Stay in the heart of Reykjavík Excellent location – show map

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Set just 800 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 Sæmundur í Sparifötunum Restaurant. Drinks can be enjoyed at the on-site Drinx Bar.

Leisure options include a communal lounge and a heated outdoor terrace. Hostel Kex offers free luggage storage. Bicycles can be rented on site.

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

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

Couples in particular like the location – they rated it 9.3 for a two-person trip.

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

Property Highlights

Located 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


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  • 2 bunk beds and
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  • 4 bunk beds and
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Area Info *
Guests loved walking around the neighborhood!
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What's nearby
  • Solfar Sun Voyager
    0.2 miles
  • Laugavegur Shopping Street
    0.3 miles
  • Hallgrímskirkja Church
    0.3 miles
  • The Offices of the Cabinet of Iceland
    0.5 miles
  • Reykjavik Art Museum: Kjarvalsstadir
    0.5 miles
  • The Parliament House
    0.6 miles
  • Reykjavík City Hall
    0.7 miles
  • Hljomskalagardurinn
    0.7 miles
  • Reykjavik Old Harbour
    0.8 miles
  • National Museum of Iceland
    0.9 miles
Restaurants & cafes
  • Restaurant Sæta Svínið
    0.2 miles
  • Restaurant Apotek
    0.2 miles
  • Restaurant Kol
    0.2 miles
  • Cafe/Bar Slippbarinnn
    0.2 miles
Top attractions
  • University of Iceland
    1 miles
  • The Pearl
    1.1 miles
  • Laugardalslaug Swimming Pool
    1.2 miles
  • Vesturbaejarlaug Swimming Pool
    1.3 miles
  • Kringlan Shopping Mall
    1.3 miles
  • Laugardalsholl Stadium
    1.3 miles
  • Imagine Peace Tower
    2.2 miles
  • Smáralind Shopping Center
    3.3 miles
Closest Airports
  • Reykjavík Domestic Airport
    1.2 miles
  • Reykjavík Keflavík Airport
    23.6 miles
How to get to Kex Hostel from Reykjavík Keflavík Airport
    Public shuttle
    Parking available
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1 Restaurant On Site

    Flatus

    Food: Local

    Open for: Lunch, Dinner

Amenities of Kex Hostel
Outdoors
  • Terrace
  • Garden
Kitchen
  • Shared kitchen
Activities
  • Live music/Performance
  • Evening entertainment
  • Darts
Food & Drink
  • Bar
  • Restaurant
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 EUR 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
Safety & security
  • Fire extinguishers
  • CCTV in common areas
  • Smoke alarms
  • Safe
General
  • Convenience store on site
  • Facilities for disabled guests
  • Non-smoking rooms
Languages Spoken
  • English
  • Icelandic
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Sustainability initiatives
This property has taken steps to provide more sustainable and eco-friendly travel

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

Check-in

From 3:00 PM

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 are considered 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 by request
Free

Additional fees are not calculated automatically in the total cost and will have to be paid for separately during your stay.

This property doesn't offer extra beds.

The maximum number of cribs allowed depends on the room you choose. Double-check the maximum capacity for the room you selected.

All cribs and extra beds are subject to availability.

No age restriction

There's no age requirement for check-in

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

FAQs about Kex Hostel

  • The following parking options are available to guests staying at Kex Hostel (subject to availability):

    • Parking on site
    • Parking

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

  • Kex Hostel has 1 restaurant:

    • Flatus

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

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

  • 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: 7.8).

    Breakfast option(s) include:

    • Continental
    • Vegan
    • Buffet

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

    • Darts
    • Evening entertainment
    • Live music/Performance