Priv. Room, Laugardalur, Reykjavik

Apartment - Private room · Álfheimar, Reykjavik, Hofudborgarsvaedi 104, Iceland

The Space

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.

Free parking.

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.

Check-in:
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.

Room type: Private room
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 2
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Extra people: $3 CAD / night after the first guest
Cleaning Fee: $44 CAD
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Cancellation: Strict

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  • Jon was incredibly helpful and took a lot of time to make our stay as enjoyable as possible. He had some great advice on where to eat on a budget in the area and also had a genuine interest in the places we had seen along the way during our stay in Iceland.
    The room was warm, cosy and very clean. We often walked into Reykjavik which only took 15-20 minutes.
    We could not have asked for a better host, location and room.
    Thanks a lot Jon & Olof

    April 2014
  • When I came there I only met Jón. He is a really nice person and was very helpful! The room was small but it is perfect for one person! The room is seperated from the flat so you have your privacy. There is a toilet on the floor, to take a shower you have to go upstairs into the flat, maybe you should ask before you go inside ;)

    To get downtown you have to take the bus which takes you five minutes to Hlemmur, this is the bus stop close to Laugavegur.

    April 2014
  • Oolaf and Jon were very hospitable. The room was perfect for my friend and I. We felt very welcomed by the family and they helped us with our travel plans. They even lent is a cell phone which was very helpful! We stayed for 2 weeks and would definitely stay here again!

    March 2014
  • Olof and Jon were great. The room is very small, perfect for one person, but very tight if it were two. I didn't mind the washroom being down the hall; I never saw anyone else. (I was there for three nights.)

    I walked downtown everyday; it took about 30 minutes and the route is easy and direct. Perlan is also an easy walk, about 30 minutes, too. You can take lots of different routes.

    The low fee is really the best thing about this room as Iceland is very expensive. Well, it's a tie actually as Olof and Jon are really awesome, too.

    The staircase to the room is tight and steep, so if you have any mobility concerns, you'll need to think twice.

    March 2014
  • Very friendly and always ready to help! We have a great time. Also apartment was very good!

    March 2014
  • 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! :)

    March 2014
  • 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.

    February 2014
  • 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.

    January 2014
  • 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.

    January 2014
  • 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.

    January 2014
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School
University of Iceland
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Statistics Iceland (Jon) and Frisk Software (Olof)
About
Our names are Jon and Olof and we have two sons. We live in Reykjavik, Iceland. Me, Jon, is industrial engineer from the University of Iceland and Olof is political scientist from the same school. We've travelled to Italy, Spain (Barcelona), UK, Denmark, Norway and US (Florida). We like running and living healthy lifestyle. We love traveling in Iceland. I myself have visited every single town in the country! Every year we go into the wilderness and pick up many pounds of wild blueberries, I'm a great cook, my specialties are making mexican food, indian food and complex cakes. We bicycle to our work as often as possible, but sometimes it snows and then we have to use our car. I love playing soccer, I like the way Arsenal and F.C. Barcelona play. We both studied playing violin for over 10 years. We bought our first apartment last year, a 4 bedroom apartment.
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