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“Didnt like it at all..... very poor TV, no phone in room........”
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Uppsala Vandrarhem
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“Didnt like it at all..... very poor TV, no phone in room........”
Reviewed 14 October 2010

This hotel is now renamed Uppsala Kvarntorget Hotell. I understand it was formerly a supermarket which went broke and was later converted. Can you believe the room does not have a telephone! Neither does the hotel, between 8 Pm and 7 AM. The phone in the brochure rings at their branch somewhere near the airport and there is no one to pick up or transfer it to the hotel reception (dont forget the rooms dont have telephones!!) Room is fairly OK with a good bath attached. No service. Three very old PCs with CRT monitors offer free internet access, thank God. I think the hotel is mainly used by students as a temporary haven till they get accommodation!!

  • Stayed September 2010, travelled on business
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Reviewed 9 February 2010

Stayed for one night. Did not meet Charlotte or Robert in person, the 30's couple who have opened this new hostel, as all arranged by phone: all very efficient and helpful, which a personal check in call from Charlotte, access and directions all easily arranged and confirmed by SMS. The hostel is a large, spacious, detached house from the 1800's, in a quite corner. Originally owned by a religious organisation, and at one time used as priest accommodation, it has a preservation order on it and has just recently been restored to a high standard, preserving many of the original features, and clearly has alot of thought put into it. All white inside, wooden floors throughout, rooms which are airy with good proportions, and really good sturdy doors & locks on each room. I stayed in one of the 'hotel room' and hired sheets/towel from the hostel ( as is a usual in Swedish hostels). Great feather duvet on the bed. Wifi access throughout and a well stocked kitchen ( equipment) and dining area. Quite, clean and with a good ambiance. The location is great, right in the centre, near to the station, and one can walk to the large supermarket, Hemköp, about 10 minutes down Kungsängsgatan, which is open every night until 22:00 hrs ,( a big plus in a town where things close relatively early). I really liked staying here and the price was really good for Uppsala. Wish Robert and Charlotte all the best in their new venture and would recommend staying here.

  • Stayed February 2010, travelled solo
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Reviewed 23 December 2009

Stayed at this hotel/hostel for a few days. It's near the train station, good restaurants and shops. The place is new and secure, with more amenities being added. We stayed at a hotel room on the ground floor which was basic but pretty and cozy. There's a common area on the second floor where you can help yourself to breakfast, Wi-Fi, and the TV. Young owners Robert and Charlotte were welcoming and nice. I recommend this place.

  • Stayed December 2009, travelled as a couple
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Property: Uppsala Vandrarhem
Address: 3 Kvarntorget, Uppsala 754 21, Sweden
Region: Sweden > Uppsala County > Uppsala
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #8 of 11 Speciality Lodging in Uppsala
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:2 star — Uppsala Vandrarhem 2*
Number of rooms: 22
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Vandrarhem Uppsala occupies a historical 19th-century building and offers affordable accommodation in the center of Uppsala. Vandrarhem Uppsala has different size guest rooms, as well as dormitories. Shower and toilet facilities are shared, and guests are welcome to use the kitchen to prepare meals. Bed linen and towels are available for a small charge and there is free internet in the entire building. The hostel is 400 meters away from the Uppsala Central Station and a number of restaurants, bars and shops can be found in the vicinity. ... more   less 
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