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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 2,450 feet 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.

Reception is reachable via phone call from 9 am to 9 pm, and an emergency number can be called at night for assistance.

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

Couples in particular like the location – they rated it 8.1 for a two-person trip.

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About Galaxy Pod Hostel

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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 January 5, 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 September 9, 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 September 9, 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 May 24, 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 June 3, 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 September 9, 2019
  • 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 July 20, 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 September 9, 2019
  • 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 October 31, 2021
  • Can we eat in the pods?

    It's not possible to eat in the pods.


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    Answered on May 8, 2020
  • 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 August 23, 2021
  • 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 October 20, 2019
  • 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 September 5, 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 February 2, 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 September 9, 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 September 9, 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 December 10, 2019
  • is negative PCR test result is mandatory upon check in for fully vaccinated person?

    At the moment, vaccinated travelers don't have to present a negative PCR test.


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    Answered on July 3, 2021
  • I plan on taking a trip by myself I’m a female at 54 and am trying to make this a frugal but fun Journey Do you recommend I stY here?

    Absolutely.Social but still private, more upscale than most other hostels. Outside bus restriction zone so pick ups in front, free parking, lounge bar


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    Answered on May 25, 2020
  • When is check-out time? On departure day can I check-out but leave my backpack behind until 14:30?

    Check-out time is at 11 am. Our reception is open from 9 am and you can use our luggage storage room on your check-out day.


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    Answered on July 26, 2021
Area Info *
Guests loved walking around the neighborhood!
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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
  • Cafe/Bar Lebowski Bar
    1.2 miles
  • Restaurant Red Chili
    0.1 miles
  • Restaurant Potturinn & Pannan
    0.1 miles
  • Restaurant Hallgrímskirkja
    0.2 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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Amenities of Galaxy Pod Hostel Great facilities! Review score, 8.5
Kitchen
  • Shared kitchen
Activities
  • Live sports events (broadcast)
Internet
WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
Parking
Free public parking is available on site (reservation is not needed).
  • Accessible parking
  • Street parking
Services
  • Shared lounge/TV area
  • Lockers
  • Baggage storage Additional charge
  • Fax/Photocopying
  • Express check-in/out
Entertainment & Family Services
  • Board games/Puzzles
Safety & security
  • Fire extinguishers
  • CCTV in common areas
  • Smoke alarms
  • Security alarm
  • Key card access
  • Safe
General
  • Smoke-free property
  • Heating
  • Elevator
  • Facilities for disabled guests
  • Non-smoking rooms
Accessibility
  • Toilet with grab rails
  • Wheelchair accessible
Languages Spoken
  • English
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House rules Galaxy Pod Hostel takes special requests – add in the next step!

Check-in

2:00 PM - 11:30 PM

Guests are required to show a photo ID and credit card at check-in

Check-out

12:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Cancellation/
prepayment

Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodations type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check what conditions apply to your preferred room.

Refundable damage deposit

A damage deposit of EUR 200 is required on arrival. That's about 226.31USD. This will be collected by credit card. You should be reimbursed on check-out. Your deposit will be refunded in full by credit card, subject to an inspection of the property.

Children & Beds

Child policies

Children over 6 are welcome.

Children 7 and above are considered adults at this property.

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

Crib and extra bed policies

There's no capacity for cribs at this property.

This property doesn't offer extra beds.

Age restriction

The minimum age for check-in is 18

Pets

Pets are not allowed.

Groups

When booking for more than 8 people, 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 the coronavirus (COVID-19), make sure you're booking this property in accordance with the destination's local government guidelines, including (but not limited to) the purpose of travel and maximum group size.

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

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

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

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

It's not possible to stay at this property for coronavirus (COVID-19) quarantine purposes.

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

Guests are required to show a photo ID 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 226.31USD. This will be collected by credit card. You should be reimbursed on check-out. Your deposit will be refunded in full by credit card, subject to an inspection of the property.

FAQs about Galaxy Pod Hostel

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

    • Airport shuttle (public) 45min

  • 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):

    • Live sports events (broadcast)

  • Check-in at Galaxy Pod Hostel is from 2:00 PM, and check-out is until 11:00 AM.

  • The prices at Galaxy Pod Hostel may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates, hotel's policy etc.). To see prices, enter your dates.

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