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iStay Cottages

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Blackout drapes, soundproofing, free WiFi, bed sheets
Flat-screen TV

Overview of iStay Cottages

iStay Cottages

3.0 star property

4.6/5 Wonderful

Guests rated this property 4.8/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Parking included
  • Kitchen
Byggðavegur, Sandgerdi, 245

Explore the area

  • AirportReykjavik (KEF-Keflavik Intl.)10 min drive
  • Popular LocationGardur Folk Museum11 min drive
  • Popular LocationOld Garður Lighthouse11 min drive
  • Popular LocationGarður Lighthouse12 min drive

Room options

About this area


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

What's nearby

  • Reykjanes Art Museum - 9 min drive
  • Duus Hus Cultural Centre - 9 min drive
  • Gardur Folk Museum - 11 min drive
  • Old Garður Lighthouse - 11 min drive
  • Garður Lighthouse - 12 min drive

Getting around

  • Reykjavik–Keflavik Intl. Airport (KEF) - 10 min drive


  • Röstin Restaurant - 8 min drive
  • Hotel Duus - 9 min drive
  • Ungó - 9 min drive
  • Nord Restaurant - 10 min drive
  • Hjá Höllu - 10 min drive

About this property

iStay Cottages

3-star guesthouse
A terrace, a garden, and a playground are just a few of the amenities provided at iStay Cottages. Stay connected with free in-room WiFi.
Additional perks include:
  • Free self parking
  • Smoke-free premises, coffee/tea in the lobby, and luggage storage
  • Guest reviews speak well of the proximity to the airport
Room features
All guestrooms at iStay Cottages offer amenities such as free WiFi.
Other amenities include:
  • Showers and hair dryers
  • Communal kitchens, electric kettles, and heating


English, Icelandic

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

Guest services

  • Luggage storage
  • No housekeeping


  • Garden
  • Terrace


  • If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • This property does not have elevators
  • No elevator (single level property)


  • No plastic drinking straws
  • No plastic water bottles
  • Reusable cups only
  • Reusable tableware only
  • 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


  • Bulk dispenser for toiletries
  • 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
Guests must contact the property for check-in information
To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property ahead of time using the information on the booking confirmation
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
Be prepared: check the latest COVID-19 travel requirements and measures in place for this destination before you travel.

We should mention

This property does not have elevators

Property is also known as

iStay Cottages Guesthouse Sandgerði
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iStay Cottages Guesthouse Sandgerdi
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iStay Cottages Sandgerdi
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Sandgerdi iStay Cottages Guesthouse
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iStay Cottages Sandgerdi
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Frequently asked questions

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?

Check-out is at 11:00 AM.

Where is iStay Cottages located?

Situated in Sandgerdi, this guesthouse is within 6 mi (10 km) of Gardur Folk Museum, Old Garður Lighthouse, and Garður Lighthouse. Reykjanes Art Museum and Duus Hus Cultural Centre are also within 6 mi (10 km).

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.

Overall score and ratings



Rating 5 - Excellent. 81 out of 111 reviews
5 - Excellent 73%
Rating 4 - Good. 23 out of 111 reviews
4 - Good 21%
Rating 3 - Okay. 3 out of 111 reviews
3 - Okay 3%
Rating 2 - Poor. 1 out of 111 reviews
2 - Poor 1%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 3 out of 111 reviews
1 - Terrible 3%




Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities



5/5 Excellent

Karla Ramirez
Travelled with partner
We loved our stay. The decoration was beautiful as well as the amenities in the property.
Stayed 2 nights in Jul 2022

5/5 Excellent

Travelled with family, Travelled with family and small children
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
This was a perfect spot for catching an early flight or just having a little getaway! The common room was filled with kitchen equipment and spices and everything you could need. The cottage was clean and efficient. Bed was very comfy but firm and pullout couch was perfect for two kids to share.
Stayed 1 night in Jul 2022

5/5 Excellent

Stayed 1 night in Jun 2022

5/5 Excellent

Stayed 1 night in Jun 2022

5/5 Excellent

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Stayed 1 night in Jun 2022

5/5 Excellent

Madhav, Apopka
Travelled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
It was a good way to end the trip with a relaxing day at iStay. Calm and Clean place with quick access to Airport. Property is beautiful and well maintained.
Stayed 1 night in Jun 2022

4/5 Good

Liked: Cleanliness, property conditions & facilities
Stayed 1 night in Jun 2022

5/5 Excellent

Stayed 1 night in Jun 2022

5/5 Excellent

Stayed 1 night in Jun 2022

5/5 Excellent

Stayed 1 night in May 2022