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Eric the Red Guesthouse

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Brussels, Belgium
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

TAKK to Edda and Rúnar, the hosts of Eric the Red, who made my stay very cosy and pleasant at the end of October. Staying at their guesthouse felt like home and it was nice to exchange views with the other guests over a rich breakfast. For cat lovers there is an added bonus: Raggi, their beautiful ginger cat. Edda... More 

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Kent, Washington
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It's easy to find being so close to the landmark Hallgrimskirkja church but from outside the Eric The Red Guesthouse you will have no idea how wonderful it is inside. First there is the warm welcome from hosts Edda and Runar. Then you see all the wonderful paintings in the lobby, up the staircase, in the first floor sitting area... More 

Thank cge5
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Unfortunately, did not get to stay in the Guesthouse, as it was sold out, but was able to rent the 2 bedroom loft apartment run by Edda and Rúnar. Edda took us from the Guesthouse to the apartment and showed us around. She even dropped us off at Bonus so we could pick up some breakfast items before the store... More 

Thank Caty M
Nashville, Tennessee
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The best thing about this guest house is location, full stop. Easy walking distance to town. Some things to be aware of, the guesthouse is not the same as the photo shown on website which makes it initially hard to find. It would be helpful to have an address showing on the building somewhere. The address is Eiriksgata 6, Reykjavik.... More 

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Bagshot, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We are currently staying here in Eric the Red apartment which is a short walk from the guesthouse. The apartment is lovely, clean and spacious with wifi and centrally heated all day long from the underground heat system. We would like to give a special mention to Ragga who walked us to the apartment, helped us by making some local... More 

Thank davidwood33
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4 reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great location and friendly staff who made our stay very pleasant. The breakfast was fantastic and I'd stay again. The room was basic but clean and comfortable and it was a fairly short walk to the city center.

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Singapore, Singapore
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

i did get a little lost when first arrived as the guesthouse wasn't prominently indicated. however once inside, we were properly welcomed and the hosts were really helpful. she helped me contact grayline to check our tour status and personally came to inform me. room is not the biggest but it is cosy enough. in room basin and hair dryer... More 

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Reviewed October 25, 2016

We stayed for two nights at Eric the Red in October. The rooms are quite large by reykjavik standards and are very comfortable. The bathroom is shared by all the rooms on the lower level but it helps that each of the rooms also has it's own sink so time waiting for the shared bathroom is minimized. It was never... More 

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West Sussex
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Reviewed October 19, 2016

We booked the top floor of the Erik the Red apartments, our friend had the middle floor Plus points It had all the facilities you would require. Dishwasher, Fridge with Freezer compartment, tea,coffee, Hairdryer (a very good one), all the kitchen equipment you might need. The beds were very comfy one room has 2 single beds and the other a... More 

Thank MandyWestSussex
Guildford, United Kingdom
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Reviewed October 16, 2016 via mobile

We visited Reykjavik for 3 nights here and Edda and her husband, the owners, were lovely - very helpful and the breakfast each morning was delicious. We would recommend this place to anyone especially if you like cats as I'm 99% sure my girlfriend would have left me there and taken their cat instead if I wasn't the driver...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Breakfast
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Breakfast
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Guesthouse in the heart of Reykjavik City Center. This is a perfect home away from home guesthouse with personal atmosphere and service. We have reasonable prices, delicious breakfast buffet, offer free internet access and tours with the hosts into the countryside. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Eric the Red Guesthouse

Address: Eiriksgata 6, Reykjavik 101, Iceland
Location: Iceland > Capital Region > Reykjavik
Price Range: $104 - $202 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 7
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“The top floor apartment was the best”
  • Kitchen living area
  • Main bedroom
  • Other bedroom
 of 5 bubbles MandyWestSussex, Oct 19, 2016 | Read review
“we think the best choice is the second floor”
 of 5 bubbles regan749, Sep 29, 2016 | Read review
“All the bedrooms I have seen are well located and comfortable”
  • Guests are asked to let cat
  • My comfortable bedroom
  • My bedroom view
  • View of the landmark Hallgrimskirkja church from the second floor
  • My ensuite bathroom. There was also a shower with plentiful hot water
 of 5 bubbles cge5, May 22, 2016 | Read review
“We had the basement room with private bathroom, and there is a separate entrance from the back.”
 of 5 bubbles AhMeei, May 3, 2016 | Read review
“All rooms are good”
 of 5 bubbles GAILKELLY, Apr 18, 2016 | Read review
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