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Castanea Old Town Hostel Reviews

Kindstugatan 1, Old Town, Stockholm, Sweden

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91%

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2585 Total Reviews
  • 89%Value For Money
  • 92%Security
  • 97%Location
  • 93%Staff
  • 87%Atmosphere
  • 93%Cleanliness
  • 88%Facilities

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86%

Beds should have been softer...Great atmosphere.The big dormitory was way to crowded with people and their stuff all over the floor


100%

Everything is good, just remember to notice the reception hour.


80%

Gamla Stan is a little boring but it's close to the central station. Room was pretty small but bed was extremely comfy. Staff was super helpful. Solid value. Bathroom and showers were great. Not that much atmosphere but would prob stay again.


60%

This hostel is really clean and well kept. The only problem is the harsh noise restrictions on the common area. If you're looking for a quite hostel this place is really nice. However, of you're looking for a bit more of a party atmosphere I would suggest staying somewhere in Sodermalm..


77%

Staff was helpful but available only from 9:00 to 11:00 and 15:00 to 18:00! Also, only mixed dorms (none for only females or only males). Nowhere to do laundry.


97%

Very friendly staff that make your life easy. Always willing to help. Whenever I head back to Stockholm I will be staying there again.


71%

The location is perfect! The "office time" of the reception can be annoying sometimes, if you need to ask something or if you arrive out of this time. They charge you for the sheets and the towel so be prepared.


97%

Wifi and internet access through fixed computers was lagging very often.


100%

We've stayed here before and will do so again. Wonderful hostel in a perfect location.


91%

We had a great stay at Hostel Castenea! We stayed in a 16 bed dorm. It was very clean and orderly, though the beds were somewhat uncomfortable. Not bad for a hostel bunk bed though. The kitchen and common areas were extremely clean and welcoming. The location was incredible - right in the center of Old Town and a short walk to everything else we wanted to see. I would highly recommend staying here!

  • 8th Jul 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Mixed Group, 18-24
  • (1 review)


91%

I was very impressed with Castanea Old Town Hostel. The hostel was in an excellent location with great facilities and everyone was friendly and considerate. Communication with the staff prior to our arrival was very good and our late arrival posed no problem.

  • 6th Jul 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Mixed Group, 18-24
  • (1 review)


100%

Great place to stay. Loved the location and no issues really. I have a couple suggestions too. If possible to message us before with the pin code for the front door. Just to avoid the hassle of calling when we are too late for check in. Also we exited the central station from the top level and were completely lost following the suggested directions.


89%

Firstly the price for that Old Town location is extraordinary. The quirky ground floor- 2nd floor division is probably a noise benefit to those of us who stayed in the private rooms on the ground floor. The one toilet in the hall got a bit busy when four out of the 5/6 rooms on the ground floor filled up. But for the price, what's to complain?


91%

Four of us (all men from England, 31-35) stayed at Castanea in early July. It is a very accommodating and comfortable place with very friendly and helpful staff which is a must for a modern hostel. It is perfectly situated in Gamla Stan for walks to the Old Town sites and restaurants. It is also well placed for trips into Sodermalm and Ostermalm. All in all a very good hostel. The only let downs were a very slow internet connection and a lack of social atmosphere maybe just due to when we went.

  • 3rd Jul 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Male, 31-40
  • (1 review)


97%

Super nice staffs Perfect location Cozy, comfortable room If you want relaxing, this is your place. One more thing! Rent a citybikes and bike everywhere!! Ask any staffs for nice places to go with bike. It was awesome. Do not spend much time for just exploring the city. Go far from the city with your bike.


91%

The location of this hotel is excellent, and the place is very clean and friendly. I hope to return in the future

  • 26th Jun 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Argentina
  • Female, 41+
  • (1 review)

Owner Comment (Hide)
We also hope you will return! Thank you for this time!

89%

My stay was really good. To be perfect, the checkin hours have to be more extended.

  • 23rd Jun 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • France
  • Female, 31-40
  • (1 review)

Owner Comment (Hide)
Happy you hade a good stay!

97%

I could come back here anytime, the best thing about castanea is the staff and their friendly nature. The atmosphere of stockholme is something not to miss ;)


83%

Limited reception hours. Small lockers.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Thank you for staying at Castanea! Since this is a small hostel we are not able to have reception open 24/7. As written in the confirmation - just contact us before arrival and we will prepare everything for you. And now: New lockers, biggger and better :-)

100%

Thank you for the warm welcome! We enjoyed Stockholm and our time at Castanea Hostel a lot! It is very comfy and quiet and we meet a lot of nice people there. Kitchen and bathrooms are very clean. Its a nice and comfortable atmosphere and the location of Castanea in Gamla Stan is just perfect.

  • 18th Jun 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Germany
  • Couple, 25-30
  • (1 review)

Owner Comment (Hide)
Thank you and welcome back next time in Stockholm!

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