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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.
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  • 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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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
  • Fantastic 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 any time.
Check out at 11:00.

Taxes included.

Reception: 09:00 – 14:00 (reception hours at the moment may vary)
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 8.9

  • Security 9.1

  • Location 8.6

  • Staff 8.0

  • Atmosphere 8.8

  • Cleanliness 9.0

  • Facilities 8.1

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    10 Jul 2021
    Great place to stay. It’s an affordable and comfortable hostel. Staff was helpful, even helped make reservations for tours. I was there for 6 nights and didn’t have an issue. Well recommended.
    USA, Male, 25-30
  • 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
  • 9.7


    11 Jul 2021
    What a view! And the staff was so helpful, especially Xavier. The pods allowed you to have a hostel experience and your own space. Full range of ages represented, being 54 or 24 made no difference in this lovely community. Enjoyed it thoroughly 💜
    USA, Female, 41+
  • 9.7


    08 Jun 2021
    Location was great and super walkable. The staff was friendly and pods were comfortable. I had trouble working my pod the first night and wished there was overnight staff to help, but the other folks staying there were super helpful! Would def stay again.
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 9.4


    19 Jul 2021
    Galaxy hotel is awesome!!!! Yes that is not a misspelling it’s too nice to be a hostel and uses the same pods found in US and Japan pod hotels. You have the benefit of a private pod with TV (didn’t use it because I am traveling) that can link to your phone, lighting options usb and AC but also the hostel benefit of a clean ikea styled communal kitchen lounge area with small bar and truly amazingly helpful staff. It’s location is not perfect but it is an easy walk to everything Reykjavik.
    USA, Male, 41+
  • 9.1


    31 Jul 2020
    Cheap & cheerful, capsule was a great idea.
    England, Male, 41+
  • 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
  • 6.6


    04 Jun 2021
    Quiet hostel, pretty clean, ok location. Kind of a walk to the downtown area. I gave it low ratings because of one staff member. I asked for a lower bunk, but he said all the lower bunks were full. I stayed there two nights. Maybe 5 people slept in the entire 24 bed room… Just kind of pissed me off that he lied because he was too lazy to move me to a lower bunk. Same guy also recommended a place to do laundry instead of the hostel. Laundry was $24USD a load there… Not my favorite staff member.
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 5.7


    03 Jun 2021
    Stayed four days and observed there was no staff on site for mornings & evenings. The pods are hard plastic shells with noisy doors. Doors cannot be opened or closed without a lot of noise. Aside from decent location, this was hands down the 2nd worst hostel I have ever stayed in.
    USA, Male, 41+
  • 5.4


    07 Jun 2021
    Had to sit in the rain for a minute or two just until the reception opened the door for us. Once at the desk, the check in process took about 15 minutes even though we were the only people there. Reception wasn’t very friendly or helpful at all and situated my brother and in a top and bottom bunk even though the entire room of 40+ beds was nearly empty. Two bottom pods would have been nice. No facilities at all and bar/cafe was closed the whole time. Showers were low pressure and no hot water.
    USA, Male, 25-30
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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