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The remainder of the amount due will be charged to your credit card ???? Should numbers or room selection change, the per person deposit times the number of people who actually travelled will be deducted from the total accommodation charge levvied by the hostel.

The following group types are not accepted by this hostel: Holiday with Friends, Junior / Primary School, High / Secondary School, College / University, Business Trip, Stag/Hen/Bachelor Party, Sports Group, Cultural Group If you have misrepresented the type of group you are booking for, your booking may be cancelled by the hostel."

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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 Stockholm's 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, Fredrik och Jenna View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 9.2

  • Security 9.4

  • Location 9.9

  • Staff 9.6

  • Atmosphere 9.0

  • Cleanliness 9.2

  • Facilities 8.9

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    18 Sep 2022
    Such a lovely hostel! The location couldn’t be more perfect, located right in the middle of Old Town. The staff is so friendly and helpful. The kitchen and common areas are spacious and clean. I stayed in a female dorm and everyone was so sweet and friendly. Wonderful stay!
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 10.0


    14 Sep 2022
    Very nice hostel in the heart of Stockholm's old Town. Clean, with lockers for belongings and friendly staff.
    Finland, Male, 18-24
  • 10.0


    12 Sep 2022
    Thank you for a fantastic stay!
    Canada, Male, 18-24
  • 10.0


    01 Sep 2022
    I had a wonderful stay at Castanea! It was centralized and close to many restaurants and metro. The staff was very friendly, accommodating and helpful. There were many common areas where you can sit, relax/socialize, eat and/or read a book. The hostel itself is kept clean and maintained. My only recommendation would be to replace the pillows with newer ones. Overall a pleasant stay.
    USA, Mixed Group, 31-40
  • 10.0


    31 Aug 2022
    Took a chance with a 16 bed dorm, everything turned out great. Staff are the nicest people ever. Location is truly as good as it gets, as the hostel is directly in the middle of the old town, but just off the beaten path to be quiet. Really relaxed place, with some great people. Beds were super comfortable, and kitchen was nice too. If I am ever in Stockholm again, I will certainly return here.
    USA, Male, 18-24
  • 9.7


    11 Sep 2022
    Great hostel….clean and good facilities. Staff was very accommodating. Only complaint is the bed is a bit uncomfortable.
    USA, Male, 31-40
  • 9.7


    02 Sep 2022
    Great place in The Old Town of Stockholm. The staff was incredibly friendly and the whole place had a warm atmosphere. The hostel was clean and you are provided with clean sheets (for a small cost) upon arrival. Met many great people while sharing an all-female dorm. Perfect for my 3 nights exporting Stockholm solo!
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 9.1


    09 Sep 2022
    Cannot beat the location, absolutely perfect. Showers and toilets were clean and had no problems finding them free, helpful staff.
    England, Male, 41+
  • 9.1


    06 Sep 2022
    A fantastic location in Gamla Stan, easy access to other parts of Stockholm on foot. Staff on reception helpful and friendly.
    England, Female, 41+
  • 8.9


    05 Sep 2022
    The location is fantastic, facilities are clean. However, the toilets and showers are hot and stinky due to poor air circulation. However, it's worth the stay!
    USA, Couple, 25-30
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  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Book Exchange
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • Common Room
  • Elevator
  • Flexible NRR
  • Follows Covid-19 sanitation guidance
  • Hair Dryers
  • Hot Showers
  • Iron / Ironing Board
  • Linen Not Included
  • Microwave
  • Reading Light
  • Security Lockers
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Internet Access
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Luggage Storage
  • Towels for hire
  • Wi-Fi


  • 2008

    1st, Country Winners Sweden


  • 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!