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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 9.6

  • Location 9.8

  • Staff 9.6

  • Atmosphere 9.0

  • Cleanliness 9.6

  • Facilities 9.2


Latest Reviews

  • 10.0

    Superb

    12 May 2019
    Lovely stay in a central location! Bed are comfy and staff is very nice. Would recommend!
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 10.0

    Superb

    12 May 2019
    Great people are staying at this hostel! Super chill vibe and all the travelers coming through are the definition of chill. Very cool atmosphere.
    USA, Male, 25-30
  • 10.0

    Superb

    04 May 2019
    Castanea hostel is fab, right in the heart of the old town. Easy to get to other parts of the city, plenty of shops, restaurants/bars nearby. Great staff. Paula was really helpful, showed us around the facilties. We had a 4 bed room, shared toilet and shower facilities, which were immaculate (underfloor heating in the shower areas!!). Great kitchen facilities, with everything you would need if you wanted to cook your meals. The cafe/restaurant in the same building was great for breakfast.
    Scotland, Female, 41+
  • 10.0

    Superb

    30 Apr 2019
    Great location. Excellent shower facilities and staff extremely helpful. Definitely would stay here again.
    Australia, Male, 41+
  • 10.0

    Superb

    23 Apr 2019
    My favorite hostel! Of all time! Started with super hospitable staff, but also won me over with such a cozy social room with books, games, TONS of info on the city, maps, computers available, beautiful homey kitchen- all around best atmosphere. Super affordable prices. Located in Gamla Stan (old town, center of historic Stockholm) but walking distance to Södermalm, Östermalm, etc. Not enough words to gush over this place.
    Canada, Female, 25-30
  • 10.0

    Superb

    20 Apr 2019
    I couldn’t say good enough things about this place or these people. This was my best hostel experience by far. The entire hostel is on the small/medium side which is idea for get to know people. Very clean and very safe.
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 8.9

    Fabulous

    02 May 2019
    Great location, great price, only downer is that the atmosphere is a bit lacking because the common room isn't allowed to be used after 2300. This is because some of the room doors are in the common room - but I would stay here again if in Stockholm.
    Portugal, Female, 25-30
  • 8.6

    Fabulous

    11 May 2019
    Seemed much like a hotel just with bunk beds. It didn’t really have that hostel type atmosphere. Found it funny, for the price you’re paying to stay there that you need to rent sheets. I mean being an accommodation it should just be standard. Staff was incredibly nice. The location is excellent. Would still recommend but I’d probably look elsewhere next time around.
    USA, Male, 31-40
  • 8.3

    Fabulous

    27 Apr 2019
    The towels in the toilettes were a bit dirty. But the rest of the place was very nice. My room was very narrow.
    Argentina, Couple, 31-40
  • 7.7

    Very Good

    07 May 2019
    Pros: Great staff, GREAT area (right in the old town which is amazing; beside metro etc), really cute vintage building perfect for photos and memories, great showers with doors, washer / dryer, kitchen has everything Cons: staff isn’t 24 hours (this is something I need since I’m from Canada and usually arrive VERY late), the price is really high IMO because I’ve paid half the price to stay in more luxurious places, the beds kinda suck and make SO much noise, they also feel and look worn out
    Canada, Female, 18-24
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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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