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House of the Spirits

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04/06/2017 05/06/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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Yaroslavl, Russia
Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

We book the " house of spirits " in the last moment , since 90% of everything was already booked .And this place had not the best rating on booking com . But I want to say that it's a really great place . Right away when we come in , we felt like at home .So cozy and cute...

1Thank lexa l
Reviewed 9 January 2017 via mobile

Stayed here two nites recently before joining a photography tour to south. Caught the flybus from the Keflavik airport to this apartment. It has no signboard. The owner gave me detailed instructions on how to get there. I booked the one bedroom apartment. Breakfast is provided in the fridge and cupboards. You can cook there. The room is clean and...

Thank JamesKMTan
Reviewed 30 December 2016

We chose this place after carefully reading all the reviews and it was ideal. Clean, comfortable, self contained, well located- we couldn't have chosen better. We reached Reykjavik a little late and when we reached the guesthouse there was no one around. But little notes left for us led us to our room and advised about keys, wifi access etc....

1Thank Wanderworld13
Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

Fantastic central location in Reykjavik. Our apartment was very clean and comfortable. There were Lots of thoughtful finishing touches in our room such as cereal, local maps and leaflets. Would recommend.

Thank Helena V
Keene, New Hampshire
Reviewed 27 September 2016 via mobile

This was my third stay at the House of the Spirits. The location in 101 Reykjavik is ideal; near the harbor and many great places to eat and shop. It's essentially next door to the central city library which contains the Reykjavik Photography Museum, one of my favorite museums in the city. The apartment is just a short walk to...

1Thank Rod G
Sugarloaf, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 13 September 2016

The location was very good and being that most places in the city were full up, I was happy to find this place. It was very clean. It seems to be an old house and therefore has rather thin walls. I guess you could say it has character in that respect. I couldn't lock the door, which was a bit...

1Thank 13sherryr
Toronto, Canada
Reviewed 4 September 2016 via mobile

The studio apartment was spacious , clean & comfortable. Construction just outside meant no water 1 day and no power on another, a very good choice for the independent traveller who do not need or want constant room service or fancy amenities. Big annoyance was the water. Choice was either scalding hot or icy cold. Showering was an unpleasant trial....

1Thank bankrbear
West Hartlepool, null, United Kingdom
Reviewed 25 August 2016 via mobile

We had a basement flat which was a good size but a bit shabby. Nightlife and main square are both about 5 mins walk away so if you don't mind a few nights in a substandard apartment for half the price of a hotel in Reykjavik then it's fine

Thank Stuart C
Reviewed 24 August 2016 via mobile

The pictures presented are not what the place looks like now. We were ground level pretty much a bed put in a kitchen. Floors in bad shape. Bathroom extremely small, shower curtain gross with mold. Windows broken with old yellow shades. Linens old . Places needs to be renovated. Just bad!

Thank Laura M
Reviewed 22 August 2016 via mobile

Gunnar could not have been a more gracious host. From the moment I first reached out to the very end of my stay, he was always helpful and considerate of my experience at House of Spirits. He provided my with very detailed information around Reykjavik and tours throughout Iceland. He was responsive to my inquiries and made appropriate suggestions to...

Thank Frank L

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We offer elegant studio-apartments and bigger apartments for reasonable price in the centre of downtown Reykjavik. We also offer excursions with a private driver-guide, in a private vehicle. ... more   less 

Additional Information about House of the Spirits

Address: Gardastraeti 8, Reykjavik 101, Iceland
Region: Iceland > Capital Region > Reykjavik
Price Range: $192 - $281 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 7
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“They have rooms that will accommodate parents and a kid or tow”
pinia10, 14 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Choose 2nd or 3rd floors to minimize noise from other visitors walking past your room. Our area was nice and quiet.”
472JimW, 13 Jun 2016 | Read review
“The old harbor and great eats are really close by. Reykjavik Photography Museum close by too -- free.”
rodg693, 5 Aug 2015 | Read review
“Book early and tell Gunner what you want.”
OKdon, 28 Jun 2015 | Read review
“just let Gunnar know what you need and he will set you up with the best room for you”
955luanam, 21 Jun 2015 | Read review
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