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Aurora Guesthouse
Ranked #25 of 108 Reykjavik B&B and Inns
Reviewed June 4, 2013

Guest house was clean; shared washroom/WC with shower; breakfast had a lot of variety; price was reasonable as everything in Iceland is expensive; Siggi, the owner was pleasant; wi-fi available. Overall, a good experience

  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled with friends
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Reviewed August 3, 2012

We stayed here only for one night thankfully.
The place was very clean although very small, there was hardly room to move in reception & the breakfast area was so small you had to move from your seat to let people past.
At 17,500K for a room without ensuite, it is overpriced.
The receptionist never smiled once & was minimal in conversation with all guests.
i can't recommend this place at all. There are other places nearby that offer better value

  • Stayed: July 2012, traveled with family
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5  Thank Martutd
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Reviewed July 6, 2012

We stayed 3 nights here. This guesthouse is just a 5 minutes walk away from central Reykjavik boulevard and the church. The room was clean and the breakfast okay. The free WIFI network was reasonable fast and always working. The stuff was always friendly and helpful.

  • Stayed: July 2012, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank FRY2311
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Reviewed August 19, 2011

The guesthouse is located in the city center, close to the church and animated streets : perfect. But we have got 3 rooms, in fact cellars transformed into so called appartments !
low ceilings, small windows, and almost no way to get fresh air. Windows located at the level of the road, bringing much noise. No phonic isolation with upper flows ; this is what you can test when your neighbours come back at 2am. Sourroundings are not clean and bathrooms are far to be according to the islandic standard in term of cleanliness.

  • Stayed: August 2011, traveled with family
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2  Thank fabien l
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Sigurdur H, Owner at Aurora Guesthouse, responded to this reviewResponded September 23, 2011

Hello Fabien

I am so sorry that you didn’t like your stay in my house , you should have talked to me to tell me this.
If you come back to Iceland I would like to offer you free stay in my house and I hope that would change your opinion.

I have 1 problem regarding you review, that is the picture that you took in to closed and locked storages’ room and you call laundry room.(All laundry for the Guesthouses is washed and stored in Aurora)
That picture has nothing to do with guest staying in my house or your review, so I want to ask you to delete that picture.

Thanks in advance and hope to see you some day.

Best regards
Siggi

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Reviewed August 18, 2011

We stayed at the hotel in two different rooms, at the beginning (Andrea Building) and at the end (Aurora Building) of our road trip in Iceland. Both times the pros and the cons were the same. Starting from the positives, the guesthouse is located in the centre of Reykjavik, in a walking distance from the BSI Station and the main sights of the town. The room was clean and the breakfast was more than satisfying (although the space was small for such a big guesthouse). The owner was very friendly and helpful and despite our late (at 02:00 A.M.) arrival in the first time, everything was organized correctly.
The main disadvantages are two: the noise and the bathroom. Due to the difficult locks and the lack of sound insulation, a late arrival can wake up all the building. The steps are narrow and this makes it even harder. On the bathroom issue, during our first stay, the wash-basin was located in the same space with the shower so you definitely didn’t want to have a shower barefooted. Finally, there is only one shower/wc room in each floor which has 6-7 rooms, so in the worst situation 14 people will need the bathroom simultaneously and the queue will be long, especially in the morning.

  • Stayed: August 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed August 3, 2011

Great location a few minutes from City Centre and just around the corner from Hallgrímskirkja - you can't get lost. Basic but value for money. Clean, good beds, many of the rooms have wash basins. The owner was very helpful, first by letting me in early (it wasn't high season yet) and later by making phone calls to sort out a booking problem with a tour company. Although this guest house is not on the list served by the Flybus, you can take a ticket to and from guesthouse Sunna, which is just 50 meters away.

  • Stayed: June 2011, traveled solo
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1  Thank wasdaar
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Reviewed August 2, 2011

Let's forget the (short) queue for bathroom, and the small breakfast area... this is a very lovely place, very clean, and offering warm, oven cooked bread for breakfast. The owner is very nice too, and it's 5 mins walk from the main street. I will go back there !

Stayed: July 2011, traveled as a couple
Thank FredDoor
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Additional Information about Aurora Guesthouse

Address: Freyjugata 24, Reykjavik 101, Iceland
Location: Iceland > Capital Region > Reykjavik > Miõborg
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free Parking Kitchenette
Hotel Style:
Ranked #25 of 108 B&Bs / Inns in Reykjavik
Price Range: $95 - $186 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Aurora Guesthouse 2*
Number of rooms: 15
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Aurora Guesthouse is family owned and offers you affordable and comfortable accommodation located in the old part of Reykjavik, Thingholt neighborhood, in a quiet street only minutes walk to some of the main tourist attractions and the heart of the cities cafes, galleries and clubs. Whether you are a solo traveller, a couple, with a group of friends or your family; we have the perfect accommodation for you. We have a variety of rooms in shared or private facilities with made up beds. All guests have access to kitchen facilities whether you are staying in our private or shared accommodation. Are you wanting to book a tour without lining up or getting lost in Tourist Information? Do you want to try an iconic Icelandic Hot Dog or some fabulous Lobster Soup? Come and meet our friendly team who can assist you with this and more; to help your enjoy your Icelandic adventure! A delicious continental breakfast is also included with your stay. ... more   less 
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