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Skulagata 28, Reykjavik 101, Iceland (Miõborg)
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
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3 of 5 stars reviewed 6 days ago
JoeyLin1988 Bristol
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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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5 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The atmosphere and decoration is really unique. But on my arrive day, the receptionist had no smile and ignore me when I approach. After I said I would like to check in, she just ask me to wait because she's reply some msg on facebook.(Her eyes were stick on the screen and looks impatient) That's very awful first impression, but... More

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12 hotel reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Stayed here for 3 nights, wish I had of done a little more research and stayed elsewhere. I mainly chose this hostel for its location, but everything is close and walking distance. I stayed in the largest room they had because of the price which yes everything is expensive in Iceland but wow, I expected a little more for what... More

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Joensuu
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We didn't just know what to come. We (old people) came on Sunday evening. All the others so young (and noisy). The rooms, not nice. Beds? Showers not nice. At the first time. Then we used to all of it. The other day was much easier. We realised what the place KEX is. It's wonderful for young travellers. We old... More

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Eze-sur-mer
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17 reviews 17 reviews
9 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

It´s a bit expensive for the double rooms, but what the heck! How often are you on Iceland?? The place is fab - bar is cppl - good coffee, big breakfast and good location. Very helpful staff, cosmo crowd.

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Dublin, Ireland
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The accommodation is pretty basic, and the bathrooms are unpleasant. It's very expensive for what you get. The bar is a hipster's dream though. Maybe just call in for a pint and sleep somewhere else...

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Brooklyn, New York
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

KEX works for one very specific scenario: if you are traveling alone or the primary purpose of your trip is to meet other travelers. If you are just looking for a nice place to stay, this is not the place. It's very overpriced, and while it's not a terrible property there are so many better options in Reykjavik on Airbnb.... More

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Timisoara, Romania
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The rooms were quiet enough at night, modern keys, good blinds (they are very important in the summer), the toilets and shower were very clean and modern, nice atmosphere in the bar, concerts happening as well.

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Santa Monica, California
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51 reviews 51 reviews
40 hotel reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The first challenge that came to mind when I walked up the steps of this place was, are these Abbot or Silver Lake hipsters? Irrelevant. There are a number of beers on tap and there's a setup for live music. The place is clean and has an open floor plan. I came here in the day and it was pretty... More

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Warsaw, Poland
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

KEX staff is great. No question about it. They helped us a lot before coming to Reykjavik (gave advice, booked transport from the airport, helped us with Blue Lagoon). Then, there was no problem with the check-in at 1 am. And there were still people in the common room. Great breakfasts - porridge with great jam (3 kinds), warm and... More

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London, United Kingdom
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38 reviews 38 reviews
11 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a phenomenal hostel. Huge communal space with a trendy hipster style bar area always buzzing with life. The restaurant serves up one of the best burgers in town and the bar has an affordable happy hour. I stayed here twice… once in a 16 bed mixed dorm… which was loud and a little crazy, but to be expected... More

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Address: Skulagata 28, Reykjavik 101, Iceland
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Location: Iceland > Capital Region > Reykjavik > Miõborg
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