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Hlemmur Square vs Hotel Borg by Keahotels

Hlemmur Square and Hotel Borg by Keahotels are both praised by reviewers writing for major publications. On balance, Hotel Borg by Keahotels ranks significantly higher than Hlemmur Square. Hotel Borg by Keahotels is ranked #1 in Reykjavik with recommendations from 9 publications like Lonely Planet, Star Service and Oyster.

Hlemmur Square
8 / 10
Laugavegur 105, Reykjavik 105, Iceland
From $31 /night
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Internet
  • Room Service
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Restaurant
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Lonely Planet
"Pick your poison at this hostel and hotel: big dorm rooms come with crisp linens and in various configurations; spacious doubles come with king-sized beds, some have balconies and sea views." Full review
Condé Nast Traveler
"The 26 hostel rooms at this hybrid property are Scandi-chic, with stark white beds and colorful Danish Modern furniture; those with a bigger budget can choose one of 17 stylish hotel rooms." Full review
Afar Magazine
"This buzzy hybrid offers both hostel dorms and hotel rooms in a five-story building on Reykjavik’s main drag, Laugavegur." Full review
The Telegraph
9.0
"Blurring the lines between upscale hostel and boutique hotel, this spacious and fun accommodation spot is located next to the eponymous bus depot (Hlemmur, now a street food hall)" Full review
Oyster
3.0
"The 18-room, mid-range Hlemmur Square Hotel is situated on the fifth floor of a building that's also home to a third and fourth floor hostel." Full review
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Hotel Borg by Keahotels
9 / 10
Posthusstraeti 11, Reykjavik 101, Iceland
From $97 /night
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Internet
  • Room Service
  • Shuttle Bus
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
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Fodor's
"In contrast to the ultra-modern glass and chrome architecture around Reykjavík, the Borg—the city's oldest hotel—is pure 1930's art deco." Full review
Jetsetter
"A slice of 1930s Art Deco glamour and old-school elegance in downtown Reykjavik." Full review
Lonely Planet
Top Choice
"Super-smart beige, black, and cream decor, parquet floors, leather headboards and flatscreen Bang & Olufsen TVs are now standard throughout, lending the hotel an elegant (if rather masculine) feel." Full review
Travel + Leisure
"Steps from the National Cathedral and City Hall, this 1930's Art Deco hotel was restored to its original splendor in 2006." Full review
Star Service
"Situated on historic Asuturvollur Square, next door to Reykjavik's cathedral and the national Parliament building, this much-beloved hotel is a few minutes' walk from the major shopping." Full review
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