This hostel is committed to following WHO and local government guidelines for Covid-19 sanitation. This includes increased cleaning routines, better hygiene measures and social distancing when required.
Free WiFi
Free Breakfast

Start Hostel

Free Cancellation Book more than 3 days in advance for Free Cancellation.

272 Total Reviews
Perfect Location
Superb Staff
Fantastic Cleanliness

Property Description

This NEW Airport hostel is perfectly placed for travelers 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 / traveler 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 additional 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 – full cost of stay
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 04:00AM until 9:30AM
Taxes included
Same day bookings: please book at least 3 hours in advance.

Reviews & Ratings

272 Total Reviews
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Latest Reviews

Oct 17, 2023
Good location for if you're coming in or leaving the area. Has all the basic amenities, nice staff, nothing spectacular. They will book a taxi to the airport for you, but that comes at a cost. They also have basic foods and snacks for sale like frozen pizza, soups, chips, wine, beer, etc. Might be useful to know. The breakfast is off the hook, you have all the options, and it starts super early in the morning for if you have a PLAY or WizzAir flight, so that's convenient.
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Female, 25-30
Oct 16, 2023
The establishment was spotlessly clean, staff over the top helpful and the breakfast, that started at 4 am, was beyond a doubt the best I have ever had at a hostel.
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Male, 41+
Sep 24, 2023
It was a great place to arrive after a very stressful trip. I was just staying for a layover - if you arrive late at night, there probably won't be any buses to the hostel. You'll have to take a cab, which was about $30 USD. I was able to take a bus back to the airport the next morning, but keep in mind that they leave about every hour and might arrive early. It's not too long of a walk, though -- 15 minutes? Breakfast had a lot of options, the staff was very friendly, nice bathrooms too!
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Female, 31-40


  • Free

    • Free Breakfast
    • Linen Included
    • Free Parking
    • Free City Maps
    • Free WiFi
  • General

    • Security Lockers
    • Key Card Access
    • Common Room
    • Book Exchange
    • Hot Showers
    • Self-Catering Facilities
    • Outdoor Terrace
    • Reading Light
    • Parking
    • Washing Machine
    • Covid-19 safe
  • Services

    • Internet access
    • Laundry Facilities
    • Towels for hire
    • Luggage Storage
    • Fax Service
    • 24 Hour Reception
    • 24 Hour Security
  • Food & Drink

    • Vending Machines
    • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities