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Reviewed 2 days ago NEWvia mobile

this has probably been one of my favorite hostels I've stayed in. Very convenient location to downtown but still has an amazing view of the water. I stayed in a 16 bed dorm and it was fairly pleasant. Most travelers were respectful of people sleeping and kept it quiet. The room was kept very warm so I didn't feel the...

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Swansea, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The laid back atmosphere, decor and helpful staff were so great!! the rooms/dorms were clean and bathrooms and kitchen on our floor were always well maintained. We also booked a place on their own golden circle tour which was perfect with a lunch, beer, biscuits and entertainment provided! Great location under a 10 minute walk to the harbour, 5 mins...

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 6 days ago NEWvia mobile

I visited Kex Hostel a few years ago in February and had the best time. Comfortable room with great view of the snow covered mountains. Delicious food and friendly, helpful staff. It's opposite a car hire place which is really useful if you want to do some day trips around the surrounding area. The hostel is in a central location,...

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Wendover, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

Super cool hostel, great bar area, breakfast was awesome value and in buffet form. Check in way easy and dorms and facilities were clean and tidy. Easy to walk to all Reykjavik sights from here. I recommend a stay.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

Really friendly atmosphere, everyone is there for a good time. I felt very comfortable there with lots of interesting people to mingle with. Good value for money, we stayed in the 12 bedroom in the bunk beds. You can get fresh towels every day! Would recommend KEX so you can spend money on more amazing experiences in Iceland. Also a...

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Indiana
Reviewed 1 week ago

Don't let the entrance scare you because once inside it transforms into an eclectic environment. Great place for lodging and drinks at night - very popular. Every night there was a band playing. Breakfast was delicious. First time staying at a hostel and wasn't disappointed. Staff was very accommodating, assisted us with transportation to and from the airport. Gave us...

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Reviewed 1 week ago

I really liked this hostel. It is very hipster and groovy and I really liked the bar/restaurant area. The staff were great. I liked the option for a private shower room if you didn't want to use the larger communal showers. I stayed in a six bed dorm, it could have done with about 10 more power points in the...

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

- way too noisy. The pub was just downstairs of the hotel. I can't sleep under loud music and chatting after 12am. - the restaurant was like a bar, noisy yet crowded with loud music - bathrooms and rooms are too dark. I feel like Claustrophobic. + location perfect + cheap price for sole traveler + LOFT style design, a...

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Doncaster, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Pulling up to what looked like an unmarked wooden door in a dodgy area, we were completely surprised by the interior. Cool hotel come hostel. We paid 250 euros per night for 2 nights. There was a misunderstanding initially, and we were told they'd over booked, meaning our double with bathroom wasn't available. They quickly sorted tho. Room was spacious...

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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I stayed at the cosy and quirky Kex Hostel for 4 nights over New Years (29 Dec - 02 Jan). It is located right across from the bay in Reykjavik, a stones throw away from the iconic Sun Voyager sculpture and Harpa concert hall. Its location is also perfect for shopping and eating out, being a 5 minute walk from...

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
It' s the Icelandic word for "biscuit" and a social hostel in Reykjavik. What's not to love? Housed in an old biscuit factory in the heart of Reykjavik, KEX is just steps from all the bars, clubs, and music venues that give this city its legendary reputation. It's also a painless distance from late night munchies and a mind-boggling array of coffee houses, shops, and tourist attractions. Of course, you might not even want to venture outside of the hostel with all its features: a cafe and bar, lounge area, heated outdoor patio, tourist information desk, laundry room, and free Wi-Fi. Two guest kitchenettes and private laundry facilities are also available. And with a variety of rooms for up to 214 guests, you'll have no problem meeting interesting, new travel buddies from exotic places. KEX oozes with personality and soul-just like our guests. Every piece of decor has a story to tell. Using salvaged materials and found objects from various sources, KEX is an organic concept blending Iceland' s past with a modern, international twist. The raw industrial spaces and vintage furnishings combine to give it a homey, eclectic feel. With the affordable nightly rates, you'll still have enough cash left over to enjoy a few pints of Viking beer or sample some local delicacies like hakarl and Brennivin. In addition to our dormitory rooms we offer three different double rooms: 1. Double Plus - 1 double bed, 1 private bathroom, linens and towels, and 1 fantastic seaside view. 2. Double Standard - 1 double bed (of the most clever convertible design in case you get tired of being so close to your travel partner), shared bathrooms, linens and towels, and if you are lucky the same fantastic view. 3. Twin - 2 single beds, linens and towels, and a better than average chance of making your friends back home quite jealous indeed. LOCATION: KEX is located in the center of Reykjavik, with a view across the sea to Mt. Esja across the bay. The old factory that houses KEX is also home to The Living Art Museum and studios of various artists, dancers, and fashion designers. KEX is within an easy walking distance to the city's interesting nightlife, restaurants, shopping streets, cultural attractions, and other points of interest in the city center. To reach those places a little further afield, the hostel is well connected to the city's public bus system. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Kex Hostel

Address: Skulagata 28, Reykjavik 101, Iceland
Location: Iceland > Capital Region > Reykjavik > Miõborg
Price Range: $58 - $230 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 42
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“If noise is an issue, ask them for a room in the back of the hostel”
 of 5 bubbles Nonstop4, 1 week ago | Read review
“Stay higher up to avoid lounge/restaurant noise (live music is frequent).”
 of 5 bubbles 578jackd, 3 weeks ago | Read review
“choose room on ocean side because the other side rooms are looking at the club”
 of 5 bubbles yaln_zg, Nov 26, 2016 | Read review
“spring for the private room”
 of 5 bubbles KaciBSM, Nov 8, 2016 | Read review
“Avoid rooms/beds near common kitchen area and prefer higher floors if you have lighter luggage”
 of 5 bubbles anupdd, Oct 24, 2016 | Read review
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