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Guesthouse Galtafell

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Apartment, 1 Bedroom | Private kitchenette | Fridge, coffee/tea maker, electric kettle
Apartment, 1 Bedroom | In-room safe, soundproofing, iron/ironing board, free cribs/infant beds
Apartment, 1 Bedroom | Living area | Flat-screen TV
Double Room, Private Bathroom | In-room safe, soundproofing, iron/ironing board, free cribs/infant beds

Overview of Guesthouse Galtafell

Guesthouse Galtafell

3.0 star property

4.4/5 Excellent

Guests rated this property 4.6/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Pet-friendly
  • Housekeeping
Laufasvegur 46, Reykjavik, 101

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationLaugavegur8 min walk
  • Popular LocationReykjavik City Hall9 min walk
  • Popular LocationReykjavik Harbour16 min walk
  • AirportReykjavik (KEF-Keflavik Intl.)43 min drive

Room options

About this area


Guesthouse Galtafell is located in Downtown Reykjavik, a neighborhood in Reykjavik, and is in a shopping district. Sundhollin and Hofdi House are local landmarks, and travelers looking to shop may want to visit Laugavegur and Kringlan Shopping Mall. Looking to enjoy an event or a game while in town? See what's happening at Laugardalsholl or Laugardalsvollur.

What's nearby

  • Reykjavik Free Church - 5 min walk
  • ASI Art Museum - 7 min walk
  • Laugavegur - 8 min walk
  • Reykjavik City Hall - 9 min walk
  • Reykjavik Harbour - 16 min walk

Getting around

  • Reykjavik–Keflavik Intl. Airport (KEF) - 43 min drive


  • Þrír frakkar hjá Úlfari - 3 min walk
  • Snaps - 6 min walk
  • C is for Cookie - 6 min walk
  • Café Loki - 6 min walk
  • Café Babalú - 7 min walk

About this property

Guesthouse Galtafell

3-star guesthouse in the heart of Downtown Reykjavik
Guesthouse Galtafell provides amenities like a roundtrip airport shuttle and a garden. Guests can connect to free in-room WiFi.
You'll also find perks like:
  • Concierge services, luggage storage, and a front desk safe
  • Tour/ticket assistance and smoke-free premises
  • Guest reviews say good things about the helpful staff and location
Room features
All guestrooms at Guesthouse Galtafell have amenities such as free WiFi, safes, and sound-insulated walls.
Extra amenities include:
  • Refrigerators and irons/ironing boards
  • Flat-screen TVs with satellite channels
  • Free infant beds, electric kettles, and daily housekeeping


Danish, Dutch, English, Icelandic

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter

Social distancing

Contactless check-in and check-out
Cashless transactions are available for all charges at the property

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Hand sanitizer provided
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities


  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and transportation

  • No onsite parking available
  • 24-hour roundtrip airport shuttle (surcharge)
  • Airport shuttle at scheduled times, on request

Family friendly

  • Free cribs/infant beds
  • Refrigerator
  • Soundproofed rooms


  • Front-desk safe

Guest services

  • Concierge services
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Luggage storage
  • Tour/ticket assistance


  • Garden


  • If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • This property does not have elevators
  • Handrails in stairways
  • Upper floors accessible by stairs only
  • Well-lit path to entrance


  • Smoke-free property

Room amenities


  • Bed sheets
  • Free cribs/infant beds


  • Hair dryer
  • Towels


  • Flat-screen TV
  • Satellite channels

Food and drink

  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Electric kettle
  • Refrigerator


  • Iron/ironing board (on request)
  • Safe
  • Soundproofing

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Check-in from 3:00 PM - anytime


Check-out before 11 AM

Special check-in instructions

This property offers transfers from the airport (surcharges may apply); to arrange pick-up, guests must contact the property 72 hours prior to arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
There is no front desk at this property
Guests can access their accommodation through a private entrance

Access methods

Key retrieval, private entrance


Pets stay free
Service animals are welcome, and are exempt from fees

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Rollaway/extra beds are not available
Free cribs are available on request at the property

Property payment types

Important information

Optional extras

  • Airport shuttle fee: ISK 4599 per person (one-way)
  • Airport shuttle fee per child: ISK 2300 (one-way), (from 12 to 15 years old)

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
No onsite parking is available
This property accepts credit cards, debit cards, and cash
Safety features at this property include a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a security system, a first aid kit, and window guards
Be prepared: check the latest COVID-19 travel requirements and measures in place for this destination before you travel.

