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1912 Guest House

2.0 of 5 Guest house   |   Skolabru 2, Reykjavik 101, Iceland (Miõborg)
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Ranked #25 of 103 Reykjavik B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Hong Kong, China
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Historical home within walking distance of attractions and the main street in Reykjavik. The house is large with many rooms and with plenty of bathrooms for the volume. Nice big windows and communal areas. Kitchen has dedicated refrigerator areas for each room so guests can store their food and drinks knowing they will be there when they get home. Great... More

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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We just returned from a very enjoyable stay at the 1912 Guest House! It is very centrally located, within easy walking distance from all of the sites of Reykjavik. We had to share a bathroom but the bathrooms were always clean and available. All guests are required to take off their shoes in the building and thus, the floors are... More

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West Bloomfield, Michigan
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44 reviews 44 reviews
9 hotel reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I can't bring myself to give this guest house 5 stars / dots. It's in a great location, right downtown in the busy area, convenient to many attractions, restaurants, and shops. It's 1/4 the cost of the Hotel Borg which is 50 feet away, on the square. It's very clean and has just about everything you need: well equipped kitchen,... More

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New York City
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

My sister and I had a wonderful stay at 1912 on a 5-day trip to Iceland last year. This guest house is tucked away on a tiny street right off a main road in Reykjavik. We stayed in room 302, on the top floor, a nice spacious room with two comfortable beds and balcony access. Bathrooms are shared, but they... More

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Besancon, France
1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014

Super friendly staff and owner. I was perfectly taken care of. The house is super clean, beds super comfy, and the house is in an amazing location. I would highly highly recommend this place to everyone!

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Arlington, Virginia
16 reviews 16 reviews
5 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2014

Reserving this guesthouse was very easy. Communication with the owner was frequent and pleasant. He provided us with the passcode before we got there which made arriving at 1am local time more enjoyable for all of us. I really liked the big red door- pretty and easy to find :) When we finally did Richard, he was very accommodating. Our... More

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Anchorage, Alaska
5 reviews 5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2013

Great central location within walking distance to Reykjavik's sights and activities. We were only there for two nights in the off-season, and we were the only ones in the place so the shared bathrooms were no problem. Good heaters in the rooms, as it was already getting chilly in October. We had some trouble with the WiFi, but the owner... More

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Adelaide, Australia
13 reviews 13 reviews
6 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2013

Handy to shopping, restaurants, things to see, bus tour terminal, friendly, comfortable. It was a treat being able to make my own coffee and enjoy it while sitting at the kitchen table with the late night sun streaming in the window. I would definitely stay here again!

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Annapolis, Maryland
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2013

The 1912 Guest House is located in an excellent part of downtown, walkable to almost all attractions and convenient to the tour office for day trips away from the city. The owner is friendly and the rooms are very clean. Bathrooms are shared, but most guests are courteous and keep the showers, etc clean for the next person. We would... More

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Aurora, Canada
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2013

The staff was very helpful and stayed up until 2am to let me in to my room. He contacted me to ensure my room would be available after some Visa card trouble. A very interesting man and very helpful in pointing out local attractions.

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Address: Skolabru 2, Reykjavik 101, Iceland
Location: Iceland > Capital Region > Reykjavik > Miõborg
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2 star — 1912 Guest House 2*
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1912 Guest House - Statutory Cited, Listed as: building of Special Architectural and Historic Interest. 1912 Guest House is perfectly located in the center of Reykjavik, next to the parliament of Iceland (Alþingi), 60 second walk to the city's main restaurants, cafes, clubs, art museums, galleries and shops. We offer luxury accommodation, clean, comfortable and recently refurbished. 9 twin rooms, 3 singles and 4 bathrooms. Breakfast upon request, delivered straight to the room. Whether you're staying one night, several days or just want to spend a romantic weekend in the heart of Reykjavik, the owners and staff will do everything to help make your stay truly memorable. ... more   less 
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