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House of the Spirits

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04/06/2017 05/06/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
USD 196*
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San Francisco, California
Reviewed 15 August 2016

We arrived at the House of Spirits after a very long trip and despite being told that somebody would definitely be there to greet us, nobody was. We had to wait a long time. While waiting, we looked around at some of the rooms and I was disappointed by the level of cleanliness and general appearance of the rooms. If...

2Thank pinia10
Takoma Park, Maryland, United States
Reviewed 14 June 2016

Stayed in Room 203, on the corner of the building so we had two windows looking out over two different streets. Well appointed, clean, everything you need, enough space to cook, eat, sleep etc. Can't beat the location. Gunnar was friendly, accessible and helpful.

Thank Jim W
Reviewed 14 April 2016

We felt so fortunate to be here with Gunnar. The location can't be beat. We could walk most places and Gunnar was extremely helpful. He even made the Flybus reservation for us when we left. When we told him how much we loved Icelandic chocolate with licorice, we found a bag with two candy bars in it on our doorknob...

1Thank antoniaCalifornia
New Rochelle, New York
Reviewed 1 March 2016 via mobile

Great location in the heart of Reykjavik. Small studio, but very clean, with all you could need, including a tiny full bath, a kitchenette and location, location, location. Walk to everything, including the old harbor, museums, galleries, restaurants, shopping, etc. A really good deal, particularly as Reykjavik is so expensive.

1Thank Nora0000
New York City, New York
Reviewed 30 August 2015

We had this apartment booked at the beginning and end of our trip. Gunnar emailed me the night before we departed from the first portion and told me it wasn't booked in between so we could leave our stuff there. Such a nice gesture. It was also stocked with cereal, milk, tea, etc.

1Thank Julie S
Long Island, NY
Reviewed 17 August 2015

Great location for exploring downtown Reykjavik. Host Gunnar is very friendly and helpful. The room we stayed in was adequate, but a bit rough around the edges. The en suite bathroom is very small with a very small shower. It is no mean feat to keep water inside the shower curtain! Breakfast is not served, however Gunnar supplies some basics...

1Thank coolbreezeny
Perth, Australia
Reviewed 9 August 2015 via mobile

I arrived at Reykjavik and the bus took me to the House of Spirits as soon as i arrived they have left a note saying where and which qas my room I was impressed with the size and the cleanness however i have to figure out how to lock the door as no one was there to explain but I...

Thank Rodado
Reviewed 8 August 2015

The location is simply perfect: a block away from the Old Harbour; on the immediate western side of the main downtown area; and an easy walk further east to Hallgrimskirkja and the main shopping area along Laugevegur. I stayed three nights in Room 103, one of the efficiencies. It was everything that I needed, and at a very reasonable price...

3Thank Carl P
Keene, New Hampshire
Reviewed 5 August 2015

Comfortable, clean, and convenient guesthouse in the center of 101 Reykjavik district. Gunnar your host is very friendly and helpful. Quick walk to the tourist office, grocery store, post office, and the marina. Very close to many good restaurants and cafes. We plan to stay again. Takk fyrir Gunnar!

1Thank Rod G
Guildford, United Kingdom
Reviewed 26 July 2015

I will admit that this apartment was first considered because the owner claims to be "the cheapest in town". However, there's much more to it than that. Many people only stay a few days in Reykjavik but we were planning a two week visit so finding the correct accommodation was very important. For a start, when first writing to Gunnar,...

2Thank NeilD_London

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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: $190 - $277 (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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