The hostel is situated at a former industrial building down from the harbour. Although its proximity to the sea makes it sense well put aside on the border of town, it is really only a 10-minute stroll into the downtown region’s frenzy of stores, cafés, bars, beaches and restaurants in addition to Vesturbæjar swimming pool in case you fancy a dip.
Style & personality
Place inside a former grocery warehouse constructed from the 1940s. The hostel was tricked out by Reykjavík-based design studio Döðlur, that includes matched a self-consciously industrial-chic decorative – exposed air ducts, distressed concrete columns, colored strip lights – into some contrastingly gentle (and offbeat) color scheme that would not be out of place at a Wes Anderson film, a intentionally contemporary soundtrack plus a choice of late 20th-century decor.
Service & amenities
There is a small but fashionable yoga studio, a fully equipped communal kitchen and a romantic spa on the roof. Reception can manage most orders readily and move above and beyond with their missing luggage programme – where anybody who has dropped their bags can borrow clothing – and – occasional art courses held in combination with the Reykjavík Art Academy, situated in precisely the exact same building.
The rooms in Oddsson include singles and dorms to appropriate hotel rooms plus a massive bundle. Set as long, ship-like corridors (improved by porthole windows) across the building’s upper floors, they change in form and dimensions to some extent but are usually spacious for their various categories and decorated at precisely the exact same trendy fashion: pastel pinks and mellow greens, vibrant artworks on the walls, and also large en-suite baths in the private rooms.
Furnishings can also be designer-savvy throughout, by the custom-built bunk beds into the damask linens and power showers. The minibars (doubles and package only) are stocked with a assortment of local goods, from candies to soft beverages and craft beer. Some rooms look out into the courtyard, a garbage given that the superb sea views available.
Food & beverage
The huge lounge area encompasses a breakfast area and cafe, pub and Italian bistro (Bazaar) using its own mirrored karaoke room. The café specialises in freshly made smoothies, healthy snacks and Bulletproof java, whereas the bistro has a wonderful mixture of dishes from pizza and pasta to lobster and caviar, and an extremely good collection of Italian wines. The bar sells art and cocktails beers (happy hour 2-7pm) in addition to a small choice of light snacks. Breakfast is a very fundamental spread of cakes, breads, cold cereals and meats.
Value for cash
Dual hostel rooms (shared bathroom) out of 15,900 Icelandic Króna (#112) in low season; and out of 25,800 Icelandic Króna (#180) in large. Double resort rooms out of 21,900 Icelandic Króna (#150) in low season; and out of 43,500 Icelandic Króna (#300) at large. Breakfast 2,000 Icelandic Króna (#14). Free Wi-Fi and parking.
Accessibility for guests with disabilities?
The hotel has wheelchair ramps at both the front and back entrances, handicapped parking areas, a disabled loo on the fourth floor and one accommodated room also on the fourth floor.
The resort welcomes families and bigger rooms are acceptable for up to four individuals.
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