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Very nice hostel, located near the main train station (which you can take the arlanda express from the airport). Very clean and secure. Staff is very nice. At first, the map and how the hostel works looks like very confusing but you get used to it. The hostel has activities every day and the pub crawl that me and my friend went was very nice. Would definitely recommend this hostel.
everything was grate. only one comment with the air conditioner, because was to cool both in the room and in the common places
- Novice Nomad
- Female, 25-30
- (1 review)
very welcoming hostel. it's initially a bit weird to remove the shoes to get in but then you get used easily, and that makes the rooms cleaner! The security was ok too, every bed has also a small safety cupboard, just remember to bring your own lock!
Great Location, great staff, good atmosphere BUT (and i think it is the only "but") you have to pay for bed linen and towel.. seriously what kind of backpacker travels with bed linen?
You have to bring your own sheets or else pay for theirs. I had no problem with this but it was not obvious when booking on line. The hostel is not really suitable for those with disabilities. Plenty of stairs. Again this was not obvious when booking on line. You are also not permitted to wear your shoes in doors. Again it would have been nice to know in advance.
The best with the place is the location and friendly although a bit disorganized staff. My private room could have been made more comfortable with the addition of a chair, even a simple kitchen chair would have been better than none. Instead of a clothes closet there is a hook on the wall, placed peculiarly above the rickety bedside table, to hang your coat etc.
- Novice Nomad
- Female, 41+
- (1 review)
Good organization of events and things to do. If you stay on the top floor is long way to the showers especially with renovations. Grocery store close but far away from most of the places we visited.
This hostel is great. There are tons of space for common areas and the free pasta is a touch. I had no problem meeting people and having someone to do stuff with. Bar crawl was average I'd say but that's stockholm.
one of the best hostels i have stayed! clean, big and comfortable bed! you have done a good job!
Great place to meet people, very clean bathrooms, really nice rooms with lots of space. They make you take off your shoes so if you are using different entrances each time don't forget your shoes! I almost did! hahaha
location is good, staff quite friendly ,room is small not very spacious
I was very reassured by the level of security and the wifi here was also the best I encountered throughout my travels. Beds were really comfortable and the atmosphere was really cool and chilled. It was very easy to meet people here. AND free pasta - whats not to love!
Best hostel I've ever stayed in. Staff is awesome, a good place for solo traveller. Nice common spaces. Very clean and located at a distance walk from everything.
The staff was wonderful and even printed my boarding pass for me. I have never seen a hostel with do many great amenities! Location was perfect, great service and wonderful stay!
Very good hostel, with all of the facilities you need. Well kept & decorated, nice range of activities too. Breakfast was a little expensive & didn't have much to offer. Mandatory sheet rental, but nothing to go crazy over. Friendly staff, and nice crowd. Met cool people, solo travelers as myself. Made for a pleasant stay in an otherwise impersonal (albeit beautiful) Stockholm.
It's pricey but so is everything else in Stockholm and this is an awesome hostel!! Great way to meet people and if you are worried about security don't be here. You'll understand what I mean when you arrive. If you are checking in between midnight and 8am be sure to have them email you the door codes otherwise you will have to wait like me until someone else opens the door. Great place
About a 15-20min walk from the main train station but it was quite easy to locate. The man at the welcome desk when I arrived was extremely kind and helpful. He took his time with each guest and even accompanied them to their room to ensure they wouldn't get lost. The other staff members did not do this. Loved the vibe of this hostel - the location of the common rooms and dorms almost felt like a submarine. Also the local Mac computers were found everywhere around the hostel which was great.
Great location, lovely staff and great kitchen facilities. Wonderful atmosphere and multiple common room areas. Clean and comfortable forms. Communal showers lacked privacy. Private shower rooms available. Hostel run activities were very popular, recommend signing up for them early or risk missing out.
The hostel is very clean and fairly quiet. I love that they use codes to get in and out of everywhere--you feel like your stuff is very safe when you're gone! It's also close to the bus station which is nice when you have to get to the airport! The area right outside the hostel is okay--there are a lot of restaurants and shopping but I think I would have preferred to be a little closer to Gamla Stan. But really it isn't too far of a walk.
Really great hostel for meeting other travelers. Nice common areas for hanging out in a chill way. Most of the fun parts of stockholm are a bit further away, train ride or long-ish walk. This area is mostly shopping (H&Ms everywhere) and expensive food. Had to go further out to find more unique and affordable shopping/eating.