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Reviewed 29 August 2017

We stayed our first night in Iceland at this guesthouse. We arrived very early in the morning, around 8 am. The owner, Ingrin was extremely accommodating to us and actually gave us a room immediately since it was ready so we didn't have to wait till check in. She even fed us which we were very thankful for.
The location could not have been any better. Central to all the sites all within walking distance. The room was very comfortable and we had no issues with the shared bathroom with another couple.
We would highly recommend this guesthouse to anyone.

  • Stayed: August 2017, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 16 August 2017

Stayed here for a total of two nights. The guesthouse is clean, right in the heart of Reykjavik but away from any noise. Rooms are comfortable and the owner is extremely helpful and accommodating. Would recommend it to anyone

  • Stayed: July 2017, travelled as a couple
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Thank Cressida A
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Reviewed 28 June 2017 via mobile

The Brattagata Guesthouse is in old Reykjavik and is in a quiet, residential-feeling area. The narrow, one-way streets in Reykjavik can make it a bit of a challenge to find and was even able to confuse our GPS from time-to-time; but you eventually make your way down what is more like a light cobblestone alley than a road to find the noteable red guesthouse at the bend.

The guesthouse is very quaint and comfortable. There are two rooms upstairs. The rooms are private, but the kitchen and bathroom are shared common areas with potential other guests. The whole place is very cozy and the interior reminds me a little of homes in other fishing villages or even some older homes on Beacon Hill in Seattle.

Our stay was short to begin with -- only one night -- but we looked to maximize our Iceland siteseeing and take advantage of the midnight Sun; with a 7:35 AM flight out of Iceland the following day, this meant we only ended up spending about 3 hours at the guesthouse to nap, shower, and be on our way.

We informed the owner -- whom is very friendly -- of our intentions and that we would not be available for breakfast. She kindly made take away sandwiches for us and left them in the fridge for us to grab on the go the next morning. She also accomodated us with parking and allowing us to get the keys a little early.

Being in old Reykjavik, there are a lot of shops, museums, and the waterfront, all within walking distance. Additionally, the impressively styled church, Hallgrímskirkja, is only about two minutes by car, or about a ten minute walk. There appeared to be bike rentals nearby as well.

One thing to keep in mind for new visitors to Iceland: Reykjavik -- and by extension Brattagata Guesthouse -- are about a 45 minute drive from the Keflavik International Airport.

Also note that parking in downtown Reykjavik can be a challenge. I learned after my first parking ticket to assume every parking space needs to be paid for and look for the place to pay -- they are usually a green box with a P on it that takes credit cards, but most things are in Icelandic and aren't so clearly marked for English speakers.

Also note, I never had to exchange for Icelandic Kronas; I was able to use credit card everywhere I visited in Iceland.

I would definitely stay here again and recommend it to anyone that wants to stay in a quaint, quiet, friendly, and convenient location.

Stayed: June 2017, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 28 June 2017 via mobile

I stayed here in February and if you want to experience the real iceland this bed and breakfast is smack bang in the centre but up a beautiful residential street- so you get best of both worlds.
It's right by all the bars, restaurants and you are in the heart of the towns square within 60 seconds walk. Can walk to all central attractions from this hotel easily. You are also 60 seconds walk away from the the nearest pick up point for all the trips- Centralplaza hotel (I think)
Great stay overall would recommend it.

Stayed: February 2017, travelled as a couple
1  Thank leahjeds
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Reviewed 17 April 2017

Lovely guesthouse with comfy beds, kitchen access and clean bathrooms. Our host was really friendly and prepared a lovely breakfast for us the next morning (no salmon or croissants for our breakfast though:().

The best thing about the guesthouse was its central location - we could park our car at the guesthouse and walk around to do some sightseeing and get dinner. Our host also sells traditional icelandic wool sweaters made by a friend at a price that is much cheaper than the shops in town - ask her if you are interested!

  • Stayed: March 2017, travelled as a couple
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