Guesthouse Galtafell - Reykjavik

Laufasvegur 46, Reykjavik, Iceland, 101  show map
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Guesthouse Galtafell - Reykjavik


Off-site parking

Kitchen facilities


Cookware/ Kitchen utensils

Air conditioning

Paid airport shuttle


Flat-screen TV


Paid breakfast

Facilities for kids

Cribs available


The well-equipped Guesthouse Galtafell apartment offers a storage room, a safe deposit box and free self parking available on site. Guests can take advantage of ironing service, housekeeping and concierge service.

The property is located near Culture House, Harpa Conference & Concert Center and National Theatre of Iceland. A 30-minute walk to the center of Reykjavik. Offering European dishes, Gallery Restaurant is a 5-minute walk away.

Keflavik airport is 5 minutes' drive from the apartment.


The property offers rooms with a private toilet, an iron with ironing board, a seating area, a dining area and free Wi-Fi. There is a private bathroom.

Eat & Drink

Kitchen facilities feature a kettle, a fridge, a dishwasher and a microwave.


Wireless internet is available in the entire apartment for free.

Guest Parking

Free public parking is possible at a location nearby.

Number of rooms:   8.

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  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Wi-Fi
  • Off-site parking
  • Safe deposit box
  • Concierge desk
  • Pets allowed
  • Luggage storage
  • Carte blanche


  • Paid airport shuttle
  • Housekeeping
  • Tours/Ticket assistance

Dining facilities

  • Paid breakfast

Children's facilities

  • Cribs available

Leisure facilities

  • Garden area

Room facilities

  • Heating
  • Sitting area
  • Dressing area
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Ironing facilities


  • Hair dryer


  • Refrigerator
  • Cookware/ Kitchen utensils


  • Flat-screen TV
  • Cable/ Satellite television

Room decor

  • Parquet floor



Check-in from 3 pm FREE
Check-out until 11 am FREE

Children and extra beds

All children
0 - 11 years
Existing bedding FREE
Maximum capacity of extra beds in a room is 2. 

How to reach apartment

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Apartment Address:

Laufasvegur 46, Reykjavik, Iceland, 101

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City Center
  • Reykjavik
    1.4 mi
  • Gallery Restaurant - Hotel Holt (cuisine: European)
    700 ft
  • C is for Cookie
    1400 ft
  • Nautholsvik Geothermal Beach
    1.0 mi
Apartment details
  • Check-in:
    from  3 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  11 am
  • Number of rooms:

Rooms and availability

Guesthouse Galtafell photos Room
One-Bedroom Apartment
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    4 persons

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Shower
    • Bathtub
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  • General:Seating area
  • Ironing facilities
  • Dressing area
  • Private entrance
  • Parquet floor
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Hair dryer
  • Toilet
  • Bedding:Sofa
  • Extra long beds
  • Dining:Electric kettle
  • Dining area
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Kitchenware
  • Media:Flat-screen TV
  • Radio

Guesthouse Galtafell Location

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What's nearby

Tourist attractions

  • Mountain Guides Iceland1.3 mi

Popular areas

  • City Center1.3 mi

Places of interest

  • Solfar Sun Voyager3300 ft
  • Reykjavik Old Harbour3700 ft
  • The Pearl1.0 mi
  • Hallgrimskirkja1.3 mi

Convention centers

  • Harpa Concert Hall & Conference Centre3300 ft

Shopping areas

  • Laugavegur4000 ft
  • Kringlan Shopping Mall1.5 mi

Monuments and Landmarks

  • Hallgrímskirkja Church1400 ft
  • Reykjavík City Hall1700 ft
  • Vesturbæjarlaug Swimming Pool4000 ft
  • Laugardalslaug Swimming Pool1.7 mi
  • Imagine Peace Tower2.7 mi


