Kex Hostel Reykjavík

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In-room safe, individually decorated, individually furnished
Superior Double Room, Private Bathroom, Ocean View (excl. towels & linens) | In-room safe, individually decorated, individually furnished
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Economy Double Room, Private Bathroom (excl. towels & linens) | In-room safe, individually decorated, individually furnished

Overview of Kex Hostel Reykjavík

Kex Hostel Reykjavík

2.0 star property

4.2/5 Very Good

Guests rated this property 4.2/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Restaurant
  • Kitchen
  • Breakfast available
  • Business services
  • Bar

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Hand sanitizer provided
  • Personal protective equipment
  • Social distancing
Map
101, Capital Region, Reykjavik, 28 Skúlagata

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationLaugavegur4 min walk
  • Popular LocationReykjavik City Hall17 min walk
  • Popular LocationReykjavik Harbour18 min walk
  • AirportReykjavik (KEF-Keflavik Intl.)43 min drive

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About this area

Reykjavik

Kex Hostel Reykjavík is located in Downtown Reykjavik, a neighborhood in Reykjavik, and is in a shopping district and by the ocean. Harpa and Einar Jonsson Museum are cultural highlights, and some of the area's landmarks include Sundhollin and Hofdi House. Looking to enjoy an event or a game while in town? See what's happening at Laugardalsvollur or Laugardalsholl. Spend some time exploring the area's activities, including whale-watching.

What's nearby

  • Laugavegur - 4 min walk
  • Hallgrimskirkja - 9 min walk
  • Hofdi House - 10 min walk
  • Reykjavik City Hall - 17 min walk
  • Reykjavik Harbour - 18 min walk

Getting around

  • Reykjavik–Keflavik Intl. Airport (KEF) - 43 min drive

About this property

Kex Hostel Reykjavík

Bayside Reykjavik hostel in Downtown Reykjavik, near Reykjavik Harbour
This smoke-free hostel features a restaurant, a bar/lounge, and a microwave in a common area. WiFi in public areas is free. Other amenities include a refrigerator in a common area, a 24-hour front desk, and a library.
Kex Hostel Reykjavík offers 43 accommodations with safes and shared/communal kitchens. Each accommodation is individually furnished and decorated. Refrigerators and microwaves are provided.

Guests can surf the web using the complimentary wireless Internet access. Additionally, rooms include hair dryers and blackout drapes/curtains. Housekeeping is provided daily.

Languages

English, Icelandic

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter

Social distancing

Cashless transactions are available for all charges at the property
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Masks and gloves available
Hand sanitizer provided
Enhanced food service safety measures are in place
Individually-wrapped food options available for breakfast
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities

Internet

  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and transportation

  • No onsite parking available

Food and drink

  • Buffet breakfast available for a fee daily 7:30 AM–10:00 AM: ISK 1500 per person
  • 1 restaurant
  • 1 bar

Restaurants on site

  • Sæmundur í Sparifötunum
  • DRINX

Things to do

  • Concerts/live shows

Family friendly

  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator

Conveniences

  • Gift shop/newsstand
  • Library
  • No elevators

Guest services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff
  • Tour/ticket assistance

Business services

  • Meeting rooms

Outdoors

  • Garden
  • Terrace

More

  • Books
  • Games
  • Shared microwave
  • Shared refrigerator
  • Smoke-free property

Room amenities

Bedroom

  • Bed sheets
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Heating

Bathroom

  • Hair dryer

Food and drink

  • Dishwasher
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Shared kitchen access
  • Stovetop
  • Toaster

More

  • Individually decorated
  • Individually furnished
  • Safe

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Policies

Check-in

Check-in from 2:00 PM - anytime
Minimum check-in age - 18

Check-out

Check-out before 11:00 AM

Special check-in instructions

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation

Access methods

Staffed front desk

Pets

Pets not allowed

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Rollaway/extra beds are not available

Property payment types

Important information

Fees

You'll be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • Bed sheets fee: ISK 1100 per person, per stay

We have included all charges provided to us by the property.

Optional extras

  • Fee for buffet breakfast: ISK 1500 per person (approximately)

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
No onsite parking is available
Guests must contact this property in advance to reserve cribs/infant beds
This property accepts credit cards and cash
Safety features at this property include a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, and a first aid kit
Be prepared: check the latest COVID-19 travel requirements and measures in place for this destination before you travel.

We should mention

This property welcomes guests of all sexual orientations and gender identities (LGBTQ friendly)

Property is also known as

Kex Hostel
Kex Reykjavík
Kex Hostel Reykjavík Reykjavik
Kex Hostel Reykjavík Hostel/Backpacker accommodation
Kex Hostel Reykjavík Hostel/Backpacker accommodation Reykjavik

Overall score and ratings

4.2

Very Good

Rating 5 - Excellent. 109 out of 213 reviews
5 - Excellent 51%
Rating 4 - Good. 69 out of 213 reviews
4 - Good 32%
Rating 3 - Okay. 19 out of 213 reviews
3 - Okay 9%
Rating 2 - Poor. 7 out of 213 reviews
2 - Poor 3%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 9 out of 213 reviews
1 - Terrible 4%

4.2/5

Cleanliness

4.5/5

Staff & service

4.2/5

Amenities

4.1/5

Property conditions & facilities

4.1/5

Eco-friendliness

5/5 Excellent

Traveled with family and small children, Traveled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities
Economical location. Very friendly staff.
Stayed 1 night in Jul 2022

5/5 Excellent

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
I liked that there were people of all ages staying there. I met and spoke with working people from the US on vacation, Icelanders attending conferences, Youth doing a Grand Tour, and retirees. Each was interesting and fun.
Stayed 5 nights in Jun 2022

5/5 Excellent

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
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Stayed 1 night in Jun 2022

3/5 Okay

Traveled with partner
Liked: Amenities
Disliked: Cleanliness, property conditions & facilities
The bathrooms were not clean at all! They were quite disgusting. It seemed like they had not been cleaned before check-in.
Stayed 1 night in Jun 2022

4/5 Good

Traveled with group, Traveled with partner
Liked: Staff & service, amenities
A really cool and interesting place - if you are looking for peace and quiet this is not for you but they have earplugs and it’s got great energy and a really cool place
Stayed 2 nights in May 2022