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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.

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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 9.4

  • Security 9.4

  • Location 9.9

  • Staff 9.6

  • Atmosphere 9.0

  • Cleanliness 9.3

  • Facilities 9.1


Latest Reviews

  • 10.0

    Superb

    13 Jun 2022
    Excellent old town location, helpful staff, clean. Not a party hostel, quiet hours from 11pm, mix of ages staying, good facilities
    Ireland, Female, 31-40
  • 10.0

    Superb

    11 Jun 2022
    Great location and friendly staff. Couldn’t recommend it enough.
    USA, Male, 18-24
  • 10.0

    Superb

    10 Jun 2022
    My friend and I booked Castanea Old Town Hostel for a few nights and loved it! In a great place, lots of security measures, excellent staff :)
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 10.0

    Superb

    24 May 2022
    Best hostel I’ve ever stayed at!!!!
    USA, Male, 18-24
  • 10.0

    Superb

    22 May 2022
    Lovely Location in Gamla Stan In the main common room it is easy to meet people. People were solo travellers, students, couples to families - so a likeable mix. Kitchen has everything you need as an "on a budget traveller". Bathrooms were always clean. I would just recommend to NOT go to a supermarket in Gamla Stan. They are tourist supermarkets. I guess in Södermalm it would be a good idea to go to a supermarket and then go two stations by bus or underground back to the hostel.
    Germany, Female, 25-30
  • 9.7

    Superb

    23 May 2022
    The Old Town, despite being rather touristic, is an amazingly central location for exploring the city! The hostel itself has cosy atmosphere and flair of a historical building.
    Finland, Female, 31-40
  • 9.4

    Superb

    06 Jun 2022
    Location was fantastic, rooms and facilities were very clean. Would definitely recommend
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 9.4

    Superb

    24 May 2022
    I loved the atmosphere in this hostel and it is everything I look for. It was a perfect environment for solo travellers and the staff are very friendly with tips and recommendations on bulletin boards throughout. The hostel was very well located from transit, tourist, and living perspectives. The kitchen and common areas are inviting spaces. As a small hostel, it lacks some extra bathroom and larger locker space and note that sheets are excluded. In all I would fully recommend.
    Canada, Female, 25-30
  • 9.1

    Superb

    25 May 2022
    Best hostel to stay in Stockholm! Location is perfect, beds are good, friendly staff and there is a small common area to meet other people :).
    Netherlands, Female, 31-40
  • 8.9

    Fabulous

    26 May 2022
    Great place to stay in the heart of the city. Facilities like bathrooms are very clean and it’s a cosy set up. Would highly recommend.
    Scotland, Male, 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
  • 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
Services
  • Internet Access
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Luggage Storage
  • Towels for hire
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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