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Eric the Red Guesthouse

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Warm house with interesting art work and extremely warm welcome from hosts, Edda and Runar. Extremely comfortable bed and room; great shower (with geothermal hot water!); tasty breakfasts with wide range of items offered including home baked breads (Edda is a fantastic cook). Centrally located with great restaurants within easy walking distance (many thanks to Runar who gave us invaluable...

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
Reviewed 1 week ago

It's close to the center of Reykjavik without being so close you get all the noise. In fact, it's right across the street from the famous church, Hallgrimskirkja. Within walking distance all the great restaurants, budget and high-end. The hostess, Edda, is so nice! And so caring. You feel like family when you stay with her. She ensures everyone has...

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Province of Rome, Italy
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very welcoming and cozy guesthouse! Our room was comfortable, clean, and spacious and the hosts and staff were extremely friendly and accommodating. The location was also optimal. Our stay in the guesthouse added to our great experience in the capital. Edda was very attentive to our needs and made us feel very comfortable and welcome. Highly recommend!

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Preston, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

What a little jewel of a place. Hedda and Gunnar offered their hospitality to us with a super double room with private bathroom lovely and warm and very clean. Fridge in room which was great for the substantial packed breakfasts provided for our early morning trips. The dining room has a long long for all guests which had Icelandic books...

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Peterborough, Canada
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My friend and I had a great stay. The food was good, the beds were comfortable and the hosts were kind and helpful. The location was excellent and within a short walking distance to good dining and shopping.

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The night that i arrived the assistant lady that was working there was very kind and helpful, she even offered to carry my luggage even tho she's pregnant! The room itself is small but very cosy with a washing basin and a mini fridge?! Not that you require a fridge in iceland but that was a nice amenity, tea &...

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Adelaide, Australia
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My experience at this accommodation was unusually weird. Runar the owner made the whole experience feel like I was dating his daughter and he wasn't happy about it. Perhaps it's because I was a Solo male traveller. After visiting 133 cities worldwide, I can say that staying at this place was a little awkward. I've stayed in B&B's from Africa...

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Leeds, United Kingdom
Reviewed 20 February 2017

We stayed in the Loft apartment affiliated with Eric the red guesthouse in a location a short walk away. It was lovely and cosy and always very warm (we left the windows open most of the time and we were there in early Feb). There were three adults staying and there were actually beds for 5 (a double and 3...

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Strathaven, United Kingdom
Reviewed 19 February 2017 via mobile

Thanks you Edda and Rúnar for a wonderful stay! In Reykjavík (and Iceland as a whole), everything is expensive, however this guesthouse is good value for money. The location is excellent - literally across the road from Hallgrimskirkja, the main landmark of the city and at the top of the main shopping/restaurant street. 5-10 minutes' walk in the other direction...

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Reviewed 18 February 2017 via mobile

We started our adventure in Iceland here at Eric the Red Guesthouse and what a delicious breakfast we were provided by Edda our host, prior to setting off on our self driving trip... After nine days on the road exploring the wonders Iceland has to offer, we were excited to be ending up back at this Guesthouse for the last...

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  • Breakfast included
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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Guesthouse in the heart of Reykjavik City Center. This is a perfect home away from home guesthouse with personal atmosphere and service. We have reasonable prices, delicious breakfast buffet, offer free internet access and tours with the hosts into the countryside. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Eric the Red Guesthouse

Address: Eiriksgata 6, Reykjavik 101, Iceland
Region: Iceland > Capital Region > Reykjavik
Price Range: $193 - $402 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 7
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“Book well in advance!”
 of 5 bubbles hildynyc, 20 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Loft is probably best as you won't get noise from people walking about above you.”
 of 5 bubbles AlexMacdd, 4 Jan 2017 | Read review
“We new in advance we would need to change rooms part way through. Both rooms were pretty quite. Warm. The cat was able to find us at both.”
 of 5 bubbles ygmr2016, 10 Dec 2016 | Read review
“If you are 3, ask for a room with kitchen.”
 of 5 bubbles Ruussa, 7 Dec 2016 | Read review
“The top floor apartment was the best”
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  • Main bedroom
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 of 5 bubbles MandyWestSussex, 19 Oct 2016 | Read review
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