Whoever said you need a lot of cash to stay at a hipster hotel? Even more than a place to sleep, Kex, set inside an old biscuit factory near the waterfront just a 10-minute walk southeast of the center, has become something of a scene with its lively gastropub Sæmundur í Sparifötunum, heated outdoor patio, and vintage barber chair (where a third-generation barber actually gives cuts on Thurs nights). Decorated mostly with found and salvaged objects, the sparse, clean accommodations with polished concrete floors are divided between private rooms, some with an ocean view and private bathrooms, and 4- to 16-bed dorms, both coed and female only, with electrical outlets and lockers for each guest.
Skúlagata 28l, IS
Our Rating Neighborhood Central Reykjavík Phone 561-6060 Prices June–Sept 27,700kr double without bathroom; 41,100kr double w/bathroom; 5,300kr and up dorms. Prices are 20%–25% lower outside of summer Units 43 Amenities Restaurant; bike rental; book exchange; guest kitchens; gym; laundromat; lockers; luggage storage; tour desk; free Wi-Fi Web site Kex Hostel
MapSkúlagata 28l IS Reykjavik
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