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Reykjavík High Hills Cozy - quiet and private

Entire apartment hosted by Pétur Rúnar
3 guests2 bedrooms2 beds1 bath
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My home becomes your home (and I'm not there)!

Quiet neighborhood. Reykjavik center is 12 mins by car/25 mins by bus. Experienced c0uchsurfing host! Easily sleeps family of four, one double bed, a full sized single, big comfy couch. Swimming pools, discount grocery stores a few steps away.

In Reykjavík nothing is more than 10 minutes away (by car!). Suburbs are the best™

BIG TV with Netflix, Satellite TV (100s of channels) and an Android TV box (lots of movies on there!).

The space
The apartment is located in Breiðholt, which is a 12 minute drive from downtown Reykjavík and a walking distance from Elliðaárdalur, Reykjavík's very own natural park (of sorts), where the locals go for runs, a bike ride or a walk. The bus ride (with the #3 bus) takes about 25 minutes to the city center. The distance in km is about 8-10 km depending on the route (that's a long walk!).

It is approximately 60 square meters / 650 square feet. It is divided into a living room/hallway, kitchen, a bathroom with a bath, a master bedroom and a children's bedroom. I have recently bought a brand new full sized bed for the children's room. It will sleep one adult. The couch is extremely comfortable to sleep in.

Pillows in the double bed are new (Oct '16), Ikea Guldpalm, firm (not that firm for me actually!).

I keep it very tidy and organized. No pets and no problems!

People have described my apartment as cozy, hip and the perfect size for a couple or 2-3 friends wanting a quiet place to sleep and hang out. This is not a guesthouse or a hotel, it's my own living space, which I'm happy to share with guests when traveling or elsewhere.

Guest access
The apartment is on the ground floor, has internet access, satellite TV (UK, German, Spanish), DVD player, Netflix, home entertainment system and all kitchen facilities (including dish washer). You shouldn't spend your holiday washing dishes!

I do of course have WiFi, there's a washing machine at your disposal and you're free to use as much of my salt, olive oil and wheat as possible (within reason!). I am easy going!

Iron for ironing (do you really want that on your holiday?), brand new toaster (yes!), hair dryer (apparently this is important!), washing machine and dryer in a room outside the apartment (but not outside the building of course!).

Other things to note
Make sure you bring warm clothing for your trip to Iceland, no matter what the season. That includes warm socks, warm mittens and something to cover your ears! It's easy to enjoy Iceland when you're warm, but it can be challenging in the cold.
My home becomes your home (and I'm not there)!

Quiet neighborhood. Reykjavik center is 12 mins by car/25 mins by bus. Experienced c0uchsurfing host! Easily sleeps family of four, one double bed, a full sized single, big comfy couch. Swimming pools, discount grocery stores a few steps away.

In Reykjavík nothing is more than 10 minutes away (by car!). Suburbs are the best™

BIG TV with Netflix, Satellite TV (100s of channels) and an Android TV box (lots of movies on there!).

The space
The apartment is located in Breiðholt, which is a 12 minute drive from downtown Reykjav…

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 double bed
Bedroom 2
1 single bed

Amenities

Free parking on premises
Wi-Fi
Kitchen
Dryer
Pay TV
Iron
Washing machine
Laptop-friendly workspace
Hair dryer
Unavailable: Carbon monoxide alarm

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4.92 out of 5 stars from 54 reviews

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Location

Reykjavík, Capital Region, Iceland

Easy access to the valley of Elliðaárdalur, beautiful walking pathways. Two geothermal swimming pools are within walking distance. Also Bónus (grocery stores) is within 5 minutes walking distance and the buses are easily accessible (and go straight to the downtown area).

Kringlan
4.9 km
Perlan
5.9 km
Videy
6.5 km
Hallgrimskirkja
6.8 km

Hosted by Pétur Rúnar

Joined in August 2013
  • 60 Reviews
I'm here to help! I've got a lot of experience in hosting via Couchsurfing, so for me it's very natural to welcome you into my home. I believe in the good in people and I also am pretty straightforward in communications! Anything I can do to help you out, it will be my pleasure to make your stay enjoyable. Since I've had over 40 people stay with me via couchsurfing I have made some minor adjustments to my apartment that should make your stay that much easier. I work in marketing for a small web design company, my interests include music (and music festivals), movies, interior design (amateur level!) and communications in a wider sense. I can share with you some great tips on Icelandic music, you can dig into my vinyl collection and of course you need to try out some local favourites (chocolate, beer, restaurants, bars). My German is pretty good, my English is fabulous!
I'm here to help! I've got a lot of experience in hosting via Couchsurfing, so for me it's very natural to welcome you into my home. I believe in the good in people and I also am p…
During your stay
I am very happy to meet anyone for coffee/beer, tell you about our country and show you around if it fits my schedule. I am open and friendly ...or so people tell me!

I can share some insights on what you can (should!) do in Reykjavík, depending on your preferences. There are some hidden gems in our city!

I have hosted over 50 people on c0uchsurfing (they really don't like me writing that site's name in here!), so have extensive experience in recommendations :)
I am very happy to meet anyone for coffee/beer, tell you about our country and show you around if it fits my schedule. I am open and friendly ...or so people tell me!

I…
  • Languages: Dansk, English, Deutsch
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Things to know

House rules
Check-in: 6:00 pm - 12:00 am
Checkout: 2:00 pm
Self check-in with key safe
No smoking
Pets are allowed
Health & safety
Airbnb's social-distancing and other COVID-19-related guidelines apply
No carbon monoxide alarm
Smoke alarm