Eskihlíð 3ReykjavíkIceland
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About Alba

Situated near the Klambratun, Alba offers simple guesthouse accommodations with shared bathrooms. Guests are served a complimentary buffet breakfast every day.

All rooms are simply furnished and equipped with free Wi-Fi. A hair dryer is available upon request.

On warmer days, guests can enjoy the hotel garden, outdoor terrace, or take advantage of the BBQ picnic area. Alternatively, guests can also enjoy the lobby communal lounge. Onsite parking is complimentary.

Nearby dining options include Roadhouse, serving American fare, Harry’s, specialising in seafood, and Resto, boasting Scandinavian cuisine. The hotel also sells lunch packs, but guests must order them the day before.

Alba is less than a ten-minute walk from the Perlan and Kjarvalsstadir, and about 20 minutes from Hallgrimskirkja Church, the National Musuem of Iceland, and the Reykjavik City Hall.


Eskihlíð 3, Reykjavík, Iceland
Telephone: +354(552)9800 | Fax: +354(552)9889 | Official Homepage

Top amenities

  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Free WiFi in rooms
  • Pool
  • Spa
  • Parking
  • Pets
  • A/C
  • Restaurant
  • Hotel bar
  • Gym

All amenities

Hotel facilities

  • Computer with internet
  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Parking garage
  • Terrace
  • WiFi in lobby

Room facilities

  • Bathroom with shower
  • Free WiFi in rooms
  • Hairdryer
  • Internet
  • WiFi in rooms


  • Accessible parking

Arrival / Departure

  • Check-in: 15:00
  • Check-out: 11:00

Positive Reviews

Conveniently Close

The hotel boasts a convenient location close to the city centre, with plenty of restaurants, cafes, and shops in the neighbourhood, and even a shopping mall nearby. In addition, the hotel is also within walking distance to the BSI bus terminal, and a short drive from the airport.

Fantastic Staff

The staff is repeatedly praised for being helpful and informative. Guests say the front desk is always happy to familiarize new visitors with the city, and give great recommendations on where to eat and where to go. The friendly hosts are quite accommodating, especially for those catching an early flight, and will even leave out a breakfast for you to grab on your way out.

Morning Delight

The breakfast is not to be missed out on. Served buffet style, the continental selection is simple but satisfying, with the assortment varied and fresh. Guests rave about the mouthwatering baked goods and the coffee.

Negative Reviews

Small Space

The rooms are reported to be very small, with the beds taking up most of the space. Guests say there’s virtually no room for luggage, especially large suitcases. In addition, there is also limited storage space for organizing and placing personal items

Renovations Recommended

Guests commented that the shared bathrooms could be better maintained. Day to day cleaning could be improved, and a cosmetic refresh wouldn’t hurt. The rest of the house could also use a minor makeover.

WC Queue

Expect long wait times for the bathrooms in the morning. Guests say there appears to be too many people per bathroom when the house is busy.

Rating Overview

Rating trivago Rating Index based on 513 reviews across the web
7.9 /10
  • Expedia
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  • hostelbookers
    8.5 /10
  • Zoover
    7.3 /10
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    8.0 /10
7.9 out of 10 based on 513 reviews