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KEX Hostel

KEX Hostel

Skúlagata 28, Reykjavik, Iceland Map Send to a friend
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Accommodation Iceland Reykjavik KEX Hostel

KEX Hostel

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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, small fitness centre 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 6 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 138 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 The Living Art Museum and 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.

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Highlights

  • Free WiFi
  • 24 Hour Check-In
  • Airport Transfers
  • Kitchen Facilities
  • Bar
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Luggage Storage

Important Information

For a flawless experience, familiarize yourself with the following conditions:

Children under the age of 6 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.

We are excited to meet you, but if you absolutely must cancel your reservation, please do so by 2pm the day before your arrival (Iceland Time).

Lockers are available to secure your valuables. Bring a lock or buy one from us.

And lastly, look for us on Facebook. Friend us if updates are your thing; we like to keep everyone aware of what is happening in Reykjavik during their stay. Don't forget your bathing suit!

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Awesome 87%

This is a Trusted Review. Why?

The allocation of beds in the dorms was not accurate resulting in referring back to reception as guest were not sticking to beds that were allocated

Otherwise the best hostel ever !!!!

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4
Location
4
Cleanliness
5
Value
3
Facilities
4
Service
3

This is a Trusted Review. Why?

Since it's a hostel you obviously won't likely have a king sized bed to yourself, but as for factors like service, cleanliness, location, and having a variety of awesome things to do, this place is better than any hotel I've stayed at.

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5
Location
5
Cleanliness
5
Value
5
Facilities
5
Service
5

This is a Trusted Review. Why?

Very cool hostel with a bar in the same house. We had live music on Saturday! Good place to stay in Reykjavik!

Overall
5
Location
5
Cleanliness
5
Value
5
Facilities
5
Service
5

This is a Trusted Review. Why?

Is,s a great option to stay in Reykiavik a few days. The service, the decoration and the young ambient is very very good. It,s easy to know new people in this hotel to speak about the travels or the other things. Very near to the center.

Congratulations

Overall
4
Location
5
Cleanliness
4
Value
5
Facilities
5
Service
5

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Hotel Amenities

  • 24 hour reception
  • Airport Transfers
  • Bar
  • Bicycle Hire
  • Book Exchange
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • Café
  • Common Room
  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Hairdryers
  • Hairdryers For Hire
  • Hot Showers
  • Key Card Access
  • Kitchen
  • Lockers
  • Luggage Storage
  • Meals available
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Restaurant
  • Tours/Travel Desk

general

  • 24 Hour Security
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Towels for Hire

laundry

  • Washing Machine

communications

  • Card Phones

parking

  • Bicycle Parking

entertainment

  • Board Games

inroom facilities

  • Reading Light
  • Tea/Coffee Making Facilities

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