Stay in the heart of Reykjavík Excellent location – show map

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This property is a 12-minute walk from the beach. Set in a historic building in Reykjavík's downtown area, Downtown Guest house Reykjavik is a family-owned accommodations just 100 feet away from Lækjartorg Square and a local bus stop. Laugavegur shopping street is right around the corner.

Rooms at Guest house Centric comes with an electric kettle and free tea and coffee facilities. Bathroom facilities are private or shared. Free WiFi is available throughout guest house. The shared kitchen and dining area is located on the third floor.

There is a popular restaurant and bar in the same building. Many other restaurants, bars, cafes and shopping are within walking distance.

Harpa Concert Hall is within 5 minutes' walk, while Iceland's Parliament House is a 3-minute walk away. Whale safari boats depart within 2,300 feet of Downtown Guest house Reykjavik.

This is our guests' favorite part of Reykjavík, according to independent reviews.

Couples in particular like the location – they rated it 9.7 for a two-person trip.

Downtown Guesthouse Reykjavik has been welcoming guests since Nov 27, 2009

Property Highlights

Located in the real heart of Reykjavík, this property has an excellent location score of 9.5!


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4 reasons to choose Downtown Guesthouse Reykjavik

  • Prices you can't beat!
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  • The staff speaks English
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Hosted by Hlynur

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This one of a kind, old Reykjavik style wooden house was built in 1904 and is one of the few surviving timber buildings of the historic downtown. It was formerly the headquarters for the Icelandic telecommunication services. Today it is an adult only hotel situated in the heart of Reykjavik. Located right at the bus stop #3 to the airport and most tour busses, right between city hall, parlament, the main street and the first schools of the city, it is fair to say, we are in the middle of it all. Surrounded by buzzing nightlife, comedy clubs, restaurants and a few minute walk from the old harbour this is a place where no car is necessary. The guesthouse is in the heart of the city so there are loud bars close by. We offer our guests to request quiet rooms on the top floors or facing the back alley. Those rooms are extra quiet and should offer a silence for deep sleep.
Our names are Floki and Patricia but we are the owners of the Downtown Guesthouse Reykjavik .We would like to welcome people from all over the world to stay at our Guesthouse in heart of Reykjavik. We are family run operation that like to give our guests comfortable stay with all the events close by
Our guesthouse is located right in the city center, just minutes walk away from most of our museums and attractions. It will only take you 7 minutes to walk down to the old harbour. Our guests love the local swimming pool which is only 15 minutes walk away from our guesthouse. All the bigger bus companies do have us on their pick up list, so it is easy to attend the tours and hunt for the northern lights.
Languages spoken: German,English,Spanish,Icelandic,Dutch
Area info *
Guests loved walking around the neighborhood!
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What's nearby
  • The Parliament House
    0.1 miles
  • The Offices of the Cabinet of Iceland
    0.1 miles
  • Reykjavík City Hall
    0.1 miles
  • Reykjavik Old Harbour
    0.4 miles
  • Hljomskalagardurinn
    0.4 miles
  • Hallgrímskirkja Church
    0.4 miles
  • National Museum of Iceland
    0.5 miles
  • Solfar Sun Voyager
    0.5 miles
  • University of Iceland
    0.5 miles
  • Vesturbaejarlaug Swimming Pool
    0.7 miles
Restaurants & cafes
  • Restaurant Messinn
    0 miles
  • Restaurant Icelandic Street Food
    0 miles
  • Restaurant Hard Rock Café
    0 miles
  • Cafe/Bar Most restaurants and cafés in Reykjavík are in our neighbourhood
    0.1 miles
  • Cafe/Bar The Drunk Rabbit
    0.1 miles
  • Cafe/Bar Prikid
    0.2 miles
Top attractions
  • Laugavegur Shopping Street
    0.8 miles
  • Reykjavik Art Museum: Kjarvalsstadir
    0.9 miles
  • The Pearl
    1.3 miles
  • Kringlan Shopping Mall
    1.7 miles
  • Laugardalslaug Swimming Pool
    1.7 miles
  • Laugardalsholl Stadium
    1.9 miles
  • Imagine Peace Tower
    2.6 miles
  • Smáralind Shopping Center
    3.5 miles
Natural Beauty
  • Mountain The Big Church
    0.6 miles
  • River Elliðaár
    4.3 miles
  • Lake Tjörnin - The City Pond
    0.1 miles
  • Mountain The Harbour
    0.2 miles
  • Ocean/Sea We are close to the old harbour
    0.2 miles
Ski lifts
  • Bláfjöll
    15.5 miles
Closest Airports
  • Reykjavík Domestic Airport
    1.2 miles
  • Reykjavík Keflavík Airport
    23.1 miles
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Amenities of Downtown Guesthouse Reykjavik
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels
  • Towels/Sheets (extra fee)
  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Linens
  • Shared kitchen
  • Dining table
  • Toaster
  • Stovetop
  • Kitchenware
  • Electric kettle
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Kitchenette
Room Amenities
  • Socket near the bed
  • Drying rack for clothing
  • Clothes rack
  • Game room
  • Golf course (within 2 miles) Additional charge
Living Area
  • Dining area
  • Sitting area
Food & Drink
  • Tea/Coffee maker
WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
No parking available.
  • Shared lounge/TV area
  • Private check-in/out
  • Baggage storage
  • Express check-in/out
Entertainment & Family Services
  • Board games/Puzzles
  • Board games/puzzles
Safety & security
  • Fire extinguishers
  • CCTV outside property
  • CCTV in common areas
  • Smoke alarms
  • Key access
  • Adults only
  • Smoke-free property
  • Heating
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Upper floors accessible by stairs only
Languages Spoken
  • German
  • English
  • Spanish
  • Icelandic
  • Dutch
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Sustainability initiatives
This property has taken steps to provide more sustainable and eco-friendly travel

House rules Downtown Guesthouse Reykjavik takes special requests – add in the next step!


1:00 PM - 12:00 AM


5:00 AM - 11:00 AM


Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodations type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check what conditions apply to your preferred room.

Children & Beds

Child policies

Children of all ages are welcome.

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Crib and extra bed policies

Adult (18+ years)
Extra bed by request
€ 30 per person, per night

Additional fees are not calculated automatically in the total cost and will have to be paid for separately during your stay.

There's no capacity for cribs at this property.

The maximum number of extra beds allowed depends on the room you choose. Double-check the maximum capacity for the room you selected.

All cribs and extra beds are subject to availability.

Age restriction

The minimum age for check-in is 18

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Smoking is not allowed.


Pets are not allowed.

The fine print

FAQs about Downtown Guesthouse Reykjavik

  • Downtown Guesthouse Reykjavik is 500 feet from the center of Reykjavík.

  • Check-in at Downtown Guesthouse Reykjavik is from 1:00 PM, and check-out is until 11:00 AM.

  • Room options at Downtown Guesthouse Reykjavik include:

    • Single
    • Twin/Double
    • Triple
    • Double

  • The prices at Downtown Guesthouse Reykjavik may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates, hotel's policy etc.). To see prices, enter your dates.

  • The nearest beach is 0.6 miles from Downtown Guesthouse Reykjavik.

  • From the nearest airport, you can get to Downtown Guesthouse Reykjavik by:

    • Airport shuttle (public) 45min

  • Downtown Guesthouse Reykjavik offers the following activities/services (charges may apply):

    • Game room
    • Golf course (within 2 miles)