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Grettir Guesthouse, Reykjavik

2-star2 stars
Great for familiesThis property has good facilities for families.
Laugavegur 28a, Reykjavik, 101, Iceland

Central guesthouse connected to a shopping center, within walking distance of Hallgrimskirkja
  • Free WiFi
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From 198 reviews. TripAdvisor Traveler Rating.

TripAdvisor Traveller Rating

  • Clean but very stingy on amenities such as towels. We wondered if three was a towel…Sep 4, 2019
  • Reasonable price and amenities. Significant drawback is one bathroom for all rooms, and…Jun 26, 2019

Grettir Guesthouse, Reykjavik

from $67
  • Economy Single Room
  • Double or Twin Room
  • Double Room (+ sofa bed)
  • Apartment, 1 Bedroom

What’s around Grettir Guesthouse, Reykjavik


  • In Miðborg
  • Laugavegur - 1 min walk
  • Hallgrimskirkja - 6 min walk
  • Reykjavik City Hall - 11 min walk
  • Reykjavik Harbour - 13 min walk
  • National Museum of Iceland - 18 min walk
  • Perlan - 27 min walk
  • Harpa - 8 min walk

Getting around

  • Reykjavik (KEF-Keflavik Intl.) - 44 min drive
  • Reykjavik (RKV-Reykjavik Domestic) - 4 min drive

At a glance

Key facts


  • 6 rooms
  • Arranged over 3 floors


  • Check-in time 3 PM-midnight
  • Check-out time is noon
  • Express check-in/out
If you are planning to arrive after 6 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation. Guests must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions and an access code. There is no staff on site; guests can access their accommodation through a private entrance.
24-hour airport shuttle service is available on request. Fees may apply. Contact the property in advance to get details.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card or cash deposit required

  • Government-issued photo ID required

  • Minimum check-in age is 16

Travelling with others


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms



  • Self parking *

Payment types at the property

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

At the property

Food and drink
  • Coffee/tea in a common area
  • Luggage storage
  • Number of buildings/towers - 1
  • Year Built - 1901
  • ATM/banking
  • Terrace
  • Library
  • Television in common areas
  • Accessible bathroom
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
Languages Spoken
  • English
  • Icelandic

In the room

Home comforts
  • Coffee/tea maker
Freshen up
  • Shower only
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
Stay connected
  • Free WiFi
Food and drink
  • Free bottled water

Grettir Guesthouse, Reykjavik’s small print

Also known as

  • Grettir Guesthouse House Reykjavik
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  • Grettir Guesthouse Guesthouse Reykjavik
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Mandatory fees

You’ll be asked to pay the following charges at check-in or check-out:

  • A tax is imposed by the city: EUR 2.62 per accommodation, per night

Optional extras

Self parking costs EUR 22.5 per day

We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.

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Recent reviews

Good 7.6 From 61 reviews

Exceptional 10.0
It's like you're staying a friends house. No, there is (probably) no one there to greet you. Yes, you have to follow the instructions from the proprietors to be able to find it (behind some buildings on the main street). Yes, you have to share a bathroom. To my mind, none of the above distracts from the sweet, homey feel of this place. GREAT comfy beds, fantastic wifi, coffee or tea in the morning. There is a kitchen to prepare food, if you wish; they even reserve a whole shelf in the refrigerator for each room. (Great to be able to buy food rather than having to eat out every meal). Had lovely chats with some of the other tenants; only five rooms. Perfect for myself, my wife and teenage son. And so crazy close to everything you want to do in Iceland; including the 'bus stop' where you wait for a tour bus to take you to some remote place. I both saw and spoke to the proprietor(s) at different times, and they were friendly and helpful. Remember, all of Iceland is pretty pricey; and most of them do not have 'ensuite' bathrooms. All things being equal, I would definitely want to stay here again, especially if I was traveling with anyone else.
Charley, us2 night family trip
Very Good 8.0
Cute house in the middle of the city. Easy to get everywhere. It has 4 guest rooms and only one bathroom is the only downfall, but all in all a good place to stay.
Christy, usTrip with friends
Fair 4.0
Lost our booking, horrible experience following
Booked a night over Thanksgiving weekend at this establishment in February for 4 people (2 adults, 2 children), breakfast and Wifi near city center. Emailed to confirm that the room would have a crib the week before and was told that they had lost our reservation and were booked up. Owner was nice and found us a room elsewhere. This would have been fine if it were the end of the story. Arrived at 5pm at our new guesthouse, no one is there to let us in and no one is answering the phone. It was cold and we had 2 small children with us. Went to eat and see the northern lights but too stressed out to enjoy it. Kept calling owner to find out what was happening. At 9pm, owner told us we would be staying at a different apartment. Was nice enough to get our bags from 2nd booking. Arrived at apartment but there were only beds for 2 adults and 1 baby. Nowhere for 2nd child to sleep. Also couldn't get onto Wifi to confirm flights for next day travel (no response to my requests for it). And no breakfast. Also had to pay extra to take taxi to bus station because 3rd booking was now located 1/2 mile away from nearest bus stop instead of across the street, which was too far to walk with 2 small children and bags. Returned home to very large phone bill and no refund for this horrible experience. Book at your own risk and confirm well in advance!
Natalie, us1 night family trip
Exceptional 10.0
Loved my Stay
Quiet guesthouse. I stayed with my brother and his girlfriend. The area is perfect for going out and exploring the downtown area!
Gabriella, us2 night family trip
Good 6.0
Affordable and convenient location
The room we stayed in was very, very small. It was too small for two people. The breakfast was also very limited. I also didn't receive an email providing the code to get in, so we were stuck waiting in the rain until I could get a hold of the manager. It was slightly inconvenient, but the manager was very helpful. It's a good place for the price, and the service was friendly. It was also a great location, very convenient.
us1 night romance trip

Grettir Guesthouse, Reykjavik

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