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Plano, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We visited for a family reunion of 12. Our room was small, clean and comfortable. I slept very well. Apparently some rooms, esp. at the lower level, were not as nice according to other family members. We counted 3 showers for the guest house. It's not a lot esp. when at least one was also a toilet facility. We didn't... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stated here 7-11 Aug 2016. We were greeted and shown to our downstairs room. It was basic, but comfortable. It had a sink for washing. Everything was clean. We had to share a bathroom, but it was not an issue. The breakfast was continental style and very generous. Our host was most pleasant. Please take the time to talk... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I booked this guesthouse on very short notice, so got a good deal. My son and I stayed in a twin room with a sink. The room was spotless, as were the shared shower and toilet in the hallway. The place is quiet and has good dark curtains for summer sleeping. The breakfast is excellent, with fresh baked bread and... More 

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Loveland, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Friends and I hiked the Laugevegur trail in Iceland and toured other parts as well. Reviews for this guesthouse were favorable and it looked walking distance to the hub of Reykjavik so I booked the days before and after our backpacking trek. Though this place isn't in city center it was certainly close enough to everything to easily get around.... More 

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Lebanon
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The owner needs to smile - even a little. He is not welcoming at all while checking in. For the rate you pay you are short changed. The rooms are small with a tiny sink. The shared Bathroom needed a good clean (dust in the corners). The breakfast room is too small and you have to wait for your turn... More 

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Vienna, Austria
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2016

Staying at this guesthouse feels a little like staying over at your friends' parents. It's a big detached private home a bit outside of Reyjkavik's center. It's a good 25min walk towards the center. The owners are an older nice couple, who like to tell about their country and people. The rooms are very simple - no fancy decoration or... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2016

Double room with Shared Bathroom. Breakfast included. We paid about 124 Cnd up front no refunds. It is a large home with rooms in the basement and the second floor. There is parking available on site. Breakfast was very good. To reach the place you have to maneuver to get off the Miklabraut Road which is a divided very busy... More 

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Havant, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2016 via mobile

Reasonable price and clean room. The shared bathroom was acceptable. They made a special effort to arrange a early breakfast as we were leaving for the airport before 7am. They also arrange our airport travel. Close to Reykjavík town centre with good night life.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016 via mobile

It was a good choise this guesthouse! I was really surprised because the price is chap,the breakfast is amazing (milk,tea,coffee,fruits,lots of yogurts,cereals,biscuits..) and the house is very quite,warm and clean thanks to the owners. They provide two shower rooms with air dryer and soap,clean towels. I absolutely suggest this one.

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2016 via mobile

The owners were very polite and helpful. And despite arriving 7 hours later than we advised, there was no problem checking us in. The room was basic. A few essential basics missing, - no headboards and the previous guests had left half a packet of crisps in the room Which we found when unpacking. The walls are quite thin, I... More 

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  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Breakfast
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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 former owner. The house was renovated before opening as a guesthouse, inside, outside and the garden. Alba has 12 rooms with shared facilities, including family rooms that can accommodate up to 4 people. Owners since April 2013 are Harpa Sigfusdottir and THorsteinn Fridthjofsson. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Alba Guesthouse

Address: Eskihlid 3, Reykjavik 105, Iceland
Location: Iceland > Capital Region > Reykjavik
Price Range: $67 - $158 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Alba Guesthouse 2*
Number of rooms: 10
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