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Grettir Guesthouse
Ranked #35 of 109 Reykjavik B&B and Inns
Dublin, Ireland
1 review
“In the middle of it all”
Reviewed 7 March 2013

I don't think it's possible to be any more centrally located in Reykjavik than Grettir. It's just off the main street, through an alleyway. The guesthouse is a traditional old Icelandic wooden house, with cute and clean little rooms. I stayed in the attic room (the Honeymoon suite) which was really nice.

The best thing about the place though is Edda, the owner, who is so friendly and helpful and welcoming.

I think they only have a few rooms, so early booking is a good idea.

  • Stayed July 2012, travelled solo
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New Westminster, Canada
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Reviewed 9 December 2012

This is the ideal location to be - right off the main street and close to everything you need. The home caretaker is very nice, and Anton (the owner) was a pleasure. It's a small guesthouse, which means peace and quiet - as well as shared kitchen facilities and free WiFi access. If you book any tours, the pick up/drop off location is the Reykjavik Backpackers, which is located right in front of Grettir.

I've been travelling for 10 months throughout Europe, and Grettir is easily one of the cleanest and best places I've stayed at. I would definitely recommend this place for couples or as a solo trip.

  • Stayed December 2012, travelled solo
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Reviewed 17 June 2012

The grettir guesthouse is a very nice play to go when visiting Reykjavik. It is close to the main street (Laugavegur) and wonderfully located. We very much appreciated Edda's help (the owner) and suggestions. Our room (on second floor) was very clean and well decorated. We recommend this place to any travellers.

Room Tip: We stayed in the room on the second floor and it was very quiet.
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  • Stayed June 2012, travelled as a couple
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Property: Grettir Guesthouse
Address: Laugavegur 28 A, Reykjavik 101, Iceland
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Region: Iceland > Capital Region > Reykjavik > Miõborg
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Shuttle Bus service Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #35 of 109 B&Bs / Inns in Reykjavik
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:2 star — Grettir Guesthouse 2*
Number of rooms: 6
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Grettir Guesthouse is located right on Reykjavík’s most famous   Laugavegur The main entrance to Grettir is from Laugavegur 28A, in a small back house on Reykjavík’s main shopping street. The entrance to Grettir is through a gated underpass, right between the “Reykjavík Backpackers” hostel and “Eva”, a woman’s clothing store At Grettir you can come and go as you please but please note thatthe hours between midnight and 7 p.m. are considered quiet time. The underpass has two gates which are usually closed between midnight and 7 a.m. . ... more   less 
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