  • Laugardalshöll1.7 mi
  • Laugardalsholl Stadium1.7 mi


  • National Museum of Iceland1700 ft
  • Reykjavik Art Museum: Kjarvalsstadir3700 ft
  • Arbaejarsafn1.3 mi
  • Saga Museum1.3 mi
  • The Reykjavík City Museum1.3 mi


  • Laugardalur1.3 mi

Public parking

  • The Parliament House2000 ft

Local attractions

  • Bessastadir5000 ft
    Alftanes, Reykjavik
  • Asmundur Sveinsson Sculpture Museum1.5 mi
    Sigtun, Reykjavik
  • Bogfimisetrid2.3 mi
    Furugrund 3, Reykjavik
  • Nautholsvik Geothermal Beach1.0 mi
    101 Reykjavik, Reykjavik
  • Botanical Garden1.6 mi
    Laugardalur, Reykjavik

Near the apartment

  • Hallgrimskirkja1600 ft
    Skolavorduholti, Reykjavik
  • National Museum of Iceland1800 ft
    Sudurgata 41, Reykjavik
  • Icelandic Opera 2300 ft
    Ingolfsstraeti, Reykjavik
  • Reykjavik City Museum2400 ft
    Adalstraeti 16, Reykjavik
  • National Gallery of Iceland 1300 ft
    Frikirkjuvegur 7, Reykjavik
  • Einar Jonsson Museum 1700 ft
    Eiriksgata, Reykjavik
  • Reykjavik 871 +/- 2 The Settlement Exhibition2400 ft
    Adalstraeti 16, Reykjavik

Restaurants nearby

  • Gallery Restaurant - Hotel Holt700 ft

    Address: Bergstadastraeti 37
    Phone: 354-552-5700

    70% likes this, based on 77 reviews
    Cuisine: European
    Price Range: USD 22 - USD 87

  • Snaps Bistro Bar1400 ft

    Address: Thorsgata 1
    Phone: 354 511 6677

    86% likes this, based on 93 reviews
    Cuisine: French

  • Sjavargrillid (Seafood Grill)1700 ft

    Address: Skolavordustigur 14
    Phone: +354 571 1100

    86% likes this, based on 760 reviews
    Cuisine: Scandinavian
    Price Range: USD 18 - USD 51

  • C is for Cookie1400 ft

    Address: Tysgata 8
    Phone: +354 578 5914

    75% likes this, based on 144 reviews
    Price Range: USD 5 - USD 10

  • Caruso1500 ft

    Address: Thingholtsstaeti 1
    Phone: + 354 562 7335

    85% likes this, based on 387 reviews
    Price Range: USD 18 - USD 90

Apartment details
  • Check-in:
    from  3 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  11 am
  • Number of rooms:
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Guesthouse Galtafell Reviews

Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at Guesthouse Galtafell

Average guest rating

8.6out of 10
Based on 61 reviews

Guest reviews

  • Family with children

    Nera central town and port. Very warm welcome.

  • Single

    They treated me very well caring ,loving,kind ,lovely couple and treated me as a family member and the food is plenty every small thing they solve immediate and excellent friendly nature. Plenty of food whatever I want to eat and I managed my lunch and dinner too with out spending my own money as iceland in general is every thing was excellent.The money I saved on food helped me buying lot of shopping. Thank q all

  • Older travelers

    First, the proprietors of Guesthouse Galtafell, Thory and Arni, are delightful. They provide a warm and welcoming atmosphere. The actual building is quite unusual, and has an interesting history. We were close to everything in Reykjavik -- theatres, museums, coffee shops, restaurants, shops -- and enjoyed walking everywhere. We plan to return in the summer!

    We loved everything.

  • Couple

    We stayed here for 3 nights in the outbuilding which is a converted garage. It was fantastic! It was so warm and welcoming with a small sofa, kitchenette, dining table and separate bedroom and a bath (which was lovely after a long walk!)The owners were so kind and friendly. They serve breakfast in their house at a large dining table where you sit with other guests. They make you feel like one of the family and it's nice to chat to the other guests. The guesthouse is perfectly situated in the city, close to the Tjornin pond and a short stroll from many restaurants and shops. We can't recommend this place enough! It's far superior to any hotel as it's so homely.Can't wait to go back!

