Group Booking Terms and Conditions

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General Group Booking Terms

By making a group reservation through you agree to the following terms and conditions as set by and as set by the hostel in question.

  • In order to make a group reservation on it is necessary to pay a deposit. The balance is due directly to the hostel according to their payment conditions.
  • The booking deposit is non-refundable.
  • Please note that any cancellations must be notified directly to the hostel at least 24 hours in advance of your scheduled arrival date, unless otherwise stated in the hostel's conditions.
  • are not responsible for changes or amendments to your reservation once it has been processed. All correspondence with regard to changes to your booking need to be dealt with directly with the hostel.
  • Cancellations for reservations must be made directly with the hostel and must conform with the individual hostels cancellation policy (see below)
  • It is your responsibility to pay the balance of your accommodation cost to the hostel in accordance with their payment conditions (see below). Failure to do so may result in your reservation being cancelled by the hostel.
  • Individual hostels may have special booking conditions relating to group stays, please read the hostel booking conditions carefully before making your reservation.

Hostel Specific Terms & Conditions

The remainder of the amount due will be charged to your credit card 3 weeks prior to arrival. Should numbers or room selection change, the per person deposit times the number of people who actually travelled will be deducted from the total accommodation charge levvied by the hostel.

Cancellation / No Show & Reduction in Numbers Policy

The whole amount must be charged one month before arrival to confirm the reservation. After that time it is not possible to be refunded.

The following group types are not accepted by this hostel: Stag/Hen/Bachelor Party If you have misrepresented the type of group you are booking for, your booking may be cancelled by the hostel."

Any cancellations resulting from agreement to these terms and conditions under false pretences will result in loss of deposit.


Galaxy Pod Hostel

Book more than 3 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
  • Wonderful Location
  • Marvellous Staff
  • Excellent Cleanliness
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Property Description

Galaxy Pod Hostel is a comfortable, relaxing, and cozy hostel offering dormitory rooms and sleeping capsules in Reykjavík. The start of the pedestrian portion of Laugavegur High Street is about 750 meters away from the hostel. Free WiFi is offered throughout the property, and free public parking is available on site.

Featuring adjustable lighting, the sleeping capsules also include personal a safe deposit box, various lighting settings, a fan as well as a curtain and door for privacy. All our rooms are dormitories, all have access to shared bathroom facilities and kitchen.

Reception is reachable via a phone call from 9 am to 9 pm, and an emergency number can be called at night for assistance.

Bus pick-ups and drop-offs are located right in front of the property. Hallgrímskirkja Church and Reykjavik Art Museum are both 1.3 km from Galaxy Pod Hostel. Perlan Wonders of Iceland is 1.8 km away and Reykjavík Domestic Airport is 2.7 km from the property.

Children older than 6 years are welcome.
Children aged 7 years and above are considered adults at this property.
We are the perfect option for backpackers, couples, families, and groups. Perfect for having a quiet and relaxing stay in Reykjavik. All pods have a security box, mirror, fans, power plugs, various light settings, pillows and duvets, a shelf, and hangers.

Galaxy Pod Hostel's Policies & Conditions:

Cancellation policy: 48 hours before arrival.

Payment upon arrival by cash, credit cards, debit cards (American Express, Discover, Diners Club International, JBC, Union Pay, Visa Electron, Visa, Maestro, and MasterCard).
This property may pre-authorize your card before arrival.

Galaxy Pod Hostel can accept travelers coming directly from the borders only if they are fully vaccinated, completed their arrival quarantine, or hold a certificate of full Covid-19 recovery. Documentation will be requested upon arrival at the reception. Please note that all the Covid-19 rules might change in the future, we advise you to verify the current rules on the official Icelandic websites. The guest himself is responsible for acknowledging any updates regarding the Icelandic Covid-19 restrictions.

This property has the following check-in and check-out times and policies.

Check-in starts at 14:00

Check-Out is at 11:00

Early check-in and late check-out are permitted according to our availability and they might be subject to additional charges.

Documents such as passports, Covid-19 certificates, and credit card details will be requested at check-in time.

