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KEX Hostel Reviews

Skúlagata 28, Reykjavik, Iceland

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2005 Total Reviews
  • 81%Value For Money
  • 89%Security
  • 92%Location
  • 86%Staff
  • 91%Atmosphere
  • 86%Cleanliness
  • 83%Facilities

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It's a great place for solo travelers to meet other travelers as well as locals. It was definitely a great part of the trip.

  • 12th Aug 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)


KEX hostel is located in a really cool location right next to the harbor and very close to the main street in Reykjavik - Luagevegur. It has an awesome bar and it's very easy to meet new people here. The hostel itself is clean, comfortable and has an awesome vintage decor. The one downside was the fact that I had to pay for a locker and they were not provided in the rooms. This meant that all my valuable were at risk - lucky that Reykjavik is one of the safest cities in the world!


This place was fine. I thought it was very over-priced for what it was. I was on the 4th floor and the bathrooms were gross and smelled like urine - all of them - even after they were "cleaned." The towels on the floor need to be picked up regularly otherwise they get peed on. Kitchen was kind of gross. Never saw a mop clean dorm floor. The bed was OK except incredibly noisy and the pillows are way too flat. All of this would be expected for a much cheaper hostel but not for $65 a night.


Kex was clean, safe, and fun - a great place to stay and to meet fellow travelers.


Would be one of my favourite hostels of all time if it was 25% cheaper. $50 a night for a dorm & you need a sleeping bag? Staff weren't overly friendly or helpful. But the building, bar, dorms, bed & facilities are great. Such a nice place to stay.

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