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Kex Hostel Restaurant

$$ - $$$European, ,
28 Skulagata | T561 6060, Reykjavik, Iceland
+354 561 6060
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good36%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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European, Pub, Scandinavian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
28 Skulagata | T561 6060, Reykjavik, Iceland
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Kex has a great atmosphere and fun events but honestly the staff at the bar is so nonchalant and unattentive that you wouldn't want to go here for dinner. When ordering they make you feel like you are bothering them (that is after you have...More

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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

I visited Kex on the recommendation of my adventure travel guide, a local, while staying at the hotel next door. I am impressed. While still a hostel, Kex is also a very hip watering hole and offers a very good food menu. But don't expect...More

Thank Fergdawgster
Reviewed 15 August 2017 via mobile

We went for a bike race in Island. We started in KEX and ended up in KEX. Its a real cool place to hang up (inside or on the terrase). We had a kex burger which was excellent and a few beers - they have...More

Thank Falholt
Reviewed 18 July 2017 via mobile

I was staying at the hostel and decided to try the food, it was nice and I loved the atmosphere, but the "waiters" seemed quite uninterested, and I felt it was more a bar than a restaurant. In addition, the food was expensive. But nice...More

Thank MaudEple
Reviewed 18 July 2017

Stayed here on a friends recommendation for 2 nights on our first visit to Iceland--great food and atmosphere-lots of world travelers here--kind of like the bar in Star Wars-but felt much safer than that--Happy hour was reasonable--we had four of us in a four bed...More

Thank vickivet
Reviewed 18 July 2017

The dinner I had here ticked all the boxes for me. The baked Arctic char with lemon grass, ginger, fish sauce and crispy onion was delicious. The salad was an extra. There was a selection of breads to choose from and I recommend the sour...More

Thank Margaret H
Reviewed 14 July 2017 via mobile

One of my all-time favorite places in Reykjavík. The menu and beer selection are ever-changing but always too outstandingly good.

Thank Hedinne
Reviewed 14 July 2017

This was our last hooray before leaving Iceland and we chose a great spot for it. The food and service were great. I love that you go up to the bar and order so you aren't rushed and can eat at your own pace which...More

Thank danglowinski
Reviewed 14 July 2017

Stayed at the hostel and had breakfast here. It was good and the selection I guess could be called Icelandic "continental" (breads, spreads, cold cuts, sliced cheese, hard boiled eggs, cucumbers, tomatoes, yogurt, cereal, porridge, juices and coffee). It's laid back with a great view....More

Thank stellatreks
Reviewed 13 July 2017

This restaurant was a bit hard to find, there was no sign at the door other than a small sign naming the hostel. Nice view from the bar, cool interior and ok food. This place is probably best for beer with friends, would probably skip...More

Thank Birgit L
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Joe B
16 April 2017|
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hi there -- i'm not sure, but you can always connect with the hotel via facebook, and they'll reply to your messages pretty quickly
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
View, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
07:00 - 12:00
13:00 - 23:00
07:00 - 10:00
12:00 - 23:00
07:00 - 10:00
12:00 - 23:00
07:00 - 10:00
12:00 - 23:00
07:00 - 10:00
12:00 - 23:00
07:00 - 10:00
12:00 - 23:00
07:00 - 12:00
13:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 28 Skulagata | T561 6060, Reykjavik, Iceland
  • Location: Europe  >  Iceland  >  Capital Region  >  Reykjavik
  • Phone Number: +354 561 6060
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