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1 room, 2 adults

Start Hostel, Keflavik, Iceland

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

No-frills hostel in Keflavik
  • Free continental breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking
  • Collect nightsYou can collect™ Rewards nights here
  • Very clean and close to supermarket and airport. And very afforableFeb 24, 2019
  • We had a very pleasant stay at Stsrt Hostel.The place is very clean and the staff is…Jan 11, 2019
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Start Hostel, Keflavik, Iceland

from NZ$200
  • 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, Keflavik, Iceland


  • Reykjanes UNESCO Global Geopark - 37 min walk
  • Stekkjarkot - 39 min walk
  • Viking World Museum - 2.4 mi / 3.8 km
  • The Icelandic Museum of Rock 'n' Roll - 2.4 mi / 3.8 km
  • Blue Lagoon - 11.6 mi / 18.7 km
  • Bridge between Continents - 10.2 mi / 16.3 km
  • Hafnaberg Cliffs - 11.9 mi / 19.2 km
  • Gunnuhver Thermal Springs - 14.1 mi / 22.6 km

Getting around

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

At a glance

Key facts


  • 24 rooms
  • Arranged over 2 floors


  • 24-hour check-in
  • Check-out time is 11 AM

Required at check-in

  • Credit card or cash deposit required

  • Government-issued photo ID required

  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Travelling with others


  • Up to 5 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

Other information

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

At the hostel

Food and drink
  • Free continental breakfast daily
  • 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/lift
  • Terrace
  • Television in common areas
  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility
  • Roll-in shower

In the room

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

Start Hostel, Keflavik, Iceland’s small print

Also known as

  • Start Hostel Keflavik
  • Start Hostel
  • Start Keflavik

Mandatory fees

You’ll be asked to pay the following charges at check in or check out:

  • A tax is imposed by the city: EUR 2.62 per accommodation, per night

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.

Recent reviews

Superb 9.0 From 179 reviews

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, ieFamily trip
Exceptional 10.0
Clean Hostel
It's a clean hostel.
Marion, usOther 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
Perfect for a family, clean, cozy, with no frills
Clean, roomy, but not fancy. Bare bones, but perfect for what my family needed. Breakfast buffet was very nice, community kitchen came in very handy. Front desk staff was always friendly and helpful. Within walking distance of a decent pizza place. Beware, we booked this hoping to avoid needing a taxi to the airport the next morning for an early flight, but this hostel is on the wrong side of the airport to walk to the terminal, so we still had to take a taxi. Regardless, would absolutely stay here again.
Chris, us1 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, usTrip with friends

Start Hostel, Keflavik, Iceland

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