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Galaxy Pod Hostel
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Reviewed 2 October 2017 via mobile

I only spent 1 night here, but really enjoyed it. I slept in a pod and even for a tall guy (186cm) I was really comfortable in there. Facilities were clean and tidy, and the supermarket is right across the street. The botanical gardens are walking distance. Comfortable lounge area. I would certainly stay here again.

Stayed: September 2017, travelled solo
Thank Jayden H
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Reviewed 23 September 2017 via mobile

I stayed at Galaxy Pod for 4 nights in September, in the female dorm. It's not a 'typical' backpackers hostel. It's very clean, friendly and has a calm feeling about it. Staff show you around the hostel when you check in and explain everything. The pods are clean, comfortable and secure. There are lock chains inside so you can lock it while you sleep if you prefer. The hostel is 10 minutes walk from cafes and restaurants and there is a supermarket directly over the road (Kronan). Just be careful of the busy road!
I would definitely recommend this hostel and will return again in the future.

Stayed: September 2017, travelled solo
Thank BlondieWoo
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Reviewed 22 September 2017

The hostel was great. The pods feel secure and comfortable. Signs up warn others to be quiet and even though we were there on a Saturday night everyone was thoughtful and my daughter and I slept well. The breakfast waffles are delicious! There's shared food if you want a free breakfast. The toilets are constantly being cleaned and restocked. The area is safe and you can park right outside. Excellent all round.

Stayed: September 2017
Thank AnnieUKgal
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Reviewed 21 September 2017

I stayed in the hostel last April in the 12 beds dorm room and It was quite good. The room was huge! It suited me fine since I had a lot of luggages and a plenty of space for them.
Comfy beds and free lockers are available.
It was not the cleanest place on earth, but It´s a hostel so It was ok.
One night is kinda expensive compared to a hostel in every other European country but forget about the word ´cheap´when you travel to Iceland.. so don´t be shocked.
Overall, I was satisfied with the service provided.

  • Stayed: April 2017, travelled solo
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Thank Merih P
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Reviewed 20 September 2017 via mobile

Stayed for 3 nights in a 8 bed dorm of quirky 'Galaxy Pods'. Very reasonably priced, especially if you are on a budget. Pods are large and I could comfortably fit in them with no problem (I'm 6 foot 4). Small lockers are issued with your Pod. Nice place to store valuables but maybe slightly bigger lockers could be installed for some clothing? Clean shower room & a very relaxing living room area with chill out music & a pleasant decor. A breakfast buffet is available for a small extra cost (cereals, toast, waffles, coffee etc). Great location. Short walk into the heart of Reykjavik.

Stayed: September 2017, travelled solo
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Address: Laugavegur 172, Reykjavik 101, Iceland
Region: Iceland > Capital Region > Reykjavik
Bar / Lounge Free Parking Kitchenette Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 110 Speciality Lodging in Reykjavik
Price Range: RM257 - RM555 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Galaxy Pod Hostel 2*
Number of rooms: 23
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Galaxy Pod Hostel is a brand new luxurious hostel in the heart of Reykjavik. It both offers sleeping in single pods as well as double bunk beds for couples/families. Comfortable beds, great location, movie room, lounge/bar, self-service kitchen, shared bathrooms, free towels, free parking and free wireless internet. Galaxy Pod hostel is just a 3 minute walk from the main bus station and a few minute walk from the main shopping street. The city's restaurants, cultural attractions, interesting nightlife and other points of interest in the city center are all within walking distance. There is a cheap supermarket just across the street. All beds come with free linen and your bed will be made upon your arrival. All rooms have secure lockers for luggage and clothes and no need to bring your own locker. The hostel also offers free luggage storage in a locked storage room. The sleeping pods have more privacy than any bunk bed. Each pod has got curtains, secure locker for small valuables, electrical plug to charge your phone, fan for good air condition, a mirror, a shelf, a reading light and other various light settings. It's super exciting to sleep in those futuristic space pods. There are few different rooms to choose from, 8 person mixed dormitory room in pods, 6 person female only dormitory rooms in pods and family rooms for up to 8 persons in double bunk beds. There is an elevator in the building and a great mountain view from the lounge. ... more   less 
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