Galaxy Pod Hostel
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71 reviews

71 reviews

Service 9.1
Facilities 8.6
Value for money 8.6
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Location rating score

Excellent location
Popular landmarks
510 m
The Sun Voyager - Solfar
1.2 km
1.2 km
The Pearl (Perlan)
1.6 km
The Settlement Exhibition Reykjavík 871 +/- 2
2.1 km
Closest landmarks
Krónan Nóatún
110 m
110 m
Hring Eftir Hring
240 m
Tannlæknastofur Guðrúnar, Frígerðs og Gísla
310 m
Iceland Excursions Bus Tours
390 m

Galaxy Pod Hostel

Laugavegur 172, Reykjavík City Center, Reykjavik, Iceland, 0105 - See map

Get your trip off to a great start with a stay at this property, which offers free Wi-Fi in all rooms. Conveniently situated in the Reykjavík City Center part of Reykjavik, this property puts you close to attractions and interesting dining options. Don't leave before paying a visit to the famous Hallgrímskirkja. As an added bonus, restaurant is provided on-site to conveniently serve your needs.


Hygiene Plus

520 meters to Laugavegur

Airport transfer

Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

Daily housekeeping


Car park

Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

Contactless check-in/out

Game room



Safety deposit boxes


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Value for money8.6
Distance to city center0,6 km
Location rating8.1
Nearest airportReykjavík Airport (RKV)
Distance to airport2.4 km

Rooms available at Galaxy Pod Hostel

Single Pod Side Entry - Mixed
  • Room size: 30 m²/323 ft²
  • Mountain view
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Double PODs
  • Room size: 15 m²/161 ft²
  • Mountain view
  • 4 double beds
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Single Pods
  • Room size: 100 m²/1076 ft²
  • Shower
  • 21 single beds
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Single Pod Side Entry - Female Only
  • Room size: 20 m²/215 ft²
  • Mountain view
  • 6 single beds
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1 Double Bed in 8-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
  • Room size: 15 m²/161 ft²
  • Mountain view
  • 4 double beds
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Double Capsule Bed in Mixed Dormitory Room
  • Room size: 18 m²/194 ft²
  • Mountain view
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Capsule Dormitory
  • Room size: 18 m²/194 ft²
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Female 6 Bed Dormitory
  • Room size: 30 m²/323 ft²
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Accessible Female Comfort Dormitory with Mountain View
  • Room size: 25 m²/269 ft²
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Bed in Dormitory with Shared Bathroom
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    Frequently asked questions

    Is car parking available at Galaxy Pod Hostel?

    Galaxy Pod Hostel has car park onsite and nearby for guests traveling with vehicles to take full advantage when staying at this property. Please contact the property for more information, or log into your Agoda account and contact the property through Agoda's direct message chatbox.

    Does Galaxy Pod Hostel have an option for contactless check-in and check-out?

    At Galaxy Pod Hostel, guest visitors can take part in contactless check-in and check-out option provided by this property for your ease of use and safety.

    What attractions are near by Galaxy Pod Hostel that are in walking distance?

    While residing at Galaxy Pod Hostel, start off your trip by visiting the nearest attractions that are within close proximity to the property which include Krónan Nóatún, Þórshamar, and Hring Eftir Hring.

    What bars are nearby Galaxy Pod Hostel?

    While remaining at Galaxy Pod Hostel, enjoy your evening or night out at Regnboginn, Kaffibarinn, and Hverfisbarinn to get the most out of your nightlife.

    What public parks are in close proximty of Galaxy Pod Hostel?

    While lodging at Galaxy Pod Hostel, cherish your morning or evening walk at nearby park which include Frakkland, Valbjarnarvöllur, and Einar Jónsson Sculpture Garden.

    What is the average rating that verified Solo travelers' have given to Galaxy Pod Hostel?

    Verified solo travelers that have stayed at this property have given Galaxy Pod Hostel an average rating of 8.7. You can look up more detailed customer reviews and feedback by filtering for a specific type of verified travelers down in the review section.

    What is the average rating that past Couples' have given to Galaxy Pod Hostel?

    Verified couple travelers that have stayed at this property have given Galaxy Pod Hostel an average rating of 8.3. You can look up on more specific customer ratings, and responses by filtering for a specific type of verified guest travelers down in the review section.

