Room in the heart of down town #4

House - Private room · Suðurgata, Reykjavik, Capital Region, Iceland

The Space

This is a approximately 120 years old house in the heart of Reykjavik by the pond.

There is a big terrace outside accommodated with a cozy hot tub and a sitting area.

The guesthouse comes with 9 bedrooms, all in different sizes (King, Queen & Single) so it should fulfill the needs for almost anyone.

In the basement we have the washing-drying machine and also a showering area. The basement is only 180cm in height, the former owner of the house (Stefan Karl the bad guy in Lazy Town who is quite tall always took his showers there, so we should be able to do it too. ;)

On the ground floor we have the first 3 bedrooms, a toilette with a sink, a little sitting area by the hall and also a shared kitchen which has a cozy feeling to it and has enough space for everybody to go around.

On the first floor we have the 6 remaining bedrooms, a toilette in on area and a comfortable bathtub/shower with a sink in the other.

This is downtown, so everything is in a walking distance.
Restaurants, clubs, bars, shops, theater, Reykjavik horbor, the pond. It doesn‘t really matter what you want to see, you can get there from the guesthouse in just a few minutes.

You can take Flybus, Grayline Iceland excursions and or public transportation from the corner of the street.

We offer;
-Free parking
-Free Wireless Internet (100mbps)
-Free washing machine & dryer
-Rent a bicycle per day for only 1.000 ISK

This is a lovely old house with a soul to it. We love it quite much and we think you would too. :)

Room type: Private room
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 1
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 2.5
Beds: 1
Cleaning Fee: $10
Check In: 3:00 PM
Check Out: 12:00 PM (noon)
Cancellation: Strict

Overall Guest Satisfaction

Check In
  • Right in the center but difficult to find due to my experience. I couldn´t find the number of the appartment. Nice and clean and well located!

    February 2014
  • I stayed at rosa's for 10 days and I felt like home! The room is cozy and neat. I enjoyed the big kitchen very much, everything you need is there! Save me a lot from cooking during my stay. Rosa is very attentive, always replies my "need help" message very quickly:) try her best to meet your needs. The house is well located, most of the tourist spots are within walking distant, but one thing is the entrance of the house is very subtitle, especially after dark, not easy to find for the first time! But all and all, I enjoyed my stay at Ross's very much!

    January 2014
  • Rosa is extremely prompt in communication.

    checking in and out was very convenient.

    The location is a 2 minute walk to the main square where the tourist information, supermarket and excursion pick up and drop offs are.

    The beds were also very comfortable and amenities provided were well thought of.

    January 2014
  • This was my second time staying with Rosa, and this stay was every bit as enjoyable as the first. The guesthouse is in a really nice location right in the heart of 101 Reykjavík, just a short walk from Laugavegur, Harpa, the old harbor, and all of the other sights around town. Since it's on a side street, it's also very quiet. Though I was the only one staying in the house, someone came in almost daily to tidy up, so it was very clean and well-cared for. Highly recommended (twice!)

    December 2013
  • If you're in it to find a convenient location from which the city is yours to explore on foot, this is a good pick. Nothing fancy, but it takes care of all the basics.

    November 2013
  • The location and the house itself are both fantastic, as were the other guests I met while staying there. The house is just a couple blocks away from all the action downtown, but on a very quiet, cozy street, so that you can sleep without the noise of drunken revels outside your window! One thing that is good to know if you're staying there-- the hosts don't live in the house, and there probably won't be anybody to greet you and help you get settled in when you arrive. I found this disorienting at first-- I had trouble figuring out where my room was and stuff, but after that, it was actually really lovely to have the run of the place and not have to worry about intruding upon the hosts' private space. The kitchen is big and beautiful for sitting and having breakfast in, and there are TWO washer/dryers down in the basement available for use, which I appreciated more than words can ever say (I'd been away from home for over a month by the time I got to Reykjavik, and was heartily sick of washing out my socks by hand in bathroom sinks!)
    If you are planning on staying in Reykjavik for a week or so (which, frankly, I think everyone who flies on Iceland Air SHOULD do), I can't recommend this place enough-- I would have happily stayed there much longer. I will say this, though: it is a small house, and its quietness depends upon the other guests. I overlapped by one day with a nice couple who had a baby with them, and they mentioned feeling bad about possibly keeping everyone else up because the baby was crying at night. So that is something to consider-- either if you're a light sleeper, or if you are thinking about bringing your kid(s).

    October 2013
  • I had a nice stay. Central location. Cheap. And very friendly hosts. It was just what I was looking for.

    August 2013
  • Pros: excellent location right in the heart of Reykjavík, and good value for the money.

    Cons: shared shower and the other guests aren't always good about respecting the "be quiet after 10pm" rule.

    August 2013
  • Room was great -- clean and cozy -- and the host was quite accomomdating to my very late check-in That said, a number of rooms share a single shower so there was quite a wait in the morning and when I finally got in there was water all over the floor and it was rather untidy. The kitchen was in a similar state. Also, sound carries quite a bit so I was woken up earlier than desired by a large group leaving the house early in the morning. Good place to stay for a night on the way into/out of town, but I wouldn't stay much longer.

    August 2013
  • Great central location in Reykjavik. Rosa was also extremely responsive and accomodated my request for an early check in.

    August 2013
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Hi my name is Rósa Björk. I am a beauty therapist and a hypnotherapist. I Live with my spouse Pétur, my nephew Óðinn and daughter Elín Rós. We have two small dogs who think they are really really big.
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