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House of the Spirits

Gardastraeti 8, Reykjavik IS-101, Iceland
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House of the Spirits
Ranked #16 of 103 Reykjavik B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Dhaka City, Bangladesh
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46 reviews 46 reviews
15 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Gunnar is an excellent host! If you need any advice he is there for you. The apartment is well located near the old harbor, pedestrian street, restaurants and tourist office but still on a quiet street. We slept well and appreciated the heating in chilly Reykjavik. Gunnar is providing the basics for your breakfast and there are washing machines and... More

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Helsinki
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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We booked this through airbnb. Gunnar was a very helpful and friendly host. We arrived very late (at midnight) and he was staying up for us. He had also bought some milk and other breakfast stuff for us in the fridge. The locations is the best, just a corner away form the main street. Yet it is a very quiet... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I stayed at the 'House of the Spirits' during our week-long visit to Iceland and could not have been happier. The location is perfect: quiet and residential but only a 5 minute walk to the center of town. The lovely owner, Gunnar, could not have been more helpful and welcoming. He had plenty of local insight about... More

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Toronto, Canada
Top Contributor
52 reviews 52 reviews
5 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

Great location to be able to walk to everything, from the Old Harbour to downtown Reykjavik's restaurants and bars. Everything was very convenient. We did not meet our host but he left a series of post-it notes to help us find our way when we arrived, the wi-fi code clearly visible and a bag with juice and milk very kindly... More

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Nazareth, Pennsylvania
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28 reviews 28 reviews
5 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

Overall, this is a great studio. It looked just like the pictures, with lots of windows and bright light. My sister and I stayed in the one on the third floor, left hand side (two twin beds). We stayed for 6 nights, so Gunnar gave us a discount on the price, which can't be beat! Such a deal, and it's... More

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Port Orange, Florida
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22 reviews 22 reviews
4 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

The location of this guesthouse is perfect! The kitchen area allows for a place to enjoy a quick breakfast before heading out or relaxing with a hot beverage after a long day of activities. The studio was quite large, especially comparing it to European standards. Gunnar's advice before arriving was extremely helpful. The money saved in staying here went a... More

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Fort Collins, Colorado
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

Loved this adorable spot and plan on returning! Super cute area of Reykjavik and very comfortable and affordable studio apt! Also greatly appreciated all the help host Gunnar provided us before arriving, it made our trip easy and stress-free!

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toronto
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2014

If you take the shuttle from Keflavik to the Metropolitan hotel it's conveniently located across the street. Great room, has everything you need. Location is amazing, Reykjavik is a terrific walking city and you're super close to everything.

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Denver, Colorado
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28 reviews 28 reviews
7 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2013

We stayed here this summer as a party of 4 adults and one young child. Gunnar and Thibeaux were extremely accommodating and communicative with us via email before our trip and we had an apartment that occupied an entire floor of the building. This worked out great for us, as well as for the varying budgets of our party (a... More

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NYC
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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2013

Clean, well-kept private apartment that couldn't be more convenient to all there is to see in Reykjavik. The proprietor Gunnar lives in the building next door and he and his staff are friendly, helpful and down-to-earth. They also provide breakfast items and coffee (and a fridge) which is a necessity if you're trying not to go broke on your Iceland... More

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Address: Gardastraeti 8, Reykjavik IS-101, Iceland
Location: Iceland > Capital Region > Reykjavik
Also Known As:
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