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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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Denver, Colorado
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38 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I stayed in the biggest dorm, but it was kept clean and the floor had plenty of toilets and showers. The room also had blackout curtains, which was important for the summer months. There is a well equipped kitchen and good wifi as well. The hostel has a bar and a nice patio in the lobby that often has live... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Loved this hostel. The beds are comfortable, linens are clean, many rooms have a view of the ocean or the super-cute outdoor patio area. Each floor has bathrooms, showers, a kitchen and a lounge. The bar/restaurant area in the lobby is large and comfortable, with views of the harbor, a variety of seating space, and a fun social atmosphere. The... More 

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Lund, Sweden
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Great looking hotel, rather hipster. But impossible to sleep early without ear plugs. But i suspect it's perfect for those that want to try out local Icelandic night life. No toilets in room, even though we had a twin room, but rather much cheaper than ordinary hotels. I had no trouble using the stand alone shower rooms, but water pressure... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This hostel was very great in service and everything else. Everyone is very nice and accommodating. Staff is very helpful in booking tours, or just telling you where to visit on your adventure to Iceland. Will definitely be back ! Not too expensive either. Thank you kex! We enjoyed our time and your positive attitudes with helping us find tours.

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Visually this place is off the charts!! An extreme amount of effort has been put into designing this retro paradise! Our experiences with staff varied from poor to really good. Facilities are good. Plenty of (clean) toilets & showers and a well equipped kitchen on both floors. The bar and hang out area is just super cool. Too crowded at... More 

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Teresina, PI
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The location of the hostel is very good. Decoration is OK - looks a little outdated more than "cool vintage". When I arrived the room was not so clean - I had to do some cleaning in the bathroom myself as well. Worst of all: at the reception desk someone was complaning about a flood being caused by one of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I enjoyed my time staying at Kex. The hostel was clean and well kept. I also appreciated that they provide a hairdryer in one of the bathrooms! The decor of the place is awesome! Felt like stepping into a Wes Anderson movie. Since I was traveling solo, I liked being able to meet other people at the bar downstairs. Everyone... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I stayed here for 11 nights back in June. I can't say enough positive things. Comfy, clean, and convenient. The food downstairs is also fantastic. Plus, what a great view! They have kitchens on all floors, which is helpful if you feel like cooking for yourself a night or two. Don't worry about the bathroom situation either. I was concerned... More 

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Winona, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I am in my late 30s and traveled alone for several days in Reykjavik, staying in an all-female dorm room. The hostel's common areas were decorated and maintained well and there were a variety of ages staying there- not just 20-somethings. If I wanted to be social, people were friendly and open to chatting, but when I had some work... More 

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Perth, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Close to the centre of Reykyavik Nice and helpful staff Bar & restaurant Met lots of good people here They run well priced trips out to Northern Lights etc Airport shuttle bus Well priced rooms with all the amenities

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