Reykjavík City Hostel in Laugardalur
Farfuglaheimilið í Laugardal
Telephone: 588 9201
All HI (Hostelling International) Hostels that fulfill certain criteria in environmental work are granted permission to be called Green Hostels and to use the Green Hostel environmental logo. This classification should make it simpler for customers to make a greener choice and also encourage hostels to constantly work on adapting and improving their green quality standards. The references used (for classification) are composed from the HI Iceland general quality standards, that all Icelandic hostels must fulfill. To gain the Green Hostel logo the hostels have to fulfill additional environmental criteria.
It is important to note that this is not a recognized environmental certification but standards that HI Iceland decides and supervises.
Kuðungurinn - The Shell
Kuðungurinn (The Shell) is the most respected Environment Prize in Iceland presented yearly by the Icelandic Ministry for the Environment to one leading company or institution which environmental contribution to society is considered from most importance in given year.
The Swan is the official Nordic Ecolabel, introduced by the Nordic Council of Ministers. Nordic Ecolabelling has the comission to promote a more sustainable consumerism with the goal of creating a sustainable society.
This is done by a voluntary license system where the applicant agrees to follow a certain criteria set outlined by the Nordic Ecolabelling in cooperation with stakeholders. These criteria include environmental, quality and health arguments. The ctiteria levels promote products and services belonging to the most environmentally sound and take into account factors such as free trade and proportionality (cost vs. benefits).
The Nordic Ecolabel now covers 70 different product groups, for which it is felt that ecolabelling is needed and will be beneficial. These days, everything from washing-up liquid to furniture and hotels can carry the Swan label.
Environmental Award of the Icelandic Tourist Board
The Environmental Award of the Icelandic Tourist Board is presented to an outstanding company or an individual in the tourism business. The Award is presented yearly.
The Hostel is an award winning, Swan labeled hostel, modern, comfortable and welcoming. Ecological and fair-trade drinks from our Café, served to both locals and travelers. Excellent facilities, fully equipped guest kitchen, cozy lounges, laundry and large, shiny showers. Spacious 4 bedded dorm rooms, with lockers and private facilities. Dorm rooms for 6 persons and double rooms with private facilities. Bike and car rentals, movie nights and special events. All of this is why Reykjavík City Hostel is one of the most highly recommended Hostelling International hostels in the world, and has been awarded the HI Quality certificate for the high standards it maintains. Guests can stay with us, enjoy our facilities, and be confident that the utmost has been done to make their stay as comfortable as possible and to minimise the impact it has on the environment. The Hostel received Environmental Award 2010 from the Icelandic Tourist Board.
The Hostel received the Environmental Award of the City of Reykjavík in 2002, the Environmental Award of the Icelandic Tourist Board in 2010 and the environmental prize Kuðungurinn (The Shell) also in 2010.
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