2 stars

Kex Hostel

28 Skúlagata, Reykjavik 101, Iceland
+354 419 2858

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Kex Hostel
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About Kex Hostel

  • 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.

Latest deals for Kex Hostel

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*Total includes estimated local taxes & fees payable on check out.

Prices are based on 1 night including VAT, excluding local taxes and fees.

Amenities at Kex Hostel

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


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


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

Health and safety

  • Daily housekeeping
  • Physical distancing rules
  • First-aid kit
  • CCTV in common 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

Services and conveniences

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


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

Things to do

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

Media and entertainment

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


  • Shared kitchen
  • Dishwasher
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge

Parking and transportation

  • Parking
  • Airport shuttle

Accessibility and suitability

  • Non-smoking rooms available
  • Hypoallergenic pillow


  • Terrace/Patio
  • Garden


  • Reading light
  • Socket near the bed


  • Laundry facilities


  • Desk

Reviews of Kex Hostel

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10.0 Wonderful
Came back with my partner because I loved it before. Wasn’t disappointed. Great staff, atmosphere and facilities. Again privates a bit small but that’s the Nordic region for you
10.0 Wonderful
A bit small in the room department for privates, but I instantly fell in love with this place. The vibe to meet fellow travelers is unmatched - exactly what I look for in a hostel! Definitely coming back
10.0 Wonderful
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 Wonderful
Pros:Kex is a social hub so there’s always something going on in the bar and restaurant area
9.4 Wonderful
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 Voyager278 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


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Top tips for your stay at Kex Hostel

  • If you’re after a cheap room at Kex Hostel, then you should consider staying during the low season. The cheapest deals can generally be found in May and June.
  • Prices can also vary depending on which day of the week you stay. For the best room deals at Kex Hostel, plan to stay on a Tuesday or Wednesday. The most expensive day is usually Thursday.
  • The cheapest price a room at Kex Hostel was booked for on KAYAK in the last 2 weeks was ₪101, while the most expensive was ₪101.
  • How long should you stay at Kex Hostel? KAYAK users usually book their rooms here for 15 days.

FAQs when booking at Kex Hostel

  • Where is Kex Hostel located?

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

  • When is check-in time and check-out time at Kex Hostel?

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

  • Does Kex Hostel offer free Wi-Fi?

    Yes, Kex Hostel offers free Wi-Fi.

  • How far is Kex Hostel from the airport?

    Kex Hostel is 2 km from Reykjavik Domestic.

  • How does KAYAK find such great Kex Hostel hotel deals?

    KAYAK scours the web for all room deals available at Kex Hostel in Reykjavik and lets you compare them to find the best rate for your stay. Many different travel sites will offer discounts or deals at different times for rooms at Kex Hostel and KAYAK will provide you with prices from a huge range of travel sites. That means that you can always find a great deal for Kex Hostel.

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Value for money


Distance to city center

1.1 km

Nearest Airport

Reykjavik Domestic

Distance to airport

2.0 km