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Set just 820 feet 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 mi 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.

Couples in particular like the location – they rated it 9.2 for a two-person trip.

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Property highlights

Located in the real heart of Reykjavík, this property has an excellent location score of 9.2!

Breakfast Info

Continental

Parking Available On Site


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Availability

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Room Type
Number of guests
 
2 bunk beds
and
1 queen bed
4 bunk beds
and
1 queen bed
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Guest reviews

Categories:

Staff
8.7
Facilities
8.0
Cleanliness
7.8
Comfort
7.8
Value for money
8.1
Location
9.2
Free WiFi
8.4
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See what guests loved the most:

  • Martin
    United States of America United States of America
    Very clean, plenty of bathrooms and showers. Good beds
  • Patel
    India India
    Great accommodation and staff. Staff is always ready to help. Location is very good and easy to stay if go back to airport via transportation.
  • Connie
    United States of America United States of America
    The location was good. Views from the windows were great. Close to the center of town. There was a really good band playing on the weekend. The staff was wonderful and the kitchen had good food fairly cheap. I will stay again if in Reykjavik.

Area info

Restaurants
1 Restaurant On Site

  • Flatus
    • Cuisine
      Local
    • Open for
      Lunch • Dinner

Amenities of Kex Hostel
Great facilities! Review score, 8

Most popular amenities
  • Parking on site
  • Free WiFi
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Restaurant
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Bar
  • Terrace
Bathroom
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels/Sheets (extra fee)
  • Toilet
  • Shower
Bedroom
  • Linens
Outdoors
  • Terrace
  • Garden
Kitchen
  • Shared kitchen
Room Amenities
  • Socket near the bed
Activities
  • Live music/Performance
  • Evening entertainment
  • Darts
Living Area
  • Sitting area
  • Desk
Food & Drink
  • Bar
Internet
WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
Parking
Public parking is available on site (reservation is not needed) and costs € 5.60 per day.
    Services
    • Shared lounge/TV area
    • Lockers
    • Baggage storage
    • Tour desk
    • 24-hour front desk
    • Meeting/Banquet facilities
      Additional charge
    Front Desk Services
    • Invoice provided
    Entertainment & Family Services
    • Board games/Puzzles
    • Board games/puzzles
    Safety & security
    • Fire extinguishers
    • CCTV in common areas
    • Smoke alarms
    • Safe
    General
    • Convenience store on site
    • Heating
    • Non-smoking rooms
    Languages Spoken
    • English
    • Icelandic

    Property practices

    This property told us they've implemented certain practices across some or all of these categories: waste, water, energy and greenhouse gases, destination and community, and nature.

    House rules

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

    Check-in

    From 3:00 PM

    Guests are required to show a photo ID and credit card at check-in

    Check-out

    Until 11:00 AM

     

    Cancellation/
    prepayment

    Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodations type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check what conditions apply to your preferred room.

    Children & Beds

    Child policies

    Children of all ages are welcome.

    Children 3 and above will be charged as adults at this property.

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

    Crib and extra bed policies

    0 - 2 years
    Crib upon request
    Free

    The number of cribs allowed depends on the option you choose. Check your selected option for more info.

    There are no extra beds available at this property.

    All cribs 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 Cash is not accepted Kex Hostel accepts these cards and reserves the right to temporarily hold an amount prior to arrival.

    The fine print
    Must-know information for guests at this property

    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.

    Guests are required to show a photo ID 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.

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

    FAQs about Kex Hostel

    • Check-in at Kex Hostel is from 3:00 PM, and check-out is until 11:00 AM.

    • The prices at Kex Hostel may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates, hotel's policy etc.). To see prices, enter your dates.

    • Guests staying at Kex Hostel can enjoy a highly-rated breakfast during their stay (guest review score: 7.6).

      Breakfast option(s) include:

      • Continental

    • Kex Hostel is 0.7 miles from the center of Reykjavík. All distances are measured in straight lines. Actual travel distances may vary.

    • Kex Hostel has 1 restaurant:

      • Flatus

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

      • Darts
      • Evening entertainment
      • Live music/Performance