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Slottsskogens Youth Hostel Reviews

Vegagatan 21, Gothenburg, Sweden

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80%

Rating
1487 Total Reviews
  • 78%Value For Money
  • 87%Security
  • 79%Location
  • 88%Staff
  • 71%Atmosphere
  • 79%Cleanliness
  • 78%Facilities

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80%

Nice bathrooms, showers and beds. Kitchen was also really nice. Not the most ideal location but there is lots of buses and trams that can get you anywhere in town. It is however, really close to the large park in Gothenburg where you can see a number of different animals.


63%

Good beds but no hostel atmosphere. Very quiet. No common room except for the kitchen. The kitchen facilities are pretty bad, no kettle or toaster that work, and it looks like the fridges haven't been cleaned out in years.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Thank you for leaving a review! Nice to hear that you liked our beds. Unfortunately it is a little quite at the moment. But we do also have another building were more backpackers and solo travelers stay. Maybe this would have been a better option for you. We also have free walking tours and pub crawls during the weekends. Thank you for your comments about the kitchen. We will have to look at this. Hope to see you again. Kind Regards Slottsskogens Hostel

89%

Our stay for 4 persons was great. We would recommend this hostel to our friends or even repeat our stay. There was one thing we were a bit disappointed about - the staff recommended us visiting a Stadtsmuset even though it was closed that day (Monday). I explicitly asked about this and he said that it is open... Of course, can happen :) .


89%

65sek for a MANDATORY linen rent its totally upsetting and awful welcome gift

Owner Comment (Hide)
Thank you for leaving a review. We do have bedlinen to rent as many of our guest choose to bring there own. It also helps us keep a lower price on our beds. It is stated online that bed linen are not included in the price so we are sorry to hear that were not aware of this. Hope you still had a good stay with us and in Gothenburg! Kind regards Slottsskogens Youth Hostel

80%

really loved to building and staff very helpfull and also very clean

  • 31st Dec 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)


89%

This hostel felt nice and homely, as soon as you walked in you were greeted with warmth and the smell of gingerbread cookies. The staff was friendly and knowledgable, they had heaps of showers and toilet facilities and everything felt clean.


100%

Clean, friendly, social hostel in the centre of Gothenburg, well located. Comfy beds, helpful staff, clean bathrooms and kitchen. Went on a hostel run bar crawl on the Saturday night and met loads of people, and used their in-house sauna on the Sunday for a very low price.

  • 17th Dec 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Couple, 18-24
  • (1 review)

Owner Comment (Hide)
Thank you for leaving a review. So glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us and also met loads of nice people! Hope to see you again and Happy new year! Kinds Regards Slottsskogens Youth Hostel

83%

There were no lockers in the 4 bed room (no 224). For my next staying a couple of days later this week I asked for a room with lockers and got a room with lockers (no 102). Great hostel, good staff.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Thank you for leaving a review! We have a few family rooms without lockers that we must use as mixed dorms while very fully booked. We are looking into getting fitted lockers also for these rooms in the future. Glad to hear that it worked out for your next room. Nice to hear that you had a good stay with us and welcome back! Kind Regards Slottsskogens Youth Hostel

77%

Nice clean hostel althoug it has very little atmosphere, lots of families and older people staying. Nobody really socialising


74%

they kinda lie about the central location, this is 30 mins plus walking to anywhere. but clean, and modern. no atmosphere though

Owner Comment (Hide)
Thank you for leaving a review. Sorry to hear that you are not happy with our location. We are placed in central Gothenburg with walking distance to lovely Haga, slottsskogen park och we are in the middle of the restaurant and bar area of Linné. But yes, the central station is about a 10 minute ride on the tram. Nice to hear that you liked our rooms and facilities. Hope to see you here again in Gothenburg! Kind regards Slottsskogens Youth Hostel

69%

May have been the time of year- off season but it was a very odd vibe at the hostel making it difficult to meet people despite the massive communal areas. It's also a family hostel and so there are no age restrictions. Kitchen and wifi was good, with each bed in my dorm (4 bed mixed) having a power outlet & light. May not seem like a great location but it's very accessible to the tram (2min walk) or the train station (15-20min walk) with multiple supermarkets close by

Owner Comment (Hide)
Thank you for your review. You are right, we do have guest of all ages at the hostel. Please ask to be in the backpacker building next time you visit as there are more solo travelers there and often a younger and more social crowd. Glad to hear that you enjoyed your room and how easy it is to get around in our ares. Hope to see you again! Welcome back! Kind Regards Slottsskogens Youth Hostel

97%

The best hostel I've ever stayed in. Clean and quiet. I loved it. The only thing that could be improved would be hooks and benches in the bathroom. It was difficult to find a place to put my things.


60%

Do not choose the rooms without windows.Our room was extremely small for 4 people, smelly and there is no space to place your belongings (and also no possibility to lock your things in case you are staying with people you do not know). Be aware that breakfast ist NOT included and you must bring your sheets or rent them for about 60SEK (which I think is quite annoying). Despite this, the hostel staff was helpful and we were able to change room after experiencing some problems with our roommate

  • 16th Oct 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Germany
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)

Owner Comment (Hide)
Thank you for your review. We do have many different types of rooms at the hostel so please try with windows next time if you prefer that. Breakfast and bed linen are additional choices with makes us able to keep the room prices lower. Many of our guest choose to bring their own with them when they visit. Take care and hope to see you again! Kind Regards Slottsskogens Youth Hostel

77%

I wasn't expecting to pay extra for bed sheets. Maybe it was mentioned somewhere, I don't remember. The room didn't have any windows. How does it ventilate at all?

Owner Comment (Hide)
Thank you for leaving a review. It is specified on your reservation that bed linen is not included. We have this as an option as many choose to bring there own bed linen. It also allows us to keep the room prices lower. There is also ventilation in all our rooms. Please try one of our dorms with windows next time you visit. Thanks again for you comments! Welcome back! Kind Regards Slottsskogens Youth Hostel

89%

Clean and comfortable, friendly staff and good location for Slottskogens Park and Haga area. Would come again. Be aware of narrow corridors and doors opening outwards, I got hit hard once and had a couple of near misses on the way to my room perhaps there could be an 'open with care sign' on inside of doors to remind guests there mayb be people passing.

  • 14th Oct 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


86%

Not that I was affected by it as the receptionist didn't tell me but the thing they have about purchasing or using your own slip to sleep in is a bit strange, never heard of any other hostel that has the at policy. Anyway, room was clean, facilities were good and clean. It is a little on the expensive side but it's Scandinavia so it's to be expected I suppose.


89%

A cheap place for Sweden. Not a party hostel, but clean safe and good staff. Great place to sleep.


100%

Absolutely amazing!

  • 6th Oct 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Canada
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)


66%

Maybe I booked at the wrong time of year but was expecting this place to have a bit more of an atmosphere. The only communal areas were the kitchen and the breakfast area, both of which were pretty quiet so didn't really meet anyone. I was travelling alone so was big deal for me. Hostel was easy to get to on tram, clean and safe with decent facilities, just wish it had more of a proper communal area that other hostels have.


83%

There should be ventilation in the bathrooms, or the doors should maybe be left propped open. They smelled very moldy and stinky even though they were clearly recently renovated.

  • 2nd Oct 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


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