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Archipelago Hostel Old Town Reviews

Stora Nygatan 38, Stockholm, Sweden

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77%

Rating
1288 Total Reviews
  • 79%Value For Money
  • 80%Security
  • 97%Location
  • 72%Staff
  • 67%Atmosphere
  • 80%Cleanliness
  • 65%Facilities

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71%

Strong points: -free wifi (connection was okay, not great, but hey it's free) -clean room and bathroom Weak points: -beds were unbelievably squeaky, all 4 of us woke up multiple times during the night and none of us really felt well rested -having to pay for bedsheets is not unheard of, but it could have been indicated more clearly beforehand that there would be charged an additional fee for this (especially when sleeping bags are not allowed) Final score: meh/10

  • 23rd Mar 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Belgium
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)


80%

Even though it's cheap the facilities are very clean and the beds are comfortable. Exellent location with walking distance to everything.

  • 23rd Mar 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Sweden
  • Male, 31-40
  • (1 review)


91%

We had a really good time and enjoyed the stay very much.

  • 11th Mar 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Germany
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


77%

The hostel was nice and clean. The location is perfect in the middle of gamla stan you can reach most sights on foot Including the train station in about fifteen minutes. Unfortunatley the hostel has no baggage storage room so there is no possibility to leave your back after checking out. And the kitchen is very small and not much possbility to cook.


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.




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