Self-catering downtown central Reykjavik apartment
- English, Icelandic
About Brian Schriefer
We use the apartment part of the year and rent it out on occasion when family members are not using it.
Brian Schriefer purchased this Apartment in 2006
Why Brian Schriefer chose Reykjavík 101
We bought this property because it is centrally located in Reykjavik and close to family.
What makes this Apartment unique
We loved the location of this apartment, in the heart of Reykjavik. When you walk out the door you are where you want to be.
100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date. 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
Great location with own parking space in the centre of town
The owner was very responsive and booking was easy. The apartment was a little hard to find due to the one way streets in central Reykjavik but once you knew the route it was fine. Very centrally located - ideal for walking to all the main sights, but close to the ring road if you have a car and can go further afield. The apartment itself has two small double rooms and a more spacious twin room (with pull out beds for extra children). It has everything you need (except a veg peeler!), the owner had even provided some adapters for UK plugs and a hair dryer, but the decor is quite tired, especially the bathroom (bath, shower, toilet all together so a bit of a queue for six guests in the morning!!) and the shared entrance lobby. Good value compared to many places in similar location. Bakery nearby for essentials, supermarket about 15 mins walk along the next street up (but has a car park so handy if you are self catering and need a bigger shop).
Clean and convenient
This apartment had all the necessities. It was a little less flashy than the photos would suggest, but that is usually the case. The beds were pretty comfortable, although one of them could use a new mattress. The location is excellent, although it just got a little noisy on Friday and Saturday nights--but nothing some earplugs couldn't remedy. All in all, great for the price!
great location, accommodating host
We had a lovely week in Reykjavik. This flat is within walking distance of everything in the city, and right around the corner from an airport shuttle stop (get off at city stop #6). Perfect for those attending conferences at Harpa, or who just want to kick around the city.
Brian was super responsive. His place is highly recommended.
Our family of 4 adults and 3 kids stayed here for 3 nights from April 17-20th. It was super close to bus stop 7 but also close to 6 and 5 near the concert hall. We were within walking distance to many shops and restaurants and about a 10 min walk if that to a Bonus grocery store where we stopped for supplies. Living room and kitchen area were very spacious! We anticipated having to have 1-2 of our kids on the couch to sleep but they set up an extra cot for us in one of the bedrooms so this was perfect for us. Wish we had a washer/dryer in the apartment but knew we wouldn't going into it. Tough to wash our things in the sink and lay them on the radiators (we had been traveling for 2 weeks prior so needed to wash things as we went; did not have time to take them to a laundry facility.) The radiator in the bathroom did not work. Otherwise, kitchen had all necessary things to cook/eat. Place was very clean and they supplied plenty of towels for us. Great place and would highly recommend!
We love the location of your apartment! So close to everything. The apartment was cozy and comfortab
Loved staying at this apartment in Reyjavik! Close to everything. Lots of light in the apartment with all the windows. Bedrooms were comfortable and the living room dining room spacious for the 6 of us. The kitchen was well equipped and easy to make meals in. The bathroom with tub and shower was also great. My only comment was that the linoleum in the kitchen is abit worn out and needing repair. We will return!
90% beyond excellent 10% could use improvement (if I could give 4.5 stars I would)
We just got back from Iceland last night and had an experience of a lifetime! We are 2 best friends turning 50 traveling with our teenage daughters. Our most important criteria in choosing where to stay was location, convenience, safety, enough room so we weren't on top of each other, and of course at a good price. This apartment exceeded all of that!
Location: The location was beyond perfect (as every other review describes) bus stop 7 is a stones throw from the front door and bus stop 6 is a block away. If you are taking tours, this is where you want to be. The main shopping street is 1 very short block further and all of Reykjavik is at your disposal. The Bonus market is about 6 blocks away and easily walkable even when your arms are loaded with groceries. If location is important. This is the location you want to be in.
Convenience: Having a full kitchen made it possible to save a ton of money and also allow us to bring lunch and snacks on our tours. We made pots of coffee and breakfast every morning, packed a lunch every day, and cooked 3 out of 6 of our dinners. Food out IS expensive but we found grocery items to be very similarly priced as they would be in NY (granted not the cheapest state). We bought food for 4 for 6 days including salmon for dinner, cold cuts, breakfast foods, yogurts, soups, milk, beverages etc for about $90 US.
Safety: The doors locked well, the keys worked well, we never saw or even heard the other people in the building, the lights worked. The stairs were a bit steep but we had no trouble whatsoever with them (even with luggage).
Room to spread out: The beds were comfortable, there was plenty of shelving for our clothes, the large sofa allowed all of us to sit comfortably. Brian was very responsive throughout the whole process, there were items left behind from others that made it that much easier such as spices, oatmeal, pasta (still sealed).
Improvements: The handle on the oven broke off on our last night, the coffee maker has to be very carefully positioned or when the coffee drips it will drip all over the counter, it should really be replaced. It also didn't keep coffee hot. The microwave was incredibly loud. When reheating my coffee I woke the whole house, every morning. The light in the bath flickered a bit. One photo was hung so low that the person lying in that bed kept bumping it. By far the excellent outweighs the needs improvement and we would definitely stay again! Thank you so much Brian!
The apartment is in the heart of Reykjavik with easy access to all the sites, shopping, restaurants, night life, museums and the ocean front. Tour buses leave from around the corner to all the major out of town sites, Golden Circle, Blue Lagoon, Northern Lights, Glacier Lagoon, Hot Springs and Waterfalls. If you have a car these are all easy day trips.
Other Activities: Museums, cafes, concerts, theatre, galleries and shops.