flexible. The hostel is the cleanest I’ve ever been to. The kitchen and bathrooms are awesome. Beds are super comfortable. The value for your money at this hostel is incredible! Stay here if you’re in Iceland!”

Chris Corbaz

“Just checked in today. Normally I wait until after I leave a place to write a review, but I absolutly love the atmosphere and how clean this hostel is. The hosts are exceptionally nice and let me check in hours earlier than stated. They reply within minutes via text and couldn’t be more wonderful! This is my first hostel experience and I highly recommend this place for anyone looking to stay here in the future!”

Darrian Giffin

“We had an amazing stay at this hostel recently for 4 nights! The facilities were excellent and the staff were very helpful! Nothing was too big of a task for them. Would definitely recommend!”

Miaana Walden

“Stayed at The vibrant hostel for five nights in december 2017. This is a good value for money place to stay. My wife and I both took advantage of our first winter visit to Iceland. The total cost of this holiday including flights, accommodation and breakfast was so affordable. We knew it was a very close drive to Reykjavík. Our room was nicely furnished with a nice shower area. Very clean and cosy and warm. The staff working was so helpful and helped us plan our visits in iceland with good recommendations. The real plus at this hostel is that on the first floor there’s a fully equipped kitchen/diner for guests. Closely is amazing and fresh supermarkets and restaurants. Anyone who’s visited Iceland will know how very expensive it is to eat out so having this option available to guests is so convenient. We would recommend this hostel and definitely stay there again. The friendly staff and cozy atmosphere makes this trendy and affordable hostel definetly worth it.”

Tore Sørnes

“Was very good for my one night stay. Just needed to sleep, so worked great for me. Plenty of guests, but I didn’t get bothered by it. Regardless had my own space and privacy.”


“This place is so clean, you have plenty of showers available and everything just new! The beds are new and comfy, the kitchen clean and well equipped. Theres a coffeemachine tea and coffee free and parking lots. We were always lucky getting one. It’s about 10min out of Reykjavik downtown, easy to reach by car. Checkin was uncomplicated and we were welcomed and shown around. Definitely not a bad choice!”


“We enjoyed to stay at the Vibrant Iceland Hostel. It’s clean, modern, the people are friendly and it’s not so far away from the airport. I really like it. :)”


“The hostel is clean, the kitchen is big and stocked with everything you’d need to make a meal. I took the best hot shower and got a full nights sleep before my flight. Would recommend to anyone who just needs a place to get warm and regroup.”


“So wonderful! Great staff (Toni is the best!), spacious, great kitchen, super clean, love that the bunks are fully enclosed for total privacy, close to a grocery store and bus stop and an amazing deal as well, especially for Iceland!”


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