We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
All 100 Reykjavik B&Bs / inns

Vikingur Egilsborg Guesthouse

1.5 of 5 Guest house   |   Thverholt 20, Reykjavik 105, Iceland
Hotel amenities
Save Saved
You added Vikingur Egilsborg Guesthouse to your Saves list
Vikingur Egilsborg Guesthouse
Best prices for your stay
Enter dates for best prices
Check In mm/dd/yyyy Check Out mm/dd/yyyy
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
Booking.com Travelocity Hostelworld.com
and 2 more sites!
Ranked #80 of 100 Reykjavik B&B and Inns
Write a Review

40 people have reviewed this hotel

Traveler rating
See reviews for
Rating summary
  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (7)
Date | Rating
  • Danish first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Norwegian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2013

There were maybe 1-2 good reviews which I think were probably written by the people who work there. Trust me on this one, do not stay there. PLEASE! You will be doing yourselves a huge favour and enjoy Iceland a lot more. I agree with the CON ARTIST and the THIEVES comments I agree with 100%. My holiday was definitely... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2013 via mobile

This place left my travel companions and I with the worst accomdation experience ever. We have been traveling for over 9 months and have never felt so strongly about wanting to discourage people from staying here so that the same situation does not happen to them. After my towel got very wet I put it in the washing basket in... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2013

This is the first bad review I have given as I feel it necessary to warn people. These people tainted our Iceland experience. Accommodation below average but that is no big deal as we could have dealt with the smoking inside, wide open doors to the freezing cold, uncomfortable beds, TINY rooms (I could go on!) but it was the... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Faenza, Italy
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

We entered the room and our first reaction was to immediately go away: dirty sheets, dirty toilets (only two toilets for about 30 guests hence you need to consider long waiting times before you can get in it). Luckily we hadn't booked the breakfast and we escaped it! The landlady was kind but it's not enough to tempt me to... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 4
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
16 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2013

Stayed one night only. Our room was on the top 3rd floor, walls paper thin. Shared bathroom showers on top two floors BOTH broken... so we all had to share the one shower on the main floor. When I complained that the couple next door was arguing loudly, it was well past 11, the manager suggested that I speak to... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 4
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2013

A group of 4 of us recently stayed here. By far, the most memorable part was the food. Eating anywhere is Iceland is really expensive, especially table service in Reykjavik. Max, co-owner and cook was honest when she told us her 25Euro dinner was the cheapest we'd find. And it was one of the best meals I've ever had. We... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2013

I generally felt like being just walking wallet full of Euros in the eyes of people in Reykjavik and this guesthouse was not an exception, even though it was one of the cheapest places to stay in this city. It is better to stay at camps, it is much more cheaper and they even provide more facilities. This guesthouse was... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2013

We turned up at 4pm to find a note saying that they are out, to pay in the morning and then room names/keys left on the side. There was no one there all evening so we couldn't access things like the free wifi!! In fact we ended up being the receptionists for a bit as people came in. The hostel... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 3
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2013

There's not much to like about that place except the walking distance to the city centre and the parking facilities right in front of the door. This guesthouse is run-down, dirty, noisy and without a soul. Toilets and showers stink and are full of DNA left by other guests. Like in most places in Iceland, walls are thin and the... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Padua, Italy
11 reviews 11 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2013

Very helpful and nice staff, a very good breakfast (it's only 1900 isk, or so...and it's as much as you can eat, therefore totally worth it), clean shared bathroom, and very affordable prices. Unfortunately, our room was small and just in front of the ground floor stairway, and we could clearly hear people walking on the stairs or talking in... More

Was this review helpful? Yes

Been to Vikingur Egilsborg Guesthouse? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Vikingur Egilsborg Guesthouse

Address: Thverholt 20, Reykjavik 105, Iceland
Location: Iceland > Capital Region > Reykjavik
Hotel Style:
Ranked #80 of 100 B&Bs / Inns in Reykjavik
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:1.5 star — Vikingur Egilsborg Guesthouse 1.5*
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Booking.com, Travelocity, HostelWorld, HostelBookers and Hotels.com so you can book your Vikingur Egilsborg Guesthouse reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage Vikingur Egilsborg Guesthouse, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.