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Berlin, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Kex was a cozy place with fun staff and a great atmosphere. The breakfast buffet was expensive, but impressive! Worth the money, in my opinion. The patio was cute and comfy. The beds were also comfortable. The room was spacious. I was in a 16-bed but it didn't feel crowded at all and had great windows. I went on the... More 

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I was so excited to stay here - and then so very disappointed. It might be my mistake because it does say "hostel" but the website touts that the deluxe rooms come with "all you would expect from a comfortable hotel room". Which is what i booked and was looking forward to. What i got was a dorm room with... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Great atmosphere and cozy. Clean and chill out. Live music was a big plus! Food portion was a little small but gourmet nonetheless. The staff are friendly and helpful too. Stayed there for 3 nights. Highly recommended!

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Scotland, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Original design , nice atmosphere. We met nice people there in room. Just a little noisy at night but it's just because people back in different hours. And yeah it's hostel lol. Clean, friendly staff and free food in fridge :D

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Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I found everyone really spoke highly of this place and I'm not completely sure why. I stayed in a 6 bed dorm which was tiny!!!! Minimal space for bags and terrible ventilation, fair enough they can't do much if someone's camping gear really stinks, but if there was more air flow it might not be so bad. The staff were... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What from the outside looks like an empty warehouse, soon opens out into a warm, cosy hostel. The interior is very attractive, and the staff are friendly and welcoming. The rooms are basic but comfortable, and the electronic keys are very effective. The hostel is right in the centre of the capital, making it easy to get to most places.... More 

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Barcelona, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I miss this place so much. I didn't stay there but went for brunch/breakfat. Amazing decoration, superb food and hipster vibes. You definitely have to go while staying in Reykjavik. It's expensive for european pockets but ok for iceland prices. Perfect spot to chill and rest. The bread with butter they have tastes like heaven. Also the burgers. Have to... More 

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Vevey, Switzerland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I stayed there for about a week and man It was great. The rooms are clean and spacious, the breakfast is great. You are close to the city main street and from Harpa. Great view from inside the hostel (you'll know what I mean when you get there). And of course the night life in the hostel is amazing, It... More 

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Antwerp Province, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Amazing place to stay but can be a bit pricey! Me and four others booked for one night after finishing the Laugavegur trek and it was awesome to sleep in these comfy bunkbeds! The service is good and the rooms are clean. The bar is an excelent starting point for exploring Reykjaviks nightlife!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was here with my friends in July for holiday. The hostel is centrally located , in front of the Reykjavik bay. Near you can find a fast food and a gas station. The Hostel has a friendly and available staff , while hygiene is poor in shared bathrooms . Prices are high but we are in Iceland, the cost... 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: $54 - $163 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 42
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