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Spokane, Washington
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Kex is conveniently located on the water across from the famous Sun Voyager, down the street from the spectacular Harpa, mere blocks from the Hallgrimskirkja Church, and centrally located for easy downtown access to a long list of attractions, shopping, tours, dining, and nightlife. Kex, aka Kexland, in Reykjavik, Iceland is my third hostel experience, but my first “true” hostel...

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Garden City, Michigan
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My son and I went on a trip to Iceland and stayed at KEX Hostel. I had never stayed at a hostel and was pleasantly surprised at what we came across. The rooms were clean, the location was excellent with a beautiful view of the sea and the restaurant/bar on the main floor was awesome. We enjoyed live jazz music...

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1Thank Linnea J
Sandnes, Norway
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

An awesome time in Reykjavik! Kex is quite the big hostel, with nearly 300 beds! But It has a good layout and dosen't feel that big at all. There is a lot of travelers (and not turists!) here, witch gives the hostel a good atmosphere! As a solo traveler, this was a great place to meet other people! Reykjavik isn't...

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Thank ptByrkjedal
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I've stayed at hostels all over the globe, and Kex is easily one of the best I've found. It's in a great location in downtown Reykjavik. It's walking distance from all the major sites and restaurants. The Kex lobby includes a gastropub/bar that has gorgeous views of the bay and surrounding mountains. The bar had a 4 piece jazz band...

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Thank WarrenMoonjr
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

One of the most interesting and inspiring hostel I've been. Stylish, friendly, clean place totally fits Reykjavik. We have been there around Iceland Airwaves Festival what was connected with great concerts played inside. Totally great!

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Thank Agata B
Reviewed 16 February 2017

1st thing to know about Reykjavík if you're traveling on a budget: it was expensive before the tourism boom hit Iceland, now it's even more so. Kex is likely cost more than your average hostel and, if you get one of their single rooms, it might actually cost you more than a fully equipped hotel room in the outskirts of...

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Indianapolis, Indiana
Reviewed 13 February 2017

Stayed there for a week. People of all ages and from all countries. Good kitchens (bathroom showers could do with some cleaning), excellent kitchens and refrigerator facilities. Liked getting together with friendly people and chatting. All the staff spoke excellent English, very resourceful and knowledgeable about all sights around Reykjavik. Get the City Card - be value for your money....

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London, Canada
Reviewed 11 February 2017

After our camper van rental fell through we had to stay 2 nights initially in Reykjavik and we fell upon Kex. We loved it so much that we were glad we had booked it for our last night's stay in Iceland! I've stayed at many hostels and the atmosphere here can't compare to any of the others, I'm always comparing...

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Thank Pinkdresses
Reviewed 10 February 2017

We arrived to the hostel after half 10 from many hours of travelling and so we were unfortunately a bit exhausted to enjoy the scottish week festivities going on downstairs. however we have both said we would have liked to go down and get involved if we felt better. The hostel was a little bit hard to find because the...

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Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed 5 February 2017

Every single time I go to Iceland, a nights' stay or more at Kex is a requirement. I love the vibe, I love the hotel and its decorations. I especially love the breakfasts and I also really love the ease of access to the rest of Reykjavik! Its a great place to stay if you're after an upmarket backpackers hostel,...

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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
Region: Iceland > Capital Region > Reykjavik > Miõborg
Price Range: €61 - €286 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 42
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“go on tuesday night for live jazz and great food”
 of 5 bubbles DM_YYZ, 22 Mar 2017 | Read review
“If you are traveling with other people, it is probably worthwhile to get a smaller private space.”
 of 5 bubbles TomWilkinsonAA, 1 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Take advantage of the bar/restaurant - it's a great place to make new friends and get travel/tour tips and recommendations”
 of 5 bubbles 192kaylah, 1 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Get a view of the Ocean!!!”
 of 5 bubbles linneaj2014, 26 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Choose a 6 bed room. Otherwise, it gets too noisy.”
 of 5 bubbles mayaw99, 13 Feb 2017 | Read review
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