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
  • Marvellous 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 8.4

  • Security 8.9

  • Location 9.4

  • Staff 8.9

  • Atmosphere 8.9

  • Cleanliness 8.5

  • Facilities 8.5

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    14 May 2019
    KEX was at the perfect location with a 10 minute walk to the harbor and downtown and 5 minute walk to the cathedral! The common area was open to the public for the bar and restaurant, and we were able to meet a lot of fellow travelers and locals during our stay. Next time I'm in Reykjavík, I will definitely consider staying agin :)
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 10.0


    27 Apr 2019
    Such a cool hostel. Amazing vibe, perfect location, highly recommend!
    USA, Male, 25-30
  • 10.0


    11 Apr 2019
    USA, Couple, 18-24
  • 9.7


    07 May 2019
    It's the most expensive hostel I've stayed in, but that's Iceland. And it was a lot less expensive than hotels! Breakfast is extra, but good. Plenty of options for vegans, which is unusual. Vegan milk, hummous, even vegan Nutella were there for the taking. Room I stayed in was clean, bed was comfortable. Location was very good; less than 10 minutes walk to the cathedral, or to Harpa.
    Ireland, Male, 41+
  • 9.4


    16 May 2019
    Really enjoyed my stay at KEX Hostel. The staff was so friendly and helpful. They gave recommendations and helped me book day tours, which were all great. The other guests were also very friendly, and I made friends as a solo traveler. They also had different events in the restaurant where you can meet new people or spend time with your friends.
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 9.4


    18 Apr 2019
    The room doors make a loud noise of bang when closing. Not ideal to hear this when people come and go in the room especially when you are sleeping during the night. Other than that, amazing hostel and location.
    Greece, Female, 31-40
  • 8.9


    11 May 2019
    I paid 1000 isk for linen, which was a comforter and a towel. I would have rather saved my money and bundled up for the 1 night I stayed there, but I thought there were not even sheets on the bed. Security is great, keycard entry separates the bar from the rest of the hostel. Location was also great with a view of the water! I did not spend too much time at the hostel as I was out exploring Reykjavik most of the time.
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 8.9


    04 May 2019
    Good hostel with a very nice and busy restaurant downstairs that is part of the hostel.
    South Africa, Male, 31-40
  • 8.3


    03 May 2019
    Nice clean place, I recommend. A lot os showers and toilets, a bar at the lobby
    Brazil, Male, 31-40
  • 7.1

    Very Good

    07 Apr 2019
    I was in the 10 bed mixed room on the same level as the bar. If you are getting picked up early for a trip in the morning it can be tough to sleep due to noise. There was also contruction on a building next door which prevented sleeping in. The only working shower was on the next level up and no lockers in the room. Hostel was in a good location, room was clean and staff were nice.
    Australia, Male, 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

  • 2013

    1st, Country Winners Iceland

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