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Our House
Ranked #22 of 102 Specialty Lodging in Reykjavik
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Vienna, Virginia
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14 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Best Place Ever”
Reviewed July 13, 2012

I dont even know where to start. This place was great. I was able to relax when I wanted, but still hang out and meet plenty of great new people. Ernesto the caretaker could not have been more helpful. He printed out bus schedules for me and marked exactly what my options were for heading out to hike Mt Esja. It is really is like you're staying at a friends house in Reykjavik.

Stayed July 2012, traveled solo
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Reviewed July 3, 2012

I would return tomorrow if I could. Bedda and her caretaker Ernesto provide the warmest welcome anyone could imagine. Our House is a home from home, quirky, fun and stuffed full of amazing things, entertainment (were it needed) and information. Ideally located for the centre of Reykjavik, but without the noise, and very easy to find. Just like Iceland, it totally rocks! Follow on FB for regular updates.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled solo
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Edwardsville, Illinois
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed June 26, 2012

Our stay at Our House was very pleasant. The host was extremely friendly and helpful, answering any questions and making suggestions when requested. The location was wonderful, with just a short walk to all of the major sights. The kitchen was well-stocked and large enough to accommodate the guests staying in the hostel. Everything was very clean and organized. We would definitely stay at this hostel again!

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
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Ancaster, Canada
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed June 21, 2012

The owner Bedda has thought of everything when it comes to making guests feel welcome and relaxed. I stayed in the 4 bed dorm room and found it very comfortable.
The place has a great energy and offers an opportunity to meet other travellers. Stop looking and book here - you won't be disappointed.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled solo
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Tampa, Florida
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
Reviewed June 19, 2012

Stayed in the private twin bunk room with my teenage daughter. Bathrooms are shared but this was never a problem. My daughter loved Bedda. She reminds you of a middle school teacher. Outgoing. Helpful. Caring. Instructional. The location could not be better. Right next to the church. And literally two minutes from downtown. Which is abouts small a downtown as you will ever see :-). Our House is clean, cozy and warm. Highly recommend Our House. Ruben in Tampa, Florida.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with family
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Macau, China
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Reviewed June 12, 2012

The place is operated by the house owner Bedda. She is extraordinary caring an helping. The sauna room and jacuzzi are fab! Something even expensive hotel cannot offer. Great value and nice people!!

  • Stayed October 2011
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Norwich
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed June 6, 2012

A fabulous place to stay in Iceland - we felt really welcome and at home here. The location is excellent - right in the heart of the city with shops, cafes and bars on your doorstep. We were encouraged to treat the guesthouse like our home - using the kitchen whenever we liked, chilling out with a book in the comfy lounge area or using the sauna after a day of exploring. There is a fab atmosphere between guests - it's a laid back, social place - Bedda takes pictures of all guests as they arrive and places them in reception so you always know who is staying with you. There are a good selection of maps and leaflets available to help you plan your trip in Iceland. There is also a useful noticeboard which is updated every day with events happening around town so you get a chance to do things you may have missed. The breakfast is self service and there is a basic but good selection of cereal, toast, cheese, juice, tea/coffee - you can help yourself at any time in the morning. If you like somewhere with the personal touch, don't hesitate to book this place!

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled as a couple
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Property: Our House
Address: Karastigur 12, Reykjavik 101, Iceland
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Location: Iceland > Capital Region > Reykjavik > Miõborg
Hotel Style:
Ranked #22 of 102 Specialty Lodging in Reykjavik
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2 star — Our House 2*
Number of rooms: 6
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
This guesthouse is located right in the city centre, surrounded by quirky little shops, bars, cafés and museums. Kárastígur is a residential downtown side street only a few steps away from the main shopping street and the iconic Hallgrímskirkja church. We call it a guesthouse but you could also call it a hostel or a Bed and breakfast with more emphasis on the bed than the breakfast. We run it but the guests pretty much take care of themselves. You get your own key, the facilities are all included in the price, and all you have to do is make yourself at home. ... more   less 
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