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The Old Bicycle Shop - Budget Small Single Room

Private room in house hosted by Gudrun Maria.
1 guest1 bedroom1 bed3 shared baths
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We are fantastically well located in the centre of Reykjavik 101, warm, cozy and welcoming. All Reykjavik’s main attractions, including her best restaurants, bars, cafes and shops are within a stone´s throw. We have come home to Reykjavik to raise our family and know the city, its language and culture intimately. We love it here. We love Airbnb too – we seem to attract incredibly friendly and inquisitive guests of all ages, be they single travelers, couples, families or groups of friends.

The space
The house is a traditional timber built Icelandic house, warm and snug throughout the year as heated with Iceland’s famous hydro-thermic hot water. This room is a single room and exactly as described. It is a sleeping space, no more - hence its low price - and is not suitable for large people, say over 95kg and 185cm tall. We have other private guest bedrooms. All our guests have access to shared bathrooms, two sitting rooms and to a kitchen which can be used for heating up food and snacks but not for cooking full meals. We do not offer breakfast for the very good reason that there are so many excellent bakeries and coffee houses so locally. They open very early. Our house itself is quite well known, and is listed. It was a bicycle shop for fifty years, the first of these in Iceland, and as such it is much loved in Reykjavik, especially by people who bought their first bike here a generation ago.
Everything is around the corner. All the Reykjavik attractions, the old harbour, Harpa Concert Hall, Hallgrimskirkja church with its panoramic views, the city swimming pool with hot tubs and steam bath, and many others are all within five to seven minutes’ walk. The central bus station BSI is a 10 min walk . The bus from the airport stops 30 metres from the house.

Places for sleeping

Bedroom 1
1 single bed

What this place offers

Kitchen
Wifi
Dryer
Bathtub
Luggage dropoff allowed
Crib
Children’s books and toys
High chair
Hair dryer
Refrigerator

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Reykjavík, Iceland

We are located in Þingholtinn, "the meeting place" as it was called at the time of the settlement, between the city lake with its small park and the great church of Hallgrimskirkja. The National Gallery is a 2 min walk and most of the other galleries in Reykjavik are not much further. The main shopping streets Skólavörðustígur and Laugavegur are around the corner. We have more restaurants and bars within a 5 minute radius than I can list and we recommend some of these in the Guidebook.

Hosted by Gudrun Maria.

Joined in April 2014
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I am a half-Icelandic half-English opera singer. I live with my family here downtown. We love Iceland. I grew up in Njálsgata street in my grandparents' house which is very nearby, so I am a local, and a native speaker. Many of my cousins, aunts and uncles still live in the old town. I love my hometown and am thrilled at how Reykjavik has changed from the sleepy old fishing town of my childhood to the cosmopolitan and amazingly popular travel destination it is now. We are lucky to have a wonderful friend (also a singer) who helps us manage the Old Bicycle Shop. She is called Maria and it may be she who greets you when you arrive.
I am a half-Icelandic half-English opera singer. I live with my family here downtown. We love Iceland. I grew up in Njálsgata street in my grandparents' house which is very nearby,…
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I am half English half Icelandic, born and bred in Reykjavik, and am native in both languages. This is my home as I grew a couple of hundred meters away in Njalsgata street. My husband and children (by upbringing) are English, but we have been coming here for years and years and all know it as home. What do you want to know?
I am half English half Icelandic, born and bred in Reykjavik, and am native in both languages. This is my home as I grew a couple of hundred meters away in Njalsgata street. My hus…
Gudrun Maria. is a Superhost
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Checkout: 10:00 AM
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No smoking
No pets
No parties or events
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Carbon monoxide alarm
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