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KEX Hostel Reviews

Skúlagata 28, Reykjavik, Iceland

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89%

Rating
1762 Total Reviews
  • 84%Value For Money
  • 89%Security
  • 93%Location
  • 90%Staff
  • 92%Atmosphere
  • 86%Cleanliness
  • 88%Facilities

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94%

Great quirky place. Perfect location. Staff were very helpful.


86%

Stylish hostel with nice bar and great local restaurant. Receptionist were fine but couldn't get more information from them. Room are big and clean. The only problem was we were stay in 1 floor which bar and restaurant is. It was very noisy in the midnight especially during weekend. Overall, great hostel with hotel standard.


83%

Pretty nice hostel with a really awesome interior design. Slightly expensive for what you get, but no more so than anything else in Reykjavik. Staff were very friendly, but as the hostel was pretty big (>200 beds), it didn't really have that backpacker feel to it.


97%

very stylish place with a real effort in making the place nice to stay at. a great choice in expensive Reykjavik!


91%

Awesome hip hostel! Just off the main street. Cool decor and epic pub / restaurant. My bed in the 10 bed hostel was outrageously squeaky (sorry to everyone else in the room).


100%

Fantastic accommodation - very friendly staff, excellent location along the waterfront, cool vibe and good bevies at the bar, and delicious breakfast (great value). Would definitely recommend

  • 6th Jun 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


83%

Awesome Hostel - Close to the main street. Epic vibes and decor throughout. Cool bar and restaurant with ocean views! Don't stay anywehre else, this is the best hostel! Although the bed was a bit squeaky :(


71%

KEX was a cool spot in a good location. The downstairs lounge/bar area was really cool with good live music some nights. Upstairs was more basic- the beds were fine but incredibly squeaky, so it was a bit hard to sleep sometimes. The communal shower thing was strange, and the private shower had horrible water pressure. Other than that, staff was nice and the hostel was a good base camp for seeing Reykjavik/the Golden Circle. Rather overpriced for what you get but hey, it's Iceland.


91%

Great location & facilities. Walkable to downtown and lot of friendly people. 24 hr reception was great. And they have the best (free!) bread and butter which may or may not have become my main food group... My only gripe was that the door to my dorm would slam closed if not intentionally closed gently. Needless to say, I was woken up multiple times a night by drunken roommates coming back (even sleeping with ear plugs).


94%

I really enjoyed kex. The people were nice and it was right by all the high point in Reykjavik. Next time I'm in iceland I'll use kex.


71%

Overall it was good, weird comment but I think the lighting could've been better in some areas. It was mostly very dim which made it hard to see sometimes and things overall seemed a bit grungy because of it.


100%

Always a pleasure staying at Kex. Meet other travellers in the 2 kitchens. Free food shelves always have something you want/need. The staff arrange airport transfers for whatever hour you need. Squeaky beds and lockers (bring a lock).


86%

Had a good time here. It's a little bigger than what I'm used to and like but I made a lot of new friends. The bar and cafe downstairs is cute and a lot of locals hang out there. It's not too loud, but a lot of people still go out and party. The staff is nice, most of them are very attractive too. Icelanders in general are very nice and attractive. My only complaints with the place is that's it's big and ALL the doors slam very loudly. So expect to be woken up if some one comes home late


100%

I think it is a full service hostel with all facilities on-site with great atmosphere.


86%

A busy hostel with lots going on. Live music many nights, a good location and affordable option in Reykjavik. I would definitely stay here again if i come back.


77%

Although cleanliness was quite good in the room and common area some bathrooms were not good. Especially the mixed bathroom that had toilet by the shower.


100%

Great atmosphere and eclectic mix of people staying there. Couldn't have enjoyed it more.

  • 30th May 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


100%

This hostel is awesome!! Great vibe and knows what travellers need


100%

I thought the Kex hostel was awesome! Great services and got to meet so many people. The atmosphere was excellent, live music performances and beer that is way too easy to drink! Right in the heart of reykjavic, all beautiful scenery and places within walking distance. Highly recommend this place!!!

  • 29th May 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Australia
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


94%

KEX was one of the coolest hostels I've ever stayed at. This place is a backpackers dream! I met so many cool people because of the commons and bar on the second floor. The beds were nice and showers kept really clean. The bar staff in the evenings seemed rude to me always but i think its because they don't know who's a patron or who's a guest... Overall, I will be staying there when i come back to Iceland. Very cool!!


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