How do I get from the airport to the hostel?

We recommend the Flybus with Reykjavik Excursions. They leave 35 - 40 minutes after each plane arrival. The buses are located right outside the terminal. The ride takes about 45 minutes to the Reykjavik bus terminal called BSI. You can buy a drop-off to the hostel and the whole package costs 2.800 and 2.200 without the drop-off. But we recommend buying the drop-off since the BSI terminal is about 25 minutes walk from the hostel. More info on the Flybus can be found on

Can I check in after 11 when the reception closes

Yes you can. If you have not arrived by 11 pm we'll put your key card in an envelope with your name on it, along with facilities instructions and leave it on the reception table for you. Then you can officially check-in the next day. The building stays open at night and we have a security company on patrol at night to make sure everything is OK. We also leave a number you can call at night on the reception table if you have any questions at all


How far is it from the hostel to the downtown?

The main shopping street in Reykjavik is just down the road in about 10 minutes walking distance and the city center is in about 15 minutes walking distance. By locating the hostel just a short walking distance from the city center allows us to bring our prices down.

Where can I get Icelandic food?

The closest restaurant we'd recommend for Icelandic food is Café Loki. It's located in about 15 minutes walking distance by the famous church Hallgrimskirkja. Try the meat soup! The Grillmarket is a bit further away but they have great food and a super stylish restaurant. Þrir Frakkar is a cozy restaurant a little off the main road and not so far from Hallgrimskirkja. They have a good variety of fish courses. Fish Company is a stylish place in the city center worth checking out.

Galaxy Pod Hostel

Phone: 00 354 511 0505
105, Laugavegur 172,
Reykjavik - Iceland

Desk Hours

Monday through Sunday
from 7 am - 11 pm
Late Arrival

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