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Hotell Gamla Fangelset
Eskilstuna, Södermanlands Län, Sweden
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2 reviews
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“a whole house for yourself”
Reviewed 11 November 2012

spent time on a weekend in november.

POS (+):
I love the feeling of living in a place and you can walk freely around, making some snacks whenever, watching tv if thats what you want to do or maybe sitt down in one room and then changing to another (eg living- conference- or hallroom) and using the wifi accessing everey corner of the web. although I wasnt alone living there this was my experience, maybe cause of the volume of the common-rooms. maybe the summertime is completely different though.

very fresh, not long ago restored house and clean was also a plus.

didnt meet the any emplyee there cause they work on weekdays. not a probs, got an sms with the code before arrival, key in the reception, and everything was easy. although no emplyoes U got a breakfast (som fruits, cheese, ham to the bread, milk and dairy-products) to pic frpm the fridge.

the feeling of being in a prison is ofcourse also something worth the visit.

NEG (-):
it was okey but the small room for one person is i bit tight (one 90cm bed, a board and a dress-hanger), and the lights could have been of a bigger strength.

Stayed November 2012, travelled solo
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Reviewed 11 August 2011

Bear in mind that this is a hostel and not a hotel! It's an old prison which has been made into a hostel. Guests sleep in the old cells. I had a single, which was very small indeed. The window was high up, all I could see was sky and tree tops. With a big bag, the cell gets quite crowded. Wifi is free, no login needed and quite fast.

There is a shared toilet (ladies / gents separate) and showers on each one of the two floors. The hostel is clean and operates on a trust basis over the weekend (no staff).
There is a kitchen with some basic breakfast food available, a conference/TV room and some other common areas. I did not see a laundry area and had hoped for that, so was a bit disappointed.
All and all, not a bad place! Obviously, no private loo and showers is not for everyone.

Stayed July 2011, travelled solo
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Property: Hotell Gamla Fangelset
Address: 62 Storgatan, Umea 903 30, Sweden
Region: Sweden > Vasterbotten County > Umea
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 4 Speciality Lodging in Umea
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:1 star — Hotell Gamla Fangelset 1*
Number of rooms: 23
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