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Kex Hostel

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Skulagata 28, Reykjavik 101, Iceland
Kex Hostel
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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36 reviews 36 reviews
5 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Kex was an excellent experience, and a great value. Bunks and showers were clean, and staff was helpful. Food is VERY expensive in Reykjavik, so Kex's kitchen came in very handy. Although a bit discombobulated, it was clean and friendly. (Just note, though, the grocery stores close EARLY. We kept leaving shopping until the end of the day, and kept... More 

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32 hotel reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I stayed with friends for three nights. In all regards this is an excellent hostel and one of the better, more modern hostels I have been to. The place has a good, relaxed atmosphere, being converted from a former biscuit factory. The bar and various sofa areas are good for relaxing or meeting other people. I went for the hotel... More 

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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited as part of a 12 strong group staying in two 6 man dorms. Basic clean rooms that served us well. Showers were at the end of the hall but again all very clean. The bar did great food and drink at a reasonable rate, staff were all friendly giving advice on what to see and do aswell as letting... More 

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Columbia, South Carolina
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28 reviews 28 reviews
6 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was very impressed by the beer selection at Kex. The hostel had the most extensive selection of beer options I had seen out of all the restaurants I went to. There was a "very unique" craft beer offered and the one I had was AMAZING. Floral or something, and they also had a stout other than Guinness so I... More 

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17 reviews 17 reviews
5 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I stayed here in KEX for about a week in Feb 2015. A busy hostel, with a lovely bar downstairs which is quite popular. Even I stayed there in winter which I guess should not be a peak season, it's still better to book ahead to secure a room. Location is very ideal, supermarket, shopping street, Hallgrimskirkja, Harpa the concert... More 

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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Didn't stay here but came for an evening meal. Good was reasonable for Iceland as were the drinks. Food was delicious - salmon was amazing and the chips with cumin mayo were very nice too. If I'm ever in Iceland again I will 100% go back.

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3 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stayed two nights with three friends in a four bed dorm. Whole place was professional, clean, cool and comfortable. My only qualm was a squeaky top bunk (I think we had room 310... first one on the left on the non-kitchen corridor) which we found hilarious but would have been mortifying for a lone traveller. There are some quite restrictive... More 

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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

KEX is like no other hostel I've ever been to. The staff were incredibly friendly and knowledgable. The hostel itself has a fantastic view and oozed a "hipster" vibe. The breakfast, though not included, was worth every penny, as were the dishes severed later in the day for dinner (often accompanied by live music). The shared dorms were wildly comfortable... More 

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Katy, Texas
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I stayed 3 nights in the female dormitory room with my 17 year old daughter. The location is ideal-- near the central city and right next to a bus stop. The hostel was clean, the staff was friendly, and the atmosphere was very hip and friendly. It was a great place to stay while exploring Reykjavik.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

I recommend this place 100%. It's a great hostel with a nice location. Nice decor. Nice and helpful staff. And a great breakfast. If you ever go to Reykjavik go there without a doubt, you will enjoy your stay for sure :)

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