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Castanea Old Town Hostel

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Room & Suite (23)
Dining (8)
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Certificate of Excellence
  • Excellent64%
  • Very good28%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“common room”(17 reviews)
“gamla stan”(45 reviews)
“other guests”(13 reviews)
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What's included
Free Wifi
Non-Smoking Hotel
Multilingual Staff
Free Parking
Breakfast included
Room Service
Rooftop Bar
Fitness centre
Pets Allowed
Castanea is a small cosy hostel. Located in the Old Town - the very center of Stockholm. Here you stay in private room or dormitory. All rooms have big windows, some with the view of the chestnut three outside. Guest kitchen for your own cooking. Free wireless internet.
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Location and contact
1 Kindstugatan | Old Town, Stockholm 111 31, Sweden
4.9 miles to Bromma Airport
207 restaurants are within a 0.25 mile radius
0.1 miles from Stockholm Old Town
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

In a great, central location in Stockholm old town - a quick walk to bus/metro stops which can take you to other islands. Great resources in the hostel itself - food, fridge, showers, oven, information, WiFi, maps, books, games - anything you need is provided....More

Thank georgiawade
Reviewed 2 May 2018 via mobile

Wow! This hostel is absolutely amazing! The staff were so kind towards us, offering us support and helping us to know where everything was. They made sure we knew where they were located in case we had any issues. The location of the hostel is...More

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Reviewed 10 February 2018 via mobile

I stayed at Castanea for four nights and had a fantastic experience. The staff went above and beyond to make sure I was comfortable and enjoying my stay. Unlike most hostels that just chuck you your room card and set you off, the lady from...More

Thank Murphy R
Reviewed 19 January 2018

One night someone broke into the hostel, snuck into all the rooms and stole from us (seemed a bit sussed that the person knew all the hostel door codes, maybe an inside job). A few peoples belongings were taken including my iPhone and my camera,...More

4  Thank SarahJayne87
Response from Cecilia S, Ägare at Castanea Old Town HostelResponded 7 March 2018

We are sorry another guest took your belongings. We can certify that no one from outside came in. All guests are responsible for their own belongings, and we as a hostel always recommend you to use the lockers when staying in a dorm room. There...More

Reviewed 14 January 2018

I stayed here for a week and enjoyed my stay. It's very clean and in a great area. The mattress was a bit thin, but overall it's excellent, especially on a budget. It's nice and quiet so you can sleep well. The wifi is free...More

Thank Sarah D
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Certificate of Excellence
Top amenities
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Hotel Amenities
Multilingual Staff
Non-Smoking Hotel
Price range
US$33 - US$172 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms
Price range
US$33 - US$172 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms
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Traveller (95)
Room & Suite (23)
Dining (8)
Gamla Stan & Riddarholmen
Gamla Stan is Stockholm’s historic old town and home
to the Swedish Royal Palace. It’s the most central
island of Stockholm and accompanied by the small
island of Riddarholmen, mainly known for its famous
Riddarholm Church. Gamla Stan tends to be a bit
touristy at times but is definitely worth visiting:
take a stroll past the well-preserved buildings and
through the small (and also Sweden’s narrowest)
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14 March 2018|
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Response from Ann-Christin G | Reviewed this property |
Hi! Depending on if you arrive by Tallink or Viking Line you will either arrive at Stockholm Frihamnen or Stadsgården. From Frihamnen you take a bus and then change to metro. What bus to take depends on when you are... More
Athi l
24 August 2015|
Response from Silvia M |
Hi! As far as I know all the rooms are mixed. I don't actually know any women hostel in Gamla Stan, sorry. Greetings ! :)
Sergei B
4 November 2014|
Response from Cecilia S | Property representative |
Hi, You can either park close to Castanea (5-6 minutes walk) and pay around 200 SEK per 24 hours. That is in a garage at Slussen. Or you can park for 40 SEK per 24 hours at Telefonplan and take the Metro (takes about 15... More
Room Tips
"All rooms about the same really as they all have doors off the central corridors and lounge"
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"City center"
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"If the off-season, gamble on the 16-bed room. It was never more then 50% occupied."
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"bring your own sheets if you don't want to pay extra"
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