    What is the closest airport to Galaxy Pod Hostel?

    The nearest airport to Galaxy Pod Hostel is Vestmannaeyjar Airport, 113.0 km away.

    More about Galaxy Pod Hostel

    More about Galaxy Pod Hostel

    Experience Futuristic Comfort at Galaxy Pod Hostel in Reykjavik

    Welcome to Galaxy Pod Hostel, a unique and futuristic accommodation located in the heart of Reykjavik, Iceland. With its modern design and innovative pod-style rooms, this hostel offers a one-of-a-kind experience for travelers seeking comfort and convenience. Built in 2016 and last renovated in 2017, Galaxy Pod Hostel combines sleek aesthetics with state-of-the-art facilities to ensure a memorable stay. The hotel features 54 pods, each designed to provide maximum comfort and privacy. Step into your own personal space, complete with a comfortable bed, reading light, and power outlets, allowing you to relax and recharge after a day of exploring the city. Check-in at Galaxy Pod Hostel begins at 02:00 PM, giving you plenty of time to settle in and start your Reykjavik adventure. The friendly and knowledgeable staff are always ready to assist you with any inquiries or recommendations to make the most of your stay. Check-out is until 11:00 AM, allowing you to have a leisurely morning before heading out to explore the nearby attractions. Conveniently located just 0.6 km from the city center, Galaxy Pod Hostel offers easy access to Reykjavik's vibrant cultural scene, iconic landmarks, and bustling nightlife. Whether you're visiting the famous Hallgrimskirkja Church, exploring the charming streets of Old Town, or indulging in the city's renowned culinary delights, everything is just a short walk away. Families traveling with children will be pleased to know that Galaxy Pod Hostel welcomes young guests. Children between the ages of 3 to 12 can stay free of charge, making this hostel an excellent choice for budget-conscious families. Create lasting memories together as you embark on exciting adventures in the land of fire and ice. With its futuristic design, prime location, and child-friendly policy, Galaxy Pod Hostel is the perfect choice for travelers seeking a unique and comfortable stay in Reykjavik. Book your stay now and experience the future of hospitality!

    Endless Entertainment at Galaxy Pod Hostel

    At Galaxy Pod Hostel, the entertainment possibilities are endless. Whether you're a solo traveler looking to meet new people or a group of friends seeking some fun, this hostel has got you covered. Step into the games room and challenge your fellow guests to a friendly game of foosball or pool. The vibrant atmosphere and competitive spirit will surely make for an unforgettable experience. If you prefer a more relaxed setting, head over to the shared lounge/TV area. Sink into one of the comfortable sofas and catch up on your favorite shows or movies on the large flat-screen TV. It's the perfect spot to unwind after a long day of exploring Reykjavik. Additionally, Galaxy Pod Hostel features a gift/souvenir shop where you can find unique mementos to remember your stay in Iceland. Browse through a wide range of Icelandic handicrafts, clothing, and souvenirs, and take a piece of the country's culture back home with you. No matter your preference, Galaxy Pod Hostel ensures that you'll never have a dull moment during your stay. With its impressive array of entertainment facilities, this hostel promises to make your trip to Reykjavik an unforgettable one.

    Convenience Facilities at Galaxy Pod Hostel: A Perfect Blend of Comfort and Accessibility

    Galaxy Pod Hostel in Reykjavik, Iceland, offers a range of convenience facilities to ensure a comfortable and hassle-free stay for its guests. The hostel provides safety deposit boxes, allowing visitors to securely store their valuable belongings during their visit. Additionally, the dedicated concierge service is available to assist guests with any queries or requests, ensuring a seamless experience from check-in to check-out. At Galaxy Pod Hostel, staying connected is effortless with complimentary Wi-Fi available in all public areas. Whether you're catching up on work emails or sharing your travel adventures with loved ones, the reliable internet connection ensures you're always connected. For those who prefer to smoke, there is a designated smoking area where you can enjoy your break in a comfortable and convenient setting. Furthermore, Galaxy Pod Hostel understands the importance of staying connected in today's digital world. That's why they offer free Wi-Fi in all rooms, allowing guests to stay connected from the comfort of their own pods. Additionally, the hostel provides daily housekeeping services to ensure a clean and tidy environment throughout your stay. With these convenience facilities, Galaxy Pod Hostel aims to provide a memorable and stress-free experience for every guest.

