Galaxy Pod Hostel

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Comfort Shared Dormitory, Mixed Dorm, Mountain View | In-room safe, free WiFi, bed sheets, wheelchair access
Comfort Shared Dormitory, Mixed Dorm, Shared Bathroom | In-room safe, free WiFi, bed sheets, wheelchair access
Comfort Shared Dormitory, Mixed Dorm, Shared Bathroom | In-room safe, free WiFi, bed sheets, wheelchair access
In-room safe, free WiFi, bed sheets, wheelchair access

Overview of Galaxy Pod Hostel

Galaxy Pod Hostel

2.0 star property

4.4/5 Excellent

Guests rated this property 4.3/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Parking included
  • Kitchen
  • Bar
  • Laundry
  • Housekeeping

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • 72-hour vacancy between guest room stays
  • Hand sanitiser provided
  • Social distancing
Laugavegur 172, Reykjavik, 0105

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationHofdi House9 min walk
  • Popular LocationHallgrimskirkja18 min walk
  • Popular LocationLaugardalslaug Geothermal Pool19 min walk
  • AirportReykjavik (KEF-Keflavik Intl.)42 min drive

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About this area


Located in Reykjavik, Galaxy Pod Hostel is in the business district and near the airport. Reykjavik Harbour and Sky Lagoon are worth checking out if an activity is on the agenda, while those wishing to experience the area's natural beauty can explore Grasagardur Botanical Garden and Oskjuhlid Hill. Looking to enjoy an event or a game while in town? See what's happening at Laugardalsholl or Laugardalsvollur.

What's nearby

  • Hofdi House - 9 min walk
  • Kjarvalsstadir - 11 min walk
  • Laugardalsholl - 17 min walk
  • Hallgrimskirkja - 18 min walk
  • Laugardalslaug Geothermal Pool - 19 min walk

Getting around

  • Keflavik International Airport (KEF) - 42 min drive


  • Potturinn og Pannan - 2 min walk
  • Devito's - 7 min walk
  • Hamborgarafabrikkan - 7 min walk
  • Haust Restaurant - 7 min walk
  • Jörgensen Kitchen and Bar - 7 min walk

About this property

Galaxy Pod Hostel

Capsule hotel with free parking, near Reykjavik Harbour
This smoke-free capsule hotel features a bar/lounge, a microwave in a common area and a fridge in a common area. Free WiFi in public areas and free self parking are also provided. Additionally, laundry facilities, tour/ticket assistance and multilingual staff are on-site. Bathrooms are shared.
Galaxy Pod Hostel offers 56 accommodations with a safe and shared/communal kitchens. Fridges and microwaves are provided.

Guests have access to shared bathrooms. Bathrooms include a shower and complimentary toiletries. Guests can surf the web using complimentary wireless Internet access. Housekeeping is provided on a daily basis.


English, Italian

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C or hotter
Follows the industry cleaning and disinfection practices of Safe Travels (WTTC - Global)

Social distancing

Contactless check-out
Guest rooms kept vacant for 72 hours between stays
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Hand sanitiser provided
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Check-in from 2 PM - anytime
Minimum check-in age - 18


Check-out before 11 AM

Special check-in instructions

The front desk is open daily from 9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Guests will receive an email 24 hours before arrival with check-in instructions and key retrieval information; front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Renovations and closures

This property will be closed from 1 September 2022 to 8 July 2024 for renovations and will resume operation once the renovation is complete (completion date subject to change).

Access methods

Staffed front desk, key retrieval


Pets not allowed

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
Cots (infant beds) are not available

Payment types at the property

Important information


You'll be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • Towels fee: ISK 500 per person, per stay

We have included all charges provided to us by the property.

Optional extras

  • Laundry fee: ISK 2000 per stay

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
This property accepts credit cards, debit cards and cash
On-site parties or group events are strictly prohibited
Safety features at this property include a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a security system, a first aid kit and window guards
Be prepared: check the latest COVID-19 travel requirements and measures in place for this destination before you travel.

We should mention

Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms

Property is also known as

Galaxy Pod Hostel Reykjavik
Galaxy Pod Reykjavik
Galaxy Pod Hostel Reykjavik
Galaxy Pod Hostel Capsule Hotel
Galaxy Pod Hostel Capsule Hotel Reykjavik

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Overall score and ratings



Rating 5 - Excellent. 101 out of 176 reviews
5 - Excellent 57%
Rating 4 - Good. 54 out of 176 reviews
4 - Good 31%
Rating 3 - Okay. 11 out of 176 reviews
3 - Okay 6%
Rating 2 - Poor. 8 out of 176 reviews
2 - Poor 5%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 2 out of 176 reviews
1 - Terrible 1%




Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities



2/5 Poor

Disliked: Cleanliness, amenities
If you have stayed at a pod hotel in Japan, this is not the same experience. While the pods themselves are comfortable and neat, the facilities are not. The mens bathroom was a mess. Every shower stall had something broken in it; the shower faucets were hard to manage; all the shower heads were calcified;and people left their old soaps. This latter point is probably why the company does not provide soap. Even so, it was a disorganized and unappealing mess. Towels are an additional charge. Pods are not cleaned daily. Note also: the front desk is not manned 24/7 and the dorms are not divided by sex.
Stayed 4 nights in Jul 2022

5/5 Excellent

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
If all you need need is somewhere to sleep and keep your luggage while you’re out all day day, it’s perfect. The shared kitchen and bathroom are clean and well maintained as are the pods. If I had one criticism it would be that the lockers In your room bed to be bigger. But if you’ve suitcases there is a luggage room that’s locked and only the staff have the key. Just remember to get you need from it during the day as the staff aren’t there between 23.00 to 09.00. Would recommend.
Stayed 7 nights in May 2022

5/5 Excellent

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
This was a cool place to stay and close to the old harbour. Staff was friendly and helpful and facility was clean.
Stayed 2 nights in Mar 2022

4/5 Good

Travelled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service
Great for kids
Stayed 1 night in Jan 2022

5/5 Excellent

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Stayed 4 nights in Dec 2021