Ratings based on 47 Verified Reviews

They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
4.0 out of 5
98% of guests recommend
4.4 Room cleanliness
4.3 Service & staff
3.7 Room comfort
4.1 Hotel condition
They paid and stayed.
We double-checked.
4 out of 5
for Couples
by A verified traveler from Edmonton, Alberta Canada

Within walking distance to main features in town

Posted Aug 30, 2014
Pros: Good location, pleasant staff, as well as a well balanced breakfast.
Cons: Showers to rudimentary no places to put clothes, towels or soap.
Location: Close to a lot of attractions in walking distance and a pleasant lake to walk around with birdlife.
In this age of expensive hotels it was nice to find Hotel Gardur to be reasonable value for money. The staff were very helpful .
4 out of 5
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from London, UK

Decent basic option

Posted Aug 20, 2014
Basic, but clean and functional. Only two showers and two toilets per floor, but it was not too busy when I went. It is a bit of a walk into the city centre, but a pleasant route around the pond.
4 out of 5
for Students
by A verified traveler from London

Good value

Posted Jul 14, 2014
Pros: It was fairly relaxed, close to centre but easy to park with hire car.
Cons: maybe a bit more choice at breakfast but this was satisfactory. I'm sure if you added more things it would add cost.
Location: No problems getting around.
Stayed with my young sun. Pretty close to the centre 5-10 minutes walk with a nice park/lake on the way. Breakfast, parking OK and staff seemed chilled and friendly. For Basic accommodation I thought it was pretty good. Way better than a dorm in my view. They had cooking facilities which I didn't use. Not too much else to say but internet seemed reliable. Not too many shared bathroom encounters but tended not to hang around too long.
4 out of 5
for Everyone
by A verified traveler

Posted Jul 9, 2014
Great location by University. Very clean, good breakfast. Wifi was sporadic during my visit.
4 out of 5
for Everyone
by A verified traveler

More than expected

Posted Jul 3, 2014
I really enjoyed staying at this hotel. I was expecting more of a guesthouse vibe, but this place was a happy medium, offering free breakfast and room cleaning. The location was only about a 10 minute walk to the city center, and it was very easy to get to by car or by bus. The rooms were very clean (we stayed in a private room so I cannot comment on the dorms) and comfortable. I would definitely recommend this hotel.
5 out of 5
for Personal Event
by anna from new york, ny

nice clean hotel; great for an airport layover

Posted Jun 30, 2014 on Hotels.com
For my overnight layover between a trip to Akureyri and New York I needed a value hotel in a convenient location. Gardur was perfect. cab ride from the local airport was 1200 Krones and about 5 minutes (cabs are expensive in Iceland). I stayed in a double room with a shared bathroom. the room had a great view over a park and church. it was clean, i slept well. breakfast was outstanding, and unexpectedly so. fresh bread, lots of fruit choices and fresh eggs. i walked 10 minutes to the Reykjavik Excursions bus terminal to take me to the international airport thus saving on a cab or bus ride. perfect stay
4 out of 5
for Everyone
by lauren from canada

Good value for money

Posted Jun 23, 2014
Pros: hotel staff, room cleanliness and functionality
Cons: wifi in all areas of the dorm
Location: need a car to see the really amazing attractions
We werent sure how we were going to like a university dorm shared experience but we were pleasantly surprised! We had a triple room for two of us at the end of the hall. As we were right abive the lobby, we had internet and a mini side bathroom. The showers were hot, clean with good solid water pressure. The front desk staff were extremely helpful with tours, directions and little housekeeping items such as printing confirmstions. Yes this is a dorm but it was modern and clean with very little disruption from fellow travellers. We had a car so not being in the centre of town wasnt an issue as most of the attractions are outside the main city anyways.
5 out of 5
for Couples
by Lindsay from Pennsylvania, USA

Amazing staff, great location

Posted Jun 20, 2014 on Hotels.com
The staff at Hotel Gardur were extremely helpful and kind. The building justly had a bunch of renovations, which are really nice. The access to delicious breakfast as well as a full kitchen was nice. The location is perfect as there is a bus stop just out front and it's next the park, but not in the deep downtown area that can get to be really loud at night. Shared bathrooms are clean and well maintained. Daily maid service was a surprise for hostel-like environment. Highly recommend it!
2 out of 5
for Getaway With Friends
by Ryan Snyder from Los Angeles

Hostel arrangement

Posted Jun 9, 2014 on Hotels.com
It was a short stay and worked. We just weren't ready for a hostel arrangement.
3 out of 5
for Everyone
by Andrew from Vancouver, BC

Recently renovated at a good price

Posted Jun 9, 2014
Pros: Interior decorations were very nice. Modern washroom facilities (shared).
Cons: WiFi needs to be in the whole hotel. Leaking sinks need to be fixed.
Stayed here for 2 nights at the end of my Iceland trip. This hotel offered the best bang for my buck in Reykjavik for a private room. This hotel is at the university and the facility is used as dorm rooms during the school year. From my understanding, the hotel had just reopened June 1 after extensive renovations. The rooms were decently sized and the washroom facilities were very nice and modern. The complimentary breakfast was average at best, but it did the trick. Very tastefully decorated dining area/common space. The one major con was that the complimentary WiFi was only accessible in the dining hall and front desk area. Of the two beds in my room, one cot/single bed was fairly comfortable where as the other one was quite poor. The sink in my room also had a leak and water would pool up on the floor - I believe they are still working out some kinks after the renovations and this was one of them. The location is fairly good, with a 10 minute walk to get to the core of downtown. Friendly staff on duty 24/7. Good alternative to a hostel if you can get a decent rate.