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Castanea Old Town Hostel Reviews

Kindstugatan 1, Old Town, Stockholm, Sweden

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91%

Rating
2242 Total Reviews
  • 87%Value For Money
  • 90%Security
  • 98%Location
  • 94%Staff
  • 87%Atmosphere
  • 92%Cleanliness
  • 87%Facilities

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100%

Ideally located in Stockholm to visit the city. Staff was very nice and peole were friendly. Go for it and you won't be disappointed.


100%

Clean and comfortable stay in a central location. Castanea is located in the center of Old Town Stockholm, near several restaurants and shops. The staff was friendly, and after-hours check-in was very efficient.


80%

Location is excellent. Staff are rarely on sight, so be sure to let them know when you are arriving as you will be locked out if you dont!!!


89%

Lovely boutique hostel right in the centre of the old part of Stockholm. Very clean and homely. A quieter hostel that suits the traveller looking for a place that doesn't do pub crawls and late night drinking. Thoroughly enjoyed my stay.

  • 6th Aug 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Australia
  • Male, 31-40
  • (1 review)


100%

Absolute beauty and anazing


86%

Hostel is absolutely central, in a nice old building, tastefully decorated inside. Showers and toilets plenty and good. Staff nice and responsive (on daytime), liked talking with Johanna. It is not the most social hostel imo. Kitchen and common room are nice and cozy, but not inviting enough that people want to hang out and socialize there - might be due to lack of windows in common room. No staff at night (but door code check-in works fine). Common room closed after 23:00 (to avoid noise).


91%

very nice hostel, the location is in the old town of Stockholm surrounded are many cafes, bars and restaurants. Staff is really nice and friendly.


100%

I was completely satisfied with Castanea. Trust me, I have been In hostels all around the world. This one is great. Clean, central, cosy, close to everything. And the amazing staff, congrats! We feel totally at ease there. Paula, a kiss for you. Carmo (Maria) machado, from Lisbon Portugal

  • 27th Jul 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Portugal
  • Female, 41+
  • (1 review)


20%

I am very sorry to give a negative rate. this is due to the fact that the hostel does not accept guide/assistance dogs. Not allowing these dogs it is, in my opinion, a very discrminating act and ethically not acceptable.


100%

It was an absolutely fantastic hostel, I couldn't recommend it enough! It's in the perfect situation in Gamla Stan, very central in the island so very quick and easy to get everywhere - then to walk to the other islands as well, it was perfectly situated. We didn't have to use the tunnelbana at all, everything was walking distance. Fantastic! It was also extremely clean, I was a bit dubious about sharing a bathroom, but it was incredibly clean! Brilliant staff and great value for money!

  • 24th Jul 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


86%

The hostel was nice. I slept in the 16 bed dorm. It was good, however there was not too much space in the room. For a dance festival attendee who comes home late it was a bit difficult to be quiet when everybody else was sleeping but I managed. Most of the people went to bed at around 23 or 24. The door was noisy. The beds were Ikea metal bunk beds. If the beds were more steady, the other person sleeping on the other level would sleep better.


83%

so comfortable and nice but too quite!


77%

A very pleasant and convenient place to stay.


86%

We were very pleased with everything!

  • 20th Jul 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Finland
  • All Female Group, 41+
  • (1 review)


100%

Everything about this place is exceptional ... Especially the staff ...


89%

We enjoyed the ambience and the design of the interiors. We liked its closeness to the café with the big tree. Staff were very helpful and other travellers seemed to be very considerate. Bathrooms were very clean, ditto kitchen. We really appreciated the kitchen having a toaster!

  • 15th Jul 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • New Zealand
  • Couple, 41+
  • (1 review)


100%

Castanea Old Town Hostel was the perfect base for our stay in stockholm. The location puts us in the middle of all the sights we wanted to visit. The neighborhood is charming and full of character. The facility is safe, clean and modern and well equipped with everything we needed. There are plenty of good dining options nearby when we didn't feel like cooking. The guests are respectful of quiet hours so we had restful nights. Wonderful staff.

  • 14th Jul 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Mixed Group, 41+
  • (1 review)


100%

This hostel is perfect!! It's in the old town, so perfect location. It's clean and cozy. Quiet at night. There's a nice kitchen and common area. Free internet access. The staff is really kind and helpful! Would definitely stay here again!

Owner Comment (Hide)
Thank you for your kind words! I'm glad to hear you enjoyed your stay here. Welcome back :) /Joel

97%

Fantastic hostel, run by lovely people - we will definitely visit again. The location couldn't be better and the staff were so helpful.


94%

Favorite hostel so far. Great rooms, a little hot in summer (lack of cooling system as well as lack of lockers), locked by key. Shared bathrooms/showers with warmed floors, shared kitchen with cooking equipment+fridge, common-room with good wifi and great atmosphere. Friendly staff that accommodated us for an extra night's stay. In old town, walking distance from central square and shopping area, 5min walk from palace and main street. Have a leave-things-behind policy, lots of free food/soap etc

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