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  • Anonymous
  • England, Male, 31-40
  • Avid Traveller
Castanea Old Town Hostel, Stockholm, Sweden
6.6
20th Apr 2017

Old Town is a great location as its sandwiched being hipster Sodermalm and the City Centre. Its a 5 minute walk to either. Staff are nice, its spotless clean, warm and quiet. For all the solo backpackers out there, this is NOT a place to meet people. I marked them low because like quite a few other hostels in Stockholm they have this con trick of charging for sheets- they should just be honest and add it onto the normal price of the room. They say you can use your own-nobody travels with sheets!

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Happy to hear you found the location great! Sorry you felt we were trying to "con trick" you with charging the sheets. We really try to be informative about this both before booking and in the confirmation, so we are sorry if this was a surprise for you. But as you already read we and other hostels in Sweden has this as it is a long tradition to bring your own sheets and food to keep prices low and give the guest the option to choose. We hope you had a wonderful time and enjoyed seeing Stockholm!

    • 2.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 6.0Facilities
    • 8.0Staff
    • 4.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • Anonymous
  • Scotland, Male, 31-40
  • Avid Traveller
Abigails Hostel, Dublin, Ireland
5.4
8th Jan 2016

The hostel is a factory- huge and very impersonal- dont be fool by it's name and branding.There is nothing done to get people together so not the best for a solo traveler. The room was clean enough but DIDNT have lockers- i was shocked then I realised that they have locker machines (which you need to pay for) in the lounge instead- first time in my life I have seen this and i've stayed in over 100 hostels. A couple of the staff were nice- the others were varying degrees of uninterested.

    • 4.0Value For Money
    • 2.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 4.0Facilities
    • 6.0Staff
    • 4.0Atmosphere
    • 8.0Cleanliness
  • Anonymous
  • Scotland, Male, 31-40
  • Avid Traveller
6.9
2nd May 2015

Lovely hostel- very hipster- nice staff, good internet and good vibe. Well located just off the main shopping street in Sofia. But VERY overpriced for Bulgaria. You are paying almost twice the normal rate. They also need to upgrade some of the facilities and locks and maybe have extra bathrooms. For the price they are charging you should expect a modern boiler so the hot water in the shower doesnt run out after 3 minutes. .

    • 4.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 4.0Facilities
    • 8.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 8.0Cleanliness
  • Anonymous
  • Scotland, Male, 31-40
  • Avid Traveller
7.4
20th Nov 2014

Very good hostel- good dorm sizes, clean, nice staff, good location BUT I stayed in Wombats Berlin too and they both have the same problem- lack of atmosphere and socialising- maybe they need some sort of activities to bring people together in the big bar downstairs. Thankfully I knew some people in Vienna because it would have been very hard to meet people here as a solo traveler.

    • 8.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 8.0Facilities
    • 8.0Staff
    • 4.0Atmosphere
    • 8.0Cleanliness
  • Anonymous
  • Scotland, Male, 31-40
  • Avid Traveller
Cadiz Inn Backpackers, Cadiz, Spain
6.9
19th Sep 2013

Good location, clean. Not very social. They charge an extra 2 euros for sheets which is ridiculous and obviously just another way to push up their earnings. I dont like such underhand additions- its like a Ryanair flight.

    • 6.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 6.0Facilities
    • 8.0Staff
    • 4.0Atmosphere
    • 8.0Cleanliness
  • Anonymous
  • Scotland, Male, 31-40
  • Avid Traveller
Tarifa Melting Pot Hostel, Tarifa, Spain
8.0
16th Sep 2013

Great hostel for the atmosphere, small and personal. Everyone starts drinking in the evening then head to town to continue the night. Close to the beach also.

    • 8.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 8.0Facilities
    • 8.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 8.0Cleanliness
  • Anonymous
  • Scotland, Male, 31-40
  • Avid Traveller
Olga's Place, San Sebastian, Spain
7.7
15th May 2013

No customer comment

    • 8.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 8.0Facilities
    • 8.0Staff
    • 6.0Atmosphere
    • 8.0Cleanliness
  • Anonymous
  • Scotland,
  • Avid Traveller
PLUS Florence, Florence, Italy
8.0
15th Jul 2008

Really nice place, a bit big and inpersonal though. Liked the pool and saunda! Think the nightclub/resturant and bar in the basement acts as a disincentive for people to go out and experience Florence which is what they should be doing! And you dont use cash- you load up money on a card which can take ages when there are other people in front of you.

    • 0.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 0.0Facilities
    • 8.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • Anonymous
  • Scotland,
  • Avid Traveller
The Loft Hostel Budapest, Budapest, Hungary
8.3
15th Mar 2008

Had a great time in the Loft. Really laid back place.

    • 0.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 0.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 8.0Cleanliness
  • Anonymous
  • Scotland,
  • Avid Traveller
Lisbon Lounge Hostel, Lisbon, Portugal
10.0
24th Jan 2008

This hostel sets the standard for all around the world. I first was suspicious because I couldnt believe any hostel could have so many good comments but it really is smazing. really arty decor, good food, nice locations, spotless. I will defintely come back to this wonderful place. Phil, Edinburgh

    • 0.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 0.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 10.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness

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