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Alba Guesthouse

2-star2 stars
Eskihlid 3Reykjavik105Iceland

Within easy reach of Perlan
  • Free WiFi and free parking
  • Collect nightsYou can collect™ Rewards nights here
Tasty breakfast
Value for money
Best value for money
Great location
Room is all right
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From 175 reviewsTripAdvisor Traveller Rating

Alba Guesthouse

from £65
  • Single Room
  • Double Room
  • Triple Room
  • Quadruple Room
  • Standard Room, 2 Single Beds

What’s around Alba Guesthouse


  • In Reykjavík East
  • Hallgrimskirkja (19-minute walk)
  • Perlan (13-minute walk)
  • National Museum of Iceland (28-minute walk)
  • Reykjavik City Hall (31-minute walk)
  • Kjarvalsstadir (9-minute walk)
  • Saga Museum (14-minute walk)
  • Oskjuhlid Hill (14-minute walk)

Getting around

  • Reykjavik (RKV-Reykjavik Domestic) 6-min drive
  • Reykjavik (KEF-Keflavik Intl.) 43-min drive
  • Free self-parking

At a glance

Key facts


  • 10 rooms
  • Arranged over 3 floors


  • Check-in time 3 PM-11 PM
  • Check-out time is 11 AM

Required at check in

  • Credit card or cash deposit required

  • Government-issued photo ID required

Travelling with others


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms



  • Free self parking

Other information

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

At the property

Food and drink
  • Free buffet breakfast
  • Barbecue grills
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Multilingual staff
  • Number of buildings/towers - 1
  • Built in 1944
  • Garden
  • Picnic area

In the room

Things to enjoy
  • Separate living room
Freshen up
  • Shared bathroom
  • Shower only
  • Hair dryer (on request)
Stay connected
  • Free WiFi

Alba Guesthouse’s small print

Also known as

  • Alba Guesthouse House Reykjavik
  • Alba Guesthouse House
  • Alba Guesthouse Reykjavik
  • Alba Guesthouse
  • Guesthouse Alba

Mandatory fees

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

  • A tax is imposed by the city: ISK 333 per accommodation, per night.

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 7.8 From 86 reviews

Alba Guesthouse
Simple but clean
Small room, clean, good location to walk into town/be picked up for tours. Very good value for money compared to other hotels. excellent breakfasts and kind hosts (with cute (and quiet and polite) grandchildren!!) thanks Alba guesthouse.
A Traveller, gb2 night romance trip
Alba Guesthouse
Very Good8.0
The hostess was very nice and service overall was really good. No hard feelings there. The one person room can be only described as small. Bed, cabinet, sink, that's it. There was really no place for suitcase, so had to just open it where it could fit. A chair would also been nice, but there would not have been any room for one. The bed on the other hand was quite nice. Size of a double bed, so it took nearly the whole room. The reason why nothing else could fit there. Cleanliness was something that could be improved, there was quite amount of dirt on cable troughs that were on the walls. Also there were some electrical jobs that were quite interesting. No cover on the electrical junction box mounting that was in the room. Breakfast was sufficient to get anyone full.
A Traveller, gb4 night trip
Alba Guesthouse
Amazing Place-Great Breakfast- Great Value
I thoroughly recommend this guesthouse. Its in a great location with free parking (anything free in Reykjavik is amazing). The staff are friendly and obliging and the breakfast is great. A nice, quiet, comfortable place to stay, if I ever go back to Iceland, this is where I will stay.
Constantine, gbTrip with friends
Alba Guesthouse
Very Good8.0
Stay here for good value Inc v good breakfast
Great value accom a short walk away from centre of Reykjavik (it's small so about 10mins to Cathedral). Great value for money due to breakfast offered. Recommended.
A Traveller, gb5 night romance trip
Alba Guesthouse
Unwelcoming host, but OK guesthouse
We received a very frosty welcome from the proprietor (demanding immediate payment and complaints on the way we had parked our car - before we had even made it out of the doorway) which did not make us feel welcome as guests. There was no induction to the room, house or local area. Our room was on the ground floor. It had 3 beds, of which we only used 2. Very thin walls - but the neighbours were considerate at night. The room had no sink and no access to running water - we had to request a bottle. There were shared bathrooms, which were fine, but sometimes felt awkward to use as the owner lay in the lounge next to it. The breakfast was good, but it was presented and topped up in a way that the owners could manage/limit the amount of food taken by the guests. A very firm note above it stated that absolutely no food was to be taken away, which again, we felt was quite unfriendly. Having stayed in numerous hotels, hostels and guesthouses - this was first. The breakfast area was incredibly cramped for the number of guests. The tea and milk was also removed once the owner went to bed. As stated by some others the area seems to have a lot of drug usage, which even we were privy to in the day we were there. I chose the guesthouse based on reviews, and on reflection there are numerous reviews that state precisely what I have noted above - I wish I had paid more attention and been willing to spend a little more on something a little more welcoming.
A Traveller, gb1 night family trip

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