Spotted / Reykjavik, Iceland / KEX Hostel
I’ve finally had a chance to go through most of my photos from my Iceland trip a few weeks ago, so this week I’ll be posting many of these gems on my site. The first is KEX Hostel which is where I first stayed upon arrival in Reykjavik. Doesn’t it remind you of the Ace Hotels? That’s what I thought when I first walked in. Formerly a biscuit factory (Kex means “biscuit” in Icelandic), two designers sourced the majority of the furnishings and decor from Pittsburgh and shipped them over to Iceland to fill the various spaces, including the restaurant, patio and the living areas. Half of the sleeping rooms are shared dorm rooms with bunk beds—mostly occupied by young backpackers; the others are private rooms which is what I booked. Compared to the other hotel I stayed at, this was the better option as it was centrally located, there were plenty of lounging spaces, and it was a popular spot for tourists and locals of all ages to convene for food, drinks and evening entertainment. All the meals they served were really delicious and we dined here a number of times.
101 Reykjavík, Iceland
tel: +354 561 6060
* All images by me, Leslie.