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 ???? 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.

The following group types are not accepted by this hostel: Holiday with Friends, Junior / Primary School, High / Secondary School, College / University, Business Trip, Stag/Hen/Bachelor Party, Sports Group, Cultural Group 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.


Start Hostel

Book more than 3 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
  • Perfect Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Fantastic Cleanliness
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Property Description

This NEW Airport hostel is perfectly placed for travellers arriving or departing Iceland by air. Located right by the airport and only 8 km by road (8 min drive) from the International Terminal at Keflavik Airport, it provides the perfect setting for first and last night on your Iceland visit.

This quality hostel is designed and built to meet the needs of the hosteller / traveller that is seeking clean, comfortable and spacious facilities with modern comforts including private bathroom and toilet facilities in every room. The option of self service is available through spacious and well equipped self-service kitchen and washing facilities.

Breakfast service is provided at no additoinal cost and a „Micro Kiosk“ is available within the facility. Our staff is devoted to assisting guest with their travel planning, providing information and further reservations if needed.

The Start hostel is designed to host individual hostelers, families and groups alike. Large family rooms meet the needs of families traveling with children and individuals can choose between room types from ensuite double rooms to 4 bed dorms.

Please note:
Cancellation policy: 48h advance notice
Late cancellation or no-show – one night charge
Payment upon arrival by cash and credit cards

The hostel is open 24 hours. Check in is any time after 14:00. Check out is before 11:00. Early Check in or late Check out can be requested.

Breakfast included - Buffet available from 3:30AM until 9:30AM
Taxes included
Same day bookings: please book at least 3 hours in advance. View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 9.1

  • Security 9.5

  • Location 9.0

  • Staff 9.8

  • Atmosphere 8.5

  • Cleanliness 9.8

  • Facilities 9.3

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    11 May 2022
    Low key hostel, very quiet. Close to the airport. Not much to do in the area other than blue lagoon. The hostel was clean and had great host.
    USA, Male, 31-40
  • 10.0


    05 Oct 2021
    My stay could not have been any better. The hospitality of Inga and his wife and daughter was superb. Accommodation super clean convenient I could not have picked a better place. I recommend this Hostel which is more than a Hostel you seem to come to visit the family. I shall be back Thank you for everything, Daghild Rick
    USA, Female, 41+
  • 10.0


    04 Sep 2021
    A fabulous place to rest on anarduous journey. Great welcome from cheerful helpful staff (late evening 4th September) and he had FANTASTIC breakfast laid out before 4am next morning! Tea.. Coffee etc is available 24 hours. Spacious rooms... Well-equipped and exceptionally clean and bright. Nothing was over-looked. We will return. This was our second visit to Start hostel.
    Ireland, Couple, 41+
  • 10.0


    19 Aug 2021
    A great place to stay and conveniently located near to the airport. Very welcoming and clean with lots of facilities. Would highly recommend
    England, Female, 25-30
  • 10.0


    13 Jul 2021
    Great location, clean, safe and very courteous staff. Will stay here again whenever in Keflavik 👍👍
    USA, Male, 41+
  • 9.7


    02 Jul 2021
    Wonderful starting/ending point. Facilities were clean, safe, and located in a spot easy to access by Taxi, scooters or buses to downtown Keflavik or the airport. Breakfast buffet had convenient hours and a huge assortment of options to fit all dietary needs. Restrooms were large and private with great water pressure. Overall, highly recommend this hostel for anyone stopping in Iceland.
    USA, Female, 31-40
  • 9.4


    17 Oct 2021
    I ended my trip in with “start” :) Nice place that accommodates travelers from all walks of life. Facilities are well kept and the location is very convenient for going to or coming from the Keflavik airport. They provide complimentary breakfast which is awesome. My only complaints are the side door entry after hours was difficult to locate in the rain. Also, perhaps they should away with buffet style breakfast during the “age of covid.” Overall my stay with Start was pleasant :)
    USA, Female, 31-40
  • 9.1


    30 Apr 2022
    Stayed only for the night from the airport. The kitchen was nice and they have a couple food options to buy from the front desk as there are no food options close. The breakfast spread was very nice but it is a pricier hostel, so you’re definitely paying for it.
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 9.1


    16 Feb 2022
    Nice staff, close to the airport, spacious room
    USA, Male, 41+
  • 9.1


    29 Jul 2021
    Great for a short overnight stay if you want to be close to the airport for late/early flights
    England, Female, 25-30
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  • Free Breakfast
  • Free City Maps
  • Free Parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Book Exchange
  • Common Room
  • Follows Covid-19 sanitation guidance
  • Hot Showers
  • Key Card Access
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Parking
  • Reading Light
  • Security Lockers
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Washing Machine
  • 24 Hour Reception
  • 24 Hour Security
  • Fax Service
  • Internet Access
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Luggage Storage
  • Towels for hire
Food & Drink
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Vending Machines