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Central Guesthouse Reykjavik

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Property grounds
Triple Room, Shared Bathroom | Individually decorated, blackout drapes, free WiFi, bed sheets
Quadruple Room, Shared Bathroom | Individually decorated, blackout drapes, free WiFi, bed sheets
Quadruple Room, Shared Bathroom | Individually decorated, blackout drapes, free WiFi, bed sheets
Triple Room, Shared Bathroom | Individually decorated, blackout drapes, free WiFi, bed sheets

Overview of Central Guesthouse Reykjavik

Central Guesthouse Reykjavik

2.5 star property

8.2/10 Very Good

Popular amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Parking included
  • Laundry
  • Housekeeping
Laufasvegur 2, Reykjavik, IS-101

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationLaugavegur2 min walk
  • Popular LocationReykjavik City Hall5 min walk
  • Popular LocationReykjavik Harbour10 min walk
  • AirportReykjavik (KEF-Keflavik Intl.)44 min drive

Room options

About this area


Located on a lake, Central Guesthouse Reykjavik is in Downtown Reykjavik neighborhood and is connected to a rail/subway station. Reykjavik Harbour and Sky Lagoon are worth checking out if an activity is on the agenda, while those looking for area attractions can visit Elding Reykjavik Whale Watching and Sundhollin. Looking to enjoy an event or a game while in town? See what's happening at Laugardalsvollur or Laugardalsholl. Discover the area's water adventures with kayaking and scuba diving nearby, or enjoy the great outdoors with mountain climbing and horse riding.

What's nearby

  • Laugavegur - 2 min walk
  • Reykjavik Pond - 2 min walk
  • Reykjavík Cathedral - 3 min walk
  • Reykjavik City Hall - 5 min walk
  • Reykjavik Harbour - 10 min walk

Getting around

  • Reykjavik–Keflavik Intl. Airport (KEF) - 44 min drive


  • Jómfrúin - 2 min walk
  • Grillmarkadurinn - 2 min walk
  • Sushi Social - 3 min walk
  • B5 - 3 min walk
  • Ristorante Caruso - 3 min walk

About this property

Central Guesthouse Reykjavik

Guesthouse located in Downtown Reykjavik
Located close to Reykjavik Harbour, Central Guesthouse Reykjavik provides a free daily manager's reception, an art gallery on site, and a shopping mall on site. Free in-room WiFi is available to all guests, along with a garden and dry cleaning/laundry services.
Other perks at this guesthouse include:
  • Outdoor pool access
  • Free self parking
  • An electric car charging station, access to a nearby indoor pool, and tour/ticket assistance
  • A TV in the lobby, luggage storage, and smoke-free premises
  • Guest reviews give top marks for the walkable location
Room features
All 12 individually decorated rooms offer comforts such as separate sitting areas, in addition to amenities like free WiFi.
More conveniences in all rooms include:
  • Private yards, wardrobes/closets, and separate sitting areas
  • Cookware/dishes/utensils, heating, and daily housekeeping


English, German, Spanish

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter
Follows industry cleaning and disinfection practices of Safe Travels (WTTC - Global)

Social distancing

Contactless check-in and check-out
Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks available for guests
Gloves available
Hand sanitizer provided
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities


  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and transportation

  • Free uncovered self parking on site
  • Electric car charging station on site
  • Free offsite parking within 33 ft
  • Street parking available
  • Ski shuttle nearby

Food and drink

  • Free daily reception
  • Coffee/tea in common area(s)

Things to do

  • Access to nearby indoor pool
  • Access to nearby outdoor pool
  • Art gallery
  • Designer stores
  • Shopping mall

Family friendly

  • Access to nearby indoor pool
  • Access to nearby outdoor pool
  • Laundry facilities

Guest services

  • Daily housekeeping
  • Dry cleaning service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Ski passes
  • Tour/ticket assistance


  • Garden


  • If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • This property does not have elevators
  • Accessible bathroom (select rooms)
  • Handrails in hallways
  • Handrails in stairways
  • Upper floors accessible by stairs only
  • Visual fire alarm
  • Well-lit path to entrance


  • Couples dining
  • Shared microwave
  • Shared refrigerator
  • Smoke-free property
  • TV in lobby

Room amenities


  • Bed sheets
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Heating


  • Free toiletries
  • Shampoo
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels

Food and drink

  • Cleaning supplies
  • Cookware/dishes/utensils

Outdoor space

  • Patio
  • Yard


  • Guidebooks/recommendations
  • Individually decorated
  • Local maps
  • Separate sitting area

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Check-in from noon - 5:00 AM
Minimum check-in age - 18


Check-out before 11 AM

Special check-in instructions

There is no front desk at this property
Guests planning to arrive outside of normal check-in hours will receive an email with special check-in instructions and an access code; your host will greet you
For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation

Access methods

Access code, host will greet you


No pets or service animals allowed

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Rollaway/extra beds are available for EUR 20.0 per day
Cribs (infant beds) are available for EUR 10.0 per day

Property payment types

Important information

Optional extras

  • Crib (infant bed) fee: EUR 10.0 per day
  • Rollaway bed fee: EUR 20.0 per day

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
Safety features at this property include a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a security system, a first aid kit, and window guards
Be prepared: check the latest COVID-19 travel requirements and measures in place for this destination before you travel.

