Kex Hostel Reykjavík

Kex Hostel Reykjavík

28 Skúlagata, Reykjavik 101, Iceland
+354 419 2858

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Kex Hostel Reykjavík
Wed 28/9
Thu 29/9

About Kex Hostel Reykjavík

  • Hostel Room
    An affordable stay with shared facilities
  • Clean and Tidy
    This stay has listed several different cleanliness practices.
  • Freebies
    This stay includes Wi-Fi for free

KEX Hostel Reykjavik is a place where travelers can come together in the center of Iceland’s capital. Offering a wide array of activities and services in a renovated biscuit factory, KEX has something for everyone.

KEX was repurposed as downtown Reykjavik’s social hostel in 2011. The hostel provides space for up to 215 people. Guests can choose between dorms and rooms. Dorms provide cozy bunks and lockers, while single, double, and twin rooms offer added privacy. For guests who want a more lavish stay, Double Rooms Plus present additional comforts of breakfast and a private restroom.

KEX offers a variety of experiences for guests to enjoy. Within the hostel is a retro-styled boxing gym, movie screenings, a barber shop, and a heated patio for sightseeing. Guests can eat and drink at the hostel’s gastropub, Saemundur I Sparifotunum. At this spot, the menu varies based on time of day and offers everything from brunch to dinner options. Guests can also choose to cook their own meals in the guest kitchens.

KEX Hostel Reykjavik offers a range of adventures for guests to take part in. Through their service, Kexland, guests can choose guided tours around Iceland, such as a jeep tour to view the northern lights.

KEX Hostel Reykjavik is a short 5-minute walk from the Barónsstígur bus station. Guests looking to drive can walk to the Procar auto rental agency, which is located just one minute away. Due to its centralized location, guests don't have to travel far to experience local attractions. Mount Esja can be viewed across the bay. Other nearby attractions include the National Museum of Iceland, Hallgrimskirkja cathedral, National Theatre of Iceland, and the Living Art Museum.

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Amenities at Kex Hostel Reykjavík

  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Wi-Fi available in all areas
  • Flat-screen TV
  • Meeting/Banquet facilities
  • Internet
  • Parking
  • Laundry facilities
  • Hairdryer


  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Wi-Fi available in all areas
  • Internet
  • Linens
  • Towels
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Shampoo
  • Smoke alarms
  • Heating
  • Body soap
  • Towels/sheets (extra fee)
  • Dustbins

Health and safety

  • Daily housekeeping
  • Physical distancing rules
  • First-aid kit
  • CCTV in common areas
  • Hand sanitiser in guest accommodation and key areas
  • Use of cleaning chemicals that are effective against coronavirus
  • Guest accommodation is disinfected between stays
  • Staff follow all safety protocols as directed by local authorities
  • Disinfection of high-touch surfaces

Services and conveniences

  • Earplugs
  • Ticket service
  • Safety deposit box
  • Concierge service
  • Mini-market on site
  • Meeting/Banquet facilities
  • Tour desk
  • Key card access
  • 24-hour front desk


  • Shared bathroom
  • Shower
  • Bathtub
  • Hairdryer
  • Toilet
  • Toilet paper
  • Private bathroom


  • Window
  • Sea view
  • Seating area
  • Lockers
  • City view
  • Storage available

Media and entertainment

  • Flat-screen TV
  • Library
  • Shared lounge/TV area
  • Books
  • DVD player

Things to do

  • Gift shop
  • Bicycle hire
  • Board games/puzzles
  • Darts
  • Evening entertainment

Accessibility and suitability

  • Non-smoking rooms available
  • Disabled access
  • Multi-lingual staff
  • Hypoallergenic pillow


  • Shared kitchen
  • Dishwasher
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge

Parking and transportation

  • Street parking
  • Parking
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)


  • Terrace/Patio
  • Garden


  • Reading light
  • Socket near the bed


  • Laundry facilities


  • Desk

Reviews of Kex Hostel Reykjavík

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10.0 Excellent
Pros:Great location, huge facility with a lot of group/private rooms, awesome common areas and a big bar/restaurant area that is popular with locals and travelers alike.
10.0 Excellent
Pros:Kex is a social hub so there’s always something going on in the bar and restaurant area
9.4 Excellent
Pros:Great place, friendly staff, and tons of character. The bar and food are so good that locals and other visitors from the area will visit even if they're not staying at the hostel. Location could not be better. Within 2-10 minute walk of Laugavegur (one of the main shopping and dining areas), Harpa, and convenience stores (e.g. 10-11). Highly recommended.
Cons:Walls were a little thin, but it's a hostel so I didn't go into the experience expecting a quiet evening alone.


28 Skúlagata, Reykjavik 101

What's nearby

  • The Sun Voyager284 m
  • Hallgrímskirkja0.5 km
  • Listasafn Einars Jónssonar0.6 km
  • Harpa0.8 km
  • Tjornin Pond1.1 km
  • Radhus Reykjavíkur1.1 km
  • The Settlement Exhibition: Reykjavík 871±21.1 km
  • National Museum of Iceland1.4 km
  • PADI 5 Star Dive Center1.6 km
  • Ásmundarsafn1.7 km
  • Sögusafnið1.7 km
  • Perlan1.8 km



Check in anytime after 15:00, check out anytime before 11:00


Cancellation/pre-payment policies vary by room type and provider.

FAQs when booking at Kex Hostel Reykjavík

  • Kex Hostel Reykjavík is located at 28 Skúlagata in Miðborg, 1.1 km from the centre of Reykjavik. The Sun Voyager is the closest landmark to Kex Hostel Reykjavík.

  • Check-in time is 15:00 and check-out time is 11:00 at Kex Hostel Reykjavík.

  • Yes, Kex Hostel Reykjavík offers free Wi-Fi.

  • Kex Hostel Reykjavík is 2 km from Reykjavik Domestic.

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Distance to city centre

1.1 km

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