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Reviewed 22 January 2016

We were woken one morning by the police. We were told that we needed to leave immediately as there was not a proper license for the establishment. The owner did not offer an apology. I would not recommend anyone I know to stay here.

Thank Keely S
Barcelona, Spain
Reviewed 18 August 2015

We stayed there on two occasions, at the beginning and at the end of our trip. Both times our reservation was changed and we where upgraded to a private apartment. However, in the first one there where a lot of tools and stuff in the cupboards and the terrace and the TV didn't work. In the second one the toilet...

Thank virear1981
Galway, Ireland
Reviewed 3 July 2015

Booked AR Guesthouse for 7 nights as our base in Iceland. Everything was going fine until we got a knock on the door from a police officer at 7:30 am on our 4th morning staying there. We instructed that we had to leave immediately as they were shutting the guesthouse down due to them not having a business permit. We,...

25Thank Hugh O
Oxford, United Kingdom
Reviewed 19 June 2015

The positive side is that it's about 10 minutes walk from the city centre and the staff is very friendly. Rooms are in two different building. The building we were in was a repurposed student flat and the bathroom was of average cleanliness.

Thank coccomatt
Manchester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 14 June 2015

If you get a cheap deal for this guesthouse, it's perfectly fine for a night or two. Good: - 5 minute walk to the nice harbour and a good location in the old part of Reykjavik - friendly and helpful reception staff - a nice outside area to sit in during the summer months - a well-equipped big kitchen -...

1Thank Anna R
Kuala Lumpur
Reviewed 9 June 2015 via mobile

Good thing is that AR Guesthouse is listed on the Flybus's drop off. Very convenient. No reception when we arrived (it was very late at night), understandably so. Found the envelope with our room key inside on the counter and checked ourselves in. Room was small. Wished they used the space smarter with more shelves and hangers. It was too...

1Thank cherylsass
Oswaldtwistle, United Kingdom
Reviewed 30 May 2015

I took my wife and child to AR Guesthouse this week and we were very impressed by it. The staff were friendly and helpful, letting us leave our luggage there, as we had arrived a little too early to sign in. The room was very clean and cosy. Most importantly for us, as our child is autistic, is that the...

Thank andygilbert2015
Prague, Czech Republic
Reviewed 29 May 2015

Our room was not entirely clean (top pillows dirty from dust), there were some hair in the bed. Showers need renovation badly, doors were hard to lock, internet was down for one day, no hot water in the kitchen sink.... Looks like owner does not care about the place.

Thank Steve W
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Reviewed 17 March 2015 via mobile

I stayed here for 4 nights at the end of February and into the beginning of March. All that mattered to me was that the rooms locked and I had a place to sleep. At times the guesthouse was relatively loud with people opening and closing their doors.. And I was on the top floor and could still hear people...

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Clifden, Galway, Ireland
Reviewed 3 March 2015 via mobile

the location is good, room is nice and clean. but the water is too hot for shower. remark you that the entre, of the guesthouse which is at the back

Thank Cyunyi

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Address: Braedrarborgarstigur 3, Reykjavik, Iceland
Region: Iceland > Capital Region > Reykjavik
Hotel Class:2 star — AR Guesthouse 2*
Number of rooms: 10
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“Some rooms are terrible and others are quite good. It's a lottery. Complain if you're not satisfied.”
 of 5 bubbles virear1981, 18 Aug 2015 | Read review
“Make sure you get a room on the top floor. ours was beside reception and was very noisey with people coming and going”
 of 5 bubbles hugho160, 3 Jul 2015 | Read review
“Put up a big sign that says 'Reception' so we know where to find it, good system for late arrivals once one finds reception. Lots of heater don't work. No staff around before 9 am and we're gone by 3pm. ”
 of 5 bubbles barbarasT4240GB, 26 Jun 2014 | Read review
“We had a room in the first house, the reviews on the second house seem bad so maybe try and get one in the first house.”
 of 5 bubbles 976jennip, 13 Sep 2013 | Read review
“Ask to see your room and if you can get a room on the top floor, get it.”
 of 5 bubbles Orro62, 20 Jul 2013 | Read review
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