Galaxy Pod Hostel

Laugavegur 170, Reykjavik 105, Iceland
+354 695 9405

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Galaxy Pod Hostel - Reykjavik, Iceland
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Provider Nightly total $47
Expedia $48

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Value for money 8.2
Distance to city center 1.7 mi
Location rating 8.3



Double Rooms


Bed type
$100 per night
$123 per night
$128 per night
Bunk bed
$138 per night
$143 per night
$95 per night



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  • Excellent
    Jan 2020

    I loved the pods! I asked for a one on higher level and I got it which was great. The lights and the mirror and all the charging ports were great. So much free food in the kitchen lots of snacks and great kitchen appliances available. The ambiance is super nice and the lobby is very cozy with lofi music playing all day and night - awesome vibes!

    The TV was really cofusing and there was no way to type. So youtube was basically unusable hahah but i still got to netflix and found a lovely movie. Definitely a more upscale hostel but the price is just a bit too high considering you can hear EVERYTHING in all the pods around you and the pod is completely plastic.

  • Excellent
    Jan 2020

    The staff were amazing, they did all they could to help us from booking reservations and dealing with the mass amount of flight cancellations. The breakfast was good could have more of a variety of fruit and bread. The hostel was constantly being cleaned so it was never unkempt for more than 5 minutes. Amazing staff team and and great location to the centre with a beautiful view of the mountains. Close to a major store and a dominos for the lazy days.

  • Excellent
    Jan 2020

    I usually don't stay in hostel but this was an exception because its a pod, which provides much privacy that I needed. There is so much to like about this hostel!! The bed was surprisingly comfortable, the pod looked amazing with a tv provided (Netflix and internet included), wifi was strong, adequate charging socket, mirror and multiple lightings in the pod, individual lockers with card key given. The hostel was superbly clean, staffs were sociable and did their job. There was an instance where human mistakes were made by the staff but he/she handled it well and was truly apologetic!! The hostel really POSITIVELY STANDS OUT from the rest of hostels I've searched on across the world not just for the above matters but also the fact that the hostel provided VR. The bathroom was really clean and spacious enough. I also liked that the hostel has a fully equipped kitchen where you can store, prepare and cook your food (as well as contribute your food to other travellers)! Moreover, it is just a few minutes walk from the city centre (I didn't even have to use the bus) and there is supermarket (Kronan) right in front of the building that opens early and closes late (I saw a mailbox there too!). The hostel also provides you with map which comes in handy and staffs were always there to assist with directions or any questions. If you ever doubt about staying here especially for solo-travellers like myself, don't! It's really amazing and affordable. Plus, you get to interact, connect and make friends with other travellers from all over the world!

    There is nothing that I did not like about the hostel. That said, if there is one thing I could pin point so that the hostel could be look better would be the television area where people chill out. I think that area would look better if its organised slightly (sofas tables etc) and maybe some add some decorations.

  • Excellent
    Jan 2020

    Great place to stay, friendly staff fun people, a tad of a walk to town but all you need near by

  • Good
    Jan 2020

    I liked how the capsules looked and the experience was great! The common areas of the hostel are nice as well with clean bathrooms and a kitchen. There is an added bonus of a VR room that complements the futuristic theme.

    It does take a bit of a walk to reach the city center but very manageable.

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Discover how comfortable hostels can be at Galaxy Pod Hostel. This unique lodging concept makes it easy to experience the beauty of Reykjavik on a budget without sacrificing creature comforts. Galaxy Pod Hostel is an all-age facility featuring shared living spaces comprised of pod-style sleeping quarters, allowing guests to save money without compromising comfort or convenience.

The pods are private, featuring cozy, memory-foam mattresses, shelves, mirrors, fans, card readers, power plugs, adjustable lighting, privacy curtains and secure lockers for valuables, luggage and more. Select pods include lockable doors, flat-screen televisions and mountain views. The Galaxy Pod Hostel features multiple dormitory options, including women's-only dormitories and queen-sized pods ideally suited for traveling families.

Galaxy Pod Hostel is centrally located, just a short walk from some of Reykjavik's most beautiful parks, skating rinks and family-friendly destinations, as well as the city's best shops, restaurants and night clubs. The nearby neighborhood of Laugardalurinn is a fantastic place for families, featuring everything from botanical gardens, football and baseball stadiums and amusement parks to the world-famous Reykjavik Family Park and Zoo.

The area surrounding the Galaxy Pod Hostel is bustling, featuring a wide variety of restaurants, bars and night clubs. National bars, showcasing the culture and cocktails for a diverse array of different countries, including Denmark, the United Kingdom and the United States, are ideal for adventurers yearning for a taste of home. Area restaurants feature a wealth of world cuisine, including Mexican, American, Indian, British and Spanish restaurants, as well as Icelandic vegetarian-friendly eateries.

The Galaxy Pod Hostel is also within easy walking distance of essential services, including banks, ATM machines and convenience stores. The nearest grocery store and ATM machine are within steps of the hostel's entrance, as well as several major bus routes.



Free parking
Free airport shuttle
Free Wi-Fi
Pet friendly

8.3 Excellent

based on 2,075 reviews








Value for money

Check in

2:00 PM

Check out

11:00 AM


Policies vary by room type and provider.


Free Wi-Fi
Increased accessibility
Game room
No smoking
Designated smoking area
Storage available
Concierge service
Laundry facilities
Pets not allowed

FAQs when booking at Galaxy Pod Hostel

Where is Galaxy Pod Hostel located?

Galaxy Pod Hostel is located at Laugavegur 170 in Hlíðar, 1.7 miles from the center of Reykjavik. Ásmundarsafn is the closest landmark to Galaxy Pod Hostel.

When is check-in time and check-out time at Galaxy Pod Hostel?

Check-in time is 2:00 PM and check-out time is 11:00 AM at Galaxy Pod Hostel.

Does Galaxy Pod Hostel offer free Wi-Fi?

Yes, Galaxy Pod Hostel offers free Wi-Fi.

Does Galaxy Pod Hostel offer free parking?

No, Galaxy Pod Hostel does not offer free parking.

Does Galaxy Pod Hostel offer free airport shuttle service?

No, Galaxy Pod Hostel does not offer free airport shuttle service.

How far is Galaxy Pod Hostel from the airport?

Galaxy Pod Hostel is 1.4 miles from Reykjavik Domestic.

Can you bring pets to Galaxy Pod Hostel?

No, pets are not allowed at Galaxy Pod Hostel.

Does Galaxy Pod Hostel have a pool?

No, Galaxy Pod Hostel does not have a pool onsite.


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Most Popular Landmarks

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