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Kex Hostel

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Skulagata 28, Reykjavik 101, Iceland
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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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New York City, New York
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4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Loved the decor and atmosphere of this place. A boutique hostel with a Brooklyn hipster vibe, tons of locals frequenting the bar/restaurant in the evenings. Live music, good for a pre-dinner drink or laid-back meal. The burger and dinner mains were both really good, actually. Double room with private WC was spacious, comfortable, perfect if you want some privacy but... More 

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Bellingham, Washington
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27 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I stayed here for 6 days and never had any problems. Staff is friendly, lots of amenities, great location, bar, kitchens. Absolutely spotless. Great place for people of all ages! Not just for the young travelers, but families too!

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Melbourne, Australia
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55 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Given how expensive Iceland is (although cheaper than Norway!), this hostel is a great place to stay - right on the waterfront overlooking the bay, within easy walking distance of the city centre, and with a bar / restaurant as well. The rooms are comfortable (although mixed gender, so be warned) and very well heated. The showers are great -... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Stayed in a dorm for three nights with no problem. Reception has ear plugs which are needed for the music down stairs. Dorms were a bit hot and stuffy. Bathrooms are used by many and there are private showers along with communal ones. Breakfast is ok. A good base for Reykjavik. They are strict with their check in time but... More 

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New York
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

There were stains on my towel, blood stains on my pillow, and a band was playing on Saturday night. While I am very much pro-fun, I had to leave at 6:30 am the next day for my flight, and the bass and drums were so loud it was shaking the lockers in the room. It was not ideal. When I... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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12 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Stayed here for two nights in between trips around Iceland. Great place for meeting other solo travellers, the bar is a social place to hang out to get to know other people and to share travel stories and tips. I had a bit of waiting to do before going on my other trips so it was perfect. The rooms are... More 

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Philadelphia, PA
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15 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My fiancé and I spent a week traveling around the southern coast of Iceland last October. We chose Kex as our first stay- for the convenience of transport from the airport (nice after our red eye) as well as the unique decor, young feel the hostel had. We loved Kex for the young crowd and younger appeal of the place,... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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63 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Amazing hostel! So close to everything and what an awesome vibe. The bar area is so cool that even locals stop in for a drink. My only grievance is that the bathrooms could have been a little cleaner. Still, really a great hostel. We had a blast and I would definitely stay there again. Great breakfast buffet at reasonable price... More 

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Kaohsiung, Taiwan
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13 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stayed in a double room for one night, and women-only dorm for 4 for 2 nights in mid July 2015. Excellent sites:- friendly and knowledgable staff; good location and healthy breakfast. Jazz night on a Tuesday evening:- many customers may enjoy in its lovely music but I have to catch shuttle at 04:30 next morning. And, during summer time when... More 

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Berlin, Germany
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26 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very nice hostel with a lovely bar. We had a small but cosy double room with view on the bay. Kex Hostel is located in walking distance to Reykjavik's main shopping street and sights. Tours can be booked at reception desk. The breakfast was delicious.

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