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Archipelago Hostel Old Town Reviews

Stora Nygatan 38, Stockholm, Sweden

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76%

Rating
1283 Total Reviews
  • 78%Value For Money
  • 78%Security
  • 95%Location
  • 71%Staff
  • 68%Atmosphere
  • 80%Cleanliness
  • 64%Facilities

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60%

Staff are essentially non existent, only manning the desk for a few hours a day. There are three showers for the entire hostel and you have to push a button every ten seconds to continue the flow of water which is extremely frustrating. Good location.

  • 26th Dec 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Australia
  • Mixed Group, 18-24
  • (1 review)

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hostel staff is on duty 24 hours. Showers are equipped with timers (but not stopping every 10 seconds) in order to preserve our natures resources and save fresh water. There are several showers located on each floor.

74%

I was not really satisfied when I found that I need to pay extra for renting bedding sheets (no travellers staying hostel will bring their own bedding...). I arrived at 5pm, but there was no staff so I needed to call the hostel to get in the inner door. And there was no microwave or kitchen. But its location was good.

Owner Comment (Hide)
The kitchen is equipped with microwave and all other facilities needed. Bedding is mandatory and client may bring their own or rent a complete set at SEK 65 as informed on all booking sites and hostel websites. Hygien is of great importance. /Manager.

80%

Overall clean, except under the beds. Staff not very convenient or reachable. No information about the discount on breakfast at the nearby café until the second morning.


86%

Like it very much


89%

If you arrive late, you may find that there is no staff in the hostel , however they provide clear instructions of what they need to do which has caused me to panic until I realize


31%

Bed linen and towels from hostel i have not used, but the money was from the hostel debited. This is not correctly. The sanitary facilietis are very dirty. The bed was broken. In the room is mold.

  • 24th Oct 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Italy
  • Male, 31-40
  • (1 review)


83%

It is a good place for sleeping as there is no party floor in this hostel. Sometime there is noise from pubs on the streets during sleeping hour but its ok for me.

  • 4th Oct 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Hong Kong
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


54%

A very bland place, with white walls and no character whatsoever. No living room, didn't feel at all like a listed building, no lockers (apart from tiny ones), sneaky receptionist, mixed gender bathroom with no place to put your things.

  • 4th Oct 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


66%

Excellent location. Rooms very small and locker storage in rooms very limited. Wish they had a common space to hang out outside the rooms.


57%

No lockers in the room, no place to leave luggage after check-out (hostel suggests you bring your luggage to a locker in the central station, which depending on the size of your suitcase will cost you another 10 Euros). There is no common room. This place is clean and good enough if you just need a bed for a night and leave the next morning but lacks atmosphere and security, as the reception is only staffed for a couple of hours per day (09:00 - 15:00).

  • 20th Sep 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Germany
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


74%

Very hard to get inside in hostel first time, if you plan to pay by cash. It was a big problem for me, I spent a lot of time, nerves, money for phone calls, before i could get inside.

  • 15th Sep 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Belarus
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


100%

Welcoming and nice staff - perfect stay


100%

Perfect location great staff and very clean and nice rooms!


71%

There is only someone in in the morning at 9am. If you like to pay cash you have to catch the staff somehow, which is not easy. Don't expect to get any information/ expect the do's and dont's at the hostel. Overall the showers are clean, though the rooms are only cleaned if people move on (not even the bin is emptied) and they forget to clean below the bets. However, nice stay in central city; convenient located; Supermaket and bus/metro stop nearby; on weekends there is bit street noise.


69%

The added room lockers were a good idea but they were only added after someone had their stuff stolen, and only 2 lockers for a room of 4 people isn't enough. Great hostel for a group, but otherwise no atmosphere an no common area to meet people. The push button showers are also really annoying. Great location though.




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