Galaxy Pod Hostel is situated in Reykjavik, 3 km from the city center. Saga Museum is 3 km away, Whales of Iceland is 4 km away. The closest airport is Reykjavik Airport (RKV), located 4 km from the property.
Hostel facilities and service include TV lounge, bar, elevator, wireless internet access, kitchen, safe, laundry facilities (extra charge).
Please note that the reception hours are between 7am and 11pm. If guests arrive after reception hours they will need a digital code to have access to the door. An envelope with all the details and keys of the room will be provided at the front desk.
Address: Laugavegur 172, 3rd floor, Reykjavik, 105, Iceland.
Distance to city centre 3km
Distance to airport 4km (RKV)
Address: +3545110505, Laugavegur 172, Reykjavik, Iceland
Reykjavik, Reykjavik, Iceland
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I wanted to stay in a location that was both convienant and quirky. I had researched online about these Pod Hotels being in other countries though never expected to find one in Reykjavik. I traveled solo back in March prior to lockdown and my stay did not disappoint. The excellent greeting by the staff and the service on the bar I could not fault and was made to feel most welcome. They helped and suggested places to visit in the town while also sourced several tour companies that I could use to visit various places across Iceland. I ended up booking two tours, one of the north and Golden Circle and then one to the South visiting the Black sands etc.
Value for money is key in a place like this and I am quite fully aware that you can pay a lot to stay in central Reyjavik. However, here the price was reasonable and the facilities suited exactly what I wanted. At the time I had breakfast at the hostel and the Pancakes are indeed as excellent as everyone on here raves about. The Bar had a surprisingly wide and varied selection for such a small place. The lobby was more of a communal area with sofas and a TV with access to video games and VR on request. The VR room was fun though not as excellent as the stunning view across the bay at the mountains on a clear day. I being a photographer mostly found myself staring out at the scenic view while enjoying a beer during their happy hour service times. Traveling alone I was able to meet several other travelers on various nights to which we ended up visiting a Comedy Club and Open Mic night place across in the town. This place being suggested by a very nice woman who had recently moved to Iceland herself.
The Pods were an interesting sight though was quite pleased with the separate showers and toilets which offered plenty of room. No doubt if you are not used to Iceland then you will have to get used to the rather interesting smell of sulphur which comes from the hot water. Truth be told I was surprised to find out that a lot of the water comes naturally from the various geothermal pockets across the country. The pods offered a TV with access to YouTube, Netflix and internet connection etc. Single pod size was fine for myself and I was happy with how cosy it was. Couples should easily book the double size pods for much more room.
Overall I would visit again, the hotel is a clear stand out to the good few that I have visited elsewhere purely because it's uniqueness and relaxed vibes. 5/5!
The place is good and have lots of good activities such as VR games, movies, Netflix and lounge. The kitchen , washroom and common area are clean. But it does have some bad side. The pod was not properly cleaned. There was no AC. Lastly only one of the air duct worked. We also found chocolate wrapper in the pod. And the worst part is no plugs to charge electronics. Even the USB ports were not good enough to charge our phones.
This was my second stay at the hostel and it was just as good as the first time. The hostel has a great chilled atmosphere, the kitchen and bathroom facilities are more than adequate and the pods are brilliant - you have your own little space to chill out in and the bed is comfy. The pods can be a little noisy when the doors open and people move around in them but the hostel do provide free ear plugs so it's not all bad. The hostel is only a 10-15 minute walk into town and the supermarket is just across the road so the location was great for me personally.
Special mention to the receptionist Jagoda (spelling?) who was absolutely fab and couldn't do enough for everyone.