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Overview of Egilsborg Guesthouse

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Blackout drapes, WiFi
Blackout drapes, WiFi
Blackout drapes, WiFi
Blackout drapes, WiFi

Egilsborg Guesthouse

1.5 out of 5
Guests rated this property 3.4/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Breakfast available
  • Parking available
  • Laundry
  • Babysitting

Explore the area

    Popular LocationLaugavegur1 min walk
    Popular LocationSundhollin6 min walk
    Popular LocationKjarvalsstadir8 min walk
    AirportReykjavik (KEF-Keflavik Intl.)43 min drive

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Basic Quadruple Room

  • Sleeps 4
  • 4 Twin Bunk Beds

Triple Room

  • Sleeps 3
  • 3 Twin Beds

Double Room

  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Double Bed

Single Room

  • Sleeps 1
  • 1 Twin Bed

Basic Twin Room

  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Twin Bunk Bed

About this area


Located in Reykjavik, Egilsborg Guesthouse is in the city center. Harpa and National Museum of Iceland are cultural highlights, and travelers looking to shop may want to visit Laugavegur. Traveling with kids? Consider Laugardalslaug Geothermal Pool and Sundhollin.
Popular Location

What's nearby

  • Laugavegur - 1 min walk
  • Sundhollin - 6 min walk
  • Kjarvalsstadir - 8 min walk
  • Hofdi House - 11 min walk
  • Hallgrimskirkja - 13 min walk

Getting around

  • Keflavik International Airport (KEF) - 43 min drive


  • Roadhouse — 6 min walk
  • Old Iceland Restaurant — 7 min walk
  • Gamla Vínhúsið — 7 min walk
  • 73 — 7 min walk
  • Nepalese Kitchen — 8 min walk

About this property

Egilsborg Guesthouse

Family-friendly Reykjavik guesthouse in Hlíðar, walk to Laugavegur
This guesthouse features WiFi in public areas, valet parking, and coffee/tea in a common area. Other amenities include self parking, dry cleaning, and laundry facilities. All 17 rooms offer WiFi, free newspapers, and in-room massages.
Egilsborg Guesthouse offers 17 accommodations with complimentary newspapers and blackout drapes/curtains. In-room wireless Internet access is available for a surcharge. Bathrooms include showers. Microwaves, refrigerators, and in-room massages can be requested.

Property amenities


  • Available in all rooms: WiFi (ISK 500 per hour)
  • Available in some public areas: WiFi (ISK 500 per hour)

Parking and transportation

  • Self parking on site (ISK 2000 per night; includes in/out privileges)
  • Valet parking on site (ISK 2000 per night; includes in/out privileges)
  • Extended parking on site (ISK 2000 per night)
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking available
  • Offsite parking available (ISK 2000 per night)
  • 24-hour roundtrip airport shuttle (surcharge)

Food and drink

  • Cooked-to-order breakfast available for a fee daily 8 AM–9 AM: ISK 3000 for adults and ISK 2000 for children
  • Coffee/tea in common area(s)

Things to do

  • Shopping

Family friendly

  • Babysitting/childcare
  • Dry cleaning service
  • Grocery/convenience store
  • In-room child care (surcharge)
  • Laundry facilities
  • Microwave (on request)
  • Refrigerator (on request)


  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Grocery/convenience store
  • Library
  • No elevators

Guest services

  • Dry cleaning service
  • Hair salon
  • Laundry facilities
  • Multilingual staff
  • Tour/ticket assistance

Languages spoken

  • English


  • Garden
  • Picnic area


  • Massages


  • If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • Accessible bathroom (select rooms)
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking


  • Designated smoking areas (fines apply)
  • TV in lobby

Room amenities


  • Blackout drapes/curtains


  • Hair dryer (on request)
  • Shower

Food and drink

  • Microwave (on request)
  • Refrigerator (on request)


  • Free newspapers
  • In-room massage

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Check-in from 2 PM - 10 PM
Early check-in subject to availability
Early check-in fee: ISK 2000
Late check-in fee: ISK 2000 for check-in between 10 PM and 6 AM
Minimum check-in age - 18


Check-out before 9:30 AM
Late check-out subject to availability
Late check-out fee: ISK 10000

Special check-in instructions

There is no front desk at this property
To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property at least 24 hours before arrival using the information on the booking confirmation
If you are planning to arrive after 10 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation
Guests must contact the property for check-in information
For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation


Pets not allowed

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Kids stay free! One child stays free when using existing bedding
Rollaway/extra beds are not available
Cribs (infant beds) are not available

Property payment types

Important information


You'll be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • Bed sheets fee: ISK 500 per person, per stay

We have included all charges provided to us by the property.

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Fee for cooked-to-order breakfast: ISK 3000 for adults and ISK 2000 for children (approximately)
  • Fee for in-room wireless Internet: ISK 500 per hour (rates may vary)
  • Fee for wireless Internet in public areas: ISK 500 per hour (rates may vary)
  • Airport shuttle fee: ISK 2500.00 per person (one way)
  • Self parking fee: ISK 2000 per night (in/out privileges)
  • Valet parking fee: ISK 2000 per night (in/out privileges)
  • Extended parking fee: ISK 2000 per night
  • Nearby parking fee: ISK 2000 per night
  • Early check-in fee: ISK 2000 (subject to availability)
  • Late check-in fee: ISK 2000 for check-in between 10 PM and 6 AM
  • Late check-out fee: ISK 10000 (subject to availability)
  • Credit card charges are subject to a surcharge of 5 percent

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 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
This property accepts credit cards; cash is not accepted
Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property; the policies listed are provided by the property
Guests will be charged a fee when paying in a non-Icelandic currency at the property.
The full amount of the reservation is due 24 hours prior arrival.

