New Reykjavik Hotel Is Bringing Wartime German Fixtures To a Cookie Factory
Reykjavik is getting a new place to stay, and for once it won't cost you every crown of your vacation budget. The Kex Hostel, set to open this April, will offer 138 beds on three floors, as well as private rooms with en suite bathrooms that make this an appealing place to stay even if you've given up your Rough Guide.
The name Kex is Icelandic for cookie, a fitting name for a place set in a retired cookie factory on the Saebraut waterfront. A release has more:
The owners, including Icelandic football stars Hermann Hreidarsson, a Portsmouth FC player and Eidur Gudjonssen, a Fulham FC player, aim to retain 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, breakfast buffet, lounge area, heated outdoor patio, laundry room, kitchenettes, free Wifi and a gym.
Rates for shared rooms will start at £23 ($37), but rates for private rooms aren't yet available. The decor definitely sounds interesting - from the looks of their Twitter page they're using tables from 1930s East German schools and wartime industrial lamps (German again). We're just hoping there isn't actually a tank parked out front when the doors open.
[Photo: Kex Hostel on Facebook]