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Upplandsgatan 2a, 11123, Stockholm, Sweden

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90%

Rating
5603 Total Reviews
  • 87%Value For Money
  • 93%Security
  • 93%Location
  • 91%Staff
  • 89%Atmosphere
  • 90%Cleanliness
  • 90%Facilities

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91%

Perfect location close to main train station, at least for me as I came by train. Super comfortable beds with plug and light and spacious room. Fully equiped and always clean kitchen. The codes to enter are tricky, when I managed to remember them it was time to leave. I actually regret missing the pub crawl and wish I stayed longer to take advantage of the many features the hostel has, so definitely will be coming back If i'm in Stockholm again. I hope ny that time they have beer to sell :)

Owner Comment (Hide)
Thanks for your review. I can understand about trying to remember codes can be a bit tricky. I haven't got the best memory in the world, so when it comes to situations like this one having to remember different numbers, I usually use my mobile phone to take a photo of it. I'm more of a visual person myself. We hope you will come back and visit us again! We look forward to having you! Cheers Charmaine CBP

63%

Location is 20min away from the sightseeing and clubbing areas but it is ok. Rooms and facilities are average, staff is helpful though. We were expecting more but that didn't make our stay any less interesting. Common area is cool and Internet was good. It is not a Party hostel but it is a good place to meet people.

Owner Comment (Hide)
We hope you were able to make new friends here. We have made social meeting spaces where this could be possible. Welcome back anytime! Kindly Charmaine CBP

94%

Nice rooms, plenty of clean WCs/showers, good kitchen. Fridges were separated by room which was nice. Kitchen facilities are nice, but seating room is limited: if you get down there after 2 big groups you're kind of hooped. 5-10 mins away from Central Station, grocery stores, and the main shopping street, which was nice. My room was near the main door, so we could hear each person entering the code and opening the door, which wasn't great. I would recommend this hostel and would stay here again.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Thanks for your honest review. I think it depends on the time which one wants to use the kitchen. During certain times I guess many people are hungry and want to eat at the same time. We have two large kitchen tables to seat guests so this is usually not too much of a problem to find space. Thank you for recommending us, we really appreciate it. We hope you do come and visit us again! It was lovely to have you. Kind regards Charmaine CBP

49%

If you enjoy staying in a super tiny room where you can hardly turn around, putting your clothes either in or on your luggage because there is no chair/table/wardrobe und breathing in the smoke from the smokers mingling outside our window, not caring about the noise from the "lounge area" right outside your door - then you're in the right place! I've been to more than 40 hostels all over the world, this was one of the worst. Btw: there was no day light in our room because the blinds were broken.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Sorry to hear we did not live up to your expectations. Thanks for letting us know about the blinds. Did you come to reception to tell a receptionist that the blind was broken? We wish we knew sooner so that we could have fixed the problem, but thank you for bringing it to our attention. We will get on the case straight away. Smoke should not be coming into the room, was the window closed properly? We will look this over and double check that the noise level in late evenings are low. Kindly CBP

100%

All around very nice hostel. Clean, secure and just a friendly, welcoming atmosphere. Very nice kitchen, easy to meet people, nice breakfast and the location is very central in Stockholm. I had a good time there.


77%

One of the next hostels ice stayed in, the only drawback is the Cost bit Stockholm is pretty expensive in general. The codes to get into the doors change every day and I lost my code and there was no way of getting back in as reception was closed. Perhsps a swipe card access system would be better

  • 26th Nov 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)

Owner Comment (Hide)
Thanks for visiting us. We did try out swipe cards at some point in time, but from past experience guests became more frustrated with this system. I can understand codes are tricky to remember, but a great tip would be to take a photo with your mobile so that you can keep the codes safe. We hope you will visit us again someday if you are passing through Sweden. You are very welcome! Kind regards Charmaine CBP

83%

I was only here for a quick sleep and leave but the hostel was well equipped and the café opened nice and early and served a good coffee and self service waffle press.


91%

The best hostel I have ever stayed at. The staff is extremely nice and helpful. They provide plenty of things to do and the environment is extremely welcoming and pleasant to hang out in!

