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KEX Hostel

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  • Perfect Location
  • Marvellous Staff
  • Excellent Cleanliness
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  • Perfect Location
  • Marvellous Staff
  • Excellent Cleanliness

Property Description

KEX. It's the Icelandic word for 'biscuit' and new social hostel in Reykjavik. What's not to love?

Housed in an old biscuit factory in the heart of Reykjavik, KEX is just steps from all the bars, clubs, and music venues that give this city its legendary reputation. It's also a painless distance from late-night munchies and a mind-boggling array of coffee houses, shops, and tourist attractions.

Of course, you might not even want to venture outside of the hostel with all its features, including a café and bar, lounge area, heated outdoor patio, tourist information desk, laundry room and free Wi-Fi.

In addition to our dormitory rooms we offer three different double rooms.
The Double Plus has one double bed, a private bathroom, linens and towels and a fantastic seaside view.
The Double Standard has one double bed (of the most clever convertible design in case you get tired of being so close to your travel partner), shared bathrooms, linens and towels and - if you are lucky - the same fantastic view.
The Twin Private has two single beds, linens and towels and a better-than-average chance of making your friends back home quite jealous indeed.

Ladies - for your comfort and peace-of-mind, we offer female-only dorms. If you would prefer to reserve a bed in such a dorm, please make sure to do so directly from the reservation window. If none are available, you are welcome to contact us after booking to double-check.

Families - a few of our four-bed dorms are equipped with bunk beds which can be pushed together to form what we like to call a double bunk bed. This has Mom and Dad on the bottom and kids on top. Baby cribs are also available to families traveling with a diaper bag. Please be sure to contact us after booking in order to arrange for this type of room. Space is limited, and family rooms are reserved on a first-come basis.

Children under the age of 3 stay for free and children under 12 pay 50%. The same is true for many of the excursions which can be booked directly from the hostel reception.

Two guest kitchenettes and private laundry facilities are also available. And with a variety of rooms for up to 200 guests, you'll have no problem meeting interesting new travel buddies from exotic places.

Our hostel just oozes personality and soul, just like our guests. Every piece of décor has a story to tell. Using salvaged materials and found objects from various sources, the design is an organic concept blending Iceland’s past with a modern, international twist. The raw industrial spaces and vintage furnishings combine to give it a homey, eclectic feel.

With the affordable nightly rates, you’ll still have enough cash left over to enjoy a few pints of Viking beer or sample some local delicacies like hákarl‎ and brennivín.

We’re located in the centre of Reykjavik with a view across the bay to Mt. Esja. The old factory that houses KEX is also home to studios of various artists, dancers, and fashion designers. We’re within an easy walking distance to the city's interesting nightlife, restaurants, shopping streets, cultural attractions and other points of interest in the city centre. To reach those places a little further afield, the hostel is well connected to the city’s public bus system.

Please note that children under 16 cannot stay in shared dorms. Children over 16 years of age can stay in shared dorms when travelling with a guardian.

Reviews & Ratings

8.7
  • Value For Money 8.0

  • Security 9.0

  • Location 9.3

  • Staff 8.7

  • Atmosphere 9.0

  • Cleanliness 8.5

  • Facilities 8.4


Latest Reviews

  • 9.7

    Superb

    17 May 2018
    This hostel is super cute!! Absolutely loved it. Only complaint about Iceland is that everything is expensive- dinner at the hostel included.
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 9.1

    Superb

    19 May 2018
    Awesome decor, friendly staff, and great music in the common area. I would recommend this place if you are looking to meet new people - mostly younger crowds. I was able to meet quite a few locals here and was told that this is the place where the locals come to drink and socialize. Great location - about a 15 minute walk from Iceland's famous hot stand that you must try! There are lockers to secure your belongings in the rooms. Overall, I would definitely recommend this place!
    Canada, Female, 18-24
  • 8.9

    Fabulous

    18 May 2018
    Kex is great. Very popular downstairs and nice clean sleeping area. Good beer on tap, and the location is okay.
    USA, Male, 18-24
  • 8.6

    Fabulous

    17 May 2018
    KEX is very good compared to other iceland hostels. Free towel, a decent amount of shared bathrooms, a kitchen on each floor and big lockers. Staff let's you call tours etc if you need help. The pub is great but full of loud big groups of people so not the best for making friends but still a good atmosphere and really good location for the price! Would stay again.
    Canada, Female, 18-24
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Facilities

Free
  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free WiFi
General
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Book Exchange
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • Card Phones
  • Common Room
  • Hair Dryers
  • Hair Dryers For Hire
  • Hot Showers
  • Key Card Access
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Reading Light
  • Security Lockers
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Washing Machine
Services
  • 24 Hour Reception
  • 24 Hour Security
  • Airport Transfers
  • Bicycle Hire
  • Late check-out
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Luggage Storage
  • Reception (limited hours)
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels for hire
Food & Drink
  • Bar
  • Cafe
  • Meals Available
  • Restaurant
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
Entertainment
  • Board Games

Awards

  • 2014

    1st, Country Winners Iceland

  • 2013

    1st, Country Winners Iceland

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Policies

  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • No Curfew

Things to Note

Children under the age of 3 stay for free and children under 12 pay 50%. The same is true for many of the excursions which can be booked directly from the hostel reception. For beds in 10 or bed please note that you can either bring your own sleeping bag or add linen upon arrival for extra 1.100 IKR.
Lockers are available to secure your valuables. Bring a lock or buy one from us.


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