The Old Bicycle Shop - Single or small double room

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Private room in home hosted by Gudrun Maria.

  1. 1 guest
  2. 1 bedroom
  3. 1 bed
  4. 3 shared baths
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We are fantastically well located in the centre of Reykjavik 101, warm, cozy and welcoming. All Reykjavik’s main attractions, including her best restaurants, bars, cafes and shops are within a stone´s throw. We have come home to Reykjavik to raise our family and know the city, its language and culture intimately. We love it here. We love Airbnb too – we seem to attract incredibly friendly and inquisitive guests of all ages, be they single travelers, couples, families or groups of friends.

The space
The house is a traditional timber-built Icelandic house, warm and snug throughout the year as heated with Iceland’s famous hydro-thermic hot water. This is a private room downstairs designed for single occupancy. The bed is a good size, actually a small double - 2m X 120 cm, so can be booked as a very good value double room. We have other private guest bedrooms, so you will be sharing the house with other small groups and individuals. The bedrooms are set up for guests specifically, but the house is furnished with our own things, particularly books and pictures. All our guests have access to three shared bathrooms, sitting and dining rooms , and to a kitchen which can be used for heating up simple food and snacks but not for cooking full meals. We do not offer breakfast for the very good reasons that we are not licenced to serve food and there are so many excellent bakeries and coffee houses so locally; these open very early.
Our house itself is quite well known. It was a bicycle shop for many years, the first of these in Iceland, and as such it is much loved in Reykjavik, especially by people who bought their first bike here a generation ago.

Where you'll sleep

Bedroom
1 double bed

What this place offers

Kitchen
Wifi
Bathtub
Patio or balcony
Luggage dropoff allowed
Crib
Children’s books and toys
High chair
Hair dryer
Refrigerator

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Where you’ll be

Reykjavík, Capital Region, Iceland

We are located in Þingholtinn, the meeting place as it was called at the time of the settlement, between the city lake with its small park and the great church of Hallgrimskirkja. The National Gallery is a 2 min walk and most of the other galleries in Reykjavik are not much further. The main shopping streets Skólavörðustígur and Laugavegur are around the corner. We have more restaurants and bars within a 5 minute radius than I can list and we recommend some of these in the Guidebook.

Hosted by Gudrun Maria.

  1. Joined in April 2014
  • 2,379 Reviews
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I am a half-Icelandic half-English opera singer. I live with my family here downtown. We love Iceland. I grew up in Njálsgata street in my grandparents' house which is very nearby, so I am a local, and a native speaker. Many of my cousins, aunts and uncles still live in the old town. I love my hometown and am thrilled at how Reykjavik has changed from the sleepy old fishing town of my childhood to the cosmopolitan and amazingly popular travel destination it is now.
We are lucky to have a wonderful friend (also a singer) who helps us manage the Old Bicycle Shop. She is called Maria and it may be she who greets you when you arrive.

I am a half-Icelandic half-English opera singer. I live with my family here downtown. We love Iceland. I grew up in Njálsgata street in my grandparents' house which is very nearby,…

During your stay

I am half English / half Icelandic, born and bred in Reykjavik, and am native in both languages. This is my home as I grew a couple of hundred meters away in Njalsgata street. My husband and children (by upbringing) are English.
Be in touch before you travel to allow us to help you have the best possible experience of Iceland. Once you book we will send you access instructions and directions for a stress free arrival. Once you are here, we can give you all the help you need, or you can be entirely discrete if you prefer.
I am half English / half Icelandic, born and bred in Reykjavik, and am native in both languages. This is my home as I grew a couple of hundred meters away in Njalsgata street. My h…

Gudrun Maria. is a Superhost

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Things to know

House rules

Check-in: After 2:00 PM
Checkout: 10:00 AM
Self check-in with lockbox
No smoking
No pets
No parties or events

Health & safety

Airbnb's COVID-19 safety practices apply
Carbon monoxide alarm
Smoke alarm

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