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KEX. It's the Icelandic word for 'biscuit' and a social hostel in Reykjavik. What's not to love?

Housed in an old biscuit factory in the heart of Reykjavik, KEX is just steps from all the bars, clubs, and music venues that give this city its legendary reputation. It's also a painless distance from late-night munchies and a mind-boggling array of coffee houses, shops, and tourist attractions.

Of course, you might not even want to venture outside of the hostel with all its features, including a café and bar, lounge area, heated outdoor patio, tourist information desk, laundry room and free Wi-Fi.

Please note that linen is not included in the 8, 10 and 16 bed dorms. You're free to bring your own sleeping bag or duvet.

In addition to our dormitory rooms we offer three different double rooms.
The Double Plus has one double bed, a private bathroom, linens and towels and a fantastic seaside view.
The Double Standard has one double bed (of the most clever convertible design in case you get tired of being so close to your travel partner), shared bathrooms, linens and towels and - if you are lucky - the same fantastic view.
The Twin Private has two single beds, linens and towels and a better-than-average chance of making your friends back home quite jealous indeed.

Ladies - for your comfort and peace-of-mind, we offer female-only dorms. If you would prefer to reserve a bed in such a dorm, please make sure to do so directly from the reservation window. If none are available, you are welcome to contact us after booking to double-check.

Families - a few of our four- and six-bed dorms can be used as family rooms. They include a bunk bed and a double bed. Baby cribs are also available to families traveling with a diaper bag. Please be sure to contact us after booking in order to arrange for this type of room. Space is limited, and family rooms are reserved on a first-come basis. 

Two guest kitchenettes and private laundry facilities are also available. And with a variety of rooms for up to 209 guests, you'll have no problem meeting interesting new travel buddies from exotic places.

Our hostel just oozes personality and soul, just like our guests. Every piece of décor has a story to tell. Using salvaged materials and found objects from various sources, the design is an organic concept blending Iceland’s past with a modern, international twist. The raw industrial spaces and vintage furnishings combine to give it a homey, eclectic feel.

With the affordable nightly rates, you’ll still have enough cash left over to enjoy a few pints of beer or sample some local delicacies like hákarl‎ and brennivín.

We’re located in the centre of Reykjavik with a view across the bay to Mt. Esja. We’re within an easy walking distance to the city's interesting nightlife, restaurants, shopping streets, cultural attractions and other points of interest in the city centre. To reach those places a little further afield, the hostel is well connected to the city’s public bus system.

Please note that children under 18 cannot stay in shared dorms.


Property Name: Kex Hostel Reykjavík

Address 1: Skúlagata 28

Address 2 : -

City : Reykjavík - Reykjavik

Postal Code : 101

Contact Name: Sturla Snær Magnússon

Phone : +3545616060

Email : kexhostel@kexhostel.is

Amenities
  • Audio / Visual equipment rental
  • Laundry service
  • Meeting rooms

Check-In / Check-Out Policies

This property has the following check-in and check-out times and policies.

Check-In: 14:00

Check-Out: 10:00

Property and Cancellation Policies :

Partial Charge - First Night Stay - If cancelled within 1 days of arrival

Terms and Conditions

Booking Terms

Bookings shall be made online through our website, in writing to booking@kexhostel.is or post. Please include all necessary details for us to ensure maximum efficiency. We will confirm your booking within one business day. 

For group bookings, a status list must be sent 8 weeks prior to arrival and a confirmed name list must be sent 4 weeks prior to arrival.

Terms of Payment

Individual Policy (1 - 9 people): KEX Hostel will issue an invoice for the full amount on the date of arrival. 

Group Policy (10 people or more): we reserve the right to charge a 30% deposit at the time of booking to confirm the reservation. Full payment must be paid at least 4 weeks prior to arrival, or upon confirmation if booked within 4 weeks of arrival. In the event that the payment is delayed, KEX Hostel reserves the right to cancel the booking and withdraw its confirmation of services.

Cancellations

Cancellations must be sent in writing to KEX Hostel and are only valid if confirmed in writing by KEX Hostel. In accordance with standard practices of the Icelandic travel industry, the following cancellation fees apply: 

Notice of cancellation – Individuals (1 – 9 people):Less than 24 hours prior to arrival or no-show: 100% of the value of the first night of your reservation.In the event of a no-show the remainder of your reservation will be cancelled automatically. 

Notice of cancellation – Groups (10 or More):Less than four weeks prior to arrival: 50%Less than 1 week prior to arrival: 100%

Other terms & conditions

KEX Hostel reserves the right to modify its rates for economic purposes, such as currency fluctuations, inflation, or an increase in supplier costs. Any changes in rates will not retroactively affect bookings that have already been confirmed by KEX Hostel. 

In the event that KEX Hostel, under exceptional circumstances, is unable to provide the client with the agreed rooms on arrival, KEX Hostel shall locate another room of equal or superior quality at no extra charge. This shall be done only with the agreement of the client. 

All parties agree that the venue and jurisdiction regarding any matter related to these terms and conditions shall be where KEX Hostel is located, and the laws of Iceland shall govern.