Kex Hostel vs Hotel Borg by Keahotels

Both hotels are rated highly by professional travelers. Overall, Hotel Borg by Keahotels is preferred by most professionals compared to Kex Hostel. Hotel Borg by Keahotels has a TripExpert Score of 95 with praise from 9 sources including Jetsetter, Oyster and The Telegraph.

Kex Hostel
8 / 10
Skulagata 28, Reykjavik 101, Iceland
From $27 /night
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Internet
  • Shuttle Bus
  • Laundry Service
  • Restaurant
  • Breakfast buffet
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Lonely Planet
Top Choice
"An unofficial headquarters of backpackerdom and popular local gathering place, KEX is a mega-hostel with heaps of style (think retro Vaudeville meets rodeo) and sociability." Full review
Condé Nast Traveler
"Kex, which is Icelandic for "biscuit," is an upscale hostel in, naturally, a former biscuit factory." Full review
Afar Magazine
"Meet the KEX Hostel, possibly the hippest hostel you’ll come across in your travels—well, at least, in Iceland." Full review
The Telegraph
"This chic and breezy hotel-hostel offers a variety of dorms and rooms, a great location and an impressive spread of amenities that span a café-bar, a lounge that hosts concerts by local bands, and a gym." Full review
"Decorated mostly with found and salvaged objects, the sparse, clean accommodations with polished concrete floors are divided between private rooms, some with an ocean view and private bathrooms" Full review
Hotel Borg by Keahotels
9 / 10
Posthusstraeti 11, Reykjavik 101, Iceland
From $97 /night
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Internet
  • Room Service
  • Shuttle Bus
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
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"In contrast to the ultra-modern glass and chrome architecture around Reykjavík, the Borg—the city's oldest hotel—is pure 1930's art deco." Full review
"A slice of 1930s Art Deco glamour and old-school elegance in downtown Reykjavik." Full review
Lonely Planet
Top Choice
"Super-smart beige, black, and cream decor, parquet floors, leather headboards and flatscreen Bang & Olufsen TVs are now standard throughout, lending the hotel an elegant (if rather masculine) feel." Full review
Travel + Leisure
"Steps from the National Cathedral and City Hall, this 1930's Art Deco hotel was restored to its original splendor in 2006." Full review
Star Service
"Situated on historic Asuturvollur Square, next door to Reykjavik's cathedral and the national Parliament building, this much-beloved hotel is a few minutes' walk from the major shopping." Full review
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