Kex Hostel is a lively hostel in Reykjavik, immensely popular amongst locals and travelers for its live music and social atmosphere. Those looking for an affordable place to stay, particularly those eager to meet new people and enjoy the city’s incredible music and nightlife scenes, will find no better option.
Location & Nearby
Kex is located just back from Reykjavik’s seafront, two roads down from the main shopping street of Laugavegur. This places it close to many major attractions. Hallgrimskirkja church and the Harpa Concert Hall, the two greatest feats of architecture in the city, are only ten minutes away on foot, whereas the downtown area, which boasts a wealth of galleries, museums, and bars, is less than 20.
The hostel is also close to the Hlemmur bus station, where you can easily access the more distant Reykjavik sites, such as Grotta lighthouse, and the surrounding nature, such as the Reykjadalur hot spring valley and Mount Esja.
Reykjavik has everything that a traveler could need, with all services and countless cultural attractions. Furthermore, Kex’s location means that tour operators will be able to pick you up from right outside the front doors and take you on a range of sightseeing excursions and classic Icelandic adventures.
Facilities & Amenities
Kex is a very large hostel, with rooms to accommodate guests of all budgets. Most are dorms in which you can rent a bed, with the pricier and more private choice being a four-bed-dorm, and the most affordable and social option having 42 beds.
Most of these dormitories are mixed, although there is a six-bed room exclusively for women. It is also possible to book a private room for groups of two, four and six.
For all of these options, you will have access to shared bathrooms and showers; however, there are double-plus rooms that have access to private facilities. Those staying in these larger rooms will also be blessed with stunning views from the windows and luxurious bedding, as well as free access to breakfast. Others have access to breakfast for a cost, but there are also large, fully furnished kitchens on each floor.
Kex is best renowned for its fantastic bar, which has a unique ambiance since the building is a converted biscuit factory. Live music is regularly played here, and the jazz is particularly well renowned.
Kex also has a function room for events called Gym and Tonic and a smaller additional private dining area.
Why Choose KEX Hostel?
If you are coming to Reykjavik looking to meet locals and other travelers, and to enjoy its vibrant nightlife scene, no other accommodation option offers what Kex does. Check availability by choosing a date.