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Guesthouse Galtafell

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

Overview of Guesthouse Galtafell

Guesthouse Galtafell

3 out of 5

4.4/5 Excellent

Guests rated this property 4.6/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Pet friendly
  • Housekeeping

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Contactless check-in
  • Hand sanitizer provided

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

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About this area


Located in Reykjavik, Guesthouse Galtafell is in the city center. National Museum of Iceland and Harpa are cultural highlights, and travelers looking to shop may want to visit Laugavegur. Laugardalslaug Geothermal Pool and Sundhollin are also worth visiting.
Popular Location

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

  • Keflavik International Airport (KEF) - 43 min drive


  • Snaps — 6 min walk
  • Café Loki — 6 min walk
  • Café Babalú — 7 min walk
  • Kol Restaurant — 7 min walk
  • Rok — 7 min walk

About this property

Guesthouse Galtafell

3-star Reykjavik guesthouse in Downtown Reykjavik, walk to Laugavegur
Concierge services, tour/ticket assistance, and a front-desk safe are available at this smoke-free guesthouse. WiFi in public areas is free. All 8 rooms provide conveniences like refrigerators and coffee makers, plus free WiFi and flat-screen TVs with satellite channels. Guests will also find hair dryers and safes.
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.

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

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


  • Front-desk safe
  • No elevators

Guest services

  • Concierge services
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Luggage storage
  • Tour/ticket assistance

Languages spoken

  • Danish
  • Dutch
  • English
  • Icelandic


  • 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

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Check-in from 3:00 PM - anytime


Check-out before 11 AM

Special check-in instructions

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 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

We should mention

This property offers transfers from the airport (surcharges may apply); guests must contact the property with arrival details 72 hours prior to arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation

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

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Rating 5 - Excellent. 162 out of 289 reviews
5 - Excellent 56%
Rating 4 - Good. 97 out of 289 reviews
4 - Good 34%
Rating 3 - Okay. 23 out of 289 reviews
3 - Okay 8%
Rating 2 - Poor. 6 out of 289 reviews
2 - Poor 2%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 1 out of 289 reviews
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Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities

5/5 Excellent

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Well located, easy to find parking, nice room - overall very good
Stayed 3 nights in Feb 2021

2/5 Poor

Stayed 5 nights in Nov 2020

1/5 Terrible

Stayed 4 nights in Nov 2020

4/5 Good

Liked: Cleanliness, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Clean with good amenities and a v convenient location. 5 mins walk from the Old Harbour or the city centre. It's not a hotel - they offer breakfast (for a supplement) but the room had a combo-oven, sink, crockery, cuttlery, chopping board and knife as well as the usual fridge. You're meant to look after - and wash up after - yourself and there are local supermarkets to do so if you want to save cash on restaurants in the most expensive city in Europe. There's no reception; you follow notes like a treasure hunt. I did meet one member of staff and she was friendly. My one complaint would be the loud maintenance work. All the banging, drilling and hammering directly overhead at 10 pm was not good. But they've done the work now so you won't have that.
Stayed 3 nights in Aug 2020

5/5 Excellent

Traveled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Budget friendly place. The property is close to everything and the room was clean and spacious. I recommend this place.
Stayed 4 nights in Mar 2020