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Columbus, Ohio
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14 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This hostel was very rad. I love the decor and vibe of the open area, the patio, and the bathrooms were well done. The cocktails and food were good and the staff was helpful. I stayed in a 6 person bunk room and it was pretty simple but served it's purpose.

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Cork, Ireland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Stayed here last week as part of a crew for a mountain bike event. Very comfy clean beds , great showers , good food and a very chilled vibe. The staff are very nice to deal with aswell an very helpful . Will do their best to accommodate you. Can't really go wrong here to be honest .

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New York City, New York
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Definitely had a very local feel. To be fair we did not stay here (although my friend did and said it was a good one night stay). Bar scene was hopping even in the middle of the day. Lots of fun little nooks and spaces to check out. Very upscale, elite crowd. Drinks were good, pricey though. Convenient walk to... More 

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Moscow, Russia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I was lucky to sleep one night in this hostel known for hosting concerts which turned out to be an amazing place itself (in addition to Iceland and Reykjavik). It is not just a place to sleep, but a place to meet people from different corners of the planet, to share experiences, to enjoy the unique atmoshpere created and to... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great decoration and music however had a few vegetarian options in the menu. You're worth 5 stars, invest in some vegetarian main courses for the restaurant and kex will be my main place to have dinner in RVK.

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Boulder, CO
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

KEX hostel has created a very nice social environment. They have a great view of the bay. They have a lovely common area that has great wood tables and electrical outlets everywhere. Wifi connection is excellent. The food is very good and seems to be popular with the locals as well. Room and bathrooms are clean. The larger hostel rooms... More 

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Helsinki, Finland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have very mixed feelings about the Kex. As a place to hangout, have a drink and meet people it is very cool, straight out of the Hipster Hostels Catalogue :) However, for someone looking for cozy accommodation or even just a restful night of sleep, it is not the best choice. We stayed here on two occasions in July... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is the place to stay either if you are backpacking or just want to get to know the city. You have the option of private rooms or dorms. It has a great restaurant it is conveniently located. Just walk two block and you are on main street. Keep in mind it is not in the center of town but... More 

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Southeast US
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12 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Overall, this is a great hostel, but here are some things you should know. 1.) Facilities are awesome. Great place to sleep at night. 2.) The common area is basically the restaurant. It is not easy for a single traveler to make friends there. 3.) Recommendation for a single traveler is to do horseback riding the first day where you... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Kex Hostel is well located within the central area of Reykavik, and will not disappoint the most discerning of travellers. Lovely Rustic Decor, at the end of the world. All the facilities you need, most helpful reception staff, awesome breakfast ( highly recommend paying for inclusive breakfast, all the right foods to get you through the cold days). Rooms were... More 

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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: $51 - $192 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 42
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