Booked this place based on ALL of the positive reviews on Tripadvisor. And the reviews were spot on. The caretaker Ernesto was there for you if there were any questions and was very friendly and helpful. I was in email contact with the owner Bedda for several months before arriving based on my flight to Iceland not being guaranteed. She was very understanding about the situation and I am super happy to have made it. I was only able to meet Bedda once in my 4 night stay but this is all anybody needs to know about her. I happened to have a birthday occur during my stay and mentioned it to her in a general conversation when I first met her. I went out a couple of times later that afternoon and the second time I came back, there were birthday goodies and a hand made card made out from her! Over and beyond what was necessary! I agree with all of the reviews below in saying that I felt like I was really in my house after a few days staying there. Everything you could possibly need is there and there are a ton of quirky things all around, even some that I apparently missed upon reading the reviews again.
I recommend going to Iceland for any traveler out there. You will love the local people and will want to return. I never thought I would feel this way but I do. And when you do go, stay at Our House. Bedda has a great thing going. 112 people to date (including myself) can't be wrong!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- This guesthouse is located right in the city centre, surrounded by quirky little shops, bars, cafés and museums. Kárastígur is a residential downtown side street only a few steps away from the main shopping street and the iconic Hallgrímskirkja church. We call it a guesthouse but you could also call it a hostel or a Bed and breakfast with more emphasis on the bed than the breakfast. We run it but the guests pretty much take care of themselves. You get your own key, the facilities are all included in the price, and all you have to do is make yourself at home. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Our House Hotel