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Alba Guesthouse

2.0 of 5 Guest house   |   Eskihlid 3, Reykjavik 105, Iceland
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Ranked #49 of 103 Reykjavik B&B and Inns
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 3 days ago
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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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English first
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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112 reviews 112 reviews
10 hotel reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The plane left Copenhagen late, so we landed late. It was raining in Reykjavik, but we got the Gray Line bus. We arrived shortly before 11 pm, but were pleasantly greeted. We were supposed to share a triple room, but instead were given a single and a double for the same price. It was a bit chilly in my basement... More

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Toronto, Ontario, Canada
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We have to find some place to stay in Reykjavik after we have felt to the river. We were welcomed by a owner. We stayed in private 3 bed room, with comfortable beds and all that you may need. Breakfast was a pleasant surprise as it might be hard to find rather big choice for included breakfast. Owner was very... More

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29 reviews 29 reviews
28 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

I have mixed feelings with this guesthouse, but I think it can be a fine place if you take some things into consideration. We were welcomed by a lady who was a bit grumpy and that didn’t make us feel very welcome. We had possibly the smallest room in the whole guesthouse which had very thin walls, other rooms that... More

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Farnborough, United Kingdom
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

Stayed here with my daughter, she had previously stayed here with friends and recommended the place. The rooms were clean and comfortable and the breakfast was good. Yes you do leave your shoes by the door but this is not unusual in Iceland and it keeps the noise down. The owners were very helpful, they only took over the Alba... More

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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2014

The guest house has a very warm & welcoming atmosphere. Breakfast is served in a beautiful winter garden. The hosts also offer to make sandwiches / tea or coffee to take on tours. The rooms are basic, but have everything you need. Big plus is that there are washbasins in all rooms, so less queues at the bathrooms :-) Shared... More

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Kifisia, Greece
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31 reviews 31 reviews
17 hotel reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

I rarely leave negative reviews, but oh my... I should have got that something was totally wrong with them since I had emailed them several times after my booking but they kept ignoring me. Arrived there and the first thing I was told was to take my shoes off as that's their policy. When the floors are not heated, that's... More

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Nice, France
14 reviews 14 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014

Situated in the city center (Only 15 minutes walk) the owners are very welcoming and very helpful (they helped us for a tour issue caused by the weather! quick and effective!). The breakfast is ideal, continental, diversified with typical products such as tomatoes jam! We had a great time there for 3 nights and even if the room might be... More

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Cork, Ireland
13 reviews 13 reviews
6 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2014 via mobile

Had a lovely stay here in Reykavik. The owners were really helpful and helped us book tours and organise car rental. Wifi included and overall a very relaxing atmosphere.I would come back again here to stay.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2013

Please check your plumbing in basement room and shower. The water is leaving too slow from the drains. Breakfast was very very nice. The service from the owner was very good. It was nice location from city.

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Address: Eskihlid 3, Reykjavik 105, Iceland
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Location: Iceland > Capital Region > Reykjavik
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Alba Guesthouse 2*
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