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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
  • Superb Staff
  • Fantastic 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 8.5

  • Security 9.5

  • Location 8.7

  • Staff 9.4

  • Atmosphere 8.8

  • Cleanliness 9.0

  • Facilities 9.4

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    08 Jan 2020
    I really enjoyed my stay, the pod accommodation was clean and tidy, and location was very centralised.
    Australia, Male, 31-40
  • 10.0


    06 Jan 2020
    Best hostel I've stayed in
    England, All Male Group, 18-24
  • 10.0


    28 Nov 2019
    I will be back (arnold schwarzenegger‘s voice)
    England, Male, 25-30
  • 9.4


    07 Feb 2020
    By far my favourite hostel. Booked bed in 24 mixed dorm room. Even though it was full, everyone was quiet and respectfully. Door on pod was very handy; didn't hear anything/anyone during the night. Lockers were available for bags and safe in each pod. Staff were friendly and showed guests around. Lounge area, kitchen and bathroom were clean. Location was not great but a simple bus ride from the BSI station. Will stay here again
    Canada, Female, 25-30
  • 9.1


    01 Dec 2019
    I had really high expectations on this hostel. It’s a bit far from the city center, around 25 minute walk. My biggest disappointment was that the TV on my pod was not working! (Apparently most TVs there are faulty). On the other hand, the girl in the front desk went out of her way to help me & she even gave me another pod (TV was slow but still worked). Also, there are 2 big screens 📺 on the common area for our use, and if you book a tour they can pick you up so location is not a big issue.
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 9.1


    27 Nov 2019
    This is the perfect place to stay in Reykjavik if you want to save money but still have your privacy. The pods were a little slice of luxury after a long day, with a stocked tv and plenty of space - enough to change in there. The space pods are really cool and would recommend to stay at least once. Bit pricier than other Reykjavik hostels but worth it. Breakfast is good with freshly made waffles. Conveniently located opposite a supermarket and a short walk from the centre of Reykjavik.
    England, Female, 25-30
  • 8.9


    26 Dec 2019
    Loved staying here! Super clean, nice staff, met lots of friends!
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 8.9


    25 Nov 2019
    Come for the cool beds, stay for the breakfast! I was only going to stay a night to try out the pods, since it's 2-3 times the price of the cheaper hostels. But man, 1300 ISK for breakfast gets you unlimited waffles, fruit, meats and cheese slices, toast (Peanut butter! A rarity for homesick Canadians!), basic cereal, coffee, etc. Otherwise, the hostel is good. Nice big showers (on sulphury geothermal water though), clean bathroom and bedrooms. Awesome common areas
    Canada, Male, 18-24
  • 8.3


    01 Feb 2020
    Loved staying here, only stayed one night but wish I could have stayed longer. All the facilites and more were provided in the public area (VR Room, Netflix) The pods were excellent, apart from the plastic feel they were good - TV in the pods and software provided were also great. Had a great night, shame it was so rushed on my part. The price is not too bad, slightly expensive but in Iceland and with everything provided its not too bad. Location wasn't bad to the city and bus stations.
    England, Male, 25-30
  • 7.1

    Very Good

    18 Nov 2019
    Perfectly clean and cool to stay in a pod, but definitely more for the reclusive type of person. Not a super comfortable space to meet new people.
    USA, 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