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House of the Spirits

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Everett, Washington, United States
Reviewed 17 June 2012

My husband and I stayed in one of Gunnar's apartments for three nights in June 2012. Our stay was fantastic - we can't wait to stay there again. The location was great - off the main area so it was quiet at night but just a few steps from downtown. Gunnar was a great host - he stocked the fridge...

1Thank Kristin B
London, England, United Kingdom
Reviewed 10 June 2012

Gunnar was really helpful and very welcoming when we arrived. He also gave us a great map (hard to explain but one side was normal and the other side had the houses and buildings of all the roads illustrated on it ie. gunnars house was painted yellow and all the landmarks like the churches were drawn in). He also gave...

1Thank Claire D
Boston, Massachusetts
Reviewed 8 June 2012

We stayed at the House of Spirits for one night and it was a great way to end our tour around Iceland! Gunnar was the most thorough, friendly and informative host we encountered in any of the Guesthouses we stayed in! He was very good about email communication before the trip and answered our questions when we arrived. The Guesthouse...

1Thank Lauren C
Los Angeles, CA
Reviewed 26 May 2012

The studio we rented (as a couple) was ideal for a few days in Reykjavik. Gunner was extremely helpful before our arrival. He answered all my questions and gave me very detailed instruction on how to find his place. He also offers guided tours if needed. We had issues with our flight and came in a day late which he...

1Thank TJ P
Toronto, Canada
Reviewed 25 May 2012

The House of the Spirits is a wonderful, warm welcoming place to stay in 101 Reykjavik. The address puts you close to everything, while the property and its host give you a very relaxing and comfortable place to come back to. Gunnar is a warm, sweet man who makes sure you feel at home in his very clean and well-appointed...

Thank JayWi
Reviewed 23 April 2012

I will keep this short and sweet. The location is perfect (we saw the northern lights above our room). It's in city center, everything is a short stroll away (tourist info, coffee shops, pubs, churches, everything!) Gunnar is amazing! he is helpful and kind and informative, and just wonderful to have around! he helps with tours and travel and everything...

5Thank MikkMikk
Reviewed 12 April 2012

Excellent apartments in the heart of Reykjavik but still in a quite area, great for couples or groups that want a "self-catering" place. The owner is extremely helpful and friendly.

1Thank evamaria4
Boston, Massachusetts
Reviewed 2 March 2012

Our apartment was on the top floor with nice views across the city. The location is perfect: quiet street but literally less than a 2 minute walk to the old city center. Many restaurants within a 5-10 minute walk. Apartment worked out very well and was always warm and cozy when we returned because of the use of geothermal heat...

1Thank SoccerMom38
Miami Beach, Florida
Reviewed 11 January 2012

Excellent little place in the heart of Reykjavik! Walking disctance to everything, perfectly clean, spacious studio for an incredible price. You will not find a better deal. Will definitely stay here again. Host Gunnar is super cool and very helpful.

2Thank Docswede
Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 11 January 2012

We stayed at HoS for 8 nights and it immediately felt like home. We were in a studio apartment on the third floor of the building, and the fact that Icelanders actually lived there made us feel like little residents ourselves. Gunnar was a wonderful host- the night we arrived he gave us muesli, milk, tea, coffee, juice etc. for...

1Thank vantango

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We offer elegant studio-apartments and bigger apartments for reasonable price in the centre of downtown Reykjavik. We also offer excursions with a private driver-guide, in a private vehicle. ... more   less 

Additional Information about House of the Spirits

Address: Gardastraeti 8, Reykjavik 101, Iceland
Region: Iceland > Capital Region > Reykjavik
Price Range: £108 - £160 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 7
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“They have rooms that will accommodate parents and a kid or tow”
pinia10, 14 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Choose 2nd or 3rd floors to minimize noise from other visitors walking past your room. Our area was nice and quiet.”
472JimW, 13 Jun 2016 | Read review
“The old harbor and great eats are really close by. Reykjavik Photography Museum close by too -- free.”
rodg693, 5 Aug 2015 | Read review
“Book early and tell Gunner what you want.”
OKdon, 28 Jun 2015 | Read review
“just let Gunnar know what you need and he will set you up with the best room for you”
955luanam, 21 Jun 2015 | Read review
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