About this listing
Guest house - bright - balcony with view
accommodation in the heart of Reykjavik city. Single or double rooms.
All the bars, restaurant, coffee shops, bakery, grocery store and the little boutiques are all around you.
Harpa is 5 min walking.
Nice Guest house - bright - balcony with view
accommodation in the heart of Reykjavik city in single or double rooms.
The apartment is furnished with fully equipped kitchen, living room, bathroom and washer.
The apartment has the rooms sharing kitchen, living room and two bathroom.
Each room has small refrigerator/empty minibar.
This room have view of the main street.
Bars, cafés, restaurants, museums and shops are just when you go out of your door and you can relax and enjoy the great view from a big balcony view facing the mane street ''Laugavegur''
from our third floor balconies. Free wireless internet connection
The apartment is very central in downtown, and conveniently close to everything. You will find a grocery store next door, and the best coffee shops around as well. There are also some nice bars and restaurants and museums for sightseeing at day. For the young and frisky, there is also the Icelandic nightlife.
For those who are in awe of the beautiful Icelandic nature, the ocean is fairly close by, with a great shore where you can stroll whilst enjoying the view. There are also numerous hiking paths relatively close by if you choose car. I can help with rentals upon request.
5 min walk to the local bakery, supermarket and we have pizza place and hair saloon in the same building.
Bus stop next to City Hall (3 min) the main bus station and all buses stop there and can take you to neighborhoods around Reykjavik.
We have five rooms in the same apartment for 2-4 persons, so if you are a group traveling you could all stay at the same place :)
See my other listing on your right hand sight on the front page.
Let me know if you have any other questions
Guest will have access to kitchen to cook.
Big balcony facing the main street and the hot spot down town.
Two new bathrooms with showers.
Interaction with Guests
Guest can always contact me before or during your stay if you need any assistance or asking questions
You are in the hot spot of down town Reykjavik where the live is. You will se the everything just sitting and looking from your window.
You will find grocery store behind the building, parking with low meeter and coffee shops, bars and restaurants all around you.
There is public buss all around and everything is in walking distance.
The address is Bankastræti 14 (you will see Subway and Deli on the ground floor and hair saloon on the first floor and the door is the same as the hair saloon.
Check in time is after 3pm – Check out time is not later than 11am
Here is the Fly bus company that can drop you off and pick you up by the apartment from the airport.
They also offer tours
To make you easer to check in the time you arrive the key will be in the key box outside on your right hand sight (the big one) the code is 2166.
You have to push both buttons on the sight to open the box.
Just take one key chain.
You go to the top floor (you will see airbnb sign on the door) please take your shoes of down stairs (no shoes allow inside :-)
Your room is no #(ask Maria) and the code for your room door is #(ask Maria)
Just for you notice:
This is not a hotel.
There is no front desk, service or staff working at the apartment.
I am not there all the time but I respond to all the questions by email or phone.
Just remember we don’t want any of our guest get fine for any damage or extra cleaning
Extra guest without Alter is strictly prohibited
The common area have to be quiet after 11 pm other people might need to wake up early
No Shoes inside
No smoking inside
The kitchen have to be clean after use and no dirty dishes and food left on the tables or in the sink
NO TOWELS in the Blue Lagoon, you have to bring your own or rent it there!!!!
Before you go home, leave the key in the white key box by the door
Please notice if you are traveler from US or Canada you can call me but you can NOT send text message, I will not get it, just send me message trough email, airbnb or the company you booked with, but if you from Europe you can call and send text message.
Notice! we don´t have the same walt of electricity like USA so hear dryer from there are not working in Iceland, don´t worry we have one for you:-)
If you are renting a car (you don’t need it down town) there is a publick parking everywhere but I always park behind the the house by the grocery store “Bonus” (with the pink pig) they charge everyday except Sunday from 10am to 6pm.
I hope you have a wonderful stay with us.