Check-in from 14:00 to any time.
Check out at 11:00.

Taxes included.


Because of the pandemic, our property had to reduce our front desk opening time and services.
Opening hours vary from day to day.
Self check in, check out is available.
Please contact us for any kind of assistance.

No curfew.

Free linen.
Comfortable memory foam mattresses, pillows, and duvets.
No pets are allowed.
No noise after 23:00.
Please leave the kitchen tidy after use.
Please leave your used towels in the basket in front of the reception.


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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 8.5

  • Security 9.1

  • Location 8.4

  • Staff 8.7

  • Atmosphere 8.4

  • Cleanliness 8.9

  • Facilities 8.3

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    29 Aug 2021
    Can’t complain about anything. Reasonable price in an expensive city.
    USA, Male, 41+
  • 9.7


    15 Sep 2021
    What a great experience! Love the pods, very comfortable. Bathrooms and kitchen always tidy. Theresa was super helpful with helping book itineraries and suggesting info on what to see and do. I would definitely book there again if I came to Iceland again. Thank you for a wonderful experience!
    USA, Female, 41+
  • 9.4


    28 Dec 2021
    Really awesome! Pods were a cool experience. Staff were really friendly. My favorite part was the atmosphere of the lobby.
    USA, Mixed Group, 18-24
  • 9.4


    17 Dec 2021
    finding the hostel was very easy and the welcome was lovely. It is around a ten minute walk into the town centre which was nice. Very comfy lounge area and bar. Didnt enjoy the top pod so much and they were very accommodating in getting me into a lower bunk. Met some wonderful people there.
    England, Male, 31-40
  • 9.4


    06 Sep 2021
    Parking might be dicey if you are driving a car. Overall, great experience.
    USA, Male, 25-30
  • 8.9


    26 Dec 2021
    Great location and super helpful staff! They helped smooth away the difficulties with booking and just provided great service, including helpful advice for nearby shops and the like.
    USA, Mixed Group, 31-40
  • 8.6


    18 Sep 2021
    Love the pod idea, was really cool and reason for staying here. Overall no complaints, a nice place to stay for a couple of nights!
    Scotland, Female, 18-24
  • 8.6


    16 Aug 2021
    Pods were quite nice to stay in. The staff was very helpful. I needed a taxi and asked the front desk for the name of local taxi services. The front desk person went ahead and called a taxi for me for the day and time I required. Very nice of of desk staff to do that. Water for showers is geothermal water and smells bad but is okay for showering.
    USA, Female, 41+
  • 7.7

    Very Good

    16 Oct 2021
    Overall, the my stay at Galaxy Pod Hostel was fine. Location is great for those would like to venture on foot. The facilities were cute and trendy!and staff was very friendly. However, on the flip side of that the vibe attracts young travelers who do not clean up after themselves and one guy coughed in his pod all morning and didnt have the decency to go out and drink water. All i could think was COVID! The pods arent as nice as i imagined and feel a but claustrophobic.
    USA, Female, 31-40
  • 5.7


    27 Nov 2021
    One of the worst hostels I've ever stayed at and definitely our worst night sleep in Iceland, the amount of skimping they did on the beds was astounding. For $50 a night I'd expect to at least get a mattress to sleep on. These pods look really cool in the photos, but the rock hard box spring with 1.5 inch foam pad, stuffy hot pods where the air conditioning button didn't work, the blue glow lights in the pod don't turn off unless the whole system is off...highly recommend staying elsewhere.
    USA, Female, 31-40
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  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free Parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • Ceiling Fan
  • Common Room
  • Dishwasher
  • Elevator
  • Flexible NRR
  • Fridge/Freezer
  • Hot Showers
  • Iron / Ironing Board
  • Key Card Access
  • Microwave
  • Parking
  • Reading Light
  • Safe Deposit Box
  • Security Lockers
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Towels Not Included
  • Wheelchair Friendly
  • Housekeeping
  • Reception (limited hours)
  • Towels for hire
Food & Drink
  • Bar
  • Cafe
  • Wi-Fi