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Alba Guesthouse

2.0 of 5
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Eskihlid 3, Reykjavik 105, Iceland
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    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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Washington, District of Columbia, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I normally try to avoid guesthouses or any lodging with shared bathrooms, but we really wanted something affordable, so made an exception in this case. It's definitely a guest house, not a hotel, but the rooms were clean, simple and comfortable. Good breakfast and excellent coffee, good location, walking distance to the downtown area with shops and restaurants.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

You should go in knowing that this is a GUESTHOUSE. The owners live there and run it. They are at times rude and do not make an effort to feel you are welcome in their place. This is just a place to crash. Also not that its NOT 10 min walk to downtown, more like 15-20 mins. Good part is... More 

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Northern Poland, Poland
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

We had reservation for double room.The room was very small with little broken window vent and it was in the basement. There were only two power points, so you couldn`t charge all your devices at the same time. We have to ask for Wi-fi password, network range was very low , and the signal wasn`t stabile.Shared bathroom (one on each... More 

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Paris, France
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

The guesthouse is located at a 15 min walk from the center of Reykjavik. The room was clean and the owner friendly. The breakfast provided is well stocked and the french-press brewed coffee was a nice touch. Free wifi.

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Oslo, Norway
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

Very satisfied!! I have been in this guesthouse and it was a very good experience , the owner is a very helpfull and kind guy, the bed was very good , breakfast were more than acceptable, allways felt very good here, I highly recomend this guest house!!!!

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

Completely exceeded my expectations, what a wonderful place! The owners were so helpful and answered lots of our questions. The guesthouse is only about a 10min walk from the city centre and is easily accessible. The room we stayed in was spacious and clean, the only thing we thought was missing was a mirror but these are situated in the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015 via mobile

A nice guesthouse with good value, in comparisson with other lodgingin the neighbourhood. Just a walk away from the city centre. Good breakfast and a warm and friendly welcome. No luxury, but comfortable beds and very neat and tidy.

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

When we booked this Guesthouse, we were not sure we booked the best place in regards to location and standard of accommodation. However, we were wrong! We arrived late at night, and the owner waited up to greet us. We were given a very spacious room,which was clean and quiet. We had shared amenities which I was worried about, but... More 

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Tallinn, Estonia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

When we arrived, we were really tired from the trip, but the staff was very friendly and welcoming so we immediately felt better. The rooms were simple and tidy. We weren't used to shared bathrooms, but everything worked out fine. The breakfast was wonderful- fresh warm bread, selection of meats, cheese, fruits and nuts, cereal, juices, joghurt. The staff was... More 

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