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“Shabby studio”
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4th Floor Hotel
Ranked #47 of 52 Hotels in Reykjavik
Barcelona, España
Level 6 Contributor
242 reviews
53 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
“Shabby studio”
Reviewed August 25, 2012

Taking into account how expensive accommodation in Reykjiavík is, we chose this hotel because of its price. We got a shabby studio, not really a hotel room, across the street from the hotel.
Basic staff: bed, shower, a small kitchen. We thought about switching places but didnt.
However, I must say that the staff at the reception is really friendly and helpful.
Free wifi on the cafe next door (where breakfast is served) and free computers for guests.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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Reviewed August 22, 2012

I’m just back from staying at this hotel and was very impressed. I arrived in the early hours of the morning (well about 1am) due to flight timings. When I checked in, I had been upgraded to a double room (I had originally booked for a single room as I was travelling on my own). As a first impression, this was good. My room was absolutely fine and I could not fault it at all. Simple and modern and very clean. The room was cleaned every day.

The hotel is on the 4th floor (hence the name) although the reception area and area where breakfast is served is on the ground floor. The bathroom/shower facilities are shared, although I didn’t find this a problem and never had to wait until someone else was finished using the shower/bathroom. The location of the hotel is superb as it is right in the middle of down Reykjavik. Staff were very helpful too and can arrange car hire/trips for you at reception.

All in all, a good experience and I would definitely return to this hotel. Good breakfast, great location, very helpful and nice staff and hotel is very clean.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled solo
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Canada
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101 reviews
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Reviewed August 19, 2012

This is a good place to stay if you want to sleep in a clean room and be in a central location for a fairly inexpensive price. We paid a bit extra to have our own bathroom and it was very worthwhile! The room was small, but had been recently updated and was quiet apart from some street noise. The staff were pleasant and let us check in a bit early, which is always appreciated. Walking distance to the downtown shopping core was about 5-10 minutes.

If renting a car, parking will be an issue, as their lot only accommodates two or three cars. Since it is a downtown location, we ended up having to pay for parking in a paid lot a block away, but it wasn't particularly expensive to do this. (If you consider that it costs $25 a day to park at some Canadian hotels-ahem, Marriott--the $5 a day was not too bad).

One thing that was awesome about this place was the free breakfast, which is a nice buffet. It is a good deal, because most stores and restaurants Reykjavik don't open until ten or eleven, so if you wake up early there is nowhere to eat for breakfast.

Overall, a good place to stay if you are interested in staying in private accommodations that are good value.

  • Stayed August 2012
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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13 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed July 31, 2012

The staff were the friendliest that i met while in iceland. It was a good budget option, and everything was close by. I guess the only thing that isnt so great is there arent many bathrooms. But at least you have your own sink.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled solo
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Chicago, Illinois
Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed July 28, 2012

Nice hotel, clean room and bathroom, good location (we were walking distance from most everything in the city), and at a good price. Decor was fun, hotel staff was very friendly. We were able to park in the garage for free. Complimentary breakfast buffett was decent. Only negative was room temp was hot and we had difficulty cooling it down with open windows and the AC/fan. Would definitely return and stay here while in Reykjavik.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
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Helsinki, Finland
Level 5 Contributor
63 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed July 27, 2012

Located on the main street, this little hotel offers a pleasant stay for reasonable price. Rooms were clean and nice (I liked the decor, even though it wasn't that fancy). We stayed here two different times during our trip and the first room we got was bigger than the one we booked - very nice and lots of space. The second room was the basic twin room, a lot smaller but ok. Breakfast was abundant and nice, served in a comfortable cafe / bar downstairs.

The staff was extremely friendly, flexible and helpful. They kept our luggage in their tiny office while we traveled in other parts of Iceland and they did everything they could to get the promised internet access working (wifi didn't work, so we got a cable which didn't work either, and finally a mobile 3g-drive).

The only negative thing was that the hotel is in the corner of a bigger street, Snorrabraut, and the traffic was quite noisy also in the night time.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
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Toronto, Canada
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed July 9, 2012

Pros
- good location, easy access to convenient stores, downtown life, bus stops and etc
- friendly staff
- includes breakfast

Cons
- small room but sufficient space for a short stay
- no onsite parking, but free parking nearby (at the police station during non-working hours or the street next to the police station)

Overall, it was satisfying experience. My boyfriend and I only stayed there for one night, so it was good enough for us. Easy walk to many restaurants and shops in downtown Reykjavik

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
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Property: 4th Floor Hotel
Address: Snorrabraut 29 | Laugavegur 101, Reykjavik 105, Iceland
Location: Iceland > Capital Region > Reykjavik
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #47 of 52 Hotels in Reykjavik
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — 4th Floor Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 30
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
4th Floor Hotel operates as both a boutique and a budget conscious hotel with affordable rooms suited to all the needs of our guests. Location, we got that covered! The main shopping street, Laugavegur, begins at our hotel. Car rental and coffee bar on site at the hotel! Free breakfast! Free wifi! ... more   less 
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