Can I check in after 9 pm when the reception closes

Yes, you can. If you have not arrived by the time the reception closes, 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 do the check-in the next day. The code for the front door will be sent to you via email or account, before your arrival.


How far is it from the hostel to the downtown?

Our address, is the same one of the main city center shopping street.

The beginning of the city center of Reykjavik is just down the road in about 10 minutes walking distance.

Unlike many other properties located in the middle of the city center, our location offers free public parking, proximity to supermarkets, shopping malls, departure routes for the airport and for the out of town Icelandic natural attractions.

Where can I get Icelandic food?

We recommend to visit the Icelandic Bar, Loki Cafe and Fjallkonan as very good restaurants in Reykjavik.

We also recommend to visit the following website for more interesting options.



Galaxy Pod Hostel

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

Desk Hours

Reception is open from 9:00 am to 11:00 pm.
(Because of the pandemic opening hours may vary in the future)
Self check in and check out is available at our property.
Please contact us for any kind of assistance.
Check-in after 2:00 pm
Check-out before 11:00 am
For any kind of assistance or information, please send an inquiry to our email:

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