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Overview of Hestheimar

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Outdoor spa bath
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3 out of 5

4.5/5 Wonderful

Guests rated this property 4.6/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Parking included
  • Restaurant
  • Breakfast available
  • Bar
  • Laundry

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Hand sanitiser provided
  • Personal protective equipment

Explore the area

    Popular LocationSeljalandsfoss39 min drive
    Popular LocationThingvellir National Park64 min drive
    Popular LocationGullfoss65 min drive

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3.8/5 guest room rating
  • 387 sq ft
  • Mountain view
  • Sleeps 6
  • 2 Single Beds

Double Room, Private Bathroom

5/5 guest room rating
  • 193 sq ft
  • Sleeps 3
  • 2 Single Beds

Cottage, 2 Bedrooms, Accessible, Mountain View

5/5 guest room rating
  • 377 sq ft
  • Mountain view
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 Queen Bed and 2 Single Bunk Beds

About this area


Located in Selfoss, Hestheimar is in a rural area. Urridafoss Waterfall and Hella Golf Course are worth exploring if an activity is on the agenda. Make sure you don't miss outdoor adventures like hiking/biking trails and cave exploring. Guests appreciate the guest house's quiet location.
Popular Location

What's nearby

  • Urridafoss Waterfall - 12 min drive
  • Tre Og List - 28 min drive
  • Seljalandsfoss - 39 min drive
  • Thingvellir National Park - 64 min drive
  • Gullfoss - 65 min drive

Getting around

  • Keflavik International Airport (KEF) - 108 min drive


  • Grillskálinn Landvegamót - 6 min drive
  • Bakarí Konditori - 12 min drive
  • Quiznos - 12 min drive
  • Árhús - 12 min drive
  • Kanslarinn - 12 min drive

About this property


Family-friendly guesthouse with restaurant and bar/lounge
This smoke-free guesthouse features a restaurant, a bar/lounge and a spa tub. Free WiFi in public areas and free self parking are also provided. Additionally, coffee/tea in a common area, a meeting room and dry cleaning are on-site. All 20 rooms offer free WiFi, dining areas and coffee/tea makers. Ceiling fans, hairdryers and desks are among the other amenities that guests will find. Limited housekeeping is available.
Hestheimar offers 20 forms of accommodation with coffee/tea makers and complimentary bathrobes. This accommodation offers separate dining areas and includes desks. This Selfoss guest house provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Bathrooms include complimentary toiletries and hairdryers. Housekeeping is offered on a limited basis and microwaves can be requested. Cots/infant beds (complimentary) are also available.
Recreational amenities at the guest house include a spa tub.

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

Cashless transactions are available for all charges at the property
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Gives staff 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
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking available
  • Return airport shuttle (surcharge)

Food and drink

  • Buffet breakfast available for a fee daily 8:00 AM–10:00 AM: EUR 18 for adults and EUR 9 for children
  • 1 restaurant
  • 1 bar
  • Coffee/tea in a common area

Things to do

  • Horse riding/hire
  • Playground
  • Hot tub

Family friendly

  • Free cots/infant beds
  • Laundry facilities
  • Microwave (on request)
  • Playground
  • Separate dining area


  • No lifts

Guest services

  • Dry-cleaning service
  • Housekeeping (limited)
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Tour/ticket assistance

Languages spoken

  • English
  • Icelandic
  • Spanish

Business services

  • A meeting room


  • BBQ grill(s)
  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Terrace


  • If you have any requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • Accessible bathroom (select rooms)
  • In-room accessibility (select rooms)
  • Roll-in shower (select rooms)
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Wheelchair accessible (may have limitations)


  • Smoke-free property

Room amenities


  • Bed sheets
  • Ceiling fan
  • Free cots/infant beds
  • Heating


  • Bathrobes
  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Towels

Food and drink

  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Dining room
  • Electric kettle
  • Microwave (on request)


  • Desk



Check-in from 2 PM - 8 PM
Late check-in subject to availability
Minimum check-in age - 18


Check-out before 11 AM

Special check-in instructions

The front desk is open Monday - Sunday (8 AM - 10 PM)
If you are planning to arrive after 10 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation
Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Access methods

Staffed front desk


Pets not allowed

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Kids stay free! Children stay free when using existing bedding
Rollaway/extra beds are available for EUR 24 per night.
Free cots (infant beds)

Payment types at the property

Important information

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at the time of service, check-in or check-out.

  • Fee for buffet breakfast: EUR 18 for adults and EUR 9 for children (approximately)
  • Rollaway bed fee: EUR 24 per night

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

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
This property accepts credit 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

Hestheimar Guesthouse Selfoss
Hestheimar Selfoss
Hestheimar Selfoss
Hestheimar Guesthouse
Hestheimar Guesthouse Selfoss

Frequently asked questions

Rating 5 - Excellent. 45 out of 69 reviews
5 - Excellent 65%
Rating 4 - Good. 15 out of 69 reviews
4 - Good 22%
Rating 3 - Okay. 7 out of 69 reviews
3 - Okay 10%
Rating 2 - Poor. 1 out of 69 reviews
2 - Poor 1%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 1 out of 69 reviews
1 - Terrible 1%




Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities

5/5 Excellent

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Stayed 1 night in Aug 2019

5/5 Excellent

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Amazing stay
Amazing! We stayed for 3 nights - Staff very friendly and helpfull. Free coffee and tea. big comfotable rooms. clean/ situated on a horse farm- horses all around. lovely lounge. great breakfast and dinner for extra, a bit expensive. hot tub outside. A great stay!
Stayed 1 night in Sep 2019

3/5 Okay

Travelled with group
Liked: Staff & service
Pillow and blankets literally dont smell clean. Did not use the pillows since smell like previously used pillow by person body hair odor. No soap at all in shower to use for 3 adults to wash. We paid alot of money to stay.1 night and was not what we expect from a guesthouse rated at 3 stars on expedia. N o r value for money spent. We will have to wait.for morning to see how breakfast included is of quality and if clean dining experience.
Stayed 1 night in Aug 2019

4/5 Good

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Wake up fresh
Great place in the country side view to mount hekla hoses around you just great
Stayed 1 night in Aug 2019

2/5 Poor

Travelled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness
Disliked: Staff & service
This was certainly the low point of our journey around West and South Island. We stayed at guest houses and luxury cottages and smaller cottages. This place left a terrible impression. This place is a fair distance from both Selfoss and Hella so not convenient. As a previous reviewer commented, we entered the reception area and a young man in a small office brusquely pointed to a map indicating where our unit was and that the key was on the table inside. He asked if we wanted breakfast for a large additional fee, and when we hesitated he asked “is that a yes or no?” That was it. We also did not experience the hospitality others had. I would have preferred a polite email indicating the unit number and instructions rather than this terrible exchange. The unit was spacious but not well equipped and the mattresses were past their prime. There are so many amazing places to stay in Iceland, with pleasant and engaging hosts. Spend your money elsewhere.
Stayed 1 night in Jun 2019