A basic small Studio on ground floor family house in downtown Reykjavik. There is no shower or a bathtub but all the information about that is in my description. It is totally downtown with all services, entertaining and cultural essence.
Ground floor in central Reykjavik. A small studio with one bedroom with either two single beds or one 1.80cm wide bed, and a small kitchen where you can easily prepare a simple meal, and a small dining area combined.
A small Toilette in the hallway "But no shower or a bathtub"
A very nice swimming pool is within five minutes walking distance through a nice neighborhood with nice showers and hot tubs outside and a very nice steam bath, also outside.
If you read comments from my guests you can see that they are all very happy to have had the reason to go there. It is an experience.
There are nice showers inside too and the swimming facility is clean and nice.
The opening hours are:
six thirtie,am to ten pm on the weekdays.
Ten,am to six pm on saturdays.
Ten,am to four pm on sundays.
There are lots of outdoor pools in Reykjavik and they are all very clean and all have hot tubs and steam baths and outside showers as well.
But the local one in my neighborhood is only five minutes away.
There is a single room on the same floor also rented out on Airbnb, and the guests there use the same toilette.
It is also possible of course, to rent the whole floor.
It could be very convenient if people are traveling with children for example.
We, me and my family, live on the floor above.
That is me Helga, My partner Omar, my daughter St.Lilja, my three year old grandson Biel and a small poodle dog and a lady cat called Europe.
The airport bus terminal is 15 to 20 minutes walk from the house, an easy walk through a nice neighborhood especially if your luggage is manageable. But it is also very easy to grab a taxi, it is only a few minutes drive.
The house is in the heart of the city but still the street is rather quiet at night.
You are in two minutes walking distance from the main street, the oldest shopping and restaurant street in Reykjavik, and all the design and posh shops in Reykjavik.
Also this is the next street to where the famous church 'Hallgrimskirkja' Stands, where you can enter the tower and get a fabulous view of the city.
The old down town marina with all the whaling tours and small coffee places, local restaurants in the old fishing sheds and bars is only a few minutes away but also so very close to all the cultural and entertaining side of Reykjavik, the main galleries and the music hall.
My work is fluctuant so sometimes I am busy and sometimes I work at home. But there is always someone in the house if my guests have problems or need help.
What I love about my neighborhood is that the bakery is just across the street and that the best coffee shops are just around the corner. And of course to be only two minutes away from all the entertaining and cultural side of the city.
All the tourist busses with the northern light tours and the old marina with the whale watching tours are within a few minutes walking distance.
Also if you need to go to the suburbs all the local busses are very close by Just like downtown in most cities around the world.
The lady cat, Europa, tends to want to visit my guests downstairs, she is very human friendly. It is totally fine to push her out by just clapping hands and susshh at her. :) She will listen to that.
I had a really pleasant stay at Helga's place. Helga and her daugther are very attentive and caring hosts and made an effort to make me feel comfortable. The apartment is cosy and the area is just perfect. I loved the cat!
Lovely little place to stay near the city centre, full of charm and character. Helga gave us great advice for places to eat. There were two of us staying and we loved it.
Love love loved this home away from home. By the end of the week we thought of Helga as our Icelandic mother. We had lovely chats with her on the stairs of the apartment as well as with the sweet little cat and dog who live upstairs. It was cosy, the bed was SO comfy and it was warm and snuggly. In terms of location, you could not do better. We would walk to get our coffee every day just 1 minute to the best coffee shops in Reykjavik which are all surrounding the apartment. Helga also recommended the restaurant Sea Grill to us and it was so good we went twice and had an unforgettable meal both times. We personally loved showering up at the pool with the locals, it forced us to get out of our comfort zone and we are so thankful we found Helga and her apartment. Would go back any time!
The appartment is very nice, very central, clean, small and it is enjoyable. It might be very noisy during nighttime.
Helga is a good host: she graciously welcomed us. Her home is nice, cozy and provided with all the essentials. Good value for money.
We stayed for two nights and the beds are very comfortable. We would suggest bringing earbuds though because the walls ar very thin. Helga was very nice and caring and the location next door to Skolavördustigur is absolutely fantastic!
Helagas Place is in a perfect location! The Bakery next Door has excellent Bread and the Kitchen was big enough to make Breakfast and cook a simple Dinner. Beds are comfortable! I can highly recomend to stay with Helga, if you don't mind enjoing the swimmingpool every know and then!
Helga is a Great Host! My gitlfriend and I we arrived in Reykjavik without any luggage because of an airplane Problem! Helga phoned for us, she supported us mentally and she even took us to a shopping mall by Car to buy the most necessary stuff!!!! Thank you very much once more!!! I highly recoment staying at her Place - it is clean and cosy and is located in the inner Center of Reykjavik! There is a Public Pool around the corner so it is absolut no Problem that there is no bathroom in the guest flat!
Old but nice apartment with an excellent position in Reykjavik. You can reach everything between Hallgrimskirkja, Perlan, BSI and Harbour by foot. Helga is very nice and courteous, too. It was no problem to store our luggage at the apartment for a while.
Incredible location, great space - set up so that you essentially have your own apartment (without shower though) !
Helga and her family are really friendly and welcoming!