KEX Hostel

Skúlagata 28, Reykjavik, Iceland, Distance from city centre: 1.6km
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Rating: 86%from 28 reviews

  • 92%Atmosphere
  • 88%Staff
  • 86%Security
  • 81%Cleanliness
  • 93%Location
  • 82%Value for money
  • 82%Facilities
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, small fitness center, and free Wi-Fi. 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.

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 hákarl and Brennivín.

Prices are per person per night.

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Hostel Facilities & Policies

  • 24 Hour Reception
  • 24 Hour Security
  • Airport Transfers
  • Bar
  • Bicycle hire
  • Bicycle parking
  • Board Games
  • Book Exchange
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • Café
  • Card Phones
  • Common Room
  • Cooker
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • Dishwasher
  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Fridge/Freezer
  • Hair Dryers
  • Hair Dryers For Hire
  • Hot Showers
  • Internet Access
  • Key Card Access
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Security Lockers
  • Luggage Storage
  • Meals Available
  • Microwave
  • No Curfew
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Reading Light
  • Restaurant
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels For Hire
  • Utensils
  • Vending Machines
  • Washing Machine
  • Wi-Fi

Cancellation Policy

This property has a 1 day cancellation policy. Failure to cancel within this time will result in a cancellation charge equal to the first night of your stay.

Must-Read Hostel Info

This property has specific Terms & Conditions.

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.

Directions
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Most of you will be arriving from the International airport. Getting to KEX is a piece of cake.
Both Airport express and Flybus takes you from Keflavík international Airport to the hostel via their Bus Terminal in central Reykjavík. The driver will advise you of any transfers you may need to make.

If you are already in the city, there are also a number of city busses that stop just a few meters from the hostel’s entrance. The city’s main bus station, Hlemmur, is about a 2 minute walk from the hostel.

Located Near

KEX is located in the centre 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 centre. To reach those places a little further afield, the hostel is well connected to the city' s public bus system.

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