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55 reviews


  • Breakfast Available
  • Parking Available
  • Laundry
  • Babysitting


What's nearby

  • Popular Location
    1 min walk
  • Popular Location
    Iceland Phallological Museum
    4 min walk
  • Popular Location
    13 min walk
  • Airport
    Reykjavik (KEF-Keflavik Intl.)
    43 min drive

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    About this area


    Located in Reykjavik, Egilsborg Guesthouse is in the city centre. Harpa and National Museum of Iceland are cultural highlights, and some of the area's notable landmarks include Hallgrimskirkja and Perlan. Travelling with kids? Consider Sundhollin and Laugardalslaug Geothermal Pool.

    Popular Location

    What's nearby

    • Laugavegur - 1 min walk
    • Iceland Phallological Museum - 4 min walk
    • Hallgrimskirkja - 13 min walk
    • Solfar - 13 min walk
    • Harpa - 20 min walk

    Getting around

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

    About this property

    Egilsborg Guesthouse

    Along with WiFi in public areas, this smoke-free guesthouse has valet parking and coffee/tea in a common area. Other amenities include self parking, dry cleaning and laundry facilities. All 17 rooms offer wireless Internet access (surcharge), free newspapers and in-room massages.

    Property amenities


    Available in all rooms: WiFi (ISK 500 per hour)
    Available in some public areas: WiFi (ISK 500 per hour)

    Parking and public transport

    Self parking: ISK 2000 per night
    Valet parking: ISK 2000 per night
    Extended parking: ISK 2000 per night
    24-hour return airport shuttle (surcharge)

    Food and drink

    Cooked-to-order breakfast available for a fee daily 8 AM–9 AM: ISK 3000 for adults and ISK 2000 for children
    Coffee/tea in a common area

    Things to do


    Family friendly

    Dry-cleaning service
    Corner/local shop
    In-room childcare (surcharge)
    Laundry facilities
    Microwave (on request)
    Fridge (on request)


    Free newspapers in reception
    Corner/local shop
    No lifts

    Guest services

    Dry-cleaning service
    Hair salon
    Laundry facilities
    Multilingual staff
    Tour/ticket assistance


    Picnic area




    If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them in the special requests field on the booking page after selecting your room.
    Accessible bathroom
    Wheelchair-accessible parking


    Designated smoking areas (fines apply)
    TV in reception

    Room amenities


    Blackout drapes/curtains


    Hairdryer (on request)

    Food and drink

    Microwave (on request)
    Fridge (on request)


    Free newspapers
    In-room massage

    Guest rating

    5 - Excellent
    4 - Good
    3 - Okay
    2 - Mediocre
    1 - Poor
    Service and Staff
    Property condition


    • Disliked: Staff & service, amenities

    The room was ok, very basic (one pillow? Really?), but at least it was warm. The hostel was very very noisy, lots of partying downstairs, from the owners/managers of the hostel, not the people staying! I got minimal sleep last night. Free wifi was great, location great too. Shower facilities needs a massive makeover, old, grimy, cold.

    Stayed 2 nights in Jan 2020


    • Liked: Cleanliness, property conditions & facilities
    • Disliked: Staff & service, room comfort

    Seemed nice overall - but technical issues

    Had a late arrival and was still greeted no issue. Only had one night and an early morning shuttle so did not have opportunity to follow up on the two issues. Unfortunately never got the key to work in the door and never found a towel to shower in the morning. Did find face cloths so managed a basic cleaning.

    Stayed 1 night in Oct 2019


    • Liked: Cleanliness, property conditions & facilities
    • Disliked: Staff & service, amenities

    The hotel itself is not too bad. What I disliked about this hotel was the staff. The lady who works at the hotel swindled and coerced me into buying a trip to the airport. Because of the way she went about it, I believe she, or the hotel, maybe gets some type of commission or bonus for every trip they help them sell. This lady basically made me believe that this bus was the only option back to the airport. Right away she even “took the trouble” of “helping me” by getting on her laptop and ordering the ticket for me. When she asked me for my card, I of course very reluctantly gave her my card, only because I felt almost forced to believe her and that it would’ve been awkward telling her I wanted to shop around. Later on I found out I could’ve easily gotten on public transportation for less than half the price. I tried to return the ticket, the bus company told me I had to go through the hotel, when I did that, she told me that she had emailed the bus company but couldn’t get them to refund the ticket

    Stayed 6 nights in Oct 2019

    5/5 Excellent

    • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities

    Service - The man that helped us was very vice. We accidentally went to the wrong accommodation (we were staying at a different place the day before our tour and at Egilsborg Guesthouse the day after our tour). He was kind enough to drive us to our correct accommodation and was not angry at all about our mistake. Location - Great. Walkable distance to the city. Facilities - I have stayed at various places around the world that have had shared bathrooms, including Barcelona, London, Berlin and Reykjavik. This was by far the cleanest, well-lit, well-kept and well-stocked shared bathroom of all the places I have been to, probably even better than some 4-4.5 star hotels. Overall, fantastic for a short term stay before or after a tour around Iceland :)

    Stayed 1 night in Jan 2019


    • Liked: Cleanliness
    • Disliked: Staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort

    Overpriced hostel that booked on an emergency very last minute but they try to charge for everything on the side.

    Stayed 1 night in Sep 2018

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