    Convenient Transport Facilities at Galaxy Pod Hostel

    At Galaxy Pod Hostel, we understand the importance of convenient transport options for our guests. That's why we provide a range of transport facilities to make your stay in Reykjavik as hassle-free as possible. With an onsite car park, you can easily bring your own vehicle and explore the stunning landscapes of Iceland at your own pace. Whether you're embarking on a road trip along the famous Golden Circle or venturing further to witness the breathtaking Northern Lights, our car park ensures that you have a secure and convenient place to park your vehicle throughout your stay.

    Delicious Dining and Convenient Cooking at Galaxy Pod Hostel

    Galaxy Pod Hostel in Reykjavik not only offers comfortable accommodation and a unique pod-style sleeping experience, but also boasts a range of dining facilities that are sure to satisfy any traveler's appetite. The hostel features an on-site restaurant where guests can indulge in delicious meals prepared by talented chefs. Whether you're craving traditional Icelandic cuisine or international flavors, the restaurant offers a diverse menu that caters to all tastes and dietary preferences. With its cozy ambiance and friendly staff, dining at the on-site restaurant is a delightful experience that will leave you wanting more. For those who prefer to prepare their own meals, Galaxy Pod Hostel provides a shared kitchen facility that is fully equipped with modern appliances. Whether you're a seasoned cook or a beginner, you'll find everything you need to whip up a delicious meal. The shared kitchen is spacious and well-maintained, ensuring that guests have a comfortable and convenient cooking experience. It's the perfect place to bond with fellow travelers while exchanging recipes and cooking tips. To make your stay even more enjoyable, Galaxy Pod Hostel offers daily housekeeping services. This means that you can focus on exploring Reykjavik and its surroundings, knowing that your room will be cleaned and tidied up on a regular basis. With the convenience of daily housekeeping, you can return to a fresh and inviting space after a long day of adventure. Galaxy Pod Hostel truly goes above and beyond to ensure that every aspect of your stay is taken care of.

    Unique and Comfortable Accommodation at Galaxy Pod Hostel

    Galaxy Pod Hostel in Reykjavik, Iceland offers a range of unique and comfortable room options to suit every traveler's needs. From the cozy and sociable 8-Bed Dormitory with a double bed, to the spacious Double PODs with four double beds, there is something for everyone. For female travelers seeking privacy and comfort, the Single POD Side Entry - Female Only room is the perfect choice, offering ample space and six single beds. The Single POD Side Entry - Mixed room is ideal for solo adventurers looking to meet new people, with its spacious layout spanning 30 square meters. If you prefer a more private experience, the Single Pods are the ultimate choice, providing a generous 100 square meters of space and 21 single beds. Book your stay at Galaxy Pod Hostel through Agoda to enjoy the best prices and a hassle-free booking experience, ensuring that your trip to Reykjavik is both affordable and unforgettable.

    Discover the Vibrant Reykjavík City Center

    Immerse yourself in the vibrant energy of Reykjavík City Center, the beating heart of Iceland's capital. Located just a short walk from Galaxy Pod Hostel, this bustling neighborhood offers a perfect blend of historical charm and modern attractions. Stroll along the colorful streets lined with charming shops, trendy cafes, and world-class restaurants. Explore the iconic Hallgrímskirkja Church, a towering masterpiece that offers panoramic views of the city from its observation deck. Discover the rich cultural heritage of Iceland at the National Museum, where you can delve into the country's fascinating history and traditions. Reykjavík City Center is also a hub for art and culture. Visit the Reykjavík Art Museum, housed in three different buildings, and marvel at the diverse collection of Icelandic and international artworks. Don't miss the chance to experience the vibrant nightlife scene, with a wide range of bars and clubs offering live music and entertainment. With its lively atmosphere, diverse attractions, and convenient location, Reykjavík City Center is the perfect base for exploring the wonders of Iceland. Whether you're a history buff, a food lover, or an art enthusiast, this neighborhood has something to offer everyone. Book your stay at Galaxy Pod Hostel and immerse yourself in the vibrant energy of Reykjavík City Center.

