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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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  • 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.
  • Great Location
  • Marvellous 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.
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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 8.3

  • Security 9.0

  • Location 7.9

  • Staff 8.4

  • Atmosphere 8.7

  • Cleanliness 8.7

  • Facilities 8.4

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    05 May 2019
    My first time in Iceland and I wanted something quiet and affordable. Walking distance to the city center, very quiet, staff knowledgeable and very helpful in all respects. Super clean as well. The pods are great; having your own TV w/headphones so as not to disturb pod-mates was a treat, watched movies late into the night when due to time difference, sleep didn't come early. Felt very safe and had secured card-access lockers for valuable. Definitely would return!
    USA, Female, 41+
  • 9.7


    27 May 2019
    Excellent hostel, with a super cool futuristic approach. When you have stayed at many hostels, it is nice to find one that really is trying to innovate. Clean, very friendly staff, this will be my go-to hostel for Reykjavik.
    USA, Male, 25-30
  • 9.7


    09 May 2019
    I absolutely LOVED this hostel! I was so excited to finally be able to stay in a galaxy pod. The atmosphere was wonderful. We were there for a couple hours and already made 5 new friends to go bar hopping with that night. The location is perfect with a grocery store right in front. And the views were spectacular!
    USA, All Female Group, 18-24
  • 9.7


    07 May 2019
    The Pods were a cool way to sleep. They're fairly private, have their own tv and lighting, are big enough to sit up, and even get dressed in. The thing that I really loved about Galaxy though were the showers. Once you've been on the road for a while, you get used to terrible hostel showers, but when you arrive at a place like this and they have really nice facilities, It's a huge upgrade. I plan on staying here again in the future.
    USA, Male, 25-30
  • 8.9


    03 Jun 2019
    Very creative hostel with interesting theme. everything is cutting-edge and fun! very clean bathrooms and kitchen for communal activities. The only thing that can be improved is the quality of pods - they are squeaking every time you make a move or slide the door open.
    China, Female, 25-30
  • 8.6


    23 May 2019
    A unique stay, and a great experience!
    Canada, Female, 18-24
  • 6.9


    09 May 2019
    Stayed 1 night. Pods are cool and clean. Bathrooms clean and well equipped. Staff not that friendly or helpful.
    USA, All Female Group, 25-30
  • 6.3


    30 Jun 2019
    Not much of a hostel atmosphere but perfectly functional. I would have loved the pods if they would have been able to stay at a reasonable temperature at night. My pod got up to about 85 degrees Fahrenheit at night which was almost impossible to sleep in. Otherwise pretty good but know it will be warm in the summer.
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 6.0


    09 Apr 2019
    Very cool place to stay!
    Canada, Couple, 25-30
  • 2.0


    17 May 2019
    I would like a refund ASAP. This place was in a terrible location, full of creepy old men, and smelled like mold. The front desk staff was unfriendly. When I walked into the dorm, it smelled terrible and when I got to my pod there was a pair of mens underwear hanging from the door of my pod to which the front desk responded that I should lower my expectations for a mixed dorm. This place was such a terrible experience and I was made to feel so incredibly uncomfortable that I didn't even stay.
    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