Guesthouse Galtafell

Photo gallery for Guesthouse Galtafell

Primary image
Fridge, coffee/tea maker, electric kettle
In-room safe, soundproofing, iron/ironing board, free cribs/infant beds
Flat-screen TV
In-room safe, soundproofing, iron/ironing board, free cribs/infant beds

Overview of Guesthouse Galtafell

Guesthouse Galtafell

3.0 star property

4.5/5 Wonderful

Guests rated this property 4.6/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Pet friendly
  • Housekeeping
Laufasvegur 46, Reykjavik, 101

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationLaugavegur8 min walk
  • Popular LocationReykjavik City Hall9 min walk
  • Popular LocationReykjavik Harbour16 min walk
  • AirportReykjavik (KEF-Keflavik Intl.)43 min drive

Choose dates to view prices

About this area


Guesthouse Galtafell is located in Downtown Reykjavik, a neighborhood in Reykjavik, and is in a shopping district. Sundhollin and Hofdi House are local landmarks, and travelers looking to shop may want to visit Laugavegur and Kringlan Shopping Mall. Looking to enjoy an event or a game while in town? See what's happening at Laugardalsholl or Laugardalsvollur.

What's nearby

  • Reykjavik Free Church - 5 min walk
  • ASI Art Museum - 7 min walk
  • Laugavegur - 8 min walk
  • Reykjavik City Hall - 9 min walk
  • Reykjavik Harbour - 16 min walk

Getting around

  • Reykjavik–Keflavik Intl. Airport (KEF) - 43 min drive


  • Þrír frakkar hjá Úlfari - 3 min walk
  • Snaps - 6 min walk
  • C is for Cookie - 6 min walk
  • Café Loki - 6 min walk
  • Café Babalú - 7 min walk

About this property

Guesthouse Galtafell

3-star Reykjavik guesthouse in Downtown Reykjavik, walk to Hallgrimskirkja
Concierge services, tour/ticket assistance, and a garden are available at this smoke-free guesthouse. WiFi in public areas is free. Other amenities include a front-desk safe.
Guesthouse Galtafell offers 8 accommodations with safes and hair dryers. Flat-screen televisions come with satellite channels. This Reykjavik guesthouse provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Refrigerators and coffee/tea makers are provided. Housekeeping is offered daily and irons/ironing boards can be requested. Cribs/infant beds (complimentary) are also available.

Languages spoken

Danish, Dutch, English, Icelandic

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

Social distancing

Contactless check-in and check-out
Cashless transactions are available for all charges at the property

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
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

  • No onsite parking available
  • 24-hour roundtrip airport shuttle (surcharge)
  • Airport shuttle at scheduled times, on request

Family friendly

  • Free cribs/infant beds
  • Refrigerator
  • Soundproofed rooms


  • Front-desk safe
  • No elevators

Guest services

  • Concierge services
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Luggage storage
  • 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.
  • Handrails in stairways
  • Upper floors accessible by stairs only
  • Well-lit path to entrance


  • Smoke-free property

Room amenities


  • Bed sheets
  • Free cribs/infant beds


  • Hair dryer
  • Towels


  • Flat-screen TV
  • Satellite channels

Food and drink

  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Electric kettle
  • Refrigerator


  • Iron/ironing board (on request)
  • Safe
  • Soundproofing

Similar properties

See similar properties



Check-in from 3:00 PM - anytime


Check-out before 11 AM

Special check-in instructions

This property offers transfers from the airport (surcharges may apply); to arrange pick-up, guests must contact the property 72 hours prior to arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
There is no front desk at this property
Guests can access their accommodation through a private entrance

Access methods

Key retrieval, private entrance


Pets stay free
Service animals are welcome, and are exempt from fees

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Rollaway/extra beds are not available
Free cribs (infant beds)

Property payment types

Important information

Optional extras

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

  • Airport shuttle fee: ISK 4599 per person (one-way)
  • Airport shuttle fee per child: ISK 2300 (one-way), (from 12 to 15 years old)

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
No onsite parking is available
This property accepts credit cards, debit cards, and cash
Safety features at this property include a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a security system, a first aid kit, and window guards

Property is also known as

Galtafell Guesthouse
Guesthouse Galtafell
Guesthouse Galtafell House
Guesthouse Galtafell House Reykjavik
Guesthouse Galtafell Reykjavik
Galtafell Reykjavik
Guesthouse Galtafell Reykjavik
Guesthouse Galtafell Guesthouse
Guesthouse Galtafell Guesthouse Reykjavik

Frequently asked questions

Overall score and ratings



Rating 5 - Excellent. 187 out of 320 reviews
5 - Excellent 58%
Rating 4 - Good. 100 out of 320 reviews
4 - Good 31%
Rating 3 - Okay. 25 out of 320 reviews
3 - Okay 8%
Rating 2 - Poor. 6 out of 320 reviews
2 - Poor 2%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 2 out of 320 reviews
1 - Terrible 1%




Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities



5/5 Excellent

Traveled with group
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
This was the perfect place for our weekend stay in Iceland. We were three travelers in one apartment and they provided us with three twin beds. It was a great surprise since one of us had been expecting to sleep in a pull out couch. We got in at 11 am and they safely stored our luggage before our check in time. The location is fantastic - walking distance to shopping, eating, and a bus stop that has 5 different lines. Parking is free and easy to find in this neighborhood. The hosts were friendly and we were given lots of tips for the area by one of their employees. We would stay here again!
Stayed 3 nights in Jun 2022

5/5 Excellent

Traveled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
We stayed here our first night in Reykjavik. The owner was very accommodating and allowed us early check in. The duvets were were super comfy!
Stayed 1 night in Jun 2022

5/5 Excellent

Traveled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
It was an excellent choice located in the central proximity of the city. Quiet, clean and well managed. Very prompt and helpful communication from the property manager.
Stayed 1 night in May 2022

5/5 Excellent

Traveled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities
Stayed 4 nights in May 2022

5/5 Excellent

Stayed 2 nights in Mar 2022

5/5 Excellent

Traveled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Kind staff, cute cozy apartment with all the necessities. Good walking distance to all the sites
Stayed 3 nights in Mar 2022

5/5 Excellent

Traveled with group
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Friendly Hotel in Great Location
We were very comfortable in our room and a lot of the main sites in Reykjavik were within walking distance. Also, our host was very friendly and made sure we were comfortable in our rooms.
Stayed 1 night in Jan 2022

5/5 Excellent

Traveled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Great location. Clean apartment rental. Easy check in.
Stayed 1 night in Dec 2021

5/5 Excellent

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Beautiful private rooms with private entrances.
We stayed here twice--on the first night of our trip, and the next to the last night. Different rooms each time, both were well maintained, clean, and handy. The rooms are in the side "annex", at the right of the picture. The area is quiet, and a perfect location.
first room WC
1st room
1st room
2nd room WC
Stayed 1 night in Oct 2021

5/5 Excellent

Traveled with family
Liked: Staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
The room was very comfortable and well-cared for. The woman who ran the guesthouse was extremely accommodating and very kind. We would recommend this place to everyone.
Stayed 1 night in Nov 2021