    Traveling to Galaxy Pod Hostel in Reykjavik, Iceland

    Welcome to Galaxy Pod Hostel, located in the heart of Reykjavik City Center, Iceland's vibrant capital. Getting to this unique and futuristic hostel is a breeze, thanks to the convenient transportation options from the nearest airport, Keflavik International Airport. Upon arrival at Keflavik International Airport, you have several options to reach Galaxy Pod Hostel. The most popular and hassle-free option is to book a shuttle bus service, which offers door-to-door transfers. These shuttle buses are comfortable, reliable, and provide a direct route to the hostel. The journey takes approximately 45 minutes, allowing you to sit back, relax, and enjoy the scenic views of Iceland's beautiful landscapes. If you prefer a more independent mode of transportation, you can also rent a car at the airport. With well-maintained roads and clear signage, driving in Iceland is a pleasant experience. The drive from Keflavik International Airport to Galaxy Pod Hostel takes around 45 minutes, and you'll have the freedom to explore the stunning Icelandic scenery at your own pace. Just remember to familiarize yourself with the local traffic rules and weather conditions before hitting the road.

    Explore Reykjavik's Iconic Landmarks near Galaxy Pod Hostel

    Nestled in the heart of Reykjavik, Galaxy Pod Hostel offers easy access to some of the city's most iconic landmarks and attractions. Just a short stroll away, you'll find the magnificent Hallgrímskirkja, a towering church known for its striking architecture and panoramic views from its observation deck. Marvel at the intricate details of this iconic landmark and capture breathtaking photos of the cityscape below. Another must-visit attraction nearby is The Sun Voyager, also known as Solfar. This mesmerizing sculpture resembles a Viking ship, symbolizing the spirit of discovery and adventure. Take a leisurely walk along the waterfront and admire the beauty of this artistic masterpiece against the backdrop of the ocean. For history enthusiasts, The Settlement Exhibition Reykjavík 871 +/- 2 is a fascinating destination. Step back in time as you explore the remains of a Viking longhouse and learn about Iceland's early settlers. Discover artifacts, interactive displays, and engaging exhibits that bring the ancient past to life. If you're in the mood for shopping, head to Laugavegur, Reykjavik's main shopping street. This vibrant and bustling area is lined with boutique shops, trendy cafes, and local restaurants. Immerse yourself in the lively atmosphere as you browse unique Icelandic souvenirs or indulge in delicious Icelandic cuisine. For panoramic views of the city, make your way to The Pearl (Perlan). This iconic landmark offers a 360-degree observation deck where you can admire the cityscape, mountains, and the surrounding natural beauty of Reykjavik. Other nearby attractions include Volcano House, where you can learn about Iceland's volcanic activity through captivating documentaries, and Aurora Reykjavik, a museum dedicated to the awe-inspiring Northern Lights. Art enthusiasts can visit the Ásgrímur Jónsson Museum, showcasing the works of Iceland's first professional painter. Explore the collection of landscapes, portraits, and abstract art that beautifully captures the essence of Icelandic culture. For a unique interactive experience, head to the Saga Museum, where you can immerse yourself in Iceland's rich history. Walk through lifelike exhibits depicting Viking sagas and historical events, bringing the past to life. With Galaxy Pod Hostel as your base, you'll have the perfect opportunity to explore these iconic landmarks and attractions, immersing yourself in the vibrant culture and history of Reykjavik.

    Convenient Public Transport Stations Near Galaxy Pod Hostel

    Galaxy Pod Hostel is perfectly situated near several public transport stations, making it a breeze to explore Reykjavik and beyond. One of the closest stations is Harpa, located just a short walk away from the hostel. Harpa is not only a stunning concert hall and conference center but also a major transportation hub. From here, you can easily catch buses to various attractions and landmarks in the city, as well as to other parts of Iceland. Whether you're heading to the famous Blue Lagoon or the Golden Circle, Harpa station provides convenient access to your desired destinations. Another nearby public transport station is the BSÍ Bus Terminal, which is just a short distance from Galaxy Pod Hostel. This terminal serves as a central hub for long-distance buses, providing connections to destinations all over Iceland. If you're planning to explore the rugged landscapes and natural wonders outside of Reykjavik, the BSÍ Bus Terminal is the perfect starting point. From here, you can catch buses to popular destinations like the breathtaking waterfalls of Gullfoss and Seljalandsfoss, the geothermal wonders of Geysir, and the stunning black sand beaches of Vik. With easy access to the BSÍ Bus Terminal, your adventures in Iceland are just a bus ride away.

