Thursday, 28 July 2011

To Know The Road Ahead, Ask Those Coming Back

So, ask me: 'Where should I stay in Reykjavik...and possibly have lunch?'

Answer:      Kex Hostel, Reykjavik, Iceland.

Another former biscuit factory turned into a quirky, stylish 'social hostel' in downtown Reykjavik.

Reykjavík Music Mess, Bríarí, KEX HOSTEL

Furnished with salvaged and found objects (note, the silverware and crockery don't match), the Kex hostel describes itself as "an organic concept blending a vintage industrial feel with an eclectic, contemporary touch." Over three floors, the Kex can accommodate all variety of guests with its range of dorm, family, double and single rooms. On this visit I stayed with my friends, but definitely on our next family visit, the double rooms with private toilets appeal.

Kex Hostel, Reykjavik

And lunch was delicious and affordable. Taking advice from the chef's partner, "where else are you going to taste skyr mozzarella?", I chose the Icelandic version of a caprese salad. Although the skyr mozzarella had its own unique, slightly sour taste, it looked and had the same consistency and texture as mozzarella di bufala and was indeed lovely.

Kex Hostel, Reykjavik

and as Kex reminds you...

A Good Traveller Has No Fixed Plans, Sunshine All the Time Makes a Desert,  It Is Not Down In Any Map; True Places Never Are, I would just like to add When You Forget Your Camera, Check Out Flickr...all photos courtesy of others (click on photo for source)

5 comments :

  1. Oh, it's almost like being there, Lois! Thank you for yet another wonderful report on the fire island!

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  2. Lois ... your back!
    Hope you had a grand time and had a good rest.
    I guess by now you must be very suntanned from all that Italian sunshine. Well blogging without your clever and fun comments was no fun so I am very glad your back! What a neat hotel and very nice website, thanks for sharing...

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  3. So inviting! Love that "mixed design" !

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  4. Yes, back (and beautifully suntanned) and so looking forward to catching up!

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  5. That place sounds terrific! I'm back too and absolutely not suntanned

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