We should mention

This property's policy is to refuse certain bookings for the purpose of group events or parties, including pre-wedding stag/bachelor and hen/bachelorette parties
This property offers transfers from the airport (surcharges may apply); guests must contact the property with arrival details before travel, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms
Some facilities may have restricted access; guests can contact the property for details using the contact information on the booking confirmation
Alcohol is not served or permitted at this property

Property is also known as

Egilsborg Guesthouse
Egilsborg Guesthouse House
Egilsborg Guesthouse House Reykjavik
Egilsborg Guesthouse Reykjavik
Egilsborg Reykjavik
Egilsborg Guesthouse Reykjavik
Egilsborg Guesthouse Guesthouse
Egilsborg Guesthouse Guesthouse Reykjavik

Frequently asked questions

Is Egilsborg Guesthouse pet-friendly?
No, pets are not allowed at this property.
How much is parking at Egilsborg Guesthouse?
Self parking is available for ISK 2000 per night. Valet parking is available for ISK 2000 per night. Extended parking is available for ISK 2000 per night.
What time is check-in at Egilsborg Guesthouse?
Check-in is from 2 PM - 10 PM. Early check-in is available for a fee of ISK 2000 (subject to availability). Late check-in is available from 10 PM– 6 AM for a fee of ISK 2000.
What time is check-out at Egilsborg Guesthouse?
Check-out is at 9:30 AM. Late check-out is available for ISK 10000 (subject to availability).
Does Egilsborg Guesthouse provide a shuttle to the airport?
Yes, there's an airport shuttle. A fee of ISK 2500.00 per person applies.
Where is Egilsborg Guesthouse located?
Located in the center of Reykjavik, this family-friendly guesthouse is within a 15-minute walk of Laugavegur and Hallgrimskirkja. Reykjavik City Hall and Harpa are also within 1 mi (2 km).

Overall score and ratings

Rating 5 - Excellent. 8 out of 54 reviews
5 - Excellent 15%
Rating 4 - Good. 13 out of 54 reviews
4 - Good 24%
Rating 3 - Okay. 13 out of 54 reviews
3 - Okay 24%
Rating 2 - Poor. 11 out of 54 reviews
2 - Poor 20%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 9 out of 54 reviews
1 - Terrible 17%




Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities

2/5 Poor

Disliked: Staff & service, amenities
The room was ok, very basic (one pillow? Really?), but at least it was warm. The hostel was very very noisy, lots of partying downstairs, from the owners/managers of the hostel, not the people staying! I got minimal sleep last night. Free wifi was great, location great too. Shower facilities needs a massive makeover, old, grimy, cold.
Stayed 2 nights in Jan 2020

3/5 Okay

Liked: Cleanliness, property conditions & facilities
Disliked: Staff & service, room comfort
Seemed nice overall - but technical issues
Had a late arrival and was still greeted no issue. Only had one night and an early morning shuttle so did not have opportunity to follow up on the two issues. Unfortunately never got the key to work in the door and never found a towel to shower in the morning. Did find face cloths so managed a basic cleaning.
Stayed 1 night in Oct 2019

1/5 Terrible

Liked: Cleanliness, property conditions & facilities
Disliked: Staff & service, amenities
The hotel itself is not too bad. What I disliked about this hotel was the staff. The lady who works at the hotel swindled and coerced me into buying a trip to the airport. Because of the way she went about it, I believe she, or the hotel, maybe gets some type of commission or bonus for every trip they help them sell. This lady basically made me believe that this bus was the only option back to the airport. Right away she even “took the trouble” of “helping me” by getting on her laptop and ordering the ticket for me. When she asked me for my card, I of course very reluctantly gave her my card, only because I felt almost forced to believe her and that it would’ve been awkward telling her I wanted to shop around. Later on I found out I could’ve easily gotten on public transportation for less than half the price. I tried to return the ticket, the bus company told me I had to go through the hotel, when I did that, she told me that she had emailed the bus company but couldn’t get them to refund the ticket
Stayed 6 nights in Oct 2019

5/5 Excellent

Traveled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Service - The man that helped us was very vice. We accidentally went to the wrong accommodation (we were staying at a different place the day before our tour and at Egilsborg Guesthouse the day after our tour). He was kind enough to drive us to our correct accommodation and was not angry at all about our mistake. Location - Great. Walkable distance to the city. Facilities - I have stayed at various places around the world that have had shared bathrooms, including Barcelona, London, Berlin and Reykjavik. This was by far the cleanest, well-lit, well-kept and well-stocked shared bathroom of all the places I have been to, probably even better than some 4-4.5 star hotels. Overall, fantastic for a short term stay before or after a tour around Iceland :)
Stayed 1 night in Jan 2019

2/5 Poor

Liked: Cleanliness
Disliked: Staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Overpriced hostel that booked on an emergency very last minute but they try to charge for everything on the side.
Stayed 1 night in Sep 2018

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