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Hostel B47 is located in the centre of Reykjavik only 3 minutes walking distance from Hallgrímskirkja the main landmark in Reykjavík. Hostel B47 is within an easy walking distance to the city´s interesting nightlife, restaurants, shopping streets, cultural attractions. To reach those places a little further afield, the hostel is well connected to the city’s public bus system.


Why choose Hostel B47?

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Hostel B47

Our History —

Hostel B47 is located in one of the most sought after areas in Reykjavik, close to Hallgrímskirkja Church – Reykjavik’s main landmark. Its tower can be seen from almost everywhere in the city.

The central bus station is within walking distance.

The main shopping street, Laugavegur, is nearby where you will find Cafes, pubs, shops and Restaurants are only 5-15 min walkawy. To explore the sourndings check here

Next to the hostel is a geothermal swimming pool and spa, Sundhöllin

Hostel B47 literally has the best of the city on its doorstep to make your stay gratifying and unforgettable!


Hostel B47 is housed in a beautiful and historical building – the former city clinic (Heilsuverndarstöðin). It is easily recognized by its tower.

Hostel B47 has been decorated indoors with murals (by the Portuguese artist Tiago) representing various film and music themes – like Pulp Fiction, The Godfather, Lord of the Rings, The Beatles and several others.


Hostel B47 offers a variety of rooms:

Twin rooms, family rooms and bunk beds in mixed 4-14 bed dormitories. Our family rooms are ideal for families or a group of five or more. Se more about your rooms here


All rooms have:

Washbasin, telephone and hairdryer

Hostel B47 also has communal areas; a living room with sofas and television and a dining room for preparing lighter meals – the perfect place to meet people!

Free high speed WIFI

24 hours off site reception

50” HD TVs with more than 100 TV channels

Free parking

Access to computer

Free security lockers

Automatic vending machines with soft drinks, sandwiches, candies, etc.

Maps and brochures offering travel information

Massage-Balance in corridor


Garden area available for outdoor activities

Across the street

Basket- and football/soccer courts

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About Hostel B47

Hostel B47 is located in the center of Reykjavik within 5 minutes walking distance from main shopping street and all services you would need: Cafes, bars, shops, pubs, restaurants and travel services.


Hostel B47 situated in the historical house Heilsuverndarstöðin and this house was build in 1952 and it took 7 years in the making. The architect of the building is Einar Sveinsson one of most known architect and he had a large part in forming Reykjavik city center.

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