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Start Hostel

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Shared Dormitory, Men only | Blackout curtains, free WiFi, bed sheets
Shared Dormitory, Women only | Blackout curtains, 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

267 verified guest reviews

Popular amenities

  • Free breakfast
  • Free WiFi
  • Shared kitchen
  • Bar
  • 24/7 front desk
  • Laundry facilities
Lindarbraut, Southern Peninsula, Reykjanesbær

Room options

About this area

What's nearby

  • Blue Lagoon - 18 min drive

Getting around

  • Keflavik International Airport (KEF) - 8 min drive
  • Reykjavik (RKV-Reykjavik Domestic) - 39 min drive


  • Langbest - 14 min walk
  • Serrano - 6 min drive
  • Kina Panda - 6 min drive
  • Kef - 7 min drive
  • OlsenOlsen Diner - 7 min drive

About this property

Start Hostel

A great choice for a stay in Reykjanesbær, Start Hostel is only 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. A snack bar/deli and a terrace are other highlights. Fellow travellers like the breakfast and size.


English, Icelandic, Spanish

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 or hotter
Follows the 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 sanitiser provided
Individually wrapped food options available for breakfast
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 24 rooms
  • Arranged over 2 floors


  • Check-in time from 4:00 PM until 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

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

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 on-site parking

Other information

  • Designated smoking area (fines apply)

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Free continental breakfast each morning
  • Bar/lounge
  • Coffee/tea in a common area
  • Shared microwave
  • Shared fridge
  • Snack bar/deli
  • Water dispenser

Travelling with children

  • Children stay for free (see details)
  • Playground


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry services
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff
  • Bike storage


  • Terrace
  • Television in common areas
  • Bike parking


  • Lift
  • Accessible bathroom (selected rooms)
  • In-room accessibility (selected rooms)
  • Roll-in shower (selected rooms)
  • Wheelchair-accessible path to lift


  • English
  • Icelandic
  • Spanish

Room amenities

Sleep well

  • Blackout curtains
  • Bed sheets provided

Freshen up

  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • 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 sanitiser.

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).


This property is managed by a professional host. The provision of housing is linked to their trade, business, or profession
<p>Guests can rest easy knowing that there's a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector and a first aid kit on site.</p> <p>This property accepts credit cards, debit cards and cash.</p>

Also known as

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

Frequently asked questions

Does Start Hostel offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, Start Hostel does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in, depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure that you check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
How much does it cost to stay at Start Hostel?
As of 7 Feb 2023, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at Start Hostel on 26 Feb 2023 start from AU$158, including taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Start Hostel?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitiser and social distancing measures are in place. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Are pets allowed at Start Hostel?
Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
Is parking offered on site at Start Hostel?
Sorry, there's no on-site parking at Start Hostel.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Start Hostel?
You can check in from 4:00 PM - 11:30 PM. Check-out time is 11 AM. Contactless check-out is available.
Are there restaurants at or near Start Hostel?
Yes. Nearby restaurants include Langbest (14-min walk), Serrano (2.7 mi) and Kina Panda (2.9 mi).







Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities




10/10 Exceptional

Great service. Friendly and helpful staff
Rebekah, 1-night trip
Verified guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Great for Families
We stayed during a longer layover with our 3 kids and it was great - warm, cozy and friendly. The only thing I would recomend is considering renting a car to get there and back, as the taxi was not particularly cheap even though it is close to the airport (15 min max).
Emma, 1-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Sarah, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Everything was good..
Adriano, 1-night trip with friends
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10/10 Exceptional

Good location to use airport. Wonderful staff. Clean. Good to meet young travellers.
Byoungjune, 1-night romance trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

This was a rare find for us to get beds for all 5 of us in a room together. The place was spotless and the gentleman at the desk was very nice. He even knocked at our door to tell us about the Northern lights. Great stay close to the airport.
Liza, 1-night family trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Excellent Accommodation
Excellent in comfort and cleanliness, breakfast is great and with very nice view of flights landing/taking off.
1-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Good location
helga, 2-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Excellent value.
Peter, 6-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

With the airport being approx 45km from capital, this hotel is great if you have a late or early flight. The hotel is clean, spacious, quiet, with, kitchen, dining room, and breakfast being served from 4am. Cannot falt this place. Would definitely stay here again!
1-night trip with friends
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