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Laufasvegur 46, Reykjavik 101 Iceland
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#8 of 189 Specialty lodging in Reykjavik
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4.7
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4.5
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4.5
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4.3
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. The apartments can comfortably room up to four persons and bed linen and towels are provided. We also offer double or single rooms.
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Freedom288441 wrote a review Nov 2022
East Quogue, New York
I loved this B&B. The location is excellent. The room is everything you need and nothing you don’t. A great little kitchen area. The bed is amazingly comfortable and the sheets, comforter, and towels are luxury. So easy to walk any here in Reykjavik. I highly recommend.
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Date of stay: October 2022Trip type: Traveled solo
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Lleidatana wrote a review Feb 2022
Lleida, Spain127 contributions47 helpful votes
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We stayed at Guesthouse Galtafell for a night and we wished we could have stayed longer. We booked the studio/apartment which is fully furnished, elegant, spacious and well located. We really appreciate the customer service offered. Even tho there is no reception (it works with a code), they answered all our emails instantly and even modified the arrival dates due to a last minute cancellation flight. We highly recommend Guesthouse Galtafell.
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Date of stay: February 2022
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MariaAsh wrote a review Mar 2022
New York City, New York48 contributions17 helpful votes
First, the owners were incredible! We changed our reservation dates and room types twice and they were easily accommodated!! However, the studio we stayed in is very different than the photos they advertise as their studio. Still very nice though the bathroom had no ventilation or shower door so the floor became soaked as soon as you showered. The beds were not comfortable at all but it was nice to have a couch and TV to watch. The house itself is beautiful, but if you are in a studio or one-bedroom you do not have access to the house. Instead, you are just off on the side which took away of the reason we booked this place. Overall, a fine experience however I wouldn't stay again.
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Date of stay: March 2022
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Barbara M wrote a review Dec 2021
Springfield, Missouri3328 contributions364 helpful votes
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Our first night, and our next to the last night. Different rooms each time, both clean and comfy. Location is perfect. We say Thorey first night, but not the last. Our names and info was on the front door, so we were good to go. The neighbor hood if full of fantastic homes , buildings, and consulates. Parking on the street is available, if you get there early enough to grab a spot. It is quiet, and we loved our stay. Love Reykjavik! Only problem we had was we accidently took the key with us, and wasn't able to find a way to post it back until we got to the US. But that was OUR fault. We'd definitely stay here again, if we're able to make another trip to Iceland.
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Date of stay: October 2021
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jdaydreams wrote a review Nov 2021
York, United Kingdom27 contributions13 helpful votes
I've been to Iceland many times ove rthe last ten or so years but how I wished I had discovered Galtafell before - so much better than any city hotel , and I've stayed in quite a few! Galtafell is a real home from home. I rented an apartment for myself and my eleven year old granddaughter for four days. It was absolutely the best place for us with great facilities, kitchen and sepatate bedrooms. We were welcomed by JellyBelly the cat before we'd even rung the doorbell and we were greeted further by a lovely dog in the main house. Thorey is a very good host. She took note of some extra requirements I'd asked about in advance and also put us in touch with a very very reliable taxi service which we used a lot. The beds are very comfy and the house and street are very quiet. There's a lovely seven minute walk by the Lake down to one of the main town bus stops and another couple of minutes takes you right into the centre. Galtafell is in an older. part of the city full of beautiful old buildings and is , itself, quite a historic house. I'll be recommending Galtafell to anyone I know going to Iceland and I truly DO wish I'd discovered this little gem before. Thank you, Thorey!
