Housed in an old biscuit factory in the heart of Reykjavik, KEX is a hip hostel just steps from all the bars, clubs, and music venues that give this city its legendary reputation. Using salvaged materials and found objects from various sources, KEX is an organic concept blending Iceland’s past with a modern, international twist. The raw industrial spaces and vintage furnishings combine to give it a homey, eclectic feel. The hostel offers a cafe and bar, a lounge area, a heated outdoor patio, a laundry room, and a small fitness center. There are both bunk rooms and private rooms, of which two have private bathrooms. Two guest kitchenettes and private laundry facilities are also available. Bicycle rental.
• 32 rooms, including 16 private rooms
• Hotel opened: May 2011
• Interiors: Halfdan Pederson, Sara Jansdottir