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Guesthouse Galtafell
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Campbell River, British Columbia, Canada
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15 reviews
9 hotel reviews
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“Everything was perfect at Guesthouse Galtafell”
Reviewed May 6, 2014

We loved it here. It has everything...the hosts are friendly and helpful, comfortable beds, delicious ample breakfasts and the location is perfect. Parking is free in the area. It's quiet and yet just a 7 minute walk into town. Galtafell is perfect for singles, couples or families. It is the perfect place to stay in Reykjavik!

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  • Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
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Stockholm, Sweden
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed March 23, 2014

We had a nice apartment that suited us perfectly. The beds were so good and it was nice and quiet in the night. The host and hostess were so friendly and helpful and it was very nice to sit together with the other guests at breakfast. It felt like being in someone's home. We will come back!

  • Stayed March 2014
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New York City, New York
Level 4 Contributor
30 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed March 6, 2014

I really liked staying at this guest house. We were in a small studio apartment right next to the hotel (not within the main hotel building). I thought the apartment was very well appointed and comfortable. There are a number of larger hotels on the other side of the town, but we really enjoyed being situated in a neighborhood close to the church. Easily walkable to shops, sights, restaurants, etc. The owner is very friendly and helpful in organizing tours or dinner reservations. We had a great experience here.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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2 Thank Ktraveler2013
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Grimstad, Norway
Level 3 Contributor
19 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed February 13, 2014

We stayed here 4 nights in February, and had a lovely time! The apartment was cosy, clean and warm, the breakfast was simple and fresh and the owners was really nice, giving us lots of tips and interesting stories of Iceland in the summer. And the fattest cat I have ever seen in my life, Jellybelly!

I would defiantly try to book here the next time I go to Reykjavik!

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
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Coimbatore, India
Level 6 Contributor
154 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 153 helpful votes
Reviewed December 2, 2013

Highly recommendable! A few minutes from the domestic airport and just another few minutes to the city centre, this place is located perfectly. It is also very close to the City pond and the best and most popular Hot Dog Stand in Reykjavik. We booked a double room with a private bath and got more than what we expected. It was our first time at a guesthouse but I'm glad that Galtafell got to be our first choice! We stayed on the ground floor which had a small living room, a full-fledged kitchenette, a bath and a bedroom. Clean and spacious. Warm and airy. Breakfast is served at their residence on top at a huge dining table with lots of food and lots of music so good you won't feel like leaving the table.
The hosts, Thorae & Arni were extremely welcoming and hospitable. And not to mention helpful. We just mentioned our flight timings and when they realized that they too had a flight at around the same time, they just offered to give us a ride to the airport without even thinking twice! We were very lucky to have chosen Galtafell. Thanks a lot Thorae & Arni!

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
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1 Thank KanchM
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Gothenburg, Sweden
Level 5 Contributor
61 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed October 8, 2013

A very friendly Place where you will meet travellers of all ages and from many countries. The breakfasts are enjoyable with lots of possibilities for a chat or two. Nice breakfast, sort of ordinary rooms with very comfortable beds. Nicely situated Close to the center and a short walk from the airportbus. Strongly recommended.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Mexico City, Mexico
Level 1 Contributor
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed September 13, 2013

A beautiful house close to every where in Reykjavik by walking (domestic airport, parlament, downtown, bus station), with unforgettable hosts and a singular breakfast meeting people from different countries, listening to nice music, and delicious fresh food.
It was a very pleasant experience

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
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1 Thank CesarArturo
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Property: Guesthouse Galtafell
Address: Laufasvegur 46, Reykjavik 101, Iceland
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Location: Iceland > Capital Region > Reykjavik > Miõborg
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #5 of 107 Specialty Lodging in Reykjavik
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Guesthouse Galtafell 3*
Number of rooms: 7
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Galtafell is located in the heart of Reykjavik, within easy reach of all major activities. Our bright and non smoking suites are comfortably furnished and all have private entrance. Every suite consists of a bedroom, bathroom, living room and a fully equipped kitchen corner. Laundry facilities are in the building. The apartments can comfortably room up to four persons and bed linen and towels are provided. We also offer double or single rooms. ... more   less 
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