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Castanea Old Town Hostel

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  • Perfect Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Fantastic Cleanliness
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We love this Hostel!

It gets our thumbs up for consistently high guest reviews.

Hostelworld says

The elegant and modern Castanea Old Town Hostel is centrally located in the Old Town of Stockholm. Voted the best hostel in Sweden in 2007 by Hostelworld users, remains as one of the top rated Hostels in the city. Our guests frequently cite this cosy, quiet and relaxing hostel's 'excellent location' which 'cannot be beaten', as well as their 'fantastic kitchen'. We like that all showers are in the corridors close enough for all guests, as well as the occasional free leftovers in the kitchen for budget visitors to enjoy. Hostelworld reviewers have repeatedly recommended this hostel for all ages travellers, families, groups and couples.

Property Description

Welcome to Castanea Old Town Hostel, one of the most central hostel in Stockholm.

Castanea is a small, personal hostel, located in the middle of the Old Town (Gamla Stan), one of the best preserved medieval city center in the world. We are a modern hostel in a charming building from 1747 with a beautiful horse chestnut tree at the square just outside. A fantastic location in the heart of Stockholm and at the same time our street is quiet and calm. It couldn’t be better.

We would like you to experience a homely and friendly atmosphere and hope you can feel at home away from home.

Stay in dorm or a private room. We have single, twin, 4-bed and 6-bed private rooms and dorm with 4, 6 or 16 beds. All our rooms have big beautiful windows and comfortable beds with reading lights. The rooms are facing a small street, square or the tranquil backyard.

Bring your own bed-linen or rent from us. Sleeping bags are not allowed.
All rooms have shared shower and toilet. Separate showers so you can lock the door.

In our popular guest kitchen you can prepare your own meals. Why not start your day with making breakfast in our kitchen and buy some lovely fresh bread from the bakery just around the corner.

Relax in our common room with maps, books and homemade tips about Stockholm. Our guests come from Sweden and around the world. You will find backpackers, families, couples or just friends looking for a comfortable stay.

Free Wifi.

Yes - we are Eco friendly and are active with saving energy, waste recycling among other things.

When you stay at Castanea you are only 200 meters from the Royal Palace, Stockholm Cathedral, Nobel museum and of course in the middle of a lot of great cafés, restaurants, bars and shopping.

A short walk will take you to the City hall or to the local ferry to Djurgården, Skansen and the Vasamuseum. Just minutes from the boats to Stockholms famous Archipelago. Castanea is also close to Central Station, only one stop with the underground. What can we say – just in the middle of everything!

Welcome to Castanea and Stockholm!
Lotta, Cecilia, Paula, Joanna, Ludwig, Eleonora, Louise and Joel View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 9.2

  • Security 9.5

  • Location 9.9

  • Staff 9.6

  • Atmosphere 8.9

  • Cleanliness 9.5

  • Facilities 9.1


Latest Reviews

  • 10.0

    Superb

    03 Sep 2019
    Everything was Fabulous about this Hostel, the Front desk lady was super kind and friendly with me! I'd definitely stay there again!
    Colombia, Male, 25-30
  • 9.7

    Superb

    12 Sep 2019
    The location is really great, near everything.
    Belgium, All Female Group, 31-40
  • 9.7

    Superb

    12 Sep 2019
    Charming hostel in old town area. Walking distance to museums and all parts of central Stockholm. Old wooden floors were a bit noisy and walls were not soundproof, but overall a great place to stay.
    USA, Female, 41+
  • 9.4

    Superb

    10 Sep 2019
    Beautiful location, nice room, and friendly staff!
    Morocco, Male, 31-40
  • 9.4

    Superb

    04 Sep 2019
    A great hostel to sleep good and quiet. If you only interested in sleeping, this is the place for you. Clean, great showers, nice kichen, quiet after 11, great location, nice stuff. If you want to meet people and socialised, go somewhre else. You are not allowed to hang out inside the hostel after 11pm. So i didnt socialised but i slept great and the receptionist was nice and helpful.
    Israel, Female, 18-24
  • 9.4

    Superb

    29 Aug 2019
    Amazing staff! Makes you feel at home! Good kitchen clean rooms! Would deffinetly stay again! Right in the middle of old town
    Australia, Male, 18-24
  • 9.1

    Superb

    09 Sep 2019
    There's an extra charge for the use of bed sheets, which for me is silly because I think 99.9% of the people don't carry their own.
    USA, Male, 31-40
  • 9.1

    Superb

    30 Aug 2019
    This hostel is centrally located in Gamla Stan, the old city of Stockholm. Quite easy to get to any part of the city from here, with lots of cafes, restaurants and shops around. The hostel is clean and quiet, you get lots of information about restaurants, trips around the city etc. Definitely would stay here again, it is a good bang for the buck compared to overpriced hotels.
    Germany, Male, 25-30
  • 8.6

    Fabulous

    30 Aug 2019
    Had a nice stay here, would recommend to others if you want a relaxing, quiet environment. The only thing I will mention is there is a restaurant/bar down stairs and I was in a room that was right on top so it was quite loud during the evenings. Otherwise the place was very clean, nice sized kitchen with helpful staff :)
    Australia, Female, 25-30
  • 8.0

    Fabulous

    12 Sep 2019
    Small hostal with not amazing showers/toilets and small rooms, but the location, friendly stuff and general facilities were perfectly enough to help us enjoy beautiful Stockholm!
    Spain, Female, 25-30
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Facilities

Free
  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free WiFi
General
  • Book Exchange
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • Common Room
  • Elevator
  • Hair Dryers
  • Hot Showers
  • Linen Not Included
  • Reading Light
  • Security Lockers
  • Self-Catering Facilities
Services
  • Internet Access
  • Luggage Storage
  • Towels for hire
Food & Drink
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
Entertainment
  • Wi-Fi


Awards

  • 2008

    1st, Country Winners Sweden

Nominations

  • 2013

    Worldwide Medium Hostel

  • 2012

    Worldwide Small Hostel

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Castanea Old Town Hostel says

What makes Castanea special is our amazing location in the charming atmosphere of the Old Town. It\'s probably the most popular part of Stockholm. From here it is close to everything. We are in the middle of Old Town and most of the city sights within walking distance. Just minutes from the ferries to Djurgården and the Archipelago.
Our personal recommendation is to stroll in the Old Town and experience the historic atmosphere. Another favorite is Fotografiska also walkable from Castanea, enjoy fantastic exhibitions as well as good food. It is also an excellent photo spot of Stockholm form there. If you are curious of Swedish food visit an indoor food market perfect for this is Östermalmshallen or Hötorgshallen.
If you are a little more adventurous try the very Swedish Ice-hole and cold bathing with sauna in the winter. In the summer take the boat far out in the archipelago for a whole day.
We find that we get a relaxed mix of people staying here who like meeting other guests, from friends, couples and families to backpackers - but we are not a party hostel. We like to make people feel at home and usually you can find somebody cooking in the kitchen chatting to other guests."

As one of Sweden's top rated hostel, we are of course proud of what our guests say about us. Clean, safe, welcoming and a lovely location.

We are looking forward to your stay here!

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