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Our House is located right in the city centre, surrounded by quirky little shops, bars, caf's and museums. Karastigur is a residential downtown side street only a few steps away from the main shopping street and the iconic Hallgrimskirkja church. This used to be our home but after the financial collapse we turned it into a guesthouse to afford the rising loan payments and to build a new house in the suburbs of Reykjavik. The new house is coming along nicely and guests from all over the world are loving our old house so it's working out for everyone

Make yourselves at home in one of our private rooms. We used to offer dorm beds as well but there have been so many hostels built around us recently that there is more demand for private rooms now. Although they are listed here as twin rooms and one single, there are extra beds and/or bunk beds in most of the rooms so just contact us if you are traveling with more people and we can probably arrange that.

Feel free to use our kitchen, two bathrooms, laundry room, rooftop patio, TV lounge, sunroom and sauna. Keep in mind that you will be sharing these facilities with our other guests (from 1-16 people) and that the house is not very big, so bring your communal spirit and prepare to make some friends.

The facilities are all included in the price (linen, towels, coffee, self-service breakfast, wi-fi internet, two laptops, access to kitchen, local phone, laundry, sauna and lots of other stuff) so all you have to do is make yourselves at home and hopefully enjoy some great company (the house is usually a magnet for shiny happy people and depressed artists alike) ;)

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Highlights

  • Free Breakfast
  • Free WiFi
  • Kitchen Facilities
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Common Room
  • Free Internet
  • Child Friendly

Important Information

We can't be responsible for the way other guests conduct themselves. All we can do is ask for common courtesy and hope you will all get along, have fun and enjoy yourselves! We have made up these rules though:

HOUSE RULES:

I had to make these for everyones good so please respect them. I dont like having to play bad cop and I am not very good at it

1. Please whisper and keep the house as quiet as possible between 00 - 7 am out of consideration for your fellow travellers. The walls are not thick and sound carries. After all, you don't want to be the one getting on everyone's nerves. Hanging out quietly in the communal areas after midnight is fine and watching TV or listening to music at low volume is ok but you cannot stay up chatting and drinking after midnight. Trust me everyone will hear you and it is extremely annoying for people that have to get up early for the Flybus or tours. That being said, there are always earplugs by the front desk if someone is being inconsiderate. I would also apreciate it if you could refrain from making noises in the street or outside the house when you return late at night. The neighbours have been complaining and we could lose our licence if it keeps happening

2. You are welcome to ask any friends you make in Iceland over for coffee and stuff during the day but please don't bring any non-guests here after midnight. They already have somewhere else to stay. Have them take you to their place ;-)

3. Help us keep the house tidy by putting things back like you found them and the place will be a lot more enjoyable for everyone

4.There is no hurry to check out on our part. You can hang out here on your check out day as long you like but you need to pack up your stuff and keep it under the stairs before 11:30 so we can get the room ready for the next guests. You can either leave your keys in the room or on the front desk. Write in the guestbook so we have something to remember you by and find us on facebook if you miss us

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Outstanding 96%

This is a Trusted Review. Why?

THE BEST PLACE WE STAYED IN ICELAND!!! i tell everyone: book a place there - it's worth it! the style of the house is great, the friendliness of the staff overwhelming, the facilities great (sauna!!!), the atmosphere among the guests there familiar, the location: top!!! don't miss it. the house is one of reykjaviks attractions itself!

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5
Location
5
Cleanliness
5
Value
5
Facilities
5
Service
5

This is a Trusted Review. Why?

the best location,friendly servise, very good fasilities, but small room

Overall
4
Location
5
Cleanliness
4
Value
3
Facilities
4
Service
4

This is a Trusted Review. Why?

Very friendly and helpfull ; free internet and local telephone

possibility to cook in the kitchen but you must be patient when there are many guests.

Not recommended il you like to be on your own

Overall
5
Location
5
Cleanliness
5
Value
5
Facilities
4
Service
5

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Hotel Amenities

  • Book Exchange
  • Breakfast Included
  • DVD's
  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Hairdryers
  • Internet Access
  • Kitchen
  • Lounge
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Towels Included

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  • Laundry Facilities

parking

  • Bicycle Parking

inroom facilities

  • Cots Available
  • Tea/Coffee Making Facilities

sport& leisure

  • Cable TV

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