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Castanea Old Town Hostel

Kindstugatan 1, Old Town, Stockholm, Sweden
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  • 86%Value For Money
  • 89%Security
  • 98%Location
  • 92%Staff
  • 85%Atmosphere
  • 91%Cleanliness
  • 86%Facilities

Hostelworld says:

The elegant and modern Castanea Old Town Hostel is centrally located in the Old Town of Stockholm. Voted the best hostel in Sweden in 2007 by Hostelworld users, remains as one of the top rated Hostels in the city. Our guests frequently cite this cosy, quiet and relaxing hostel's 'excellent location' which 'cannot be beaten', as well as their 'fantastic kitchen'. We like that all showers are in the corridors close enough for all guests, as well as the occasional free leftovers in the kitchen for budget visitors to enjoy. Hostelworld reviewers have repeatedly recommended this hostel for all ages travellers, families, groups and couples.

Property Information:

Welcome to Castanea Old Town Hostel, one of the most central hostel in Stockholm.

Castanea is a small, personal hostel, located in the middle of the Old Town (Gamla Stan), one of the best preserved medieval city center in the world. We are a modern hostel in a charming building from 1747 with a beautiful horse chestnut tree at the square just outside. A fantastic location in the heart of Stockholm and at the same time our street is quiet and calm. It couldn’t be better.

We would like you to experience a homely and friendly atmosphere and hope you can feel at home away from home.

Stay in dorm or a private room. We have single, twin, 4-bed and 6-bed private rooms and dorm with 4, 6 or 16 beds. All our rooms have big beautiful windows and comfortable beds with reading lights. The rooms are facing a small street, square or the tranquil backyard.

Bring your own bed-linen or rent from us. Sleeping bags are not allowed.
All rooms have shared shower and toilet. Separate showers so you can lock the door.

In our popular guest kitchen you can prepare your own meals. Why not start your day with making breakfast in our kitchen and buy some lovely fresh bread from the bakery just around the corner.

Relax in our common room with maps, books and homemade tips about Stockholm. Our guests come from Sweden and around the world. You will find backpackers, families, couples or just friends looking for a comfortable stay.

Free guest computers and WIFI, strong in common areas but not in all rooms.

Yes - we are Eco friendly and are active with saving energy, waste recycling among other things.

When you stay at Castanea you are only 200 meters from the Royal Palace, Stockholm Cathedral, Nobel museum and of course in the middle of a lot of great cafés, restaurants, bars and shopping.

A short walk will take you to the City hall or to the local ferry to Djurgården, Skansen and the Vasamuseum. Just minutes from the boats to Stockholms famous Archipelago. Castanea is also close to Central Station, only one stop with the underground. What can we say – just in the middle of everything!

Welcome to Castanea and Stockholm!
Cecilia, Lotta, Joel, Paula and Joanna
Best For: Older Travellers, Privacy

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  • Castanea Old Town Hostel says

    What makes us special is our location in the charming atmosphere of the Old Town. It's probably the most popular part of Stockholm and has a rich history. It's served as a nest of sin, execution site and location of a grand royal wedding. To stroll through the streets is to travel through history. The changing of the guards at the Royal Palace is only two minutes' walk from here and the ferries to Djurgården and the Archipelago are just five minutes' walking distance. Personally, I recommend that people visit the food market at Hötorgshallen.
    We find that we get a relaxed mix of people staying here who like meeting other guests, from friends, couples and families to backpackers - but not party people. We like to make people feel at home and usually you can find somebody cooking in the kitchen chatting to other guests.
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  • Hostelworld Guests Say

    The location of the hostel is amazing you have the cathedral, nobel museum and palace on your doorstep.
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      Anonymous, England, All Female Group, 18-24
  • Latest Review

    It was really good staying at Castanea hostel. Very helpful and friendly Staff that makes you relax. Location is perfect for old town, well equiped kitchen you can prepare own food,So cute common room. For bad sides ; The room that ı stayed was a bit crowded, i would like to stay with females. And linen wasnt included .s.However it worths to stay there :).
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      Anonymous, Turkey, Female, 18-24
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  • Book Exchange
  • Common Room
  • Elevator
  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Hairdryers
  • Hot Showers
  • Internet Access
  • Kitchen
  • Linen Not Included
  • Lockers
  • Luggage Storage
  • Reading Light

Hostel Awards

  • 2008 Hoscar Winner
  • 1st
  • Country Winners Sweden
Hoscar Nominations
  • Nominee 2013
  • Worldwide Medium Hostel
  • Nominee 2012
  • Worldwide Small Hostel
  • 2008 1st Country Winners Sweden

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  • Child Friendly
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • No Curfew
  • Non Smoking
  • Taxes Included

Cancellation Policy

This property has a 2 day cancellation policy.
Failure to cancel within this time will result in a cancellation charge equal to the first night of your stay, unless otherwise stated below (see 'Things to Note' information).

Things to Note

Check-in: 1500 � 1800. For arrivals before 1500 or after 1800 please contact us two-to-four days before arrival to arrange for check-in. We have a 48hr cancellation policy. Late cancellations and no-shows shall be charged the equivalent of the first night�s accommodation. Sheets and towels can be hired (65 SEK/person one-time fee) or you can bring your own. Please note that either way bed linen must be used. Sleeping bags are not allowed due to hygienic reasons. Smoking is not permitted. Pets are not permitted. We�re open all year.

Castanea Old Town Hostel Located at Kindstugatan 1, Old Town, Stockholm.
Castanea Old Town Hostel
Stockholm 11131 Kindstugatan 1, Old Town
90% 2364
59.3247283 18.0727350
Castanea Old Town Hostel
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