Youth and backpacker hostel downtown
Housed in an old biscuit factory in downtown Reykjavik and furnished with salvaged materials and objects found in various places, KEX is an organic concept blending a vintage industrial feel with an eclectic, contemporary touch.
More than just a hostel, KEX is like a home away from home. Here you will find a variety of dorms and rooms for up to 138 guests along with a café and bar, lounge area, heated outdoor patio, tourist information desk, laundry room, old school gym, guest kitchens, meeting room, free Wi-Fi and more.
KEX is just steps away from an interesting array of cafés, museums, shops, bars, music venues and various attractions.
We boast a view over the sea to Mt. Esja across the bay. The old factory building that houses KEX is also home to The Living Art Museum and the studios of various artists, dancers, and fashion designers.
KEX is within easy walking distance to the city´s interesting nightlife, restaurants, shops, 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.
Drop in at the café for a cup of coffee and oven fresh biscuits. Have a drink at the bar. Enjoy the fresh sea breeze on our heated outdoor patio. Get the DOs and DON’Ts at the tourist information desk. Wash your clothes in the laundry room whilst pumping iron in the gym. Cook your own meal or make a snack for the day in the guest kitchens. Organise get-togethers in the meeting room. Connect with the outside world through our free Wi-Fi and feel at home.
KEX Hostel offers 32 dorms and rooms with a total of 138 beds on three floors, including shared accommodation in fourteen 4-6 person dorms and two 10-14 person dorms. Private accommodation (with shared WC) is offered in four family-style quad rooms and ten double and single rooms. There are also two hotel-quality double rooms which include private WC.
Our dorms are bright and spacious with comfortable bunks and lockers with electrical outlets for each guest. Guests have access cards to their dorm and the access is overseen by our staff. We offer mixed dorms as well as dorms for women only depending on availability. Showers and toilets are situated near to each dorm.
For those who prefer more privacy and comfort we offer guesthouse-style single and double rooms with made-up beds. The rooms have a nice ambiance and many offer a great view of the ocean and the mountains on the other side of the Faxaflói Bay. Showers and toilets are situated near to each room.
Ideal for families or groups of four, these private quad rooms come with four made-up bunk beds and breakfast is included in the price. A baby crib or an extra bed can be added to the room to fit in five persons for a small fee. Showers and toilets are situated near to each room.
Double Room Plus
Offering a little more luxury, these spacious hotel-style rooms come with all the room features you would expect from a comfortable hotel room: made-up beds and private WC.
- Café & bar
- Self-service laundry facilities
- Free Internet access
- Information desk with travel assistance
- Breakfast buffet
- Meeting room
- Secure luggage storage
- Lounge area
- In-room storage lockers
- Heated outdoor patio
- 24-hr access and security
- Old school gym
- Two guest kitchens
- Event calendar & book exchange
- Bike rental
- Currency exchange
Phone (+354) 561 6060