We live in Iceland and stayed there twice after having a night out in the city, both times great. The first time I had been to Kex was to meet friends in the bar, which is not exactly cheap, but the decoration is so amazing and the place so cosy and everything is just so cool that it really doesn't matter. So since being there a few times I was very curious about the rooms.
You can either share a room with other people, or book a double room. We stayed in one of the double rooms, I loved the economic vintagey decoration, the view right in front of the sea... and the bed... ohhhh just amazing. From all the hotels I've stayed in Iceland so far that was the best bed ever. New and confortable. I slept so well!!
The bathrooms are all shared, but there are many on each floor, so I never had to wait. They were very clean.
They also have a laundry room and the staff were very, very helpful on the 2nd time we stayed there - we found ourselves in the middle of a tempest and almost all clothes we had were drenched. It was around midnight but they opened the room for us and let us use the drier.
It's very well located. You can walk everywhere from there, well everywhere in the city center. It's near some very nice restaurants.
This was my very first experience staying in a hostel, and must say there can't possibly be any other better than that. I strongly recommend staying here, even if you've never stayed in a hostel before. It's way better than many regular hotels.
Did I mention it was the most comfortable bed I've ever slept on here?
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- It' s the Icelandic word for "biscuit" and a 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: a cafe and bar, lounge area, heated outdoor patio, tourist information desk, laundry room, and free Wi-Fi. Two guest kitchenettes and private laundry facilities are also available. And with a variety of rooms for up to 214 guests, you'll have no problem meeting interesting, new travel buddies from exotic places. KEX oozes with personality and soul-just like our guests. Every piece of decor has a story to tell. Using salvaged materials and found objects from various sources, KEX 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 hakarl and Brennivin. In addition to our dormitory rooms we offer three different double rooms: 1. Double Plus - 1 double bed, 1 private bathroom, linens and towels, and 1 fantastic seaside view. 2. Double Standard - 1 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. 3. Twin - 2 single beds, linens and towels, and a better than average chance of making your friends back home quite jealous indeed. LOCATION: KEX is located in the center of Reykjavik, with a view across the sea to Mt. Esja across the bay. The old factory that houses KEX is also home to The Living Art Museum and studios of various artists, dancers, and fashion designers. KEX is within an easy walking distance to the city's interesting nightlife, restaurants, shopping streets, cultural attractions, and other points of interest in the city center. To reach those places a little further afield, the hostel is well connected to the city's public bus system. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Kex Hotel