Kex Hostel

Top choice hostel in Laugavegur & Skólavörðustígur
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An unofficial headquarters of backpackerdom and popular local gathering place, KEX is a megahostel with heaps of sociability and style (think retro vaudeville meets rodeo). The bathrooms may be shared by many, but KEX remains a favourite for its lively restaurant-bar with interior courtyard and water views.

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Quick description

Set just 250 metres from Laugarvegur shopping street, this central Reykjavik hostel offers guest rooms and dormitory rooms with free Wi-Fi access. Harpa Concert Hall is 1 km away. A seating area and a wardrobe feature in all rooms at Kex Hostel. Some rooms have a private bathroom with shower. Guests have access to a communal kitchen on site. A buffet breakfast is available each morning, while other meals are served at the in-house Sæmundur í Sparifötunum Restaurant. Drinks can be enjoyed at the on-site Drinx Bar. Leisure options include a communal lounge and a heated outdoor terrace. Hostel Kex offers free luggage storage. Bicycles can be rented on site. Whale watching trips depart from Reykjavik Harbour, a 20-minute walk from the hostel.

Important information

Please let Kex Hostel know your expected arrival time in advance. You can use the Special Requests box when booking or contact the property.


  • Internet services
  • Invoice provided
  • Wifi available in all areas
  • Airport shuttle
  • Airport shuttle (additional charge)
  • Wifi
  • Happy hour
  • On-site parking
  • Tour desk
  • Parking
  • Packed lunches
  • Shared lounge/tv area
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Shared kitchen
  • Board games/puzzles


  • Free WiFi available


  • Meeting/banquet facilities
  • Laundry
  • Luggage storage
  • 24-hour front desk


  • Facilities for disabled guests
  • Non-smoking rooms

Food and drink

  • Bar
  • Restaurant