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Set in Reykjavík and with Solfar Sun Voyager reachable within 1.5 km, Galaxy Pod Hostel offers express check-in and check-out, non-smoking rooms, a shared lounge, free WiFi throughout the property and a bar. The property is around 47 km from Blue Lagoon, 1 km from Reykjavik Art Museum: Kjarvalsstadir and 2.9 km from Harpa Concert Hall & Conference Centre. Reykjavik Old Harbour is 3.7 km from the hostel and Imagine Peace Tower is 4.2 km away. Guest rooms at the hostel come with a seating area. Featuring a shared bathroom with a shower and a hairdryer, certain units at Galaxy Pod Hostel also have a city view. The units feature bed linen. Popular points of interest near the accommodation include Hallgrímskirkja Church, The Pearl and Laugavegur Shopping Street. The nearest airport is Reykjavík Domestic Airport, 3 km from Galaxy Pod Hostel.

Galaxy Pod Hostel has been welcoming guests since 27 Jul 2015.

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Property highlights

Top location: Highly rated by recent guests (8.3)

Free parking available on-site

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Guest reviews


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  • Alice_29
    United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    The idea of the pods is amazing, they give you almost the privacy of a private bedroom (except noise-wise), but at the price of a dorm bed. Staff was kind. Price was great. I appreciate they sell some snacks, so you don't have to go out if you...
  • Luise
    The pods are really comfortable to sleep in and create a bit of privacy, even with 6 other people in the room. The accommodation is clean, the kitchen has everything one needs to cook a decent meal.
  • D
    Amazing location woth walking distance to the main street in downtown Reykjavik. The staff members were very helpful with answering questions and helping out. Comfortable bed!
  • Stijn
    This hostel was just perfect. Everything I needed and I just loved the pods. I will definitely come back again.
  • Julie
    United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    The pod was very comfortable + it is nice you have a door that you can close
  • Laura
    Amazing expierence, lovely kitchen, would definitely stay again!
  • Jack
    United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    very clean and quiet, I slept well both of my visits. Staff were friendly. Good location between bus station and recreational part of Reykjavik.
  • Yue
    The unique experience in this hostel and the graffiti wall, which impressed us.
  • Adrien
    Very interesting, original. But dont spend 90€ for a double bed. It useless. Just choose the 45€ one 👍👍👍
  • Dean
    Quirky place and truly unique with its pods. Added privacy of a curtain or sliding door on the pod itself. Lights inside, fan/air con so it didn’t feel stuffy with the door closed or blind down. Easy 5 minute walk to the bottom of the main strip,...

Property questions and answers
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  • Is it possible to book a pod for two?

    Yes, we offer double pod beds suitable for couples.
    Answered on 5 January 2020
  • Can we eat in the pods?

    It's not possible to eat in the pods.
    Answered on 8 May 2020
  • Can I use my own sleeping bag?

    No, all beds are made upon arrival and we do not allow guests to use their own sleeping bags or linen.
    Answered on 9 September 2019
  • Do I need a lock for the lockers?

    No. You can open the locker with your key card.
    Answered on 9 September 2019
  • Is there a linen charge at this hostel?

    We provide new clean sheets and duvets for all our Guests and that's included without any extra charge,
    Answered on 20 October 2019
  • Is there 24 hour check in?

    No, but you can still arrive 24/7. If you arrive ourside opening hours (7 am - 11 pm), please let us know. You will always find your bed ready and y..
    Answered on 9 September 2019
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Facilities of Galaxy Pod Hostel
Great facilities! Review score, 8.3

Most popular facilities
  • Free parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Bar
  • Heating
  • Lift
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels/sheets (extra fee)
  • Toilet
  • Hairdryer
  • Shower
  • Linen
  • Shared kitchen
  • Dining table
  • Stovetop
  • Oven
  • Kitchenware
  • Electric kettle
  • Kitchen
  • Dishwasher
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
Room Amenities
  • Socket near the bed
  • Happy hour
Living Area
  • Dining area
  • Seating Area
Food & Drink
  • Bar
WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
Free public parking is possible on site (reservation is not possible).
  • Street parking
  • Accessible parking
  • Shared lounge/TV area
  • Lockers
  • Fax/photocopying
  • Express check-in/check-out
Entertainment and family services
  • Board games/puzzles
  • Board games/puzzles
Safety & security
  • Fire extinguishers
  • CCTV in common areas
  • Smoke alarms
  • Security alarm
  • Key card access
  • Key access
  • Safety deposit box
  • Non-smoking throughout
  • Heating
  • Lift
  • Fan
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Upper floors accessible by elevator
Languages spoken
  • English

House rules

Galaxy Pod Hostel takes special requests - add in the next step!


From 14:00 to 00:00

Guests are required to show a photo identification and credit card upon check-in


From 01:00 to 11:00



Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodation type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check the conditions of your required room.

Refundable damage deposit

A damage deposit of EUR 200 is required on arrival. That's about 173.49GBP. This will be collected by credit card. You should be reimbursed on check-out. Your deposit will be refunded in full via credit card, subject to an inspection of the property.

Children and beds

Child policies

Children older than 6 years are welcome.

Children 7 years and above will be charged as adults at this property.

To see correct prices and occupancy information, please add the number of children in your group and their ages to your search.

Cot and extra bed policies

Cots and extra beds are not available at this property.

Age restriction

The minimum age for check-in is 18


Pets are not allowed.

Maestro Mastercard Visa UnionPay credit card Diners Club American Express Cash is not accepted Galaxy Pod Hostel accepts these cards and reserves the right to temporarily hold an amount prior to arrival.

The fine print

Please note that Guests need to be vaccinated to be able to stay at the property, as most of our facilities are shared or common.

Due to Coronavirus (COVID-19), please ensure that you are only booking this property following the local government guidelines of the destination, including but not limited to the purpose of travel, and maximum allowed group size.

In accordance with government guidelines to minimise transmission of the Coronavirus (COVID-19), this property currently isn't accepting guests from certain countries, during dates where such guidelines exist.

In accordance with government guidelines to minimise transmission of the Coronavirus (COVID-19), this property may request additional documentation from guests to validate identity, travel itinerary and other relevant information, during dates where such guidelines exist.

In response to Coronavirus (COVID-19), additional safety and sanitation measures are in effect at this property.

Due to Coronavirus (COVID-19), this property is taking steps to help protect the safety of guests and staff. Certain services and amenities may be reduced or unavailable as a result.

Due to Coronavirus (COVID-19), this property has reduced reception and service operating hours.

It is not possible to stay at this property for Coronavirus (COVID-19) quarantine purposes.

Please inform Galaxy Pod Hostel in advance of your expected arrival time. You can use the Special Requests box when booking, or contact the property directly with the contact details provided in your confirmation.

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.

A damage deposit of EUR 200 is required on arrival. That's about 173.49GBP. This will be collected by credit card. You should be reimbursed on check-out. Your deposit will be refunded in full via credit card, subject to an inspection of the property.