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Hostel af Chapman
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Somerville, Massachusetts
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40 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“Ditto to all the glowing reviews...”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2013

We stayed here for three nights in August 2013 and could not have been happier. The ship itself and its location are incredibly gorgeous. The views from every angle are breath-taking. The hostel rooms on the ship are quite small, with bunk beds, a small table and a good-sized armoire, and barely room for more than one person to stand up. So luxury accommodations they are not. But the trade off for price, location and cool factor is well worth it! You can walk everywhere from the ship and are just steps away from the royal palace and the Grand Hotel. There is also a modern art and architecture museum just five minutes' walk away. There is a bar/restaurant on the upper deck and room to sit and take in all the sights of central Stockholm. Everything in Stockholm is incredibly expensive, but this hostel-on-a-ship is a good price and an even better bargain!

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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152 reviews
73 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2013

After staying here a little over a year ago, I returned, this time staying on the boat. The steps down to the rooms are a bit steep, however, there is a lift. The rooms were very clean. I was in a 6 bed, however, there were only 3 of us in it both nights I was there which is a bit surprising for a Friday-Saturday in late August.

Good facilities, laundry is available as are both a luggage storage room and luggage lockers. There is a bar/restaurant on the deck of the boat and a small cafe in the main building. Breakfast in the breakfast room is not included in the price.

It took me about 20 minutes to walk from Central Station, there is a closer Metro (T) station, very convenient to Old Town (5 to 10 min walk), much nearby shopping, tour boats near by.

I could hear music from boats on the water on night, not really load and not a problem.

It did seem like an abnormally high percentage of the showers/toilets were marked "women"

Room Tip: I liked the boat for its uniqueness.
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  • Stayed August 2013, travelled solo
    • 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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Munich, Germany
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46 reviews
25 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2013

Cabins on the boat are simple but functional, and there are plenty of bathrooms and showers to avoid long rows.
10mins walk from the old city (30 from the train station), and endowed with a bar for night drinks watching the sunset from the boat itself.
Security seems to be well preserved thanks to the "cards" needed for accessing the boat and the cabins
Compared to prices of other hotels in Stockholm, it appears to be a good compromise

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled solo
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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St. Petersburg, Russia
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23 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2013

I stayed with my mother in the private room with two beds for three nights in the building next to the ship. The room was tiny but the view from the window was really nice. We were surprised that cleaning was not included in the price of our stay. One should clean the room himself or pay 100 SEK per person. It was also a little bit noisy both inside the hostel and outside the building but in order to keep fresh air in the small room we had to keep window open.
I liked the really nice and soft bedlinen that were provided, friendliness of staff and the location but probably I'll try another hostel next time I visit Stockholm.

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Edmonton, Canada
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29 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2013 via mobile

I would 100% recommend this hostel! However you must book early to get a room on the boat vs the building on land. The boat is very cool, newly renovated and clean with lots of washrooms and showers and the linen they provide is really comfy! Excellent location and you can walk here from the central train station. It isn't "close" but I managed easy enough! Great to carve out this experience in a nice green space!

  • Stayed August 2013
    • 4 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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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Prague, Czech Republic
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17 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2013

This hostel has really great location in the middle of Stockholm. From my window I could see Gamla Stan (old city center). The island where it is located is also nice for a walk. I come from country with no access to sea so I also really liked that the sea was like 20meters from the hostel. Stuff was very friendly and they also helped us to find what is interesting for tourists. I would deffinatelly come again.

  • Stayed September 2012, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Oakland, California
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19 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2013

We enjoyed three nights on the ship and totally loved it. It's really cool to sleep on a boat in the center of the city! We found the rooms to be comfortable and very clean. The bathrooms were clean and exactly what you'd expect for a hostel--no bad surprises! The staff was super helpful and you can get a city bike card right at the front desk. There's a bike station just right across the street from the hostel, so it's super easy to come and go from different points in Stockholm. The boat deck is a bar in the afternoon and evening which is really cool. You can enjoy a drink while taking in the beautiful skyline of Stockholm. You have to rent sheets and towels and make your own bed (no big deal). The room was comfortable, bunk beds, sink, closet and desk with two porthole windows. Obviously if you're staying in a hostel, you know what to expect. AF Chapman is definitely a higher end hostel and the experience is unmatched.

Stayed July 2013, travelled as a couple
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Property: Hostel af Chapman
Address: 8 Flaggmansvaegen, Stockholm 111 49, Sweden
Region: Sweden > Stockholm County > Stockholm
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Ranked #12 of 62 Speciality Lodging in Stockholm
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Hotel Class:2 star — Hostel af Chapman 2*
Number of rooms: 28
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