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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.
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  • Cancellations for reservations must be made directly with the hostel and must conform with the individual hostels cancellation policy (see below)
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  • 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
  • Superb 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 8.6

  • Security 9.7

  • Location 8.9

  • Staff 9.1

  • Atmosphere 8.9

  • Cleanliness 8.9

  • Facilities 9.3

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    09 Nov 2019
    The place is amazing, near in town and shopping area. Clean place
    British Virgin Islands, Female, 31-40
  • 10.0


    04 Sep 2019
    The three of us staying at Galaxy Hostel really enjoyed the pods and the shared amenities. Staff was friendly and helpful. Many parts of the city are within a 10 minute walk. The idea of a room full of pods is really great for a hostel, plenty of privacy and a good value.
    USA, Male, 25-30
  • 10.0


    21 Aug 2019
    The best hostel I have been to ! I think it deserves atleast 9.5 in rating Very good bed with full privacy With a entertaining common area we are can meet people from all over the world and they gave us a free hour of VR ! And the staff are very friendly specially fredrico he is a very nice and friendly Simply 10/10
    Kuwait, Male, 31-40
  • 9.4


    07 Nov 2019
    This place was great, I security was fantastic, honestly best hostile I’ve stayed at so far. I loved that the lockers were card locked so you didn’t have to pack around keys, they give you codes to the building, and the pods felt very safe and secure to me.
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 9.4


    18 Sep 2019
    Everything was clean, from the living room area, to the bathrooms and the pods themselves! Real easy walk to downtown.
    USA, Male, 25-30
  • 9.4


    02 Sep 2019
    The hostel is in the city and there's a small fast food place at about 7min walk from there and supermarkets at about 15min walk. The hostel was clean enough but the bathroom stalls could use some improvements. The pod that I stayed in didn't look quite as good as in the pictures, might have been an older model. The living room contains lots of books about Iceland and also 2 huge TVs that are connected to a PS4.
    India, Male, 25-30
  • 9.1


    11 Sep 2019
    A decent walk from the city center but not terrible (I had a vehicle). Rooms and bathrooms were clean. Showers were super huge compared to other hostels. Lockers are big enough to hold 60-70 L backpacks and you could store items in your pod. Pod itself could be better, the functions did not work 100% of the time. The pod was comfy enough and I did not over heat. Staff was prompt. The atmosphere was a bit lacking, not a party hostel or one to meet others. Beer wasn't the cheapest.
    USA, Mixed Group, 31-40
  • 8.6


    16 Oct 2019
    Nice hostel. Clean, nice female and male washrooms. Nice kitchen with a lot of free stuff. The pods are great because you get some privacy and don't have to book a female dorm. Nice lounge and bar. It's a little too quite for my taste. You don't get the hostel atmosphere. But maybe that would have been different if I had been there during the high season and not in October.. It's about a 15 min walk to the city center. Staff is nice and helpful.
    Canada, Female, 18-24
  • 7.1

    Very Good

    11 Sep 2019
    Spacious clean room. Pod bed has provided excellent sleep quality and privacy. Bathroom smells like c**p all the time (i really meant it 'C**p', i'm not talking about Icelandic sulfurous tap water). Kitchen was decent, it lacked of dish washing soup sometimes so people couldn't clean the dish and other kitchenware. The trash bins were full most of the time. Still recommend to stay here though.
    Thailand, Male, 31-40
  • 6.3


    18 Oct 2019
    Location and shared space was great. Pod was dirty with hair and stains on side of mattress and stopped working in the middle of the night.
    USA, Male, 25-30
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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