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Galaxy Pod Hostel is a comfortable, relaxing and cozy hostel offering dormitory rooms and sleeping capsules in Reykjavík. The start of the pedestrian portion of Laugavegur High Street is about 800 yards away from the hostel. Free WiFi is offered throughout the property, and free public parking is available on site.

Featuring adjustable lighting, the sleeping capsules also include personal a safe deposit box, various lighting settings, a fan as well as a curtain and door for privacy. All our rooms are dormitories, all have access to shared bathroom facilities and kitchen.

Because of the pandemic, our property had to reduce opening hours and services.
Front desk opening hours vary from day to day.

Bus pick-ups and drop-offs are located right in front of the property. Hallgrímskirkja Church and Reykjavik Art Museum are both 0.8 miles from Galaxy Pod Hostel. Perlan Wonders of Iceland is 1.1 miles away and Reykjavík Domestic Airport is 1.7 miles from the property.

Couples particularly like the location — they rated it 8.2 for a two-person trip.

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

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Property highlights

Top location: Highly rated by recent guests (8.4)

Free parking available on-site


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Guests need to meet one or more requirements to stay in this property: proof of full Coronavirus (Covid-19) vaccination, a recent valid negative Coronavirus PCR test, or recent proof of Coronavirus recovery.

4 reasons to choose Galaxy Pod Hostel

  • Prices you can't beat!
  • Booking is safe
  • Manage your bookings online
  • The staff speak English

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About Galaxy Pod Hostel

Welcoming Booking.com guests since 27 Jul 2015

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  • Is it possible to book a pod for two?

    Yes, we offer double pod beds suitable for couples.


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    Asked about: Capsule Bed in 24-Bed Mixed Dormitory Room • Answered on 5 January 2020
  • Can we eat in the pods?

    It's not possible to eat in the pods.


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    Answered on 8 May 2020
  • Do I need a lock for the lockers?

    No. You can open the locker with your key card.


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    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,


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    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 you can officially check in the next morning.


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    Answered on 9 September 2019
  • How far is this hotel from BSI station? Also, will you hold luggage for ~6 days if we book a night at start and end of a hiking trip?

    We are located approximately 25 minutes walk from BSI station. The luggage deposit service is free during the stay days. The drop off and pick up time must to be arranged with the manager and the cost for the service is 1.000 ISK per item/day.


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    Answered on 24 May 2021
  • What time does check in start? If we arrived before check in is it possible to leave our bags with you until we are able to check in?

    Check in starts at 2 pm and you can drop off your bags in the room earlier if lockers are available.


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    Answered on 3 June 2021
  • Hi there, I am going to arrive in Iceland on 4th January at night and would check in probably after 1 am. Is it possible?

    Hello and good day. Yes, that is possible, we have a late check-in procedure, so if you have already booked, you will receive details of that either on the day of arrival or the day before. We cannot share this procedure unless you've already booked.


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    Answered on 27 December 2021
  • Do you have planned events or activities?

    We do not offer events on our own other than movie nights sometimes, but we can help book and recommend the best available activities at the reception.


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    Answered on 9 September 2019
  • Our flight arrives at 6:15 am and we wanted to come sleep for a few hours before taking off on our drive, but this will be after the check in time. Can we check in that early at 6:15 am on 1/13 if we pay for the night on 1/12? We will leave by check out time. Also, is there free parking?

    Yes, if you book the night before you can check-in early in the morning. There is free public parking just outside the building. We cannot reserve spots, as it is public land, but especially that early in the morning it is mostly empty.


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    Answered on 24 December 2021
  • Do you offer breakfast for a extra fee?

    For now the breakfast buffet has been cancelled due to the corona virus. When it will be back it will be bookable on Booking.


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    Answered on 20 July 2020
  • Is it quiet at night?

    Yes, very much so. Like with all shared dormitories we can never promise 100% quietness but both dorms and other facilities are usually very quiet at night and even more than most other hostels.


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    Answered on 9 September 2019
  • What is your cost to store luggage? Thank you!

    There is an option to store luggage in our storage room only while a customer is staying at our property, this option is free of charge. Luggage storage can only be accessible during our reception hours.


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    Answered on 28 January 2022
  • I am not sure how to book the room with the free cancellation option Also-when booking room do I have to pay immediately or after arrival?

    Unfortunately, that would seem to be a technical problem possibly related to Booking itself so please inquire with them directly for troubleshooting assistance. We charge free cancelation bookings on their arrival dates.


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    Answered on 31 October 2021
  • Hi! Is there parking available?

    Hello, there is a public parking lot in front of the building. It's for free but since it's a public space, we cannot accept any reservations for guests so it's ''first come. first-served''. If it's full, please contact Reception directly for help.


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    Answered on 23 August 2021
  • in the 6 bed female dorms does it have a bathroom for just that dorm.? are the showers private?

    None of our dormitories have a private bathroom for the dorm. The bathroom facilities are separated between female and male bathrooms. Each of them contains stalls with showers and stalls with toilets, all of which have their own door for privacy.


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    Answered on 5 September 2021
  • hi is it possible to stay here for quarantine?

    Our property is not eligible for quarantine. We can only host guests that already finished the quarantine and have the second negative Covid-19 result.


