Start Hostel

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Blackout drapes, free WiFi, bed sheets
Blackout drapes, free WiFi, bed sheets
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Overview of Start Hostel

Start Hostel

2.0 star property
No-frills Reykjanesbær hostel with bar/lounge

9,0/10 Superb

227 verified guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Free breakfast
  • Free WiFi
  • Shared kitchen
  • Bar
  • 24/7 front desk
  • Laundry facilities
Lindarbraut, Southern Peninsula, Reykjanesbær
Main amenities
  • 24 guestrooms
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Bar/lounge
  • Terrace
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Coffee/tea in a common area
  • Snack bar/deli
  • Microwave in a common area
  • Refrigerator in a common area
  • Self-serve laundry
  • Multilingual staff
  • Gift shops/newsstands
For families
  • Children stay free
  • Playground on site
  • Terrace
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Laundry facilities
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
Cleaning & safety
  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • 48-hour vacancy between guest room stays
  • Hand sanitiser provided
  • Social distancing

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About this area

What's nearby

  • Reykjanes UNESCO Global Geopark - 5 min drive
  • The Icelandic Museum of Rock 'n' Roll - 5 min drive
  • Viking World Museum - 6 min drive
  • Reykjanes Art Museum - 8 min drive
  • Giantess Cave - 9 min drive
  • Bridge between Continents - 17 min drive
  • Blue Lagoon - 18 min drive
  • Reykjanesviti - 24 min drive
  • Fagradalsfjall - 27 min drive

Getting around

  • Reykjavik–Keflavik Intl. Airport (KEF) - 8 min drive
  • Reykjavik Domestic Airport (RKV) - 39 min drive

About this property

Start Hostel

A great choice for a stay in Reykjanesbær, Start Hostel is just 4.7 mi (7.6 km) from the airport. You can unwind with a drink at the bar/lounge, and free continental breakfast is available daily between 4:00 AM and 9:30 AM. A snack bar/deli and a terrace are other highlights. Fellow travelers like the comfortable beds and breakfast.

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
Follows industry cleaning and disinfection practices of Safe Travels (WTTC - Global)

Social distancing

Contactless check-out
Guest rooms kept vacant for 48 hours between stays
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Hand sanitizer provided
Individually-wrapped food options available for breakfast
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At a glance

Hotel size

  • 24 rooms
  • Arranged over 2 floors


  • Check-in time from 4:00 PM - 11:30 PM
  • Minimum check-in age - 18
  • Check-out time is 11 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • If you are planning to arrive after 4:00 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation
  • Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • Up to 2 children (1 year old and younger) stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • No onsite parking

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Free continental breakfast each morning 4:00 AM–9:30 AM
  • Bar/lounge
  • Coffee/tea in a common area
  • Shared microwave
  • Shared refrigerator
  • Snack bar/deli

Taking the kids

  • Children stay free
  • Playground


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff


  • Terrace
  • Television in common areas


  • Elevator
  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair-accessible path to elevator

Languages spoken

  • English
  • Icelandic
  • Spanish

Room amenities

Sleep well

  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Bed sheets provided

Freshen up

  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels

Stay connected

  • Free WiFi

Food and drink

  • Shared kitchen access


  • Daily housekeeping

Fees & policies

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Social distancing measures are in place and guests are provided with hand sanitizer.

Contactless check-out is available.

Individually-wrapped food options are available for breakfast.

Each guestroom is kept vacant for a minimum of 48 hours between bookings.

This property affirms that it adheres to the cleaning and disinfection practices of Safe Travels (WTTC - Global).


Guests can rest easy knowing there's a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, and a first aid kit on site.

This property accepts credit cards, debit cards and cash.

Also known as

Start Hostel Keflavik
Start Hostel
Start Keflavik
Start Hostel Reykjanesbær
Start Hostel Hostel/Backpacker accommodation
Start Hostel Hostel/Backpacker accommodation Reykjanesbær

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Property conditions & facilities



10/10 Exceptional

It is still a little far from the airport so the owner booked me a taxi in the morning. Otherwise it’s a really nice hostel. Bed cleaning and comfortable, facilities looks new.
Qingyi, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

We had a very early check out because our plane was leaving early. They prepared our breakfast for 4AM. The rooms were big and very comfortable. Don't get fooled by the name hostel. The only negative was the shared washrooms. So it you are a family needing 2 rooms that is no problem. But it might be a problem if you shared a washroom with another unknown family.
DAVID, 1-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Clean and comfortable.
Michael, 1-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Management was personal and attentive
Donald, 3-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

8/10 Very good

They have a guest kitchen so we can cook. Big room and clean . Near the KEF airport
Liguang, 1-night trip with friends
Verified Orbitz guest review

10/10 Exceptional

It was super clean, was minimalistic but everything you need.
1-night family trip
Verified Travelocity guest review

10/10 Exceptional

1-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Fantastic hostel. Great breakfast of cereal, eggs, cold cuts, breads, jam, hummus, fruit, etc. Coffee /tea available 24 hours. Plenty of parking. Convenient to the volcano. Great staff.
4-night trip
Verified Orbitz guest review

10/10 Exceptional

1-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Very good welcome attentions and indicahions, good breakfast.
Rafa, 1-night romance trip
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