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Castanea Old Town Hostel Reviews

Kindstugatan 1, Old Town, Stockholm, Sweden

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92%

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2520 Total Reviews
  • 90%Value For Money
  • 93%Security
  • 97%Location
  • 94%Staff
  • 89%Atmosphere
  • 94%Cleanliness
  • 89%Facilities

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97%

Very nice hostel situated in the heart of Stockholm`s old town Gamla Stan. Staff is very friendly and helpful!


97%

Very good hostel !

Owner Comment (Hide)
Glad you think so! Welcome back whenever you are in Stockholm!

89%

awesome location and the staff is very helpful


100%

Loved it. Super location, lovely staff and clean!!! Will stay again!

Owner Comment (Hide)
Thank you for staying here and for your positivity! Hope you come back!

86%

I really liked our stay at Castanea which is very well situated in Gamla Stan and has very clean facilities, no matter how many people stayed, which is remarkable. The only negative point would be the kitchen door and the toilet/shower door near the rooms 11 and 12, they are not closing quietly as others doors and if one doesn't hold the door back, it slams closed. This happended every time someone used the kitchen or this bathroom the whole night long and keeps you awake for a long time.

  • 15th May 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Luxembourg
  • All Female Group, 25-30
  • (1 review)

Owner Comment (Hide)
It's so good you liked your stay at Castanea! Sorry about the doors to kitchen and showers, we will try to adjust them. Kind regards, Cecilia

91%

very talkative staff..


89%

I enjoyed staying at this hostel. It was clean, quiet and the staff was helpful.


100%

Brilliant hostel - we were so impressed. Staff were really friendly and welcoming, the room was tidy and clean. Kitchen was well stocked and... unexpected! All very good - will recommend and hopefully visit for a bit longer next time.

  • 4th May 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


97%

It is one of the best hostels I stayed at so far. The hostel is located in the center of Gamla Stan, old town. You can basically walk around everywhere and there are so many good restaurants, cafes and souvenir stores nearby. Very convenient!

Owner Comment (Hide)
We are glad you find it convenient here at Castanea! Thank you for your kind words! Kind regards, Cecilia

83%

This hostel was perfect, great location and just what was required. It was a shame there were about a thousand children running around the hostel during our stay which ruined the atmosphere slightly, that and the late night fire alarm! That aside the hostel staff were great, very accommodating and I can imagine the usual atmosphere in the hostel is great. I would definitely stay there again and recommend the hostel to anyone wanting to stay in old town Stockholm!


86%

I rated the atmosphere average specifically because of the disruption caused by the other guests - which were primarily children. The decor was excellent, very comfortable and inviting, but allowing 15 children to stay with minimal adult supervision ruined our experience. We were woken up at dawn by kids traipsing in and and out of the kitchen and at midnight by a fire alarm set off by someone smoking in the bathroom. We selected Castanea because it catered to the "Mature Traveler." NOT TRUE!

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hello, I am sorry you felt other guests behaved badly. Usually people, young or old, understand to be quiet early morning. However we love to have travellers of all ages staying with us and do our best to keep the areas quiet after 11 pm. I understand it must have been disturbing with the firealarm went off at 10.30pm. But I must say it is a relief that it was no real fire! Kindly /Lotta

94%

Thoroughly enjoyed our stay, it was just perfect, we loved it. Only concern was that initially it was difficult to find and clear obvious signage would have been really helpful. Definitely will recommend it to friend. Thank you for making time in Stockholm so brilliant


100%

Great location and very friendly staff!!


97%

I have stayed in MANY hostels throughout Europe, and this one was one of the best! Everything was really clean, there was plenty of storage including lockers for valuables. There were two powerpoints and a light for every bed which is just so handy. The kitchen had absolutely everything you could ever need. It was a really nice, cosy, small hostel. I loved the location, you can pretty much walk everywhere, AND they sold public transport and bike passes at the hostel which was very convenient!


97%

This was a return visit for me. I'm in my 40s and need to spend a week every few months in Stockholm. Castanea is perfect for me. Lovely warm and helpful staff, hot showers and fabulous location.


100%

It was a great stay and met our needs perfectly! Great location, and super clean facilities. Oh! And friendly staff.

  • 20th Apr 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Canada
  • Couple, 25-30
  • (1 review)

Owner Comment (Hide)
Thank you for your awesome review! Glad you enjoyed your stay here at Castanea. Kindly /Lotta

100%

Great place and staff. It's worth the money! The location is the best.

  • 16th Apr 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Male, 31-40
  • (1 review)

Owner Comment (Hide)
Thanks a lot for your review, lovely to hear you appreciated the hostel. Kindly /Lotta

100%

Really nice hostel in a beautiful building, clean and cosy. Staff were welcoming and helpful. Well-equipped kitchen and clean showers. Room was small but comfortable.

  • 16th Apr 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Ireland
  • Couple, 25-30
  • (1 review)

Owner Comment (Hide)
Thank you so much for the kind words, glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay! Kindly /Lotta

91%

Really the cleanest hostel I've ever used!

  • 15th Apr 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Italy
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)

Owner Comment (Hide)
Thank you :) Kindly /Lotta

94%

Very recommended for your stay in Stockholm! Right down in the center of the old town, seconds away from all the happening. AND CHEAP!!! Clean, tidy, has all that you could possibly need, and more - books to borrow, tips from the staff, equipped kitchen to make your own food if you want to spare a few kronor, and more.

  • 15th Apr 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Israel
  • Female, 31-40
  • (1 review)

Owner Comment (Hide)
Thank you for the excellent review, and for staying with us! Kindly, Lotta

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