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Eric the Red Guesthouse

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6 Eiriksgata, Reykjavik 101, Iceland
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  • Location
    4.5 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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Kent, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Staying at Eric the Red Guest House recently was the highlight of my recent 3 night stay in Iceland. I found it on the Icelandair website. The Gray Line airport shuttle bus took me to the door and I had a warm welcome from my hosts Edda and Runar. Runar booked me on the tour I wanted: to hike on... More 

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Tampere, Finland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The couple who keeps the guesthouse is very friendly and kind. Edda makes perfect seven layers cake and Runar playes different kind of music with his record player. I would recommend this place for night and if I come back to Island I would choose the same place. Rooms are neat and clean and breakfest is sufficient. The apparment locates... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Dear Edda, dear Una, thank you very much for your friendly and warm welcome. Your guesthouse is not only accomodation, it is a family. The breakfast with homemade bread, different kind of fish was tasty and realy Island life. Thanks for every helpful support and answers to questions for organisation of tours, informations about lovely places, rental car service and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We arrived in the afternoon and had to fly out early the next morning but Runar was very helpful with arranging our transport to the airport in the morning and offering to make us sandwiches for the day of traveling we had ahead. The room we got was very clean, and while we had a shared bathroom it was just... More 

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Cinque Terre, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed three nights and booked firstly for the location - which was excellent - but were also pleased to find such friendly hosts and comfortable rooms. Easy to find way around town using the big church nearby for bearings and tours pick up from the guest house. Few minutes walk to shopping area with lots of bars and cafes... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Edda and Runar are wonderful hosts! I arrived very early in the morning and they supplied me with a beautiful breakfast - traditional Scandinavian fare! Many of the breads are homemade and the herring and salmon are excellent! Both hosts are eager to help if required. The bed upstairs was comfortable and I enjoyed my lovely sunsets through the large... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed at the apartment during the build up to a 12 day expedition and we found it to have enough room to hold all of our equipment and still give us plenty of space to live, the beds are comfortable, the apartment is clean and warm. The location is central. I couldn't recommend this apartment any more highly!

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

In two different occasions, I spent a couple of days both at Eric the Red Guesthouse and Eric the Red Apartments and can only recommend both places for proximity to the center (5 minutes walking distance), value for money, friendly hosts! The Apartment I had with my family was in an old wooden house, with brand new refurbished interiors, fully... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My friends and I visited Rekjavik beginning of March and we stayed at Eric the Red's new apartments. The apartments are basically 5 minute walk to the center of town, it is fully equipped with a fridge, dishwasher, oven, stove and most importantly for the girls a hair drier! We are a group of 5 but the apartment can easily... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My husband and I had the pleasure of staying at the Eric the Red Guesthouse on our recent trip to Iceland (left this morning, in fact! and miss it already). We are already talking about returning and we will definitely be staying at this bed and breakfast again. It was wonderful! Edda and Rúnar, the owners, are very friendly and... More 

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