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Castanea Old Town Hostel

Kindstugatan 1, Old Town , Stockholm, Sweden

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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 guest computers and WIFI, strong in common areas but not in all rooms.

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!
Cecilia, Lotta, Paula, Ludwig, Clara, Ika and Joanna

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Thu 21st June 2018 - Sun 24th June 2018

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 9.0

  • Security 9.2

  • Location 9.9

  • Staff 9.5

  • Atmosphere 9.0

  • Cleanliness 9.4

  • Facilities 9.0


Latest Reviews

  • 9.7

    Superb

    08 Jun 2018
    Stayed from 8th to 10th June 2018 in a 16 beds mixed dorm. Such a clean and lovely place! Location is super near to all the attractions in Gamla stan!
    Singapore, Female, 25-30
  • 9.1

    Superb

    14 Jun 2018
    In midst of Old Town; 15 minute walk from Central Station; good lockers; 2 computers for guest use; helpful staff; comfy beds; refrigerator too small (they need 2 of them)
    Canada, Female, 41+
  • 8.6

    Fabulous

    09 Jun 2018
    Really liked the layout and feel. Staff were very helpful.
    Canada, Female, 31-40
  • 7.4

    Very Good

    13 Jun 2018
    The hostel's location is great and the rooms are fine for a hostel. The toilet/shower situation was limited (4 each for all the guests in the hostel to share). My biggest complaint isn't anything about the hostel but the other traveler's staying there. During my stay there were at least 3 families with very young children running around screaming. It was very bizarre, I've never seen young children staying at a hostel. The hostel also did not have any planned group activities.
    USA, 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
  • Fridge/Freezer
  • Hair Dryers
  • Hot Showers
  • Iron / Ironing Board
  • Linen Not Included
  • Microwave
  • Reading Light
  • Security Lockers
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Towels Not Included
  • Washing Machine
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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Policies

  • Child Friendly
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • No Curfew
  • Non Smoking

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!

Things to Note

Reception is open 9.00-11.00 and 15.00-18.00.
For arrivals before 15.00 or after 18.00 please contact us 1-5 days before arrival to arrange for check-in.
We have a 48hr cancellation policy. Late cancellation and no-show is charged the equivalent of the first nightâs accommodation.
Sheets and towels can be hired (65 SEK/person,one-time fee) or you can bring your own. Please note that either way bed linen must be used. Sleeping bags are not allowed due to hygienic reasons.
Smoking is not permitted.
Pets are not permitted.
Castanea is open 365 days a year and has no curfew. No hostel membership is needed


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