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Overview of Kex Hostel Reykjavík

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In-room safe, individually decorated, individually furnished
In-room safe, individually decorated, individually furnished
In-room safe, individually decorated, individually furnished
In-room safe, individually decorated, individually furnished

Kex Hostel Reykjavík

2 out of 5

4.2/5 Very good

Guests rated this property 4.2/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Restaurant
  • Kitchen
  • Business services
  • Bar
  • Laundry

Cleaning and safety practices

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

Explore the area

    Popular LocationLaugavegur4 min walk
    Popular LocationSundhollin6 min walk
    Popular LocationHallgrimskirkja9 min walk
    AirportReykjavik (KEF-Keflavik Intl.)43 min drive

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Quadruple Room

  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Single Bunk Beds

Standard Shared Dormitory, Women only, Shared Bathroom

3.6/5 guest room rating
  • 183 sq ft
  • Sleeps 1
  • 3 Single Bunk Beds

Shared 10-bed Dormitory, Mixed Dorm, Shared Bathroom (excl. towels & linens)

5/5 guest room rating
  • 323 sq ft
  • Sleeps 1
  • 5 Single Bunk Beds

Twin Room

  • Sleeps 2
  • 2 Single Beds

Superior Double Room, Private Bathroom, Ocean View

5/5 guest room rating
  • 215 sq ft
  • Ocean view
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Queen Bed

Standard Shared 6-bed Dormitory, Mixed Dorm, Shared Bathroom

3.8/5 guest room rating
  • 183 sq ft
  • Sleeps 1
  • 3 Single Bunk Beds

Standard Double Room, Shared Bathroom

4.6/5 guest room rating
  • 172 sq ft
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Queen Bed

Family Room, Shared Bathroom

5/5 guest room rating
  • 258 sq ft
  • Sleeps 6
  • 2 Single Bunk Beds and 1 Queen Bed

Shared 42-bed Dormitory, Mixed Dorm, Shared Bathroom (excl. towels & linens)

  • Sleeps 1
  • 20 Single Bunk Beds

Shared 16 bed Dormitory, Mixed Dorm, Shared Bathroom (excl. towels & linens)

5/5 guest room rating
  • 667 sq ft
  • Sleeps 1
  • 8 Single Bunk Beds

Deluxe Single Room, Private Bathroom

No guest room rating
  • 161 sq ft
  • Sleeps 1
  • 1 Double Bed

Shared 8-bed Dormitory, Mixed Dorm, Shared Bathroom (excl. towels & linens)

5/5 guest room rating
  • 215 sq ft
  • Sleeps 1
  • 4 Single Bunk Beds

Family Quadruple Room, Shared Bathroom

  • 194 sq ft
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Single Bunk Beds

Standard Shared 4-bed Dormitory, Mixed Dorm, Shared Bathroom

5/5 guest room rating
  • 139 sq ft
  • Sleeps 1
  • 2 Single Bunk Beds

About this area


Located in Reykjavik, Kex Hostel Reykjavík is in the city centre and by the ocean. Harpa and National Museum of Iceland are cultural highlights, or if an activity is on the agenda, check out Reykjavik Harbour. Looking to enjoy an event or a game while in town? See what's happening at Laugardalsvollur or Laugardalsholl. Spend some time exploring the area's activities, including whale watching.
Popular Location

What's nearby

  • Laugavegur - 4 min walk
  • Sundhollin - 6 min walk
  • Hallgrimskirkja - 9 min walk
  • Hofdi House - 10 min walk
  • ASI Art Museum - 10 min walk

Getting around

  • Keflavik International Airport (KEF) - 43 min drive


  • Sæmundur í Sparifötunum — 1 min walk
  • DRINX — 1 min walk
  • Nepalese Kitchen - 4 min walk
  • 73 - 4 min walk
  • Old Iceland Restaurant - 4 min walk

About this property

Kex Hostel Reykjavík

Bayside Reykjavik hostel in Downtown Reykjavik, walk to Laugavegur
This smoke-free hostel features a restaurant, a bar/lounge and a microwave in a common area. WiFi in public areas is free. Other amenities include a fridge in a common area, laundry facilities and a 24-hour front desk. All rooms are individually decorated and offer free WiFi and hairdryers. Guests can appreciate conveniences such as fridges and microwaves, and other amenities include hobs and dishwashers.
Kex Hostel Reykjavík offers 43 forms of accommodation with a safe and shared/communal kitchens. Each accommodation is individually furnished and decorated. Fridges and microwaves are provided.

Guests can surf the web using complimentary wireless Internet access. Additionally, rooms include a hairdryer and blackout curtains. Housekeeping is provided on a daily basis.

