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Blackout drapes, soundproofing, free WiFi, bed sheets
Blackout drapes, soundproofing, free WiFi, bed sheets
Blackout drapes, soundproofing, free WiFi, bed sheets
Blackout drapes, soundproofing, free WiFi, bed sheets

Overview of iStay Cottages

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 sanitizer 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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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


  • Vitinn — 11 min walk
  • Röstin Restaurant — 8 min drive
  • Hotel Duus — 9 min drive
  • Joe & the Juice — 10 min drive
  • Loksins — 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 hair dryers. Flat-screen TVs, electric kettles, and showers are among the other amenities available to guests.
IStay Cottages offers 8 accommodations with shared/communal kitchens and hair dryers. Flat-screen televisions are featured in guestrooms.

Bathrooms include showers. This Sandgerdi guesthouse 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/140°F 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 sanitizer 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 transportation

  • Free self parking on site

Food and drink

  • Coffee/tea in common area(s)

Things to do

  • Playground

Family friendly

  • Playground
  • Soundproofed rooms


  • No elevators

Guest services

  • Luggage storage

Languages spoken

  • English
  • Icelandic


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


  • Smoke-free property

Room amenities


  • Bed sheets
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Heating


  • Hair dryer
  • Shower
  • Towels


  • Flat-screen TV

Food and drink

  • Electric kettle
  • Shared kitchen access


  • Soundproofing

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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

Property payment types

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 cribs/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
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iStay Cottages Sandgerdi
Guesthouse iStay Cottages Sandgerdi
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Guesthouse iStay Cottages
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iStay Cottages Sandgerdi
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Rating 5 - Excellent. 33 out of 51 reviews
5 - Excellent 65%
Rating 4 - Good. 11 out of 51 reviews
4 - Good 22%
Rating 3 - Okay. 3 out of 51 reviews
3 - Okay 6%
Rating 2 - Poor. 1 out of 51 reviews
2 - Poor 2%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 3 out of 51 reviews
1 - Terrible 6%




Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities

5/5 Excellent

Traveled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Stayed 1 night in Jun 2021

4/5 Good

Liked: Cleanliness, property conditions & facilities
it is close to airport and has individual cabin to stay. shared bathroom is inconvenient because it is outside the cabin during winter. It is cold to get out of the room for bathroom.
Stayed 1 night in May 2021

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

Traveled 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