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Grettir Guesthouse Reviews

Laugavegur 28a, Reykjavik, Iceland

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25 Total Reviews
  • 76%Value For Money
  • 76%Security
  • 92%Location
  • 72%Staff
  • 64%Atmosphere
  • 76%Cleanliness
  • 76%Facilities

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Great stay Grettir Guest House! Anton (caretaker) was very accommodating and responsive to my needs. The location is just perfect. Close to the main street and all the attractions but quiet enough to sleep. Place is clean, bed was comfy and kitchen had all the basics you need to cook. Downsides are few. One bathroom and shower for 5 rooms but I never had a problem in all my days there. There's also not a "check in" area so be sure to communicate ahead. Recommended for Reykjavik.


No staff at all, just a guy on the phone. The stove didn't work properly, no freezer, the place wasn't cleaned for days (not even the old used rooms) and a tiny kitchen (and just one tiny bathroom) for a guesthouse that could accommodate at least 8 (?) people. It did have a quite perfect location, and it was newly renovated - so that's good. Let's just say that it was a good, though slightly strange and irksome stay.

  • 25th Apr 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Sweden
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


This place was super cute and in a great location. There is a grocery store close by, tourist info, and plenty of bars/restaurants. Backpackers hostel is in front of it and you just have to walk through the little alley between backpackers and a clothing store. The only downside is that there isn't a front desk, which could be a problem if you don't have access to your email or phone while in Iceland. You can just ask another place to call for you if you run into a problem and need help.

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