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Alba Guesthouse

2.0 of 5 Guest house   |   Eskihlid 3, Reykjavik 105, Iceland
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Ranked #46 of 99 Reykjavik B&B and Inns
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014
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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Kifisia, Greece
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26 reviews 26 reviews
14 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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
5 reviews 5 reviews
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
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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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Balikpapan, Indonesia
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30 reviews 30 reviews
15 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2013

We stayed at the Alba Guesthouse at the beginning and the end of our time in Iceland. Two mates and myself brought our bikes to Iceland to explore. The owners were very gracious and helpful when we arrived and needed directions, telephone calls and even mail. They made us feel very welcome not only in Reykjavik but also in Iceland.... More

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New York
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2013

Hosts extremely nice, sparkling clean, an easy 10 minute walk to the city center. The only reason I did not give 5 stars is the room was on the small side, as many BNB rooms in Iceland tend to be. I fail to understand why I need to pad my review to make 200 characters when I feel I wrote... More

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2013

The room was comfortable and the wifi access fast at all times. The breakfast buffet was excellent and was always being replenished.... cereals, fresh fruit, tomatoes, cucumbers, wholesome bread and biscuits, cheeses and hams, meats.... juice, milk, tea, coffee,...... enough to fill you up for the day.... and that´s worth a lot given that a three course meal in Iceland... More

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Erfurt, Germany
13 reviews 13 reviews
9 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2013

Stayed there for 1 night in April 2013. Guesthouse is really close to the harbour and the Laugarvegur street located. Only walk 15 minutes to downtown. Guesthouse has new owners since last week. Really nice and warm welcome. Family told us where we could go for dinner. We have been the only guests because it was not high season. Rooms... More

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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23 reviews 23 reviews
13 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2012

Although referred to as a good guesthouse, I would not recommend Alba guesthouse. It lays right next to one of the busiest demerges of Reyjavik, rooms are small and very noisy. The double beds are very small, we did not have a good night sleep. Traffic, both road and airport, will keep you up all evening/night. Rooms are clean but... More

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Address: Eskihlid 3, Reykjavik 105, Iceland
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Location: Iceland > Capital Region > Reykjavik
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Ranked #46 of 99 B&Bs / Inns in Reykjavik
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Alba Guesthouse 2*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Alba Guesthouse has been open since June 2004, well established with a personal touch from many years in working with travelers from around the world. The house was built in 1944 as a family house for Sigurvin Einarsson and his wife Jorina G. Jonsdottir, grandparents of Alba Guesthouse current owner. The house was renovated before opening as a guesthouse, inside, outside and the garden. Alba has 10 rooms with shared facilities, including 3 family rooms that can accommodate up to 5 people. ... more   less 
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