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6 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The couple running the guesthouse were fantastic. I found Iceland expensive except for this place. You wouldn't want to spend all day there but was a great location to venture out from. Nice breakfast included, they will even do you a packed lunch if you ask for a very reasonable price. I'd recommend this if you're going out on a... More 

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Thank Stuart T
Sligo, Ireland
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4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

The guesthouse is a prefect low cost accommodation. It is a fifteen minute walk from the city centre/cathedral. For anyone driving it is just beside Road 49, which is perfect for driving out of Reykjavik. There is parking space for cars at the house. It has a quiet, relaxed atmosphere. The rooms are basic with a shared sink. A slightly... More 

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Thank Rónán W
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3 hotel reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

Very nice and friendly owners, very good price included great breakfest. Location not far from city center (about 15 minutes walking distance to BSI bus station, 30 minutes walking to Harpa). Perfect place for economy stay in Reykjavik.

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Thank Krzysztof G
Norwich, Connecticut
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I stayed here late October/early November. Good night's sleep and the proprietor is quite helpful and is available. Great location with a nice night view of the Perlan and the Hallgrímskirkja tower is across the way.

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Thank Stu C
Dunstable, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
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Reviewed 11 October 2016 via mobile

At first when I arrived I thought ow dear. The landlady wasn't the most warm person on arrival and we were told to take our shoes of at the door. There was a lot of drinking inside and I thought can this get any worse. We where given the key to our room which was reasonably clean with a single... More 

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Thank stephenquirke
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Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

This guesthouse is clean and the owner is really nice. Breakfast was ok and there is parking in front of the door. Location is not too far from the centre. A bit pricy for what you get but then again it is Reykjavik. I would come back here!

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Thank Veronique D
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Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

Conveniently located close to downtown Reykjavik. Quiet neighborhood but within easy walking distance to all the best tourist attractions in Reykjavik . Great breakfast buffet. Feels like home away from home.

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Plano, Texas
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Reviewed 20 August 2016 via mobile

We visited for a family reunion of 12. Our room was small, clean and comfortable. I slept very well. Apparently some rooms, esp. at the lower level, were not as nice according to other family members. We counted 3 showers for the guest house. It's not a lot esp. when at least one was also a toilet facility. We didn't... More 

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3 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 11 August 2016 via mobile

We stated here 7-11 Aug 2016. We were greeted and shown to our downstairs room. It was basic, but comfortable. It had a sink for washing. Everything was clean. We had to share a bathroom, but it was not an issue. The breakfast was continental style and very generous. Our host was most pleasant. Please take the time to talk... More 

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Thank DanceDoctor1
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Reviewed 2 August 2016

I booked this guesthouse on very short notice, so got a good deal. My son and I stayed in a twin room with a sink. The room was spotless, as were the shared shower and toilet in the hallway. The place is quiet and has good dark curtains for summer sleeping. The breakfast is excellent, with fresh baked bread and... More 

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Breakfast
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Alba Guesthouse has been open since June 2004, well established with a personal touch from many years in working with travelers from around the world. The house was built in 1944 as a family house for Sigurvin Einarsson and his wife Jorina G. Jonsdottir, grandparents of Alba Guesthouse former owner. The house was renovated before opening as a guesthouse, inside, outside and the garden. Alba has 12 rooms with shared facilities, including family rooms that can accommodate up to 4 people. Owners since April 2013 are Harpa Sigfusdottir and THorsteinn Fridthjofsson. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Alba Guesthouse

Address: Eskihlid 3, Reykjavik 105, Iceland
Region: Iceland > Capital Region > Reykjavik
Price Range: $100 - $320 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Alba Guesthouse 2*
Number of rooms: 10
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