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 :)
- 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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