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Metropolitan Hotel

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6.3
Good
883 reviews
+354 511 1155

Top Amenities

Free Wifi
Airport Shuttle
No Smoking

Affordable Comfort in the Capital City

Budget-friendly Hotel Downtown

Metropolitan Hotel is in the heart of Reykjavík, a 2-minute walk from Ingolfstorg Square. Reap the benefits of one of the best cheap hotels Reykjavík has to offer with plenty of shopping, restaurants, and various cultural attractions nearby. The friendly staff is available to help guests book tours, rent cars, and find the best local restaurants around town. Complimentary continental breakfast saves guests money and prepares them for the day ahead.

Functional Rooms for a Reasonable Price

This smoke-free hotel has 31 rooms, each with a private bathroom. These practical rooms have telephones, work desks, radios, televisions, and free in-room Wi-Fi. The rooms are not fancy, but they are quite functional. Laundry service and airport transportation are available.

Walk, Ride, or Drive Through Reykjavík

The average temperatures ranges from 37 to 47 degrees, so walking around town is pleasant most of the time. A bus system runs through the city and through the rest of Iceland. Parking is abundant throughout the city, so visitors renting a car do not need to worry about parking.

Reykjavík City Library, Laugavegur, and Reykjavík City Hall are a 10-minute walk. Laugavegur has plenty of shops, bars, restaurants, and nightclubs. It is one of the oldest streets in town and the name means, “wash road” since it used to lead to the hot spring where the women would wash their laundry. Reykjavík City Hall sits on the northern shore of Lake Tjornin and is open to visitors seven days a week. The library is a popular gathering place where tourist and locals alike, visit exhibits and attend events.

The National Museum of Iceland and Hallgrimskirkja, the largest church in Iceland, are only a mile from the hotel. The observation tower offers spectacular views of the city and surrounding mountains. Reykjavík Harbour, Elding Reykjavík Whale Watching, and University of Iceland are other popular nearby attractions. The Kolaportid Flea Market is a 5-minute walk from the hotel.

The Bottom Line

The Metropolitan Hotel is a great place to stay for travelers on a budget. This no-frills hotel provides guests with everything they need; a bed, a shower, and a hearty breakfast to start the day off right. Many of the main attractions of Reykjavík are less than a mile away. Guests interested in exploring the rural areas can easily rent a car with the help of the staff. 

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User Highlights
6.3
Good
Location
"5 min walk to the Harbor/Old Harbor" "The nearest markets"
City centre within easy reach, said 96%.
100% liked the proximity to sightseeing.
Service
"Helpful guy at the desk" "Helpful manager"
81% found the staff to be very friendly.
63% said the reception staff was ok.
WiFi
"Wi-Fi worked well" "Slow WLAN"
52% thought the wifi quality was ok.
Food
"The best hotdog" "Fresh fruit"
Breakfast
"Breakfast same every day" "Basic breakfast"
63% said the breakfast was too expensive.
Comfort
"Loud noise from the street" "Dirty bed sheets"
Beds were acceptable for 59%.
88% said rooms were small.
Cleanliness
"Terrible hygiene" "Dirty bed sheets"
62% said rooms were dirty.
61% said the bathroom was dirty.
Room
"Old carpet" "Rusty towel rails"
68% complained about the bathroom.
62% said rooms were dirty.
Vibe
"Towels old" "Old carpet"
75% criticized the unstylish hotel.
94% criticized the plain hotel.
Amenities
"Scary lift" "Carpets worn"
78% thought the building wasn't nice.
64% complained about the elevator.

Good to know...

Bathroom could be bigger
Bathroom could be optimized
Rooms need regular maintenance
Near city centre
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Lonely Planet
In the peaceful old town, within a few blocks of the city’s core, the Metropolitan received a top-to-toe makeover in 2004.
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