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Welcome to Student Hostel

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Student Hostel on Campus

Student hostel is located in central Reykjavik on campus at the University of Iceland. Open to everyone during the summer months!

The hostel is within a short walking distance from downtown Reykjavik and it‘s shopping street Laugavegur as well as the main landmarks in Reykjavik, i.e. Hallgrimskirkja, Harpa and the Pearl (Perlan). Student hostel is on campus at the University of Iceland, with various service such as the University Bookstore, Bookstore Café, Hama (canteen) and the Student Cellar (bar).


The hostel has 42 twin rooms, with city or garden views. We offer sleeping bag accommodation and made up beds. All rooms have shared bathroom and kitchen facilities.

Student hostel offers free parking for guests and complimentary WiFi access in public areas. The hotel is a non smoking property.


The building is called "Gamli Garður" (e. old garden) and is the oldest building on campus, first opened as a dormitory in 1934. During the Second World War the house was occupied by the British army. The building was completely renovated in 2013 - 2014 with the primary emphasis to highlight the history of the house. Today it occupies student housing from late August until end of May each year, but during summer it's student hostel.

Our services

  • University Canteen

    Háma offers a wide range of food and beverages as well as hot lunch a...

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  • Restaurant and Bar

    Student Cellar (Stúdentakjallarinn) is a restaurant and a bar at the...

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  • Bookstore

    Located at Háskólatorg (e. University Square). The University Bookstore Visit website

  • Book Café

    The Book Café is located in the University bookstore. They offer freshly grounded coff...

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