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Athens, Greece
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24 reviews
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Reviewed 28 June 2016

+ Warm and cozy Great location with trees around like in a small forest. Clean. Friendly staff and great breakfast( I really enjoined the waffles you bake on your own ). Extra bonus the hot tubes ,it was a nice experience bathing in a hot tub at night with snow around and freezing temperature 😊 - A hairdryer would be... More 

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San Francisco, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 June 2016

I'm reluctant to write this review but feel people need to be aware of the product before booking. I stayed at Gesthus Selfoss 4 nights in May and am amazed at the high reviews. I couldn't wait to leave and would have but the area was heavily booked. The walls are super thin in these duplex cabin-style rooms. When our... More 

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Olafur G, Owner at Gesthus Selfoss, responded to this review

Dear John Nobody should stay in a Guesthouse he is unsatisfaid with and I really wander why you never talked to us and asked to check out as we would gladly help you to find another solution. It would have taken us minutes.. I can understand your dissapointment because you thought you had booked our luxury summerhouse when you booked... More 

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Reviewed 1 June 2016 via mobile

Cute cottages and well equipped. Though, the stay will be dependant on your next door neighbours, because of thin walls. Over all nice stay for the price. Shops and restaurants nearby. Recommend a night stay here! 👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻🇮🇸🇮🇸🇮🇸🇮🇸

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Silverthorne, Colorado
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 May 2016

After many hours of driving, and days without a shower, my brother and I stumbled upon this little gem. We had a camper van, so we stayed in the campsite area. It was quiet, clean, and peaceful. The owner was super friendly, the kitchen was tidy and stocked with everything we needed, and the bathrooms were spacious and clean. We... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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Reviewed 17 May 2016

We had an incredible stay at the cottage. We stayed in the Hof cottage which is large, has two bedrooms, a nice kitchen, and it's own private hot tub-which was awesome. The cottage is located in town and it is possible to walk to a number of businesses in town.

1 Thank Steven S
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 April 2016

The small bungalow we had was equipped with everything we needed: small kitchenette with fridge, 2 singles beds, table with chairs and nice and spacious toilet. I found the place quite clean and spacious for 2 people. You can park your car in front of the main door and the area is very very quiet. Lots of supermarkets and restaurants... More 

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Athens, Greece
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Reviewed 24 March 2016 via mobile

This is a very cute and welcoming accommodation option in a beautiful area of Selfoss. We were positively surprised by how sweet and tidy these cabins are. We had a great time and we certainly recommend this place to anyone traveling to Selfoss.

1 Thank Loukas V
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 March 2016

This was our first place we stayed after leaving Reykjavik on our ring road trip and it was a great private cabin with a small kitchen area and bathroom - ideal for sorting all of our stuff for the rest of the trip. The accomodation was very relaxing, staff were lovely and helpful with answering any questions we had... and... More 

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Reviewed 3 January 2016

This was the best accommodation of our ring road trip in winter. The log cabins were small but cosy and well equipped. The price was reasonable for what we got, and the icing on top of the cake was the 38 degree hot tub that was running even in winter.

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London, England, United Kingdom
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22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 December 2015

Owner was really friendly and helpful and rooms were large with a table and mini kitchen. Only problem was a bit of a cigarette smell in the cabins but it either went away quickly or we got used to it.

1 Thank Casey S

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Gesthus Selfoss offers warm and cozy accommodation to people visiting South Iceland. We are located in the heart of the town Selfoss.We are called "The Star of the south" because of our location between all the interesting attractions in South Iceland.Gesthus consists of 22 nice little bungalows nestled between the trees (we call it the forest). Each house can accommodate from 1 to 4 guests.Every house has its private bathroom with WC and shower, cooking facilities and refrigerator. Our guests have access to two hot tubs heated with geothermal water, which are open during the summer time.In summer time our breakfast buffet is open from 8:00-10:00 hrs in our service center. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Gesthus Selfoss

Address: Engjavegur 56, Selfoss 800, Iceland
Region: Iceland > South Region > Selfoss
Price Range: $117 - $319 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 22
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“Get a room closer to the reception to get better Wifi signal”
  • Triple room cabin that can sleep up to 4 actually
 of 5 bubbles roxp87, 14 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Get the Hof cottage if you have a large group or family or want a private hot tub”
 of 5 bubbles C5981YGstevens, 17 May 2016 | Read review
“Ask for a room near the reception for good wifi signal”
 of 5 bubbles timoguic, 16 Dec 2015 | Read review
“For 2 people a room in a cottage is perfect.”
 of 5 bubbles LucasLondon_UK, 4 Aug 2015 | Read review
“If WIFI is essential, mention it at the time of booking, because some cabins are a bit distant from the router”
 of 5 bubbles emvi-op-reis, 19 Jun 2015 | Read review
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