Housed in an old biscuit factory in downtown Reykjavik furnished with salvaged materials and found objects from various places, KEX is an organic concept blending vintage industrial feel with eclectic contemporary touch.

At KEX you will find a variety of dorms and rooms a café and bar, lounge area, free Wi-Fi, and more.

Sæmundur í Sparifötunum is the gastro pub at the heart of KEX Hostel. It’s not quite a fancy bistro but swankier than your ordinary pub grub, Sæmundur is that sweet spot in the middle, like the cream filling in the sandwich biscuit it takes it’s name from and was baked in the old biscuit factory.

Sæmundur serves food based on the Icelandic heritage, and comes out as honest, straightforward and a bit rough on the edges.