Alba Guesthouse

Small and Homely Guesthouse in Reykjavík
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About Alba Guesthouse

Alba Guesthouse is a small and family-run guesthouse, located in the old Reykjavík. It was first opened on June 25th in 2004, but the current owners, husband and wife, Þorsteinn Friðþjófsson and Harpa Sigfúsdóttir, have been operating the guesthouse since April 2013

The guesthouse is well-established and offers 12 rooms, all with shared facilities. It is located within 15 minutes walk from downtown Reykjavík, in an old, quiet and charming neighbourhood. Breakfast is included in the room rate and we offer a continental buffet, with a French press coffee and freshly baked bread every morning. A spacious garden surrounds the house and is the perfect place to relax on a sunny day. Please note that guests do not have access to a kitchen, however, there are tea and coffee facilities in the common area along with a microwave that all guests are welcome to use. Alba Guesthouse is a smoke-free facility and all use of open fire is forbidden.

We offer a personal and friendly service and our staff will be happy to assist you to book tours and recommend places to see or things to experience.

12 family-friendly rooms

Continental breakfast included

Free Wi-Fi throughout the guesthouse

Spacious garden and balcony

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Helpful staff

Quiet neighboorhood

Our rooms

Single room w. shared bathroom

A simple single bedroom with a wardrobe and an in-room sink. Bed linen and towels are included along with breakfast, which is served from 7:00 – 9:00 each morning.

Double room w. shared bathroom

A simple double bedroom with a wardrobe and an in-room sink. Bed linen and towels are included along with breakfast, which is served from 7:00 – 9:00 each morning.

Twin room w. shared bathroom

A simple twin bedroom with a wardrobe and an in-room sink. Bed linen and towels are included along with breakfast, which is served from 7:00 – 9:00 each morning.

Triple room w. shared bathroom

A simple triple bedroom that features a wardrobe and an in-room sink. Bed linen and towels are included along with breakfast, which is served from 7:00 – 9:00 each morning.

Quadruple room w. shared bathroom

A simple quadruple family bedroom that features a wardrobe and an in-room sink. Bed linen and towels are included along with breakfast, which is served from 7:00 – 9:00 each morning.

Need Transportation?

We recommend Airport Direct as transfer to and from the airport, as they pick up and drop off at Alba guesthouse. Airport Direct is operated by Reykjavik Sightseeing and their terminal is located only 3 minutes walk from our guesthouse. 

Reykjavík Sightseeing also offers a range of activity and sightseeing tours. 

We have great reviews!

As an established guesthouse in Reykjavík, we are proud of our reviews from our previous guests. We appreciate that they were willing to share their experience and tell us how they liked their stay with Albe Guesthouse.

Felt like home!

This place is run by a couple who will gives you a feeling of family. They will ensure you have best of the food and will also gives you best advice to explore the city. Near to the famous city centre and walking distance from Loki cafe.

Great stay!

 My family and I stayed here 2 nights of our trip and we enjoyed. It was a great price and the owner was a delight! The free breakfast and coffee was great especially with the price of food in Reykjavik! The rooms are small, but has a sink and beds and there’s plenty of bathrooms so there’s always one open. We will definitely stay there again when we go back!

Very homely guesthouse.

We stayed here for 4 nights and all I can say is that it was great! The family that owns the guesthouse are very nice people. The breakfast was very good, loved it! The room was comfortable and it’s about 15-20 min walk to Hallgrímskirkja and to the city center where the stores and restos are so it’s quite good. We truly enjoyed our stay there.

A lovely little guesthouse with a superb breakfast

This cosy little guesthouse is about 30 minutes walk from the centre of Reykjavik. The staff is really friendly and helpful and the breakfast is just awesome. Of course the place a little old, but the price is also low, which is quite important since Reykjavik is so expensive otherwise.

5 stars!!!

This is an exceptionally run house, that I highly recommend to anyone. The customer service is outstanding and very welcoming. The beds are very comfortable, and each room includes a sink and a wardrobe. The showers and toilets are shared, but there are more than enough so we never had to wait for anything. 

The breakfast was amazing! Freshly baked bread, yoghurt and meats and cheeses were wonderful. 

Cosy place.

Comfortable beds after tiring journey can help you rest and get some energy. Delicious breakfast, good coffee served by nice hosts make this place unique. Cleaned rooms, towels and piece of chocolate are provided while checking in.

Our recommendations

Our recommenda-

tions

We have gathered recommendations and information to make the planning of your stay easier and more enjoyable. On our Wunderlist, you can book your transport, book tours and activities and choose a restaurant. All the tours and restaurants are hand-picked by us.

Our location

We are located in Eskihlíð, on a charming street in the old part of Reykjavík. It is a quiet neighboorhood, but yet conveniently located within a walking distance from downtown Reykjavík.

Hallgrímskirkja Church

15 minutes walk

Hlemmur Food Court / Bus station

15 minutes walk

Reykjavík Swimming Pool

12 minutes walk

Call us

+ 354 552 9800

Email Us

stay@alba.is

Address

Eskihlíð 3, 105 Reykjavík