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Birka Hostel Reviews

Luntmakargatan 14, Stockholm, Sweden

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80%

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1045 Total Reviews
  • 83%Value For Money
  • 79%Security
  • 88%Location
  • 80%Staff
  • 75%Atmosphere
  • 79%Cleanliness
  • 79%Facilities

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91%

The hostel in brilliantly located near to the station, staff were very friendly and helpful, the rooms were a good size and the beds were comfortable. The free tea and coffee were a lovely touch. All round an excellent hostel.


91%

I felt very safe here! The staff were very helpful and the rooms were set out well. Also a big shower with hooks and a curtain so your things don't get wet. Couldn't get any better location, right in the centre of everything you need. Only downside is the beds are quite squeaky, but that's expected for bunk beds. The price is still far to much, but cheap for Stockholm. Free tea and coffee was great as well! Would definitely recommend!


60%

I would only choose this hostel again because of the location. Otherwise definitely not again. The beds are sooo loud and the shared bathroom was the ugliest i've ever seen.. hair everywhere and it smelled as if someone just smoked in there. The girl at the reception was not friendly at all and when i wanted to pay for the brkfst in the morning she totally ignored me while she was at the phone for about 20mins. (I came back several times with the same intention) well...choose wisely.....


80%

The opening hours of the reception are a bit short but during the time they are there they are friendly and helpful. Late checkin is possible anytime.


89%

Very nice hostel. Would definitely recommend staying here while you are in Stockholm.


66%

No lockers. Some of the bunk beds were broken and it was dangerous if someone who sleeps top falls down to person who sleeps below. Living room wasn't in use and no common activities. Staff should automatic. give information of city when guests check in. Also they told us we can exchange beds with other guests in room, but they can't do it from computer - so they clean wrong bed when other "changed bed"check out! Good location and good price for scandinav.hostel, but many things to improve.


89%

I stayed at the hostel for 2 nights (twin room with ensuite). The internet worked, bathroom was clean & the hostel was quiet (perhaps due to time I chose to visit Stockholm - January). I was pleased with a possibility of making tea or coffee(for free) in the kitchen, which was available for everyone. Location was good - close to the Central Station & one the the Stockholm Metro stations is at the doorstep. Good price compared to the other hostels too.


71%

I've been in 14 bed room. It was not bad. I'd likely recommend it especially for its value for money :) (it was 18€/night) Subway station located next to the hostel's door. Far from the old town by walk, but still i did the city by walk ;)


94%

It is a very good hostel, enjoyed my stay and the kitchen area is very spacious which makes having breakfast easier. One thing that is negative is the Internet on second floor which is very slow

  • 28th Dec 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Poland
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


89%

This place is worth what they charge. It is great value for the money. I recommend booking in advance every night you want to stay. I thought I could extend once I arrived but they fill up too quickly.


94%

A wonderful hostel, very clean. The staff is very nice and helpfull. The beds are awesome because if somevody moves you don't feel it, the bunk beds (3-story obes) seems to be separate and with their own light and plug which I personally found very good. The room is wide and warm, just the lockers arr a bid small. The location is great, just in the city center very close to main attractions by walking. There is not the type of hostel to have a bush social live but it's very confortable.

  • 21st Dec 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Colombia
  • Female, 31-40
  • (1 review)


74%

Really good value for money, but with that comes a bit of uncleanliness and a generally sterile atmosphere, kinda like a youth hostel. I stayed in the big room but I've gotta say that I had a really good sleep and the room itself was very impressive with surprisingly large beds. A good bet if you wanna do Stockholm without bankrupting yourself.


49%

+ Nice girls working there, decent location and cheap during the weekdays (when its low season). - Weared down furniture in many places, very weak breakfast, the coffee (even though free) was a disaster, cameras everywhere (not that I really care, but it felt like a prison sometimes), No recycling (you just shove everything in the thrash, not really a conscious "real Swedish" behaviour), even though it was christmas time they had no decoration what so ever, the athmosphere was kinda bad.

  • 16th Dec 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Sweden
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


94%

The hostel is in the city centre, near a station and lot of stores. It's safe, as we have a code to open the door and cards to open the room. The kitchen is big enough to 10 people, along with the extension by the side, the dining room. The breakfast is cheap and you can eat a lot, despite having just a few options to choose.


66%

(positive) very close to the metro station just 5min walk from the hostel to hortoget station (negative) only one shower room in each floor, which is totally not enough!!


71%

Our room was fairly clean but had no lockers. Located pretty close to the main street and a short walk away from the old town. Quite a long walk from central station with a pack. The kitchen with complimentary tea and coffee was a nice touch including full facilities and a common fridge. All in all the hostel is pretty good for a short term stay.


63%

Bunk beds were unbelievably squeaky and saggy, impossible to get a good nights sleep. Only 1 locker for a 6 bed dorm. Each bunk had its own lamp, but mine had no bulb in it. Had big problems with the door and key cards - people kept getting locked out of the room or would just leave the door open so they didn't - not good for security. Toilet light was faulty - would turn off every 5 seconds, even while I was using the loo. The one functioning computer barely works. Good kitchen though.

  • 8th Dec 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • New Zealand
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


74%

We stayed in a 8 bed female dorm. The room was one of the coolest I've been to, with the funky beds and movie star mirrors! Only thing that wasn't really worth the money was the breakfast, 39 SEK for juice, toast and cheese is a bit much. The overall experience was good, the hostel was clean and close enough to the bus and train station.

  • 2nd Dec 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Finland
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


97%

Fantastic hostel, safe, secure and nearby to all the good things!


83%

Free pasta and steckers for food in fridge helped us a lot! :)


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