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Skolabru Guesthouse

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Skolabru 2, Reykjavik 101, Iceland (Formerly 1912 Guest House)
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Frankfurt, Germany
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28 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

We booked this guesthouse for its great locaction in downtown Reykjavik and unbeatable price (about 75 € / night). There is no direct reception or contact person, but the owners can be called if needed. The stay was overall satisfactory, however with a couple of deficits. The downstairs shower didn't drain the water properly, the upstairs shower had the shower... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

Absolute 5* brilliant, just returned from our 4 day stay here & it was the most wonderful place! No front desk so you're left to get on with your day in private, quiet house with lots of space & always clean & well-maintained. It felt more like staying in a private apartment which was wonderful & so, so cheap for... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015 via mobile

I wouldn't hesistate to stay here again as it is in a great location, has great wifi and was very quiet. It is great value, however the trade off is common areas that are only serviced once a day, and not very well. The ground floor toilet ran out of toilet paper, I'm not sure if the hand towels were... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

Photos online simply do not do this lovely guesthouse any justice, as I feel that it was one of the coziest I have stayed at in Iceland. Located in the heart of Reykjavik and steps away from the parliament, it is in a relatively quiet area and stands in such a beautiful building. It is also steps away from various... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

I would not recormend this guest house to anyone. It was dirty in the room and in the bathroom. There were moold in the windows, and they hadnt vaccumed for a long time. We only got 1 towell for 4 days. Never meet the people who rentet us the room. It was expencive, and in the add it seemed like... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

Clean-ish, spacious room. Top floor bathroom was served it's purpose. What I can say about THAT bathroom (more specifically the shower): the stall is quite small and the shower head quite wide, hanging directly overhead, rather than off the wall at an angle. My husband liked to call it the "PTSD shower", because there was not a small space in... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

Everything about this guesthouse was perfect for a week. The key code was sent ahead of time and got me in, and the floor plan of the building (which they also sent ahead of time) made it easy to find my room. The first night was a little noisy and construction started on the street out front the next morning... More 

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London, England, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

Great place great location So close to the centre of town Really good communal rooms to meet people Room is a nice twin clean and comfortable Kitchen and bathrooms are clean and has everything you need Make sure you do to 'bonus' market... The one in the centre of town costs loads more... Just ask around any local will point... More 

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Toronto
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

My first time to Iceland, what a beautiful place very friendly people. The guesthouse is located in the centre of town and is central to everything. The owners are very friendly and will give you lots of information. The rooms are clean and tidy and ideal for travellers and students. This is a guesthouse for people that are in transit... More 

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Richmond, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

First of all, Katie and Rafn, who own and run 1912 Guesthouse are wonderful. They are friendly, outgoing, and hospitable. On my fourth night at the guesthouse they made waffles (not a regular occurrence, but it was Culture Night in Reykjavik). I was already enjoying my stay but this bit of hospitality and meeting some of their family and friends... More 

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