    A Culinary Adventure Awaits

    Galaxy Pod Hostel is surrounded by an array of diverse and tantalizing restaurants that cater to every palate. Reykjavik Fish is a must-visit for seafood lovers, offering a delectable selection of fresh catches prepared in traditional Icelandic style. Enrico's is a charming Italian eatery that serves up authentic pasta dishes and mouthwatering pizzas. For those seeking a taste of local cuisine, Regnboginn offers traditional Icelandic dishes made with the finest locally sourced ingredients. Thorvaldsen Bar is the perfect spot to unwind with a refreshing drink and enjoy a casual meal. Torfan Restaurant is renowned for its fusion of Icelandic and international flavors, creating a unique dining experience. Babalú is a vibrant Mexican restaurant that promises a fiesta of flavors, while Mosfellsbakarí and Bakarí Sandholt are renowned for their freshly baked bread and pastries. Ning's offers a delightful fusion of Asian flavors, and Scandinavian provides a cozy atmosphere to enjoy classic Scandinavian dishes. With such a diverse selection of dining options just steps away from the hostel, guests are sure to embark on a culinary adventure that will satisfy their taste buds and leave them craving for more.

    Shop 'til You Drop

    Located in the heart of Reykjavik, Galaxy Pod Hostel is surrounded by a plethora of shopping landmarks that will satisfy even the most avid shopaholics. Just a short stroll away, you'll find Ground Zero, a trendy boutique offering a curated selection of unique clothing and accessories. For book lovers, Kringlusafn is a must-visit, with its extensive collection of literature that will transport you to different worlds. Mál og Menning is another gem nearby, known for its wide range of books, music, and art supplies. If you're in the market for exquisite jewelry, make sure to visit Erling Johannesson Goldsmith, where you'll find beautifully crafted pieces that will dazzle you. For those looking to capture their Icelandic adventure, Mink Viking Portrait Studio is the perfect spot to get a one-of-a-kind portrait done. And if you're in need of some retail therapy, Thorvaldsens Bazar is a treasure trove of unique trinkets, home decor, and clothing. Don't forget to stop by Úðafoss Laundrette to freshen up your wardrobe before continuing your shopping spree. Basalt and Metal Design are also worth a visit, offering a variety of stylish clothing and accessories that showcase Icelandic design at its finest. With such a diverse array of shopping options just steps away from Galaxy Pod Hostel, you'll be able to shop 'til you drop and bring home a piece of Reykjavik's vibrant fashion and art scene.

    Fantastic Staff and Comfy Pods with VR Facilities

    Galaxy Pod Hostel in Reykjavik is a fantastic place to stay thanks to its exceptional staff and comfortable pods. The receptionists are incredibly kind and helpful, always ready to assist with travel arrangements and tour bookings. They create a warm and welcoming atmosphere that makes guests feel right at home. The hostel itself is great, with amazingly comfy pods that are not only cozy but also equipped with the latest technology. Guests particularly enjoy the virtual reality facilities, adding a unique and immersive experience to their stay. The lounge and rooms are kept clean, and the private bedrooms offer a sense of privacy. With its budget-friendly prices and helpful staff, Galaxy Pod Hostel is definitely a place to consider for a few days' stay. Whether you're a solo traveler or with a group, this hostel provides a comfortable and enjoyable experience.

