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“1st Hostel in Europe” 5 of 5 bubbles
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Skanstulls Hostel
Certificate of Excellence
London, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
“1st Hostel in Europe”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2011

This has been the only hostel I've been to outside Australia and was quite pleased with the service and the layout, not far from the Metro and there is a shop across from the hostel to buy food and drinks as Stockholm can be expensive. I would not recommend in going to Restaurant boat Patricia. Like other ppl i like to stay in a reasonable place when traveling and I would recommend other ppl to stay there when in Stockholm.

  • Stayed April 2011, travelled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 bubbles
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Portland, Oregon
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25 reviews
22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2011

Stoclholm is expensive and we could only afford a room without windows, but our windowless room was about as nice as a windowless room could be. The hostel was quiet and clean, but there wasn't must common areas.

  • Stayed July 2011, travelled with family
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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London, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 April 2011

Lovely and helpful staff! Very clean rooms and corridors as well as kitchen and showers. Had a twin mini-bedroom and although kept hitting ourselves on the ceiling with our head, was a delightful stay. Free wifi was easy to access and quick. Quiet at night for a good sleep. Showers were not too far from room and hot water was great. Only thing would be location - still pretty good as you can just take the T-bana a few stops to central Stockholm and Gamla Stan. A laundry service is not too far away too and reception has photocopied maps. Apparently they will be building a laundrette soon in their own building! Would highly recommend to anyone staying in Stockholm for a few days!

  • Stayed March 2011, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank suwii
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London, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 April 2011

This hostel sent us onto a different hostel after we had booked through Hostelbookers and paid a deposit. The hostel they sent us to was DISGUSTING! it stank and was completely run down...

They then proceeded to keep our deposit because the second hostel they sent us to was cheaper!... ummm by 24SEK only between 4 of us....

Absolutly treated horribly and would NEVER reccomend ANYONE to stay here....

  • Stayed April 2011, travelled with friends
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank I_Love_Travelling_11
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Melbourne, Australia
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47 reviews
45 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 March 2011

The best thing about this hostel is its location. It's close enough to the main drag in Sodermalm, Gotgatan, yet the surrounding streets are not too crowded or busy.

The set out of the hostel was a bit annoying however. My dorm, and a few others, opened directly out into the kitchen, and it was a bit noisy at times, but never really affected my sleep though.

The bathrooms and showers are clean (and separated) and facilities like an ironing board, book exchange, some free food and internet access were good.

Staff were friendly but not willing to help out too much.

Also, security was lacklustre- the night door didn't always close properly so pretty much anyone could walk into the hostel; but the neighborhood, and Stockholm in general, are very safe.

Overall, a great stay and I wouldn't hesitate coming back next time I'm in Sweden.

  • Stayed February 2011, travelled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Toronto, Canada
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14 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2011

I spent a lot time traveling across Europe this fall, and Skanstulls stood out as an excellent place to stay. They are super-organized when it comes to checking in. Lockers, beds, and sheets are assigned right away at the front desk, and protocol regarding meal times, kitchen etiquette etc. is clearly outlined for all to read. Rooms are clean and bright. Pasta, tea, and coffee are always free, which encourages people to stay around and form a nice, communal atmosphere at breakfast and lunch. The big, shared bathroom is kept clean, and there are enough shower stalls for there not to be a hold up at "rush hour" in the morning. Internet is free, and there are about 5 or 6 computers to use. Common tables in the kitchen/lounge area are good for meeting other travelers. Perks: There is a supermarket across the street, so you can pick up food if you're looking to save a little money while on the road, and store anything that needs refrigeration in the kitchen. The hostel also abuts a very cool part of town with vintage boutiques and independent cafes. The closest T-bana station is no more than a 4 minute walk away, and it takes about 10 minutes to get there from the T-centralen station. My only (very minor) complaint: desk staff ran hot and cold when it came to attitude. It's not deal-breaker-worthy, as one never has too much to do with front desk staff at a hostel. They were always helpful, but sometimes almost begrudgingly.

  • Stayed October 2010, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank SH_0785
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Melbourne
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2010

This hostel is conveniently located in the hip suburb of Sodermalm and makes exploring the city very easy. The Stockholm citybikes service recommended by the hostel staff was a cheap way to get around and enjoy the warm weather and this lovely city. The hostel is small and located in the basement of a building, but their use of space is clever and you dont feel claustrophobic. Clean hostel, well equipped kitchen, comfortable dorms and very good value for money. Only downside is that the computers were slow and most of the toilets were unisex- which meant they werent that pleasant by the end of the day.The other travellers we met in the kitchen were lovely and this place has a nice vibe. Would stay again.

  • Stayed July 2010, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank nevermindtheweather
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Property: Skanstulls Hostel
Address: 135 Ringvaegen, Stockholm 116 61, Sweden (Formerly Skanstulls Vandrarhem)
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Region: Sweden > Stockholm County > Stockholm > SoFo & Medborgarplatsen
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #7 of 62 Speciality Lodging in Stockholm
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:2 star — Skanstulls Hostel 2*
Number of rooms: 29
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Skanstulls Hostel is centrally located in the heart of Stockholm, close to everything Sodermalm has to offer. At walking distance from the hostel you will find dozens of restaurants, bars and cafes. The surrounding area also offers long promenade along the water, swimming and plenty of small shops selling vintage clothing, music and decor. Here at City Backpackers sleep in a comfortable bed and has access to a modern and well-equipped kitchen just steps away from the subway, vibrant nightlife and numerous cultural attractions. A perfect place to start as a tourist in central Stockholm! ... more   less 
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