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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
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Helsinki, Finland
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59 reviews 59 reviews
4 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Stayed at the Kex hostel, in their largest dorm, and it's definitely one of the nicest and cleanest dorm rooms I've stayed (and I've been to many!). The bunk beds were nice and blankets (extra cost) thick enough. The hostel has a funky decor so remember to take some pictures. The front desk has a great travel agency service and... More 

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Herlev, Denmark
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Terrible hostel. Much loud noise and talk. Even had some kind of concert till late just below my room. Dirty toilets and bathroom Staff was ok and the view from the room was nice, but every thing else ....... !!!

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Bern, Switzerland
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

we stayed at the kex hostel for one night. located at the waterfront, just a few steps away from the mainstreet - perfect! the front door looks little shabby, but what's behind is the contrary - a super stylish lobby, lounge and bar with awesome views over the waterfront. the sunny terrace is another plus. the rooms are alright -... More 

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San Francisco, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

I'll start with the short good. If you want a boisterous hostel then it may be worth looking into. They have live music if you're into that. And the hostel is in a decent location. Now for the rest. First, there are two rooms on the same floor as their restaurant (which is quite popular) and the window is adjacent... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

I stayed here by myself 2 years ago, and it was clean and reasonably priced. It's well decorated, and I've never been to a hostel where so many locals actually hang out and drink. There's also a really nice space in the back for live music.

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Los Angeles, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Kex Hostel is not only the best hostel I've ever stayed at, hands down (and believe you me, I've stayed in quite a few) it also was the most helpful and helped me make the most of my stay in London. First of all, the hostel's design is absolutely amazing. If any of you go to Soho house, well, its... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The best hostel I have ever stayed in - friendliest staff, coolest atmosphere, amazing food, great clean bedrooms, spacious and inviting common areas with staff so helpful and welcoming. They really go above and beyond what is expected. We were up late at 2am One night hanging around waiting for a transfer and the kitchen staff gave us free tea... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Staying here was my first hostel experience, as well as my first traveling alone (solo female) experience so I was quite nervous. However Kex was awesome. I didn't have very high expectations as I didn't know what to expect, but this place was so comfortable and "easy". The outside, my first thought was "what did I get myself into", but... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Everyone I know loves and raves about KEX... but I found it rather overpriced and dirty. I'm sure it's fun during airwaves when there's music happening all around, but if you're visiting Reykjavik, spring for a bed and breakfast or guest house. It will be the same price, and a much higher quality. In the morning, I realized I had... More 

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Millington, Michigan
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The room was nothing fancy but we had a great view and it was clean and comfortable. We never had a problem finding an available bathroom down the hall and they were very clean. The food and entertainment was fantastic. The beer select was great too. Would go back!

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