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Grettir Guesthouse, Reykjavik

2-star2 stars
Laugavegur 28aReykjavik101Iceland

City-center guesthouse within walking distance of Hallgrimskirkja
  • Free WiFi
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Great location
Could use a good cleaning
Vibe is not too good
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From 180 reviewsTripAdvisor Traveller Rating

Grettir Guesthouse, Reykjavik

from $116
  • Economy Single Room
  • Double or Twin Room
  • Double Room (+ sofa bed)
  • Apartment, 1 Bedroom

What’s around Grettir Guesthouse, Reykjavik


  • In Reykjavík 101
  • Hallgrimskirkja - 8 min walk
  • Reykjavik City Hall - 11 min walk
  • National Museum of Iceland - 18 min walk
  • Perlan - 32 min walk
  • Laugavegur - 1 min walk
  • Asgrimur Jonsson Collection - 6 min walk
  • Einar Jonsson Museum - 8 min walk

Getting around

  • Reykjavik (RKV-Reykjavik Domestic) - 8 min drive
  • Reykjavik (KEF-Keflavik Intl.) - 47 min drive
  • Self parking (surcharge)

At a glance

Key facts

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 6 rooms
  • This hotel is 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.
24-hour airport shuttle service is available on request. Contact the property in advance to get details. Guests must contact this property in advance for check-in instructions and an access code. For more details, please contact the office using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking. This property charges the booking payment virtually on the day of arrival using the credit card entered at the time of booking. No physical onsite payments are accepted. For more details, please contact the office using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

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 *

Other information

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

In the hotel

Food and drink
  • Coffee/tea in a common area
  • Number of buildings/towers -
  • Year Built
  • ATM/banking
  • Terrace
  • Library
  • Television in common areas
  • Accessible bathroom

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
  • Grettir Guesthouse House
  • Grettir Guesthouse Reykjavik
  • Grettir Guesthouse


Onsite parties or group events are strictly prohibited. Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

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.

Recent reviews

Good 7.2 From 62 reviews

Grettir Guesthouse, Reykjavik
Very Good8.0
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, us1 night trip with friends
Grettir Guesthouse, Reykjavik
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
Grettir Guesthouse, Reykjavik
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
Grettir Guesthouse, Reykjavik
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.
A Traveler, us1 night romance trip
Grettir Guesthouse, Reykjavik
Okay for the price, but beware other guests
It was easy to find and was the most ideal location in Reykjavik for strolling the main shopping streets and checking out bars and restaurants. The woman who worked there was very kind and helped us book our return bus to the airport and even gave us 2 free tickets! The shared bath proved to be an issue when we wanted to shower before bed & the bathroom was occupied for hours. The water smelled very sulfurous. There was a sink in the bedroom. The shower overflowed. Another couple that was there left notes all over the bathroom and the guest book about the lack of cleanliness & left their dirty dishes all over the common area. We were continually kept up most of the night as the walls were thin. Our window was next to the smoking patio of the adjacent bar, so we heard noise from that too. The last day we were awoken by loud talking in the common area from 5-7AM. I went to the shower for less than 10 minutes when someone started pounding on the door. I exited the bathroom right away thinking there was an emergency. I was berated by another guest for hogging the bathroom for 10 min (meanwhile this same woman had been chatting in the kitchen for 2 hours). I went back in my room & she continued to bash me for taking "ten minutes" in the bathroom. she would not stop belittling me and all other Americans. it's a fairly priced B&B with a great location, nice owners, & a decent breakfast, but the other clientele really ruined our stay.
Emily, usFamily trip

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Grettir Guesthouse, Reykjavik

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