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Grettir Guesthouse

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Free WiFi, bed sheets
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Double Room | Free WiFi, bed sheets
Free WiFi, bed sheets

Overview of Grettir Guesthouse

Grettir Guesthouse

2.0 star property
City-center guesthouse within easy reach of Reykjavik Harbour

7.4/10 Good

110 verified guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Parking available
  • Free WiFi
  • Non-smoking
Laugavegur 28a, Reykjavik, 101
Main amenities
  • Self parking
  • Business center
  • Terrace
  • Coffee/tea in a common area
  • Library
  • ATM/banking services
  • Luggage storage
  • TV in a common area

Room options

About this area

What's nearby

  • In Downtown Reykjavik
  • Reykjavik Harbour - 13 min walk
  • Laugavegur - 1 min drive
  • Hallgrimskirkja - 1 min drive
  • Reykjavik City Hall - 6 min drive

Getting around

  • Reykjavik Domestic Airport (RKV) - 8 min drive
  • Reykjavik–Keflavik Intl. Airport (KEF) - 44 min drive


  • Gardurinn - 2 min walk
  • Vegamót - 2 min walk
  • Geiri Smart - 2 min walk
  • Kryddlegin Hjortu - 2 min walk
  • Café Babalú - 3 min walk

About this property

Grettir Guesthouse

Grettir Guesthouse offers a great location, putting you within a 15-minute walk of Reykjavik Harbour. Fellow travelers like the central location.


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
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

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

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 6 rooms
  • Arranged over 3 floors


  • Check-in time from 3 PM - midnight
  • Express check-out available
  • Minimum check-in age - 20
  • Check-out time is 11:00 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • There is no front desk at this property
  • Guests planning to arrive outside of normal check-in hours will receive an email with special check-in instructions and an access code; access will be through a private entrance

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 20


  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • No pets or service animals allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Onsite self parking (EUR 22.5 per day)

Other information

  • Smoke-free property

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Coffee/tea in a common area

What to do

  • Shopping
  • Whale-watching nearby

Working away

  • Business center


  • Luggage storage


  • 1 building/tower
  • Built in 1901
  • ATM/banking
  • Terrace
  • Library
  • Television in common areas


  • English
  • Icelandic

Room amenities

Home comfort

  • Window screens

Sleep well

  • Bed sheets provided

Freshen up

  • Towels

Stay connected

  • Free WiFi


  • Limited housekeeping

Fees & policies


  • Self parking costs EUR 22.5 per day

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; guests are provided with hand sanitizer; cashless payment methods are available for all transactions.

Contactless check-in and contactless check-out are available.


This property is managed by a professional host. The provision of housing is linked to their trade, business, or profession

This property does not have elevators.

Guests can rest easy knowing there's a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, and a first aid kit on site.

The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation.

This property accepts credit cards. Cash is not accepted.

Also known as

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Frequently asked questions

Does Grettir Guesthouse offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, Grettir Guesthouse does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
How much does it cost to stay at Grettir Guesthouse?
As of 10 Dec 2022, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at Grettir Guesthouse on 11 Dec 2022 start from CA $152, 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.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Grettir Guesthouse?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitizer, social distancing measures are in place, and staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Are pets allowed at Grettir Guesthouse?
Sorry, pets and service animals aren't allowed.
Is parking offered on site at Grettir Guesthouse?
Yes. Self parking costs EUR 22.5 per day.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Grettir Guesthouse?
You can check in from 3 PM - midnight. Check-out time is 11:00 AM. Express check-out and contactless check-in and check-out are available.
Are there restaurants at or near Grettir Guesthouse?
Yes. Nearby restaurants include Café Babalú (3-min walk), Salka Valka (3-min walk), and C is for Cookie (4-min walk).
What's the area around Grettir Guesthouse like?
Grettir Guesthouse is located on the Strip in Downtown Reykjavik, a short 13-minute walk from Reykjavik Harbour and 6 minutes' walk from Hallgrimskirkja. Travelers say the area is walkable and good for shopping.

Overall score and ratings






Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities



4/10 Fair

Ok hotel
Jacqueline, 1-night trip with friends
Verified guest review

6/10 Good

The property had very real difficulties. There were 5 rooms usually with 2 people in each room BUT the shared kitchen could hardly fit more than two people without being crowded. Given that many of the guests wanted to cook rather than dine out at the expensive cafes in the area this was very problematic. Also our room had a broken heater in it.
Janys, 4-night romance trip
Verified Expedia guest review

8/10 Very good

The entrance to the guesthouse is down an alley. check in was simple. The space is quaint and cozy. has a very intense echo but was clean and comfortable.
Elizabeth, 1-night trip with friends
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

We changed our plans last minute and looked for a place in the city - so glad we did. Great location, comfortable bed, and clean!
Christy, 1-night romance trip
Verified Expedia guest review

4/10 Fair

Noisy. Got locked out. Don’t recommend.
Only positives: Clean place, great location. It was incredibly noisy, both in and outside. My room was next to the bathroom, anytime some used the bathroom I pretty much heard everything. The front door alarm would beep about every 10-15 seconds. All. Night. Long. Room was next to a parking lot, so many people walking by could see right in the window. There wasn’t much lighting in the room if the shades weren’t open. Additionally, there were no signs advising to always have your room key (or don’t shut your door) because you’ll be locked out. I got up around 10pm to use the bathroom, shut my bedroom door and was locked out of my room! Luckily, there is a landline phone in the kitchen with the number listed for the property manager. Unluckily, she didn’t answer. I tried calling probably 20 times, other residents used their mobiles to try and call or message her and she didn’t answer. One of the couples was able to “guess” the lock code on the closet cupboard in the kitchen, which thankfully had spare room keys, or I would’ve been stuck sleeping in the kitchen. I’d spent 10 days previous driving the Ring Road in a camper van. All I wanted was a restful night and had anything but that. 2.5/10 - do not recommend.
1-night trip
Verified guest review

8/10 Very good

The room was comfortable and spacious; kitchen area was basic with a fridge, kettle, toaster, and microwave; bathroom was sufficient but could have used more than one for five rooms. It was a cozy place though and we would stay again!
2-night romance trip
Verified Expedia guest review

6/10 Good

Centrally located.
Fine, centrally located, suitable if you're busy out so it's okay as a bed set.
High St, steps off guest House..
Mohammed, 3-night trip
Verified guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Perfect location in center of downtown
Great location. Clean and safe. Recommend!
3-night trip
Verified guest review

6/10 Good

Two nights in Reykjavik
Nice and cute place in the heart of Reykjavik. Music festival next door was loud but more loud were the Icelanders who stayed in a room below us for that reason overall rating just ok.
2-night trip
Verified guest review

2/10 Poor

This was one of the worst places I have ever stayed at. First of all, the listing is deceptive : the listing doesn’t specify that the bathroom is shared when it is. We specifically didn’t book somewhere else because we wanted a private bathroom. Second, the window to the room opens into a parking lot, so there is constant noise, including at 2-3am when drunk revelers are coming to get to their cars and are talking loudly. Third, the kind of people who stay at this property are young folks who are generally loud. There were three people staying in one of the rooms who came home drunk at 3am and woke up the whole house from sleep. These people tried to start a fight with another resident (from upstairs) when some of us asked them to keep quiet, and we were afraid of our physical safety at one point. Finally, I tried to contact the property manager MULTIPLE times during my stay (over email and over phone) and there are simply no reply from anyone.
1-night romance trip
Verified Travelocity guest review