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“Great hostel in a great city” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Castanea Old Town Hostel

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Castanea Old Town Hostel
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Bern, Switzerland
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3 reviews
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“Great hostel in a great city”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 June 2014

The location is perfect - you spend a lot of time in the old town but you are also very conveniently located to make day trips to the south island, north island, east island and the archipelago.
The hostel is very cozy and well organized, clean, well equipped as well. Very helpful board with information on self service.
Couple of minute downsides to consider: rooms are very narrow, wi-fi not reliable all the time, availability and knowledge-ability of staff is meager.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 4 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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Thank Kamen P
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Canberra, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 June 2014

Castanea Old Town Hostel is a lovely hostel is the most beautiful location! The rooms are small, but clean. The hostel has a wonderful atmosphere, and the staff were friendly and helpful. We had a wonderful stay here.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 June 2014

Lovely experience in the heart of Old Town Gamla Stan. Friendly atmosphere, economical, clean and a deal for the heart of Stockholm. Kitchen available, plenty of bathrooms and showers (shared experience was new, first hostel I've used), had double room with daughter and would stay again in a heartbeat. Picturesque, comfortable, clean, value, safe, friendly, helpful; just a fantastic experience.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled with family
    • 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
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Thank r d
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Salzburg, Austria
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 May 2014

I stayed with my friends in a 4-bed room and we had real luck! We had the biggest room at the groundfloor and as it was facing the yard it was very quiet. The rooms were clean and also the sanitary installations. We had to share 2 showers and 1 toilet with 4 other rooms (don't know how many beds were in there) but at our stay it wasn't fully booked so it was sufficient. If you have a room in the 2nd floor it may be a bit noisy because they are directly next to the common area. The staff was very friendly only the opening hours of the reception are not that visitorfriendly. If you leave before 9 and come back after 6 you won't get for instance a hairdryer (which you could have for free). The kitchen was very well equiped and what I liked in special was that they don't throw away leftovers immediately but other guests have the chance to consume them during the next days. I thinkt that's pretty smart and we could really benefit from it. Last but not least I want to mention the perfect location of the hostel directly in the old town. From there you can reach everything by walking and the area is very nice. All in all it was the best hostel I ever stayed in and can totally recommend it to you!

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank schwoagi
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 May 2014 via mobile

The customer service provided was great. The hostel rooms were up-to-date. This hostel is located in the heart of the city. I recommend this location to everyone if you are single and visiting Stockholm and want to save money.

Stayed May 2014, travelled with friends
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 May 2014

Definitly worth your money. It is stated at the heart of Gamla Stan, the old town. The location is amazing. We stayed at 16 people room and both the room and the people stayed were great. Thought it was cold out, the room and the whole floor was warm. They have great kitchen and great policy for left over food. Showers and toilets are clean and a lady checks them every morning. Receptionist are always smiling and very helpful. Definitly advice!!!

  • Stayed May 2014, 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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Thank Berk I
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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25 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 April 2014 via mobile

Stayed here for a night while in Stockholm, very tidy,clean and modern hostel. Plenty of room and included kitchen which is helpful if needed, cafe downstairs offers a great value breakfast for hostel guests. No complaints at all

Stayed April 2014, travelled with friends
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Additional Information about Castanea Old Town Hostel

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 62 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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