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Castanea Old Town Hostel
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Prague, Czech Republic
2 reviews
“Great hostel”
Reviewed 11 April 2014

No complaints, the best hostel I have stayed in while travelling. The location is perfect, the staff makes you feel like you are at home; I was very comfortable and enjoyed my stay here a lot. Thank you!

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled solo
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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Reviewed 2 April 2014

My best friend and I visited Castanea during fall 2013 for 3 nights and we had a great time!

The hostel is really clean, the owners are very helpful and kind, the location is perfect, the facilities are good and all that for a really fair price, just great.

This was my 2nd time in Castanea and it wasn't the last time!!

P.s. Tack så mycket, det var verkligen underbar :)

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled with friends
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 March 2014

This hostel is superbly located in the heart of the old town and everything is within easy walking distance. Set in the cobbled streets, it is over 3 (or maybe 4!) floors. Very clean, secure and will definitely return.

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 26 February 2014

very cozy, comfortable and extremely well located. Staff are very helpful and friendly. All facilities were very clean. Check the red shelves in the kitchen for free food.
Overall, It felt like staying at home.

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled with friends
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South East England, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 February 2014

Stayed for 3 nights and thought it was great. The location is perfect for a weekend in Stockholm, close to everything and right in the heart of the Gamla Stan behind the Palace. A close walk to the Gamla Stan train stop and a quick taxi ride from the Bus Terminal (about 150 SEK). Taxi from Arlanda is about 500 SEK. We went to the Ericsson Globe and it is about 5 stops on the train and 25 SEK each way. It is a nice short walk to the shopping area (Gallerian and Drottningsgatan). The Hostel was clean, staff were friendly and the price can't be beaten. We stayed in a twin room on the ground floor. The beds were comfy and our neighbours were quiet. The Hostel was full but everyone was very respectful of the others staying there. Would definitely stay again and recommend to others.

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled with friends
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Gothenburg, Sweden
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 February 2014

The location is as good as it gets smack down in the middle of "Gamla stan". It's located super close to the shopping districts (Drottninggatan), tourist traps (the castle, old town etc.) and the wonderful area of "Söder" (Swedish version of Berlin), but still located on a reasonably quiet street. The place is clean and the beds are comfortable for a hostel (proper Ikea beds). Rooms, common rooms, toilets and showers are clean. The girl working at the reception was really welcoming.

As for the cons;
- Charging 65 sek for linnen whilst not allowing sleeping bags is just silly.
- Overpriced. If it wouldn't have been for the outrageous hotel prices in Stockholm, I'd tell you to go for a hotel instead. Combine this with the linnen fee and it's almost annoying.
- It's not a hostel in the sense that you will meet lots of interesting people. The layout of the hostel doesn't make it a good mingling spot. Most people staying here are not youngster on a quest to find themselves.

Room Tip: As high up as possible. A room not facing the street is probably to be prefered (although we slept i...
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  • Stayed February 2014, travelled with friends
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Helsinki, Finland
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Reviewed 5 February 2014

I've stayed at many hostels in Sweden and a few just in Stockholm alone.

Castanea is one of my favorites and I actually look forward to staying here when I stop in Stockholm on my travels.

It's clean over all
Clean sheets and bedding
Plenty of bathrooms
very secure
great reception staff
BRILLIANT LOCATION

I will always book at Castanea when in Stockholm

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled solo
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Property: Castanea Old Town Hostel
Address: 1 Kindstugatan | Old Town, Stockholm 111 31, Sweden
Region: Sweden > Stockholm County > Stockholm > Gamla Stan & Riddarholmen , Södermalm
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #11 of 64 Speciality Lodging in Stockholm
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Number of rooms: 16
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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. ... more   less 
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