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KEX Hostel

Skúlagata 28, Reykjavik, Iceland, Distance from city centre: 1.6km

Rating: 87% from 27 reviews

  • 92%Atmosphere
  • 88%Staff
  • 86%Security
  • 81%Cleanliness
  • 94%Location
  • 82%Value for money
  • 83%Facilities

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  • Staff was very friendly and helpful. Excellent music playlist and atmosphere in common area.Bunk beds very creaky. Food at bar was reasonably-priced. Excellent breakfast/lunch buffet with amazing tuna salad.
  • 86%
  • 09 Jul 2016 Jake Canada
  • Overall this is a very good hostel, if a bit disorganized. I was assigned a specific bed but someone else was in it when I arrived. I was then told to simply pick whichever other bed was open. Basically no one was ever in the bed they were assigned to, but we made it work. The bar downstairs is a popular night spot among the locals, so bring ear plugs if you plan to try to sleep at a decent hour. Other than that, it was a great place to spend a week.
  • 83%
  • 26 Jun 2016 Kristi USA
  • Really nice place to stay for 1 or 2 nights. Helpfull staff, really nice bar on 1st floor, but in the night it can be a little loudly.
  • 83%
  • 23 Jun 2016 Anonymous Russia
  • Staff are friendly and helpful. Only one shower on the 2nd floor but staff did say that they would allow access to more showers on the 3rd floor. The hostel is a busy and lively place at night with entertainment put on for visitors and locals, including live music, although sound pollution into the dormitories wasn't too bad. Had a pleasant stay.
  • 83%
  • 15 Jun 2016 Peter England
  • Super convenient location right on the main street of Reykjavik. Very clean and cute inside -- everything from the bathroom to the social areas. Great views in the dorm and also in social areas. It was a very fun place to stay a night.
  • 86%
  • 08 Jun 2016 Yingchao China
  • I heard that Kex employed a movie set designer to help with the furniture and overall aesthetic, and it shows. Instantly the most interesting, cozy hostel I stayed in while in Europe. It's a place the locals hang out, it's a place you'll want to hang out while you're there, and it's close to downtown, with large windows in each room, and a beautiful view of the bay at the front door.
  • 89%
  • 21 May 2016 Anonymous Canada
  • very cool joint. I loved the breakfasts and hanging out in the common area which had loads of great books. Its in convenient part of Reykjavik, only two blocks from the main shopping street Laugavegur. Very helpful staff, thanks again!!
  • 100%
  • 31 Mar 2016 Derek Canada
  • When I arrived, they told me I had bed n°14. That bed was already taken so they told me I could take another bed. At night, when I wanted to go to bed... Exactly, there was a man lying in my bed (for the record, I didn't invite him ;) ).
  • 83%
  • 30 Mar 2016 Aline Belgium
  • The staff was great, always helpful with anything!! The showers were horrible though. Minimal to no water pressure, one had no hot water but looked exactly like another so I mix them up. There was a 6 person shower which my modest self never tried. To me somewhere like Iceland you need a good hot shower.
  • 66%
  • 24 Dec 2015 John USA
  • Great hostel, fun place to meet people. + Good breakfast. Clean place. Free earplugs. Hot showers. - The staff does not smile, and tend to run off from the front desk a lot. Loud bunkbeds.
  • 94%
  • 22 Nov 2015 Anonymous Sweden
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