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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.
  • Perfect Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Excellent Cleanliness
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Property Description

Galaxy Pod Hostel is located 10 minutes walk from the city center and outside the pick up restriction zone so pick up's are right in front and parking is free. We offer single or double space pods instead of regular bunk beds in shared dormitories and we provide lockers in all our rooms.

We are located mid-way between where all the bars are and Laugardalur, and there are about 15 minutes walk both ways. There's a 24/7 supermarket nearby. Laugardalur has a lot to offer especially for families. You will find a gym, swimming pool, a zoo with Icelandic animals, a flower garden, skating range, tennis court etc. In only 10 minutes walk you will find a great variety of restaurants and bars in the downtown.

Kids under 12 years old can share a bed with a parent free of charge. We also have a female only room with 6 pods. We are the perfect option for backpackers, couples, families and groups. Perfect for having a quite and relaxing stay in Reykjavik. All pods have a security box, mirror, fans, power plugs, various light settings, comfortable 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). We accept also payment through Wechat and Alipay.
This property may pre-authorise your card before arrival.

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

Taxes included.

Reception: 7:00 – 23:00.
Late check out.
No curfew.
Child friendly.
Non smoking.
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 9.0

  • Security 9.3

  • Location 9.7

  • Staff 9.3

  • Atmosphere 9.0

  • Cleanliness 8.7

  • Facilities 8.7

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    10 Aug 2020
    I stayed 8 nights at Galaxy Pod and it was a very positive experience. The individual cabins offer a lot of privacy and comfort apart from giving it a very modern look. Even being in a room with more than 20 beds, in general at night everything was very quiet and you could sleep without problems, the common areas such as the kitchen and the bathrooms are very good. It is located on the main shopping street of the city (walking about 15 minutes from the center). Great prices and quality!
    Spain, Male, 31-40
  • 10.0


    05 Mar 2020
    Really nice place for women traveling alone! The staff is really nice and it’s just a short walk to the city center.
    England, Female, 25-30
  • 9.7


    13 Mar 2020
    So fun! I really enjoyed the galaxy pod experience. It seemed more private than regular bunk beds. Lovely view of the bay. Easy walk to centrum. Lovely lounge and bar
    USA, Female, 41+
  • 9.7


    05 Mar 2020
    Awesome hostel great value. The staff was amazing and it was pretty easy to meet people there. It’s a little bit of a walk from the city center (15 min or so) but still doable. If you’re going to stay in a hostel in Reykjavik this is the one to choose.
    USA, Male, 25-30
  • 9.4


    16 Mar 2020
    The capsules make you have a sensation of privacy, it's a little bit far from the city if you don't mind its the best decision.
    Mexico, Female, 25-30
  • 9.4


    10 Mar 2020
    Great place to stay! The hostel is on the main shopping street Laugavegur so a 10 minute walk will take you to downtown Reykjavik. Also located next to a bonus just around the corner. The social area had a PS4, VR machine and a small shelf with good reads and games. If your feeling particularly lazy you can get the 890 ISK pizza and a beer ;) Breakfast is amazing food. The pods are so cozy! TV was a nice touch:) Helpful staff too! Check in process was so easy and got to check in early :) Thanks!
    England, Female, 18-24
  • 9.1


    31 Jul 2020
    Cheap & cheerful, capsule was a great idea.
    England, Male, 41+
  • 8.9


    17 Jul 2020
    Nice hostel to get a unique experience for sleeping in pod. Pods are comfortable and you don't hear anything once you are inside the pod so you sleep comfortably. Nice kitchen facilities and staff only works limited hours so you need to be on time or arrange your arrival with them.. They are very helpful
    Netherlands, Male, 31-40
  • 8.9


    11 Jul 2020
    I liked it because it was not only accomodation but it was also an experience, something new, something different. I love the privacy that you can set yourself in the capsule despite that you are acctualy sharing your staying with among many others in the room, you get the feeling of total isolation from them. The only downside that i had noticed is that there is almost no any staff presence. For the whole time i havent seen or met any staff at the reception on my check in , nor on my check out.
    Slovenia, Male, 31-40
  • 8.3


    08 Aug 2020
    The hostel is super well located! Beds were super comfy and the staff super nice! The pods were fun to stay in, but it is actually noisy to open and close them, and the tv doesn't have channels. There was a smell in the corridor, maybe the smell from the water (smelled a bit like geothermal waters) from the nearby bathrooms? The bathrooms and kitchen werent really looked after so weren't really clean, otherwise nice and chill atmosphere! A bit pricy, but overall a really nice place!
    France, Mixed Group, 25-30
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  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free Parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Adaptors
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • Ceiling Fan
  • Common Room
  • Dishwasher
  • Elevator
  • Flexible NRR
  • Fridge/Freezer
  • 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
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Reception (limited hours)
  • Towels for hire
  • Board Games
  • PlayStation
  • Wi-Fi