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Galway
Reviewed 1 week ago

We booked to stay in the studio apartment.It catered well for our needs and gave the option of us cooking meals if we wanted. Good value and location for exploring. Continental style breakfast provided.

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Zaragoza, Spain
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed two nights, the house is very cozy, clean, modern and comfortable. The kitchen is well equipped and the rooms are spacious and very comfortable. The only downside is that it only has one bathroom (clean and modern) for 5 rooms. Location unbeatable.

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Köln
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

No reception existing. 4 rooms with max 10 persons have to share one bathroom. In the area between entrance and stairs to first floor, you find a table with four chairs. A fridge where you can grab your bread, butter, marmalade or cheese for breakfast. Self service also for cleaning up. The bed and four towels are clean, the room...

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Scunthorpe, England
Reviewed 15 February 2017

We stayed here on our first night in Iceland. We didnt know what to expect from a guest house but found it very clean and convenient. The location is great for those wanting to go out and about. Would definitely recommend.

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 15 February 2017

The guesthouse is in a great location but the guesthouse is very basic and a bit worn. Management also appears absent with guests stating that they needed to clean the bathroom themselves and supply their own breakfast/bread as it's not always topped up even though breakfast is part of the booking. Room 1 is right next to the shared bathroom...

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Arlington, Virginia
Reviewed 5 February 2017

I rented a room for a few days. The staff was friendly, and the location is good, just off of Laugavegur. The room was fine, but there really wasn´t much of a breakfast, which had been advertised as part of the deal. And only one bathroom to share between quite a few rooms.

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London
Reviewed 22 January 2017

Good place to stay if you don't enjoy staying I the hostels but still don't wish spending a lot for the accomodaion. Amazing location, right in the city center. The guest house's host provides you with the flakes and juice as well as some fresh fruits. Very nice place.

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Mannheim, Germany
Reviewed 10 January 2017

very nice and fully equipped private appartement in perfect location. Relly nice personaml and clean rooms. Unfortunately no free parking in this area (city center). This appartement is a really good choice!!!

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UK
Reviewed 4 January 2017

We stayed "Family Studio" but the room was very damp and not cleaned up...not comfortable. Location is great and facility is ok, it seems only needed improve air conditioning and appropriate cleaning.

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Fishers, Indiana
Reviewed 20 December 2016

Basic but fine. You're paying for the location. Small house (I think 5 rooms?) with 1 shared bath, but with sinks in each room wasn't an issue. Quieter than a typical hostel, even during the weekend. Comfy bed!

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Breakfast included
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  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Airport Transportation
  • Breakfast included
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Grettir Guesthouse is located right on Reykjavík’s most famous   Laugavegur The main entrance to Grettir is from Laugavegur 28A, in a small back house on Reykjavík’s main shopping street. The entrance to Grettir is through a gated underpass, right between the “Reykjavík Backpackers” hostel and “Eva”, a woman’s clothing store At Grettir you can come and go as you please but please note thatthe hours between midnight and 7 p.m. are considered quiet time. The underpass has two gates which are usually closed between midnight and 7 a.m. . ... more   less 

Additional Information about Grettir Guesthouse

Address: Laugavegur 28 A, Reykjavik 101, Iceland
Region: Iceland > Capital Region > Reykjavik > Miõborg
Price Range: €110 - €228 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Grettir Guesthouse 2*
Number of rooms: 6
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“Rooms upstairs are more private.”
 of 5 bubbles Laufam_travellers, 2 Oct 2016 | Read review
“When entering, there is a small post-it tag which tells your room number Dont pick a wrong room!”
 of 5 bubbles jippu, 3 May 2016 | Read review
“Avoid room 103 as it is next to the toilet.”
 of 5 bubbles ourunner, 18 Mar 2016 | Read review
“Second floor rooms likely very quiet since no-one is above you”
 of 5 bubbles bkb38, 14 Sep 2015 | Read review
“Access from Laugavegur street is a bit hidden. Go through a underpass with some graffiti. Shared bathroom but really clean.”
 of 5 bubbles ChristianDahler1974, 7 Sep 2015 | Read review
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