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Skulagata 28, Reykjavik 101, Iceland (Miõborg)
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
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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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3 reviews 3 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This hostel has a great atmosphere and very artsy decor. The customer service wasn't too great. We were moaned at by a member of staff for being in the wrong beds in our room - we didn't have much choice as other people were sleeping in our allocated beds! There is a kitchen / dining room with a fridge and... More

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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This Hostel has a great location, is budget friendly and has a trendy busy bar. The hostel has trendy/interesting decor and had everything I needed for a short stay. However, the shared bathroom and showers definitely needed to be cleaned more often, I didn't even shower there because I was scared to, and the staff was not very attentive or... More

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London, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Interesting deco and convenient location with great view of the fjord. Reasonably priced. The bar downstairs also serves some very good local food. Friendly and helpful staff. The downfall - because it is so popular especially the bar downstairs it can bet very noisy until the early hours. The hostel does provide free earplugs, the problem was I could barely... More

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great Hostel, great atmosphere, good food, great beers but a little bit noisy! The place is really nice, an old biscuits factory that has been re adapted as hostel. It super trendy, as most of the places in Reykjavik. I will recommend.

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Toronto, Canada
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54 hotel reviews
118 helpful votes 118 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I chose Kex Hostel to stay in because of it's unique design. It did not disappoint. We stayed in one of the few double rooms with TV, ensuite bathroom and breakfast included. It was a wonderful, large, uniquely decorated room. What I didn't expect about Kex was that the bar downstairs served some of the best food... More

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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This hostel has all of the amenities of a hotel but with hostel rates and a cool vibe. Each room and floor has key card entry and kitchen to store and prepare food on each floor. I found the rooms to be very nice and well kept with a full cleaning staff. I stayed in a private room with a... More

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London, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
6 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Absolutely enjoyed my time here. Booked on the recommendation of a friend and it was truly worth it. It is ideally location to the bus station, shopping area and town. Would definitely stay again! Friendly and helpful staff.

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New York City, New York
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This hostel was a great place to stay. It is very clean and well furnished. The bar and restaurant in the lobby area was really nice, as was the courtyard outside. I would highly highly recommend this hostel for anyone staying in Reykjavik.

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London, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
4 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Kex is a deliciously cool place. It's full of weird artefacts and eclectic art. The food was really tasty-I'd especially recommend the burger. It did get very busy in the bar/eat area though so just be organised about when you go down. The location is good, just off the Main Street and with spectacular views of the mountain wreathed in... More

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Toronto
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you're looking for a hostel with it's own personality, look no further than Kex hostel. This hostel has a super hipster design and is pretty clean compared to the other hostels I stayed at. Mind you, the beds were pretty creaky so if you're sharing a room with someone, don't move too much! Others complained that it was pretty... More

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Address: Skulagata 28, Reykjavik 101, Iceland
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Location: Iceland > Capital Region > Reykjavik > Miõborg
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 32
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