Short: A fresh and clean hostel, conveniently located in the center of Stockholm, for a decent amount of money. Small room, but big enough for just spending the nights. Nice personnel. Rules over-announced and surveillance cameras questionable.
Long: The hostel was very fresh and well-cleaned. Our room (with 1 bunk bed) was big enough, considering we only used it for sleeping and relaxing. We had a room with a window in the ceiling. The location on Kungsholmen was very convenient, since it was within walking distance to the central station.
The common areas were mostly pretty empty of people. The kitchen had all the necessary equipment. HOWEVER, the stove was only available to use during the reception openings hours (09-20), which was an unpleasant surprise the first evening. They could have advertised that restriction better. The only sign was at the stove, which we did not check before we went grocery shopping. The fact that there is only one stove might also become a problem during peak season. Also, we never found the hairdryers that are mentioned on the web page.
The various notes around the hostel informing you how much it would cost you if you break the rules makes it feel a bit too regulated. Might only be a precaution though, seeing how the personnel themselves were friendly and helpful.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- A modern hostel in Stockholm City City Hostel is a popular hostel in Stockholm with an international atmosphere close to both tourist attractions and transportation. We offer an convenient accommodation in the middle of the city. City Hostel is one of the most central hostels in Stockholm. The accommodation offers free Internet access, a common kitchen, laundry service, TV and a good night's sleep in a private room or in a dormitory. ... more less
- Reservation Options:
- TripAdvisor is proud to partner with HostelWorld, Booking.com, Expedia, Agoda, Hotels.com, Odigeo and Priceline so you can book your City Hostel reservations with confidence. We help millions of travellers each month to find the perfect hotel for both holiday and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.