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Kex Hostel Reykjavík

28 Skúlagata, Reykjavik 101, Iceland
+354 561 6060

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Kex Hostel Reykjavík - Reykjavik, Iceland
Tue 20/4
Wed 21/4
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Provider Nightly total $23 $24
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Distance to city centre

3.6 km

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staff were friendly in 318 reviews
great location in 296 reviews
bar and restaurant in 239 reviews
hostel was good in 225 reviews
bunk bed in 119 reviews
great place in 110 reviews
comfortable beds in 108 reviews
clean bathrooms in 87 reviews
great view in 68 reviews
construction going in 67 reviews
common area in 57 reviews
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interior design in 30 reviews
reykjavik in 29 reviews
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  • Excellent
    Mar 2018

    Great place with plenty of character

    Great place, friendly staff, and tons of character. The bar and food are so good that locals and other visitors from the area will visit even if they're not staying at the hostel. Location could not be better. Within 2-10 minute walk of Laugavegur (one of the main shopping and dining areas), Harpa, and convenience stores (e.g. 10-11). Highly recommended.

    Walls were a little thin, but it's a hostel so I didn't go into the experience expecting a quiet evening alone.

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About Kex Hostel Reykjavík


KEX Hostel Reykjavik is a place where travelers can come together in the center of Iceland’s capital. Offering a wide array of activities and services in a renovated biscuit factory, KEX has something for everyone.

KEX was repurposed as downtown Reykjavik’s social hostel in 2011. The hostel provides space for up to 215 people. Guests can choose between dorms and rooms. Dorms provide cozy bunks and lockers, while single, double, and twin rooms offer added privacy. For guests who want a more lavish stay, Double Rooms Plus present additional comforts of breakfast and a private restroom.

KEX offers a variety of experiences for guests to enjoy. Within the hostel is a retro-styled boxing gym, movie screenings, a barber shop, and a heated patio for sightseeing. Guests can eat and drink at the hostel’s gastropub, Saemundur I Sparifotunum. At this spot, the menu varies based on time of day and offers everything from brunch to dinner options. Guests can also choose to cook their own meals in the guest kitchens.

KEX Hostel Reykjavik offers a range of adventures for guests to take part in. Through their service, Kexland, guests can choose guided tours around Iceland, such as a jeep tour to view the northern lights.

KEX Hostel Reykjavik is a short 5-minute walk from the Barónsstígur bus station. Guests looking to drive can walk to the Procar auto rental agency, which is located just one minute away. Due to its centralized location, guests don't have to travel far to experience local attractions. Mount Esja can be viewed across the bay. Other nearby attractions include the National Museum of Iceland, Hallgrimskirkja cathedral, National Theatre of Iceland, and the Living Art Museum.



Free parking
Free airport shuttle
Free Wi-Fi
Pet friendly

8.0 Excellent

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Amenities at Kex Hostel Reykjavík

Free Wi-Fi
Airport shuttle (surcharge)
Ticket service
Street parking
Bicycle hire
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Gift shop
Laundry facilities
Meeting/Banquet facilities
Multi-lingual staff
24-hour front desk
Storage available

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Most popular landmarks

  • The Sun Voyager284 m
  • Hallgrímskirkja0.5 km
  • Listasafn Einars Jónssonar0.6 km
  • Harpa0.8 km
  • Tjornin Pond1.1 km
  • Radhus Reykjavíkur1.1 km

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