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

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Masks and gloves available
Hand sanitiser provided
Enhanced food service safety measures are in place
Individually wrapped food options available for breakfast
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

  • No on-site parking available
  • 24-hour return airport shuttle (surcharge)
  • Airport shuttle at scheduled times, on request

Food and drink

  • 1 restaurant
  • 1 bar

Things to do

  • Concerts/live shows

Family friendly

  • Laundry facilities
  • Microwave
  • Fridge


  • Library
  • No lifts

Guest services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Hair salon
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff
  • Tour/ticket assistance

Languages spoken

  • English
  • Icelandic

Business services

  • Meeting rooms


  • Garden
  • Terrace


  • Books
  • Games
  • Shared microwave
  • Shared fridge
  • Smoke-free property

Room amenities


  • Bed sheets
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Heating


  • Hairdryer

Food and drink

  • Dishwasher
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Fridge
  • Shared kitchen access
  • Hob
  • Toaster


  • Individually decorated
  • Individually furnished
  • Safe

Similar properties

The price per-night 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.



Check-in from 2:00 PM - anytime
Minimum check-in age - 18


Check-out before 10 AM

Special check-in instructions

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation
Towels and bed linens are available for a surcharge in dormitory room types with 8, 10 and 16 beds, however guests may bring their own bed linens.

Renovations and closures

This property is closed from 1 February 2021 to 24 March 2021 (dates subject to change).

Access methods

Staffed front desk


Pets not allowed

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Rollaway/extra beds are not available.

Payment types at the property

Important information


You'll be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • Bed sheets fee: ISK 1100 per person, per stay

We have included all charges provided to us by the property.

Optional extras

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

  • Airport shuttle fee: ISK 7700 per person (roundtrip)

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
No on-site parking is available
Guests must contact this property in advance to reserve cots/infant beds
This property accepts credit cards and cash
Safety features at this property include a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector and a first aid kit
Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property; the policies listed are provided by the property

We should mention

This property offers transfers from the airport (surcharges may apply); guests must contact the property with arrival details before travel, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
This property welcomes guests of all sexual orientations and gender identities (LGBTQ friendly)

Property is also known as

Kex Hostel
Kex Reykjavík
Kex Hostel Reykjavík Reykjavik
Kex Hostel Reykjavík Hostel/Backpacker accommodation
Kex Hostel Reykjavík Hostel/Backpacker accommodation Reykjavik

Frequently asked questions

Can I cancel my reservation for free at Kex Hostel Reykjavík and receive a full refund?
Yes, Kex Hostel Reykjavík offers free cancellation on select room rates, because flexibility matters! Please refer to Kex Hostel Reykjavík cancellation policy on our site for more details about any exclusions or requirements.
How much does it cost to stay at Kex Hostel Reykjavík?
As of 13 Apr 2021, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at Kex Hostel Reykjavík on 9 May 2021 start from £51, 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 Kex Hostel Reykjavík pet-friendly?
No, pets are not allowed at this property.
How much is parking at Kex Hostel Reykjavík?
This property doesn't offer parking.
What time is check-in at Kex Hostel Reykjavík?
Check-in is from 2:00 PM - anytime.
What time is check-out at Kex Hostel Reykjavík?
Checkout is at 10 AM.
Does Kex Hostel Reykjavík provide a shuttle to the airport?
Yes, there's an airport shuttle that runs (available on request). A fee of ISK 7700 per person applies.
Where is Kex Hostel Reykjavík located?
Located in Downtown Reykjavik, this hostel is within a 10-minute walk of Laugavegur and Hallgrimskirkja. Reykjavik City Hall and Reykjavik Harbour are also within 1 mile (2 km).

Overall score and ratings


Very good

Rating 5 - Excellent. 67 out of 135 reviews
5 - Excellent 50%
Rating 4 - Good. 46 out of 135 reviews
4 - Good 34%
Rating 3 - Okay. 10 out of 135 reviews
3 - Okay 7%
Rating 2 - Poor. 6 out of 135 reviews
2 - Poor 4%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 6 out of 135 reviews
1 - Terrible 4%




Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities

5/5 Excellent

Travelled with group
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
The place was amazing, quirky, well located and super friendly! They were also very much on the ball and safe with travelling at this time! I really enjoyed my stay there!!
Stayed 2 nights in Aug 2020

5/5 Excellent

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Trendy and comfortable hostel with good beds
This hostel has good location, a nice view and a cozy atmosphere! The hang out areas by the restaurant is great and the staff very friendly and service minded. I had a excellent stay :) Although the toilets could use a bit more cleaning.
Stayed 2 nights in Jul 2020

4/5 Good

Stayed 2 nights in Mar 2020

4/5 Good

Business traveller
Liked: Cleanliness, property conditions & facilities
Only checked in to sleep between flights on a stopover. But seemed pleasant enough.
Stayed 1 night in Mar 2020

4/5 Good

Stayed 5 nights in Feb 2020

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