    A Stellar Stay at Galaxy Pod Hostel

    Discover the epitome of comfort and convenience at Galaxy Pod Hostel in Reykjavik, Iceland. With an impressive overall rating of 8.5, this unique accommodation offers an extraordinary experience that exceeds expectations. Renowned for its exceptional value, Galaxy Pod Hostel boasts an impressive rating of 8.6, ensuring that guests get the most bang for their buck. Step into a world of modernity and sophistication as you explore the top-notch facilities at Galaxy Pod Hostel. With an outstanding rating of 8.6, guests are treated to a plethora of amenities that cater to their every need. From cozy and comfortable sleeping pods to high-speed Wi-Fi and a fully-equipped communal kitchen, this hostel leaves no stone unturned in ensuring a memorable stay for its guests. Cleanliness is of utmost importance at Galaxy Pod Hostel, and it shows in their impressive rating of 8.3. Impeccably maintained and spotlessly clean, the hostel provides a hygienic environment that guarantees a pleasant and hassle-free stay. Nestled in the heart of Reykjavik, Galaxy Pod Hostel offers a convenient location that allows guests to explore the city's vibrant attractions with ease. While the location scores 8.1, the exceptional staff performance at the hostel is truly commendable, earning a remarkable rating of 9.1. The friendly and attentive staff go above and beyond to ensure that every guest feels welcomed and well taken care of, making their stay truly memorable. At Galaxy Pod Hostel, every aspect of your stay is carefully curated to provide an exceptional experience. With outstanding ratings for value, facilities, cleanliness, location, and staff performance, this hostel is a top choice for travelers seeking comfort, convenience, and unparalleled hospitality. Book your stay at Galaxy Pod Hostel and embark on an unforgettable journey in Reykjavik.

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    Amenities and facilities



    Languages spoken
    • English
    • Finnish
    • French
    • Italian
    • Lithuanian
    • Polish
    • Russian
    • Spanish
    • Wheelchair accessible
    Internet access
    • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!
    • Internet
    • Wi-Fi in public areas
    Things to do, ways to relax
    • Game room
    Cleanliness and safety
    • Cashless payment service
    • Daily disinfection in all rooms
    • Daily disinfection in common areas
    • Face coverings on staff
    • First aid kit
    • Free face masks
    • Hand sanitizer
    • Hot water linen and laundry washing
    • Hygiene certification
    • Physical distancing of at least 1 meter
    • Rooms sanitized between stays
    • Safe dining setup
    • Staff trained in safety protocol
    • Sterilizing equipment
    Dining, drinking, and snacking
    • Kitchen
    • Restaurants
    • Shared kitchen
    Services and conveniences
    • Concierge
    • Contactless check-in/out
    • Daily housekeeping
    • Elevator
    • Facilities for disabled guests
    • Gift/souvenir shop
    • Lockers
    • Safety deposit boxes
    • Smoke-free property
    • Smoking area
    • Fire extinguisher
    • Pets allowed
    • Security [24-hour]
    Getting around
    • Car park [nearby]
    • Car park [on-site]
    Available in all rooms
    • Alarm clock
    • Dishwasher
    • Fan
    • Fire extinguisher
    • Free bottled water
    • Full kitchen
    • Hair dryer
    • Heating
    • In-room safe box
    • Linens
    • Locker
    • Microwave
    • Shared bathroom
    • Shower
    • TV [flat screen]
    • Washing machine
    • Wi-Fi [free]


    Laugavegur 172, Reykjavík City Center, Reykjavik, Iceland, 0105


    • Reykjavík Airport (RKV)
      2.4 km
    • Keflavík International Airport (KEF)
      40.0 km
    Public transportation
    • Harpa
      1.6 km
    • BSÍ Bus Terminal
      1.6 km
    Hospital or clinic
    • Tannlæknastofur Guðrúnar, Frígerðs og Gísla
      310 m
    Convenience store
    • University Convenience Store
      2.3 km
    Cash withdrawal
    • ATM
      760 m

    What's nearby

    Popular landmarks
    • Laugavegur
      510 m
    • The Sun Voyager - Solfar
      1.2 km
    • Hallgrímskirkja
      1.2 km
    • The Pearl (Perlan)
      1.6 km
    • The Settlement Exhibition Reykjavík 871 +/- 2
      2.1 km
    • Volcano House
      2.2 km
    • National Museum
      2.2 km
    • Aurora Reykjavik
      2.6 km
    • Arbaer Open Air Museum
      4.9 km
    • Bruarfoss Waterfall
      68.5 km
    Nearby landmarks
    • Krónan Nóatún
      110 m
    • Þórshamar
      110 m
    • Hring Eftir Hring
      240 m
    • Tannlæknastofur Guðrúnar, Frígerðs og Gísla
      310 m
    • Iceland Excursions Bus Tours
      390 m
    • Iceland Academy of the Arts
      420 m
    • Lífandi Markaður
      440 m
    • Íþróttahús fatlaðra
      440 m
    • Vídir
      440 m
    • Tannlæknastofan Valhöll
      450 m
    Distances shown are straight-line distances on the map. Actual travel distances may vary.

