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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 9.2 for a two-person trip.

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

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

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Continental, Vegan, Buffet

Parking Available On Site

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4 reasons to choose Kex Hostel

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  • The staff speaks English

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About Kex Hostel

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  • Are towels provided at your hostel?

    Towels are provided for private rooms and 4 bed or 6 bed dorms. If you have booked an 8, 10 or 16 bed dorm then you will have to pay 250 ISK for a towel.


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    Answered on November 21, 2019
  • hello, im looking a acommodation for 2 of my friends who arrive on july 9 for one night.they would check in around12-1am.what time is the check out? and do you accept this 5,000kr gift card?

    Hi there Check out is by 10am. You can pay with the gift card, no problem!


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    Answered on June 25, 2020
  • Is there a kitchen to use?

    hi, yes we have two well-equipped kitchens.


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    Asked about: Double or Twin Room with Shared Bathroom • Answered on June 21, 2021
  • Do you have lockers to store luggage?

    Hi, there is lockers in the room to store your luggage during your stay and a luggage store at the reception if you want to leave bags after your check-out.


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    Answered on June 21, 2021
  • How late can I check in?

    The reception is open 24/24 so no worries if you check-in late at night.


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    Answered on June 21, 2021
  • hi, how far this hostel from international airport

    Kex Hostel is located 39km from Keflavik International Airport. :)


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    Answered on July 3, 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)


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    Answered on July 21, 2021
  • Is there a socket near each bed? what time is breakfast available and for how much?

    Hello, Yes you'll find a socket near each bed. Breakfast is 1200 ISK from 7:30 to 10:00. Warm regards,


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    Answered on December 1, 2021
  • Hello! Can I check in after 11pm?

    Yes, we have a 24 hour front desk so you can check in any time after 15:00 (3pm)


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    Answered on October 31, 2021
  • Hi if you don't have laundry service on site, where can I do my laundry during my stay? If there is a laundromat nearby, what are the costs like? Also do you have hairdryers?

    We have a laundry facility which guests can use, with a washing machine and a dryer; coin operated, take 100ISK and 50ISK coins. The washing machine currently costs 300 ISK per load and the dryer 250 ISK per load. Yes we have hairdryers.


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    Answered on October 20, 2021
  • Do you still open self laundry service to public?

    Hi there! Unfortunately we do not have laundry service at the moment.


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    Answered on July 22, 2021
  • Do you have a single bed and not bunk bed in any of your mixed dormitories? Is it possible to book one?

    Our dormitories all have bunk beds. For other types of beds, double or single, you can book our private rooms, i.e. double, twin, family etc.


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    Answered on November 29, 2021
  • Hi! How much does the parking cost per hour?

    Hi! Public parking spaces are categorized as P3. Chargeable hours: 9:00 - 18:00 on weekdays 10:00 - 16:00 on Saturdays Free on Sundays Prices: The first 2 hours are 190 ISK per hour Following hours 55 ISK per hour


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    Answered on July 14, 2021
  • Hi there, is there an ensuite bathroom for the 6 beds dormitory?

    Hi, There are some bathrooms on the floor of female dormitory but it is not an ensuite bathroom.


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    Asked about: Bed in 6-Bed Female Dormitory Room • Answered on November 22, 2021
  • hi do you offer shuttle

    We do not offer shuttle. You can book your Airport transfer and have a drop off at the front of the hostel with Fly Bus, Airport Direct or Gray line.


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    Answered on November 2, 2021
  • Are the lockers free and will they fit a carry on sized bag...do they have locks

    Lockers are for free, they will fit a carry on. You need a padlock to lock them, if you won't have it we have them at the reception :)


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    Answered on October 18, 2021
Area Info *
Guests loved walking around the neighborhood!
Excellent location – show map
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 Great facilities! Review score, 8.2
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.

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

  • 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

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

    • Darts
    • Evening entertainment
    • Live music/Performance

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

  • 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.

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