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Singapore, Singapore
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20 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 October 2016

We had issues with our booking and called the guesthouse 3 times to rectify the problem. We were told to speak to the manager by the booking company. The woman on the line (she sounded over 40) was rude and standoff-ish, she just kept trying to shift the blame and refused to help out. Rudest person in Iceland. We tried... More 

Thank candi t
Santa Fe, New Mexico
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31 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 August 2016

This is a great option for a reasonable price (by Icelandic standards) in one of the most beautiful spots in the Westfjords. Everything is in within walking distance, and you even get a discount at the excellent restaurant at Hotel Isafjordur. The rooms are clean and spacious, and though the bathrooms are shared there are plenty even with a full... More 

Thank C R
New York City, New York
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75 reviews
38 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 August 2016

I adore Ísafjörður! It's one of the most arrestingly beautiful spots on earth, built on a little spit of land sheltered by the steep sides of the fjord. Gamla Guesthouse is just feet from the breaker wall/beach, where I've enjoyed some of the most stunning sunsets on Earth. Also right around the corner from the local pub Húsið, which features... More 

Thank Evan F
Edmonton, Canada
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39 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 July 2016 via mobile

Our room was pretty simple, 2 twin bed, 2 night stands and a chair. There is a sink in the room and on the upper floor there are 6 rooms that share 3 toilets and 2 showers. The front end staff are helpful and pleasant. The guesthouse is located in the old harbour but Isafjordur is such a small place... More 

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Lisbon, Portugal
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105 reviews
27 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 June 2016

It isn't cheap but it is slightly cheaper than a hotel. About 163 Euros for a double room with a shared WC and bathroom down the hall. The breakfast buffet is modest but decent. Atmosphere is cosy, charming, relaxing -- just the thing after a long hike! Free wifi and overall clean, well-appointed, lovely place to stay.

Thank Brenaj
New York, N.Y.
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87 reviews
25 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 September 2015

I booked a coed sleeping bag accommodation here. I was extremely happy to find I had a whole room to myself with four beds in the room. The shared bathroom across the hall was spotless and no problems with sharing with others in the building. This is a property of the Hotel Isafjordur, and was likewise terrifically located right on... More 

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San Diego
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44 reviews
27 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 February 2015

This little town is charming and so is the guesthouse. Small but cozy with reasonable sized rooms, the usual comfy beds and good breakfast. No frills but very clean. Shared bathroom and kitchen. Take a walk around town, it is very pretty.

2 Thank PetPeeves
San Jose, California
1 review
Reviewed 10 August 2014

Staff is extremely friendly and helpful! Also knowledgeable about the area attractions. Good location, right in the middle of the town center, breakfast looks great! Definitely highly recommended to everyone.

Thank Larry L
Kitchener, Canada
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7 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 27 July 2014

I traveled to Ísafjörður for a guided kayak tour with Borea Adventures. I booked one night before and after the trip respectively. I had different rooms. I stayed in a private room with sleeping bag accomodation. Those rooms are in a different building 30 m away from the main house. Breakfast was not included. I spotted 5 rooms with 2... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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11 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 July 2014

Such a wonderful, cozy guesthouse, it felt like staying with Grandma. Everything was clean, the other guests were quiet, towels were provided for sleeping bag accommodation, reception desk was extremely helpful. I had a great experience at Gamla's Guesthouse!

Thank Rox K

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Gamla Guesthouse has two separate houses, one offering typical guesthouse accommodation in 8 rooms, and one offering sleeping bag accommodation for those on a budget. Both have breakfast and cooking facilities. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Gamla Guesthouse

Address: Managotu 5, Isafjordur 400, Iceland
Region: Iceland > Westfjords Region > Isafjordur
Price Range: $152 - $185 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Gamla Guesthouse 2.5*
Number of rooms: 10
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See which rooms travellers prefer

“Avoid all rooms here”
 of 5 bubbles candit900, 3 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Rooms 108 & 109 are farthest from the stairs”
 of 5 bubbles cocor317, 15 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Rooms upstairs are quietest.”
 of 5 bubbles 153evanf, 8 Aug 2016 | Read review
“The guesthouse is a two-storey building, without lifts.”
 of 5 bubbles Marmottalotte, 29 Jun 2013 | Read review
“Avoid rooms near reception if you want to get some sleep.”
 of 5 bubbles PedroMoura886, 8 Jul 2012 | Read review
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