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Kex Hostel

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04/06/2017 05/06/2017
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London, England, United Kingdom
Reviewed 18 April 2016

Stayed at Kex in a four bed dorm and it was perfect - everything you could possibly need at a great price in a very attractive setting. The rooms were warm and secure, the bathrooms were great the shared kitchen was a godsend and the bar/restaurant was amazing. Can't wait to go back

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Wroclaw, Poland
Reviewed 9 April 2016

I was there in kex hostel for 5 nights and i must that it has been a cherishing experience staying there.I stayed in 16 bed dormitory room and was fortunate enough to meet very good people. The bar in the first floor is just lively and it also located right opposite to the beatufiul view of the harbour lake. There...

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Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 8 April 2016

KEX is definitely the best place to stay in Iceland. I've never been in such a beautifully and thoughtfully designed hostel- you feel like you could be in an awesome interior design hotel. Staff are great, facilities clean and rooms very spacious. Location is perfect for exploring Rekjavik and greater Iceland. The furniture and styling of this place is a...

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Singapore, Singapore
Reviewed 2 April 2016

one of the most beautiful hostel we been to, themed rooms and amazingly decorated. great location in town, near the opera house and a supermarket. Do note that parking is only free full day on Sunday. and other days only free during off peak hours.

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Bellaria-Igea Marina, Italy
Reviewed 29 March 2016

I slept in KEX hostel for 3 days and my impression was very good! Large rooms, clean kitchen and bathrooms, a wonderful common area where to drink something and maybe meet new interesting people. The reception staff were very helpful and friendly... however the guys at the bar are not very smiling, at least the sea view was spectacular... xoxo...

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Charlotte, North Carolina
Reviewed 28 March 2016

Great hostel. Clean rooms, bathrooms and kitchens. Some baths are private, some are for 3 folks, but all were in the hall, so first come, first served. The location is fantastic, the food was good too, and having a bar/restaurant in the hostel is great! I would go again! tip: be sure to order your bedding/towel and breakfast option when...

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Reviewed 28 March 2016 via mobile

Kex is a very trendy hostel. The bar/restaurant and other common areas are really cool places to relax and chill out. The rooms are spacious too. Food and drinks are very nice, but not cheap. The only slight negative would be the number of showers: there aren't many. A good location and good hostel otherwise.

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Perth and Kinross, United Kingdom
Reviewed 26 March 2016

Have stayed here twice on my first Iceland trip and then returned on another Iceland trip for a beer. Awesome hostel, with a great bar/ chill out area and have met a lot of people here. Good rooms and comfy beds. one of the coolest spots in town too I think, opportunity is there to see music and lots of...

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London, England, United Kingdom
Reviewed 26 March 2016

I'm 27 and stayed in a lot of hostels, but this is definitely more than just a hostel. It caters for couples, families and locals, all focussed around its lively bar/restaurant. As a solo traveller I would definitely recommend it, as you'll still mix with all of the other travellers, but I also recommended it to my parents or if...

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Reviewed 25 March 2016 via mobile

Stayed in a 4 bed private dorm with shared bathrooms which were kept very clean. Good breakfast everyday. Very relaxed atmosphere. Short walk from main street. Would definitely recommend for anyone visiting Reykjavik.

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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 - €225 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 42
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“Great location.”
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“go on tuesday night for live jazz and great food”
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“If you are traveling with other people, it is probably worthwhile to get a smaller private space.”
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“Take advantage of the bar/restaurant - it's a great place to make new friends and get travel/tour tips and recommendations”
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