unique design will blow your mind away! wow! good job guys! every area is beautifully furnished, bar is is opened to the public what creates a fantastic atmosphere. there is a kitchen on every floor and is big enough to share with many people.. it looks clean and there is even a dishwasher! areas are sticky though and it should be swipped more often. don't bother paying 6£ for breakfast it isn't worth it, also you can make a good meal from free stuff! rooms are narrow but have lockers, there are bed side lamps and thick curtains - helps in summer. despite requesting a bottom and upper bed we didn't get it as someone has taken it already. staff said commented 'this is the way it is in hostels', there was a reason why one of us couldn't sleep upstairs.. oh well. showers are communal!! no idividual cabins- only one on each floor?? I know you have to label your food but since we arrived in the evening and planned to leave next morning before 9am we didn't just to find out that our food is on a free shelf (this is why is always so full I guess) and our pasta and plastic container have been thrown away!!! seriously????? I slept in MANY hostels around the world and it NEVER happend. fine throw stuff out but AFTER the check-out!! hostel is expensive, we stayed in a double room with breakfast for 15£ each (Pavi guesthouse) and had to pay 25£ for a bed in a dorm...
- 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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