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Guesthouse Galtafell

3-star3 stars
Laufasvegur 46Reykjavik101Iceland

City centre guesthouse within walking distance of Hallgrimskirkja
  • Free WiFi and free parking
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  • Check in was done via a series of notes placed on doors, and keys left in the room door.…Aug 20, 2018
  • Easily found (even without satnav) in a pleasant neighbourhood near the park, the…Apr 27, 2018
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Guesthouse Galtafell

from £133
  • Apartment, 1 Bedroom
  • Studio
  • Double Room, Private Bathroom
  • Double Room, Shared Bathroom
  • Apartment, 2 Bedrooms (Bravallagata 4)

What’s around Guesthouse Galtafell


  • In Reykjavík 101
  • Reykjavik City Hall nearby
  • Hallgrimskirkja nearby
  • National Museum of Iceland nearby
  • Harpa nearby
  • Reykjavik Harbour nearby
  • Laugavegur nearby
  • Perlan nearby

Getting around

  • Reykjavik (RKV-Reykjavik Domestic) 0.7 miles/1.2 km
  • Reykjavik (KEF-Keflavik Intl.) 23.1 miles/37.1 km
  • Free self-parking
  • Free parking nearby
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)

At a glance

Key facts


  • 8 rooms


  • 24-hour check-in
  • Check-out time is 11 AM
There is no front desk at this property. To make arrangements for check-in, please contact the property ahead of time using the information on the booking confirmation.
24-hour airport shuttle service is available upon request. Contact the property in advance to make arrangements. Fees may apply. Contact the property in advance to make arrangements.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card or cash deposit required

  • Government-issued photo ID required

Travelling with others


  • Pets stay free


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms



  • Airport shuttle (available 24 hours) *


  • Free self parking

  • Free nearby parking

Other information

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

At the property

Food and drink
  • Continental breakfast daily (surcharge)
  • Concierge services
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Luggage storage
  • Built in 1916
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
Languages Spoken
  • Danish
  • Dutch
  • English
  • Icelandic

In the room

Home comforts
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Iron/ironing board
Freshen up
  • Hair dryer
Be entertained
  • Flat-screen TV
  • Satellite TV channels
Stay connected
  • Free WiFi
Food and drink
  • Fridge
  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe

Guesthouse Galtafell’s small print

Also known as

  • Guesthouse Galtafell House Reykjavik
  • Guesthouse Galtafell House
  • Guesthouse Galtafell Reykjavik
  • Guesthouse Galtafell
  • Galtafell Reykjavik
  • Galtafell
  • Galtafell Reykjavik


For transfers, guests must contact the property 72 hours prior to arrival on the number on the booking confirmation.

Optional extras

Rollaway beds are available for ISK 7500 per night

Continental breakfast is offered for an extra charge of ISK 1750 for adults and ISK 0 for children (approximately)

Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge of ISK 3950 per person (one-way)

Airport shuttle for children between the ages of 12 and 15 costs ISK 1975 (one-way)

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

Fabulous 8.8 From 136 reviews

Guesthouse Galtafell
Lovely guesthouse
Me partner and I had a lovely stay at this guesthouse. Our room was pretty spectacular. It was up its very own staircase and had views across the city, great size and the shared bathroom wasn't ever an issue. Jelly belly the cat adopted us for the weekend she was so sweet and cuddly. The only issue is our dirty mugs were left to sit around for 3days and the room wasnt cleaned. Only once were our beds made, and The floor was full of dirt from our hiking boots. The city itself is beautiful. We hired a car drove around the golden circle, its was out of this world, never seen nature like it. We also done some research on the hot spots to see the northern lights, on the Friday the aurora level was 5 (high) so we drove to the harbour and wasn't disappointed! The lights were incredible we felt so lucky to see them. The city is expensive but you can budget it if you find the right places. I'd recommend this guesthouse it was very homely and welcoming. You will need to more specific with requirements, maybe that's where we went wrong with the house keeping? But overall an amazing experience in Iceland. Definitely do your research on things, tours are overpriced and unnecessary.
A Traveller, gb3 night trip
Guesthouse Galtafell
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Got a free upgrade to an apartment rather than a double room, lovely place and a friendly cat
A Traveller, gbRomance trip
Guesthouse Galtafell
Very Good8.0
Room was smaller than expected. Lack of wardrobe/drawer space
Mr Russell, gb4 night romance trip
Guesthouse Galtafell
Lovely place to stay.
Lovely location and staff really friendly and helpful. Wouldn't hesitate to stay there again. Close to bus station for trips and walking distance to the centre. Picturesque and quiet residential streets. Good breakfasts too.
Dawn, gb3 night trip with friends
Guesthouse Galtafell
Stop looking elsewhere in Reykjavik!
As a frequent traveller, there's nothing more important than finding great accommodation for a great price. Guesthouse Galtafell was exactly this. Just five minutes walk from the real centre of Reykjavik, 2 minutes to the Hallgrímskirkja Church and the main roads out of Reykjavik really close. From the minute we arrived we felt welcome, our room details were on the door outside and we walked into a really cosy guesthouse with amazing room. The owners were happy to accommodate any questions we had be it about the guesthouse or even our trip. We stayed Friday to Monday and after the second night had a knock on the door telling us they had an apartment spare and if we'd like to move there. This had our own shower, a spare room and a huge kitchen. Our first room was great but this was something else and really added to the unique experience we had in Iceland. If we are ever going back to Iceland, this would be the place i'd want to stay in, it was 10/10 in every aspect. In short: I've never felt more at home when travelling!
Matthew, gb4 night trip with friends

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