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Hob Nob with the in-crowd at Reykjavik's newest hostel

12th April 2011 Print

An old biscuit factory in Reykjavik has been renovated into a brand new hostel to open this Friday, April 15.

Hostel ‘Kex’, which is Icelandic for biscuit, is just steps away from the bars, clubs and music venues of the capital.

The owners, including Icelandic football stars Eidur Gudjonssen, a Fulham FC player, and Hermann Hreidarsson, a Portsmouth FC player, have retained many of the factory’s original features while adding a contemporary touch. Much of the hostel is even styled from original fixtures, with the furniture created from salvaged materials and objects.

Kex will offer more than just a bed, with a café and bar, free wifi, a gym, a barbershop, breakfast buffet, lounge area, heated outdoor patio, laundry room and kitchenettes.

The hostel has 32 dorms with a total of 138 beds on three floors, which are mainly in four to six person and ten to 14 person dorms. Private rooms are also available with four person family style rooms. For hostel luxury, there are an additional two hotel quality double rooms with a private bathroom.

Prices start at £23 per person per night for a four to six person dorm. For more information, please visit: or