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General Group Booking Terms

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  • 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.

Book more than 7 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
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  • Marvellous Staff
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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 9.0

  • Location 9.5

  • Staff 8.9

  • Atmosphere 9.0

  • Cleanliness 8.5

  • Facilities 8.5


Latest Reviews

  • 10.0

    Superb

    11 Apr 2019
    LOVE LOVE LOVE
    USA, Couple, 18-24
  • 10.0

    Superb

    30 Mar 2019
    Very unforgettable experience in Kex. The location is extremely convenient.At the back of the hostel is the commercial street.
    China, Male, 18-24
  • 10.0

    Superb

    26 Mar 2019
    LOVED THIS HOSTEL!! My friend and I stayed for 2 nights but would've loved to stay longer. Such a cool atmosphere and large, encompassing facilities. Every floor had a kitchen and a lounge with books and couches, and the main floor had a lovely bar/restaurant (which seems to be popular with the locals, too, which is cool). Everything was cleanly and well-stocked and genuinely the best hostel I've stayed at, had everything you could expect in one and more.
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 9.7

    Superb

    24 Mar 2019
    Second time staying at KEX. Really love the atmosphere here - it's got a good social scene that is great for a solo traveler. Plus the rooms are clean and comfortable, even in a 10 bed room.
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 9.1

    Superb

    06 Apr 2019
    Nice place, quite funky, quite a few people lurking and staring at us on the first night but once settled into the vibe all was ok. Nice food at the bar and we enjoyed the extended happy hour! Quite noisy with doors slamming but this subsided by 11pm. All in all very good !
    England, Female, 41+
  • 8.9

    Fabulous

    30 Mar 2019
    Overall great hostel. Not the most social for me at least, but good location overlooking the mountain and 15 minute walk to downtown
    USA, Male, 18-24
  • 8.9

    Fabulous

    24 Mar 2019
    Great atmosphere and set up. Decently comfy beds, hot water, and nice bar/restaurant. Only downfall was that my food kept getting taken from the communal kitchen (even with proper labels and storage). Would visit again.
    Canada, Female, 31-40
  • 8.3

    Fabulous

    30 Mar 2019
    Location is great ! Staffs are very helpful & friendly. But the hostel is kinda old and room is small every else is good.
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 8.3

    Fabulous

    30 Mar 2019
    We were missing the little shelves at the bedsides, typically found in most hostels. Otherwise, there is no place for the top bunk people to put phones, books, or other possessions. The latches on the lockers were also sort of broken and useless, but I was not worried that people were going to get into our room.
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 8.3

    Fabulous

    28 Mar 2019
    Interesting experience in a very large hostel (4 floors). Interior of the common areas is hipster-like. There is nothing special to say about the dorms, just beds, lockers and a table.
    Germany, Male, 18-24
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Facilities

Free
  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free WiFi
General
  • 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
Services
  • 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
Entertainment
  • Board Games

Awards

  • 2014

    1st, Country Winners Iceland

  • 2013

    1st, Country Winners Iceland

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