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General Group Booking Terms

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

  • In order to make a group reservation on Hostelworld.com 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.
  • Hostelworld.com 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 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.

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. View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 8.7

  • Security 9.1

  • Location 9.6

  • Staff 9.3

  • Atmosphere 9.3

  • Cleanliness 8.3

  • Facilities 8.6


Latest Reviews

  • 10.0

    Superb

    10 Sep 2021
    The best atmosphere in Reykjavik in the bar and very clean and comfy rooms
    England, Male, 25-30
  • 10.0

    Superb

    08 Sep 2021
    Will comeback definitely..
    Mexico, Male, 41+
  • 10.0

    Superb

    08 Sep 2021
    I’ll preface this review by saying I was bracing myself for a loud place. I’ve heard KEX has a great social bar and figured it’d be a bit loud in my room towards the end of the night. I was wrong. I slept in a 42 bed dorm with my spouse and it was great. Beds are comfy and linens are practically made for you. The luggage storage they have is awesome. I used it to drop my luggage off early and to keep my luggage late while I went about my morning. Kitchen was great. No complaints. It was awesome.
    USA, Couple, 25-30
  • 9.7

    Superb

    17 Sep 2021
    An elevator would be nice!!!! For luggage. And a covered waiting area in front! Otherwise great staff. Location ! And very clean kitchen
    USA, Female, 41+
  • 9.7

    Superb

    07 Sep 2021
    Great hostel and perfect placement near the water right in downtown. It is also a friendly place and I met a lot of nice people here. The 40 bed dorm can get noisy but there is a lot of space even with the 40 bed dorm.
    Canada, Male, 31-40
  • 9.4

    Superb

    13 Sep 2021
    Kex is a great place. Cosy lounge/bar, Which is actually frequented by local people as well hostel guests, Outdoor patio. Well decorated with vintage furniture and eccentric antiques. Beautiful location on the water, but only 2 block a from the main bar and restaurant street. Also it’s independent which I prefer. Iceland is plagued by HI hostels. My favorite hostel in Reykjavík.
    USA, Male, 41+
  • 8.9

    Fabulous

    12 Sep 2021
    Such a fun way to meet people, definitely lives up to its name as “social” hostel. Great location and walking distance from a lot of great downtown spots. My sister and i stayed in the all female dorm and slept really soundly and felt safe. Because of the amount of people, I noticed the upkeep and cleanliness of the bathrooms were suffering a bit, but not terribly so. The common area and bar are so cool. Would stay here again!
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 8.9

    Fabulous

    07 Sep 2021
    24/7 check in is nice. Checked in at 11 p.m. and they were out of locks for lockers. Luckily I managed to find my bed because someone else had a light on and I could see the signs and read numbers on beds, otherwise I likely would have blinded everyone with my flashlight. A description of the bed’s location would have be helpful. Otherwise, nice atmosphere in social areas which were closed down by 1 a.m. (on a Wednesday), quite quiet dorm, but could hear social activities until they ended.
    USA, Female, 31-40
  • 8.3

    Fabulous

    18 Sep 2021
    Nice hostel with a social vibe. Clean and cozy rooms. Would stay again. The bar downstairs is a popular hangout for locals as well so expect a mixed crowd and we experienced that the bar area was not as open and social as we would have expected from a hostel bar. But it was easy to meet others in the kitchen area. We had a great stay! Just wish there was a better common area for all hostel guests so its not only limited to a single floor.
    Norway, Mixed Group, 25-30
  • 8.0

    Fabulous

    23 Sep 2021
    Pretty nice, handy enough location with a supermarket and a lovely bakery just up the road, and well run altogether. It is very big and the locker-room style shared showers might be a surprise for some. But all in all a very decent hostel for the price (by Reykjavik's standards that is!)
    France, Male, 31-40
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Facilities

Free
  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free WiFi
General
  • Book Exchange
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • Common Room
  • Follows Covid-19 sanitation guidance
  • Hair Dryers
  • Hair Dryers For Hire
  • Hot Showers
  • Key Card Access
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Reading Light
  • Security Lockers
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Towels Not Included
Services
  • 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
Entertainment
  • Board Games
  • Wi-Fi


Awards

  • 2014

    1st, Country Winners Iceland

  • 2013

    1st, Country Winners Iceland

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