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Reviewed 26 November 2016

Very nice and friendly owners, very good price included great breakfest. Location not far from city center (about 15 minutes walking distance to BSI bus station, 30 minutes walking to Harpa). Perfect place for economy stay in Reykjavik.

Thank Krzysztof G
Norwich, Connecticut
Reviewed 31 October 2016 via mobile

My wife and I stayed here late October/early November. Good night's sleep and the proprietor is quite helpful and is available. Great location with a nice night view of the Perlan and the Hallgrímskirkja tower is across the way.

Thank Stu C
Dunstable, United Kingdom
Reviewed 10 October 2016 via mobile

At first when I arrived I thought ow dear. The landlady wasn't the most warm person on arrival and we were told to take our shoes of at the door. There was a lot of drinking inside and I thought can this get any worse. We where given the key to our room which was reasonably clean with a single...

1Thank stephenquirke
Reviewed 24 September 2016 via mobile

This guesthouse is clean and the owner is really nice. Breakfast was ok and there is parking in front of the door. Location is not too far from the centre. A bit pricy for what you get but then again it is Reykjavik. I would come back here!

Thank Veronique D
Reviewed 12 September 2016 via mobile

Conveniently located close to downtown Reykjavik. Quiet neighborhood but within easy walking distance to all the best tourist attractions in Reykjavik . Great breakfast buffet. Feels like home away from home.

1Thank Hulda S
Plano, Texas
Reviewed 19 August 2016 via mobile

We visited for a family reunion of 12. Our room was small, clean and comfortable. I slept very well. Apparently some rooms, esp. at the lower level, were not as nice according to other family members. We counted 3 showers for the guest house. It's not a lot esp. when at least one was also a toilet facility. We didn't...

1Thank Kidoma
Reviewed 11 August 2016 via mobile

We stated here 7-11 Aug 2016. We were greeted and shown to our downstairs room. It was basic, but comfortable. It had a sink for washing. Everything was clean. We had to share a bathroom, but it was not an issue. The breakfast was continental style and very generous. Our host was most pleasant. Please take the time to talk...

Thank DanceDoctor1
Reviewed 2 August 2016

I booked this guesthouse on very short notice, so got a good deal. My son and I stayed in a twin room with a sink. The room was spotless, as were the shared shower and toilet in the hallway. The place is quiet and has good dark curtains for summer sleeping. The breakfast is excellent, with fresh baked bread and...

Thank Reena M
Loveland, Colorado
Reviewed 24 July 2016 via mobile

Friends and I hiked the Laugevegur trail in Iceland and toured other parts as well. Reviews for this guesthouse were favorable and it looked walking distance to the hub of Reykjavik so I booked the days before and after our backpacking trek. Though this place isn't in city center it was certainly close enough to everything to easily get around....

Thank Suzanne S
Reviewed 20 July 2016

The owner needs to smile - even a little. He is not welcoming at all while checking in. For the rate you pay you are short changed. The rooms are small with a tiny sink. The shared Bathroom needed a good clean (dust in the corners). The breakfast room is too small and you have to wait for your turn...

Thank sunshinelb

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Alba Guesthouse has been open since June 2004, well established with a personal touch from many years in working with travelers from around the world. The house was built in 1944 as a family house for Sigurvin Einarsson and his wife Jorina G. Jonsdottir, grandparents of Alba Guesthouse former owner. The house was renovated before opening as a guesthouse, inside, outside and the garden. Alba has 12 rooms with shared facilities, including family rooms that can accommodate up to 4 people. Owners since April 2013 are Harpa Sigfusdottir and THorsteinn Fridthjofsson. ... more   less 

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Address: Eskihlid 3, Reykjavik 105, Iceland
Region: Iceland > Capital Region > Reykjavik
Price Range: $117 - $345 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Alba Guesthouse 2*
Number of rooms: 10
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