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“Clean, comfortable, nice area of Sodermalm”
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Skanstulls Hostel
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Reviewed 23 September 2013 via mobile

This is definitely one of the better hostels I have stayed in. At 250- 300K per night (£25 - £30), it is definitely not the cheapest but these prices are consistint with other budget accommodation in Stockholm.

I had a 6 bed dorm complete with own locker and padlock (yes you don't have to bring a padlock!) the room was spacious enough with room to put items under bed a d a small table and chairs. The beds were comfortable and each berth had its own night lamp. The kitchen was clean, homely and kept clean by staff and patrons alike - it was nice to see other people keeping it tidy for everyone else (unlike the Brits and Irish travellers in Australian hostels)! Bathrooms were equally clean, plenty of toilets and showers - all clean.

Reception shuts at 8pm and there is a night door for access, reception staff are very friendly. There is free tea and coffee (you need to provide your own milk or do what I did and use milk on the free food shelf :P), free pasta as well.

One downside is you have to provide your own sheets (sleeping bags forbidden), if you don't, you need to pay 50K (£5) for bed sheets. This appears to be the norm among other hosts in Stockholm but a foreign one to me as usually sheets are included in the price and at almost £30 a night I rather think they should be, never the less I took my own.

This is not a party hostel and to be fair everyone was quiet around 10.30-11.30pm, slight noise from the street but I still slept well.

The location is good on Sodermalm and near to the SoFo area which has some nice and unique cafes, bars and boutique shops. Nearest subway is Skanstull and from here you can go to Gamla Stan, Slussen (for the boat to Djurgarden and Vasa) and Central area for the main shopping area.

All in all a good choice and if I have the chance to come back again I would stay here again :)

  • Stayed: September 2013
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Reviewed 16 September 2013

The ensuite double room is better than some budget hotels in Scandinavia, albeit it has no window. The room is good size, and the bathroom is excellent. It is clean, but the bed is a bit soft and you have to rent bedsheets if you don't have your own. It has an excellent kitchen and cozy dining room with free coffee/tea/pasta so you can save some money by cooking your own or buying food from grocery store and eat here. It's about a block from the Skanstulls metro station, which you can take to the Central station and hop on the Arlanda express train to the airport. You can also walk about 2 miles to Central station and 1 mile to old town, or just hang around the not-so-upscale shopping street of Gogatan (the hostel is toward the far end of this street).

Room Tip: the ensuite double room is obviously the best choice.
  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Thank samargatha
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Reviewed 14 September 2013

I stayed in this hostel in a double room with private facilities. It 'was a very pleasant stay for three nights and the room is very quiet. and I also liked the Swedish style. Wi-fi services in general and well functional.

Room Tip: remember your key
  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Thank Michel211
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Reviewed 3 September 2013

We had a really good night at the hostel. We met a lot of people from all over the world (Germany, Switzerland, Brazil, Finland, Sweden,...) and had a great night in the kitchen! :)
It was really nice, clean and comfortable, computers and internet available, a clean kitchen with a lot of free stuff (tea, milk, juice,... from previous guests)
Just a 5 minute walk from the metro.
Great place!

  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled with friends
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Thank Hannelore B
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Reviewed 9 July 2013

We all loved this hostel. Great room (4 of us in 4 bed room). Staff were really helpful. Facilities well maintained and clean. Kitchen really groovy, more like a restaurant than a hostel kitchen. Close to metro and city centre, great shops, cafes and restaurants. This place is up there with best hostels we've ever stayed at. Scores of books to borrow or swap. Excellent value for money and highly recommended.

Stayed: July 2013, travelled with family
Thank Heathcliffe1956
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Reviewed 30 June 2013

I stayed at this hostel for three days and it was very nice and clean and everything was well organized, just what you would expect in Sweden. The dorm beds were really clean and comfortable, and in general it was fairly quiet in the room despite people coming and going all the time. There was free internet and computers that you could use, which was great. The toilets and showers were also clean. This wasn't the most cosy place though and doesn't feel like a place you want to hang out for long periods of time but the location is absolutely great and you can walk everywhere really fast. Good choice for few nights!

  • Stayed: August 2012, travelled solo
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Reviewed 12 June 2013

Great location on the green metro line and in a nice neighbourhood with good shopping and amenities. I was travelling alone and and one of the private rooms with a bathroom but no windows. As it was super sunny outside I found it hard to go indoors but once there settled
Into my cave. Great decor and room. Kitchen nice and friendly. Staff were fabulous and helpful.

Nothing ba o say a about this place at all

  • Stayed: June 2013, travelled solo
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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 #6 of 67 Speciality Lodging in Stockholm
Price Range: £22 - £93 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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