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Backpackers Göteborg Reviews

Vegagatan 19, (Check in at Vegagatan 21), Gothenburg, Sweden

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82%

Rating
874 Total Reviews
  • 82%Value For Money
  • 87%Security
  • 80%Location
  • 86%Staff
  • 79%Atmosphere
  • 81%Cleanliness
  • 83%Facilities

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86%

The hostel, located minutes away from the city centre by tram, is in an excellent location and is close to all needed amenities. The staff and fellow hostellers were all very friendly, and the atmosphere was welcoming. Would not hesitate to stay again.

  • 25th Jan 2016
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Canada
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)


94%

Brilliant facilities, location and staff. Bar crawl and walking tour were both exactly what we wanted. Some recommendations would be to ensure new visitors are aware of the times that breakfast stops (and that it varies from 11 at the weekends to 10 during the week), and that if you want to buy alcohol from a shop the only place that sells alcohol above a certain percentage closes early in the day.


80%

Wifi doesn't work fine in the fame room. Good staff and location.


94%

It's a pretty good hostel in terms of facilities however it's a little far from the town centre. Particularly hard to walk for so long in winter but in summer maybe a great walk


83%

Decent hostel on a budget. Much like other hostels in Scandinavia though, you have to pay for bed sheets, but it is stated in their info. Walking tour was nice and free (we tipped ;)) and there's a pub crawl on weekends. Oh and if you stay here you have to go to the pizza joint behind it next to Willys. Try the kebab pizza but eat it Swedish style with pizza salad (free) and the kebab sauce.


69%

Kitchen / common area where you can meet people, but the reception is in a different hostel in the adjacent building. Standard city hostel, with limited extra effort made, but good for a night or two


51%

At the first, I have a small disability and I had to sleep in the high bed in my first night. Second, the staff gave a wrong key card and it doesn't have reception in the hostel so I wouldn't go to another building , at the night , cold to ask about the keycardThe following day, the staff are not friendly with me to change de keycard . When I was take a shower , the light turns off 3 times and I'very moved outside of the box to turn on again . In my room , it was a girl discusting. She did.


91%

The male dorm has little ventilation, so after a whole night full of people, it can get really dense, hoy and with a bit of a bad smell.

  • 18th Dec 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Mexico
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)

Owner Comment (Hide)
Thank you for leaving a review. We are always striving to be better so we appreciate your comments and are looking in to improving this. Hope to see you again and happy new year! Kind Regard Backpackers Göteborg

83%

Excellent staff, very helpful with suggestions. A good sized kitchen and common room - but lacking in atmosphere, need to have music playing or something. The bar crawl was a good way to get people together. Bathrooms get pretty messy pretty quickly.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Thank you for leaving a review! Great to hear that you enjoyed our staff. Good idea with having some music, this is something we are going to look over. Nice to hear that you also enjoyed the pub crawl! Hope to see you again and happy new year! Kind Regards Backpackers Göteborg

71%

The 16-bed dorm room was really small. I like the idea of curtains so when people check-in late/check-out early you won't get disturbed. Atmosphere was okay and met some cool people in the common area. The hostel is trying to improve this by organising pub crawls and free walking tours.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Thank you for leaving a review! Glad to hear that you liked the curtains in the dorms. Great that you also meet some nice people! We are really hoping for a more social atmosphere in the backpackers but it all depends on what the guest are up to also. Hope to see you again and Happy new year! Kind regards Backpackers Göteborg

80%

I stayed in the 12 person dorm, it is a lot of people, generally other travellers were considerate. Bathrooms looked newly refurbished, kitchen was good with all usual bits you need. Wifi is good, seating area allows to be part of any conversation or to be separate. I would stay there again.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Than you for leaving a review. Great to heat that you enjoyed your stay with us. The backpackers is a great place to meet other travelers from all over. You are very welcome back and have a happy new year! Kind Regards Backpackers Göteborg

94%

The hostel was a little further from some areas of the city but the staff did a great job giving recommendations of things to do close by. Everything was exceptionally clean and well thought out

Owner Comment (Hide)
Thank you for leaving a review! Glad to hear that you had a good stay with us and enjoyed exploring our area. Hope to see you again and Happy new year! Kind regards Backpackers Göteborg

80%

Decent hostel. Had good facilities and the beds were nice. It did have a good kitchen with an eating area, however it didn't seem to be a very social atmosphere when I was there so it wasnt ideal for solo travellers.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Thank you for your review! Glad to hear that you enjoyed our facilities. We do have several social events going on at the moment, especially at the weekends like free walking tours and Pup crawl. Unfortunately as it is off season at the moment the backpackers has a little less guest then during the rest of the year. Sorry to hear that this was the case during your visit! Hope to see you again. Kind Regards Backpackers Göteborg

83%

I like the common area and the possibility to store your backpack locked under the bed. One shower in particular was very smelly for no obvious reason.

  • 1st Dec 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Germany
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)

Owner Comment (Hide)
Thank you for leaving a review! We are glad that you liked the common area and lockers! The shower you mentioned has been fixed. Sorry for any inconvenience! Hope to see you again and happy new year! Kind Regards Backpackers Göteborg

80%

Good hostel. nice facilities, nice and helpful staff.


100%

Had the best weekend away ever staying here in November 2015. Great facilities and value for money. Staff were really helpful and met some great people and had awesome nights out in Gothenburg. As soon as I got home I booked my next stay. Thanks very much again.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Thank you very much for your review! So glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us. We are also glad you joined in on the pub crawls that were held. You are more than welcome back! See you soon. Kind Regards Backpackers Göteborg

63%

Easy to find. But isolated from the rest of the town but otherwise very social.


80%

It is unbelivable the male dorm door always slams. Being a place for 12 people arriving at different times of the night it is impossible to sleep. Beds are too narrow


97%

This is a really nice hostel! The staff are friendly and extremely helpful, and the place is clean and tidy. It looks exactly like it does in the pictures, except there were no curtains for the beds in the female dorm, which I was slightly disappointed about. Otherwise though, it was great!


74%

Few hostels in Gothenburg, so this was our only viable option. Good hostel with everything you need, high quality bathrooms, fully fitted kitchen for use (save money and cook your own food), good wifi (password given at reception wrong!), plug sockets at bed and common area. However there wasn't much atmosphere and people kept themselves to themselves unless you forced interaction; curtains always pulled across dorm beds didn't help this. 40 minute trek from the central station - use the trams.


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