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Overview of iStay Cottages

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Blackout curtains, soundproofing, free WiFi, bed sheets
Blackout curtains, soundproofing, free WiFi, bed sheets
Blackout curtains, soundproofing, free WiFi, bed sheets
Blackout curtains, soundproofing, free WiFi, bed sheets

iStay Cottages

3 out of 5

4.4/5 Excellent

Guests rated this property 4.7/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Parking included
  • Kitchen

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Contactless check-in
  • Hand sanitiser provided

Explore the area

    Popular LocationGardur Folk Museum7 min drive
    Popular LocationOld Garður Lighthouse7 min drive
    Popular LocationGarður Lighthouse8 min drive
    AirportReykjavik (KEF-Keflavik Intl.)10 min drive

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Double Room, Private Bathroom (Double room)

5/5 guest room rating
  • 25 sq m
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 Queen Bed

Twin Room, Private Bathroom (Twin)

5/5 guest room rating
  • 25 sq m
  • Sleeps 3
  • 2 Single Beds

Twin Room, Shared Bathroom

5/5 guest room rating
  • 12 sq m
  • Sleeps 2
  • 2 Single Beds

About this area


Located in Sandgerdi, iStay Cottages is in an area with good airport proximity. Reykjanes Art Museum and The Icelandic Museum of Rock 'n' Roll are cultural highlights, and some of the area's landmarks include Old Garður Lighthouse and Garður Lighthouse. Giantess Cave and Viking World Museum are also worth visiting.
Popular Location

What's nearby

  • Gardur Folk Museum - 7 min drive
  • Old Garður Lighthouse - 7 min drive
  • Garður Lighthouse - 8 min drive
  • Reykjanes Art Museum - 9 min drive
  • Duus Hus Cultural Centre - 9 min drive

Getting around

  • Keflavik International Airport (KEF) - 10 min drive

About this property

iStay Cottages

3-star guesthouse in Sandgerdi with free parking
This smoke-free guesthouse features coffee/tea in a common area, free self-parking and free WiFi in public areas. All rooms are soundproofed and offer free WiFi and hairdryers. Flat-screen TVs, electric kettles and showers are among the other amenities available to guests.
IStay Cottages offers 8 forms of accommodation with shared/communal kitchens and a hairdryer. Flat-screen televisions are featured in guestrooms.

Bathrooms include a shower. This Sandgerdi guest house provides complimentary wireless Internet access.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on-site or nearby; fees may apply.

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C or hotter

Social distancing

Contactless check-in and check-out
Cashless transactions are available for all charges at the property
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Hand sanitiser provided
Enhanced food service safety measures are in place
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities


  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and public transport

  • Free self-parking on site

Food and drink

  • Coffee/tea in a common area

Things to do

  • Playground

Family friendly

  • Playground
  • Soundproofed rooms


  • No lifts

Guest services

  • Luggage storage

Languages spoken

  • English
  • Icelandic


  • If you have any requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • No lift (single-level property)


  • Smoke-free property

Room amenities


  • Bed sheets
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Heating


  • Hairdryer
  • Shower
  • Towels


  • Flat-screen TV

Food and drink

  • Electric kettle
  • Shared kitchen access


  • Soundproofing

Similar properties

The average per-night price is based on the lowest price found within the past 24 hours for the next 30 nights. All prices include taxes and fees and are based on a 1-night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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Check-in time starts at 1:00 PM
Late check-in subject to availability
Minimum check-in age - 20


Check-out before 11:00 AM

Special check-in instructions

There is no front desk at this property
For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation


Pets not allowed

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome

Payment types at the property

Important information

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
Guests must contact this property in advance to reserve cots/infant beds
This property accepts credit cards and debit cards; cash is not accepted
Safety features at this property include a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector and a first aid kit

Property is also known as

iStay Cottages Guesthouse Sandgerði
iStay Cottages Guesthouse
iStay Cottages Guesthouse Sandgerdi
iStay Cottages Guesthouse
iStay Cottages Sandgerdi
Guesthouse iStay Cottages Sandgerdi
Sandgerdi iStay Cottages Guesthouse
Guesthouse iStay Cottages
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iStay Cottages Sandgerdi
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iStay Cottages Guesthouse Sandgerdi

Frequently asked questions

Can I cancel my reservation for free at iStay Cottages and receive a full refund?
Yes, iStay Cottages offers free cancellation on select room rates, because flexibility matters! Please refer to iStay Cottages cancellation policy on our site for more details about any exclusions or requirements.
How much does it cost to stay at iStay Cottages?
As of 12 Apr 2021, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at iStay Cottages on 13 Apr 2021 start from €58, including taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.
Is iStay Cottages pet-friendly?
No, pets are not allowed at this property.
How much is parking at iStay Cottages?
Self-parking is free at this property.
What time is check-in at iStay Cottages?
Check-in begins at 1:00 PM. Late check-in is available during limited hours.
What time is check-out at iStay Cottages?
Checkout is at 11:00 AM.
Where is iStay Cottages located?
Situated in Sandgerdi, this guesthouse is within 6 miles (10 km) of Gardur Folk Museum, Old Garður Lighthouse and Garður Lighthouse. Reykjanes Art Museum and Duus Hus Cultural Centre are also within 6 miles (10 km).

Overall score and ratings



Rating 5 - Excellent. 32 out of 49 reviews
5 - Excellent 65%
Rating 4 - Good. 10 out of 49 reviews
4 - Good 20%
Rating 3 - Okay. 3 out of 49 reviews
3 - Okay 6%
Rating 2 - Poor. 1 out of 49 reviews
2 - Poor 2%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 3 out of 49 reviews
1 - Terrible 6%




Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities

1/5 Terrible

Disliked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
he worst place to stay in Iceland
Do not go near this place!!!! Avoid avoid
Stayed 1 night in Jul 2020

5/5 Excellent

Travelled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Very clean, beautiful views and quiet cabin. Definitely will book this cabin again if we return to Iceland.
Stayed 4 nights in Jun 2019

4/5 Good

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Pleasant short stay
We stayed only one night before our flight from Keflavík - location is perfect if you’re travelling, takes less than 10 minutes to get to the airport. Self check in was very easy, the only problem was it was slightly difficult to find the cottages at night - we first went to a neighbouring camping field by accident. The cottage was clean, nice and well designed. I wish there was a kettle to make tea.
Stayed 1 night in Sep 2020

1/5 Terrible

Disliked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
The worst place that I have stayed at in Iceland
Avoid Avoid at all costs Do not go near this place You get soaking wet if it is raining if you visit the bathroom If there is light rain, the decking is slippy. Dread to think what it would be like in the snow Better choose accommodation in Keflavík where all facilities are under one roof.
Stayed 2 nights in Aug 2020

5/5 Excellent

Travelled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Beutifull cottage comfortable.
We spent a perfect night in istay cottage. very confortable in a good area, clean kitchen. Close to the airport and 1h to Reykjavik city.
Stayed 1 night in Aug 2020

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