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Set in a building dating back to 1916, this Reykjavík guest house is within 5 minutes’ walk of the popular Laugavegur shopping street. Both WiFi and private, on-site parking are free.

Guest house Galtafell offers both rooms and self-catering apartments with wooden floors, an iron and a flat-screen TV with satellite channels. Some rooms have a shared bathroom. Apartments include a private bathroom and well-equipped kitchenette with a microwave and fridge.

General facilities include a 24-hour front desk, luggage storage and a garden. Children of 12 years old and under can enjoy free breakfast. Hotel staff can recommend restaurants and shops in the area.

The National Museum of Iceland is 2,300 feet from the guest house. Hallgrímskirkja Church is within 5 minutes' walk.

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

Couples in particular like the location – they rated it 9.4 for a two-person trip.

Guesthouse Galtafell has been welcoming Booking.com guests since May 31, 2011

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Property Highlights

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

Want a great night's sleep? This property was highly rated for its very comfy beds.

FREE parking!


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One-Bedroom Apartment
  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen bed
  • Living room: 1 sofa bed
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  • The staff speaks English

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About Guesthouse Galtafell

Welcoming Booking.com guests since May 31, 2011

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  • Góðan daginn, I would like to book a place (an apartment) at your guesthouse for tomorrow and Saturday, but first, I wanted to ask you if there is a chance for early check-in, and if yes, at what hour? Best, Iwona

    Sæl Iwona, Thank you for your question. At what time would you need to check in? Best regards Thorey


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    Answered on January 7, 2021
  • Is it possible to run an internet speed test on the WiFi and see the results? I’ll be booking for a week but need fast internet. Thank you!

    We do have excellent internet


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    Answered on April 26, 2021
  • Dear, is it possible to quarantine in this hotel? Thank you in advance! Kind regards, Catherine

    Dear Catherine, Yes we offer rooms and apartments for quarantine.


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    Answered on February 12, 2021
  • Hi, is there hair dryer available and airport shuttle service going to Keflavik airport? How much does it cost?

    Yes there is a hair dryer in every room and apartment. October schedule: from BSI at 04:30 and 14:30 and from Keflavik Airport at 11:00 and 17:00. Please note the mandatory mask use on board. price pr. person 3499 Iskr


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    Asked about: Double or Twin Room with Private Bathroom • Answered on September 30, 2020
  • Good day! I know you accept guest that must undergo the 5 days quarantine, but I need to know if there are grocery stores/restaurants that can deliver to your guesthouse.

    Yes there are grocery stores/restaurants that can deliver to our guesthouse.


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    Answered on October 19, 2020
  • Good Morning, I would like to know if your guesthouse accepts customers that need to go for the 5 days quarantine after arriving in Iceland. Please let me know, Many Thanks.

    Good morning, Yes we do accept guests who need to go for the 5 days quarantine.


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    Answered on October 2, 2020
  • Hello, do the apartments have a bath? My mother doesn't like showers!

    Yes there is a bathtub in the apartments


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    Answered on May 13, 2021
  • Since I'll be coming from the UK, do you receive guest self-isolating?

    Yes we receive guests self-isolating.


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    Answered on December 18, 2020
  • Hi, i am hoping to stay with you in February from the UK, if there are new restrictions meaning another lockdown and cannot fly is there refund options as a result if i were to book now? Thanks

    You can book with the 3 day cancellation policy


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    Answered on January 6, 2022
  • Hello - I have a late flight arriving at 23.55 on 27 December. Will it be ok to check in after this time - and would an airport transfer be possible?

    Yes you are welcome to arrive late. Arrival Transport from Keflavik Airport to Reykjavik: Flybus operates in connection with all arriving flights at Keflavik Airport. flybus.is


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    Answered on December 24, 2021
  • Hi, we are planning to stay 1 night here, can we have 3 separate beds in one reservation, is it possible? And how much would it be?

    If you book an apartment or studio we can make 3 separate beds ready


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    Answered on September 12, 2021
  • Hi , any kitchen facilities that I can use to cook food?

    There is a fully equipped kitchenette in the apartments and studio, the double rooms do not have a kitchen. However there is a small fridge and complimentary tea and coffee.


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    Answered on January 6, 2022
  • Do you have an elevator?

    No, all the guest rooms are on the ground floor.


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    Answered on December 15, 2021
  • Hi, I made a booking with you in August, I cannot find my booking details. I need to cancel my booking as my flights keep getting changed due to covid

    Hi, you should be able to find your booking with your name or booking number.


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    Answered on January 14, 2021
  • Many Thanks for your previous reply. I was trying to book a room with private bathroom but there’s none available anymore so my question is: can I stay on a 5 days quarantine on a room with shared bathroom? Many thanks, have a great day!

