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Alba Guesthouse

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04/06/2017 05/06/2017
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Reykjavik, Iceland
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Nice guesthouse for the price. Shared bathrooms but breakfast included. Good beds and clean rooms. Breakfast was great! Owner was welcoming and we enjoyed the stay. The location is good... not too far away from downtown.

Thank blindyr
Antwerp Province, Belgium
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Alba Guethouse is ok, but not outstanding. The accomodation and breakfast are decent and just fine. The bin was not empty when I entered my room, nor were the bedsheets clean. The bathroom is ok and I never had to wait to take a shower or go to the toilet. I told the owner I would leave very early...

Thank Annelies B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I visited Reykjavik in March with a friend as part of her 60th birthday celebrations. We searched high and low for accommodation, and like many reviewers have posted, found it nigh impossible to find somewhere affordable, clean and well located, without paying sky high prices. Alba guest house fit the bill. On reflection, it was well located,...

Thank lovely_lotty
Reviewed 5 April 2017

Very disappointed. This was cheap but not if a couple. Very grubby, lacked care all round. Needed good dose of basic maintenance and cleaning. No bathmats for first two days, no facilities for making tea or coffee either for first two days. Owner not particularly helpful, almost brusque. Good location but was difficult to navigate walk into town at first...

Thank islandgirlhk57
Boston, Massachusetts
Reviewed 23 March 2017 via mobile

The location is not convenient, the guesthouse not very nice. The owner is extremely unfriendly and you feel like he doesn't want you in his house all the time... what a bad feeling! Plus.. the window in the room could not be closed properly... can you imagine the temperature? It was very cold. Since the very first moment we arrived,...

Thank siuppolina
Reviewed 19 March 2017

Me and my friend had a very pleasant stay at this guesthouse. Not far from the city centre, small, cosy and clean rooms matching the price pretty well. I must say that the breakfast was great. Warm bread and freshly pressed coffee is just what you need in the morning to start off your busy day. Of course, with plenty...

Thank Helena P
Reviewed 6 March 2017

This cozy little guesthouse is about 30 minutes walk from the centre of Reykjavik. The staff is really friendly and helpful and the breakfast is just awesome. Of course the place a little old, but the price is also low, which is quite important since Reykjavik is so expensive otherwise.

Thank Anu K
Reviewed 4 March 2017 via mobile

This is the place to stay! It is cheap yet clean and comfortable. It is close to the city and also provides free, safe parking if needed. When we arrived we were made to feel welcome and they answered all the questions we had. The room was a decent size with 3 single beds and a small wardrobe. As there...

Thank nattybg
Lincoln, United Kingdom
Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

its a good value option in what is an expensive city to stay in. the main positives are that the location is not far from the centre, the beds are comfortable, the wifi works well and the bathroom was quite good. there is a breakfast provided which is good for saving money and respectable though space can be limited. you...

Thank jamesv2811
Reviewed 1 January 2017

I booked this guesthouse very last minute and secured the last single room...it was obviously meant to be! My parents had a New Year trip to Iceland booked and I decided to turn up to surprise them (it worked!) I arrived on a cold and wet Wednesday evening to a very warm house, greeted by the very welcoming owner who...

Thank Samantha T

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Alba Guesthouse has been open since June 2004, well established with a personal touch from many years in working with travelers from around the world. The house was built in 1944 as a family house for Sigurvin Einarsson and his wife Jorina G. Jonsdottir, grandparents of Alba Guesthouse former owner. The house was renovated before opening as a guesthouse, inside, outside and the garden. Alba has 12 rooms with shared facilities, including family rooms that can accommodate up to 4 people. Owners since April 2013 are Harpa Sigfusdottir and THorsteinn Fridthjofsson. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Alba Guesthouse

Address: Eskihlid 3, Reykjavik 105, Iceland
Region: Iceland > Capital Region > Reykjavik
Price Range: ₹ 5,676 - ₹ 17,174 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Alba Guesthouse 2*
Number of rooms: 10
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