Group Booking Terms and Conditions

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General Group Booking Terms

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  • 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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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, laundry room 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 and private laundry 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 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 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. View House Rules


KEX Hostel is your perfect travel base in Reykjavik. You'll get a dose of Iceland’s past with a modern twist: this biscuit factory-turned-hostel is crammed with Instagram-worthy social areas. Think salvaged materials like vintage artwork, a floor-to-ceiling library and a heated outdoor patio area – all in an edgy, industrial-style setting. Grab a warming coffee or a locally-made Viking beer in our open-plan café/bar, or hire a bicycle from us and get exploring.


You’ll find us in the centre of Reykjavik in a buzzing area packed with cafés, bars and music venues. Browse handmade items in the boutiques, learn about Iceland's history in one of the museums or relax in a geothermal swimming pool. Any art lovers out there? The National Gallery of Iceland is just a 20 minute walk away. With the main bus station, Hlemmur, a two minute walk from us, it's also easy to get to sights like the famous Blue Lagoon. If you're arriving from Keflavík International Airport, hop on the airport express or Flybus. They'll bring you to us via the terminal in central Reykjavík.

Rooms and Dorms

Whether you book one of our private rooms – like our Double Plus, which comes with a sea view and a private bathroom – or choose a mixed or female-only dorm, you'll find airy spaces with unique décor and original wall art. There are large, backpack-sized storage lockers to keep your belongings safe and organised, and fresh bed linen is included too (we love to take care of our guests!).

Extras and activities

Grab dinner at our on-site gastropub, which serves classic Icelandic dishes like fried ling fish and classics like hearty hamburgers and tacos. We've got free Wi-Fi for planning those action-packed days, as well as free city maps. On a budget? Cook up your own feast in one of our two shared kitchens. Our comfy common room, board games and regular movie nights make it easy to bond with your fellow travellers.

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 8.5

  • Security 9.2

  • Location 9.5

  • Staff 9.0

  • Atmosphere 8.9

  • Cleanliness 8.7

  • Facilities 8.6

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    12 Feb 2020
    Great hostel for solo travellers. Staff are super helpful. Great kitchen to cook when dining out is expensive and the hostel was overall extremely clean.
    Australia, Female, 31-40
  • 10.0


    17 Jan 2020
    We loved it. Stayed our first night here since its about 50 minutes away from the airport. You can easily walk to all of the cool stuff in the city (nightlife, food, coffee shops, and sites). There is bar in the hostel with a happy hour! You can buy their breakfast buffet (cheaper if you buy a head of time). The decor is amazing. The heating is great! Tons of area in the common room/front desk area. Would totally stay here again!
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 9.7


    11 Jan 2020
    I love Kex ! Great location and the view Spectacular! Excelent service and very clean ! Amazing decoration ! I love antiques ! I had great time in Kex
    USA, Female, 41+
  • 9.4


    20 Feb 2020
    KEX Staff enormously helpful! Safe, clean, great pickup/drop-off arrangements and breakfast as promised. Only downside of entire experience was the lack of hot showers. Disappointing in a Geo-thermally heated city but maybe this is supposed to encourage you to patronize thermal baths??
    USA, Female, 41+
  • 9.1


    22 Feb 2020
    Great place, amazing facilities - be it their kitchen, clean dorms, access-required entrances or a friendly/always available staff. Highly recommended! Right in the city center with all restaurants/bus stops/grocery stores at walkable distances. Money well spent 😊
    Ireland, Female, 25-30
  • 8.6


    08 Feb 2020
    It was a great place to stay at. The staff is Super friendly. The only thing I’d want to add is that it’s a little bit noisy. Since all the furniture is made of metal, when people come late at night, it gets a little disturbing. But other than that, it’s a Superb place, great location and really nice staff.
    India, Female, 18-24
  • 8.6


    26 Jan 2020
    Really nice hostel, close location to everything including the centre, main shopping street, and locations to day trips (Reykjavik Excursions is 20 min walk, Reykjavik Sightseeing is also like 20 min walk but a transfer I would recommend, Grey Lines free pick up is close to Hostel). The staff were pleasant and friendly, and answered ALL my questions. Would like to go back, but felt the hostel lacked so much atmosphere kind of ruined my trip not meeting new people, was told it was out of season.
    England, Male, 25-30
  • 8.3


    13 Jan 2020
    The bar/reception area is chic, rooms much more basic. My dorm overlooked a construction site on which very loud work commenced 7am in the mornings. Plenty of individual, well-maintained bathrooms and a good kitchen. The member of staff who checked me in was great and very accommodating of requests, others much slower and overall more distant than friendly. Location near the waterfront offers good views but on windy days is very exposed! And a bit far from main downtown area. Not much atmosphere
    England, Female, 31-40
  • 6.3


    28 Jan 2020
    KEX hostel is reasonably good value (given that everything in Reykjavik is expensive), the basics are all in place, and the staff are friendly and helpful. But I wouldn't recommend it for solo female travelers - it's not a youth vibe and attracts some sketchy older men. You should also know that the sockets in the 6-bed dorm I stayed in have slightly odd placements so you're not guaranteed one accessible to your bed, and the lockers in the rooms are pretty small and loud.
    New Zealand, Female, 25-30
  • 2.0


    17 Jan 2020
    Unfortunately didn’t get to stay here. Got stuck way out east and tried to call and cancel the bed. The lady on the phone was probably the most unhelpful and least understanding person I encountered. I still got charged for the room and a deposit. Do Not Recommend!
    USA, Male, 18-24
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  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Book Exchange
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • Card Phones
  • Common Room
  • Hair Dryers
  • Hair Dryers For Hire
  • Hot Showers
  • Key Card Access
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Reading Light
  • Security Lockers
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Washing Machine
  • 24 Hour Reception
  • 24 Hour Security
  • Airport Transfers
  • Bicycle Hire
  • Late check-out
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Luggage Storage
  • Reception (limited hours)
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels for hire
Food & Drink
  • Bar
  • Cafe
  • Meals Available
  • Restaurant
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Board Games


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  • 2013

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