I've been looking for an excuse to use Airbnb again ever since my first experience of it in Sweden a couple of summers ago, and as I was browsing flights to Reykjavik after Christmas, I thought it would be the perfect opportunity to give it another shot.
The apartment we stayed in was absolutely beautiful. The perfect size for myself and my friend. We had a double room each which gave us our own space to relax at the end of each day, whilst also having an open plan living, dining and kitchen area for us to eat breakfast together and chill out watching Friends in between hectic excursions and exploring the city.
Located just around the corner from a huge road full of the coolest bars, restaurants and shops, it was the perfect place for us to set up camp. A short walk away from the buzzing nightlife, but far enough that it doesn't disturb your hard-earned sleep. It couldn't have been easier to find our way around, with the Cathedral in one direction and the sea in another, you'll always have a rough idea of where you are.
The location, size and number of bedrooms were our main priority, but I won't lie and say I wasn't even a bit swayed by the cool interior design of the place.
Exposed brickwork, a mid-century inspired sofa and white walls with contemporary furniture created a beautiful, modern house for us to call home for the week. I loved the funky shaped lampshade and the bright orange map of the world on the wall, not to mention the fairy lights, plants and pictures that littered the apartment making it feel so cosy and welcoming.
Maria, who owns the property, was very helpful and fast to respond when I had questions and she even left us some food, tea and coffee to make us feel at home.
We couldn't have stayed in a better-suited apartment for our stay in Reykjavik and I highly recommend anyone check it out if you're thinking of going. Staying in Airbnb apartments has completely ruined hotels for me, it's a similar price (often cheaper!) but it really makes you feel like you're living like a local in whatever new city you're visiting.
Have you ever stayed in an Airbnb apartment before? Let me know if you're planning a trip to Iceland!