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Kex Hostel

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Skulagata 28, Reykjavik 101, Iceland
Kex Hostel
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3 of 5 stars reviewed 4 days ago
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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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

I stayed 3 nights over the bank holiday in May. It's a very popular choice for all sorts - individuals, couples, families. Great for socialising. It's a quirky place full of objects and charm. There's always something to look at. Reception can be a lengthy process due to the queue of customers and not enough staff to handle them. They... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I visited Iceland for all of one day on a layover flying back to Boston. Kex Hostel had great rooms, friendly staff, and a great bar with delicious food. Being in Iceland on a Sunday there wasn't much to do during the day as most things were closed. Regardless, after checking in I walked around the town and went to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Kex is by far the best hostel I've ever stayed in. Central location, friendly staff, clean rooms (and very clean bathrooms), comfy beds, good kitchens, free wifi, decent-sized lockers, and an amazing bar/restaurant downstairs that often has free live music. I've stayed at Kex 3 or 4 times now, and I'll continue to stay there every time I find myself... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

I think it's hard to call KEX a hostel... It is better than most hotels I've stayed in.... Super cool decor, amazing wicked helpful staff, great facilities! Showers and toilets immaculate, rooms very comfy and again really cool, some even with sea views! Food was amazing, atmosphere top class. this new age hostel with old age class. Loved every minute.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Had dinner in the ample bar of the Kex hostel, at reasonable (for Iceland) prices. A large place with a lot of charm, a few bookshelves, and live music in the evenings: all necessary if the local weather decides to keep you indoors for a few days. A recommended lodging in the Icelandic capital.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Good: Location - you can walk everywhere. Atmosphere - the lounges and kitchens are setup perfectly for meeting people and hanging out. Each floor has a kitchens which is very nice, and lots of personal bathrooms. Bad: The breakfast there is very expensive, but that is partly due to Iceland just being expensive, and not Kex, so don't buy it... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

For the price paid (slightly over 25 pounds a night), if you are staying with one other friend you can book a decent hotel for the same price. The hostel is really cold at night and it gets really noisy because the rooms are not soundproof at all. My towel had strange orange stains on it and there were no... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A perfect place to stay and share a drink with locals, and travellers alike. Our room overlooked the mountain , and we could not get over the beauty of Iceland, as well as all the great people we met while staying. In addition to a restaurant and pub, they hosted live music and created a really great environment. I miss... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Have stayed here twice now and both times I have been comfortable, and dealt with by unbelievabley friendly and happy staff. The location is fab, and the rooms are comfortable and clean. Cannot speak highly enough of this place. I miss it so much and can't wait to go back!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

loved this place! High recommend ! They were so kind and prices were good good! I have spent many time in hotels around the world but this one was chop chip! The location is also very good as well!!!'!

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