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1 room, 2 adults

Kex Hostel Reykjavík

2-star2 stars
28 Skúlagata, Reykjavik, 101, Iceland

Hostel with restaurant, near Laugavegur
  • Free WiFi
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From 988 reviews. TripAdvisor Traveller Rating.

TripAdvisor Traveller Rating

  • Easily my favourite hostel in the world Oct 7, 2019
  • The hostel was cool looking with unique decor. It was a last min booking after my flight…Oct 6, 2019

Kex Hostel Reykjavík

from ZAR 1,206
  • Superior Double Room, Private Bathroom, Ocean View
  • Standard Double Room, Shared Bathroom
  • Family Quadruple Room, Shared Bathroom
  • Family Room, Shared Bathroom
  • Standard Shared Dormitory, Mixed Dorm, Shared Bathroom
  • Standard Shared Dormitory, Mixed Dorm, Shared Bathroom
  • Shared Dormitory, Mixed Dorm, Shared Bathroom (excl. towels & linens)
  • Standard Shared Dormitory, Women only, Shared Bathroom
  • Shared Dormitory, Mixed Dorm, Shared Bathroom (excl. towels & linens)
  • Shared Dormitory, Mixed Dorm, Shared Bathroom (excl. towels & linens)
  • Deluxe Single Room, Private Bathroom

What’s around Kex Hostel Reykjavík


  • In Miðborg
  • Laugavegur - 2 min walk
  • Hallgrimskirkja - 9 min walk
  • Reykjavik City Hall - 18 min walk
  • Reykjavik Harbour - 18 min walk
  • National Museum of Iceland - 24 min walk
  • Perlan - 27 min walk
  • Harpa - 10 min walk

Getting around

  • Reykjavik (KEF-Keflavik Intl.) - 46 min drive
  • Reykjavik (RKV-Reykjavik Domestic) - 7 min drive
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)

At a glance

Key facts


  • 43 rooms


  • Check-in time 2 PM-5:30 AM
  • Check-out time is 10 AM
24-hour airport shuttle service is available on request. Fees may apply. Contact the property in advance to make arrangements. Towels and bed linens are available for a surcharge in dormitory room types with 8, 10 and 16 beds, however guests may bring their own bed linens. For more details, please contact the office using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card or cash deposit required

  • Government-issued photo ID required

  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Travelling with others


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms



  • Airport shuttle (available 24 hours) *


  • No parking

Payment types at the property

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

At the hostel

Food and drink
  • Buffet breakfast daily (surcharge)
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Microwave in a common area
  • Refrigerator in a common area
Working away
  • Meeting rooms
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Library
  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility
  • Roll-in shower
Languages Spoken
  • English
  • Icelandic

In the room

Sleep well
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
Things to enjoy
  • Individually decorated
  • Individually furnished
Freshen up
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer (on request)
Stay connected
  • Desk
  • Free WiFi
  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe

Special features


Onsite venue - This gastropub specializes in local and international cuisine and serves lunch, dinner, and light fare.

Kex Hostel Reykjavík’s small print

Also known as

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


This property does not have elevators.

Guests must contact this property in advance to reserve cribs/infant beds and rollaway/extra beds. Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

For transfers, guests must contact the property before arrival at the number on the booking confirmation.

Optional extras

Rollaway beds are available for ISK 5300 per night

Buffet breakfast is offered for an extra charge of ISK 1690.00 for adults and ISK 1690 for children (approximately)

Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge of ISK 7700 per person (roundtrip)

We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.

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Recent reviews

Very good 8,4 From 117 reviews

Exceptional 10,0
Alegre y amigable
Todo el ambiente del Kex es excelente! Y su localización perfecta. Nos toco disfrutar de un conjunto de jazz en el bar del hostel. Todo vibra bien en ese hostel.
SANDRA, us3 night trip
Exceptional 10,0
New favorite place
I paid extra for a private room and it was quiet, clean, spacious and comfortable. There were blackout curtains in the room and there was a functional radiator type heater. The staff was available at all hours and was very helpful and kind. There was nearby construction going on but not during sleeping hours so it wasn’t an issue. The beer selection at the bar was great, a variety of different styles for all tastes. I did not eat dinner at the restaurant while I was there but the rotating menu looked tasty and included healthier/veg options. The buffet breakfast was typical of what I had found in Iceland, so you can get your money’s worth if you eat meat or sweet breakfast foods. The food was of good quality and fresh, and the staff was very responsive to items running out. Next time I would skip the breakfast and find another local cafe just to try something other than the continental buffet. It is convenient to prepay for breakfast and get a discounted rate. You can buy coffee separately though if you just want that and not the full buffet.
Corina, us2 night trip
Good 6,0
Doors slam constantly
Kex is really cute- awesome decor. Staff is friendly and helpful. But the door closers on the heavy metal doors do nothing to prevent slamming. So you're CONSTANTLY hearing doors slam- sometimes you can actually feel the vibration too. To me, this is a basic thing you need to do right. Other issues: ladders on the bunk beds are very hard to climb- poor design and the room is just kind of stuffy/stale. Also- just be forewarned, there's a really big construction project right next door. I haven't heard noise since it's the weekend, but it's likely this place will have construction noise for the near future.
ieOther trip
Exceptional 10,0
Hip hostel in a great location.
KEX Hostel has a very cool vibe - decorated like a hip boutique hotel. The private rooms are of a decent size and some look out onto the ocean. Lobby bar is cool enough to be a local hangout. Location is great - its a 5 minute walk to the main pedestrian street in Reykjavik. Bathrooms were communal (as in 9th grade PE gym class showers communal) but were clean. You better get used to it in Iceland anyway so not an issue for me. I would definitely stay here again.
usOther trip
Very good 8,0
Great hostel to meet people
Overall this was a great spot. My private room was pretty nicely decorated - very quaint and old school. The one problem with the room was it was soooo dusty in there. My allergies were terrible the entire stay. That would have been a quick fix but I'm pretty sure aside from the changing the sheets from guest to guest, they do absolutely no other cleaning in the rooms whatsoever. I stayed there for six days and I never received a new towel and they also never even took out my trash for the entire stay... That was pretty ridiculous. Other than that, the hostel bar is awesome - Great food and awesome place to meet fellow travelers. Even with the cleanliness factor, I would still recommend this hostel.
us5 night trip

Kex Hostel Reykjavík

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