We should mention

This property does not have elevators

Property is also known as

Galtafell Guesthouse
Guesthouse Galtafell
Guesthouse Galtafell House
Guesthouse Galtafell House Reykjavik
Guesthouse Galtafell Reykjavik
Galtafell Reykjavik
Guesthouse Galtafell Reykjavik
Guesthouse Galtafell Guesthouse
Guesthouse Galtafell Guesthouse Reykjavik

Frequently asked questions

Is Guesthouse Galtafell pet-friendly?

Yes, pets are allowed at this property.

How much does it cost to stay at Guesthouse Galtafell?

As of Oct 1, 2022, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at Guesthouse Galtafell on Oct 30, 2022 start from CA $191.74, excluding taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.

How much is parking at Guesthouse Galtafell?

This property doesn't offer parking.

What time is check-in at Guesthouse Galtafell?

Check-in is from 3:00 PM - anytime.

What time is check-out at Guesthouse Galtafell?

Check-out is at 11 AM.

Does Guesthouse Galtafell provide a shuttle to the airport?

Yes, there's an airport shuttle that runs on request. A fee of ISK 4599 per person applies.

Where is Guesthouse Galtafell located?

Located in Downtown Reykjavik, this guesthouse is 0.2 mi (0.3 km) from Asgrimur Jonsson Collection and 0.8 mi (1.3 km) from Reykjavik Harbour. Einar Jonsson Museum and Reykjavik Free Church are also within 10 minutes.

Can I cancel my reservation for free at Guesthouse Galtafell and receive a full refund?

Yes, Guesthouse Galtafell offers free cancellation on select room rates, because flexibility matters! Please refer to Guesthouse Galtafell cancellation policy on our site for more details about any exclusions or requirements.

Overall score and ratings



Rating 5 - Excellent. 191 out of 327 reviews
5 - Excellent 58%
Rating 4 - Good. 102 out of 327 reviews
4 - Good 31%
Rating 3 - Okay. 26 out of 327 reviews
3 - Okay 8%
Rating 2 - Poor. 6 out of 327 reviews
2 - Poor 2%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 2 out of 327 reviews
1 - Terrible 1%




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Property conditions & facilities



5/5 Excellent

Travelled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Checkin info was prepared before arriving. Everything is perfect, very nice staff, nice location and rooms
Stayed 2 nights in Aug 2022

3/5 Okay

Travelled with group
Liked: Staff & service
Great location; accommodating host.
Stayed 1 night in Jul 2022

5/5 Excellent

Stayed 1 night in Jun 2022

5/5 Excellent

Travelled with group
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
This was the perfect place for our weekend stay in Iceland. We were three travelers in one apartment and they provided us with three twin beds. It was a great surprise since one of us had been expecting to sleep in a pull out couch. We got in at 11 am and they safely stored our luggage before our check in time. The location is fantastic - walking distance to shopping, eating, and a bus stop that has 5 different lines. Parking is free and easy to find in this neighborhood. The hosts were friendly and we were given lots of tips for the area by one of their employees. We would stay here again!
Stayed 3 nights in Jun 2022

5/5 Excellent

Travelled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
We stayed here our first night in Reykjavik. The owner was very accommodating and allowed us early check in. The duvets were were super comfy!
Stayed 1 night in Jun 2022

5/5 Excellent

Mohammed Manzoor
Travelled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
It was an excellent choice located in the central proximity of the city. Quiet, clean and well managed. Very prompt and helpful communication from the property manager.
Stayed 1 night in May 2022

5/5 Excellent

Travelled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities
Stayed 4 nights in May 2022

5/5 Excellent

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Great Place in Reykjavik
Was looking for a place near the bus station and close to the rest of Reykjavik. The Gaitafell Guesthouse was a great choice. Very easy walk to all the shops and restaurants. Was even able to walk (15 min) to the Domestic Airport car rental center to pick up a car. The owner messaged me about the check-in procedures and made sure the room was set-up for when we arrived. Also provided information about getting back to the international airport. Beds were very comfortable, and it was very quiet.
Stayed 1 night in Apr 2022

5/5 Excellent

Stayed 2 nights in Mar 2022

5/5 Excellent

Travelled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Kind staff, cute cozy apartment with all the necessities. Good walking distance to all the sites
Stayed 3 nights in Mar 2022