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Laufasvegur 46, Reykjavik 101 Iceland
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#8 of 186 Specialty lodging in Reykjavik
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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Free public parking nearby
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Elin E wrote a review Jun 13
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
dreamerd007 wrote a review Feb 2020
London, United Kingdom23 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
3 Helpful votes
Naomi A wrote a review Jan 2020
15 contributions1 helpful vote
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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Soo Soo B wrote a review Nov 2019
London, United Kingdom158 contributions45 helpful votes
Guesthouse Galtafell is a cosy quirky family business run by the charming Mrs Thorey Bjarnadottir, well located and close to the old Town and 5 minutes walk from BSI bus station. I had a fairytale stay in her White Castle with a cute white cat and a labrador in a one bed apartment at garden level. The apartment was well lit with dual aspect windows overlooking the garden; a small well equipped kitchenette if you need to cook which I didn’t. Teas and coffees are provided. It was very clean and cosy with a wooden heated floor. I had the best sleep in the most comfortable bed. There was a flat screen satellite TV with English channels BBC and ITV amongst the many channels in the living room. Fluffy white towels were changed every day. Bath with a huge shower head over giving a strong stream of hot water. Breakfast every morning was served in the upstairs dining room. A plentiful buffet of cereals, different milks including soya and oat milk; selection of cheeses, boiled eggs; fresh fruits, breads, croissant and pastries. It was a wonderful stay in a character filled guesthouse with family photos and other family ornaments. I have stayed in hotels all over the world but Mrs Bjarnadottir’s and the Galtafell Guesthouse has to be one of the most memorable stays I have experienced. I hope to return to Reykjavik and the Galtafell Guesthouse is the only place I would stay.
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Date of stay: November 2019Trip type: Traveled solo
2 Helpful votes
Earl wrote a review Oct 2019
Sydney, Australia12 contributions13 helpful votes
My partner and I stayed here at the beginning and end of our 10 day Iceland trip and it was a very convenient location - a short walk away from the city centre but there is room for free street parking. The check in process is very no-frills, guest names and room directions were left at the main entrance door and the keys were in the rooms so we didn't actually enter the main reception area throughout our stay! The room itself was nicely appointed and we enjoyed our stay. The owners also have a very nice cat that hangs out in the garden looking for a pat.
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Date of stay: September 2019
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$58 - $198 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
IcelandCapital RegionReykjavikMiðborg
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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 Salka Valka - Fish & More, Gandhi Indian Restaurant & Bar, and Kol Restaurant.
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).