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 2 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 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.

Check-in is from 15:00
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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 8.8

  • Security 9.1

  • Location 9.6

  • Staff 9.2

  • Atmosphere 9.3

  • Cleanliness 8.4

  • Facilities 8.7

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    14 Jan 2022
    We had a really nice stay and the breakfast in the morning was a good value. There were plenty of bathrooms and showers so you were not left waiting. The hostel felt very safe and secure, and was within walking distance to many places we were looking to go.
    USA, Mixed Group, 31-40
  • 10.0


    14 Jan 2022
    I came on a solo trip and did a lot of research on where to stay and I'm so glad I chose Kex! I stayed in a 6-bed female only dorm and never felt unsafe at all. Beds are behind two locked doors and you will get a key card upon check in to access your room. Each room had a high school style locker for each bed that locked (bring your own lock!). The floor had individual bathrooms, and I never had an issue with waiting for an open one. Just remember to bring your own towel and shower shoes!
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 10.0


    06 Jan 2022
    I stayed in the 41 person co-ed room and I felt so safe and comfortable. Of course, I wasn´t there most of the day...but when it was time to sleep everyone was respectful of one another for noise leverage. Clean sheets and cool outlet + lamp storage on your bed. The bathrooms/showers were kept clean. Kitchens were huge! Lobby was cozy and the people who worked at the reception desk helped me book some airport transfers (friendly!) 10/10 location as well.
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 10.0


    30 Dec 2021
    Enjoyable stay, everybody welcoming and friendly, great bar and pizzas are awesome. I would stay here again
    England, Male, 31-40
  • 9.7


    18 Dec 2021
    Great location & atmosphere, live music at the bar during the weekend. Expect quite a bit of noise tho both from the bar and because there are many people staying there. Considering the number of guests, the place was clean and there was enough space in the kitchen/bathrooms for everyone. The only thing was that we had to go to the other kitchen to steal cutlery, but they didn't have much more either, so we all had to share like 2-3 spoons and forks in our kitchen. Rooms were warm, beds comfy.
    Hungary, Female, 18-24
  • 9.7


    18 Dec 2021
    Affordable pizza!!!
    Hong Kong China, Mixed Group, 18-24
  • 9.1


    04 Jan 2022
    Great hostel with a solid communal area and kitchen! People are very friendly here as a result of all the effort put into the pizza parlor and bar downstairs.
    USA, Male, 18-24
  • 7.7

    Very Good

    02 Jan 2022
    Of note: -A creepy old Frenchman sits in the lobby of the 4th floor every time I went to the bathroom. Sleeping there at night. The hostel knows. -Clean enough, but guests left the toilet floors wet and disgusting. Staff: Overall great. There was one there who acted annoyed that I wanted to buy something. Bar/Restaurant: Good selection of alcohol and food. Views: Great view of Mt. Esja from the stairway and bar! One of my roomies tested positive for COVID. Be safe out there folks.
    USA, Female, 31-40
  • 6.9


    17 Dec 2021
    The 4 bed room was small and didn't feel clean. The window wasn't closing properly and the wind was reaching the room. I won't book again, but I would visit the bar: it had nice atmosphere and good pizza.
    Romania, Male, 31-40
  • 6.0


    19 Dec 2021
    Pros: The hostel is well located. Good breakfast and well equipped kitchen. You can meet people at the kitchen. Cons: They have a big problem with rooms management. Two nights my bed was assigned to another person at the same time. 6 bed room has no individual plug. Lockers are tight. For 40 bed rooms there is no individual shower. There are multiple showers in the same space.
    Colombia, Male, 25-30
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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
  • 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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