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Kex Hostel Reykjavík

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Overview of Kex Hostel Reykjavík

Kex Hostel Reykjavík

2.0 star property
Bayfront hostel with restaurant, near Reykjavik Harbour

8.6/10 Fabulous

240 verified guest reviews

Popular amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Non-smoking
  • Shared kitchen
  • Restaurant
  • Bar
  • 24/7 front desk
28 Skúlagata, Reykjavik, Capital Region, 101

Room options

About this area

What's nearby

  • In Downtown Reykjavik
  • Reykjavik Harbour - 18 min walk
  • Laugavegur - 1 min drive

Getting around

  • Reykjavik (RKV-Reykjavik Domestic) - 8 min drive
  • Keflavik International Airport (KEF) - 43 min drive


  • Dill - 3 min walk
  • Harry's Restaurant - 4 min walk
  • Old Iceland Restaurant - 4 min walk
  • Svarta Kaffið - 4 min walk
  • Hereford Steikhús - 4 min walk

About this property

Kex Hostel Reykjavík

Kex Hostel Reykjavík puts you only 1.5 mi (2.4 km) from the airport, and a five-minute drive from Reykjavik Harbour. You can grab a bite to eat at the restaurant or wind down at the end of the day with a drink from the bar/lounge. A terrace and a garden are offered, and in-room conveniences include fridges and microwaves. The helpful staff and bar get good marks from fellow travellers.


English, Icelandic

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C or hotter

Social distancing

Cashless transactions are available for all charges at the property
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Masks and gloves available
Hand sanitiser provided
Enhanced food service safety measures are in place
Individually wrapped food options available for breakfast
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 43 rooms
  • Arranged over 4 floors


  • Check-in time from 3:00 PM until anytime
  • Minimum check-in age – 18
  • Check-out time is 11:00 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
  • For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • No on-site parking

Other information

  • Smoke-free property

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Buffet breakfast (surcharge) each morning 7:30 AM–10:00 AM
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Shared microwave
  • Shared fridge

What to do

  • Concerts/live shows
  • Whale watching nearby

Working away

  • Meeting rooms


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff


  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Library


  • English
  • Icelandic

Room amenities

Home comfort

  • Heating

Sleep well

  • Blackout curtains
  • Bed sheets provided

What to enjoy

  • Individually furnished and decorated

Freshen up

  • Hairdryer

Stay connected

  • Free WiFi

Food and drink

  • Fridge
  • Microwave
  • Shared kitchen access
  • Stovetop
  • Oven
  • Toaster
  • Dishwasher


  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe

Special features


Sæmundur í Sparifötunum – This gastropub specialises in local and international cuisine and serves lunch, dinner and light fare.
DRINX – On-site gastropub. Open daily.

Fees & policies

Optional extras

  • Buffet breakfast is offered for an extra charge of approximately ISK 1500 per person

Children & extra beds

  • Guests must contact this property in advance to reserve cots/infant beds

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Personal protective equipment, including masks and gloves, will be available to guests.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; guests are provided with hand sanitiser; cashless payment methods are available for all transactions.

Enhanced food service safety measures are in place.

Individually wrapped food options are available for breakfast.


This property is managed by a professional host. The provision of housing is linked to their trade, business, or profession
<p>This property does not have lifts.</p><p>Guests can rest easy knowing that there's a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector and a first aid kit on site.</p> <p> This property welcomes guests of all sexual orientations and gender identities (LGBTQ friendly). </p><p>This property accepts credit cards and cash.</p>

Also known as

Kex Hostel Reykjavík Reykjavik
Kex Hostel Reykjavík Hostel/Backpacker accommodation
Kex Hostel Reykjavík Hostel/Backpacker accommodation Reykjavik

Frequently asked questions

Does Kex Hostel Reykjavík offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, Kex Hostel Reykjavík does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in, depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure that you check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Kex Hostel Reykjavík?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitiser, social distancing measures are in place and staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Are pets allowed at Kex Hostel Reykjavík?
Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
Is parking offered on site at Kex Hostel Reykjavík?
Sorry, there's no on-site parking at Kex Hostel Reykjavík.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Kex Hostel Reykjavík?
You can check in from 3:00 PM - anytime. Check-out time is 11:00 AM.
What is there to do at Kex Hostel Reykjavík and nearby?
Kex Hostel Reykjavík has a garden.
Are there restaurants at or near Kex Hostel Reykjavík?
Yes, Sæmundur í Sparifötunum offers local and international cuisine. Nearby restaurants include Dill (3-min walk), Harry's Restaurant (4-min walk) and Old Iceland Restaurant (4-min walk).
What's the area around Kex Hostel Reykjavík like?
Kex Hostel Reykjavík is in Downtown Reykjavik, a short 18-minute walk from Reykjavik Harbour and 4 minutes' walk from Laugavegur. Travellers say that this hostel is in a good location.







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Property conditions & facilities




10/10 Exceptional

Very pleasant stay
A very good stay in a nice hostel perfectly located in the city centre. Highly recommended.
2-night business trip
Verified guest review

8/10 Very good

Valerie, 1-night trip
Verified guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Helpful staff, friendly environment. Walking distance to restaurant, grocery store and sight seeing points.
Phoenix, 1-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

8/10 Very good

I really liked the book corner! The bar had a great vibe and cheap (for Iceland) beer. The overall vibe was of a very cruisy and cool place to stay.
Verified Wotif guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Great location near the water.Bus stop and excursions picked us up outside the door. Breakfast was great and inexpensive. Saturday night at bar with music was great fun.
Jonine, 1-night trip with friends
Verified guest review

4/10 Fair

Reception service is not good.
PENG, 1-night business trip
Verified guest review

8/10 Very good

Old hostel but hood and bed was clean but rest room not very much totally was good and good valu
Hossein, 1-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

6/10 Good

Nice location, breakfast and shared space. Didn’t like the shared shower situation and lack of space in the dorm for everyone’s things.
Hayley, 1-night trip
Verified Wotif guest review

8/10 Very good

Quick and easy check in, close to city center. Convenient food and drinks
Keith, 6-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Domingo, 6-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review