Group Booking Terms and Conditions

Because you are making a Group Booking, there are additional Terms and Conditions that apply. Please read them and click 'I Accept' below to continue with your booking

General Group Booking Terms

By making a group reservation through you agree to the following terms and conditions as set by and as set by the hostel in question.

  • In order to make a group reservation on it is necessary to pay a deposit. The balance is due directly to the hostel according to their payment conditions.
  • The booking deposit is non-refundable.
  • Please note that any cancellations must be notified directly to the hostel at least 24 hours in advance of your scheduled arrival date, unless otherwise stated in the hostel's conditions.
  • are not responsible for changes or amendments to your reservation once it has been processed. All correspondence with regard to changes to your booking need to be dealt with directly with the hostel.
  • Cancellations for reservations must be made directly with the hostel and must conform with the individual hostels cancellation policy (see below)
  • It is your responsibility to pay the balance of your accommodation cost to the hostel in accordance with their payment conditions (see below). Failure to do so may result in your reservation being cancelled by the hostel.
  • Individual hostels may have special booking conditions relating to group stays, please read the hostel booking conditions carefully before making your reservation.

Hostel Specific Terms & Conditions

The remainder of the amount due will be charged to your credit card 4 weeks prior to arrival. Should numbers or room selection change, the per person deposit times the number of people who actually travelled will be deducted from the total accommodation charge levvied by the hostel.

Cancellation / No Show & Reduction in Numbers Policy

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

The following group types are not accepted by this hostel: Stag/Hen/Bachelor Party If you have misrepresented the type of group you are booking for, your booking may be cancelled by the hostel."

Any cancellations resulting from agreement to these terms and conditions under false pretences will result in loss of deposit.

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  • Perfect Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Excellent Cleanliness
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Property Description

KEX. It's the Icelandic word for 'biscuit' and new 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 and free Wi-Fi.

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-bed dorms are equipped with bunk beds which can be pushed together to form what we like to call a double bunk bed. This has Mom and Dad on the bottom and kids on top. 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.

Children under the age of 3 stay for free and children under 12 pay 50%. The same is true for many of the excursions which can be booked directly from the hostel reception.

Two guest kitchenettes facilities are also available. And with a variety of rooms for up to 200 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 decor 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 Viking 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. The old factory that houses KEX is also home to studios of various artists, dancers, and fashion designers. 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 16 cannot stay in shared dorms. Children over 16 years of age can stay in shared dorms when travelling with a guardian.

Bed linen is not included in the online rates but is available for 1.100 ISK per person per stay.

Children under the age of 3 stay for free and children under 12 pay 50%. The same is true for many of the excursions which can be booked directly from the hostel reception. Please note that there is a mandatory linen fee of 1.100 ISK per person per stay.
Lockers are available to secure your valuables. Bring a lock or buy one from us.

Check-in is from 15:00
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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 8.7

  • Security 9.1

  • Location 9.5

  • Staff 9.3

  • Atmosphere 9.2

  • Cleanliness 8.3

  • Facilities 8.6

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    20 Sep 2022
    Excelent location , staff, price , security , cleanliness
    USA, Male, 41+
  • 10.0


    15 Sep 2022
    One of the best hostel I've stayed in so far! The staff is great and very helpful, the place is comfortable, they have a good Playlist, the pizzas are good (and cheap) and the location is very convenient for tours and airport services. I'll come back for sure!
    France, Female, 31-40
  • 9.7


    17 Sep 2022
    KEX is awesome!! The rooms and facilities are clean, the location is amazing, and the breakfast in the morning is delicious! If you are in Reykjavik, stay at KEX.
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 9.4


    26 Sep 2022
    Excellent hostel, perfect location, very accommodating staff. This was my 2nd stay at Kex and I’d only stay here when visiting Reykjavik. The price and location alone do it for me. The showers could use ventilation. The larger rooms are more spacious than the 6 bed rooms but people tend to be less considerate of the noise they make in larger rooms; it’s less intimate.
    USA, Female, 31-40
  • 9.4


    20 Sep 2022
    Great location, easy walk to everything you want to do. Quiet enough to get good sleep. There was not a lot of airflow in the rooms or bathrooms so things tended to stay wet if they got wet. Otherwise a perfect spot!
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 8.6


    14 Sep 2022
    I feel so lucky to have found this hostel! The location was fantastic, being only a quiet walk from the bus depot and right on the water across from the mountains. With how dark it was over the mountains it was easy to see the Northern Lights. The location is also a reasonable walking distance from the church, shops and restaurants where it is easy to walk but not loud. I also loved the atmosphere of the place with the games and the decor and the breakfast/bar.
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 8.0


    25 Sep 2022
    Very good for reasonable price. The restaurant/bar was pretty good, pizza was great. very lively crowd, it probably would have been too loud if I was there on a night with live music. Nice people, felt pretty secure. The lockers are too skinny to fit even a carry on suitcase though, so I wish there was a better storage option for overnight. The showers had a weird smell but were clean. The one main bother is the doors to the rooms slam very loudly, so people coming in and out couldn’t be quiet.
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 8.0


    17 Sep 2022
    Best beds and mattress in 3 months! Big hostel, not so social but a great place!
    Germany, Male, 31-40
  • 7.1

    Very Good

    16 Sep 2022
    Loud! Very loud! This is a fun hostel in a good location but the bar downstairs was so loud that it was impossible to sleep in the rooms until after 1am. Great if you want to join the party, but not if you want to sleep at all.
    USA, Female, 41+
  • 6.0


    22 Sep 2022
    Check in was easy and the staff member there was nice. My issues were that someone in my room had already taken my assigned bed, and although there were 6 lockers (for 6 people) there was not one available for me! The same front desk person offered to put my bag in main floor storage, but I would have preferred the one in my own room. Trash bins in the bathroom were overflowing, the beds were pretty uncomfortable, and the locker doors/room doors were really loud.
    USA, All Female Group, 31-40
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  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Book Exchange
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • Common Room
  • Follows Covid-19 sanitation guidance
  • Hair Dryers
  • Hair Dryers For Hire
  • Hot Showers
  • Key Card Access
  • Linen Not Included
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Reading Light
  • Security Lockers
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Towels Not Included
  • 24 Hour Reception
  • 24 Hour Security
  • Airport Transfers
  • Late check-out
  • Luggage Storage
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels for hire
Food & Drink
  • Bar
  • Cafe
  • Meals Available
  • Restaurant
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Board Games
  • Wi-Fi


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    1st, Country Winners Iceland

  • 2013

    1st, Country Winners Iceland

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