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Galaxy Pod Hostel, Reykjavik

2-star2 stars
Laugavegur 172, Reykjavik, 0105, Iceland

Hostel with bar/lounge, near Laugavegur
  • Free WiFi
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  • wonderful staff, great location. fun stayJul 16, 2019
  • This was my second time staying here hoping to be back for a third in the future! Apr 3, 2019
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From 334 reviews

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Galaxy Pod Hostel, Reykjavik

from $81
  • Comfort Shared Dormitory, Mixed Dorm, Mountain View
  • Comfort Shared Dormitory, Women only, Accessible, Mountain View
  • Comfort shared dormitory, mixed dorm, mountain view
  • Comfort Shared Dormitory, Mixed Dorm, Shared Bathroom

What’s around Galaxy Pod Hostel, Reykjavik


  • In Reykjavík East
  • Laugavegur - 1 min walk
  • Hallgrimskirkja - 19 min walk
  • Perlan - 22 min walk
  • Reykjavik City Hall - 27 min walk
  • Reykjavik Harbour - 29 min walk
  • National Museum of Iceland - 33 min walk
  • Harpa - 24 min walk

Getting around

  • Reykjavik (RKV-Reykjavik Domestic) - 4 min drive
  • Reykjavik (KEF-Keflavik Intl.) - 42 min drive

At a glance

Key facts


  • 56 rooms


  • Check-in time 2 PM-11 PM
  • Check-out time is 11 AM
The front desk is open daily from 7 AM - 11 PM.
If you are planning to arrive after 11 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card or cash deposit required

  • Government-issued photo ID required

  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Travelling with others


  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms

Payment types at the property

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

At the hostel

Food and drink
  • Buffet breakfast daily (surcharge)
  • Bar/lounge
  • Microwave in a common area
  • Refrigerator in a common area
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff
  • Elevator/lift
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Television in common areas
  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility

In the room

Home comforts
  • Ceiling fan
Freshen up
  • Shared bathroom
  • Shower only
  • Free toiletries
Be entertained
  • 24-inch Smart TV
  • Digital TV channels
Stay connected
  • Free WiFi
Food and drink
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Stovetop
  • Cookware, dishware, and utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe

Galaxy Pod Hostel, Reykjavik’s small print

Also known as

  • Galaxy Pod Hostel Reykjavik
  • Galaxy Pod Reykjavik


Noise-free guestrooms cannot be guaranteed.

Optional extras

Buffet breakfast is offered for an extra charge of ISK 1200 per person (approximately)

We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.

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Recent reviews

Superb 9.0 From 93 reviews

Exceptional 10.0
Clean and lovely.
Stayed in the 6 person female dorm. You get a small cabinet that fit my backpack and they give you a key card to lock the cabinet. There was no where to put my large pack, but everyone was good in my dorm. The beds all have their own TV's and lights, and a sliding door so you can be alone in the dorm. Bring a sleeping mask though because there is a blue light that stays on all night in your bed if you also want to charge anything or have the fan on to circulate air. The bathrooms were super nice, and showers were lovely. I didn't make use of the kitchen or the common area, but both looked awesome.
Molly, usTrip with friends
Exceptional 10.0
One of the best hostels
The service and amenities were great. They offer breakfast for about $15 including coffee. The common areas are a lounge, kitchen, VR game room, bath/toilet, and laundry room. The lounge has two large TVs (Each pod is equipped with a TV as well.) and a few card games. The kitchen has a refrigerator, pantry, stove, sink, and tables and chairs. Laundry is about $9 for one load of wash and dry. It takes about 4 hours. The shower always has Garnier shampoo bottles and other stuff - assuming other people left behind at the end of their trip. The bathrooms are outside of the rooms so every time you have to go to the toilet, you have to walk out of the room. It didn't bother me until one of the girls in my room started locking the door all the time. I got locked out a couple times. I had keys but I don't sleep with the room key. After that I carried the room key all the time. The room has a locker that can fit carry-on suitcase. It locks automatically once closed and open it with pod key card. The pod has a small safe as well. You can keep your phone and camera but nothing bigger. Overall very satisfied.
usOther trip
Exceptional 10.0
Excellent experience.
Galaxy Pod was an awesome experience. It was certainly unique, in a good way. It felt clean, safe, and (for a hostel) private. The staff was friendly and helpful and went over and beyond to help me when I lost my car rental key at a local bar.
Kenneth, us4 night trip
Fair 4.0
Hygiene problem.
They don't change your bedding, not like the capsule hotel in Japan. I stayed for 7 days, same bed sheet for the whole stay. Staffs are not that friendly either. Checked in at 10pm, no staff at the front desk, a guy walked by, didn't say anything. Then I asked if someone was working, then he said he was. Well, why didn't you say something. No greetings anytime you wallked by the front desk. Everyone looked like "Well, what do you want?" on their face. The reason I chose this hostel was because the hotel that I booked six months ago got cancelled for remodeling. They notified me 2 weeks before my trip and this was the only one available for those dates that I needed. So, make sure you planned ahead and get a real hotel, not that much different in price, even though it didn't work for me this time.
us7 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
Great place
This is the best hostel ive stayed at
DANIEL, us3 night trip

Galaxy Pod Hostel, Reykjavik

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