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“With Friendly Little Elves all around, how can you go wrong?”
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Alfholl Guesthouse
Ranked #80 of 107 Reykjavik B&B and Inns
Toronto
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119 reviews
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“With Friendly Little Elves all around, how can you go wrong?”
Reviewed June 23, 2009

I stayed at the Alfholl twice in June 2009...on a Friday, and then the following Friday and Saturday. I lucked out, because we were upgraded to the Studio suites - these suites are "sweet". Private bathroom, useful kitchenette, and because they are on the top floor, you can not hear the opening and closing of doors throughout the house (damn elves!). Kristjan (the owner) was very helpful in allowing us to store our luggage prior to check-out, and checking us in early (i.e., 9:00am when flight arrived) since a room was free.

The Alfholl location is fantastic! It is a 1.5 minute walk away from downtown, and is very close to the old harbour - which is off the beaten track and has significantly less expensive dining options. I highly recommend this guesthouse.

  • Stayed June 2009, traveled with friends
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New Brunswick
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Reviewed June 14, 2009

This is a very good place and has a great location, close to everything. The owner is present most of the time and the rooms we occupied had a balcony and a patio respectively. They were both v. quiet and clean and a good basic buffet breakfast was provided. Highly recommended.

  • Stayed June 2009, traveled with friends
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San Diego, CA
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed July 20, 2008

You're not going to get a swank hotel experience here but what you will get is a basic, decent place to stay with clean and comfortable rooms and with a shared kitchen (breakfast included). Given that Reykjavik is so expensive, this suited us just fine. The location is good - on a quiet street near the harbor and a 5-10 min walk from all the action.

  • Stayed June 2008, traveled as a couple
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Stornoway, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed September 13, 2007

Stayed for 4 nights. The location is close to central Reykjavik and on a relatively quiet street. The rooms are furnished with nice old wooden furniture.

Mattresses were very soft and after several nights you begin to notice it with your back. The shower and toilet is shared between multiple rooms and is not cleaned regularly and our own room sheets weren't changed throughout the time we were there.

Breakfast is basic, cheap supermarket bread etc no fruit. The kitchen is very small so it can be cramped if the guesthouse is full but you get to know your fellow travellers.

There is free wifi throughout and you can arrange for the airport minibus to pickup from the Metropolitan Hotel down the street if you are leaving for Keflavik.

On the whole an ok place to stay but it would be nice if the management invested more in mattresses, regular cleaning and better breakfasts.

  • Stayed August 2007, traveled as a couple
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Arnhem, The Netherlands
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Reviewed September 10, 2007

This is a nice guesthouse, just 2 minutes walk from downtown Reykjavik, but in a quiet street. The rooms are nice and clean, with comfortable double or twinbeds. You need to share the bathroom, but that's okay for me and they are clean as well.
Too bad that it's still an expensive place, although it's one of the cheapest in summer I could find. And it's expensive everywhere on Iceland, so...

  • Stayed July 2007, traveled as a couple
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Tucson, Arizona
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
Reviewed June 29, 2006

Very nice and quiet. Excellent location blocks from city center. Friendly management.
Would definitely stay there again on another visit.

Stayed June 2006
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Property: Alfholl Guesthouse
Address: Ranargata, Reykjavik 101, Iceland
Location: Iceland > Capital Region > Reykjavik
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Ranked #80 of 107 B&Bs / Inns in Reykjavik
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 9
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