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Skúlagata 28, 101 Reykjavík, Iceland – Show map
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Public parking is available on site (reservation is not needed) and costs EUR 0.50 per day.
Packed Lunches, Airport Shuttle (surcharge), 24-Hour Front Desk, Tour Desk, Baggage Storage, Shared Lounge/TV Area, Laundry, Meeting/Banquet Facilities
Non-smoking Rooms, Facilities for Disabled Guests
From 2:00 PM
Until 10:00 AM
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Children and Extra Beds
All children are welcome.
All children from 0 to 12 year stay free of charge when using existing beds.
One child from 0 to 2 years stays free of charge in a crib.
One older child or adult is charged EUR 33 per person per night in an extra bed.
The maximum number of extra beds/cribs in a room is 1.
Any type of extra bed or crib is upon request and needs to be confirmed by management.
Additional fees are not calculated automatically in the total cost and will have to be paid for separately during your stay.
Pets are not allowed.
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Based on 124 reviews
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Offering free Wi-Fi and bicycle rentals, Bus Hostel is 700 metres from Perlan Dome and the Saga Museum, in Reykjavík. Facilities include a guest lounge, kitchen, bar and terrace with BBQ.
Score from 344 reviews Very good
In central Reykjavík, these modern apartments are just a short walk from Hlemmur Bus Station and the main shopping street, Laugavegur.
Score from 687 reviews Very good
Hlemmur Square is in a 1930s art deco building on Laugavegur, Reykjavík's main shopping street. It features modern hotel and hostel rooms with free Wi-Fi access.
Score from 881 reviews Very good
Located on the Laugavegur shopping street in central Reykjavík, this hostel offers free Wi-Fi and rooms with shared bathrooms. Reykjavík Art Museum Hafnarhús is a 10-minute walk away.
Score from 386 reviews Good
April 22, 2015
How the relaxed vibe was
April 13, 2015
Most of the staff were helpful and kind, but a few were aloof. it kinda feels given in a place so hipster. ;)
The design was fabulous! I loved the lounges, both the main room downstairs, and the smaller lounges on each floor. The food was excellent as well. I could have easily spent my entire visit inside KEX and still had fun (but don't don't, it's so centrally located, you can walk everywhere!)
April 1, 2015
The decor was fantastic and having the best bar in Reykjavik right underneath us was so perfect. The reception staff were helpful with everything we needed. The place was spotless.
March 24, 2015
The doors to every floor do not have closers so slam every time someone goes through it. This makes it very hard to sleep!!!
Stayed in a double room with a great view and really comfy beds. Had dinner one night and it was well worth it!
March 24, 2015
Very expensive for such a hostel. Bar extremely expensive. Don't buy food there.
March 24, 2015
This is a hostel so remember it isn't expensive.... It was difficult to find so remember it's 2 doors up from Dimino's.....and it will have music or a band playing but thes stop at 12 so best to go out and party somewhere else till the early hours...
Felt like a chic hotel just a bit more hipster....great atmosphere and definitely buzzing on the Saturday night....
March 18, 2015
free city walk trip, just provide map without any advice.
March 16, 2015
The Kex Hostel was very clean, the staff were very helpful and the food was so good. I would definitely recommend the Kex to anyone looking for reasonably priced accommodation in Reykjavik.
March 14, 2015
The staff were extremely helpful and friendly. The food was fabulous we can thoroughly recommend the pulled pork. Right in the center it's the perfect place to stay. Entertainment is given on various nights at no extra cost and you can even get a haircut while listening to jazz and having a beer If you want a stay to remember choose this hotel . We will definitely be back.
March 14, 2015
Booked 2 private rooms. 1 of the room had a double bed that was not kept. It seems as though the previous tenant just left.
Very nicely decorated hostel
March 10, 2015
The unique atmosphere.
