Published August 16, 2011
There’s a hip new ‘hostel’ in town that gives a whole new meaning to the word. Located literally steps away from Reykjavík harbour, with a gorgeous view of Esja, KEX Hostel is more like a guesthouse than any of the images that spring to mind when you hear “hostel.” Already it has become a popular hangout amongst Icelanders who go there to enjoy the restaurant and bar. In the unique building, which was once a biscuit factory (KEX means biscuit), there’s also a gym, laundry service, a guest kitchen and free wireless. Close enough to the main drag downtown, but far enough away from weekend festivities, we heartily recommend KEX Hostel as a nice hangout spot and a comfortable place to sleep.