About this listing
We have just opened this amazing guesthouse in Iceland. After painstakingly restoring the 100 year old home in the heart of downtown. It has private rooms but shared bathroom on each floor. There's a comfortable common room and lots of old charm.
Túngata 8 was originally built in 1915 by a local businessman. It's part of the very historic "Grjótaþorp" in downtown Reykjavik. Just around the corner was the original settlement of the area dating back to 871 AD.
The listing includes your own private suite in the house (Number 3), with two beds (90cm each). We can configure it to be either combined (180cm) or separated. There is a comfortable common room with TV and a fully stocked kitchen. There's a bathroom on each floor as well as 4 showers in the house.
Interaction with guests
We're happy to offer after-hours check-in using a key-access code to the house. This means your late night flight is fine, but do note checkout is at 11 AM and Checkin is after 2 PM.
There are lot's of coffee shops, bars and restaurants in the downtown area. The House is minutes from the harbor, major shopping streets and other attractions of downtown. If you're looking to take a day-tour, there are of pickup locations for bus tours right around the corner.
Walking is your best bet, as we're right around the corner from most of downtown has to offer. Across the street there is a paid parking lot. It's free overnight, but costs about 1,000 Kr. per day for parking. The tourists buses all pick up from local hotels, the closest one is Hotel Reykjavik Center, which is only two doors down.
Other things to note
We have several other rooms and listings available, check out:
https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/10790680 (#1 - Suite)
https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/10696573 (#2 - Family Suite)
https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/10914481 (#3 - Double)
https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/10999187 (#4 - Double)
https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/11095356 (#5 - Double)
https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/11178313 (#6 - Single)
https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/11198463 (#7 - Single)
Our cabin in the North:
Apartment in Reykjavik:
Please help us keep the house in it's pristine condition. There is no smoking or pets allowed. Check-in is after 2PM and checkout before 11AM. There's a PIN code on the door for easy arrival. Please help keep noise to a minimum.
Showers and bathrooms are shared with other guests, so please help us keep them clean between use by removing any hairs or other things you wouldn't want to see upon entry to the shower.
Common areas of the house, such as Kitchen and Dining Room are not to be used after 10PM or before 6AM unless with absolute silence. Strictly no cooking or talking in common areas during those hours as it makes too much noise for sleeping guests.
When you are done using the kitchen, please leave no dishes or food in the sink, on counters, on the stove, or in any common area. Either wash your dishes or put them in the dishwasher. The kitchen should look as though you were never there. Kitchen hours are 6am to 10pm: you may quietly retrieve snacks outside of these hours but no meal preparation outside of these hours. No heavy/greasy cooking in the kitchen. Please, if you spill things on the stovetop, clean it up. Do not leave spills to bake onto the stovetop, which makes them hard or impossible to clean off.
Other House Rules:
* Kindly remove your shoes upon entering the house.
* Please do not drag your luggage up the stairs, as this will damage the carpet.
* Absolutely no smoking in the house
* Due to danger of fire, no candles, space heaters or open flames may be used in the house.
Cancel up to 5 days before your trip and get a full refund, including service fees.
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