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Hosted by Gunnar
Gunnar is the host.
2 guests
1 bed
1 bath
2 guests
1 bed
1 bath
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Ages 2 - 12
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Under 2
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We are very proud of our location, in the center of Reykjavik city, in few minutes walking distance to all major tourist attractions, museums and most popular restaurants – but still in a quiet residential area.

The space

Together with this one, we offer six other elegant studio-apartments in our guesthouse House of the Spirits in the center of Reykjavik - in few minutes walking distance to all the most important tourist attractions, restaurants, museum etc. - but still in a quiet residential area.
All our studios have a private en-suit small bathroom and a fully equipped kitchenette.
Bed-linen and towels are provided - as well as a wireless Internet connection, free of charge.
Full breakfast can be arranged for reasonable price - but we don't recommend it, as there is a grocery store in two minutes walking distance from our house - and we always provide for free coffee, tea, milk, muesli, butter and jam, oil, sugar and spices.
There is a possibility for an extra bed for third person for reasonable price.
Gunnar, the host, is a professor in Icelandic language and literature - and a professional tourist guide specialized in history, culture and geology. Fully licensed as a driver-guide, I offer private excursions in a private vehicle for up to 8 passengers.
We also help our guests organizing their stay in Iceland - and we take care of eventual bookings without any commission.
Feel free to contact us for any further information.
I live and work in the house the biggest part of the year. When I am at home the guests can reach me whenever they like. Sometimes during winter I stay in Paris - times and times. Than my assistant - also living in the house - takes care of everything. Our guests can always contact me by e-mail for any questions or problems - I try my best to answer immediately. Furthermore, my mobile number and my assistant's number are given to every guest.
Check-in is normally at 14.00 and check-out at 11.00. But we are flexible with both. We always try to have our apartments ready as early as possible for early arriving guests. In case you would have to wait, we would of course keep the luggage for you.

Guest access

Our guests have access to a common hall where they find table and chairs - and brochures on activities and travel companies. In this hall there is also a cabinet full of things that our guests can take out as they wish: Extra coffee, tea, muesli, sugar and jam - and furthermore rice, pasta, wheat, oil and spices together with other practical products for making dinner.
Our guests also have a full and free access to our laundry in the basement with washing machines and dryers (washing powder and softener provided).

Interaction with guests

As a professional tourist guide, I love to advise my guests and help them organizing their visit to the country.
We also take care of bookings for any tours and and pick-up if our guests wish - without any commission.
After confirming a booking, our guests will get a link to our special information web-page where you find useful information about our house, about your arrival, about staying in Iceland - and practical links to travel companies, car-rentals and recommended restaurants.

Other things to note

I live in the house and I use to welcome guests myself. When I am not at home, my assistant Simon - also living in the house - takes care of everything.
In any case, I open my mail-box constantly and answer phone-calls whenever - even at nights.
My mobile number is announced in every studio. Before arrival, guests get a message with that number and my assistant Simon's mobile number.
Both of us speak English, French and a Scandinavian language.

Business travel
This listing has essential business travel amenities.

Free parking on premise

House Rules

We kindly ask our guests to please:
- Always walk quietly through stairways and out-door.
- Keep silence at evenings and nights.
- Keep at least one window slightly open, day and night. (If you are cold, just turn up the heaters! There is no need to economize energy in Iceland - it is 100% clean and ecological.)
- When taking shower, using the curtains to avoid water going on the floor.
- At check-out, leave the keys on the table and door open.

Smoking is strictly forbidden in the house. In our back-yard there is a table and chairs where people can smoke without risking that the smoke disturbs other guests.


68 Reviews

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John User Profile
April 2017
Lovely self contained flat close to restaurants and the waterfront.

Cassie User Profile
March 2017
The apartment is in the ideal location. Within 2 minutes walk to the centre and harbour. We stayed for a week and found that all the major attractions in the city were within walking distance. If you plan on seeing the northern lights, we got the number 11 bus to a lovely lighthouse in Grotta. This is roughly a 45 minute walk if you fancy a stroll, which we did as we stayed there watching the lights and missed the last bus back. Gunnar, is a delight! We met him on our last day and he was lovely and down to earth. He answered all our questions quickly and was very helpful. Thank you for a great holiday, we will be back!

Sophie User Profile
February 2017
Very close to everything we needed and easy to park on the streets nearby for free (provided you're out by 9am and not back until 6pm which we were). The room was clean and had a nice little kitchen area although we could only find one spoon. The shower was quite small which meant the shower curtain came in on you which wasn't pleasant. Check in and out was all very clearly explained. Overall exactly what we needed - central location, clean, facilities to make a quick porridge before heading out to explore.

Will User Profile
October 2017
Amazing apartment close to everything. Squeaky clean and comfortable bed! Couldn’t be any better.

Martijn User Profile
October 2017
This was a great place to stay!!

Cassandra User Profile
October 2017
Although we didn’t get to meet Gunnar during our one night’s stay, he was always easy to get in touch and very friendly. The apartment is cosy with a lot of thoughtful extras provided such as tea, jam and shampoo. It was also nice and warm, and very conveniently located near restaurants and supermarkets. All of this at a very reasonable price!

Colleen A User Profile
October 2017
Amazing location, excellent communication, and very convenient check-in procedures. Would stay here again in a heartbeat! Thank you for your hospitality!

Reykjavik, IcelandJoined in August 2011
Gunnar User Profile
I am a professor in Icelandic language and literature - and a professional tourist guide, specialized in geology, history and culture. Beside running the guesthouse and welcoming my guests, I offer private excursion in a private vehicle for up to 8 passengers.
Languages: Dansk, English, Français, Norsk, Svenska
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within an hour

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