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    Answered on 2 February 2021
  • Do you offer luggage storage?

    Yes. Our luggage room is free for staying guests. You can even use it after your stay for a small fee.


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    Answered on 9 September 2019
  • Are sheets and towels included?

    All beds are made upon arrival but we rent towels for 500 ISK. You can use the towel for the whole stay and exchange it for a dry one after each use.


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    Answered on 9 September 2019
  • Can I pay in cash?

    Yes, you can pay in ISK upon arrival. Unless you bought a non refunable reservation, then we charge it ahead through credit card. Note that credit card is always needed when booking as insurance in case of no-show.


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    Answered on 10 December 2019
Property surroundings *
Guests loved walking around the neighbourhood!
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What's nearby
  • Laugavegur Shopping Street
    0.3 miles
  • Reykjavik Art Museum: Kjarvalsstadir
    0.4 miles
  • Laugardalsholl Stadium
    0.7 miles
  • Solfar Sun Voyager
    0.7 miles
  • Laugardalslaug Swimming Pool
    0.7 miles
  • Hallgrímskirkja Church
    0.8 miles
  • Kringlan Shopping Mall
    0.8 miles
  • The Pearl
    1 miles
  • The Offices of the Cabinet of Iceland
    1.1 miles
  • Hljomskalagardurinn
    1.2 miles
Restaurants & cafes
  • Restaurant Red Chili
    0.1 miles
  • Restaurant Potturinn & Pannan
    0.1 miles
  • Restaurant Hallgrímskirkja
    0.2 miles
  • Cafe/bar Lebowski Bar
    1.2 miles
Top attractions
  • Reykjavík City Hall
    1.3 miles
  • Reykjavik Old Harbour
    1.4 miles
  • University of Iceland
    1.4 miles
  • Vesturbaejarlaug Swimming Pool
    1.8 miles
  • Imagine Peace Tower
    2 miles
  • Smáralind Shopping Center
    2.9 miles
  • Grafarvogslaug Swimming Pool
    3.5 miles
  • Arbaejarlaug Swimming Pool
    3.8 miles
Closest airports
  • Reykjavík Domestic Airport
    1.4 miles
  • Reykjavík Keflavík Airport
    23.9 miles
How to get to Galaxy Pod Hostel from Reykjavík Keflavík Airport
    Public shuttle
    Free parking is available.
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Facilities of Galaxy Pod Hostel
Great facilities! Review score, 8.4
Kitchen
  • Shared kitchen
Food & Drink
  • Bar
Internet
WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
Parking
Free public parking is possible on site (reservation is not possible).
  • Accessible parking
  • Street parking
Services
  • Shared lounge/TV area
  • Lockers
  • Luggage storage Additional charge
  • Fax/photocopying
  • Express check-in/check-out
Entertainment and family services
  • Board games/puzzles
Safety & security
  • Fire extinguishers
  • CCTV in common areas
  • Smoke alarms
  • Security alarm
  • Key card access
  • Key access
  • Safety deposit box
General
  • Non-smoking throughout
  • Heating
  • Lift
  • Facilities for disabled guests
  • Non-smoking rooms
Accessibility
  • Toilet with grab rails
  • Wheelchair accessible
Languages spoken
  • English
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Sustainable initiatives

This property has taken steps to provide more sustainable and environmentally friendly travel

House rules
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Check-in

14:00 - 23:30

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

Check-out

00:00 - 11:00

Cancellation/
prepayment

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 166.50GBP. 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 aged 7 years and above are considered 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

There is no capacity for cots at this property.

There is no capacity for extra beds at this property.

Age restriction

The minimum age for check-in is 18

Pets

Pets are not allowed.

Groups

When booking for more than 8 persons, different policies and additional supplements may apply.

Maestro Mastercard Visa UnionPay credit card Discover JCB Diners Club American Express 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 may request additional documentation from guests to validate identity, travel itinerary and other relevant information, during dates where such guidelines exist.

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.

Due to Coronavirus (COVID-19), this property adheres to strict physical distancing measures.

Due to Coronavirus (COVID-19), wearing a face mask is mandatory in all indoor common areas.

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

A negative Coronavirus (COVID-19) PCR test result is mandatory to check-in to this property.

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.

Guests need to meet one or more requirements to stay in this property: proof of full Coronavirus (Covid-19) vaccination, a recent valid negative Coronavirus PCR test, or recent proof of Coronavirus recovery.

A damage deposit of EUR 200 is required on arrival. That's about 166.50GBP. 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.

FAQs about Galaxy Pod Hostel

  • Check-in at Galaxy Pod Hostel is from 14:00, and check-out is until 11:00.

  • The prices at Galaxy Pod Hostel may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates you select, hotel's policy etc.). See the prices by entering your dates.

  • The following parking options are available to guests staying at Galaxy Pod Hostel (subject to availability):

    • Parking on site
    • Parking
    • Street parking
    • Accessible parking
    • Free parking

  • Galaxy Pod Hostel offers the following activities / services (charges may apply):

    • Galaxy Pod Hostel is 1.2 miles from the centre of Reykjavík.

    • From the nearest airport, you can get to Galaxy Pod Hostel by:

      • Airport shuttle (public) 45min