Iceland

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Kex Hostel

KEX HOSTEL

Not only is Kex Hostel one of the smartest hostels you’ll come across, it’s also one of the coolest places to hang out in Reykjavik – whether that’s listening to bands playing in the bar (or on the terrace), eating in the superb bar or relaxing in the lounge. The hostel has room for 142 guests, including three women-only dorms, but entering it requires a leap of faith: the sign outside is minimal and the stairwell is barren.

The accommodation is spotless, spacious and idiosyncratic. It’s also adaptable because dorms, family rooms and doubles can be reconfigured to suit guests’ needs. And regardless of whether you’re in a private double or a 16-bed dorm, all receive the same high-quality mattresses and bedding.

Price: Double room fr. €165 per room/night

Alda Hotel

ALDA HOTEL

Alda is a stylish, contemporary hotel where the Nordic-inspired design will have you in a quandary over whether to luxuriate in your spacious room or idle in the stylish bar-lounge-lobby area.

The rooms have wooden floors, deep, warm colours and a minimalist layout – including bedside Anglepoise-style lamps – and powerful walk-in showers. A neat touch, for Reykjavik newcomers especially, is the smartphone loaned to you at check-in loaded with apps to help you explore the city and to make free local calls. There’s even a barber’s shop in the lobby, if you find it’s time for a trim.

Price: Double room fr. €225 per room/night

Litli Geysir

LITLI GEYSIR

Litli Geysir is on Route 35, right opposite the world famous Geysir hot spring in Iceland’s Haukadalur Valley. It offers free access to WiFi, an indoor hot springs hot tub and a sauna.

A flat-screen TV and private bathroom with shower are standard in each room at Litli Geysir. Rooms are located either in the hotel wing or in a riverside, wooden cabin. The wooden cabin is walking distance from the main hotel building where the restaurant is located.

The adjoining Geysir Centre includes a multimedia museum, 2 restaurants and a coffee house. Geysir Glima serves local specialties for lunch. Hotel Geysir restaurant, in the main building, offers a lunch buffet and an à la carte menu for dinner.

Price: Double room fr. €160 per room/night

ION Adventure Hotel

ION ADVENTURE HOTEL

Situated in the south-western town of Selfoss, near a national crossroad making the hotel accessible to various parts of the country, ION Adventure Hotel is conveniently located to offer guests the best of Iceland.

Throughout 45 rooms, guests can expect a mellow mix of concrete chic and earthy ambiance, combined with the warm accents of locally salvaged driftwood and lava; all deftly handled by design studio Minarc. Beyond this, the farm-fresh cuisine at Silfra Restaurant & Bar, view-heavy Northern Lights Bar and partially exposed Lava Spa all ensure that visitors have the ultimate Icelandic experience before even stepping foot outside.

Price: Double room fr. €258 per room/night

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