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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!

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:

  • Jenifer
    United States of America United States of America
    Great location. Super nice staff. Fun atmosphere and great decor.
  • Emily
    United States of America United States of America
    I love staying at Kex. Every time I come to Iceland, if I want to be in the center of the city, this hostel has the best location. I am actually a huge fan of their vegan pizza, as well, and would happily argue that it's the best in town! There's...
  • Melissa
    United States of America United States of America
    It was clean, in a good location, the bed was comfortable and the shower room was clean

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

    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

    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

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

      • Darts
      • Evening entertainment
      • Live music/Performance

    • 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.

    • 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