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Kex Hostel Reykjavik

106 locals recommend ·
About this place
KEX IS THE ICELANDIC WORD FOR “BISCUIT” AND A SOCIAL HOSTEL IN REYKJAVIK www.kexhostel.is
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Sævar
Sævar
January 15, 2019
Bar and music venue (former biscuit factory)
Betsy
Betsy
October 06, 2018
It is a very nice, lively place to hang out with friends. They often have live music playing and they have a blackboard full of house brewed beers that you must try! There is a great mix of both tourists and locals. The food is also amazing. Must try the Kex Burger!
Una
Una
September 25, 2018
Kex Hostel is a lively venue, bar+restaurant, often with live music (during Iceland Airways they always have some off-venue events, for example).
Michette
Michette
September 03, 2018
Food, drinks and music, great combination
Harpa
Harpa
September 02, 2018
Tuesday night jazz is a must! Free, starts at 20:30

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“Hallgrímskirkja church is Reykjavík's main landmark and its tower can be seen from almost everywhere in the city. It was designed by the late Guðjón Samúelsson in 1937, who was often inspired in his endeavours by the fascinating shapes and forms created when lava cools into basalt rock. Construction of the church began in 1945 and ended in 1986, with the tower completed long before the rest of the building. The crypt beneath the choir was consecrated in 1948, the steeple and wings completed in 1974 and the nave consecrated in 1986. The church features, most notably, a gargantuan pipe organ designed and constructed by the German organ builder Johannes Klais of Bonn. Standing tall at an impressive 15m and weighing a remarkable 25 tons, this mechanical action organ is driven by four manuals and a pedal, 102 ranks, 72 stops and 5275 pipes, all designed to reproduce powerful notes capable of filling the huge and holy space with a range of tones - from the dulcet to the dramatic. Its construction was completed in December 1992 and has since been utilised in a variety of recordings, including some by Christopher Herrick. Standing directly in front of the church, and predating it by 15 years, is a fine statue of Leifur Eiríksson (c. 970 – c. 1020) – the first European to discover America. Records suggest that Leifur landed on the shores of the new world in the year 1,000 A.D., that's 500 years before Christopher Columbus. The statue, which was designed by Alexander Stirling Calder was a gift from the United States in honour of the 1930 Alþingi Millennial Festival, commemorating the 1,000th anniversary of the establishment of Iceland's parliament at Þingvellir in 930 AD. ”
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“Indoor/outdoor geothermal public pool. The indoor pool was designed by state architect Guðjón Samúelsson (Hallgrímskirkja Church, University of Iceland, National Theater) and opened in 1937. The pool was recently expanded and now includes an outdoor pool as well.”
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Location
28 Skúlagata
Miðborg, 101
Phone+354 561 6060
Reservations
Yes
Credit Cards
Yes (incl. American Express & MasterCard)
Outdoor Seating
Yes
Wifi
Free
Menus
Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Dessert
Drinks
Beer
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