  • Couple

    Fantastic facilities for the price - we requested a double room with shared bathroom and got an apartment with kitchenette, bathroom and sofa area. Friendly and helpful hosts. Easy parking on the street outside. Five minute walk into the centre of Reykjavik for shops and restaurants, and yet pretty easy to drive out into the countryside too. Highly recommend.

  • Couple

    Everything is so good! The beautiful house,the nice host family,the best location,the heathy breakfast...everything Is sooooooo good! I'm loving it!

  • Older travelers

    The main building and our landlady were fabulous. The room met our needs well.

  • Older travelers

    Beautiful building in a great location close to most attractions in the city. Hostess very personable and friendly. A great value in a generally expensive city.

    Nothing, it exceeded our expectations and met our needs perfectly.

  • Couple

    Everything, the owners are very so caring and helpful, we shall never forget them! They went the extra mile everyday to make sure we where comfortable. They know the history the sites to see and how to get there.

    Location is great a ten minate walk to the city centre. The place is lovely and warm and has a good atmosphere.

  • Older travelers

    We stayed for our first and last days on the island. The Guesthouse offered a family style apartment which was an excellant value, especially for a larger group than the two of us. The location is absolutely great for visiting the downtown area (restaurants and shops) by foot. The hosts gave us an excellant suggestion for exploring the southern half of the island with a four wheel drive vehicle. If you don't have experience with "off road" driving and river crossing, you should hire a tour agency instead of driving yourself. One reminder about Iceland, it's not cheap. Enjoy your visit!

  • Older travelers

    The location was an easy walk to downtown on a quiet, pretty street. The room we had was quite big with a kitchen. Other rooms did not have kitchens so double check. The hosts were excellent. Common living/sitting room allowed interaction with other guests. Rooftop sitting area for a few rooms.

  • Older travelers

    The helpfullness of the landlady and landlord, they made all our reservations for the excursions. The location, quiet street with free parking. Meeting other travelers at the breakfast table.

    The ROOM. We made reservations for an apartment with separate bedroom, bathroom and sittingroom. When we arrived ,8 o'clock in the morning, after a night of travel, our appartement was rented out ( for 3 months) to somebody else and she had only two little bedrooms with a bathroom on the corridor, only fit for students.No luxury at all, small shower with a curtain! brrr, small toilet sink , toilet and all shared with the laundry facillities.Nice when you are 18, but not when you are in your 60th! We only needed one to sleep in , not two!Bare room, no curtains , only luxaflex and only one chair. So 9 o'clock I sat in my bed reading. Big fun for two nights, rest ok.

  • Family with children

    Near the city centre (less than 10 minutes)by foot

    Very expensive : to reach the the bathroom we had to go out on street,walk 20 meters to reach the bathroom !! No water in the room(old salon/library)

  • Group of friends

    Very friendly staff Central location in Reykjavik Good breakfast

  • Family with children

    When I arrived my luggage was delayed and I went on a tour that left me soaking wet. The owner lent me some of her clothes and washed my clothes for me. The next day, she also lent me a raincoat. She was super nice and helpful, and I couldn't ask for a better host. The hotel is located close to the bus terminal and a short walk away from the city center. It is relatively cheap by Iceland standards.

How to reach apartment

apartment Guesthouse Galtafell - Reykjavik Reykjavik location
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Apartment Address:

Laufasvegur 46, Reykjavik, Iceland, 101

Get directions
City Center
  • Reykjavik
    1.4 mi
  • Gallery Restaurant - Hotel Holt (cuisine: European)
    700 ft
  • C is for Cookie
    1400 ft
  • Nautholsvik Geothermal Beach
    1.0 mi
Apartment details
  • Check-in:
    from  3 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  11 am
  • Number of rooms: