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“Basic airport hotel”
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Alex Guesthouse
Reviewed 14 July 2014

Clean, basic accommodation. Did the job for the night but worth noting that the walls are paper thin. Our room was right next to the shared bathroom and you could hear EVERYTHING! Not great when you have to get up at 5.30am for a flight.

The staff were polite and friendly. Breakfast was ok, again pretty basic. Shuttle bus to the airport was timely.

It's a good 20 minute walk from town which is worth noting if you get the bus bus from Reykjavik as we did. There is a supermarket and diner/cafe within walking distance which sells mostly ice cream and not much in the way of a proper meal. The supermarket was closed so couldn't tell you much about that.

It did the job but you wouldn't really stay here more than one night.

  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled as a couple
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Thank Michelle C
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Reviewed 13 July 2014 via mobile

Staff were soooo nice and helpful, and that free airport service is the best!!!! Cabin was cute and breakfast great. Highly recommend!!! ***Note: airport service from the airport means you call them from the airport, and they will come get you ( not an hourly shuttle or something). Going to the airport, sometimes yes they do have a shuttle leaving on the hour that you sign up for in advance. As far as people complaining about the shuttle taking "half an hour " (hardly a long time to wait, especially for a free service) to pick them up at the airport, at certain times there is only one person at the front desk, so if that person is busy with other customers then yes- you might have to wait for more than 5 minutes! ( for us it was less than a ten minute wait)

Stayed: June 2014, travelled with friends
Thank A and S W
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Reviewed 1 July 2014

This is a typical airport hotel - conveniently located cca 3 minutes of drive from the airport. Free shuttle is provided. We had a room with shared bathroom - very basic, very clean. Breakfast was basic as well. But it suits to its purpose.

  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled with friends
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Thank Blankaon
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Reviewed 30 June 2014

We stayed here for 1 night after a late arrival. As this is a guesthouse mostly for travellers with late or early flights, rooms are small and functional. However, they also offer small cottages - for longer stays, I guess.

A big plus was the free transport service from the airport - even if you arrive in the middle of the night! Just call them after you have passed the customs control, they will pick you up within 5 minutes - just wait next to a bright orange sign saying “Meeting point” in the Departure (not Arrivals!) area.

They also offer a free shuttle back to the airport - which is very convenient if you arrive late, sleep at the guesthouse and then pick up a rental car at the airport the next day. However, airport shuttles during the day only go at fixed hours, you have to say when checking in if you need a ride back to the airport; otherwise you have to pay for transport or wait for available seats.

Staff was very friendly. The room was clean and warm, with comfortable beds. The shared bathrooms were also clean with nice, hot showers. We did not hear the planes, but it can be noisy at night because of guest arriving late or leaving early. Breakfast was also good considering the price of the room.

Overall, I definitely recommend this place for late arrivals or early departures.

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Free transport to/from airport, offers free pick-up also in the middle of the night
Clean room & shared bathroom
Comfortable beds
Breakfast included in price

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Noisy because of late arrivals/early departures of other guests

  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled with family
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Thank littlemissstrawberry
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Reviewed 22 June 2014

We arrived to Keflavik at the end of our journey and we booked our room for the very last moment. Rooms are quite nice, maybe not extremely clean but you can manage (we found some empty plastic bottle under bed in one room and apple core in the other room. Apart from that we couldn't complain. Breakfast was OK for a quick eating. Staff was very friendly and helpful. Great place to stay for the night if your flight is early morning. Alex Guesthouse is located very close to the Keflavik Airport and offers free drive to it. I can recommend it.

  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Thank RysiaA
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Reviewed 31 December 2013

This is a practical option for those wanting a place close to the international airport. The owners operate a shuttle to the airport and we felt very confident we would get there in time for our flight. We had a cabin - it was pretty basic with quite a small double bed. The curtains were not really sufficient to keep the midnight light out but given we had to be up at 4am, we probably didn't want to sleep too deeply! Breakfast was fine though a limited choice and some things had run out even at a very early hour. All in all, fine for one night when you are in transit.

  • Stayed: June 2013, travelled as a couple
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Thank RubyHannah
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Reviewed 7 November 2013

Alex Guesthouse is about a 3 minute drive to the airport so no time is wasted trying to get there. The guesthouse offers free transport and free breakfast that starts at 4 am! The rooms are small but clean and tidy. The shared bathrooms are close by and convenient. There is a small sink in the room. There is a small restaurant (burger, fish and chips etc) and a grocery store within walking distance and there are buses available to much of the action in Iceland. There is also a shared kitchen in case you find eating out a bit expensive (it is!). All in all a very convenient stopover to/from Iceland.

  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Alex Guesthouse

Address: Adalgata 60 | Aðalgata 60, Keflavik 230, Iceland
Region: Iceland > Reykjanes Peninsula > Keflavik
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Shuttle Bus service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 14 Speciality Lodging in Keflavik
Price Range: £83 - £135 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:1 star — Alex Guesthouse 1*
Number of rooms: 48
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