Two rooms on the 2nd floor of a house. Adjoining spacious rooms, L-shaped, den, sofa, writing desk, bedroom with queen-size bed. Separate bathroom. Across street from National Museum and University of Iceland campus, 5 minutes from city centre and restaurants. Close to bus terminal and hotels. Internet, discount to overseas students. Sofa-bed in den could accommodate 2 more people for extra charge. The bathroom of which the guests have sole use is very spacious and well-equipped. The location, even if on a noisy main street, is very convenient for tourists, as Reykjavik Bus Station is close by and two hotels are also nearby, Hotel Gardur just across the street and Hotel Radisson Saga a five minutes’ walk away, where tourists can be picked up for sightseeing tours. Guests can use the kitchen and dining room on the 1st floor. They should use the washing machine in the basement washing room, and dry their clothes there in the same room (they dry very quickly) They can also access the deck over the garage roof. Registration No. HG-00004504.
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- Calendar last updated:
- 16 Jan 2019
About Hannes Gissurarson
I am a university professor spending half the year abroad.
Why Hannes Gissurarson chose Downtown
This is very centrally located and with a newly renovated bathroom. Guests should be considerate, however, of the fact that there may be people living in the other room on the floor and in the basement flat and in the attic flat of the house.
Pool / Spa
100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date. 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
À blessing and a curse
The blessing: close to downtown and the bus station, roomy, remodeled large bathroom, remodeled (shared) kitchen, convenience of a nice dining room.
The curse: the apartment is literally on a 2x2 lane main road. There is traffic 24x7 and the windows are old and do not filter any noise (and not much air either). It takes to deal with constant traffic noise to sleep or even watch TV. This is the #1 downside for this rental. It looks clean at first sight but in details not so much (eg shared fridge in the kitchen has not been cleaned in a while). The window shades are privacy shades but by no mean blackouts. The window in the bathroom does not shot fully and it opens to the street.
I am sorry that the noise from the street bothered you. But it is made clear on the website that people who have problems with street noise should try to find accommodation elsewhere. The upside, as you point out, is that the house is very centrally located. The window in the bathroom does not open up to the street, actually. It faces the next house, with a courtyard between them.
Cozy, comfortable and charismatic
Very friendly environment, had all the amenities you could ask for. Close proximity to town, excellent showering facilities and chilling out zone ( living room)!
Comfortable and clean
No complaints, just be aware that it is on an upper level and there are stairs. I recommend "AALTO Bistro" inside The Nordic House if you are looking for someplace to eat nearby.
Clean, Spacious, and Convenient!
The room was fantastic, with plenty of space and a private bathroom. The location was very convenient and within easy walking distance of the main parts of the city. The temperature as very comfortable, the bed was fantastic, and the price was great. I would happily stay here again!
Thank you very much for your kind words. We are trying to do our best.
gute Lage direkt im Zentrum
Nur wenige Schritte vom Centrum entfernt. Daher aber sehr laut durch die Straße.
Die Austattung ist sehr gut (Küche und Bad) es gibt auch genug Parkmöglichkeiten an der Straße. Könnte alles etwas sauberer sein! Trotz allem eine gute Übernachtungsmöglichkeit in der Hauptstadt.
Recht zental, aber an der stark befahrenen Straße(dadurch ganztägig bzw auch nachts sehr laut),in der Nebenstraße ausreichende kostenlose Parkplätze vorhanden. Großes helles Zimmer mit weichem Doppelbett, viele Schränke, Regale, bequeme Sitzmöglichkeiten, viele ausliegende Informationen, großes Bad mit vielen Kosmetika, Gemeinsame Küche 1 Etage drunter, Wohnzimmer geschmackvoll eingerichtet, ausreichend Besteck, Töpfe, Gläser vorhanden, Gasgrill auf Terrasse, Geschirrspüler
Additional pricing information
Please be considerate to the people living in the other room on the same floor, and in the basement and attic flats. This is a home, not a hotel.