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Date of stay: October 2021
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Room Tip: I didnt see the othe rooms as we had private entrances butI think they'd all be quiet
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Response from Thorey Bjarnadottir, General Manager at Guesthouse Galtafell
Responded Nov 18, 2021
Thank you Janet and Eden for staying with us and taking the time to write this lovely review. We do appreciate it and hope to see you again some day. All the best Thorey
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Linda S wrote a review Oct 2021
Portland, Oregon14 contributions1 helpful vote
This is a very nice and comfortable place to stay. The neighborhood is fantastic - quiet but within a short walk of the downtown shopping district, restaurants, several grocery stores, and museums. Our room was comfortable, clean, modern with a little extra sink next to the tea kettle and microwave. There was also a small refrigerator. The bathroom was spacious. Free parking on the street. The proprietor was very friendly and helpful. Good value. We would definitely stay here again. Highly recommend.
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Date of stay: October 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Response from Thorey Bjarnadottir, General Manager at Guesthouse Galtafell
Responded Nov 18, 2021
Thank you for staying with us and taking the time to write this wonderful review. Kind regards Thorey
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Magilie wrote a review Aug 2021
Paris, France24 contributions32 helpful votes
We had no contact with the owner. The place was clean and well Located but no advise about the area, no explanation about check in check out or breakfast times. So the service was really bad for the price. I will not recommend this place for the price
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Date of stay: August 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Room Tip: Parking is free around the guesthouse
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Elin E wrote a review Jun 2021
New York City, New York1 contribution
My friend and I loved our stay at Guesthouse Galtafell - one the most beautiful historical houses in Reykjavik. It is perfectly located - in a quiet and peaceful neighborhood that's only a quick walk to downtown restaurants and bars. Our apartment was cozy, immaculately clean, and we had a lovely view of the garden. The beds were super comfortable, and the check in/out process was smooth and easy. I have recommended this guesthouse to several friends, and I would definitely stay there again.
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Date of stay: May 2021
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dreamerd007 wrote a review Feb 2020
London, United Kingdom25 contributions56 helpful votes
Stayed here for 2 nights with my family over the weekend in January during our short trip to see the beautiful Iceland. the rooms were ready with my name written on it and all ready by the time we reached the guesthouse at 5pm. The room is decent size of family of 3 and has most needed utilities like microwave, fridge, hair dryer and some coffee and teas. Plenty of towels too and rooms cleaned daily. We hardly stayed in the room, but it is very quiet in the night and has great heating so keeps you warm all time. Its 5 mins walk from BSI bus terminal and 5 mins walk to high street, shops and restaurants. The landlady (sorry cant remember her name) is so sweet and helped us get a taxi to the harbour when we checked out. If we visit again, we would definitely stay here again.
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Date of stay: January 2020
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Naomi A wrote a review Jan 2020
15 contributions29 helpful votes
The room was clean, comfortable and had more amenities than we would have expected (TV, kettle, safe deposit box, mini fridge). Toilet and bathroom were both clean and nice! Staff were so welcoming and kind. We only stayed one night but would have loved to have stayed longer. When our trip the following day was cancelled due to weather conditions, staff were so helpful helping us work out somewhere to stay that night as they were already full! They also let us keep our bags there in a safe place through the day. Great stay!
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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$129 - $179 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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IcelandCapital RegionReykjavikMiðborg
NUMBER OF ROOMS
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Frequently Asked Questions about Guesthouse Galtafell
Which popular attractions are close to Guesthouse Galtafell?
Nearby attractions include Ring Road (0.2 miles), Handknitting Association of Iceland (0.3 miles), and Einar Jonsson Museum (Listasafn Einars Jonssonar) (0.2 miles).
Is parking available at Guesthouse Galtafell?
Yes, free public parking nearby is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Guesthouse Galtafell?
Conveniently located restaurants include Cafe Loki, Gandhi Indian Restaurant & Bar, and Salka Valka - Fish & More.
Is Guesthouse Galtafell located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.5 miles away from the center of Reykjavik.
Are pets allowed at Guesthouse Galtafell?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Are there any historical sites close to Guesthouse Galtafell?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Einar Jonsson Museum (Listasafn Einars Jonssonar) (0.2 miles), The Settlement Exhibition (0.5 miles), and Videy Island (2.9 miles).