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An unofficial headquarters of backpackerdom and popular local gathering place, KEX is a megahostel with heaps of sociability and style (think retro vaudeville meets rodeo). The bathrooms may be shared by many, but KEX remains a favourite for its lively restaurant-bar with interior courtyard and water views.
Set just 250 metres from Laugarvegur shopping street, this central Reykjavik hostel offers guest rooms and dormitory rooms with free Wi-Fi access. Harpa Concert Hall is 1 km away. A seating area and a wardrobe feature in all rooms at Kex Hostel. Some rooms have a private bathroom with shower. Guests have access to a communal kitchen on site. A buffet breakfast is available each morning, while other meals are served at the in-house Sæmundur í Sparifötunum Restaurant. Drinks can be enjoyed at the on-site Drinx Bar. Leisure options include a communal lounge and a heated outdoor terrace. Hostel Kex offers free luggage storage. Bicycles can be rented on site. Whale watching trips depart from Reykjavik Harbour, a 20-minute walk from the hostel.
Please let Kex Hostel know your expected arrival time in advance. You can use the Special Requests box when booking or contact the property.