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Hostel Kex

Last updated: 13 December, 2022

This hostel is located in a refurbished biscuit factory by the sea in central Reykjavik (kex is Icelandic for biscuit).

The chic vintage design moves it a cut above the classic hostel; it’s also got its own library, gym and pizza restaurant, as well as a hair salon in the basement. You can also arrange tours here and hire bikes for exploring the city.

There are four-, six-, ten- and 16-bed dorm rooms available – with shared bathrooms – plus private family rooms and even two hotel-quality, en-suite rooms.

As hostels go, it’s top quality, and great value in an otherwise expensive city.


Surrounding area

Kex is just off the main street, Laugavegur, in a quiet residential neighbourhood close to the Hlemmur bus station.

It’s not an aesthetically-pleasing area by any means, with dark grey concrete buildings and a slightly gritty feel about the place, but just a short walk down the road are the busy bars, bright cafés and shops of Reykjavik’s old town, as well as the sea and a shoreline path.


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General amenities

Key facilities

Airport transfers: Not available
Beach: None
Fitness centre
Fitness classes
Golf course
Hot tub
Kids club
: On-site *
Pool (adults only)
Pool (indoor)
Pool (outdoor)
Pool (kids)
Tennis courts
WiFi: Free

Food & drink

All inclusive
Kids menu
Restaurant on-site
Self catering
Additional charge

Room amenities

Room types


Room facilities

Air conditioning
Flat screen TV
Hot tub (private)
Pool (private)
Tea & coffee making facilities

Bedding options

2+ bedrooms
3+ beds
Connecting rooms
Rollaway/sofa bed