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Reviewed July 3, 2016 via mobile

Although centrally located, Gula Villan Guesthouse is quite overpriced for its value. The beds are ok and the rooms are nice, but the bathrooms are shared and for the high price we paid, breakfast definitely should have been included (since its apparently a B&B). Also, there wasn't much space to relax.

I'd say that we should've paid about half of what they charged us. If there are other places in town, I'd stay there first. This was our most expensive stay in Iceland.

Date of stay: June 2016
Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Reviewed May 31, 2016

Grate location few steps from city center.
The kitchen is very well equipped with free coffee.
Our room was spacious in the ground floor.
Close to the public thermal pool.
Easy to get from the main road.

Room tip: ask for ground floor
Date of stay: May 2016
  • Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Thank YC468
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Reviewed October 14, 2015

Appeared to be a nice place, request not to be in the lower level. The stairs are quite treacherous going up to the kitchen and common area. The rooms were clean but the sheets were so thin and full of holes. We had to wait for someone to come and meet us and this was in the afternoon. Nobody is on sight ever. It is central and you can walk to the downtown area, however, it gets quite loud, especially on the weekends, as there is a dorm building nearby with a lot of young people partying in it.

Room tip: Rooms facing the street may be quieter. Ask not to be put into the lower level rooms.
Date of stay: September 2015
  • Trip type: Traveled with friends
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Thank cpm15
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Reviewed September 14, 2015

This is the only guest house we stayed in on our two week tour around Iceland, and when we turned up here we were a bit unsure about it. We subsequently found out that there was a three day annual festival going on that weekend in Akureyi to celebrate ts foundation, many many years ago. So perhaps as the festival is always in the calendar, maybe transient tourists like ourselves come second in the running order that weekend.
It has a very central location, just up from the main street so great from that perspective. Having found the place quite easily we checked in, via the buzzer where you get through to a chap who then comes along and lets you in. Very quaint.
It is in effect a house that has been converted into a guest house. We had the basement and although I agree with other reviewers that the stairs down to this area are almost lethal, if you go down backwards you will be fine. Sounds daft, but try it you'd be surprised. BTW, you can take your luggage in around the side / back door so no problem.
The room was quite large with a small "second" single bedroom with kettle, tea, coffee etc. We used this area for our cases. The shower worked well and the water was hot. The radiators worked and the wifi was great throughout the house. Two armchairs allowed us to relax and catch up on things.
Breakfast was a cold buffet provided in wicker baskets for each room / guest, and there was plenty in there to get you going. If it is not enough then you are 100 metres from the main street where there are plenty of eateries, including the main bakery.
Our room had private facilities which is what we requested, so no problem there, and and I think all the others shared the various bathrooms spread across the house. There were some dormitory type rooms sleeping 6 - 8, so hence to me the place is more youth hostel than guest house, especially the provision of the cold basket breakfast and use of kitchen facilities. I agree that it sounded a bit noisy when others were using the next floor above, (main ground floor) but all you need is a set of ear plugs - these are only £10 / €15 or so and work wonders. You can use the kitchen, and the presence of a filter coffee machine came as a welcome relief in the morning, a couple of journeys down the staircase one cup at a time, and we were sorted.
Actually, we slept very well here.
The location is great, the breakfast was perfectly adequate, the room clean and the water hot. The wifi worked well with no signal drop off.
All in all, it was good.

Date of stay: August 2015
  • Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Thank MartinW800
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Reviewed August 19, 2015

This guesthouse is centrally located, not that Akureyri is that big anyway. We were booked into another guesthouse but were moved to this one by the managers. It was no hassle for us but something that you should be aware might happen. Each floor has a bathroom and kitchen area. We were woken up early by a very noisy large tour group using the kitchen. The bedrooms are clean and comfortable and what you'd expect from a budget hotel.

Date of stay: July 2015
  • Trip type: Traveled with friends
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Thank Gina M
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