    I am sorry that is not possible. What dates are you looking for?


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    Answered on October 3, 2020
Thorey and Arni, owners

Managed by Thorey and Arni, owners

Company review score: 8.8 Based on 1,038 reviews from 1 property

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Property info

Guesthouse Galtafell is a historical house and the former home of the beloved Icelandic artist Guðmundur Thorsteinsson - Muggur. His father built the house in 1916 after blueprints from Iceland´s state architect of that time Einar Erlendsson. The house has many characteristics which underline that it was meant to be used as an art studio such as large windows and bright rooms for the artist. In 1924 it was bought by Bjarni Jonsson (Bíó Bjarni) who was well known in Reykjavík for opening one of the city´s first cinemas. Bjarni was the youngest brother of the famous sculptor Einar Jónsson. The Einar Jónsson Museum is within 10 minutes walking distance of Guesthouse Galtafell.

Languages Spoken

Danish, English, Icelandic, Dutch

Area Info *
Guests loved walking around the neighborhood!
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What's nearby
  • Hljomskalagardurinn
    0.1 miles
  • Hallgrímskirkja Church
    0.3 miles
  • National Museum of Iceland
    0.3 miles
  • Reykjavík City Hall
    0.4 miles
  • University of Iceland
    0.4 miles
  • The Parliament House
    0.4 miles
  • The Offices of the Cabinet of Iceland
    0.4 miles
  • Solfar Sun Voyager
    0.6 miles
  • Reykjavik Old Harbour
    0.7 miles
  • Reykjavik Art Museum: Kjarvalsstadir
    0.7 miles
Restaurants & cafes
  • Cafe/Bar Fish and More
    1 miles
  • Restaurant Snaps
    1.1 miles
  • Restaurant Þrír Frakkar
    0.3 miles
  • Cafe/Bar Café Loki
    0.9 miles
  • Restaurant Ostabudin
    0.9 miles
Top attractions
  • Vesturbaejarlaug Swimming Pool
    0.8 miles
  • Laugavegur Shopping Street
    0.8 miles
  • The Pearl
    1 miles
  • Kringlan Shopping Mall
    1.5 miles
  • Laugardalslaug Swimming Pool
    1.8 miles
  • Laugardalsholl Stadium
    1.8 miles
  • Imagine Peace Tower
    2.8 miles
  • Smáralind Shopping Center
    3.2 miles
Closest Airports
  • Reykjavík Domestic Airport
    0.8 miles
  • Reykjavík Keflavík Airport
    23 miles
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Amenities of Guesthouse Galtafell
Bathroom
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels
  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer
Bedroom
  • Linens
  • Wardrobe or closet
  • Extra long beds (> 6.5 ft)
Outdoors
  • Garden
Kitchen
  • Cleaning products
  • Electric kettle
  • Refrigerator
Room Amenities
  • Socket near the bed
  • Clothes rack
Living Area
  • Desk
Media & Technology
  • Flat-screen TV
  • Satellite channels
  • Radio
  • TV
Food & Drink
  • Tea/Coffee maker
Internet
WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
Parking
Free public parking is available at a location nearby (reservation is not possible).
Services
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Airport shuttle (additional charge)
  • Baggage storage
Front Desk Services
  • Invoice provided
Safety & security
  • Safe
General
  • Smoke-free property
  • Hardwood or parquet floors
  • Heating
  • Soundproof
  • Family rooms
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Iron
Languages Spoken
  • Danish
  • English
  • Icelandic
  • Dutch
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House rules
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Check-in

From 3:00 PM

Check-out

Until 11:00 AM

Cancellation/
prepayment

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.

Children 12 and above are considered adults at this property.

To see correct prices and occupancy info, add the number and ages of children in your group to your search.

Crib and extra bed policies

0 - 2 years
Crib by request
Free
12+ years
Extra bed by request
€ 40 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.

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

All cribs and extra beds are subject to availability.

No age restriction

There's no age requirement for check-in

Groups

When booking more than 4 rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply.

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Smoking

Smoking is not allowed.

Pets

Pets are not allowed.

The fine print

Please inform Guesthouse Galtafell of your expected arrival time in advance. You can use the Special Requests box when booking, or contact the property directly using the contact details in your confirmation.

FAQs about Guesthouse Galtafell

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

    • Check-in at Guesthouse Galtafell is from 3:00 PM, and check-out is until 11:00 AM.

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

    • Room options at Guesthouse Galtafell include:

      • Twin/Double
      • Apartment
      • Studio

    • The following parking options are available to guests staying at Guesthouse Galtafell (subject to availability):

      • Parking
      • Free parking

    • Guesthouse Galtafell is 2,300 feet from the center of Reykjavík.

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

      • Airport shuttle (public) 45min