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KEX Hostel Reviews

Skúlagata 28, Reykjavik, Iceland

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87%

Rating
2010 Total Reviews
  • 81%Value For Money
  • 89%Security
  • 92%Location
  • 87%Staff
  • 91%Atmosphere
  • 86%Cleanliness
  • 82%Facilities

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100%

Probably the best breakfast I've EVER had in a hostel!

  • 10th Feb 2016
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Female, 31-40
  • (1 review)


74%

Sort out the lack of private shower situation. There was only two on my floor. All round great otherwise.


100%

Had a great time! Totally coming Back. Cheers!

  • 26th Jan 2016
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Netherlands
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


94%

Was surprised to find the lower level a bar and restaurant but absolutely loved it. KEX was clean, the staff was friendly, I never felt unsafe or at risk of losing anything, and the atmosphere was welcoming and positively cool. Would 100% stay again!


89%

This place is almost too hip for hipsters. The staff were pretty nice, and helpful. The smaller dorms were quite good, well layed out. They really thought of everything. There were so many cool small details. Their doors are quite heavy so you could hear a lot of what sounded like slamming but was clearly unintentional. BUT, they provide free earplugs at the desk. They have good beer, great food, and a rad patio that would be great in warmer months. I'd stay here again.


91%

Facilities, you'll need your own or pay for sheets, no free soap. its a big place, but a big party place, easy to meet new people and share stories. if you want feel like you can talk to other adventurers who are up for going our and getting drunk with you this is the place.


91%

great hostel, clean warm comfy beds, i slept really well. Showers were always hot and clean. staff very friendly and always happy to help. The food at the hostel was very tasty including the breakfast which had a good selection. It would be nice if they offered a hot breakfast choice such as sausage/egg sandwiches or a mini fry up (maybe somthing that can be pre ordered the night before so they dont make to much etc)

  • 11th Jan 2016
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


100%

Quirky, super social, warm, clean and helpful staff. Great food and beers, overlooking a scenic mountain range and a stone throw from the main street. I've stayed in dozens of hostels but this place takes the cake. First day home and Already planning to go back!


100%

This place is amazing. Everything is spot on. Extremely clean, warm, great location and downstairs in a nice bar with a jazz band. Will be staying here again!


94%

This place was amazing, and most certainly will be coming back. The only drawback is it can be quite loud - the 16 bed room was located right next to the ktichen and people would be partying in there until 0500. But other than that it's the best place to stay in Reykjavik. You're right in Downtown, with only about a 15 min walk to Harpa and then 20 min to the harbor.The showers on my floor were all private and had ok water pressure. They did smell a bit mildewy, but you get used to it.


100%

Great hostel, we had a lot of fun

  • 4th Jan 2016
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


94%

Kex hostel was a treat of a hostel stay. I loved the décor, the atmosphere and most of the staff were very helpful. My only small criticisms would be the curt attitude of the breakfast staff when asking for items that weren't available on display & a few very squeaky beds. Otherwise, I loved it and would definitely stay again. Thank you Kex!


100%

Great experience all the staff were really freindly and helpful. It had a homie feeling about the place.

  • 31st Dec 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)


100%

Disregard reviews about the showers. They were VERY hot and VERY powerful. Great spot in Reykjavik, car rental just outside for when you want to go exploring. They also book tours for you at reception. Hostel attracts cool people, vibe and decor are hip and common areas are conducive to meeting your fellow travelers. Breakfast is one of the best in the game. Staff are super knowledgable and friendly. Kitchen on every floor. Free towels, plenty of outlets, Kex is the best. 10/10 would stay again


80%

Great location, only a short walk to everywhere within the city. The staff was hit and miss, some being better than others however most made it seem like it was a hassle to ask them for any kind of help. The food the restaurant/lounge makes is excellent, rooms are clean as are the kitchen/common areas. Overall, my friends and I would stay there again


89%

Having to change beds 3 times in 6 days, because of poor communication amongst staff was slightly annoying


66%

The bathrooms were my biggest downfall. the ventilation isn't good so when you take a shower, or if you go in after someone in the private showers then you get cold condensation drips while your showering. the pressure of the water was terrible so it took forever to wash. however the rooms were warm and comfortable, the lounge/bar area was great if you didn't want to go out out but still wanted a beer, just walk downstairs. it was great to meet people and the live music was fun.


66%

The hostel in general is not bad but it really is difficult to sleep in the 16 bed dorm since the kitchen is on the other side of the wall and after the pub downstairs closes ,people keep on drinking and talking in the kitchen until 2,3 am sometimes even later!alsoThe kitchen could be better equipped. I wouldn't recommend this place if u wanna party AND get some sleep.


77%

Overall the stay was fantastic and the staff was friendly and helpful. The wall was a bit thin as I stayed next to the kitchen and I can hear the noises that were made in the kitchen in the night. There isn't any bowls or mugs in the kitchen for hot drinks. The door to the room slams hard, suggest to adjust the closing tension so that it does not slams whenever the door closes.


89%

Fantastic private room, really clean with great beds and very warm. Nice bar and friendly, helpful staff. the Festive menu was good and breakfast was ok for the price. The bathrooms were a bit average buy very clean. It was great and I would stay at Kex again.

  • 24th Dec 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Australia
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


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