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“genuinely good”
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Alba Guesthouse
Ranked #44 of 107 Reykjavik B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
denver, co
1 review
“genuinely good”
Reviewed 18 June 2009

Through our 12 night stay the staff at Alba was warm and helpful. The guest house is very close to BSI bus station, 20 minutes walk to downtown, 15 minutes to kringlan shopping centre. Simple and delicious breakfast- fantastic bread, with french pressed coffee or tea. Would highly recommend it.

  • Stayed May 2009, travelled as a couple
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London
1 review
Reviewed 9 June 2009

We stayed at the Alba Guesthouse between 05th June & 8th June 2009. The place was very clean & the owners welcoming. The only real gripe I had was that there was just 1 shared toilet on the top floor.
Its about a 15min walk into the centre of town & approx 5mins to the main bus station. No real problem as it’s a lovely place to walk around & after a few drinks it seems a lot shorter !
Breakfast is included (between 8 & 10am) - cereals/ fruit / tea & coffee etc. To be fair only made it to breakfast once due to the fine nightlife Reykjavik offers!
If you do go out on the town Friday & Saturday are the real party nights. All the bars spill out onto the main street & of course this time of year it doesn’t even get dark! A pint will cost anywhere between 600kr & 900kr.
All in all a good place to base yourself & trust me you’ll love Reykjavik!

  • Stayed June 2009, travelled as a couple
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Lincoln, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 21 February 2009

this guesthouse is only a 10 minute walk away from the city center. it is clean, warm, comfortable with fantastic staff who went out of their way to make sure we had a nice visit!
when i return to Iceland, i will also be returning to this guesthouse!!!

  • Stayed January 2009, travelled with friends
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 10 September 2007

Nice guestshouse, the breakfast was lovely and they seemed very friendly. Free parking too.

I'd put the walk into central Reykjavik at nearer 20 mins (unlike previous reviewer), but its a short cab ride if you cant be bother to walk.

Bathrooms are shared but immaculate. I would recommend and stay here again, though more central options are available

  • Liked — Breakfast
  • Disliked — nothing really, a bit out of town but not a problem
  • Stayed April 2007
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Thank NickSmith
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Dublin
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Reviewed 21 March 2007

Stayed at Guesthouse Alba for two nights in a triple room. It's great! You can get internet deals, which work out extremely reasonable (important in Iceland). It's about 10 mins (slow) walk from the bus terminal and 10 mins (fast) walk into the city centre. Lovely breakfast, lovely decor, clean. Definitely recommended.

  • Liked — Decor, Cleanliness, Cost
  • Stayed March 2007, travelled with friends
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Property: Alba Guesthouse
Address: Eskihlid 3, Reykjavik 105, Iceland
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Region: Iceland > Capital Region > Reykjavik
Hotel Style:
Ranked #44 of 107 B&Bs / Inns in Reykjavik
Price range (per night): $117 - $355
Hotel Class:2 star — Alba Guesthouse 2*
Number of rooms: 10
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Alba Guesthouse has been open since June 2004, well established with a personal touch from many years in working with travelers from around the world. The house was built in 1944 as a family house for Sigurvin Einarsson and his wife Jorina G. Jonsdottir, grandparents of Alba Guesthouse former owner. The house was renovated before opening as a guesthouse, inside, outside and the garden. Alba has 12 rooms with shared facilities, including family rooms that can accommodate up to 4 people. Owners since April 2013 are Harpa Sigfusdottir and THorsteinn Fridthjofsson. ... more   less 
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