Thank you Maria
Ph(phone number hidden) Maria
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I have stayed in two of Maria's rooms, the first one was number 7 which was nice with a nice living room, however if you are not very good with soft mattresses this is not the room for you. Furthermore you should be aware there is a lot of noise outside during the weekends and sometimes also weekdays with a lot of not very sober people singing and shouting until 4 o'c in the morning, the price you clearly pay for being this central. Maria's room number 1, where I have also stayed, is her smallest, but charming and the mattress is nice and firm.
I unfortunately had relatively bad communication with the host throughout the booking process, who most of the time seemed too busy to give me any correct and clear answers, and when I arrived to the building after many hours of travelling from London, Maria had not given me the right codes for the key boxes and blamed it on the fact that I had had another booking before the one I had now, an argument I didn't get as things should of course be ready and arranged for any new situation, I had to find a place to get internet connection to find her number and call her and getting into my room was delayed by at least 30 minutes. All in all I will recommend Maria's rooms, but the communication process has to be much more respectful than it was in my case.
This comment is so funny.
All my guest get very detailed instruction before they come so they know everything.
Birgitta send me 35 emails about nothing and I always answer her back.
She was asking for a room that was already booked and she was trying to get the room anyhow and it end with I moved the other guest to make her happy.
She was trying to barge about the price even she had a big discount.
She was always changing her mind about how long she was staying and adding more nights.
The gust that was there stepped wet on the shower mat......
She was complaining about the guest that was coming, she emailed me she was not pre pared for them because she had to have quiet in the apartment so she could write.....She had the whole apartment for her self for few days even she only booked on room that she even didn't want to pay for because her budget was so low....
I am very disappointed to get this kind of comment from Birgitta because I tried to please her as much as I could but nothing was good enough for her...
Well I am happy that I don't get this kind of guest often (the only one now).
Hope you all well
Stayed at Maria's for 2 days while we laid over on our trip to Europe. Everything was as stated, and it's a great spot in the heart of downtown Reykjavik. Everything is close by, and you can take the bus from the airport close by. Just get dropped off at the Hotel 101 stop, it's a very short 2 block walk, even with our heavy luggage. The rooms were clean, kitchenette nicely stocked with dishes, Wi-Fi provided, and there were even chocolates on our pillows.
This would be a great spot for a large group or family if you could manage to get all the rooms and kitchen upstairs as well. Balcony view is nice.
As for the noise complaints, it is on a busy strip and I could see it getting loud on the weekends but Wednesday and Thursday was find for us. The windows do close and there are earplugs provided if needed.
Would recommend this place to anyone coming to Reykjavik.
Fully equipped kitchen, and very accommodating host. Room was very compact and so is the bathroom, but very nice location.
Awesome apartment overlooking the main thoroughfare. We made our own meals. Everything we needed was in the kitchen. Beds & pillows really comfortable. No complaints at all. Loved it.
We had a great time in Iceland made even better by the central location of Maria's apartment accommodation. We were first a bit concerned about shared kitchen and bath areas, but it worked out well...in fact it gave us the chance to meet a couple of amazing guests from Germany. The apartment is centrally located and although there's a bit of street noise, you're in Iceland after all...it's a place to enjoy yourself and party.
Superb apartment - very clean and comfortable. Loved the location - very central in downtown Reykjavik.
We highly recommend this place. Maria is very responsive and accommodating to any issues that arise. My friend left his ipad in the apartment the day we checked out, and she graciously mailed it back to him! The apartments were clean and well-stocked. The location downtown was perfect. I would definitely choose to stay there again if I return to Iceland!
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About the Host, Maria
Hey there! I am a native of Icelandic and have been living in Reykjavik all my life. I travel quite a bit for work and for pleasure and whether I'm in town or not, I love hosting people from all over the world. My interests include working (a lot) connecting with all kinds of different people, music, food (I eat a lot), interior decorating, and expanding my world view either by visiting new cities or having great conversations with interesting and inspiring people. I like things clean and organized and I live to have good time with friends. Fun is the spice of life!
I am in the music business. I run my own music school with 250 students all age from children to adult and they learn how to be a pop singer.:-)
I am also song writer and producer. I produce show for children on TV.
I travel in Iceland in summer time with my motorhome and go to the warm places in winter time.
I love scuba diving, water skiing listen to good music and eat good food.