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Skulagata 28, Reykjavik 101, Iceland (Miõborg)
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 2 days ago
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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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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I was here with a group of people also staying at Kex, so I shared a 6 bed all female room at ~$50 for one night (incl towel and sheets). Ok for one night; shower shared and basic. The bar area however is the place to be, with lots of different beers, and a great place to sit with friends.... More

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4 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This is one of the best located Hostels ever! This was a former Biscuit factory that has been furnished by artifacts collected from all over Iceland: Schools, libraries, and other such places. They have an amazing collections of books all over the place that are a mix of local literature and pop culture. All of this along with the crowd... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks 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 hotel reviews
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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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 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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Address: Skulagata 28, Reykjavik 101, Iceland
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Location: Iceland > Capital Region > Reykjavik > Miõborg
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