Group Booking Terms and Conditions

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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, 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

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 8.6

  • Security 9.3

  • Location 9.5

  • Staff 9.1

  • Atmosphere 9.1

  • Cleanliness 8.9

  • Facilities 8.9

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    17 Oct 2019
    City center with a view of the ocean. Clean, above our expectations Kex is a clean place to stay. People are efficient and helpful. Food is fabulous!
    USA, Female, 41+
  • 10.0


    16 Oct 2019
    The perfect and only hostel you need in Reykjavik. Everyone speaks perfect English and will help you book anything you need. Clean and stylish space. Great restaurant and bar with live music and great atmosphere to meet other travellers. Perfect location, everything is walking distance. Definitely buy the breakfast! Incredible value for money, particularly in expensive Iceland! Thank you for a perfect stay. I came back 3 times whilst in Iceland!
    Australia, Female, 18-24
  • 10.0


    14 Oct 2019
    Great hostel stay. The outside does look a bit sketchy but once you’re inside, it’s a completely different world. Nice welcoming atmosphere, clean facilities, and the staff is incredibly helpful. Only downside is that there is construction which you can hear in the morning.
    USA, Male, 31-40
  • 10.0


    13 Oct 2019
    10/10 from me, nicest hostel I’ve ever stayed in! Everything was clean, the rooms and the whole building are nice, staff was great, and the bar is really cool. No complaints here - wish we stayed a little longer :)
    Canada, Couple, 18-24
  • 9.7


    08 Oct 2019
    Amazing hostel. Great common spaces, great bathrooms, comfy beds. Spotless and clean to great standard. Great kitchens and strong Wi-Fi. Would highly recommend staying here. Only thing to consider is there is a huge construction going on that has a lot of noise from early to late all day every day. And lockers aren't big enough for anything more than a day bag.
    Australia, Male, 25-30
  • 9.4


    17 Oct 2019
    Friendly and helpful staff. Doors to rooms are very noisy when they close. ☹️
    USA, Male, 41+
  • 9.1


    17 Oct 2019
    Beds are comfy+, bathrooms well cleaned and kept. Staff proficient, but not overly friendly. Lo let's are small but the rooms are huge, so storing your bag locked in the room is no issue. Huge kitchen that acts as a common room on each leave. Nice bar/restaurant with Icelandic price tag 😂 and good live music. Decor is great. Enjoyed the stay+, however there is construction next door (but I bet you'll be exploring most of the time anyways)
    Australia, Female, 25-30
  • 8.9


    09 Oct 2019
    Very clean bathrooms; never a wait. There aren’t outlets at every bed. the 16 bedroom needs a MAJOR aesthetic upgrade, considering how beautiful the lobby/bar area is. lockers extremely small; nothing will fit in there. u have to pay for ur bedsheets & towel. my main concern was how EXPENSIVE the food/drinks were. i’ve stayed in 22 hostels within the past 2 months, & this one had the most expensive drinks & food, with the least quantity. and i know iceland is expensive, but this was overkill
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 8.3


    12 Oct 2019
    Kex was a decent stay for my week in Reykjavik. The location is good and the bar downstairs is fun. The beds were comfortable and clean. For me, Kex was lacking some thoughtful touches that other upmarket hostels have - things like power sockets next to the bed, and quieter lockers. Other basics were lacking - the bathrooms were often out of paper or soap for days, and the kitchen was short on key utensils like spoons. It was also noisy between the slamming doors and the construction next door.
    England, Female, 31-40
  • 8.3


    10 Oct 2019
    We really enjoyed our stay in the hostel! A friend and I were in a 6 person mixed bed dorm. We felt safe, comfortable and warm for our week exploring Iceland. We also enjoyed the social scene the hostel offered, with live jazz on a Tuesday and general drinks and fun the other nights. Only thing I would have enjoyed is plug sockets next to each bed! There were only a handful of working plugs in our dorm and they weren’t near the bed which made charging phones a hassle. But would recommend!
    England, Female, 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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    1st, Country Winners Iceland

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    1st, Country Winners Iceland

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