Stay in the heart of Reykjavík Excellent location - show map

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Set just 250 yards from Laugarvegur shopping street, this central Reykjavik hostel offers guest rooms and dormitory rooms with free Wi-Fi access. Harpa Concert Hall is 0.6 miles away.

A seating area and a wardrobe feature in all rooms at Kex Hostel. Some rooms have a private bathroom with shower.

Guests have access to a communal kitchen on site. A buffet breakfast is available each morning, while other meals are served at the in-house Flatus Restaurant. Drinks can be enjoyed at the on-site Drinx Bar with musical events happening every Thursday to Saturday.

Leisure options include a communal lounge and a heated outdoor terrace. Hostel Kex offers free luggage storage.

Whale watching trips depart from Reykjavik Harbor, a 20-minute walk from the hostel.

This is our guests' favourite part of Reykjavík, according to independent reviews.

Couples particularly like the location — they rated it 9.3 for a two-person trip.

Kex Hostel has been welcoming Booking.com guests since 8 Oct 2013.

Property highlights

Situated in the real heart of Reykjavík, this property has an excellent location score of 9.3

Breakfast info

Continental, Vegan, Buffet

Parking available on-site


Availability

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Property questions and answers
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The property usually replies within a few days
  • How late can I check in?
    The reception is open 24/24 so no worries if you check-in late at night.
    Answered on 21 June 2021
  • Is there a kitchen to use?
    hi, yes we have two well-equipped kitchens.
    Answered on 21 June 2021
  • Do you provide airport pick up and drop off? If yes, how much is it?
    You can book your Airport transfer online and have a drop off at the front of the hostel. There are several operators, including the Flybus. (flybus.is)
    Answered on 21 July 2021
  • Hi , we will arrive after midnight around 12:30 1:00 am , is there someone that can let us in or we can do self check in ?
    We have a 24 hour reception so you can check in any time.
    Answered on 21 September 2022
  • Hello.c do they provide tour packages? Thanks
    Hello. Yes, you can find all our tours and activities on kexhostel . tourdesk .is
    Answered on 21 June 2022
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Property surroundings *
1 restaurant on site

    Flatus

    Cuisine: Local

    Open for: Lunch, Dinner

Facilities of Kex Hostel
Bathroom
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels/sheets (extra fee)
  • Toilet
  • Shower
Bedroom
  • Linen
Outdoors
  • Terrace
  • Garden
Kitchen
  • Shared kitchen
Room Amenities
  • Socket near the bed
Activities
  • Live music/performance
  • Evening entertainment
  • Darts
Living Area
  • Seating Area
  • Desk
Food & Drink
  • Bar
  • Restaurant
Internet
WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
Parking
Public parking is possible on site (reservation is not needed) and costs EUR 5.6 per day.
  • Parking Additional charge
Services
  • Shared lounge/TV area
  • Lockers
  • Luggage storage
  • Tour desk
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Meeting/banquet facilities Additional charge
Reception services
  • Invoice provided
Entertainment and family services
  • Board games/puzzles
  • Board games/puzzles
Safety & security
  • Fire extinguishers
  • CCTV in common areas
  • Smoke alarms
  • Safety deposit box
General
  • Minimarket on site
  • Heating
  • Facilities for disabled guests
  • Non-smoking rooms
Languages spoken
  • English
  • Icelandic
Sustainable initiatives
This property has taken steps to provide more sustainable and environmentally friendly travel

House rules

Kex Hostel takes special requests - add in the next step!

Check-in

From 15:00 hours

Guests are required to show a photo identification and credit card upon check-in

Check-out

Until 11:00 hours

Cancellation/
prepayment

Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodation type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check the conditions of your required room.

Children and beds

Child policies

Children of any age are welcome.

Children aged 3 years and above are considered adults at this property.

To see correct prices and occupancy information, please add the number of children in your group and their ages to your search.

Cot and extra bed policies

0 - 2 years
Cot upon request
Free

The number of cots allowed is dependent on the option you choose. Please check your selected option for more information.

There are no extra beds available at this property.

All cots are subject to availability.

Age restriction

The minimum age for check-in is 18

Pets

Pets are not allowed.

Maestro Mastercard Visa Diners Club American Express Kex Hostel accepts these cards and reserves the right to temporarily hold an amount prior to arrival.

The fine print

Please let Kex Hostel know your expected arrival time in advance. You can use the Special Requests box when booking or contact the property. Please note that for booking more than 10 rooms, special policies apply.

When booking 5 beds or more, different policies and additional supplements may apply.

In response to Coronavirus (COVID-19), additional safety and sanitation measures are in effect at this property.

Guests are required to show a photo identification and credit card upon check-in. Please note that all Special Requests are subject to availability and additional charges may apply.

Guests under the age of 18 can only check in with a parent or official guardian.

FAQs about Kex Hostel

  • The prices at Kex Hostel may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates you select, hotel's policy etc.). See the prices by entering your dates.

  • Kex Hostel has 1 restaurant:

    • Flatus

  • Check-in at Kex Hostel is from 15:00, and check-out is until 11:00.

  • Kex Hostel is 0.7 miles from the centre of Reykjavík.

  • Kex Hostel offers the following activities / services (charges may apply):

    • Darts
    • Evening entertainment
    • Live music/performance

  • From the nearest airport, you can get to Kex Hostel by:

    • Airport shuttle (public) 45min

  • Guests staying at Kex Hostel can enjoy a highly-rated breakfast during their stay (guest review score: 7.9).

    Breakfast option(s) include:

    • Continental
    • Vegan
    • Buffet