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Upplandsgatan 2a, 11123, Stockholm, Sweden

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91%

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4552 Total Reviews
  • 86%Value For Money
  • 93%Security
  • 94%Location
  • 90%Staff
  • 90%Atmosphere
  • 91%Cleanliness
  • 91%Facilities

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100%

Stayed here whilst attending a conference in central Stockholm. Private facilities were excellent (had a room to myself), and when you wanted to be more social the common areas were filled with like minded people. Great recommendations on where to eat/drink/hang out by the staff. Skal!


60%

The hostel is well located as well as well equipped and it is quite clean. Downsides: "Little" noisy on weekends; Staff could be a little more smiley (mobiles and FB for the breaks, pl!), also the backpackers could have a little more common sense by going to the living room to drink their beer after dinner, living the kitchen for those who want to cook, seat and eat which many evenings it was almost impossible. You have many common areas/living rooms and hallway to socialize.


74%

This hostel provide really good facility such as lounge with few computers, big kitchen, café, table game, and many more. The stay in the Cyclone room with 6 beds. The room is nice and clean, but unfortunately it has no window, and the bed is making some noises. The kitchen is big and big dining table so you can use this area for socializing as well. Although they give free pasta. The minus in this hostel is that they didn't provide any spices for cooking, even salt and pepper.


94%

Visited à concert at Scalateatern. Perfect distance to this hostel, 75 m maybe. Perfect.

  • 18th Nov 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Sweden
  • Male, 41+
  • (1 review)


97%

Best hostel I have stayed at!! Definitely recommend it to everyone.

  • 14th Nov 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


89%

Great hostel !!!!! I will advice everyone to stay at this hostel....


94%

Overall I was very happy. The location is good, near the station and main shopping area, but it's a bit of a walk (and only a walk) to the main tourist areas. Facilities are good, it's very clean, it felt secure. I enjoyed the breakfast. I thought was decent value for money - given that Stockholm is notoriously expensive. And I might have to go back on a day when they have the Viking Sauna trip because that looks like hilarious fun.


91%

Great communal areas, good location, clean, a lot of rooms, toilets, showers and other necessary facilities..... come back here very often and never had a bad experience! the code sucks a bit - can´t remeber all this numbers for the front door, back door or my own room ;-)


100%

Me and my friends had an excellent stay here. The common areas are really nice and there are lots of good activities they run in the evening. Probably one of the best hostels I have ever stayed in.

  • 10th Nov 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • All Female Group, 18-24
  • (1 review)


97%

It is really close from the Central Station, loved the facilities (one of the best hostels facilities I have ever been), really clean and tidy in every point. I loved the hostel. I only think that some of the staff was not really willing to help me, BUT weren't rude, AND the rest of the staff were sooo cool to me, that it completely compensated.


89%

This hostel is amazing. Bit like labyrinth but not so comfusing. The shower is superb! Staffs are great, especially a gentleman who is always in charge during evening, he explained everything you need to know becore you ask and he put extra effort to escort you to the room. Cant thank him enough.


89%

This is a great hostel for the money. Extremely easy to get to and great location. There are plenty of bars and convenient stores nearby. Don't forget to bring your own sheets, otherwise you'll need to rent them. Pasta is free, but you will need your own sauce. Coffee is complimentary, but only at certain times. These were honestly my only, "complaints" if you can even call them complaints.


97%

Best hostel I've stayed in. Very central location, great atmosphere, various common areas to meet people, very social, quiet at night, large kitchen with free pasta, fridges for each room, very well organised. Breakfast must be bought separately (cheaper of you buy at check in) but excellent value for money. Free Swedish movie every night (with English subtitles).


89%

Awesome hostel. Very nice common areas.

  • 30th Oct 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Sweden
  • Male, 31-40
  • (1 review)


80%

Overall the hostel was pretty good. Location is perfect. You can walk everywhere, though I would recommend getting Stockholm card if you are planning to visit many museums, because it also includes public transportation (4 euro every ride!). The weirdest thing was that I had to pay extra for linens. The hostel is already expensive... So be ready for that. Breakfast for $8 is not worth it at all. HOWEVER, the swedish meatball experience was amazing. For just about $20 you get a 3 course meal!

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hello there, I know a lot of people are surprised by the extra charge for sheets that is still quite common in Scandinavia. We try to communicate on our web page and on the booking confirmations that you can also bring your own sheets and save the 3 euros. Sorry to hear you find breakfast expensive (it is 6.5 euros), but I assure you we are one of the cheapest options in the area (unless you fix your own breakfast in the guest kithchen). Thank you and welcome back Ellinor CBP

94%

Very very good!!! Kitchen amd bathroom were very clean, nice common area, specials like free pasta, swedis meal, ...


94%

Had a great stay at this hostel! Great location- close to everything. Perfect for young travelers who want a fun atmosphere.

  • 28th Oct 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


100%

World Class Hostel, super easy to make friends to explore and party with!


97%

Would definitely stay again


100%

This was simply one of the best hostels I've stayed in! The rooms were clean, quiet, nicely decorated and comfortable, the breakfast was fabulous, the showers were hot and there was plenty of them, and the common room areas were really chilled out. AND the staff were so helpful and friendly! I was really sad to leave! The location was perfect for the station and sightseeing, and I would definitely stay again!


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