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1 room, 2 adults

Grettir Guesthouse, Reykjavik, Iceland

2-star2 stars
Great for familiesThis property has good facilities for families.
Laugavegur 28a, Reykjavik, 101, Iceland

City-center guesthouse within walking distance of Hallgrimskirkja
  • Free WiFi
  • Collect nightsYou can collect™ Rewards nights here
Great location
Fantastic service
Food could be better
Could use a good cleaning

Grettir Guesthouse, Reykjavik, Iceland

from NZ$119
  • Economy Single Room
  • Double or Twin Room
  • Double Room (+ sofa bed)
  • Apartment, 1 Bedroom

What’s around Grettir Guesthouse, Reykjavik, Iceland


  • In Downtown
  • Laugavegur - 1 min walk
  • Reykjavik City Hall - 11 min walk
  • Reykjavik Harbour - 13 min walk
  • Hallgrimskirkja - 6 min walk
  • Harpa - 8 min walk
  • National Museum of Iceland - 18 min walk
  • University of Iceland - 18 min walk

Getting around

  • Reykjavik (KEF-Keflavik Intl.) - 44 min drive
  • Reykjavik (RKV-Reykjavik Domestic) - 4 min drive

At a glance

Key facts


  • 6 rooms
  • Arranged over 3 floors


  • Check-in time 3 PM-midnight
  • Check-out time is noon
  • Express check-in/out
There is no front desk at this property. If you are planning to arrive after midnight please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation. Guests planning to arrive outside of normal check-in hours will receive an email with special check-in instructions and an access code. There is no staff on site; guests can access their accommodation through a private entrance.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges

  • Government-issued photo ID required

  • Minimum check-in age is 20

Travelling with others


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms



  • Self parking *

Payment types at the property

Other information

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

At the property

Food and drink
  • Coffee/tea in a common area
  • Luggage storage
  • Number of buildings/towers - 1
  • Year Built - 1901
  • ATM/banking
  • Terrace
  • Library
  • Television in common areas
  • Accessible bathroom
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
Languages Spoken
  • English
  • Icelandic

In the room

Home comforts
  • Coffee/tea maker
Freshen up
  • Shower only
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
Stay connected
  • Free WiFi
  • Free local calls
Food and drink
  • Free bottled water

Grettir Guesthouse, Reykjavik, Iceland’s small print

Also known as

  • Grettir Guesthouse House Reykjavik
  • Grettir Guesthouse Guesthouse
  • Grettir Guesthouse Guesthouse Reykjavik
  • Grettir Guesthouse House
  • Grettir Guesthouse Reykjavik
  • Grettir Guesthouse
  • Grettir Reykjavik
  • Grettir Guesthouse Reykjavik


The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation.

Mandatory fees

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

  • A tax is imposed by the city: EUR 2.62 per accommodation, per night

Optional extras

Self parking costs EUR 22.5 per day

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 61 reviews

Very good 8.0
Iceland stay
Reasonable price and amenities. Significant drawback is one bathroom for all rooms, and was downstairs from our unit. Also, lots of stairs to haul luggage - no elevator.
us1 night family trip
Exceptional 10.0
Perfect week in Iceland!
Me and my girlfriend had a great stay at Grettir Guesthouse. It was easy to find and when we arrived everywhere was very clean and tidy. The facilities worked perfectly with the bed being very comfy and the shower working very well. The location couldn't be better with the main road through the city centre literally on your doorstep close to the bars and restaurants. Despite being so close it was very quiet at night with Reykjavik being a quiet city. Also it was only a 5 minute walk to the supermarket and a 10 minute walk to the BSI bus terminal, where we booked most of our trips with Reykjavik Excursions. Would highly recommend Grettir Guesthouse for anyone wanting to stay in Reykjavik!
Matthew, gb6 night romance trip
Exceptional 10.0
Home from home :)
This guest house has everything you need for a great stay in iceland. Every day there were cleaners in the house freshening up for that evening. Everything you need for meal prep is available in the kitchen and a supermarket just down the street. I slept very well in this guest house and really enjoyed my stay. I would definitely come back :)
Nicole, gb3 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
It's like you're staying a friends house. No, there is (probably) no one there to greet you. Yes, you have to follow the instructions from the proprietors to be able to find it (behind some buildings on the main street). Yes, you have to share a bathroom. To my mind, none of the above distracts from the sweet, homey feel of this place. GREAT comfy beds, fantastic wifi, coffee or tea in the morning. There is a kitchen to prepare food, if you wish; they even reserve a whole shelf in the refrigerator for each room. (Great to be able to buy food rather than having to eat out every meal). Had lovely chats with some of the other tenants; only five rooms. Perfect for myself, my wife and teenage son. And so crazy close to everything you want to do in Iceland; including the 'bus stop' where you wait for a tour bus to take you to some remote place. I both saw and spoke to the proprietor(s) at different times, and they were friendly and helpful. Remember, all of Iceland is pretty pricey; and most of them do not have 'ensuite' bathrooms. All things being equal, I would definitely want to stay here again, especially if I was traveling with anyone else.
Charley, us2 night family trip
Very good 8.0
This is a friendly and cozy place to stay, really convenient to the centre, good value and very clean. Great to have a kitchen and thanks for letting me store my bag after checkout. It would be great to have the detail of how to pick up room key beforehand.
Gillian, gb1 night trip

Grettir Guesthouse, Reykjavik, Iceland

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