    Property policies

    Children and extra beds

    Extra beds are dependent on the room you choose. Please check the individual room capacity for more details.

    Minimum age of guests is: 8 year(s).

    Children 8-12 year(s)
    Stay for free if using existing bedding.
    If you need an extra bed, it will incur an additional charge.
    Guests 13 years and older are considered as adults
    Must use an extra bed which will incur an additional charge.
    • When booking more than 5 rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply.

    Some helpful facts

    • Check-in from14:00
    • Check-in until23:00
    • Check-out until11:00
    Getting around
    • Airport transfer fee3000 EUR
    • Distance from city center0,6 km
    • Travel time to airport (minutes)40
    • Breakfast charge (unless included in room price)0 EUR
    The property
    • License Id / Local Tax ID/ Entity Name120067
    • Number of bars/lounges1
    • Number of floors1
    • Number of rooms 54
    • Room voltage220
    • Year property opened2016
    • Most recent renovation2017

    Reviews of Galaxy Pod Hostel from real guests

    Value for money8.6
    High score for Reykjavik
    9+ Exceptional (7)
    8-9 Excellent (2)
    7-8 Very Good (5)
    6-7 Good (2)
    <6 Below Expectation (3)
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    Showing 19 verified guest comments
    Christopher from United Kingdom
    Double Capsule Bed in Mixed Dormitory Room
    Stayed 1 night in February 2020

    Fab stay! ”

    My boyfriend and I had a fantastic stay in one of the unique Galaxy pods. We really enjoyed the virtual reality facilities! The toilet and showers were okay, it got a little bit crowded in the morning. The staff were fantastic and super helpful, they made us stay really warm and welcome. Would highly recommend especially if you're a geek!

    Reviewed February 20, 2020
    Shiyu from Germany
    Solo traveler
    Capsule Bed in 8-Bed Mixed Dormitory Room
    Stayed 2 nights in February 2022

    Great value for money”

    Complete internal facilities, enthusiastic and helpful residents, a good experience for the first time staying in a youth hostel

    Reviewed February 24, 2022
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    Corey from United States
    Solo traveler
    Capsule Bed in 24-Bed Mixed Dormitory Room
    Stayed 1 night in June 2022

    Good value, but a bit rough around the edges”

    The staff was immensely helpful, friendly, and accommodating. The location is great. The lounge area was fun to hang out in with a great view. My pod had some issues, the bathrooms were a bit dirty, the shower drain backed up. And the pods don’t lock. That put me off a bit.

    Reviewed June 03, 2022
    Jimm from Denmark
    Solo traveler
    Capsule Bed in 8-Bed Mixed Dormitory Room
    Stayed 8 nights in July 2019


    Certainly great for a stay of a few days. But 8 days felt a bit too long to be climbing up out of what is basically a space-theme-like futon-box with a built-in media center, mirror, and blue lights. Mattress was a bit too hard for my personal liking, but for a short stay should pose no problems to the younger generations. Staff was awesome, able to help and set up everything from breakfast waffles to VR game time. Cleaning people were on point everyday, so the hostel never felt like a hostel but more like a decent hotel. A little pricey, but generally good value for your money as long as you find your food and drink elsewhere. It's outside the downtown area, so you gotta walk quite a ways or take a bus to get to anywhere important. That bothered me, but then again, I'm an old man! :) Will definitely stay there again in the future and would recommend the experience to anyone curious.

    Reviewed August 07, 2019
    Maria from United Kingdom
    Solo traveler
    Capsule Bed in 24-Bed Mixed Dormitory Room
    Stayed 3 nights in September 2019

    Great Hostel, friendly staff!”

    Great Hostel, a few streets walk from downtown, close to everything. If you booked tours, the stop 13 (where they do pick up's and drop off's) is only 2 blocks away. The Hostel is great, Pid's are amazingly comfy and full of technology..Recommended!!!!

    Reviewed September 19, 2019
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