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Apartment - Entire home/apt · Birkimelur 6b, Reykjavik, Capital Region, Iceland
Ari And Antón
Your host, Ari And Antón
13 Reviews
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Response time: within an hour

The Space

Our apartment is located in the Vesturbær part of town, zip code 107. The neighborhood has the tranquility of a residential area while being in a central urban location, just a 10 minute walk to Austurvöllur, (the main square downtown), and a 15 min walk to Laugavegur, the main shopping street and center of Reykjavík's well known nightlife.

The apartment is a comfortable 1 bedroom 63 sq m/ 680 sq foot unit, on the 2nd floor of a 4-story apartment building (no elevator, sorry). The bedroom has a small balcony overlooking a nice back yard. There is one double bed in the bedroom, but we have a very comfortable double air mattress for the living room if you are more than two people.

We have a fully equipped kitchen with a dishwasher, stove and oven, microwave, and all the appliances you might need, including a rice cooker, food processor and toaster. The living room has a 42” flat screen TV, dining table for six and La-Z-Boy sofa for 3. Wi-Fi is of course included :)

There is a bakery in the next building, and on the street is a gas station with a convenience store open until 11:30 every night. Two small supermarkets and a Dominos pizza are in the neighborhood, just a 6-8 min walk from the apartment.

The apartment is also a few mins' walk from one of Reykjavik's most popular swimming pools (Vesturbæjarlaug), and if you walk a little further you'll reach Ægissíða, one of the most beautiful seaside streets in the city.

Check-in and check-out times are totally flexible and we’ll be happy to assist you planning your trip and help making your stay as comfortable as possible. From KEF airport, the Flybus goes directly to the BSI bus terminal which is just a 4 min drive from our apartment and we're happy to pick you up there if we're available.

Please don't hesitate to contact us if you have any questions. We speak English, Español, Francais, Portugues (and of course, Icelandic :)

We look forward to meeting you!

Room type: Entire home/apt
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 4
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Extra people: $14 / night after 2 guests
Minimum Stay: 2 nights
Weekly Price: $757 /week
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Cancellation: Moderate
Pet Owner: Other pet(s)
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  • Ari and Antón's apartment is in a great location if you're looking to be away from the hustle and bustle of downtown Reykjavik but close enough to walk to the centre within 5-10 minutes.

    The apartment is a very good size, well-furnished and kitted-out with everything you could need for your stay. There is a nice bakery very close by and it's only a short walk down to the beautiful Tjörnin Lake.

    Ari and Antón were the perfect hosts, swiftly answering all of our questions prior to arrival, and although we didn't get to meet them personally, Ari's sister warmly welcomed us to the apartment and gave us the tour.

    If I'm lucky enough to come back to Reykjavik in the future, I would most definitely stay here again.

    June 2014
  • Ari and Anton were very helpful during the booking process and also allowed us to check in at 9 am which was extremely helpful given our jet lag. Also a very nice and spacious apartment in a more relaxed area of Reykjavik - fortunately a short walk from the city centre so you get the best of both worlds.

    June 2014
  • Ari is a great host, we received a really friendly welcome even late in the night. The bed was comfortable and the old town and harbor are easy to get to. Good times!

    June 2014
  • Nice apartment and many thx to Anton and Ari.

    May 2014
  • Ari and Antón were excellent hosts. They were quick to answer any queries throughout the process, were both at the apartment to meet us on arrival, and gave great advice to help us make the most of our trip. They were available to answer our questions throughout the week and we felt very welcome.

    Their apartment is lovely: close to the university and a short walk to downtown Reykjavik. The place is just as advertised and is a great base to experience the centre of Reykjavik but to stay in a slightly more residential area.

    We would strongly recommend Ari and Antón and their lovely apartment.

    January 2014
  • Super Hôtes !!
    Location parfaite à deux pas du centre de Reykjavik. Réponse rapide et très grand bonheur pour nous l'hôte parle parfaitement français.

    November 2013
  • Ari was there to let us in and made us feel very welcome. The flat is comfy and homely, it's in a great location, and it was exactly what we were hoping for if not more so. Thank you so much for your kind hospitality!

    September 2013
  • We stayed here for 4 nights in September 2013. Ari and Anton were very flexible with our travel plans and were easy to get in touch with. Meeting them for the keys was no problem at all. The apartment is very large by European standards, with plenty of hot water, kitchen space, and room to relax when the weather is no good. The ten minute walk to the city center is very pleasant and easy to do. The apartment is well furnished, with couch, tv, big bed, and all the kitchen utensils needed to make your own meals. There is a bakery on the corner for sandwiches/pastries, a gas station across the street for snacks, and a grocery store a 5 min walk away for everything else. Very easy to find and to navigate back to, even after a long night out!

    September 2013
  • Antón and Ari are absolutely wonderful hosts! They were warm and friendly, as well as very communicative, responsive, and helpful. Their home--which they live in, but rent out to travelers--is very cozy and comfortable, and wonderfully situated in lovely Reykjavik. Central Reykjavik is within easy walking distance, and a well-stocked local grocery store is just a few blocks away, which was great for 2 vegetarians who were dealing with major jet-lag. We highly recommend Ari and Antón's home as a place to stay when visiting Reykjavik! We hope to have the opportunity to stay there again as well. And of course, they're welcome to visit us anytime they find themselves in the Los Angeles area.

    September 2013
  • Good communication to prepare for arrival, everything well arranged, and a very friendly reception. Nothing lacks for a pleasant stay! Central location at walking distance from city center. We had a good time here and recommend it to everyone.

    June 2013
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English, Español, Français, Português
School
IES Marqués de Suanzes, University of Oviedo, Uni. Iceland, Pompeu Fabra University
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PhD student in Biomedical Sciences / Teaching Assistant at the University of Iceland
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