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Kex Hostel

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Skulagata 28, Reykjavik 101, Iceland
Kex Hostel
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Stayed there on my first night in Iceland, before leaving on a 2 weeks road trip around the country. The atmosphere and decorations are awesome, the staff is very friendly and the bar is definitely the highlight of this place. It's probably one of the rare hostel in the world that has locals going to their bar. Food is good... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We travelled to Kex Hostel our very first day in Reykjavik. It is a hip and happening place. The common area is always bustling with people, they have live music sometimes and it's a really cool décor. We got a private room for two. It was nice to have the extra privacy. It is cool because they have a common... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

After travelling Europe, I hate to say Kex wasn't the best hostel we stayed in overall but there are positives: 1. The bar is great atmosphere and full of interesting people. 2. The food is good although expensive. Free bread though and a kitchen on each floor! 3. Employees are super willing to go out of their way to help... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I chose this hostel because I hate hotels, hate tour groups, and hate over-paying for anything. I'm also not in my 20s so like a nice balance of sleep, fun, and comfort without being boring, quiet, and elder hostel. KEX is the bomb dot com. I shared a double room with a friend and another friend had a private room.... More 

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Turku, Finland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Kex hostel is one of the best hostels Ive gone to. There are two (small) supermarkets next to it and the main street just a 2min walk away. The rooms were clean and you have your own storage in the room (remember to take a lock with you). The breakfast was ok with the basic stuff. We did run into... More 

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Lund, Sweden
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Me and my boyfriend only stayed for one night since we were driving around Iceland (which I can highly recommend!). Both of us were pretty tired and didn't really experience that much of the hostel or city that day. The little we did see seemed great though. Friendly staff, cool design, well equipped kitchen and close to shopping street with... More 

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London, UK
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I stayed 3 nights over the bank holiday in May. It's a very popular choice for all sorts - individuals, couples, families. Great for socialising. It's a quirky place full of objects and charm. There's always something to look at. Reception can be a lengthy process due to the queue of customers and not enough staff to handle them. They... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I visited Iceland for all of one day on a layover flying back to Boston. Kex Hostel had great rooms, friendly staff, and a great bar with delicious food. Being in Iceland on a Sunday there wasn't much to do during the day as most things were closed. Regardless, after checking in I walked around the town and went to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Kex is by far the best hostel I've ever stayed in. Central location, friendly staff, clean rooms (and very clean bathrooms), comfy beds, good kitchens, free wifi, decent-sized lockers, and an amazing bar/restaurant downstairs that often has free live music. I've stayed at Kex 3 or 4 times now, and I'll continue to stay there every time I find myself... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I think it's hard to call KEX a hostel... It is better than most hotels I've stayed in.... Super cool decor, amazing wicked helpful staff, great facilities! Showers and toilets immaculate, rooms very comfy and again really cool, some even with sea views! Food was amazing, atmosphere top class. this new age hostel with old age class. Loved every minute.

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