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General Group Booking Terms

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  • 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 7 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
  • Wonderful Location
  • Marvellous Staff
  • Excellent Cleanliness
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Property Description

Galaxy Pod Hostel is perfectly located in downtown Reykjavik. We offer Space Pods instead of regular bunk beds in shared dormitories. We have a great social lounge and a movie room. We have a self-service kitchen and you can buy sandwiches and drinks from a vending machine. Enjoy our movie room, bar and social lounge while you explore the planet's most alien landscapes! We offer free WiFi and we are wheelchair accessible. There are free parking spaces and we have an elevator in the building.

We are located mid-way between there all the bars are and Laugardalur, and there are about 15 minutes walk both ways. There's a 24/7 convenience store across the street. Laugardalur has a lot to offer especially for families. It has a big gym, swimming pool, an amusement park for kids, a zoo with Icelandic animals, a flower garden, skating range, tennis court etc. In the opposite direction you will find a great variety of restaurants and bars in the downtown.

We have two couples rooms with two king-size bunk beds in each. We also have two 10 person rooms and one 12 person room, which are great for groups. Kids under 12 years old can share a bed with a parent free of charge. We also have a female only room for 6. The Pods are super comfortable, private and loaded with amenities. We are the perfect option for backpackers, couples, families and groups who want more for less! Each pod has a comfortable mattress with a memory foam mattress on top and the bed is made upon your arrival. All pods have a security box, mirror, fans, power plug, various light settings, comfortable pillows and duvets, a shelf, hangers and alarm clock.

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-authorise your card before arrival.

Check in from 14:00 to 23:00 .
Check out from 08:00 to 11:00 .

Taxes included.
Breakfast not included.

Reception: 8:00 – 23:00.
No curfew.
Child friendly.
Non smoking.
Free linen.
Comfortable mattresses, pillows and duvets.
No pets are allowed.
No noise after midnight.
Please leave the kitchen tidy after use.
Please leave your used linen in the basket in the hallway before you leave.
Have fun and enjoy your stay! View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 8.1

  • Security 9.2

  • Location 8.3

  • Staff 8.8

  • Atmosphere 8.6

  • Cleanliness 8.5

  • Facilities 8.3

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    31 Jan 2019
    Gentlemen at réception. Very very serviable
    Canada, Male, 41+
  • 10.0


    12 Dec 2018
    Really lovely hostel to stay at and special mention to the lovely staff - I had a non-refundable 2 guest booking, my friend couldn't come so they compensated me with an extra nights stay instead. About the hostel - chosen because I liked the gimmickyness of the pods. Different light settings, USB and power sockets, and mini safes inside with medium size lockers outside (not enough to fit a large suitcase or backpack). Toliets/showers are M/F, clean. Walkable to the city (20mins)
    Australia, Female, 25-30
  • 9.7


    15 Feb 2019
    Brilliant Place.
    England, Male, 25-30
  • 9.1


    02 Dec 2018
    The pods were great. Private, lights and electricity inside. Cheap beer at bar inside during happy hour. Quiet hostel. Would stay here again.
    USA, Male, 25-30
  • 8.9


    21 Feb 2019
    Guy who checked me in was great but rest of staff was average or worse. They seemed completely disinterested and one girl left the desk for over an hour in the morning so I couldn't get breakfast. Good location- about 15 minutes' walk to downtown with cool stops along the way. Also good places in other directions, including RVK Brewery. The pod concept is great- privacy within a dorm. My outlets didn't work but shared ones did. Lights and fan in the pod were excellent to have. I'd recommend.
    USA, Male, 31-40
  • 8.9


    05 Jan 2019
    This was where I stayed on my first night in Reykjavik. This is a location where buses are able to pick up & drop off directly at the building, which is very convenient. This hostel has a very fun concept and I really enjoyed sleeping in my pod and the privacy it provided. I personally had a WONDERFUL night's rest! My travel partner, unfortunately, found loose pieces of hair and brown stains on her bed linen. Also, the showers did not warm up and were a bit uncomfortable.
    USA, All Female Group, 25-30
  • 8.3


    10 Feb 2019
    This was my first time in a pod hostel and I have to say, I like it. You get all the usual community features of a typical hostel but with both space and privacy of a door which is just awesome. The mood of the pods and design certainly adds to the experience as well, they're well built, decently effective at blocking out external noise and far more comfortable. Not as social as other hostels in Reyk and man did the pods get warm.
    USA, Male, 31-40
  • 7.7

    Very Good

    16 Feb 2019
    The staff were friendly and allowed me to store my luggage the day of check in. The pods were fun and had all the facilities needed, they gave privacy from the rest of the room. The lockers in the room were small which only allowed you to store the essentials in them. Overall, was worth it to say I stayed in a pod hostel for the night.
    Wales, Female, 25-30
  • 6.0


    09 Apr 2019
    Very cool place to stay!
    Canada, Couple, 25-30
  • 5.7


    15 Jan 2019
    Definitely overpriced, the pods are not comfortable to sleep in and are a bit defective. Cool scenario, but not worth it.
    Italy, Female, 18-24
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  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free Parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Adaptors
  • Air Conditioning
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • Cable TV
  • Ceiling Fan
  • Common Room
  • Dishwasher
  • Elevator
  • Fridge/Freezer
  • Hair Dryers
  • Hot Showers
  • Key Card Access
  • Microwave
  • Parking
  • Reading Light
  • Safe Deposit Box
  • Security Lockers
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Towels Not Included
  • Washing Machine
  • Wheelchair Friendly
  • Housekeeping
  • Internet café
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Luggage Storage
  • Reception (limited hours)
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels for hire
Food & Drink
  • Bar
  • Cafe
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Vending Machines
  • Board Games
  • Games Room
  • PlayStation
  • Wi-Fi