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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

If you're travelling on a budget, but want to be in the centre of Reykjavik, I highly recommend this little gem. Stayed with my adult daughter in a twin room. You call as you arrive and someone comes to meet you, in our case, a very pleasant young man who gives you a tour of the guesthouse. Spotless, beautiful vintage...

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Allendale, Michigan
Reviewed 8 February 2017

Extremely comfortable beds. Perfect after you've done a lot of walking. The kitchenette is a really nice way to help you save money while you are traveling because you can shop at the local grocery stores and make your food there. On top of that, there is a free food section for people to leave anything they don't want to...

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Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom
Reviewed 25 January 2017 via mobile

I stayed in a single room here which had a window covered in mould. The matters was about 2cm thick and totally inadequate. Told that the mould is because of the weather, not a good explanation given everywhere else I've stayed in Iceland doesn't have this problem. No attempt was made to actually clean it. Wouldn't recommend nor will I...

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Leicester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 10 January 2017

Absolutely lovely little guest house. The location was smack bang in the heart of the city center and was located central to all the local bars and clubs whilst still enjoying a quiet nights sleep. Close by was the high street where I was able to arrange all my travel and excursions and purchase all provisions for my stay. Staying...

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Reviewed 6 December 2016 via mobile

Nice place, basic but nice. Nice kitchen where your room gets it own space in the fridge and cabinets. Check the left over stuff so you don't buy dupes of stuff like sugar and coffee filters. Place is clean, relativity quiet and pretty centrally located. Wifi in all the rooms and floors as well.

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California
Reviewed 5 November 2016

I stayed in the "basement" there was someone walking back and forth on the floor above for hours. The hair dryer had gone out, in the basement, I was told to go to the upper floor and borrow one... (how much does a hair dryer cost?) On the day of check out, I was told by the maid that I...

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Omagh, Northern Ireland
Reviewed 27 October 2016

This ticked all the boxes for us - cheap, clean, central. We booked a twin room which was clean and roomy, however the pillows could perhaps be upgraded. Even though its shared bathrooms, there were plenty of showers for everyone and we never found ourselves waiting in the morning. The only thing was a smell coming from the drains (although...

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Paris, France
Reviewed 25 October 2016 via mobile

The house is authentic and very central, the staff managing the guesthouse as well as the cleaning lady are very nice. The only negative point with this accommodation is the noise, from the street and from other guests. As well, few things were not working during our stay but it was probably just a lack of luck: shower and sink...

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1Thank Marion P
California
Reviewed 14 September 2016

PLEASE put some type of marking on the bottom step coming from the 3rd floor down to the 2nd. The bottom stair has turned the exact same color as the wood floor below it, and 3 of the 4 of us missed it and 2 about fell.... I was the lucky one who missed it all together. Stepped out into...

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
Reviewed 10 September 2016 via mobile

Iceland is expensive... Full stop. So this was basic accommodation in a good location. The place was clean, there was two bathrooms on each floor - we never had to wait for a shower. The cleaner was eager to get in to the room the next morning - 10am check out !! The place is central and next to a...

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
1912 Guest House - Statutory Cited, Listed as: building of Special Architectural and Historic Interest. 1912 Guest House is perfectly located in the center of Reykjavik, next to the parliament of Iceland (Alþingi), 60 second walk to the city's main restaurants, cafes, clubs, art museums, galleries and shops. We offer luxury accommodation, clean, comfortable and recently refurbished. 9 twin rooms, 3 singles and 4 bathrooms. Breakfast upon request, delivered straight to the room. Whether you're staying one night, several days or just want to spend a romantic weekend in the heart of Reykjavik, the owners and staff will do everything to help make your stay truly memorable. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Skolabru Guesthouse

Address: Skolabru 2, Reykjavik 101, Iceland (Formerly 1912 Guest House)
Region: Iceland > Capital Region > Reykjavik > Miõborg
Price Range: $143 - $248 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Skolabru Guesthouse 2*
Number of rooms: 8
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“Ask for bathroom if they have them. Two sets of keys.”
 of 5 bubbles MeadeJ, 18 May 2016 | Read review
“If possible try to avoid the street facing rooms at the weekends.”
 of 5 bubbles KentChris, 19 Jan 2016 | Read review
“We had 202 on the 1st floor & found everything wonderful, good wifi connection there too (make sure to ask for the password)”
 of 5 bubbles goldsmiths8989, 15 Mar 2015 | Read review
“Be sure to eat at Saegreifinn (The Sea Baron), their lobster curry soup is a must. We also enjoyed a good chippy at Icelandic Fish and Chips, also a must.”
 of 5 bubbles meanderingabout, 19 Sep 2014 | Read review
“I didn't see all the rooms, but I was in 301 which was pretty small. The doubles looked adequate though.”
 of 5 bubbles 617danielleh, 11 Sep 2014 | Read review
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