March 6, 2015
Some noisy people in the common areas during the night on the weekend
Comfy bed, nice private rooms, clean toilets
March 6, 2015
some noisy people during the night
comfy beds, clean toilets, nice private rooms
March 5, 2015
bit disorganised, no towels in room, tv didn't work
The different decor
February 28, 2015
Not so much water coming from the shower, not always really warm water.
The atmosphere is really relaxing..
February 18, 2015
Kitchens lacked supplies, refrigerators smelled soooo bad. Water pressure & water temp sucked in some of the showers. Some employees were helpful and friendly, others looked like they had never smiled in their life. Everyone was very hip, almost unbearably so. Was the most expensive place we stayed in Iceland, overall, probably not worth it.
Cool atmosphere, neat spaces, good wifi, excellent breakfast & food @ the restaurant. Comfy beds, dorms were nice - everyone was respectful & quiet at night.
February 7, 2015
Noisy , not enought light in bathroom , not dvd player like they was describe not Even TV normal channel Even not one , and thé personnel exept on reception who was really proff and naturly smiling , om thé breakfast its not good they torget smile and happinnessss at home ,
The atmosfar decoration Amazing good , and the bread fresh and reaaaalllllly good , books in thé room ,
January 28, 2015
When we checked in we were told that our room price was a lot more than what we had booked originally, something to do with the way they work out currency conversions. The guy on reception helped to reduce the cost to match the amount we had originally booked, although this came across more as a favour than something we were entitled too. The main room is also very dark, and difficult to see what you're eating. Door's slamming kept waking us up throughout the night.
Kex hostel is in the ideal place for a stay in Reykjavik. The inside decor is interesting and cosy. We stayed in a private double room which was warm and comfortable.
January 27, 2015
The crying baby in the next room!
The comfy bed (in our double room...I don't know about the dorms), the bar and restaurant, the food, the live music, the style and feel of the place, and the staff were nice too...
January 22, 2015
Only thing irritating was the shower, which was too high, it would fit a person with a length of 2 meter and 15 cm's, and the most annoying was that most of the times the water was cold or only a bit warm.
I loved the bedroom, the fantastic view at the Ocean, the great food, the interior is fancy and very nice! Also the people working there are enthusiastic and very willing to help you out with any kind of problem.
January 19, 2015
There wasn't anything to dislike about this place!
Everything about this place is brilliant! Such a good vibe and everything is top notch! Will stay here again and recommend everyone to do so! Stayed in Center Hotels Plaza while here too and much preferred the hostel in terms of pretty much everything including cleanliness.
January 8, 2015
Very well-designed hostel with great furniture
January 5, 2015
The place was dark, the internal lighting was really poor, in the bar I can understand, but the rooms, hallways and other common areas were really dark. Security, while OK, wasn't great. The check in desk isn't in view of the entrance so anyone could just "ghost" in behind someone
The bar downstairs was great Location was excellent Staff were really helpful booking transport and activities
November 28, 2014
I wanted to take a shower but non of the ones on my floor had hot water, when I asked for help in the reception the woman wilting there was alone with no possibility to do anything about it except asking me to go to all of the showers in the entire hostel so see if could find one that worked. In the end third floor had a big common shower with several shower heads that worked. But still, took me half an hour to find hot water. It was also very windy during our stay so we could hear the wind singing all night through the door gaps and windows.
The atmosphere was great an the bar downstairs where very busy in the evening which was nice. It is locaded close to the old part of Reykjavik. Staff was very friendly
November 9, 2014
The private room had a prison vibe, with just a metal bed, a small desk, and metal lockers to decorate the concrete room. There are shared bathrooms with showers (one room, one person at a time). If you want a nice hot shower, don't stay here. It's hard to get a hot shower there. You have to fiddle with the hot/cold water taps and you usually get ice cold or scalding hot. Too expensive for a room with a shared bathroom that's inadequate.
The common room and bar area exude a hipster vibe, and is good for socializing. The bed was surprisingly comfy with a memory-foam mattress topper.
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