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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 9.3

  • Security 9.6

  • Location 9.9

  • Staff 9.7

  • Atmosphere 9.1

  • Cleanliness 9.2

  • Facilities 9.1

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    13 May 2022
    Centrally Located in a beautiful little square in the Old Town, you have immediate access to the best of this magical district of Stockholm. The Hostel is above a lovely cafe/restaurant in an beautiful old building. The rooms are modern & clean. The bathrooms & kitchen are all you would want. Stay here.
    England, Male, 41+
  • 10.0


    11 May 2022
    It is amazing! The staff and people was amazing
    Mexico, Female, 18-24
  • 10.0


    26 Apr 2022
    The location alone makes this place worth it. I have no idea how they keep a hostel in this location. Nice staff and easy check in process as well.
    Netherlands, Male, 25-30
  • 9.7


    25 Apr 2022
    Amazing Hostel!! 10/10 would recommend staying - especially if you want this to be your first hostel experience. Great atmosphere, very clean and tidy, super helpful staff, and the location... can't be beat. Met some amazing new friends and thank this hostel as being the means of many beautiful memories.
    USA, Male, 18-24
  • 9.4


    16 May 2022
    The location is amazing! I had no problems and staff was also very helpful.
    Finland, Female, 18-24
  • 9.1


    16 May 2022
    Lovely location and great staff! Only down sides are that some of the rooms are right by the common rooms, so there was noice in the evening. Only before 23:00 though, the silent time was respected! Also no chance to recycle in the kitchen:/ Otherwise grest tho would stay again!
    Finland, Female, 18-24
  • 9.1


    09 May 2022
    Adorable hostel in ideal location, had a cozy single room to myself, the staff was so friendly & helpful, would definitely stay again!
    USA, Female, 31-40
  • 8.9


    09 May 2022
    The hostel and staff were great! The common space and kitchen were really wonderful. I was there in off season so there weren't too many people, but still had a great time
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 8.9


    07 May 2022
    Great place to stay in the middle of old town!
    Canada, Male, 25-30
  • 7.4

    Very Good

    14 May 2022
    A little underwhelming. Amazing location, and really helpful staff but that’s it. It’s difficult to meet people, laundry is 15€, you have to pay for sheets, kitchen is small, common area closes at 11pm, and the staff leaves at 6pm. So if you need something after that too bad. If you’re travelling in a group and just want a chill place to stop, this might be nice, but if you’re solo travelling it’s not a hostel I’d recommend.
    Canada, Male, 18-24
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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!