Owner Comment (Hide)
Cool that you had fun hanging out at the hostel. It was a pleasure to have you here. You are welcome to come and hang out here again! ;) Kind regards Charmaine CBP

100%

Great location, brilliant facilities (hairdryershairdryer!! A printer, that was a godsend) really comfortable beds and lovely retro interior. and helpful staff. One of the best hostels I have stayed anywhere in the world.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Thanks for your wonderful comments. It means the world to us! Please do come and visit us again! Cheers Charmaine CBP

89%

All good except: Strange that there are no curtains in Djurågrden. Since its located just next to the street, with city lights outside the window, I guess curtains would do.

Owner Comment (Hide)
All our rooms with windows are meant to have curtains. There must have been a problem with the curtains in the room that you were staying in at the time, so hence why it was removed, Sorry about this. We should have fixed the curtains by now, but I will follow this up to make sure. Thanks for bringing this to our attention. Hope you had a wonderful stay with us and met friendly people. Kind regards Charmaine CBP

100%

Great hostel. Friendly staff. Had a very enjoyable stay and I have already recommended this hostel to others.


89%

The hostel had a great atmosphere with lots of common areas to hang out in. I was in a room with a lot of people but it was never an issue as everyone hung out in the common areas outside of the room. The free pasta provided was a nice touch and the bathrooms were kept fairly clean and accessible. I would definitely recommend this hostel for anyone staying in Stockholm.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Thanks heaps for your recommendation. We really appreciate this and happy to hear that you had an enjoyable stay with us. Welcome back anytime! Safe travels Charmaine CBP

97%

My stay here was wonderful. This place struck a great balance of sufficient common areas to engage and be social, but the property was large enough and well designed that you could keep to yourself if you wanted. Staff kept all areas extremely clean, plenty of bathroom facilities, and great systems in place (luggage storage, easy check out, etc.).


97%

Good location. Great place to meet people. Attractions are walking distance and rooms are nice, beds are comfy. Can't say anything bad about this place really...

Owner Comment (Hide)
Great that you had a lovely time here. We hope to see you again soon! Kindly Charmaine CBP

77%

The hostel is nice, the staff were nice and helpful. Only things I would complain about are: The beds could be more comfortable and our room was in the basement (as most of the rest of the hostel, like the kitchen) and thus there were no real windows.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Thanks for your honest review. We usually do not get bad comments about our mattresses, actually quite the opposite. We chose mattresses that are not too hard or too soft, to try our best to accommodate everyone. We do have rooms on street level. Some of our guests prefer the rooms on the bottom floor. If you would like to stay again, please do ask for a room with a window. Cheers! Charmaine CBP

89%

Overall I had a good stay at this hostel. The location was within easy walking distance of the bus/train stations as well as most attractions such as old town and fotografiska. There was a large kitchen and common space which was handy to use. The bunk beds in the all female dorm was well set up allowing some privacy and access to individual lights and outlets. Whilst the shower attached to the room was being renovated there was no shortage of others to use and caused very little inconvenience.


97%

Perfect locations with lots of activities offered and really sociable atmosphere


94%

It's very nice and clean hostel. Good location. The only missing thing was party/fun athmosphere. Everything else was very good!

Owner Comment (Hide)
I guess it's what you make of it and the individuals that you meet at the time. We try to create a fun atmosphere and have activities for guests to do throughout the week. Most nightclubs open in the middle of the week onwards, so there were probably not many open at the beginning of the week when you were here.You'll just have to come back and visit us again! Welcome back anytime! Kind regards Charmaine CBP

100%

Great value for money, clean, safe, central with friendly and knowledgeable staff. This hostel quite rightly wins awards. :-)


100%

A bit of a weird layout, but it's fine, and the decor is super cool. I had a great room that was right off the main common area, so that was awesome. The bathroom situation is a little strange, since they're all spread out in different areas, but since I showered super late at night, it wasn't an issue. I'd recommend using the one bathroom with a single shower and toilet for more privacy. The hostel makes it really easy to meet people. Sign up for the meatball class and go to the pub crawl!

  • 12th Nov 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


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