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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 a 10-minute walk from the city center and outside the pickup 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 minute walk you will find a great variety of restaurants and bars.

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 quiet 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: 24/48 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-authorize your card before arrival.

Check-in from 14:00 to any time.
Check out at 11:00.

Taxes included.

Reception: 09:00 - 21:00 (reception hours at the moment may vary)
Late check out.
No curfew.
Child friendly.
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.

Please note that guests are required to show a photo identification and credit card upon check-in. Please note that all Special Requests are subject to availability and additional charges may apply.
Guests need to be vaccinated to be able to stay at the property as most of our facilities are shared or common

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 8.5

  • Security 9.3

  • Location 8.3

  • Staff 8.5

  • Atmosphere 8.3

  • Cleanliness 9.0

  • Facilities 8.4

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    29 Aug 2021
    Can’t complain about anything. Reasonable price in an expensive city.
    USA, Male, 41+
  • 10.0


    02 Aug 2021
    Great place to stay , right across the street is a grocery for food , airport bus stop just about a block away . Highly recommended
    USA, Male, 41+
  • 9.7


    15 Sep 2021
    What a great experience! Love the pods, very comfortable. Bathrooms and kitchen always tidy. Theresa was super helpful with helping book itineraries and suggesting info on what to see and do. I would definitely book there again if I came to Iceland again. Thank you for a wonderful experience!
    USA, Female, 41+
  • 9.4


    06 Sep 2021
    Parking might be dicey if you are driving a car. Overall, great experience.
    USA, Male, 25-30
  • 9.1


    25 Jul 2021
    Everything good, except the tap water smelled and tasted a little like sulfur.
    Germany, Female, 18-24
  • 8.6


    18 Sep 2021
    Love the pod idea, was really cool and reason for staying here. Overall no complaints, a nice place to stay for a couple of nights!
    Scotland, Female, 18-24
  • 8.6


    16 Aug 2021
    Pods were quite nice to stay in. The staff was very helpful. I needed a taxi and asked the front desk for the name of local taxi services. The front desk person went ahead and called a taxi for me for the day and time I required. Very nice of of desk staff to do that. Water for showers is geothermal water and smells bad but is okay for showering.
    USA, Female, 41+
  • 7.7

    Very Good

    16 Oct 2021
    Overall, the my stay at Galaxy Pod Hostel was fine. Location is great for those would like to venture on foot. The facilities were cute and trendy!and staff was very friendly. However, on the flip side of that the vibe attracts young travelers who do not clean up after themselves and one guy coughed in his pod all morning and didnt have the decency to go out and drink water. All i could think was COVID! The pods arent as nice as i imagined and feel a but claustrophobic.
    USA, Female, 31-40
  • 7.1

    Very Good

    10 Aug 2021
    Galaxy is a bit of a walk from the city center, though there is a close bus stop. Unfortunately they lost my reservation and the locker I was assigned was broken - the TV and air circulation in my pod wasn’t in working order either. The plus side - it is a quiet area and the atmosphere is quiet. So if you’re looking for a calmer hostel this would work.
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 6.3


    27 Jul 2021
    I'll be fully transparent that I didn't stay the night as my friend got into town earlier than expected, but I spent like 7 hours there waiting. The pods themselves are nice, each has a TV, but they're kind of just thrown against the walls in the room. It looks kinda cheap and tacky, and doesn't necessarily feel the most stable. The kitchen was really nice and stocked with basics. Locationwise, it's great if you have a car but if not it's a bit out of town and pretty much in an office building.
    USA, Female, 18-24
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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