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Kex Hostel

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Skulagata 28, Reykjavik 101, Iceland
Kex Hostel
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday 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 yesterday 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 Decoration is OK - looks a little outdated more than "cool vintage".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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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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 1 week 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 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week 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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Leeds, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Tremendous location and a great feel to the place. Reception staff could have handled a couple of check in blips (none my fault) with a little more warmth. Fellow guests in the six bed dorm were partying late and making a lot of noise. Not the hostel's fault but could perhaps consider keeping some space for those needing to get... More 

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Pacifica, California
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

"This will up my street cred with my kids" A perfect way to sum up a fun and funky space to share a drink and a chat with locals, as well as the assorted hipster travellers passing thru Reykjavik via Kex. Food is good, bourbon and scotch selection is decent. And the atmosphere is built for a casual way to... More 

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Stillwater, Oklahoma
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The facts- plenty of clean and available bathrooms and showers, never had to wait. Beds are extremely comfortable and the lockers are huge! Location is not perfect but everything is still very walkable. Hostel doubles as a gastropub that is very popular for locals and really cool. Full Kitchens on each floor. Next to a grocery store which is very... More 

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36 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was only here for one short night but during my stay everyone was very helpful. They were able to store luggage and offered a breakfast in the morning (I didn't partake). It was definitely a bargain compared to the prices of other hotels. Hostel mates were nice and the bar was poppin' at night. I would highly recommend, especially... More 

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