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1 room, 2 adults

Start Hostel, Reykjanesbær, Iceland

2-star2 stars
Lindarbraut, Southern Peninsula, Reykjanesbær, Iceland

No-frills Reykjanesbær hostel with bar/lounge
  • Free continental breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking
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  • This hostel offered the largest rooms of all the hostels that we stayed at. Ours had a…Sep 16, 2019
  • Very good welcome attentions and indicahions, good breakfast.Sep 16, 2019

Start Hostel, Reykjanesbær, Iceland

from NZ$226
  • Double or Twin Room, Private Bathroom
  • Double or Twin Room, Shared Bathroom
  • Triple Room, Shared Bathroom
  • Quadruple Room, Private Bathroom
  • Family Room, Private Bathroom
  • Bed in Shared Dormitory, Men only
  • Bed in Shared Dormitory, Women only
  • Triple Room, Non Smoking

What’s around Start Hostel, Reykjanesbær, Iceland


  • Reykjanes UNESCO Global Geopark - 40 min walk
  • Stekkjarkot - 43 min walk
  • The Icelandic Museum of Rock 'n' Roll - 44 min walk
  • Viking World Museum - 2.4 mi / 3.9 km
  • Útsýnissvæði - 2.9 mi / 4.7 km
  • Reykjanes Heritage Museum - 4.3 mi / 7 km
  • Duus Hus Cultural Centre - 4.3 mi / 7 km
  • Reykjanes Art Museum - 4.3 mi / 7 km

Getting around

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

At a glance

Key facts


  • 24 rooms
  • Arranged over 2 floors


  • Check-in time starts at 4:00 PM
  • Check-out time is 11 AM
Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

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

Travelling with others


  • 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



  • Free self parking

Payment types at the property

  • Cash

Other information

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

At the hostel

Food and drink
  • Free continental breakfast daily
  • Bar/lounge
  • Snack bar/deli
  • Coffee/tea in a common area
  • Microwave in a common area
Things to do
  • Playground on site
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff
  • Elevator
  • Terrace
  • Television in common areas
  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
Languages Spoken
  • English
  • Icelandic
  • Spanish

In the room

Freshen up
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
Stay connected
  • Free WiFi
  • Daily housekeeping

Start Hostel, Reykjanesbær, Iceland’s small print

Also known as

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


Guests can rest easy knowing there's a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, and a first aid kit on site.

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 sanitizer.

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.

The property affirms that it adheres to the Safe Travels (WTTC - Global) sanitization guidelines.

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.

FAQs for Start Hostel, Reykjanesbær, Iceland

  • Does Start Hostel offer free cancellation for a full refund?
    Yes, Start Hostel does have fully refundable rooms available to book on our site, which can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
  • Is parking offered at Start Hostel?
    Yes, there's free self parking.
  • Are pets allowed at Start Hostel?
    Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
  • What are the check-in and check-out times at Start Hostel?
    You can check in starting at 4:00 PM. Check-out time is 11 AM.

Recent reviews

Superb 9.2 From 65 reviews

Exceptional 10.0
We Stayed in Iceland for the week and every night slept in different places, But Star Hostel was the last place we stayed in, cheapest of all our places we picked, but was the BEST. Place clean, super friendly stuff; Everything you need you can find, rooms spacious and comfortable.
Juste, gb1 night trip with friends
Exceptional 10.0
Matt and Kathy from Boston, room 119
We had a very pleasant stay at Stsrt Hostel.The place is very clean and the staff is going out of there way to help. There is well equipped kitchen.The breakfast is plentiful and good variety. We would recommend it to our friends, and gladly stay there next time.
Kathy, us9 night romance trip
Exceptional 10.0
Clean facility, easy check in, helpful staff, place to leave luggage while sightseeing (free). Must take a taxi to the hostel from airport (at least at night) - about 25 euro so try to share it with others to reduce your cost. There are buses you could use to get close to the hostel during the day but don't run often. Single beds with linens including towel. I only saw 2 bathrooms (with shower) on the first floor. Excellent breakfast, clean dining room with staff working to constantly replace foodstuffs - free and worth enjoying.
Amanda, ie1 night family trip
Exceptional 10.0
Clean Hostel
It's a clean hostel.
Marion, us1 night trip
Very good 8.0
Good space and breakfast but expensive
The hotel is great for those with easy access to KEF. It is great to have breakfast included and with long hours. It is clean and spacious. It is very expensive and nothing is nearby to eat.
giuseppe, us2 night family trip
Exceptional 10.0
Great Hostel
We all really enjoyed our stay here. It was only because our layover was 19 hours long so we wanted to have a place to rest. Start Hostel did not disappoint. The room was clean and comfortable. The bathrooms were also very clean with great water pressure. They have shared guest areas and even those are clean. The guest kitchen is a nice touch because sometimes you just want something homemade. We also enjoyed the complimentary breakfast. My boyfriend and I really want to explore Iceland and when we do, we will make sure to stay here.
Walter, us1 night trip with friends
Exceptional 10.0
Nice hotel close to airport
Perfectly located near the airport, but difficult to find without GPS. Enjoyed very much the early breakfast buffet prepared to us at 3am. Clean room, friendly receptionist. Recommended!
il1 night romance trip
Exceptional 10.0
Very close to airport. I liked common kitchen. It made our life easy and we did not have to worry about late night food. We also liked very early breakfast. You could get breakfast at 4 am and head to airport.
us1 night romance trip
Very good 8.0
Great for overnight stay!
We stayed here overnight if you're flying into the airport right. It was extremely clean, the breakfast was so so but adequate, that's were extremely comfortable!
Linda, us1 night romance trip
Very good 8.0
1 day in Iceland.
We only had 1 day to explore the peninsula but we made the most of it.
us2 night romance trip

Start Hostel, Reykjanesbær, Iceland

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