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.

Book more than 7 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
  • 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 8.5

  • Security 9.3

  • Location 9.5

  • Staff 9.1

  • Atmosphere 9.1

  • Cleanliness 8.8

  • Facilities 8.8

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    10 Nov 2019
    KEX Hostel is a fantastic place to stay in Reykjavik. It is centrally located, the price is right and has a very chill vibe. The restaurant, bar and common areas are all very inviting and the staff is responsive and friendly. I'd stay there again in a heartbeat.
    England, Male, 41+
  • 9.7


    09 Nov 2019
    Buzzing hostel, met lots of interesting people, everyone friendly including front desk. Room was small but perfectly adequate as everyone was really respectful. The communal shower were a tad strange, but luckily I was the only one using them at the time.
    England, Female, 31-40
  • 8.9


    03 Nov 2019
    Overall had a great time here at KEX! It’s central, very clean, fun, and cozy. Would highly recommend!
    Canada, Female, 18-24
  • 8.9


    30 Oct 2019
    Great stay at KEX. Near enough to the city hostel. Comfortable beds and hot showers. All you need to rest your head after your day out exploring beautiful Iceland.
    England, Female, 25-30
  • 8.9


    23 Oct 2019
    Nice locating, nice ambience
    India, Male, 25-30
  • 8.6


    14 Nov 2019
    A really cool hostel, with a very chill, laid back hipster vibe. An awesome bar and small restaurant that can help you cut food costs while in Reykjavík by eating there a few times during your trip. The Hostel is ridiculously expensive for a Hostel, but everything in Reykjavík is expensive. The only thing I didn’t like was this was my first hostel where they made me pay extra money for bed sheets and a pillow on my bed.
    USA, Male, 18-24
  • 8.6


    05 Nov 2019
    Amazing hostel. Lots of stuff to do and a lot of offers available (breakfast, locks,...). Very great and chill atmosphere. Well equipped kitchen and also a very clean one, very clean in general, always saw someone cleaning basically. Also great food at the pub. Rooms are a bit sparse, but it's a hostel so... :) Only small critique, there are no power sockets at the bed, at least not in our room (6 Bed dorm mixed)
    Germany, Female, 18-24
  • 7.1

    Very Good

    10 Nov 2019
    you don't get much for the price. No en-suite in this hostel, no free coffee. a large but poorly designed kitchen common area. You will wake up cold in the morning to the sound of construction as there's been a big construction site next door. Noise starts at 7:15 am and goes on all day. No free coffee and breakfast will set you back almost 2000isk. Sure the lobby is cool and they are a hip venue for concert but I wouldn't recommend it for sleeping.
    Canada, Male, 31-40
  • 6.6


    10 Nov 2019
    Staff was not friendly at all. Very rude was giving the information required, Just the guy at the bar has been incredible sweet. But every person I met at the reception was not friendly at all. None of them was happy to give info o tips and any time I tried to ask they looked very annoyed. Also the cleaning is very poor, toilets smell and also the rooms are incredibly dirty, the cleaner just mopped the floor without dusting first or removing the rubbish. 2.0 Not bad as I met lots people.
    Italy, Female, 31-40
  • 6.3


    03 Nov 2019
    This hostel was OK. I booked twice, after staying the first time I will not stay here again. The hallways, kitchen and bathrooms on the 4th floor are not heated, as soon as you exit your room it is freezing. The beds have zero privacy and squeak like crazy (metal frames). There are no plug unless you are on the bottom bunk. Not sure what the pillows are made of, my best guess is someone put 100 cotton balls in a square sac, sewed it together and called it a pillow. Kitchen is not very clean....
    Canada, Female, 31-40
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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

  • 2013

    1st, Country Winners Iceland

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