We should mention

This property does not have elevators
No pets and no service animals are allowed at this property

Property is also known as

Central Guesthouse
Central Reykjavik
Central Reykjavik Reykjavik
Central Guesthouse Reykjavik Reykjavik
Central Guesthouse Reykjavik Guesthouse
Central Guesthouse Reykjavik Guesthouse Reykjavik

Frequently asked questions

Does Central Guesthouse Reykjavik have a pool?

Yes, this property has outdoor pool access.

How much does it cost to stay at Central Guesthouse Reykjavik?

As of Feb 8, 2023, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at Central Guesthouse Reykjavik on Feb 9, 2023 start from $101.47, excluding taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.

Is Central Guesthouse Reykjavik pet-friendly?

No, pets are not allowed at this property.

How much is parking at Central Guesthouse Reykjavik?

Self parking is free at this property; nearby parking is also free.

What time is check-in at Central Guesthouse Reykjavik?

Check-in is from noon - 5:00 AM.

What time is check-out at Central Guesthouse Reykjavik?

Check-out is at 11 AM.

Where is Central Guesthouse Reykjavik located?

Located in Downtown Reykjavik, this guesthouse is within a 10-minute walk of Laugavegur and Reykjavik Harbour. National Gallery of Iceland and Reykjavik Pond are also within 5 minutes.

Can I cancel my reservation for free at Central Guesthouse Reykjavik and receive a full refund?

Yes, Central Guesthouse Reykjavik offers free cancellation on select room rates, because flexibility matters! Please refer to Central Guesthouse Reykjavik cancellation policy on our site for more details about any exclusions or requirements.



Very Good

Rating 10 - Excellent. 60 out of 141 reviews" "
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Rating 8 - Good. 53 out of 141 reviews" "
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Rating 6 - Okay. 13 out of 141 reviews" "
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Rating 4 - Poor. 6 out of 141 reviews" "
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Rating 2 - Terrible. 9 out of 141 reviews" "
" "2 - Terrible 6%




Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities




2/10 Terrible


Traveled with partner
Disliked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
ADVICE: DOUBLE CHECK YOUR BOOKING WITH THE HOST Unfortunately when we arrived at Central Guesthouse there was no room available for our party. An error with Expedias booking system meant our booking had not been received on the hosts end - even though we had confirmation - and we were left without a room (this also happened to another couple who arrived at the same time we did). Although not the Hosts fault entirely, it was impossible to contact them when we arrived (15 Calls and messages) and he was very unhelpful when we did eventually get in touch stating there was nothing he could do and hanging up. We ended up having to fork out for new hotels for our 3 night trip at quite an expense on New Year’s Eve.

8/10 Good

Jan H, Houston

Traveled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, property conditions & facilities
Location was great. Place was simple and basic. Would stay again, no complaints.

8/10 Good


Traveled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Location is excellent. Accommodations are perfectly fine. Check-in instructions were a little confusing. Maintenance needs a bit of work.

10/10 Excellent


Stayed 1 night in Oct 2022

6/10 Okay

Dr Aimee

Stayed 1 night in Oct 2022

8/10 Good


Traveled with group
Liked: Cleanliness, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Great location and cozy nice place to stay
Can't beat the location. Bus stop 2 is right out front. Comfortable, very clean rooms. Great full kitchen downstairs with many tables and chairs. Fun talking to other travelers while in this common area. Shared bathrooms were always available, never had to wait to use one and always kept clean.
Stayed 3 nights in Sep 2022

8/10 Good


Traveled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Central Guesthouse is just around the block from the bus, making it very easy to get around downtown and to excursion (and airporr) connections. We were a bit apprehensive about the shared bathrooms but this was not a problem at all. Our room was comfortable and we had a nice view of the park and pond.
Stayed 2 nights in Sep 2022

10/10 Excellent


Stayed 1 night in Sep 2022

6/10 Okay

Lea, London

Traveled with partner
Liked: Staff & service
Great location and rooms were spacious. Washrooms need upgrading.
Stayed 1 night in Aug 2022

6/10 Okay


Disliked: Property conditions & facilities
Bathroom needs work
Our stay was one night. Beds were comfortable and room was clean. The upstairs bathroom needed work. The toilet did not flush properly. The tile on the floor was cracked and the shower needed serious attention.
Stayed 1 night in Aug 2022