This was my first time using airbnb, and it definitely won’t be my last! The apartment we rented was perfect for the three of us, and honestly I could have lived there full time, especially after living in hostels for the past 8 months.
Deceptively hidden, if it wasn’t for Karen’s amazing directions I definitely wouldn’t have found the apartment. Karen gave me the code to the locked box where the key was stored. When you first enter you are greeted by the warm heat which after walking from the bus station was greatly appreciated. On the left is a quaint living area with a couch and two chairs. A comforter and pillows were provided for one of us to sleep on the couch. On the right is a small kitchen with a stove top, and all dishes and cutlery provided.
Now for all of those tall people out there, walking down the stairs reminded me of an igloo which turned into quite the feat, especially while drunk. Several times I hit my head on the way down and up. You sort of need to limbo on the way down and bend over on the way up in order to avoid whacking your head on the ceiling.
Downstairs contains the bedroom and bathroom, with a washing machine in the bathroom. One thing to note about the washing machine is the directions aren’t in English, so using our best guesses we pressed some buttons and got it working. Now, the first load we did was done in like 15 minutes, the next load having done the exact same button pressing was done in like an hour, and the third load, seemed to go on forever and took 4 hours! Also, in the spin cycle the washing machine sure did move across the bathroom. Also, it was a tiny machine which surprisingly fit a lot of our clothes.
Overall, our little igloo apartment was well worth it and we loved how close it was to the city and how everything was provided. I’d definitely recommend it to anyone wanting to visit Iceland.
Accommodation in Reykjavik
Total Cost = $288 CAD
- 5 Nights Accommodation 864 CAD/3 = 288 CAD