A modern private room with private entrance in Laugardalur district in east-center Reykjavik.
Neighbourhood is extra safe and nice with lots of services around like 24/7 store in 350 m distance, restaurants, very nice bakery and ice cream shop. Lot of beautiful walking options nearby.
50 meters to Laugardalur park with zoo, botanical garden, swimming pool e.t.c. and 5 minutes walk to bus. Bus takes you to the city center in 9 minutes. Walking distance to beginning of Laugavegur, main shopping street is 3 km.
Includes simple help yourself BREAKFAST, with bread, tea, instant coffee, cereals, butter, jam e.t.c.
Wireless Internet free of charge, super fast 15 Mb/s
TV with videos. Guest booklet sent on booking with all relevant information you'll need.
Queen size Serta bed (153 cm width x 200 cm length).
Shared bathroom (with toilet and washbasin) with other basement rooms (3 other). Taking shower as you wish within our apartment (after 8 am please) and we also highly recommend to start the day with a trip to the great swimming pool in Laugardalur, nearby. We lend you towels.
Small fridge and freezer in the room.
We can arrange use of our kitchen for some days if you like, but we highly recommend eating out cheaply as there are tons of cheap options available (in the neighborhood from 7.5 USD - 15 USD per person).
We would really like some information about you when inquiring, who you are and what your plans are in Iceland. Do not hesitate to ask questions and we will try our best to give you some local info.
Hosts are a young couple with two kids. Speak fluent English.
Bikes loan can be arranged, part time after working hours and during weekends.
Ideal check-in time is between 4 pm (16:00) and 10 pm (22:00) on weekdays (MON-FRI) and 8AM to 11PM (23:00) in weekends (SAT-SUN). Check in between 8AM and 9:30AM is also ok on weekdays (MON-FRI).
Arriving from Keflavik airport
You have the option to hire a car from Keflavik airport or take fly-bus to Reykjavik city (fly-bus price ISK 1950 / return 3500).
Great value! Terrific for couples.
Jon and Olof are fantastic hosts. We stayed with them for four nights and they were very friendly and very willing to help us out with any questions we had and very accommodating of our needs.
The room has everything you would need and is warm and nice and bright. The bed is super comfy and the fridge came in very handy. The surrounding area is very pleasant and has all the amenities you would expect and the geothermally-heated pool at Laugardalslaug (15 mins walk away) is a must for any visitor to the area!
Overall, we thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Laugardalur and would recommend to anyone considering a trip. Thank you Olof and Jon! :)
After renting Jón's and Ólöf's room for a month, I cannot do anything but to praise and thank both of them for their hospitality and generosity. The room lives up to the expectations one establishes from its online presentation, but the the hosts exceed any expectation one might have. During the past month I never experienced anything but help and goodwill - Jón and Ólöf were always willing to answer questions and inquiries, give advices on what to do and where to go, and even, I felt, went out of their way to assist a confused foreigner with pragmatic problems. I do not think I received a "no" from them at any point. Conclusively, I can only recommend their room in Laugardalur.
We travelled a lot and never felt this welcome before.
Ólöf, Jón and the two kids are very kind and the first thing that helped us - and impressed people from the flybus - was the booklet they sent in advance. We followed many of the hints and got one of the best sushi for the least price we ever paid (not only in Iceland).
The distance to downtown is not too far and we felt lucky to experience an authentic Icelandic lifestyle instead of just staying in a hotel/guesthouse right in the citycenter.
The room is spacious enough for all our luggage. The bed is very comfortable. The provided breakfast (toast, butter, cheese, ham and jam) as well as tea and instant coffee can be prepraed right in the room. The toilet is a few steps down the hallway but it was almost never occupied. Same goes for the bathroom right in their appartment.
If we wanted we had our privacy and could stay on our own as long as we wanted but at the same time if we had any question they took a lot of time to aswer them.
Olof and Jon were extremely helpful and accommodating. They gave us a GPS to use and helped us book buses. The room was very cozy and comfortable. I would definitely stay with Olof and Jon again and would highly recommend staying with them to anyone.
We had a really good stay with Jon and Olof in Iceland.
The room was well equipped and it was nice to have a few essentials waiting for us in the fridge.
It was no hassle sharing a bathroom as we tended to use it once the family had left the apartment.
We took the location of the apartment as an opportunity to walk to and from town to see a bit more of the local area.
We met Olof on our last night here (we only stayed 2) and she was lovely. Jon went above and beyond what we have experienced through airbnb so far. Even though he was sick he came outside and let us in when we were confused after our taxi drop off. He gave us a very thorough explanation of how everything in the room works, and have us detailed instructions (including a handy guide, written by Jon himself) on how to get to supermarkets around the area, and where to get the best deals also (10/11 is expensive, Bonus is cheap!). We had such a fantastic experience in Iceland. We were sad when we had to leave after such a short time because there is so much we still wanted to do! We will be back for sure and we wouldn't hesitate to stay there again, absolutely wonderful. Also a bit related to Björk, which I found entertaining :P. I absolutely recommend staying here, the price is absolutely amazing and the hosts provide so so so much!
Jon and Olef's was a lovely place to stay while visiting Reykjavik. They went above and beyond to help us out - Jon even got came to help us out when we got stuck in the snow! The place is very warm and comfortable, and with it's own entrance, which is fantastic for flexibility. The bed has two single covers, rather than a double - didn't bother us, but worth mentioning. Unfortunately we were all very busy (being christmas holidays) so we didn't get a chance to chat with them much, but when we did, they were very friendly; interested in our situations and happy to answer any questions we had. The local phone and sat nav they supply is a god send! They also supply a very useful guest booklet. Thanks again for the stay!
This room was fantastic - warm, comfortable, modern. The bed is especially comfortable - hard to get out of on those cold dark mornings! The apartment is fairly easy to find and close to bus routes and other amenities. Jon and Olof were really lovely and helpful hosts.
This is easily one of the best places I've stayed in at with AirBnB and I would highly recommend it.
I stayed for a week and it was a perfect base to have while exploring Iceland. Having a different entrance meant we could come and go as we please, Jon and Olof are very helpful and friendly. If I was to return to Iceland I would stay here for sure.
Everything was great! Room was lovely and the host were most nice and useful people I've met ;)