Billed as a ho(s)tel, Oddsson is a new hotel in a trendy suburb of Reykjavík, Iceland and is a fresh burst and a fun twist on the hotel scene. Self-described as hotel with a hostel atmosphere while being a hostel with hotel service, the Oddsson ensures that all levels of accommodation are afforded the quirky, very Icelandic, and very cool design details that have gone into its creation from the dorm rooms, to the pods, to the hotel suites.
Designed by Döðlur and built in an old warehouse, the interiors stay true to the industrial history of the building with exposed services and brickwork. Throughout, the designers have chosen and stuck to a colour palate inspired by the landscape of Iceland – icy blues, browns, mossy greens, whites and greys. These colours have been applied to all areas of the hotel including the floors, joinery, walls and of course the incredible collection of furniture.
As told by the hotel: “In Iceland everything is a bit offbeat, a bit unexpected. We like to set our own trends and follow our own formulas,” and indeed this is true for the Oddsson and I love it.
Story by Brendan Guy, follow him on Instagram MrBrendanGuy
Images: Ari Magg