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Was looking forward to staying in the hostel on my trip to Stockholm until I got there and encountered the rudest receptionist I've ever dealt with. She took my money at the counter for the stay in Swedish Krona and then charged my card as well through the hostel world site. When I called the next day regarding what I thought was an "error" I received nothing but sarcastic remarks and told I would not have my money refunded. I paid for two nights because of her error. Dirty business.
- Novice Nomad
- All Male Group, 31-40
- (1 review)
The hostel is well located near one of the main shopping streets and quite close to the central station and the old town tourist centre. The atmosphere was a bit different with quite a lot of long term stayers as opposed to travellers staying, so felt a bit awkward at times in the common areas with a lot of middle aged men around. The kitchen facilities were good with space for a lot of people to cook at once. The bathrooms were quite good. And the dorms were a bit small, but quite ok.
Good location and relatively cheap. But it compensates by the fact that it an "army" type of hostel - no coziness, just sleep there. Service is very not is European but post-USSR style which means less care about travelers. Recommended as a cheap stay in a good location
No wifi all night, stuffy rooms, not at all recommended. and this is something coming from me, as I generally tend to assist no matter what. .
A lady left here product somewhere in the frig and someone took it. She never found it because it's a big hostel. So watch your stuff. Also, the common area is pretty small but they compensate by having smaller scattered ones on the other floors. You lose the opportunity to meet people by this architectural strategy though. Other than that, it's fine. If you like waking up to sunlight go somewhere else. There are no windows. So the box you sleep in is just as black as it was when you fell asleep
Hostel was great in terms of all the facilities and layout of place. The only thing that made me a little nervous was that there seemed to be a lot of older men who were living there that gave me (as a female and uncomfortable feeling). Other than that, the hostel was fantastic
It was ok for one night. Not far from the city center, but the bathrooms were smelling bad, a clear sign of poor cleanliness.
Do not stay here if you enjoy a friendly face or even an open reception when you arrive., The staff only care that you have paid for your linen (extra cost). We stayed here for 3 days & every day there was people waiting for over an hour just to check in. There is absolutely no security people a just trapsing in & out as they please the reception don't even batter an eyelid. One night 1am the chick on reception came & woke our whole room up because we were in the wrong numbered beds in our room.
Three separate wifi networks and none would work between about 7pm and 11pm! Due to to many people trying to use them I think. This meant that we couldn't plan our activities for the next day. You must bring your own bedlinen or rent for 50 kronor, which I didn't realise when booking. The beds were very comfortable but the room was really bright at night - windows facing out onto main street with only frosted glass, no curtains.
The reception does not look nice. There are no windows in the hostel, it's dark and the walls have weird decorations. The reception staff are very slow and not that welcoming. The luggage room is right by the front entrance and far from the reception and we often found it was unlocked so anyone could come from the street and grab a bag. However the rooms are clean and the bathrooms and showers are really nice. I would recommend it for a short stay but it's overall quite depressing.
Localization is good also clean spaces. Unfortunately, I took my own bed sheets and towel and the next morning they disapier, I talked with a cleaning lady and almost everything was found, this because they have letters for each person but some people don't follow and next day they take off all of your stuffs because this bed could be reserved. Also to use lockers is necessary to have swedish coins or padlock. Free coffee in the morning !
Wifi was very poor, only worked in the uncomfortable lounge area. Staff was great and very helpful, rooms left much to be desired, but if you need the only cheap place in Sweden, you've found it! Right in between two very busy and lively streets, and not a far walk to old town either.
Nothing special as far as hostels go, just remember to bring a towel and sheets. They cost almost as much as one nights stay
Good location, nice lay out, unfortunately the staff was not friendly or willing to help, it's a shame due to the beautiful city that Stockholm is and that the staff does not help you or give you recommendations Showers even have mildew accumulated on the corners, I was there for 3 days and the same trash was on the floor of one of the showers Too bad
Great location, I was able to walk EVERYWHERE! I only took tram once to get to the museums. Security was okay, all the doors have to be locked by the key and hence the door to my room was constantly unlocked. Not the fault of the hostel apart from the fact they could get automatic locking doors like most hostels. Staff were okay, they were rather understaffed as others have reviewed and they did not know too much about the area or many places to go out apart from a small map with the local shops
Rooms had lockers. Facilities were alright. Could get very noisy at night though.
The entire hostel smelled weird, and the room was so cramped I literally couldn't walk through. Staff weren't friendly and reception was closed more often than not as the girls "had a break". Cleaner woke me up coming into the room at 11am cleaning and talking on her phone. More of a long term stay hostel for students or people between housing than for a traveller. Not a social atmosphere. No wifi in the room, and it was spotty in the common area as well. Good kitchen though.
This was my first time in a hostel and this was definitely much better than I expected. I had zero issues regarding cleanliness like other reviewers did, in light that it looked very well maintained. The staff wasn't extremely outgoing but they got the job done efficiently. Security isn't an issue as long is your bag is small enough to fit into the lockers (most backpacks should work). My main issue was that our room needed better ventilation, it got quite hot and stuffy.