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Guesthouse Galtafell - Reykjavik

1 star Inn Reykjavik

Laufasvegur 46 - Reykjavik

Price starting from ISK 12900 .00
Conveniently located in the heart of the city within walking distance of restaurants, cafés, shops, and museums, the budget Reykjavík Guesthouse Galtafell built in 1916 rightly boasts its historical importance in the capital city center of Iceland. Guesthouse Galtafell offers apartment and guestroom accommodations with both private and shared bathrooms.

This Reykjavik lodging is the former home of the Icelandic artist Guðmundur Thorsteinsson - Muggur. Boasting an elegant façade and bright interiors, this welcoming accommodation will make you feel at home whether you are in Reykjavík for business or leisure.

Guesthouse Galtafell is approximately a 10-minute walk from the Einar Jónsson Museum.
Venere Guest Rating
Guest Rating 9.4 Outstanding!
Based on 6 hotel reviews © 2014

great location...easy access to central city area, but in quiet neighborhood. ver...

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Breakfast at Guesthouse Galtafell

A free buffet breakfast is available between 8:30 AM and 10:00 AM.

Facilities at Guesthouse Galtafell

  • Laundry room
  • City tour
  • Free parking

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Check-in: after 2 PM.

Check-out: before noon.


Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on hotel policy.
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card or cash deposit are 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.










Guesthouse Galtafell reviews

8.8 Excellent
  • November 2013
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Australia

Quiet location but central to sights, shops etc. Lovely spacious room with separate entrance, well heated and very comfortable bed. Pillows could have been better. Great and plentiful breakfast. Helpful advice for next stage of journey. Highly recommended.

10 Outstanding!
  • November 2013
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • Ireland

We found Guesthouse Galtafell amazing. Our hosts couldn't do enough to make our stay fantastic. Very welcoming. Perfect location. Five minutes to City Centre. Quiet at night. Breakfast was ideal and plenty of it. Can't say enough good things about it. Reykjavik and Iceland is an amazing place.

10 Outstanding!
  • September 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • GB

Delightful house and hosts We were made to feel very welcome at Guesthouse Galtafell by its friendly hosts who made our stay such an enjoyable one. They were always on hand to be helpful and provide a high level of service. Guesthouse Galtafell is in a lovely quiet neighbourhood and only a 5 minute stroll to the heart of Reykjavik. It takes less than a minute to be by Tjörnin Pond and a few minutes to Hallgríms Church. Historically Galtafell has connections with Icelandic artists, including sculptor Einar Jónsson has kept many original features, the main room with its high windows is light and airy. The accommodation is very comfortable with good plentiful breakfasts with lots of variety. We enjoyed our stay there very much and wouldn’t hesitate to stay there again if ever visiting Reykjavik.

9.4 Outstanding!
  • July 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • USA

Friendly helpful management. Very good location within easy walk of bus station, most museums, downtown, harbor, nightlife, swimming pool, library. WiFi & computer available. they gave me a better room than I had paid for when one was available. Breakfast was at a nearby B&B.

8.6 Excellent
  • September 2013
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • USA

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Room Details

Guesthouse Galtafell has 8 guest rooms. Televisions with DVD players in each room provide entertainment and relaxation at the end of a busy day. Business travelers visiting the Reykjavik area will have access to free wireless high-speed Internet access. Bathrooms are outfitted with hair dryers.

Accommodation Services

  • Wireless Internet access
  • Extra beds
  • Baby cots/cribs available
  • DVD player
  • Hairdryer in each room
  • Kitchen
  • TV

Distances from Guesthouse Galtafell

Asgrimur Jonsson Collection - 0.3 km / 0.2 mi
Einar Jonsson Museum - 0.3 km / 0.2 mi
Reykjavik Free Church - 0.4 km / 0.2 mi
ASI Art Museum - 0.4 km / 0.2 mi
Reykjavik Pond - 0.4 km / 0.3 mi
Hallgrimskirkja - 0.5 km / 0.3 mi
National Museum of Iceland - 0.6 km / 0.4 mi
Reykjavik City Hall - 0.6 km / 0.4 mi
National Cathedral - 0.6 km / 0.4 mi
Laugavegur - 0.6 km / 0.4 mi
Parliament House - 0.6 km / 0.4 mi
University of Iceland - 0.6 km / 0.4 mi
National and University Library of Iceland - 0.7 km / 0.4 mi
Sundhollin - 0.8 km / 0.5 mi
Reykjavik City Library - 0.9 km / 0.6 mi
The preferred airport for Guesthouse Galtafell is Reykjavik (KEF-Keflavik Intl.) - 37.1 km / 23.1 mi.

Distances are calculated in a straight line from the property's location to the point of interest or airport and may not reflect actual travel distance.

Distances are displayed to the nearest 0.1 mile and kilometer.

Transportation services Guesthouse Galtafell

  • Free parking