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Guesthouse Galtafell

1.0 of 5 Condominium   |   Laufasvegur 46, Reykjavik 101, Iceland (Miõborg)
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 6 days ago
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Pima, AZ
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Þórey Bjarnadóttir was the perfect host and the Guesthouse Galtafell was the perfect location. While we were there, Þórey shared the wonderful family history of the house, more of which is on their website. The castle-like home is located on the same street as the American Embassy; several other diplomatic headquarters are in that neighborhood. Very quiet! Strolling around the... More

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Brooklyn, New York
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11 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This gem of a guesthouse is a little further away than some others and is close to hallgrimskirkja church. The owners are absolutely wonderful and the "room" we stayed in was actually a small apartment, with a nice sized living area, small kitchenette and nice bedroom. They provided a yummy breakfast every morning in their dining room where we met... More

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29 hotel reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

The location is perfect and the hosts were very nice, but this wasn't what we were expecting from the photos in the brochure and online. I know phots can be misleading, but my guess is that they were from a while ago. We stayed in one of the apartments. The couch was really stained and seemed pretty dirty (I wouldn't... More

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Warrington, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

We stayed here over the New Years period between 2013/2014. The location is excellent as it is less than a 10 minute walk to the central shopping street. The room itself was large as it was a self contained flat. We were warned that the hot water in Iceland always smells of Sulphur which was a surprise when I took... More

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Helsinki, Finland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

We stayed in Guesthouse Galtafell in July 2013. The guesthouse is located just at the outside of the Reykjavik city center, quite close to the domestic airport. We had a flight from Akureyri, and walked with our luggage from airport to the guesthouse. Reykjavik is quite small town, so it is easy to walk everywhere. There were some restaurants ca.... More

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Campbell River, British Columbia, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2014

We loved it here. It has everything...the hosts are friendly and helpful, comfortable beds, delicious ample breakfasts and the location is perfect. Parking is free in the area. It's quiet and yet just a 7 minute walk into town. Galtafell is perfect for singles, couples or families. It is the perfect place to stay in Reykjavik!

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Stockholm, Sweden
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014 via mobile

We had a nice apartment that suited us perfectly. The beds were so good and it was nice and quiet in the night. The host and hostess were so friendly and helpful and it was very nice to sit together with the other guests at breakfast. It felt like being in someone's home. We will come back!

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New York City, New York
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014

I really liked staying at this guest house. We were in a small studio apartment right next to the hotel (not within the main hotel building). I thought the apartment was very well appointed and comfortable. There are a number of larger hotels on the other side of the town, but we really enjoyed being situated in a neighborhood close... More

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Grimstad, Norway
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3 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2014

We stayed here 4 nights in February, and had a lovely time! The apartment was cosy, clean and warm, the breakfast was simple and fresh and the owners was really nice, giving us lots of tips and interesting stories of Iceland in the summer. And the fattest cat I have ever seen in my life, Jellybelly! I would defiantly try... More

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Dubai, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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20 hotel reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2013

Highly recommendable! A few minutes from the domestic airport and just another few minutes to the city centre, this place is located perfectly. It is also very close to the City pond and the best and most popular Hot Dog Stand in Reykjavik. We booked a double room with a private bath and got more than what we expected. It... More

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Address: Laufasvegur 46, Reykjavik 101, Iceland
Location: Iceland > Capital Region > Reykjavik > Miõborg
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:1 star — Guesthouse Galtafell 1*
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Galtafell is located in the heart of Reykjavik, within easy reach of all major activities. Our bright and non smoking suites are comfortably furnished and all have private entrance. Every suite consists of a bedroom, bathroom, living room and a fully equipped kitchen corner. Laundry facilities are in the building. The apartments can comfortably room up to four persons and bed linen and towels are provided. We also offer double or single rooms. ... more   less 
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