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Castanea Old Town Hostel

Kindstugatan 1, Old Town, Stockholm, Sweden
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  • 87%Value For Money
  • 91%Security
  • 98%Location
  • 94%Staff
  • 87%Atmosphere
  • 92%Cleanliness
  • 87%Facilities

Hostelworld says:

The elegant and modern Castanea Old Town Hostel is centrally located in the Old Town of Stockholm and was voted the best hostel in Sweden in 2007 by Hostelworld users. 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 both private and shared showers are on offer 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 older travellers, families, groups and couples.

Property Information:

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

This is a small, personal hostel, located in the middle of the Old Town (Gamla Stan), one of the best-preserved medieval city centres in the world. Castanea is a modern hostel in a charming building from 1747 with a beautiful horse chestnut tree at a small square just outside.

In our hostel there are 55 beds. You can stay in dorms or private rooms; we have single, twin, four- or six-bed private rooms. All rooms have shared shower and toilet. In our dormitory we have lockers; bring your own padlock or rent from us. Theres also a popular guest kitchen for your own cooking.

We have a free guest computer as well as free Wi-Fi in most rooms.

Our surroundings have stories to tell. To stroll through the streets is to travel through history. Were only 200 meters from the Royal Palace in Gamla Stan and near tourist attractions, shops, cafs and restaurants. Castanea is also close to Central Station, only one stop with the underground.
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

    I can't fault it. A lovely place to stay, in a great location. Staff are also very friendly and helpful.
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      Anonymous, England, Male, 18-24
  • Latest Review

    Great location. Helpful staff. Quiet and peaceful space. A mix of ages for guests who stay here. Not a party hostel and really nice to stay in while meeting other travellers. They need more showers and toilet rooms. One of the showers smelled like someone defecated in it, so maybe showers need to be clean more frequently.
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      Dyuan, USA, Female, 25-30
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  • Book Exchange
  • Common Room
  • Elevator
  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Hairdryers
  • Hot Showers
  • Kitchen
  • Linen Not Included
  • Lockers
  • Luggage Storage
  • Reading Light
  • Towels for hire

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.

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
91% 2296
59.3247283 18.0727350
Castanea Old Town Hostel
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